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I picked up some giant hairgrass today at petsmart. I missed having it lol it was in the original 20g setup but didn't survive the move to this tank. So trying again!

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I'm alive, I know it's been some time. Just been busy as I got called back to work, but errr... things hit the fan after some time and amidst some harassment issues I walked out and have been trying to get myself back in order.

Tanks doing alright, cories in it have spawned again and again and this time having some luck with the fry. I've been able to 100% identify who has been spawning: the brochis splendens! Can't mistake the giant dorsal fin in the fry, it's unique to brochis cories.

Not a ton for updates on the fish though. Lost most of my ember tetras, but they're getting old, so that's expected. The others doing well.

I added a third bristlenose pleco, a male, that was unplanned. A local lady was down on her luck and due to health issues could no longer care for her tank and needed to find homes for her fish. I offered, whether it remains permanent or if she ever wants them back. I named him Lorgie Georgie... he's a big boy.

Also added a Bunocephalus minerim, a super small species of banjo catfish. Rarely see her, but she's awesome. Can only really see her at night using phone flashlight lol

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Love the pics! What is the cory? After the BN & before the tank shot? Very different!
That's a baby brochis splendens! Baby of the bright green ones. They lose the spectacular dorsal fin as they age 😭
 

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Caught this pic today with the cories all lined up playing in the current
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also, my banjo came out during the day today, ain't that weird. Isn't he/she a looker.
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Also, the banjo is very small. Very small species lol
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Adult brochis
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The child brochis
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I adjusted the top emergent stuff, to allow for more light in the middle. Working on making a marginal bank with roots.

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Also added a group of hyphessobrycon elachys, though 2 did not survive the shipping process, I still have 8. They're a bit nipped but that happens. I expect good healing for them though. They're a bit shy so hard to get really clear photos of them.

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Some shots of the other tetras
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The brochis juveniles were big enough to avoid predation so were moved into the adult tank.
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An adult with baby
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And then some photos of a couple eques
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I ended up regretting not getting a larger group of the hyphessobrycon elachys. They stay so small and naturally gather in huge shoals... I ended up ordering the rest of the stock the store had. So, now there's a group of 22 total! And they are sassy little things. Not able to get close photos of them though, they dart away when they see me come close. But they're quite nice to watch as they chase each other around

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and bonus pics
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Ended up removing the sword to another tank, it was getting pretty tattered as well.
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Bit of a natural mess but I like it
 
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