Haha, Laki, so should I give my rats a ramshorn snail once a week? That's one way to get rid of the pesky mollusks I guess . . . Hey, would it be too late to introduce a third rat? Probably. The girls have been together since Thanksgiving, just the two of them.
LBF, I envy you having schooling fish who would swarm you. No matter what I do, I've never gotten ones that pay attention to me. My rummynose tetras, my neon tetras, or my congo tetras. Maybe my problem is tetras. My 6 dwarf loaches are great at coming for food though, but they're not really schooling fish.
I sucked Sherm up the siphon. He came out the other end and swirled around the bucket looking kinda dazed. I felt so bad for him. Now he hides in the corner and glares at me when I siphon out his tank. The others peck at it and watch the gravel bounce around inside the siphon tube.