So did not go to petsmart (where the girls I linked were) but did pop in my nearby petco.. ugh so hard not to walk out with another male (sadly their females are very lacking..)
Was sad to see two boys still there from Early to mid june, especially this lovely green double tail plakat... been there since 6/17
There was a purple-ish blue and red plakat boy with a lot of spunk, got in my face and flared, wouldn't hold still to get in focus.. generally I don't like blue and reds but I liked him
And then there is this stunning plakat boy who I really wanted to walk out with! omg he's lovely! only 2 shots that he's not a blur in-very active
And yes he's really that green of a body with vibrant yellow fins with shiny blue accents!
So tempted.. must resist..
In other news I need start topping off my tanks more often with the ac and dehumidifier going, even those with lids have a drop in ater level over 2 weeks..might go around with a bucket of fresh water and top everyone off..
Riccia in the husband's tank is going nuts now, will have to trim again already (trimmed last week).
Photos from 8/7 I forgot to put up
Got a bald spot in the riccia mat, need to shove some in there or cover it with 'sand'..
I also ordered replacement inserts for the eheim canisters that run the 12g long and Xerxes' 7g cube. The white filter floss-like foam have been breaking down and I think restricting flow a bit.. I'm also thinking of buying a very long pipe cleaner for the canister tubing and maybe a short flexible one for the intake and outflow pipes.. they're getting pretty nasty.