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I've just scrolled down to admire your fish - they're lovely - and shining with health.

I love the neons and black neons, and the little shoal of corydoras is a delight. (Who doesn't love a cory with their whiskery little faces and their suits armour?)

What's that very pretty little blue fish in the second last photo.

Coincidentally I offered one to a one-eyed bubble-eye goldfish just last week, but it was refused. Apparently having one eye doesn't affect the fish at all (hmmmmm) and someone will buy it. I hope so, but I'm afraid I wasn't prepared to pay £7.99 for a fish that a kept swimming into the heater as it tried to keep up with the others. Not when it would have meant some re-jigging of suitable temporary containers at home for a few days until I could get hold of a tank to put it in.
 
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I've just scrolled down to admire your fish - they're lovely - and shining with health.

I love the neons and black neons, and the little shoal of corydoras is a delight. (Who doesn't love a cory with their whiskery little faces and their suits armour?)

What's that very pretty little blue fish in the second last photo.

Coincidentally I offered one to a one-eyed bubble-eye goldfish just last week, but it was refused. Apparently having one eye doesn't affect the fish at all (hmmmmm) and someone will buy it. I hope so, but I'm afraid I wasn't prepared to pay £7.99 for a fish that a kept swimming into the heater as it tried to keep up with the others. Not when it would have meant some re-jigging of suitable temporary containers at home for a few days until I could get hold of a tank to put it in.
That little blueish fish is a sparkling gourami. A small nano fish, about the size of a neon tetra. Fun little fish. A touch delicate to water quality, air breathers, and a tiny bit of an attitude.
The blue is iridescence which doesnt always show. Their eyes are reflective like that too with blue


I have 3. A male and 2 females. Theyre kinda skulky and like places to explore and hide.
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That little blueish fish is a sparkling gourami. A small nano fish, about the size of a neon tetra. Fun little fish. A touch delicate to water quality, air breathers, and a tiny bit of an attitude.
The blue is iridescence which doesnt always show. Their eyes are reflective like that too with blue


I have 3. A male and 2 females. Theyre kinda skulky and like places to explore and hide.
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Absolutely beautiful - I've never seen anything quite like them.
 

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These are all lovely, too.

I'm after a shrimp or two myself at the moment, but haven't seen anything quite like your striped ones.

Keeping so many aquaria in such superb condition must be a full time job for you.
 
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These are all lovely, too.

I'm after a shrimp or two myself at the moment, but haven't seen anything quite like your striped ones.

Keeping so many aquaria in such superb condition must be a full time job for you.
Bamboo shrimp, they get fairly large (4 inches), and require some specialized care. If you got a set up that allows some current, can culture some green water and can feed fine powdered foods, you may be good to go. Min tank size needed is 20 gallons as they are fairly big. They sit in the current and catch tiny particles of food in their fans. I keep branches directly under my filter current for them. At night they come out and i feed them. I culture green water for them and offer fine powdered foods.

But theyre pretty neat.


Im always fussing over something about the tanks. Some are more of a challenge i tend to lose at (the livebearer tank, thanks to the apple snails... they eat every plant so can only use fake ones, but those take up space compared to real plants so i hate it... lol)
 

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Oh, and the sparkling gourami, a video

It's so delicate! Thanks for sharing that.

Those bamboo strip are a little large for my requirements - I've never seen them in the UK anyway, so they'd probably be hard to source.
 
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Added more strawberry plants and moved them to my filter baffle.
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Moved my dandelions. Added raspberry as well, but i can take this out. Couldnt find anything online about using it or not using it in a fish tank.
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Trimmed up a bit of my sword plant. This thing is massive. Thats one leaf cut off the plant.
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