The mama pindu from the previous blog post released her fry today! They are SO CUTE. Dr. Coleman had his timing down pat and collected the fry before she released them into the tank with their voracious relatives.
Today we had another awesome episode on Selective Breeding with Joep van Esch! We covered a great variety of topics. Thanks to everyone that joined us! You lovely viewers are what make these livestreams happen! Also make sure to check out Joep's YouTube Channel too!
Turned my 20 gallon long into a Planted Tank! Planted Tank Series Part 1: Unboxing Plants and Equipment from Aquarium Co-Op
Thanks everyone that attended my livestream on Sunday. I have been having a difficult time in the fish room lately and the stream really cheered me up. It seems like a lot of fish keepers are running into troubles with their fish lately, but the important part is to keep moving. This hobby is not easy! You need grit and resilience to continue work through the inevitable problems that may come up!
To continue with the healing process, I decided to edit some video footage from happier times. I actually converted my 20 gallon long tank into a planted tank wayyy back during Spring Break! I really love how this tank turned out and it is a joy to have as a focal point in my fish room.
I have had planted tanks in the past, but I decided that I really wanted to step this one up with a new light and try some plants that aren't normally offered in local fish club auctions. Luckily, Aquarium Co-Op has awesome deals that do just that! When you order an Aquarium Co-Op Plant Package, you don't know what you are going to get - they hand pick their best looking plants and try to create a nice selection that will look great in your tank. I got the 29 gallon/20 Long Planted Aquarium Starter Package because I obviously needed a light as well. I was extremely pleased with all of the plants and equipment that came with the package!
Total list of what I got in the 29 gallon/20 Long Planted Aquarium Starer Package
Overall I was super excited with what I got in the package! I really appreciated all the little surprises when I was unboxing the plants! The quality, health, and selection of the plants was fantastic and I had a ton of fun playing with them while aquascaping the tank. I also love the light and all of the additional pieces of equipment that came in the package to support the health of my tank. Stay tuned for Part 2: Hardscape and Planting!
Forgive my voice for sounding like I've been chain smoking for 40 years lol - feeling quite sick >.< Hope you enjoy! I also love hearing about new foods to try with my fish, so let me know!
Overview of the live and frozen food I feed my fish.
Going over all the medications that I keep on hand. Better to be prepared!
Disgusting worms!!! >.<
An entire video devoted to my little red eye red belly puffer fish! Love this little dude.
Snails need more love! They do so much work in the fish room - not only do they clean algae, but they also eat left over food in your fry tanks.
My poor itchy beardy needed some help shedding! His new coat looks beautiful and yellow :)