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This is a discussion on Sylver's Fish Updates within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> OHHHHH MYYYYYYY FURRRETZZZZZ!!!! ^__^ Okay, it's totally off-topic, and I *guess* as a mod I really *SHOULD* crack a whip or something, but! FERRETS!!! ...

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #491
 
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OHHHHH MYYYYYYY FURRRETZZZZZ!!!! ^__^
Okay, it's totally off-topic, and I *guess* as a mod I really *SHOULD* crack a whip or something, but! FERRETS!!!
YAY!!!! I am heading out the door right now, but you can be SURE I'll watch these later this evening! Thanks for posting, I do SO adore the furrababies!

The snow video - is it that one? That one that I make you post OVER and OVER and OVER again?!!! *giggles* I like that one! ^__^ Yay!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #492
 
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Yes, the snow video is -that- one. I wish I knew how to loop the music. =(

And hey Miss Mod, I added a fish video in there...somewhere. ^_^
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:24 PM   #493
 
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So....had some issues yesterday. I noticed a young platy with a white spot on its tail, knew right away he got ich....checked everyone else THOROUGHLY for it, none had it. So I moved him to the sick tank(turned my old ten gallon into that for now) and added some salt. It was already warm with a tad of salt, but I didn't want to acclimate him and risk spiking his ich into a breeding frenzy and super spread it without the salt to help kill it. x.x; It was only two degrees warmer than where he came from, but that's a pretty big leap for the poor fishies to do. =( Anyway, he ended up alright and didn't seem phased at all(New Years luck is what I was calling yetserday, both good and bad), the ich was gone within a few minutes and didn't reinfect him. Hopefully it ALL died in the salt. :3 Did a big clean on my big tank and added a bit of salt there too as a just in case, not as a heal.

So anyway, the reason my ten gallon was already being heated and salted up...my Marble Molly has something odd going on. At first i thought she might have velvet, and then it looked like she just had some scale damage(this seems to be a thing in my tank at the moment, someone is chewing on my fish and nipping bits, big bits, out of tails, fins, bodies...I'm gonna find that fish and freakin end it. =-= Little twerp...wont really kill it, just take it to someone else)...She is the sister to my gold dust, born the same day, same mom...they're twins except she is black with some silvery veins and a couple gold specks, while her sister is completely orange with a few black spots. She has never given birth for me, I assumed she was sterile....seems I was wrong.

SO! I turn on the light this morning, she's looking better and thinner(I assumed she was bloated last night, though I did dare hope), the platy looks perfectly normal, neither passed whatever to the other and I hope to keep it that way, her scale damage(possibly velvet, I am honestly not sure, it just doesn't look good and she's never been sick before!) isn't bothering her as much, she's no longer slamming her body on things...and there were babies everywhere. Obviously not from my young MALE platy. lol I started snagging babies left and right. She was STILL giving birth, I finally caught them all and she blew out two more and then some. ^^;

Now I have no idea who dad could be, they again look like muppies...which would not be a shock at this point. I have only one young male molly, and it's entirely possible they're his kids...who is a gorgeous Creamsicle/Silver Lyretail mix(Specks, if you remember, he's my creamsicles kid, one of her first born). Some look black, some look gold, black and white or silver, and really do look guppy shaped, but apparently that's not to abnormal with creamsicle babies, though they're FAR too small to be creamsicle mix babies. Had those before...I am hopeful they're muppies, but it is really going to be a strange mix, mom is mostly black and looks like she's covered in random TINY veins of silver. I really thought she was sterile, she's been able to have kids her self for two years and just never has even if other males got interested, which they actually never did...This may have happened when I moved one of my obsessive guppies over there before I decided I wanted him to breed in my ten gallon with some red tailed girls. He was interested in everyone including her. I do not know why other males never wanted to mate with her, it made no sense, obviously she CAN breed and is a molly...o-o They're perfectly fine chasing after my dalmation lyretail who is almost as black but not as dark.


