Not much interesting this week. I trimmed bacopa in the main tank again. Instead of just replanting I cut the tallest stems into thirds and replanted all that.
Samblu is kind of a dorky fish. I don't know why he's always swimming down into corners of the tank and then thrashing around to get out as if he feels stuck. When I approach the tank to feed him (or take a picture) he gets so excited darts back and forth against the glass and won't even see the food fall in. I have to wait until he calms down enough to turn his head and see it. Harder to feed him if it's late in the day and the room is darker than the tank, then he sees his reflection and gets even more excited.
I'm attempting to set up another tank haha. It's a 29 gal that someone gave me. I was going to just keep it on hand in case I ever need a spare (it's a nice size to quarantine angelfish) but a friend of a friend (guy I don't really know) has to get rid of his tank and asked me to take his fishes. I can't take them all, but he has these lyretail swordfish that have the most amazing long filaments on their tail fins. I picture them in a minimal tank with just upright hornwort and a lacy shrub or two of windelov fern on the bottom... and I'd like to see if it's a real pain to manage three tanks before I decide if I'm really going to get a bigger one for angelfish. Thinking now it would be cool to convert the thirty-eight into a semi-tropical and keep a paradise fish, when the time comes that the cherry barbs hit old age.