Low-res video update after a prune. I renewed the catappa leaves and alder cones so there are some more tannins in the water now. I also put some stargrass cuttings on the left-hand side so that should balance the colour a bit and fill in the last bald patch of soil.
My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
Quick update on this. I came home on Friday to notice that one of my female cherry barbs looked absolutely dreadful. I hadn't noticed it the previous day at all. Some of the classic symptoms of dropsy - looking like a pinecone, clamped fins, sluggish swimming etc. but also some nasty looking blood spots over the body. Not good at all.
I caught the fish easily, which goes to show how sick she was as this tank is large, deep, and heavily planted. I really shouldn't have been able to. On this basis I took the decision to euthanise the fish.
I then did a 50% water change on the tank, and I'll do another tonight and monitor the other fish carefully. Fingers crossed it's just an isolated case.
Sorry to hear about the barb, good luck and I hope it was just the one fish.
In other news, congratulations. How cool is that! I hope some of those eggs hatch!
When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen. I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up. I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.