Fish Tank: October 2003 Archives

On the eve of my boss' wife having a baby, it seems that my two black angels are going to be parents!! I'm so excited for them.

I noticed one of the angels chasing the siamensis, which *never* happens, so that made me wonder what they were up to. Then I saw them - a val leaf covered in little yellow eggs. This has to be one of the coolest things in the world. ;)

It's the two black ones that are the parents. I distinguish them from lines of white markings on them - one has a white line running along the top of the tail fin, and the other a white line running down the bottom of the anal fin. For this reason I've never really thought of anything better to call them than "Top" and "Bottom". It seems that Top is the female and Bottom is the male. Top is having some trouble it seems trying to lay the eggs on the piece of val she's chosen. I've seen a few eggs float away as she's missed altogether. But there are a stack of eggs on the leaf. I just hope the val holds out for the time needed, it's rather an old leaf and could float away at any point.

/me is very excited :)

Since I got my big tank, up until about three weeks ago, I've been doing ~15%water changes pretty much every week.

Since I got my small tank in May, I've changed the water once (in July).

I tested pH and Nitrates today. ~6.5 each for pH and ~10mg/L each for Nitrate.

ok so the small tank only has 7 neon tetras and two corys, but still, it's pretty cool that the levels are the same for both tanks. I've dropped back to once every two weeks on the big tank, and will probably do the small tank just as sporadically unless I get some more fish. At the moment the small tank is a jungle of plants, which I guess are using up all the nitrates.

Silly stuff.

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