Ahhh, the power of greenWent for a very snowy hike in the mountains yesterday and the Badgerling found a bit of moss growing between two rocks. (for those of you who live in climates with rain, I should explain that moss is kind of a rare treat in these parts) She carried it all the way home and suggested I plant it in Sumatra. All I can say is that it hasn't died yet.
Looking beautiful! It will look like a great forest with the rice stalks so tall. Well done, Mr. Badger! I have to vote the Zipper loaches as a new favorite!Fishies! No DOAs, but one of the bluies had ich-looking spots, so it went in the invert tank until I figure out what to do with it. Hopefully the others aren't infected.
Blue and dwarf rasboras. Can't wait for these little guys to color up. Ten blues and six maculatus.
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A rather shy imbellis betta...
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...and his girlfriend.
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Zipper loaches (Pangio cuneovirgata). These little guys are only about two inches long and won't get much bigger. Cool markings. They're really cute, but I doubt I'll be seeing much of them once they settle in. Mrs. Badger hates them, because she thinks they look like snakes. And they sort of do. But they're cuter.
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The overall look of the tank. Can you see the rice growing? It should fill in and bush out a little bit as it grows.
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I've gotten to calling the shrimplets my "toddlers", as they do look like the little ones running around in the playground and finding all the toys!I know! They're so tiny! They mostly hide out, but once in a while one or two will go zipping around the surface of the tank for a few minutes. They sort of remind me of my kindergarteners.