I don’t know why I bothered naming my fish straight out of the bag. I didn’t even know them at all yet. When I named them, in my mind, my fish were dainty little fish that gracefully swam in and out of the plants and enjoyed the lovely garden I planted for them. Now that I’ve had them for a couple of weeks, I see that they’re just hungry hippos.
They’ve quickly gotten the hang of brine shrimp flakes and algae wafers and in between meals they act like they’ve never been fed. Ever. The shrimp are the same way. Constantly on the hunt for food. I added epsom salt to the tank and got some noticeable algae growth in a day. I can’t believe I’d ever be trying to encourage algae to grow, but the flagfish and shrimp like to eat it.