Troheus are a very curious fish. They always seem interested in what's going on outside their tank. And since I have always used an auto feeder, it can't be that they just want another handout. Or maybe they know that I am the ultimate source of their food. More like puppies than fish.
The plant order wasn't shipped yesterday so I'll have to wait until next weekend to do my gardening:
- Anubias barteri var. 'nana' (12) (frozen, DOA)
- Anubias kwango minima (1) (frozen, DOA)
- Bolbitis heudelotii (9) (not shipped)
- Microsorium pteropus (12) - Java fern Each was one leaf with 1/4" of rhyzome)
- Fontinalis antipyretica (willow moss) (was alive, but not permited to grow much beyond net)
- Taxiphyllum alterans (Taiwan moss) (frozen, DOA)
- Taxiphyllum incendia stipes (flame moss) (frozen, DOA)
- Sagittaria subulata (dwarf) (frozen, DOA)
- Ceratopteris pteroides (temporary floating nutrient sponge) - water sprite (vendor shipped the regular water sprite)
- Hydrocotyle verticillata (TFNS & likely tropheus' 1st choice for the salad entree) - pennywort (frozen, DOA)
- Ceratophyllum demersum (TFNS) - hornwort Along with the willow moss, the only plant to arrive intact)
The moss will be attached to three different rock walls. I don't know which of these will survive, if any, so I'm hedging my bets. None survived the grazing tropheus.)
The sagittaria will be planted where the current isn't too strong and will be allowed to spread at will across the substrate. It is supposed to be tropheus resistant. (Dead is dead.)
The three last floating plants are just to add biomass until the epiphytes are established.