New Zebra Danios

I previously had 5 zebra danios in Steve’s tank but Steve ate the 3 and there’s 2 remaining. The 2 were both males and since danios need to be in schools, they were very aggressive to each other, chasing the other away. This is a common behavior of zebra danios, but the aggression goes away when more fish are added. That’s what I did today. I went to Dondaemoon Aquarium Markets and got 3 danios for the remaining ones in the tank. They were slightly smaller and lighter in color than the ones in the tank. Light color indicates stress for the danios. I hoped they would get better once they reach a proper home instead of a crowded tank they have in the fish market.

When the new danios were plopped into the tank, the old ones came rushing to say hello. The old ones and the new ones were inspecting each other and recognized that they were friends. They are doing fantastically! Now I have a happy school of five zebra danios!

I wish I could take a proper picture of the danios but it is near to impossible because they are so fast! Even with the bare eyes they are hard to observe close up. There’s no way my cellphone cam is going to capture these lovable fish!


Butterfly Placo!

I added a butterfly pleco yesterday and he’s beautiful! I wanted a junevile pleco around the size 8cm so he would be bigger than Steve but the shop I went had only babies barely around 3cm. I half expected him to be eaten by Steve on the way home. However, once he was plopped into the tank, Steve wasn’t interested –  or was rather afraid of the pleco. First he was staring at the pleco with that look he gives to his food . He went closer and closer, the fish spread his back fin as in warning. There was tension going on between the two then nothing really happened.  Steve jerked backwards in terror and went back to his usual endless wall-swimming and the pleco to his bottom sucking. There was peace all day long. The food for pleco is Tetra Placomin which is puny and over priced.. and most of all it pollutes the water-  a lot.