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I liked the idea of having a space to just babble about my tanks. I do have an Instagram, but I always felt like I need to post glamour shots to that, and not more mundane things. So here it is, a place to talk about how duck weed is taking over my house (seriously I find it on our doorknobs). I guess I'll start off by introducing my favorite fish, and therefore my favorite tank. Pooka is a synodontis eupterus who has an incredibly sweet temperament. She's hand tame, and often follows my hand around while I work on the tank. She's currently in a 40 breeder, and I MAY put her in the 75 eventually, but honestly I'm worried to put her in with my bichirs; Dragon (who I will introduce in another post), once took a bite out of a catfish like it was an apple. She seems to have enough room for now, and really isn't that active - her swimming style is doing calm moseys around the tank between long upside down naps. I once drew her as a Pookamon Pokemon.
Hello friends, My 75 currently houses a blood parrot cichlid (who is the Queen and High Potentate of everything), two male senegal bichirs (a big wild type and a little albino), and a small ctenopoma (bought as an adult and it never grew much bigger; I think it was turned in from a pervious owner at the store). Here's a video to show what kind of room I have going on. The tank is kept at 79-80F, so whatever I add needs to like it toasty. Because of the plant load, nitrates are never over 50, and I think they only get that high because I add Easy Green. Ph is 7.2. I feel like I want to add something that swims midwater. Obviously they have to be big enough to not be a snack - 3in is usually the recommended size to cohabitate with bichirs and ctenopoma. A school of congo tetras is an option. But what would YOU add? I'm open to ideas. I've been agonizing over this for 6 months to a year, lol! Edit: Forgot to mention that cichlids are probably out, since the blood parrot kept starting fights with my blue acara that was previously living in there.