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Old 12-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #921
 
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Yesh! Nice shots of some VERY pretty little fishies :) Congrats on the new camera - super sad about the missing Puffer, but I'm relieved to hear that the others are finally eating. Are they LIVE white worms? I've never seen white worms. . . hrm.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:50 PM   #922
 
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Are rechargeables any good? I read the ones it uses lose 20% of their charge the first day if it is unused, and 5% every day after that.

It has a video setting, I haven't really played with it yet. We already need a truckload of batteries for Charlie's toys at Christmas, we'll just have to get a boatload to go with the camera too.

We actually had the old one working a bit last night, but with his Christmas pageant next Wednesday, and Christmas soon after, we couldn't take the chance and had to buy a new one. It's...

Crash.

That's what I just heard as I was typing. I don't know what I was going to say after "It's". A heard a small crash, sounded like Charlie hit the fish tank with something. He says he didn't do it. I notice the thermometer floating on the top of the tank. The Silver Dollars must have knocked it off. I actually moved it because where it was before, they hit it all the time. This is the first time it got hit since I moved it weeks ago.

And it broke.

But the mercury or whatever they use now stayed intact. Just the outer glass broke. Some of the little silver balls (they look like tiny bearings) got out, and some broken glass. So I just scooped all the substrate out of that end and tossed it. I think I got all the glass. It's pretty shiny in the water and most of it was in two big pieces. I'll have to vacuum what substrate is left. HOLY SMOKES it is literally always something.

It was like this. (similar)



Now it is like this:





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Old 12-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #923
 
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Yesh! Nice shots of some VERY pretty little fishies :) Congrats on the new camera - super sad about the missing Puffer, but I'm relieved to hear that the others are finally eating. Are they LIVE white worms? I've never seen white worms. . . hrm.
Yeah, they're live and they're tiny. I put a piece of bread on top of their dirt, and now when I turn it over it is covered in them (which makes it easier to grab one with the tweezers without getting a bunch of dirt too). I split the culture in half. The LFS said they'll probably multiply fast enough that I may never need to buy them again.

I was sad about the puffer, but also relieved because the day I brought the white worms home only one puffer came out to eat and I didn't see anymore all that night, so I thought for sure two were gone. Thankfully it was only one, and now they're both eating. They're so cute. Unfortunately I cannot replace the dead one, they have no more at LFS. That 10 gallon tank is perfect for them now too. If they ever get any in again, I will get a third.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #924
 
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that is always the problem there canadien.. 'what if'
try not to beat yourself up over it... very easily could have been something else.. these fish go through a lot before we home them..
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #925
 
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interesting . . . so you split the culture and. . .? Half went into the tank with the Puffers - where'd the other half go? Are you feeding them in the tank with bread? I'm all curious, sorry - been looking into different ways to feed live foods for a while now. Problem is that none of MY shops carry the stuff, except Brine, and I won't buy anything from that place, anyway - much less live foods. You'll have to let me know how it goes! Will the Puffers eventually feed themselves? Or will you always have to use the tweezers? Interesting stuff!

Bummer about the thermometer - it DOES seem to be that something is always going wrong in one tank or another - at least this was minor. To be honest, I somehow manage to break those things all of the time - but not usually INSIDE of the tank. Glad you got all the bits, and that everyone was okay. :)

Can't wait to see what kind of video you can get with your new cam *ish jealous some more*
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #926
 
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apparently it is rather easy to keep and culture white worms..
and they do like bread, and cheerios, and other things that makes you wonder..
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #927
 
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Yeah, the white worms are super easy. I split the dirt and worms in half, into two separate containers. I added soil to both, and put a small piece of damp bread in each one.

I just put the worms in the tank one at a time with tweezers. I have to drop each one so they see it wriggling around.

When I feed 'em tomorrow I'll get Jodie to make a video, if I have batteries left by then.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #928
 
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Nice pics my camera has a museum setting that let's you take pictures behind glass I take more pics and videos with my iPhone since its easier to post from
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #929
 
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Museum setting eh? Awesome.

The CAEs cleaned off all that brown algae on the top of the really big piece of driftwood that I posted awhile back. They work really fast.

One of them has claimed the giant driftwood as his own, and chases off the other CAE who continues to return, just to be chased off again. I may have to remove these guys sooner than I anticipated. My bristlenose likes the lower part of that log, the CAE is on the top, but if he starts harassing the bristlenose, or the balas, who also like that driftwood, than all the CAEs are going to go. So far he's only harassing the other CAE.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #930
 
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So I went to Petsmart today wasting time my girlfriend And I were at the movies With our sons and their Movie was an hour longer anyways they had some Dennison barbs there so I thought well you know I still need a couple more but anyways they were 20 dollars each and they were Not Denison barbs they had no red on them they were flying foxes
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