My tank is stocked!
I've been cycling this tank for a month now, and last week it finally cycled.
So yesterday I went to my local fish store. I looked at the Honey Gourami, they all seemed good. No illness, no dead ones i the tank, swimming around active. So then I went to the guppies. First I looked in the plant tanks, because they always have guppy and platy fry in there, and Ive seen this amazing looking guppy for months. He is so bright and looks like a rainbow. I asked if I could have him, and the guy had to check with the owner first because the fish seemed so 'rare' he didnt know if he could sell it. But I ended up getting to have him.
So I looked in the normal guppy tank and they were all sick looking. A few dead ones, slow swimming, weird fungus, so I decided against more guppies from here and went to pick my honey.
I figured I would get a female, since the guppies are male. I looked at them all (They had both sexes from what I could tell) I picked the biggest one, her dorsal is rounded and she seemed a little more female. She was pale, and right when she went in the bag she had a obvious stress stripe.
I took them home, put the bags in my room and went to petsmart. I looked at all the guppy tanks and they seemed perfectly healthy. I picked out 2 males, from different tanks and went home. They floated for an hour, and I poured some tank water into their bags. When I released them almost instantly the honey's stripe went away and she brightened up. They all explored for hours! The guppies ate, but the honey isnt interested yet. Shes a bit shy.
After looking at the tank for hours, the male guppy from my lfs is a lot smaller, and so much brighter, I think he is part endler. There were a couple in the tank he was in. I know he is fully grown too since i've been admiring him for months.
For some reason I cant upload pictures? I know how, but its just showing the code. I tried on another site and it just shows a blank white photo. Maybe its photobucket. Ill update when I can post the pictures :/