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Old 01-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #421
 
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Haha! I love how you ask "Did you see that?" when the rasbora freak out. I actually had to rewind a few times to catch it. They are kinda spastic little guys.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #422
 
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Wow nice tank! Hehe, you really had alot to say!
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #423
 
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Haha! I love how you ask "Did you see that?" when the rasbora freak out. I actually had to rewind a few times to catch it. They are kinda spastic little guys.
Still no idea why that one did that. I've never seen them do that before. They have not done it since. I love the Rasa though, they are so laid back.

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Wow nice tank! Hehe, you really had alot to say!
I actually had a shorter version but either my battery would die on me, or I would get interrupted. That one that is up was my last effort to do it because I was pretty ready to give up.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #424
 
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Aaaah, the loaches.... I love them, too. Glad you went into how awesome (and fussy) they are, cuz' it's true. My loaches are totally different from yours, but they're the ones I look to, even with all of the other sensitive fish in my tank, to let me know if something is off with the water - or anything else. My rams are almost TOO fussy, they'll get upset with me for a day or two after I prune. But the loaches. . . if they go into hiding, I know something is seriously wrong if they're hiding or acting funny, and I take immediate action to fix it - even if I have no idea what it is. I'd love to see them greeting you in the morning! Mine don't do that. My loaches, of ALL the fish in the tank, are notorious for absolutley refusing to acknowledge my existence at all. I kind of like that about them!

And Blugill. . . is my hero, too! :D I was SO worried about him when he was being super sad during/after the ich treatment - but LOOK at him! GAH! He looks so HAPPY now :). I was pretty nervous for him for a long time, actually - he went though a LOT of changes in a very short time. . . from being the bubble-nest champion all alone in his small tank, into the 20. Then became a community fish - in an ever-growing community. THEN into an even BIGGER community, along with a new tank, and directly after - the battle with Ich (which I agree, 2012 did seem to have been a terrible year for it) It's so wonderful to see him, really FINALLY settling in for true and thriving after all of these changes over all of these months. Love that little guy. . .makes me happy.

I hate it when I see a fish do something weird, and I'm all like O.O Always glad when nothing comes of it. Last time I took a video, I caught one of my rams flashing on video. I've never seen any of the fish in my 55 flash, so I was really eyes to the tank for a week or so - never saw anything else (maybe he just had an itch), but yeah. . . I know the feeling. WHAT WAS THAT?! DID YOU SEE THAT!?? WHY DID HE JUST DO THAT?!

. . .It's a funny thing, Fox. . . like you, I get very attached to my fishy friends (a fact that I am often teased about IRL). I've been following your tank for quite some time now. I think your tanks were the first ones that I started paying attention to, and I was surprised to realize (when your tank was sick with Ich) that I've actually grown attached to YOUR fish, too! It sounds weird, but lil' Bluegill and Queen and the rest. . . they're my buddies, too! Obviously, it's a different sort of attachment, since I've never *technically* met them, or you - but I think I would have cried if that little Betta died. I think that might also be one reason why I'm enjoying these little 'chats' so much. I already KNOW that you take great care of your tanks - I wouldn't be following you if not - but it's really nice to hear your voice, and get a little bit 'closer' to the person behind the SN of SanguineFox, and these gorgeous tanks that I've been lucky enough to see grow from the ground up - without the work! Sorry if that makes me sound like a creepy stalker.

K... I'm done. Sorry for the book, lol! Keep up the good work, momma! Love your tanks!

P.S. How's the little Betta doing in the plant tank?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #425
 
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Aaaah, the loaches.... I love them, too. Glad you went into how awesome (and fussy) they are, cuz' it's true. My loaches are totally different from yours, but they're the ones I look to, even with all of the other sensitive fish in my tank, to let me know if something is off with the water - or anything else. My rams are almost TOO fussy, they'll get upset with me for a day or two after I prune. But the loaches. . . if they go into hiding, I know something is seriously wrong if they're hiding or acting funny, and I take immediate action to fix it - even if I have no idea what it is. I'd love to see them greeting you in the morning! Mine don't do that. My loaches, of ALL the fish in the tank, are notorious for absolutley refusing to acknowledge my existence at all. I kind of like that about them!

And Blugill. . . is my hero, too! :D I was SO worried about him when he was being super sad during/after the ich treatment - but LOOK at him! GAH! He looks so HAPPY now :). I was pretty nervous for him for a long time, actually - he went though a LOT of changes in a very short time. . . from being the bubble-nest champion all alone in his small tank, into the 20. Then became a community fish - in an ever-growing community. THEN into an even BIGGER community, along with a new tank, and directly after - the battle with Ich (which I agree, 2012 did seem to have been a terrible year for it) It's so wonderful to see him, really FINALLY settling in for true and thriving after all of these changes over all of these months. Love that little guy. . .makes me happy.

I hate it when I see a fish do something weird, and I'm all like O.O Always glad when nothing comes of it. Last time I took a video, I caught one of my rams flashing on video. I've never seen any of the fish in my 55 flash, so I was really eyes to the tank for a week or so - never saw anything else (maybe he just had an itch), but yeah. . . I know the feeling. WHAT WAS THAT?! DID YOU SEE THAT!?? WHY DID HE JUST DO THAT?!

