set up on 03/06/07
SUBSTRATE:fluorite, onyx gravel, onyx sand.
FERTILIZATION: 2 X 2L DIY (sugar, gelatine water mix reacting with yeast), Flourish Excel 1 mL/day , 3 ml/wk Flourish Complete
LIGHTING: DIY hood, 2 55/65W 10000K compacts, 196W capacity
30% water change once a week
be patient and flexible (in all things),
11 Cardinal tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi), 2 Chinese Algae eaters (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) 1 Siamese Flying Fox (Crossocheilus siamensis) 1 Flagfish (Jordanella floridae), various pond snails
Alternanthera reinecki, Heteranthera zosterfolia, Rotala indica, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Glossostigma elatinoides, Echinodorus amazonicus, Cabomba carolinia
"We become what we think about all day long." -R.W. Emerson
I love life and nature. Plants and animals are good for my state of mind. Thus, an aquarist am I.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.