I've been doing a bit of tank maintenance, 10 gallon partial water change, plants need to be trimmed back and the trimmed off parts planted.
I hope all our friends in the path of Irma are doing well, looks bad on the west coast of Florida be cautious my friends!
I wanted to ask if anyone else keeps popeyed mullets? Most think of them as marine fish but they live quite well in freshwater as well. I have four of them I've had for a couple months of so and watching them is interesting. They eat a lot of sand and excrete it as they swim around in little clouds. The feed well on flake food and tiny pellets and harm no one. They school together and are very impressive fish.
I also have a iridescent shark, I know I tropical fish, but the interest lies, besides my own weakness for fish that look sharky, is that they often stay very small compared to the one meter adults they are in the wild. I've had this one for a year and a half, he eats like a pig, very active and schools with the other fishes but he is only 3" long! I am wondering if there could be some hormonal interaction with some of the native fish that keeps them from growing. I know that certain carp like fish are not supposed to be able to breed in water that contains sunfish.
Just a thought, any opinions?