- February 22nd, 2010
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After spending the week looking for another suitable tang to go along with the yellow tang, nothing turned up. I didn’t want to wait any longer starting preventative hyposalinity treatment on the yellow tang, so I think at this point, I’m finally ready to bring the initial stocking to a close. The yellow tang will finish his hypo treatment, and at that point, everybody except Sarge will go into the main. Within a week, Sarge will go in, and I’ll deal with any stocking issues then.
Of course there will be more fish I want to get, but I don’t want to prolong this process any more than I already have for a convenience issue. The benefits of adding the damsels last aren’t worth the risk to all of the fish in quarantine right now. I’m pretty sure I want another tang, though I’m not sure what kind. Maybe certain types of butterfly fish or cardinals would also work. Once the tank is stocked and a new quarantine filter is ready to go, I can start looking locally for additional fish.
Anyways, things are going pretty well, and I want to focus on keeping them that way. The yellow tang has become sort of a picky eater, he eats the brine shrimp but he doesn’t eat much algae anymore, so I’m going to try and get him to eat a more balanced diet with lots of vegetables. If Sarge can eat them, he can too.
Speaking of Sarge and his vegetables, sometimes he gets a little excited, and he’s kind of a messy eater…
The freshwater tank finally looks good enough that I’m not embarrassed to take a picture of it! I recently did some cleaning, and everybody (plant and animal) in the tank seems happy, especially Herbert. I’m probably going to order some more shrimp and some more plants and hopefully they’ll do well with the proper food.