|He's sooo tiny!|
|This log is his favorite hiding spot. I only coaxed him out with food.|
|This is just too cute, and even tho he's hidden, I had to add it.|
For plants, I bought an amazon sword (Echinodorus amazonicus). Because my substrate is so loose, I rooted the plants in terracotta pots with smaller-sized gravel that way the roots can take root. It will also make them easier to move if I decide to reposition them. I also added hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) rooted in a smaller pot. Hornwort is great for goldfish tanks because it is a fast-grower that sucks up ammonia very fast and it likes the hard water in which goldfish thrive. To boost the growth of these plants I've added Seachem's Flourish Comprehensive liquid fertilizer. The plants don't look like much now, but I'm hoping they will take off in a few weeks. Hopefully I'll have more and better pictures then.
|Amazon sword on left; hornwort on right|