Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kribensis Babies! (Continued)

Only one fry has survived from my Kribs' first batch of babies.  The sole survivor is very healthy, constantly active by foraging for food in the algae growing over rocks and the glass, and I love watching the parents protect him.  The Kribensis certainly are fierce in guarding their young from other fish.

Here are photos from days 15 to 24.
 Day 15

 Day 17

 Day 22

Day 24

You can see the fry developing in days 1 through 12 here http://aquascapingart.blogspot.com/2011/07/kribensis-babies.html

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I added some new bulbs to the Oceania tank.  I tossed in a few aponogeton bulbs, an onion bulb, and a water lily bulb that came in a Top Fin "Betta Bulb" pack from Petsmart for about $3.00.  Here the onion bulb (wedged between some driftwood to discourage it from floating) seems to have extended it's sprout a little bit.  I also added fertilizer for the first time yesterday, one cap-full of Seachem Flourish, and increased the lighting by turning on another 15 Watt CFL.