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Old 02-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #231
 
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I hope so too. I'm still so upset over what happened, I feel so guilty. I hate not knowing exactly what happened, and not knowing what else to do besides water changes. I'm going to do one more massive WC tomorrow and then go to 3x a week after that. Just to get the water as clean as I can, in case it is some kind of disease. I'm hoping this is the end of it, everyone is eating and swimming normally.

I moved the output to hit the wall, and the loaches seem a bit more active, but they still stick in their corner. I'm not sure if they're just being shy because I changed the filter or if they're sick. I'm just so bummed. I thought I was doing a great job provided for them but something went wrong somewhere.

I wish there were fish veterinarians.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #232
 
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There are... but they're few and far between, and I think in situations like this... it's all just guesswork, really. It *could* have possibly been so many things. . . something brought in on a plant, or the new loaches that skipped QT possibly bringing something in from wherever they came from, or the pesticide treatment, or - somehow - the filter. . . with no obvious symptoms to look at, and such a sudden death rate. . . *shakes head* To be honest, I HATE setting up and stocking a new tank. Even though it's exciting, for me it's always such a nerve-wracking time - too many things changing too often to keep track of, y'know? I'm still waiting to get to the point of having a tank that's been running for a few years and is pretty much left alone for the most part - that's my dream tank :) We'll both get there someday.

That said - I'm really happy to hear that there are still some loaches in there! Mine went all weird and still recently, too. Though I didn't lose any, I know how upsetting it is when creatures you're used to behaving in one way suddenly stop, and you can't figure out why. *sigh* They could simply be reacting to all of the commotion with the water changes, too. Just. . . unusual behavior keeping them a bit on edge?

At any rate, you're doing all you can, keep pumping the fresh, clean water in and taking any nasties that may be in there out of the system. Hopefully the worst is past, and these guys - and your beautiful tank - will be perfection from here on out.

Keep up the good work. . .
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #233
 
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It's the guesswork that's bothering me so much. I'm just hoping that with all the WC and the carbon that whatever is in the tank is out. I've been doing intense cleaning of the sand too.

They actually come out and do their loachy dance during WCs, but after it's over they go back under the driftwood. They're finally starting to venture out and eat now, which I'm so happy to see.

Thanks for all the support, both of you :) I really appreciate it. It's been a really rough and stressful few days.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #234
 
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How are things going over there, hon? Settling down, I hope?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #235
 
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As far as I can tell. Both Gourami seem normal, although the male has been chasing the female a bit more, I think that's due to stress though from all the water changes. They hate them. The lone rasbora is still alive, swimming normal and such, although a bit shyer without a school.

Still no sign of a baby loach, but the three adults have been living inside the driftwood and it's impossible to see them until they come out for food. So I have no idea if the babies are in there too or not.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #236
 
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Thanks for the update, hon. . . sounds like things are holding, at least. Great news! Hopefully the worst is behind you, and things will return to 'normal' again soon. . . *HUGS*
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #237
 
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Hope so too Jen. And hope your babies are ok!
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:40 AM   #238
 
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Yeah.

I'll be honest though, the tank hasn't been receiving as much attention as it should right now. Mostly it's just feeding and then observation for a few minutes a couple times a day.

My dog Blondie (I didn't name her, I swear!), has "old dog vestibular disease" so she has to get round the clock care, and has to be carried where ever she needs to go. For an 80 pound dog, this take a lot of time and patience. But she's getting better, and I could never complain.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #239
 
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Poor Blondie! I hope she's feeling better soon! Is she walking around like a drunk pup? What little I know about this is that it usually 'fixes' itself, but how long does it last? Sheesh! A few months ago our 13 year old dog got sick. She's only 50 pounds, but carrying her up and down the stairs was a trick! Not envying you that task - hopefully she heals up quickly! She's lucky to have a gal like you caring for her - very lucky! What ever happened with the temporary pup? He was a cutie ;)

Sorry. . . dogs = off-topic! Sorry to derail!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #240
 
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Yeah, she walks like she's drunk and trips over her own feet. She's already getting better though, it's been a solid two days since it first started. Her head isn't lolling and her eyes aren't rolling. Now it's just about finding her feet, lol. That's what our vet told us, to give her about two weeks for it to straighten out. She may still always be slightly wobbly, but nothing serious. Oh my goodness, I could not imagine carrying a 50 pound dog upstairs. Thank goodness we're a small one story! It's hard enough to get her outside for potty time.
Toby is still here <.< It's pretty much unofficially decided he's going to stay. Even after he literally ate a pair of my flip flops *eye roll*. Oh well, they were ugly anyways.



On another note, my dad came home today with a bargain from the flea market. An extra tall 55 gallon aquarium. Which turned out to be a 67 gallon aquarium. It's only 3 feet long, but it's deep and tall. Definitely going to be a slow process setting this baby up, but I'm excited.

Not sure at all about fishies, yet.
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