I was finally able to locate a LFS that carried the Congo Tetras, and since these are the hardest to locate of the two that I wanted, I snagged those first. The German Blue Rams are far easier to find, so I will get those in two weeks.
The Congos are now in a medicated (parasite & fungus guard) QT (quarantine tank) sitting on my desk so that I can keep a close eye on them. They are very shy at the moment, but were little piggies at breakfast. Normally new fish don’t eat right away, so I was very happy to see them snarf up the food that I gave them. I forgot to take the frozen cubed Bloodworms out of the freezer last night, so they’ll have to get that treat tomorrow.
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Has it been two weeks already? Yes, it has! It’s time to add another set of fish to my 30 gallon tank. Only problem is that I’ve changed my mind (I’m allowed haha) on the type that I want. I’ve got my eye on both Congo Tetra (there would be 6) and the German Blue Ram (there would be 2 or 3). I’m getting both, just not at the same time. In two weeks I will get the next set of fish.
Here are the ones I want, but can’t make up my mind which to get first.
German Blue Ram
Decided to take a few photographs of my Serpae Tetras and Panda Garra. Halfway through taking the shots, the tank lights went out. Doh! I have the light on a timer so that the fish are use to having a regular schedule. I did manage to get a halfway decent shot of one of the Panda Garras…. they are so adorable! I think they are my favorites thus far.
Tank is finally cycled, finished up with a few more decorations and added the Malaysian driftwood. 10 Serpae Tetra, 3 Panda Garra and 2 Marimo. Decided to do the Neons last as they are the ones that will stress the most during the ride home. Plus I’m going to get them from a place a bit closer to home so that the drive isn’t as long.
PetSmart has the cleanest and nicest tanks that I’ve seen thus far. Plus I like the stickers with the fish info on them, which let you know if they’re community fish, semi aggressive, minimum tank size, foods they eat etc. etc. etc. Most of the non-chain/privately owned LFS that I’ve gone to have tanks that are borderline nasty, and the fish do not look healthy at all. Stickers have no information about the fish either, so I’ve added a saved link on my cell phone to The Aquarium Wiki for quick references.
Had to go 20 minutes out for the Panda Garra due to no one close having them (much less heard of them). They’re SO adorable, too!! A bit on the spastic side, but they’re still cute as hell. You can’t really see them as they’re small, but they should grow to roughly 4 inches or so. Trying to get a picture of them is going to be painful I think!
More fish coming soon! Click on images for larger view.