right now its still cycling and i got 2 mickey mouse platies and it just has one hide and 2 plastic plants. i plan on putting lots more fish in the tank, still mickey mouse, but i wanted to put lots and lots of live plants in the back of it. i have a light in the tank i usually leave it on till 8:30 am to 9-11pm. but is that the only care the plants are gonna need, light? they are not going to like pollute the tank or anything? i would like plastic and live plants but more live, because mine like to sleep in them:) *i dont plan on adding any live plants or fish till its done cycling
My clawed frogs are of unknown age. I got them at the pet store when they were both the same size roughly about the size of quarter. I don't have a tape measure but that is the general size. Now I discovered on the net that I should feed them amphibian sticks. Like the kind for turtles or newts.
So I am feeding them the sticks and it increases their size very well. One who I think may be a female is about the size of a half dollar coin and the other one is slightly smaller. So the one large one is getting very plump. So here are my questions.
1) should I keep them in the same tank with the gouramis ( the gouramis were labeled giant gouramis at walmart and they are large and aggressive. They seem to get along well with the frogs the forgs sometimes rest on the gravel under the fish. Now I know the frogs can become fish eaters as adults but they are not currently hunting the gouramis as the gouramis dwarf them.
2) what size tank does a adult clawed and its possible children need?
I have three jeweled cichlids with my oscars in a 180 gal tank and I was noticing that one of my jeweled cichlids looks different then the other ones! 2 of my cichlids have black bodies and turquise jeweled spots on their body. But the other one is more of a silver color and has jeweled spots on his gills only, and this morning i watched my oscar try to pick on the different on and he instantly showed black stipes all the way down his body. Has anyone ever seen this before or know if this is maybe a different type of jeweled cichlid?