I guess we'll have to wait and see! New Years Day babies!! :3 And from my black beauty at that. Unfortunately one very sick molly, who seems A LOT better now and has never been sick before which could help her fight it off me hopes...so here's to hoping. Give us a bit of good luck, guys. I don't want her to die. I fear being pregnant may have lowered her immune system and she caught something, along with obvious scale and fin damage which likely made it even easier for something to take hold....I am going to find that biting fish(who also took a chunk out of my favorite swordtails tail, the red one with one big black spot for a tail instead of spots as his kind should have...), and think about pounding him before I give him away..or sell it. May as well make a little profit from the little snot. :3

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:00 PM   #494
 
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NO NO NO! No starting the year with sick fish T____T
Hope everyone heals up in record time, and the new year's babies grow healthy and strong!
Sylver needs a GOOD 2014!!!! *hugs*
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:47 PM   #495
 
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Now that you mention it, totally forgot it started New Years Day. ^^; Lovely...anywho, she looks better, really, but she has this film over one side of her body from mid-section down. It looks a little better...but, well...whenever a fish I have gets that sick, they can start looking better all they want, but they usually don't survive. I just hope it didn't infect her babies, I moved them out soon as they were born just about. Usually when a sick molly delivers like that the babies end up ok.


I have something odd...one of my black mollies died today, one of the baby ones...well he wasn't a baby seeing as he was born last January....he never grew. I was a little weirded out by it. He got to 3/4th an inch and stayed there, turned male, LOOKED totally normal other than he obviously wasn't growing. No curved back, no VISIBLE deformities that come with stunting...was raised in the 55 gallon....and literally never grew. His siblings are darn near full grown. ^^; I've been watching him forever, I can't believe I never mentioned him.

Anywho, today he just up and randomly died, I did a water test and there was nothing, he had no marks on him, wasn't skinny...I'm thinking his organs were crushed by stunting, however he showed no signs of looking mushed, curved or anything. How odd is that? Have you ever heard of that happening, them staying small but looking -completely- normal otherwise? He looked like a perfect baby fish.

It's very sad, but he otherwise lived a normal life, ate and swam well with everyone, got along with all, was a nice little fish. I'm sad to lose him.


YES! This year better be better than the last two. I'm trying so hard, keeping the water tested and cleaning, moving sick fish to a sick tank(really haven't had any sick fish other than that parasite I'm pretty sure I got rid of with my final calico platy pure...my gorgeous male I called Flametail since his black spots ended up more like a flare...he died yesterday, he was secluded from the rest since that seems to be how the nasty is passed, one died, anyone near the body who nipped or got the nasty attached came down with it next, he was unfortunately with the female calico I intended to breed him with before I knew she was sick... she died from the nasty a couple months ago, I had him separated soon after and treated the whole tank with salt hoping to kill any eggs that passed around, thus far only he got sick...

Anywho, hopefully that one is taken care of, now I just have to deal with this nasty on my marble molly AND find my fish chewer! Remember the issues I've been having about some fish just getting chewed up? I have no freakin clue who it is. I thought it was my male gourami, still suspect him fully too...but when I'm watching them, I never see anything. =(
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #496
 
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Fish can be sneaky with aggressive behavior, I've learned. You've probably got your culprit. Keep up the cleaning and testing - I hope all the nasties clear up and your tanks sail smoothly through 2014!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:58 AM   #497
 
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At this point I'm pretty sure my marble molly isn't actually sick, hoping to keep it that way...I thought she might be, but now I'm thinking it's just some really nasty slime coat and scale damage(likely from my little nipper in the tank, whoever it is...it's already taken large chunks out of several other fish, usually fins and tails though, this is side damage but she also has nipped fins), we'll see if I can repair it. Keeping her in the ten gallon with nice warm water around 81 degrees and salt with some melafix. If it's just scale damage that should keep infections down while her coat repairs(also added stress Coat+ but I ran out after two small doses).
She's acting perfectly normal, but she really does look terrible. lol There hasn't been much change since I put her in the medical tank other than she's no longer acting sick like she was when she gave birth(obviously due to being in labor for the first time). She's just as snotty as she always is, little twerp. Ha, she's always running everyone else away from the food, so I usually drop some in in two places, she never does damage to anyone but she does run them off.

