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Old 12-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #361
 
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Queen looks like she's ready to take the first steps onto land in that video, she's so primeval.
Beautiful fish there.
Funny thing is technically Queen could come onto land and breathe and survive for some time. It's neat to me just how ancient this line of fish is and what they represent in the world of fish.

That said thank you. :3
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #362
 
80 gallon update here. So far all the fish are still alive, eating, and playing. I've finished the first round of medication and the temp is down at 80. I've swapped over to another medication that I will run for up to four days (this is the second). This is Kordon's Rid Ich Plus. I don't think the loaches really like it but there are still some spots on a few fish and I want this stuff gone when it hits it's next free swimming stage.

Strangely enough my plants are doing fine too.

Anyway other news: I have a ten gallon tank. One of the issues with the 80 gallon is that while it's a good plant grow out tank really small plants are hard to keep down. This 10 gallon has a Halfmoon Doubletail male betta in it, and it is going to run minimally with just an airstone, heater, and lots of plants.

The betta's name is Clover:



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Old 12-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #363
 
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Aww! Congrats on the new *ahem* TINY tank, and Clover looks like a sweetie! I used Rid Ich Plus when I got Ich tat rode in on the Platy purchased for the Kindergarten tank. I've never dealt with Ich aside from that one time, and went on reviews for that med - It worked like a charm, though I did increase the temps when I used it. I hope it does the trick to get the Ich OUT - and that the loaches do well with it. ANY fishy illness is nerve-wracking. . . trying to treat an entire tank with plants even more so. I can't imagine how unsettling it must be to run meds on the sensitive loaches, eels, and BlueGill along with the rest. . . good luck over there. Hopefully it won't be long now and that tank can be declared fit and healthy!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #364
 
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Aww! Congrats on the new *ahem* TINY tank, and Clover looks like a sweetie! I used Rid Ich Plus when I got Ich tat rode in on the Platy purchased for the Kindergarten tank. I've never dealt with Ich aside from that one time, and went on reviews for that med - It worked like a charm, though I did increase the temps when I used it. I hope it does the trick to get the Ich OUT - and that the loaches do well with it. ANY fishy illness is nerve-wracking. . . trying to treat an entire tank with plants even more so. I can't imagine how unsettling it must be to run meds on the sensitive loaches, eels, and BlueGill along with the rest. . . good luck over there. Hopefully it won't be long now and that tank can be declared fit and healthy!
Thanks Ches. :3

He is quite a cutie. He takes his time moving around the tank.

That said as of right now it seems that all fish in the 80 gallon are free of ich! I'm following up with another three days of does just to be sure all the it is dead. So close to declaring the tank a healthy one!

Also I've got an update on that one. You can't see it too well but I"ve got a new large driftwood in the tank that I did a trade for. The loaches and the eel absolutely love this new piece of wood. It gives them all sorts of neat sleeping/hiding spots and they love to play around it too. I'm not quite...happy with the way the tank looks. I need or want to be able to see the wood and not have it in shadow. I may tweak this layout further down the road. 80 Gallon Rescape and Health Update - YouTube

Also got the 10 gallon a nice upgrade to a better light: 10 Gallon: Lighting Update - YouTube
It's just a single T5 light that we picked up at Wal-mart but it does a splended job of lighting the tank.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:34 AM   #365
 
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Love the new betta! :D
Love the re-scape on the 80G
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #366
 
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The 80g looks gorgeous - what I can see of it, lol. I like the dim look! Congrats on the new driftwood, sounds like you've gotten the perfect piece for the tank. . . So relieved to hear that everyone is recovered and doing well! Little Clover is cute, and the 10g is coming along very quickly - great work!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #367
 
Thanks Aussie, thanks Ches. Today is day 2 with no cysts or spots showing up on any fish. So far so good. :3

Also, I didn't get around to it last night but I may have finally fixed one of the issues with my 150 gallon. As some of you know, I removed a female moonlight, and the second pearl some time ago. Since that happened the big Moonlight hasn't been the same. He has a name now, and it's Spook. It's because he freaks out at every little thing and keeps running into walls or decor in the process of swimming away.

The topic came up a few time of "dither fish" and Mika suggested that I might go with some Bosemani Rainbowfish.

150 Gallon: New Arrivals and Feeding Frenzy - YouTube

Well, I have 3 Bosemani and 3 turquoise rainbows now. I do intend later on to get more but for now I wanted to give this a try to see how they all handle. There is one male turquoise, two females, and I have no clue what the gender is on the Bosemani. My plan was to bring them home and have them ride out the final few doses of meds in the 80 gallon tank. However, that didn't happen because Bluegill the Betta decided he didn't like then rainbows and kept flaring at them really heavily during the temp acclimation stage.

So now they are in the 150 gallon (their intended home) and I put a full dose of meds in as a precaution. Unlike the Loaches, these fish showed no signs of disease from the get go. I'm fairly confident I will be fine. Spook's behavior has changed completely. He started out being like a daddy almost, protective of the rainbows. Then he transitioned over to picking on them a bit to establish dominance. Right now they have survived the first night in the tank, and the Gourami's aggression has toned down a bit.

Queen ignores them. The sen chased the blue male around a bit and now he ignores them too. I gave both bichir's and the ropes extra food last night to keep their attention away from the new arrivals. Anyway, thats the news. So far they are acting in a way that affects dither fish. The two Gourami are much more relaxed now and I have not seen a single instance of crashing into the walls yet.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #368
 
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I though the rainbows like to be in a school???
Wouldn't it be better just to have a large school of a rainbow fish species?
But I love the fish, your Moonlight look pretty active now :D
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #369
 
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Six is a school.

Congrats on the Rainbowfish SF! I keep Bosemani and Turquoise as well. I also have some Reds, which I recommend, if you ever want to add a few more. They look pretty sharp, especially constrasted with the blue. They all school together.

Awesome addition to your tank! Are they super active? Mine are active and fast.

I have a moonlight gourami in with my Rainbows. Make sure at feeding time he gets some food, mine is a lot slower than my rainbows so I always make sure to put a little food right by the gourami.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #370
 
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I meant to say a school of one species?? So six of a species of rainbow fish...
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