03-12-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Perlumia
Your tank is lovely; I think the plants look great. I'm sorry to read that your birchir ate another fish. That would shock me no end! I realize it's natural and all, but it sure isn't something you want to witness like that.
Thanks. The crypts are going through it's first bit of melt but otherwise seem to be alright. Ah well, that's one of the risks of having these kinds of fish.
Originally Posted by Chesherca
Just catching up here. . . *jawdrop*
Fox, I can't BELIEVE that Queen tried to eat a ropefish! I can't imagine how horrible that must have been for you - much less Queen. . . and the poor Rope! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that. What a day! How's Queen doing now? I hope she's calming down.
That 80g is getting filled up quickly, poor little Bluegill - he's the best fish ever, I swear!
You needed some fishy retail therapy after that one, for sure! The new lights look great, and I just ADORE C.spiralis its one of my favorite plants, if it likes your tank half as well as it likes mine (and I'm betting it'll like it even more, considering your Java Ferns!), it's going to be everywhere in record time!
Thought of you last night. . . I saw 4 TINY Bichir for sale in an awful fish shop. They were labeled 'dinosaur fish' and were so cute - only about as long as my thumb. . . wonder who's going to pick those cuties up. . . and how surprised they'll be when they get to growing. I have to admit - I thought about it for a second. . .But I know that as amazing as they are - I'm in no way equipped to deal with a Bichir right now! I'll just happily watch yours - and hopefully not see anything scary like what you just went through!
Good luck over there . . .
I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. That said the other two ropes seem to be doing fine in the 80 gallon. Happier in fact, as they come out a lot more.
As for Queen, she's now back to normal with a few changes. She seems to be a bit more cautious when it comes to food. Rather than "Inhale" she chews on it a bit and then gulps it down. Not sure if she got some sort of mouth injury(may be sore) or if she has figured out it's a good idea to size food before eating it. She's also suddenly being much more tolerant of Sen and Stumpini. That will probably change eventually though.
Yes blue-gill is a bit of a champ. I've noticed part of his top fin missing though, but I've not seen any of the ropes pay the slightest attention to him. He still zooms around like a boss fish. I have noticed a few of the smaller younger loaches chasing him around for a bit before realizing they are not built to cruise at the top. Then they waddle back down and find another loach to wrestle with.
Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
I've been away for a few days, but I'm glad to hear there haven't been any new problems. I love my C. spiralis, too. The way your other crypts have been growing in your tanks, they should do just fine and grow like crazy!
Yeah, I'm hoping things stay well for now. Also I am hoping they do well, it's amazing plant really. Though Spook and his buddy seem to think otherwise. They have already started chewing on it! Bad Gouramis!
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