5/20/2011: New group in the 55G tank

A couple of weeks, and a couple of things have happened in the 55-gallon tank. It started with Torpedo acting kind of funny, and I eventually came to the conclusion that was he was going blind. He’s an old fish and he was still finding a way to feed himself, so it wasn’t a huge deal.

Then, I was looking at a new fish store in the are  and they had rams! Finally, the showpiece fish I’ve been wanting for that tank, and what will keep the tetras in their schools. Not only did they have rams, but they had different choices! I did a little homework and I went with a mated pair of German Blue Rams, mostly because they had bred before so I knew they wouldn’t kill each other. The moment I put them in the tank, the tetras instantly got in their schools, which was funny. I have pictures, and I’ll put them at the end of this post.

As far as I can tell, the larger one is the female, and it’s still difficult for me to tell them apart if they’re not right next to each other. Both of them are adjusting very well to the new tank, not like I thought they would have any trouble with it in the first place.

Unfortunately, I think one of their first orders of business was to find a certain blind, weak fish (Torpedo) and harass him to death. It was sad, but Torpedo had lived a full life and his golden years just came to the end.

Names for the new fish are still under construction. I have a few ideas and we’ll see what ends up fitting. Now, for pictures!

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