- Aug 18, 2004
Need more rocks and branches(manzanita, I love this stuff) for it of course. I've since added a filter to add a moderate current. A problem right now is that the bugs will surface for air and then swim around and often end up in the corner with no spot to cling too and just float/swim around. A rock in each corner would solve this plus more rocks/branches so all the bugs have a place to call home. More plant growth would help too. In the critter keeper the plants were dense enough that the bugs couldn't really swim at all, so they never moved much. Also, is it normal for them to haul out of the water like the one in the photo? I observed one doing this in the old container and guess it is the same one.
One of the inhabitants. I've already seen a new behavior in which the waterbugs will actually dig around in the pebbles(river rocks) looking for tidbits. They seem to pick up the pebbles, check to see if they are alive, and then pick up another. I also discovered they have a fancy for malaysian trumpet snails that inhabited the tank, which I guess they dig out of the gravel.