Thursday, 17 January 2008

Guyanese fish

My new Guyanese fish (Glowlight tetras, Hemigrammus erythrozonas) seem to be adapting to their new home. They are pretty fish, and they look good among the plants. Unfortunately, they aren't terribly active. Not only do they move around less than the Corydoras panda and Corydoras trilineatus, they actually use less of the tank (vertically) than do the pandas.

In their favour, the Glowlights tend to school, and when they move together, it's an impressive sight. That probably means that I need a lot more than six of them - the more there are, the bigger the impact. In addition, of course, they are also likely to be bolder in larger groups. Hopefully, as they get more accustomed to their new homes, the Glowlights will start using more of the water column. One can hope, anyway.

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