There is always something new to learn in the garden. I’m sure it is one of the reasons I love it. The same is true of keeping an aquarium. Recently, I added the dojo loach, a long eel-like creature. He contributes to the community by entering the substrate of clear marbles and black river rocks for buried particles and also making it possible for the current to whisk away trash stirred by his activity. Now the entire aquarium is alive. The plant is Creeping Jenny/Lysimachia nummularia which roots readily and can survive underwater. I’m going to try creeping Jenny around my outdoor pond this year to help conceal pond edges.
Algae is controlled by the dwarf sucker-mouth catfish/otocinclus which only reaches about 2″ at maturity. He can clean the algae off the Java fern without damaging it. You may notice the Java fern has reproduced a plantlet at the tip of the leaf. Plantlets also appear on spore spots on the back of leaves.
I also added some of my flea market find, the lucky bamboo
Betta is always lurking about