so far the level of activity has got me totally surprised
they even feed out of the water, somewhat
I got a large floating Oakleaf-fern in there and a bunch of vallisneria and the rhamdia's cl;imb on top of it, whiskers waving in the air to get at food that's on top of it.
also; in the beginning there as some territorial behavior, even when accimatizing in the bucket. some of the smaller ones has scrapes this has disappeared and all grey area's have healed.
they resembe a Barbus species with their antics. tonite i'll remove them from the quarantaine tank and put them in my 200L tank for a while (the biggest is 3" ), but in the future they're going to a big tank.
they have been transferred from the small 55G to the larger 315G
after some acclimatizing they've started showing off the same freeswimming cruising behaviour as shown in the Cenote pictures in the Catelog!
they're now getting used to the cichlids (who are nosy, but not agressive), the Synodontis granulosa (nasty, but in proportion) and the Labeo cyclorhynchus (which is a 1 fish psycho axe killer maniac warzone all by itself).
luckily these Rhamdia's can stop, turn and swirl on an area size of a 50 pence piece..... they put the A in agile and also the G, I, L and E