Today's Cichlid picture -- the male who appears to have spawned with two females.

Today's Cichlid picture -- the male who appears to have spawned with two females.

Tried the Sony a3000 with an adapted 50 mm lens and got this one of the tank's dominant male. My landlord came by to pick up the rent this morning and looked at the tank. Apparently fish like this would go for $20 a fish in Costa Rica. The local name for the small cichlids is mojarra. He's a friend of my Spanish teacher and her husband.

Rent isn't going up -- lo mismo. He'll bring over the new contracto sometime before the middle of April. At that point, I'll have been in this house for a year.

The Acratech universal plate fit on the Sony without blocking anything, so I suspect I'll simply leave that one on and get another plate for the GF1. Thought about going for the trifecta of things I like to photograph in Nicaragua, but have been busy trying to get the convicts surplus to needs out of the tank. Probably will get something really nice to eat like shrimp, tie a string to that, and see if I can catch them before they dive under the tejas. I don't want to strip down the tank because some of the fish are tending wigglers (probably by now) and either the surplus fish eat the fry or they don't. The dominant fish chase them back out but not always in the direction I need to have them chased. Got the one with an eye missing and put him in the low 15 with some guppies. The others are proving more difficult to catch. I'll try again in the morning when I feed them. It also might work to leave them in -- the two dominant males have alternate targets for their aggression and since there are three spare males, no one of them gets all the attacks. The youngest female, however, gets run off hard by the three other females, but they don't go as far from their fry.