Thanks , Yes I decided to go with blue spotted I wont crowd anything and just assumed that Orange spotteds which I have never actually seen stayed as small .
What I ordered to make the rim should arrive by Mon/Tue and than will get a pair .
I cool them off every year by accident because Miami does get a week or more of winter nights that can hit high 40s . This year we had cold nights of think high 40s scattered for several days .
The room I keep them in has no heat (only ac) and for about a week the temps hit 60s and than boom temps back to 80s during day /70s at night and 2 days ago I found eggs which are now in the lower 20 gallon tank . IMO they eat them , perhaps only male eats them .
I acquired them by accident years ago as the tank was only to sort out driftwood (some contain leeches or crays ) and realized I had 3 which came in 2 large pieces of driftwood .
Since than I kept them (2 began to squabble ) released one in pond I caught them.
Kept 2 which are a pair but I'll get good pics of them not my blurry cell phone and post them. They are easy but temps in that room do hit high 0f 76 during day , 72 every night other than cold spells which get eggs right after.
I do 2 gallon water change by siphoning bare bottom every other day . They LOVE to hide in driftwood holes but I find the eggs on floating plant roots which grow thick .
Many larvae have died but many have made it . I find they prefer stagnant but CLEAN water (box filter is good) .
Edited by Louie, 04 March 2015 - 06:31 PM.