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We found Squishy! and Anchovy joins the crew...

We had some fun with the aquarium the last couple of days. Yesterday, I was home from work and had Henry to myself for part of the day. One of the things we did was get some new plants for the aquarium. We tried VI Pets but they didn't seem real big on plants so we ended up going to Petsmart. We got some Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) and something else who's name I have to go back and look for again. They're both supposed to be low light plants. We've got just a generic incandescent light in the hood so they're mostly relying on the ambient light. Hopefully, they can hack it. Although, we've seen the shrimp attacking the remaining Red Ludwigia.

Today, we finally got the African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus). We went to VI Pets because they seem to have smaller/younger fish than the other places we've checked. Hopefully, this guy will be able to adapt to his new environment and not get harrassed too much. We'll see, I've read that sometimes tankmates will eat the food before they get to it. I'll have to have Melissa watch the first few times she feeds them to see what happens. I'm not sure where the name came from but we named him Anchovy. He joins a male Betta named Otter, and some ghost shrimp named The Stooges.

We actually have six, we think, ghost shrimp. Three of the four originals survive and they were joined today by a couple more that appear to be juveniles based on their size. The fun part was, Squishy, was seen for the first time in a week or two. We're pretty sure that one of the three originals is a female and Squishy is the only offspring to survive to noticeable "shrimphood".

Hopefully, they'll all get allong.


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