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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #241
 
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Just wanted to let you know that the MTS have been in fishless QT for almost a month now. I think they're a week shy. Let me know if you still want 'em! If not, no worries - they can just be in there :D Hope your pup is feeling better, and the tank is stable. I miss your updates! Gotta get that excitement back :(
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #242
 
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+1!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #243
 
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If you're willing to send them, of course I'm still interested! Not much to really update on, the tank is kind of at a stand still....although I did something bad. /facepalm

Went to the LFS with my sister, just to browse/pick up some fish food, and in the angelfish display tank were 3 baby harlequins, the last ones left from the original batch the LFS got in months ago. I KNOW I shouldn't have gotten them without a QT set up, but my last little girl was getting noticeably shyer without a school.

So...in they went. I've got my fingers crossed that since they've been in that LFS tank for so long they'll be okay. It's been a few days and nothing yet, and I'm so happy to see them all schooling.

Also, on another sad note, I'm thinking of returning/rehoming one or both of the PGs. I noticed her tail fin has some nips, although I'm not sure if the male did it or the harlequin out of frustration.

Just did a massive cleaning job today for a real estate office on a rental home, so I finally have enough money to get the QT set up, thank goodness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #244
 
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Three cheers for a QT tank - and for a couple more Rassies for the group. I've been feeling bad for that poor lonely little thing, must be stressful to go from being one of a big shoal to suddenly finding yourself alone. Hopefully the shop gets some more in stock soon, and you can start rebuilding their little group.

Bummer about the gourami! *sigh* I've read a lot of personal accounts of similar things happening. I'm hoping that I'll have better luck keeping them in a bigger shoal - whenever I get around to upgrading to a bigger tank. It's so sad to have to re-home fish :/ *sigh*

Of course I'll send 'em! It isn't like I'll run out anytime soon - I have them spread over every tank, lol. Your guys are in the plant QT tank - no fish, so they should have dropped any fishy illnesses they could possibly have been carrying by now without a host. Though I made sure to get them from my 55, which *crosses fingers* has always been healthy. . . the weather WAS warmer, but has recently dropped in temps again. Send me a PM with shipping info, and I'll keep an eye on the weather. I'll send them when it looks like we'll have a few warmer days back-to-back. :D I've shipped these to my friend in Florida, and they made the trip well!
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #245
 
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I felt horrible about it, the poor girl has never been on her own before. And being super pregnant didn't help I'm sure. She looked like whale. As soon as the newbies came in though (I believe 2 males and one female, although they're a bit young to tell yet), she immediately started laying eggs.

I'm still not sure who exactly nipped her, it could have been the last rasbora or the male. I'd also just like to have one giant school of rasbora as the only fish in the tank besides the kuhli. Which I'm beginning to think I've lost my babies, I haven't seen them since the mass rasbora death. So that leaves me 3 kuhli, I really need to up their numbers too.

Sure, I'll send a PM your way :) It's warmed up nice the last few days here, we had a bit of a cold spell for awhile.

And you're right, it may just be a space thing. And if you'd be able to have 2 males with a large harem, they might be too busy displaying to each other to harass the females too much.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #246
 
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Woo! Just got the tank itself. Ideally I wanted a 29 gallon, but it just wouldn't fit where I wanted it. So I ended up with a 20 long, which should work since I'll only be QTing a few small fish at a time. Same footprint but not as tall.

Now I just need to spend another $80 on all the supplies .___.

So a total of $120 invested in this tank.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #247
 
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Tank costs add up SOOOOOOOO flippin' fast! I think a 20L is a really ideal size for a QT tank, to be honest. Way better than a 10, which is what most people use. If you only QT one species at a time, you shouldn't have any problems. I QT'd my 20 Jellybeans in a 20L together with no issues (and a lot of duckweed, lol) The added height of a 29 IS nice, but as far as cost per gallon if meds are needed, the smaller size can save you a ton of money if you have to get one of the more expensive treatments. Hopefully you never will, but still!

I'm so happy for your little Rasbora! She must be so happy now. . . It'll be okay, you'll rebuild BOTH shoals over time, and that tank is going to be AMAZING when all is said and done. *nods* I just know it is! Having JUST a large shoal of little 'bora and the loaches with a very lush planted tank would be fantastic, if you go that route. Or that, but keeping only one of the gourami as a specimen/show fish - either way you decide, or something completely different, with all the care you put into your tank, it's going to be lovely, and I can't wait to see how it comes out :)

Hey! How's the puppy! You never said. . . still walking like a drunk? Poor thing. . .
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #248
 
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She's doing SO much better, I almost wished I'd filmed a daily report. It's insane just how noticeable her recovery has been...She still stumbles occasionally, and sways a bit if she stands up to fast, but when compared to having to carry her outside and her eyes/neck rolling all over the place...it's miraculous. I'm so proud of her, she's really bounced back. I'll be honest and say those first two days were the worst I've ever experienced...I was in tears the whole time. And sleeping on the couch next to her for 4 days.

It makes me laugh a bit though...she's been on a 6 year diet to try and get some weight off of her (fat dog + arthritis = no bueno), so she's incredibly food obsessed. It was the main motivator to get her moving again... especially the gingerbread man shaped dog biscuits.
Thanks for asking :) Sorry about the super long post, but...it really is amazing how much she's recovered.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #249
 
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Ahhh, I'm SO happy to hear she's doing well! I know just what sleeping next to a dog for 4 days feels like. When my 13 year old mutt got sick, we thought she was a goner. Stayed up night after night watching dog documentaries/shows and just giving her all the love - she made it through, and is now well on her way to 14 years! Glad to hear such happy news!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #250
 
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That's so great to hear :) It's amazing just how strong their will to live, especially with an entire family catering to their every need and whim, hah :) What was she sick with?

13 seems to be the year of trouble, I swear xD Blondie is somewhere around 13, although we don't have an exact age on her. She was a stray (well, kind of. But that's a ridiculously long story haha).
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