We ended up not being able to go to the LFS because an ice storm was on the way and we had to stock up on food. The next day a WICKED ice storm hit and took out all sorts of trees, coating two inches of ice over nearly three feet of snow. The power went out after an ice storm for two days taking the internet with it for a while too, but now everything it back to calm.
I think we'll be going to the LFS today, and here is what I'm thinking.
I'll move the endler (Valentine) from Luc's ten gallon to Caspar's five and get him two or three male friends. Then I'll get five or six ottos if they look good to take care of the massive amount of diatoms I can't fight back. For Sam's tank all that it needs is one or two nerite snails as the diatoms aren't so big there.
The (very tentative) stocking list for each tank would look like:
Sam's Ten gallon:
Eleven assorted dwarf corydoras
Ten Exclamation Point Rasboras
Luc's Ten Gallon
Seven bronze/salt&pepper corydoras
Caspar's Five Gallon
Three male endlers
One nerite snail
None of this is set in stone. I always go to the LFS and come back with a totally different version of what I said I'd get, lol. I'm on the fence about what to do with Nicholas, the sole guppy. He's bored and lonely. I wouldn't might getting him some mates but I'm just not sure because my ten gallon is overstocked stocked as it is. I have the 3.5 gallon cruddy setup, but it'd need a filter and a heater and my parents do not want anymore tanks...
Anyway, I did water changes/ cleaned the tanks today. I added a bit of crushed coral to the edges of all three tanks and have been trying to aquascape, but it's harder than it looks, haha. I want to get some small, flat stones like what is in riverbeds from the LFS if they have any.
did you ever go and get more fish yourself?
haven't you had otos before? Were they good or bad?