Thanks lil, she is younger (hard to describe how big... Far from full grown, though) so I'll hope for the best but I'm also at home all the time during the summer so if I'm lucky I'll walk in before she gets too many. I've been stuffing her full of NLS today, tomorrow morning it's going to be brine shrimp... I know I sound bad, over feeding and all, but with high quality food there isn't actually a huge risk and I would rather she be a little full and have surviving babies anyways. Plus she just went for four or five days without any food.
So, today I started a massive clean on the ricefish tank that involved me giving up on directly applying H2O2 so I just dumped a good portion of a bottle in, after I removed the fish of course. The bubbles were awesome! Die BGA, die! I'm actually so fed up with it, it's like the herpes of the algaes (ok, technically it's a bacteria)... Never goes away. I'm at the point that I took out all the plants so I can just hit the tank with whatever I want, I'm actually getting close to using antibiotics which if anyone knows me is usually a huge no-no.
I also got some fish rearranged, I really need to get these ten gallons divided... Right now I'm just waiting for my friend to give me an answer on whether or not he wants the crayfish, then I'll go ahead with the plan. If all goes well I'll have everyone out of jars by the end of summer.
In other news, I'm seriously considering selling my ricefish group. They are beautiful fish, but I feel like someone with a nice planted tank (with compatible inhabitants, unlike my tanks) would appreciate them more and it would free up a ten gallon for a splendens spawn or something.
Here's a couple bad pictures of my new male from CJ, this guy might even get a name... Lol. I realized once I got home how similar he looks to my favorite splendens of all time, a multi male bred by Oldfishlady. I'm excited to watch him grow up... He's only seven weeks old!
As you can see we started flare training today, I want to keep him and his fins in good shape. You may notice that he already reaches 180 (7 weeks!!!).
And here's that fish from OFL, for comparison. Hopefully he'll look even more like it as he grows, he will probably/hopefully develop more of a white band on the dorsal and caudal which will help...