I set up an inkbird ITC-306 thermostat to prevent heater lock and tank wipeout. I have also put a second heater in the tank, this should stop any heater fail of lock on or the tank getting cold if one heater stops working. It’s good to have a little over protection. Sorry for the pic quality from my iPhone 7.
Some sad news two of the five wild caught L134’s I got passed away due to hollow belly 🙁 I wormed the tank and over fed and filtered for a week and the remaining three seem ok now.
Today I got three more from Orwell Aquatics (Link in my link section), here are some pics. The current group is at six fish now.
Seeing as I have gave up the L129’s I’ve went back to the L134 Leopard Frog Pleco’s. I managed to get five wild caught ones today from G.M.Aquatics and Marcin was kind enough to deliver them to my house. Here are some pics of what we believe are 3x females and 2x males. Not great pics due to iPhone sorry.
Was up at Fishkeeper Stirling and spotted this little guy with the help of John who works there, liked the fin markings so decided he would be Zebra pleco number 14 in my tank.
They seem to be growing up nicely 🙂 I managed to catch this one on the front glass of the tank so took a quick pic, then another on the spawning mop, and on dads cave.
I received a nice little care package in the post from my friend Irina who lives in Germany, she makes many hand made caves for plecos, shrimps and other items too, let me know if you want her contact details to get anything 🙂 a little pic of what came. Thank you Irina.
Just a little update on my L129 fry, managed a half decent pic today, so here it is, hope you enjoy it, not often I can get a pic of them as the dad likes to keep them hidden still.
And I spotted one of the Corydoras Metae fry out and about in the tank too.
The dad is hiding and guarding his young a little too well, managed to almost get a pic of the youngsters, if you look close on this picture you can see a few of the young ones to the back right of the cave, hoping to get some better pics soon.
Here also is a bad pic of a Corydoras Metae fry which is also in the same tank.
I decided to try the Hypan D caves again especially with my L129’s as I feel the camo ones I currently have may be too small for them to spawn in. I ordered ten of the small size and two of the mini ones. Fingers crossed this may help as I’ve a female struggling to get in with the male. These are available from Orwell Aquatics (Link to their website in my links section), some pics.