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.
Decided to remove the standard Eheim bio mech in the bottom two trays of my Eheim Pro 4+ 600 external filter and I am now using Biohome ultimate in the very bottom tray with some Biohome Ultimate Mini in with it, and then a tray of the Biohome Mini Ultimate with some Fluval Bio ceramic rings followed by the standard Eheim top media’s and sponges, I added in some filter media balls and some Fluval Cycle to help get the new media established. I also added in some of the Bio home Ultimate Mini to my L129’s Fluval 406 Filter, here are some pics.
Was up at Sun Aquatics in Stirling today to get some Fluval Cycle and came back with this amazing pair of betta’s. A great shop and well worth going to if you haven’t done so already, the owners are very helpful and have been in the business a long time and really know their stuff. Here is some pics.
Today I received 6 various size and sex L129’s. These arrived safe as always from Orwell Aquatics (Link to their website in my links section) One of which is a large female so fingers crossed these will all stir up my current group a little. This now takes my group to 13 fish the same as my L046 Zebras 🙂 For those of you looking to order fish online like I do please consider using Orwell Aquatics as the quality of fish and their customer service is superb and second to none. Here are some pics.