Haven't done an update in a while. Was thinking about starting a new thread, and did, but misnamed it. Perhaps I can ask someone to fix that one for me and move this post there. lol
Ahh, my 55gal tank is a tank again. =) I started selling a lot of my juveniles and a few adults, as well as some fry. My 55 gallon is now back to normal, less back breaking maintenance! I believe I am down to 20-25 fish in there, most still juveniles with six to eight adults or so. Ah, a couple fry in the net...three mollies and I think a couple of swordtail fry. That's better than the...what? Fifty? x.x Had around a gallon per fish and that was bad, was keeping it stable by doing a 25% change once per week and a 40% change once per week. lol About to go down 7 more, hopefully today, or at least by next Monday. Some people have been quite interested in my fish, and thanks to that, I've made a small profit selling so I can now afford a few...goodies. :3 Well, by goodies I mean I can keep up with my own tank care and fish care costs without asking ma for a hand. Gonna put a bit of that away in a "Pet Emergency Account" as well. So I'm so happy about this!
Only ended up with one issue, or so we're still trying to find out with a buyer, there's a little confusing dancing and avoiding going on...
Once I have a few things settled, I'm going to do some more...thorough breeding. Black gold dusts and normal gold dusts, I love my short-fin black and gold beauties my creamsicle left me, some real silver dalmatians, and a few swordtails and platies. My oddball gold dusts and yellow-tailed ones seem to be the most popular.
Anywho, that's back to normal now. I had moved three juvenile platies to my betta tank until things calmed down because I wish to keep and breed them(unfortunately my lovely calico hit sexual maturity early and bred with a blue platy...which I did not want since I intend to find a nice male calico to breed her later...she gave birth to six fry, a beautiful red MM gave birth to four...my young blue male has been busy, anyone want him? lol), so in a few days I'll be moving them home to the big tank. I just wanna make sure we're good to go without all the removing and adding, so I'll wait for the next batch to go to new homes, do my weekly clean and send the babes home.
Oddly enough, they get along well with my betta, Sprite...think he is a she. Not getting much by way of fins. .-. Roughly the same color too. Once the platies have their own place, I may move her to a ten gal. If it's truly female, five gallons isn't enough for her(or so I've read, they're more active than boys and need a minimum...prefer a minimum of ten gallons), and thanks to the pool tank, I now have an open ten gal. :3 Perhaps...just maybe I can talk grandma into switching tanks with me so I can have the five gal on my desk for shrimp or a birthing tank or something. Who knows. See if I can work a bit out...I'd really like to try another shrimp tank. A lot of my ghosts are still alive and kicking. :3 As for breeding? Dunno. Few had eggs that don't anymore...had one in a planted net with a moss ball that laid or hatched her eggs, but I have never seen any babies and that was weeks ago. c.c Or perhaps I will do something else with it. Shrimp is a good idea because ghosts especially are hard to find sometimes, well bred ones included...though I believe it'll be trial and error on my part before I can call them "Good breeding" since I'm newer to it. But I'd like to give it a shot. Nice ready female and a male, perhaps that will help with less risk of eaten kids...if mom didn't eat her kids, I'm really not sure what happened there, I had a ton of moss and a moss ball in there. c.c She got fat and happy in it, never saw a baby...by now you'd think I'd have found a few if any lived. lol
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