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Oak Leaves, not Oakleys

6 Dec

Some small Pictus Cats are hiding under the leaves.

A little secret here to make your fish happy. Toss a few dead oak tree leaves into your aquarium.  Not a lot, just a few. Rinse them off first,  in 2 days they will sink to the bottom and your catfish and other more timid fish will love it. They will think they are back in the Amazon. The water will become a slightly yellowish-brown color but your fish will feel right at home. And you can toss out the leaves as they decay and make water changes to keep it from  getting too dark brown.

I will write a post about my recently purchased Pictus Catfish that explores this topic further.