How Nancy Got Her Groove Back

After introducing Rene the male Bristlenose Catfish to the tank yesterday, he and Nancy flounced around near each other and wiggled over the sides of the tank together. All looked well until Rene nudged Nancy out of her usual spot under the planted bogwood. She tried to find a replacement den, trying out the different plants, but it just didn’t look as comfy as her bogwood groove. This morning, the smaller piece of bogwood had moved a little and the gravel had been disturbed. I could just make out some manly bristles underneath it. Nancy had put him in his place.

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New Fish Alert!

Hi there, the tank community is slowly growing. Today I added a male and female Golden Dwarf Cichlid, three who-knows-what-sex Sterba’s Corydoras and one big female Bristlenose Catfish. Thanks to my super sister-in-law, I had Maidenhead Aquatics vouchers for my birthday and spent many on my new fish. I added a piece of bogwood from Nancy* the Bristlenose’s tank and three little terracotta flower pots from a garden centre.

All fish seem happy and alert and the Platy ladies still look full-bellied and pregnant so I’m glad not to have missed any action. Randy has been trying to get some action but hasn’t had any joy this evening. The Scissors are shoaling nicely and George and Speckled Jim are as elusive as usual.

The picture shows the mighty mouth of Nancy, a couple of Corys and the male Cichlid.

*Final fish thought: does everyone name their fish, even if they don’t mention this on fish forums or websites?

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