Great job G
Since a couple of weeks I have 3.3 Nomoramphus liemi, a half beak fish from the
fast waters of Sulawesi.
Males are evidently smaller and like to swim just behind and below the females:
This species loves to 'hang' in the flow, near cover and just below the water
Pogomeston helferi, emers:
More emers grow:
Begonia schultzei hanging:
Two weeks later:
The area around the waterfall on the left handside grows nicely:
Since last November I have been on a kind of forum leave. Probably posted to much and needed some rehab Nevertheless, apologies and all that and an update!
The tank is doing fine. Technically all works as planned, although I had some moisture problems in the room in the cold months. Have better ventilation installed now. The idea of getting some rain drops with the Gardena system didn't work out. No problem though, as I mist by hand.
The Mannophrynes are thriving, as do the Hyloxalus azureiventris. Unfortunately the group of Hyperolius withered completely. I have no plans for other tree- or reed frogs.
The Nomorhamphus liemi are grown up now. I have to suspect the ladies though of taking the smaller fish for a costly snack... Not much of the smaller fish are left. Therefor I introduced a larger group fish: twelve Rasbora kalochroma, now about 5 cm (2" for the metrically impaired) and growing to about 10 cm / 4"max. They love the fast flowing stream!
A few young Rhinogobius sp. crawl over the floor - apparently there are enough hiding places to grow up.
Today I removed a lot of leafs and litter and cleaned the windows. Making photographs wasn't particularly easy with all the reflections, but I hope the pictures give you an idea how things do at the moment!
Some wide shots of the entire tank:
Some images of the interior:
The newly introduced Rasbora kalochroma - very fast and there for hard to capture:
Een jonge Rhinogobius:
In case you missed the frogs: they have some sort of automatic 'camera detection system'. The only one I could get in front of the lens is this young trinitatis male, making lots of noise. And when they sing, they turn all black. Kind of Johnny Cash...
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