. . .It's a funny thing, Fox. . . like you, I get very attached to my fishy friends (a fact that I am often teased about IRL). I've been following your tank for quite some time now. I think your tanks were the first ones that I started paying attention to, and I was surprised to realize (when your tank was sick with Ich) that I've actually grown attached to YOUR fish, too! It sounds weird, but lil' Bluegill and Queen and the rest. . . they're my buddies, too! Obviously, it's a different sort of attachment, since I've never *technically* met them, or you - but I think I would have cried if that little Betta died. I think that might also be one reason why I'm enjoying these little 'chats' so much. I already KNOW that you take great care of your tanks - I wouldn't be following you if not - but it's really nice to hear your voice, and get a little bit 'closer' to the person behind the SN of SanguineFox, and these gorgeous tanks that I've been lucky enough to see grow from the ground up - without the work! Sorry if that makes me sound like a creepy stalker.

K... I'm done. Sorry for the book, lol! Keep up the good work, momma! Love your tanks!

P.S. How's the little Betta doing in the plant tank?
That's one of the things I love about Loaches. The are great indicators of the health of your tank. I trust them more than anything else to let me know when something is wrong. They pick on things early on.

Unfortunately the light is always too low to do video of their dancing morning ritual. I'll see what I can do though. Haha, that's kind of funny that yours are like "Nope, people don't exist!"

Bluegill has just been... incredible. He's one of the things I think about when things get really rough. Idk why but it's comforting to think about how he went through all that and still had this enormous will to live. It makes me want to work that much harder to push through what ever is getting me down.

It's funny how people look at us fish folk like we're the crazy ones for caring. It's a mark of a person how they treat/feel towards things that are often viewed as "inferior". It says good things about a person (I think) who is willing to care so much about even the life of a small fish when living in a captive environment. That said, I'm happy to be able to share my fish with you. We're all buddies, humans and fish XD

Bluegill is doing well! Though he recently took a ride down the water changer hose. His fins got a bit torn but he doesn't seem bothered by it.


He's an aggressive little fish. Kept attacking my fingers and the hose and finally slipped through and got taken up by the intake. Thankfully he didn't get hurt though.



Got another image of him there, his fins still look impressive.



That's the tank. Hang tight and I'll have a video up with me talking about this tank as well. It'll be the last one for a while though of me talking.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #426
 
Last talking video for a while: 10 Gallon: Lets Talk - YouTube
Now got one on the 10 gallon.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:36 AM   #427
 
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HAHA! Oh my! Clover is a lil' bit of a tough kid, eh? Pop him in there with the Bichir for a minute, that'll call his butt down! He is super pretty, though - gotta give him that. Poor lil' thing, glad he made it through the tube and back looking. . . more or less. . . none the worse for wear! That's always my biggest fear - my fish and frogs are always so all about that hose, even with my fingers cupped over the end, I just know one day I'll nab one! Lovely video, lovely fish - and a lovely tank! :D
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #428
 
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Clover is one feisty little man! I've never had any of my betta attack the hose! They are usually more interested in my fingers because fingers = food. Also they are scardy-fish that run and hide in their plants.

I do feel it says a lot about a person if they care way more than most people think they should about an animal in a box. I'm glad I'm around other people who really understand that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #429
 
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HAHA! Oh my! Clover is a lil' bit of a tough kid, eh? Pop him in there with the Bichir for a minute, that'll call his butt down! He is super pretty, though - gotta give him that. Poor lil' thing, glad he made it through the tube and back looking. . . more or less. . . none the worse for wear! That's always my biggest fear - my fish and frogs are always so all about that hose, even with my fingers cupped over the end, I just know one day I'll nab one! Lovely video, lovely fish - and a lovely tank! :D
Haha I bet it would. But then I might not have a betta left afterwards...and the betta might just get the idea that he can take on a dragon. Then he's join the other side with Little Red.

That would really suck for the frogs to go through something like that, fragile as they can be. That said thanks!



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Clover is one feisty little man! I've never had any of my betta attack the hose! They are usually more interested in my fingers because fingers = food. Also they are scardy-fish that run and hide in their plants.

I do feel it says a lot about a person if they care way more than most people think they should about an animal in a box. I'm glad I'm around other people who really understand that.
Hahah, I got quite a few that are like that. OMG FINGERS MUST BE FOOD OMG PEOPLE MUST GO HIDE!

I think it does too. There is an old saying that you can judge a man by the way he treats his inferiors. Same goes for the way you treat your animals too! I"m glad we got a group here that understands this.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #430
 
It's been a while since I've had good video of queen out and interacting. I thought you all might find it interesting how she tends to nose/check out young Stumpini:

Ornate Bichir: Mood Swings - YouTube

She waas a bit nippy towards the Sen. Sometimes I wonder if this is more due to aggression, or maybe just the fact she has some bad eye sight. (all bichirs have poor vision). This nipping may be a way of figuring out what is near or a warning to back off out of her personal space.
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