To begin with, here’s the tank early on, as a reference point.
Lots of nice plants started, and the first fish. So here’s the tank now.
So, more fish…. and the plants are thriving. Basically the whole back of the tank is a jungle. These guys are doing well now too.
In the middle is the Algae Eater, one of two. He used to be the same size as these guys.
The guys hanging onto the glass are the Oci cats. Poor Algae eaters used to school with them, and it used to be just the hanging on the glass thing that set them apart, but now they are about twice as big. They mostly just lurk in the greenery, munching algae. And these guys also lurk back there – I only ever see them when I feed them.
Hard to believe it, but you simply cannot see him when he’s back behind the plants. Weird.
Someone else who is hard to see – and I can’t get a photo of him – is the BABY MINNOW. Lurker was over, and she saw him. He’s still mostly just pale, but I think he’s another of the golden fish. And I think he’s big enough to be past the eat-on-sight stage, so he’s probably safe from the big guys. Instead of being like 1/4 inch long, and looking like a pair of eyes, he’s more than 1/2 inch, and really looks like a little fish.
For all I know, there could be dozens of them back there. EEK!
EDIT: It’s not a baby minnow. It’s a baby albino catfish!