Indonesian Tank (40L)
6 Harlequin Rasboras
3 Khuli Loaches
2 Horned Nerite Snails
I adore these cute kuhli loaches, they are adorable. They do spend most of the day hiding, but I enjoy seeing them snaking around at bedtime... here's a picture of my biggest one I think its a girl.
And I also had to include this adorable photo of Vadar sleeping in his 'new' leaf nest, I find this really amusing.
Some new fishes arrived today to be added to the Betta tank, all came in really good health and travelled well.
I added 3 of these amazing Kuhli Loaches, I've never kept this species before but already I'm smitten, these guys are so amazingly cute... tiny, but cute. I'm not convinced we'll see much of them with the dense planting, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. A lot of betta breeders have told me really good things about these guys and apparently even the more aggressive boys can cohabit with them, so I'm sure they'll do great in our tank.
I was a little more nervous about these guys, but I also added a shoal of 6 harlequin Rasboras (I'm prepared to have to grab these out if needed). These are so fun and busy little fish. I'm not entirely sure why I've never kept these before either. They shoal amazingly and so far Vader has been perfectly accepting of them.
I also added a pair of horned nerite snails to try and help with a little of that algae that's starting to bloom on the glass. I adore little snails, there's nothing cuter than seeing their little antenna waving about in the water.
Below is an overview of the tank now - you can see Vader and the harlequin shoal but the kuhli's are no where in sight lol.
This tank is now 6 weeks old, it's matured nicely, we added some carbon to the filter as Lizzie didn't like the blackwater effect :( and it now has crystal clear water. I'll have to set up another nano blackwater for myself at some point. One thing we have had to alter tho is the plants. Vader uprooted most of the Anubis and quite a bit of the other plant matter we put in and gathered it around the exposed wood piece, creating his own nesting site and sleeping spot. So to create more cover we've added lots of new bunched plants - I don't however know what species they are.
And here is the man himself, enjoying his new luxurious home, I'm hoping we'll be able to add some more residents to this tank shortly.