Thought I would start a new thread about my second innings in fishkeeping.
I already gave the details about my tank and How I set it up and the planned occupants
its been 2 weeks now, and though it is a bit early to tell, but still will update the thread with new experiences, hoping it will help others in some way, as these are very common fishes bought and kept by LFS .
Finally I kept 6 danios, 1 male plakat betta, kept the temp to remain above 24.. I keep my filters running all the time, except during feeding.
Initially, when I bought them, they were pretty off-colour. The zebs were being kept in a massive group of 40 or more in a 1 cubic feet tank.
the betta in a small jar..
as many people tell, its the betta that chooses you and not the other way round..
I found it to be true.. after watching a few others, I was almost going to buy a halfmoon.. when eventually I picked up another.. and immediately it became superactive..I kept it down..and after a while again went back to it, same thing.. others were pretty nonchalant..
so, no wonder which one i bought.. ;p
next after getting home began the process of acclimatizing.. standard process of floating and adding small amount of aquarium water..
what I personally did though, is gave them a meth blue dip just to be sure..I will make it my personal standard safety procedure..incorporate in the acclimatizing process.
anyway, in they went and were pretty peaceful.