In other news, I got a new fishy boi. He was shy in the shop and had obviously been tail-biting, but he’s perked right up and his tail should grow back.

… Also apparently I really need to clean the outside of his tank glass.

Other purchases:

  • Two ramshorn snails for purple boy’s tank. Our water is hella soft so I have some trouble keeping snails (and shrimp) alive—not to mention the betta eat the eggs and the babies—but I’m treating it more aggressively so we’ll see how we go.
  • Two otos. I’ve had one lone oto in the Big Tank since I first stocked it, because that’s all my LFS has ever had. Finally they had two more. I’m… not sure one made it, except it fell into the depths of the foliage before I could double-check, and I haven’t been able to find the body since. Oops. Oh well. Enjoy your free meal, other fish!
  • Four harlequin rasboras. This is to restock the school in the Big Tank, which has had a few losses. I forgot how tiny the just-bought babies are compared to the ones that are a few years old, but they’ve integrated fine with the group, so… yay.
  • Some hairgrass and some HC cuba. This is just to experiment with seeing what grows; the hairgrass has gone into Purple Boy’s tank, while the cuba is in the Blue Boy nano in my office. I don’t really expect the cuba to survive, but… we’ll see.

Next I need to restock my fert supply. Oof. Right in the wallet…

Kids, never let anyone convince you fish are cheap/easy pets!