The tank is working out pretty well. I wish I had a working flash card so I could post photos. Right now, there is a betta, a black mystery snail, and an indeterminate ammount of ghost shrimp tooling around there doing whatever they do and looking good while they do it. I originally bought 3 ghost shrimp, but I don't know what happened to one of them. I researched tank-mates pretty thoroughly, and got the shrimp& snail specifically because bettas wern't supposed to mess with them. The betta has bullied the snail a little bit, though, and that makes me a sad panda. The snail seems to be getting used to life in this tank, though, and is running around & eating when no one is looking at him. The betta bullies the shrimp on occassion, but I think he likes to chase them around. The shrimp are way too fast for the betta, and can hide where he can't get them down low by the bases of the plants, etc. But I have only been able to locate 2 out of the 3 shrimp at any given time now. One of them has been missing for about a week and a half, with no evidence of it in the tank whatsoever. There's an undergravel filter with a tube coming out. THe shrimp couldn't get in there, because there are bubbles coming out quite rapidly. There's no water in-take/filter system for it to get stuck in. And I honestly don't think the fish ate it. As small as they are, they're way too big for the fish to eat all of. The only thing I can think of is that the shrimp found a place to hide& molt where I can't see it. I don't know. I'm doing another water change tomorrow so I'll see what I can count while I'm draining the water. It's been a little cloudy this week for some reason, and I have to wonder if I'm not vaccuming the gravel correctly. Oh well XP Another water change, another chance to fix it.
We've been playing the WoW expansion a lot, too. My warlock is 70 with a non-epic flying mount already. And I can play elves now. Haha. I haven't worked on my nem hat at all, though. I didn't feel like messing with it when I was sick, and now that I've gotten over my cold, I haven't felt like messing with it because I've been playing the expansion. Maybe sometime this week, I'll finish the base claywork and work on the horns. I haven't really been feeling in top form for other reasons.. so I feel like I just want to mope around the house until next week and then get back to my old self. I've been keeping up on the housework a bit, but I could do more. And I need to get back into a regular exercise cycle. I started one up right before I got sick, but I wasn't able to stick with it because I felt so bad when I was ill that I just wanted to sleep and blow my nose.
Kinda sleepy and grouchy right now, though. I think I'm going to get some rest