The brigittae/merah hybrids are documented as being sterile- but they can reproduce together.
Also, merah and brigittae overlap geographically and some mimicry has been observed, also, there are possible 'undescribed' species in these collection zones.
In short, its a mess.
Its laugh out loud bad.
Not even the great keV spacey can redeem the utterly diobiolical script and story with his comical overacting.
The chief of staff, off out in the countryside , running people over.
The presidents of Russia and America choosing to meet in the centre of a war zone to...
I did recommend Maidenhead aquatics wimborne, but for the last year it's been one big tank of death.
Multiple dead fish, often in the same tank.
Filthy substrates and glass.
Their r/o water was a disgrace at 130+ppm.
Co2 bubbles will diffuse in the water or reach the surface and be lost.
So, you want the co2 bubbles to be suspended in the water for as long as possible or use a co2 reactor - these diffuse the co2 completely.
I got my orange evo8 new in a sale with £400 discount, being British, its slightly less value than most of the competition and only the top priced bikes are made in England.
I kind of wish I had bought a full sus stumpjumper, I'm too old for hardtails.
Saying that, it transfers power really...
Cory's deserve sand, a nice soft substrate for them to snuffle about on.
Mine used to be on eco complete- its sharp and tough- not great for Cory's, and as its completely inert, not great for plants without extra ferts.
My Cory's are now on a mixture of black sansibar sand and a unipac ...
Cpds vary in quality.
Have a good look for deformities before buying any.
A lot are tank bred now, and its easy to find lots with bent spines and dull colouration.
Maidenhead in Havant had some, probably the best colours I've seen on cpds.
Really dark brown with orange fins.
I had to contact Maidenhead aquatics head office, they found me the last ones at the Havant shop.
Haven't seen any local to me for over a year.
They Spent 30 days in my quarantine, then went in with my older group at the weekend.
And immediately settled in.
Unfortunately, our wildlife pond ended up turning into a 6' deep koi pond, with a shallow section for plants and fry, the fish demolish the plants every spring but I still get plenty of dragonfly and damsels emerging on a sunny morning.
Or just use some substrate in a bucket to start the filter cycle?
Unless of course this is also an outrage?
It appears that the ADA ammonia is vastly superior to any ammonia you can possibly buy in a £2 bottle - might as well harness it.
My point is,
Something is often better than...
Its blahblahblahblahing ridiculous.
As you say.
The substrate will release a lot of ammonia, probably 6 +ppm worth. This can be used to cycle the filter/ feed plants.
But using 1-2 ppm bottled ammonia to do the same thing is regarded as heresy.
Is it me?
I fully cycled my first noob tank with 2 ppm...
Get out of it .
A new bucket , new filter media an air line and 1 ppm ammonia isn't going to set anything back or kill of the bacteria-. There aren't any- its all new and clean.
We're not talking a planted tank, with plenty of plants to soak up fish waste.
That's a novel idea.
And quite mad!
I was pondering this issue last night.
You don't see people putting delicate liquorice gourami into high tech set ups,.boraras inhabit the same environments.
Just a musing.
Good luck with them.
I went completely low tech.
These guys are not suited to high tech.
I'm not saying some people don't have success.
Its not quantity - its a group behaviour issue.
I'd turn off co2 , reduce light intensity and reduce flow for a couple of days and see what happens, then gradually and slowly ramp...
Its your tank
But there's got to be a more suited fish.
I used to have 30 brigittae in my high tech, but they hated it.
Microdevario would be better.
They really don't care about anything and are much better swimmers, much stronger.
But will jump when spooked.