New Arrivals – Swordtails and Bristlenose

I attended the Rockford, IL fish swap today. Here’s what I came home with…

RREA HiFin Lyretail Swordtail Trio
RREA HiFin Lyretail Swordtail Trio
Super Red Longfin Bristlenose Plecos
(2) Super Red Longfin Bristlenose Plecos
Red Marble Longfin Bristlenose Plecos
(6) Red Marble Longfin Bristlenose Plecos

Absolutely gorgeous trio of swordtails! Unfortunately I see a spot of Ich on one of the females – pays to do a close visual inspection before you introduce them to a tank. Also a reminder to quarantine, quarantine, quarantine, even when you trust the source – experienced, reliable fish keepers get disease on occasion, too. (And seriously, what is it with me and Ich the last 2 days?)

I’m almost sure to get a couple of pairs from the Red Marble Bristlenose group. Crossing my fingers for a pair in the Super Reds – but most likely I’ll end up with 2 of the same sex. Either way, it will probably be a year before they are big enough to breed. In the meantime, they are adorable little babies!

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