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Old 11-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #331
 
Since Ches requested it:

Queen is still doing fine, getting kind of fat and still growing. She's a wonderfully placid girl though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #332
 
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AWWW! There's our girl! Thank you, Fox. . . I love her!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #333
 
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AWWW! There's our girl! Thank you, Fox. . . I love her!
I do too. You're welcome. Lately she's been a little shy. It may have been from gorging herself on Tilapia, or from hitting a growth spurt. She still puts up with all the other fish well, which makes me happy enough. She's getting close to the site where people report having aggression issues but I've not seen anything like aggression out of her ever. She doesn't even care when those loaches invade her personal space. The big ones like to sleep over on her side.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #334
 
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She seems so chill, I will be surprised to see anything other than the mildest aggression out of her, but. . . she is what she is, so good to be wary just in case. I wonder if her recent shyness has to do with you changing the layout/stocking in the tank? She seemed to have been on the opposite path a few weeks ago - becoming more and more visible. . .
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #335
 
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I love her, she is so majestic!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #336
 
I've got sad news. I had a death today. Not in the 80 gallon where I would expect it but in the 150 gallon. One of the youngest loaches in my tank was torn up really bad but it doesn't look like a Bichir bite. It's confusing.

At this point when the 80 gallon is fully back to normal and I'm not battle Ich from the new loaches the last remaining Yoyo will be seperated and put into the 80 gallon. I really am beginning to suspect that the food aggressive Burmese Loaches beat the tar out of the little one while I was away. They were being funny about food before I left.

In the mean time the heat is steadily rising in the 80 gallon. I never really posted much about it here in the thread. Either the new loaches, or the Peacock Eel introduced Ich into the 80 gallon. So far the Rasbora are unaffected and all inhabitants are still alive. For the past few days I have been raising the temp 2 degrees a day. It currently sits at 84 degrees, 2 shy of what I want.

I was doing water changes once every other day, now it's twice a day. All lives are still doing well though. Everyone is eating. I'm worried about Blue-Gill as he is now rather upset with me after confining him to a Betta box for two nights in a row. Tonight will be the first night I let him roam free in the tank when it's lights off.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #337
 
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I'm so sorry. . . poor little one. . .

At least such sad news is tempered with some happy, though. Glad to hear that the 80g is taking the heat treatment well. Are your loaches reacting in any way to the higher temps? Why did you decide to confine little BlueGill?

Keep us posted on how things progress with the ich treatment, glad you caught it early, and it hopefully won't get a chance to really cause trouble. . .

Sorry again to hear about the little loach. . .
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #338
 
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I'm so sorry. . . poor little one. . .

At least such sad news is tempered with some happy, though. Glad to hear that the 80g is taking the heat treatment well. Are your loaches reacting in any way to the higher temps? Why did you decide to confine little BlueGill?

Keep us posted on how things progress with the ich treatment, glad you caught it early, and it hopefully won't get a chance to really cause trouble. . .

Sorry again to hear about the little loach. . .
Been doing some thinking and took a good look at the wound. The two big 5-6" burmese loaches are definitely the culprit here. I am thinking that they are reacting badly to the removal of their favorite place to sleep/hide. I may have created a hostile environment...and not realized it.

Next week we are getting new wood to prevent anymore issues if the other Yoyo lasts this long.

In the mean time we went out and got Kordon's Ich Attack, it's a big bottle and is all herbal. Many loach keepers report having success using this in combination with the heat treatment. Losing one loach is devastating enough to me. If there is something preventative I can do for the others I want to. I am not doing the full treatment due to how sensitive loaches and eels are. Instead I did half a dose.

The loaches are still digging and scratching. As they flash I can see stuff flying off their bodies. So far they don't seem to be gasping or having trouble getting oyxgen.

Blue-gill went into solitary confinement because I noticed that he began developing signs of illness too and had labored breathing. He was having to shoot up to get air and night and sleeping all the way at the bottom of the tank. I wanted to give him the chance to sleep easy at night with better access to air while he fights it. During the day he goes back out again. Today he seems strong and alert enough to handle being free at night.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #339
 
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I'm sorry you lost one of your little loaches in the 150. I never expected a loss there either. I hope the last little yoyo lasts long enough to see if the wood helps!!

I'm so glad you haven't lost anyone in the 80. Hope the Kordon's stuff works for you. I've used some of their other disease treatments before with good success.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:44 AM   #340
 
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So sorry for your loss...
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