First off...I'm not as active as a member as I want to be being that I always work weekends due to school and my kids. I hope that doing this blog would help me interact with fellow MAAH members. I'm always off and on with my fish hobby but I have decided to really try to commit to some certain species particularly, the ones that have been on my "to keep" list. One at a time...eventually I hope to have a bigger place to expand my hobby and love for fish. The first group of fish I have invested in trying to keep long term is the dozen of calico bristlenose pleco juvies I purchased from Chris(hazard) a few weeks ago. I've been reading and hearing a lot about calico plecos these days where they are not clean...meaning some of the calicos these days are the "super red" culls. I am assuming that the super red line came from calico line. I feel that is my duty as a hobbyist to keep this variant of bnp as clean as possible. I know the line that I have now is clean because I trust the source it came from. The second group I have consists of 7 blue eyes abnp juvies purchased from Marcel(Roseline17). I've always just liked these guys a lot even since I've first seen them at my cousins house a few years back. I have both groups growing out in a planted 30 long. I also added a dozen sakura red cherry shrimp that I got from a good buddy of mine. My 4th group is a group of 11 Lamprologus signatus juvies. These were the very first shellies I kept and they are super hard to get a hold of. I kept and bred a young pair back in '08 and passed it on to my cousin due to me moving. Something happened and they didn't make it and I haven't been able to track any down until this year. I was looking for a 33 long to keep them in but wasn't able to find a used one for a good price. I simply dropped my water in my 55 gal to about half. I am glad to say they are doing well and hopefully by the end of summer I will be able to have my first couple pairs. I have a soft spot for nano fish and am looking to add...maybe one or two groups in my 30...with all the plants I figured I have to at least have a few "accidental spawning" take place. Nano fish wish list: Black darter tetra Poecilocharax weitzmani Ember tetra Hyphessobrycon amandae Neon rasbora Sundadanio axelrodi Red line rasbora Trigonopoma pauciperforatum Exclamation rasbora Boraras urophthalmoides Emerald eye rasbora Brevibora dorsiocellata ...I was suppose to buy some pygmy corys this past week buuuuuutt, that person decided to not text me back. Oh well, more time to think about my choices.