Well, the babies from my twin girls who look nothing alike except in shape are doing well. The ones from my gold dust are getting pretty big. One of them is just like ma and her aunt...already chasing other fish away from food. x.x Little brats, usually I give those away right quick, but sometimes they don't do any harm...The ones from my marble molly are also growing and are very active, she had more pale colored babies than her sister did, some are completely white at this point, some are pitch black, and one looks black with a white head.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:36 AM   #498
 
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Well, the endlers guppy that was as big as Lunaball who never gave birth....gave birth. I was out of room before she did, and...thankfully though unfortunately for room purposes, the adults don't eat the babies, they completely ignore them for the most part. So I've got a few dozen more, and she's still HUGE and giving birth, she's been giving birth for about four hours...o-o; She's not having trouble, the babies just keep coming, about one or so a minute. Geeeeez....I need to get to the shop, they should have room open by now so I can open up my nursery, however my grandpa has been sick for a few days and ended up in the hospital again, so I can't get a ride and need to stay home for phone calls anyways. Ah, it's gonna be another sucky year for fish and people here again, I can tell. I'm saving up for another larger tank again, I may settle for another 55 gal, depends how much I can save, and how fast. ^_^;

Anywho, aside from the bad news, I do have some healthy happy looking babies. Just a bit tight here and extra cleaning is a real pain! My marble mollies babies are doing well, they started eating last night with the bigger babies. I have some that are the same color as newborn guppies, in fact they look exactly like guppy babies...smaller, pale, longer tails, a few of her others look like they'll either be black gold dusts, or marbles like she is. One is a mottled black and brown/gold, kinda neat, and one looks like a dalmation brown with his full color. They're cute little things, and they're all growing so fast! The newborns have almost doubled in size, and the older babies born a few days before are twice that. I forgot how fast those kinds of mollies grow.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #499
 
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o-o; I completely forgot about my Neon Tetra....well, she's oddly doing well. I gotta get her some friends. lol She doesn't seem unhappy, and isn't twitchy or hiding all the time, she blends right in with my other fish and mingles...regardless, a tetra alone, even with others getting along, is not a happy healthy fish! My cardinal Tetra, her buddy, died a while ago when I moved them, she did not handle it well at all, in fact she died when I caught her pretty much...I think I gave it a heart attack, they're so delicate! @_@; I felt bad, but I wanted them elsewhere. She popped by to see me this morning before anyone else though and I said "AH! How did I forget you, my lovely?!" lol She's nice and plump, looks like she might have eggs in her belly and is very active...I really need to make room in there soon, still waiting for openings. I'm only keeping four or five babies and the adults I have(about 15 fish, 16 counting the pleco). I'll have room for three or four more Tetras, which is the most I'll risk at the moment until I get another large tank. After that I'll get a few more.

I'm wanting to do tetras and barbs...Will Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras even get along? I've heard they do, but I'd like some actual knowledge on them from people who tried it(or perhaps water params would be different...I am not planning barbs for a while yet, so I haven't done as much research on them yet) since I know Neons can be nippy...and sometimes, though rarer than most barbs, cherries can as well. I'm wanting to turn the 55 into a tank with Cherry Barbs and Neons...if they wont get on, I would still like to get Cherry Barbs and move the neons elsewhere. I've been wanting Cherry Barbs since I started keeping fish...but livebearers sounded easier, if not always making more of themselves....

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #500
 
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i'm sure i kept them once…very nice fish if you ask me,
i have always been lucky with barbs..especially tigers
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