So we ended up getting nerite snails due to the fact that they will only reproduce in brackish water (we have freshwater tank). Long story short we ended up getting ich last week and have turned up the heat and added salt. I added 1 tbsp aquarium salt per 5 gallons. I know relatively nothing...
My blood parrot has started doing this in the last few days. They are very young (body about the size of a ping pong ball) so I don’t think it’s mating behavior... but what do you think? Any opinions? Does this mean they’re happy?
Final list of tank mates include: 5 angelfish, 2 blood parrots, 20 corydoras (scleromystax, pepper, and julii), 6 otocinclus, 6 nerite snails, 3 mystery snails, one (accidental) Malaysian trumpet snail (hopefully just one) :X
We got them all very small. The hope is if they grow up together they will be less aggressive. All of them are about the same size; slightly larger than a half dollar. If there are any issues I plan on starting another tank with just them and maybe some snails. MTS is real :fish...
We’re on the downhill slope for our cycle. Ammonia and nitrites falling steadily. Started getting quite a bit of algae within the last few days. Got these babies tonight to start cleaning up! Pictured are otocinclus and nerite snails
I’m super convinced they are definitely playing. Like a little kid on a water slide going, “again, again, again”. At first I thought they were freaked out by it... but now that I’ve seen them do it hours and hours and keep coming back for more I’m really convinced they truly love it. Soooo adorable