I have decided to put my Elassoma in a 20g for now. I have tyhe tank setup. I am running an Elite double sponge filter. I have plenty of hornwort. I have one fairly large piece of wood that takes up around a third of the footprint. The wood has a cave like section they can hide under. The tank is a 20H. How many Elassoma gilberti should I start with if I want a self sustaining colony? I was thinking three females and a male.
To do before fish go in:
I'm starting a scud colony in the aquarium (I also have a 10g with a colony I just started
I'm thinking of buying an ounce or two of blackworms to have a little culture going for them to eat - votes yay or nay for that idea anyone?
Allow the ramshorn snails to start reproducing
Remove as many trumpet snails as possible over the next thirty days (I'm hoping the scuds and ramshorn will out compete them)
Get my home made hood and cooling system on the tank. It gets hot in our home when were gone.