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Thread: A new start: Ripley
06-29-2013, 05:55 PM #1
A new start: Ripley
After my work buddy, Mooch, died a few weeks ago, I decided to to redo the tank. Out went the plastic/silk plants and the resin rock ornament, and in went quartz & live plants (Anacharis, Java fern and duckweed). I moved the filter media to a Tetra Whisper and kept the cycle going.
Today, Ripley moved in! I had been thinking of getting a dragon scale, but the ones in stock didn't speak to me, and here was this guy, all lively. His main points, aside from perkiness, are:
- He doesn't look anything like Mooch.
- He's a light color, so I can find him in all the greenery.
Out of curiosity, I tested his store-cup water with a dipstick: nitrates 80, nitrites 5, ammonia 3. He was basically living in an outhouse.
After a nice slow acclimation, he's really chugging along exploring his new digs. Mooch had such ornate, draggy fins, it's surprising to see how sleek and fast the little veiltail is.
06-29-2013, 06:40 PM #2
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06-30-2013, 01:22 AM #3
Very pretty little guy ^^
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