The apistos have gone straight for the little caves I made for them last week. I made one each side of the tank to allow them some territory
Both seem to be starting to get some colour. I know they're young, but they actually have a bit of colour compared to when they were in the bag.
The pygmy's are proving impossible to find, let alone photograph... particularly in amongst the plants, they are so so so tiny!
Lisa, they have the most beautiful emeraldy/blue rings around their eyes
Anyway, I'll let everyone settle in, and I'll aim to post some photos in the next day or 2.
So far it looks like they like their new home!
Nutter - this game [hobby] is teaching me patience. I think more than anything, I'll be rewarded for doing my research and getting an idea about the fish first.
Hopefully the apisto's breed and I can sell some back to the LFS [they weren't cheap!] lol
Yep, being patient & doing your research are the biggest things in this hobby next the the nitrogen cycle. It will probably take a week or so of them settling in before they feel comfortable enough to let you point a camera at them without running away.
Nutter - lol - yeah, at the moment I'm more concerned about letting them settle, and not stressing them any further. None of my fish like getting photos taken (just like their owner )
Here's one photo I took last week after re-scaping, and there's the two side shots in my album
On the left hand side, you'll see the 'red' rock, well there's a cave under that.
On the right hand side, you'll see the anubias on the driftwood, the wood is forked and has an entry with another rock at the back.
The plants allow plenty of space for the smaller fish to swim through, hide, play 'tag' lol etc, as well as giving them some cover.
I have allowed a communal swimming area in the middle (around the hygro), and there is also the upper area of the tank for the tetras and glowlights to exercise.
[edit: btw - the violets look horrible in this shot, they have stood up nicely, growing toward the light now, looks like I've got lots of new photos to come ]
AAAAH You found sparkling gourami! I'm so jealous. The guy near me who was going to order some in for me got croaking instead. Nowhere near as pretty. I am going to chase harder now. I still have a tank set up waiting.
Ok, so these aren't the easiest little guys to photograph yet, but here's a crack at it... enjoy. Sorry, using my camera phone.
1. Shows new plants, standing up much better than before
2. Sparkling Gourami (hard enough to find, let alone photograph :giggle
3. My female Apisto Borellii (and b/n catfish in the background)
4. Female Apisto
5. Male Apisto w/some Glowlights (really had to get him out of his cave)
When I get a better camera, and they get some more colour, I'll share some more
From what I can see, they look really good for young fish. Perhaps setting the camera up on some kind of stand in front of the tank & just leaving it there for a day or two will get them used to it more & then they won't want to run away as much when you try to get a pic. Of course you need a proper camera for that, you can't go leaving your mobile in front of the tank for two days.