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Old 05-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #401
 
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Oh my gosh, she sounds awesome xD Sounds like me when I was in middle school. For some reason i thought your daughter was much younger though, like 5th grade, haha.


So, my female betta has quickly figured out that I am the source of food and goes crazy when I get near the tank, she does everything she can to get me to notice her, and she's so food driven she even lets me hand feed her, which is flipping awesome.

I'm starting to worry though, as she has a few 'dull' patches. It doesn't look fuzzy or like a fungus, just a few scales in some areas that aren't shiny. I'm not sure if they're scars, or just a result of poor prior conditions.

The sand should be here within the next few days, and when it gets here I'm going to spray paint the back of her tank black.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #402
 
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It sounds like your new lil' gal is doing great! I hope her 'dull' spots recover now that she's in a nice tank with good care.

Pretty please let me know how the spray painting goes? I've never done it before, but am thinking about painting the back of my 125 before I set it up - would love to hear how it goes for you!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #403
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I used a mylar sheet, black on one side blue on the other and went with the black. Just stick it behind and tape in place. Easier to change if I ever change my mind. It probably cost less than a can of paint.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #404
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Oh my gosh, she sounds awesome xD Sounds like me when I was in middle school. For some reason i thought your daughter was much younger though, like 5th grade, haha.


So, my female betta has quickly figured out that I am the source of food and goes crazy when I get near the tank, she does everything she can to get me to notice her, and she's so food driven she even lets me hand feed her, which is flipping awesome.

I'm starting to worry though, as she has a few 'dull' patches. It doesn't look fuzzy or like a fungus, just a few scales in some areas that aren't shiny. I'm not sure if they're scars, or just a result of poor prior conditions.

The sand should be here within the next few days, and when it gets here I'm going to spray paint the back of her tank black.
I thought that was cool when Oscar did the same thing.... he's still a little shy about it so feeding is more a drop in a kibble where he can see it. I tried an ant yesterday, he loves the moving stuff but didn't actually eat the ant, just hunted it down and chomped on it for a bit, I'm going to add some live stuff this summer I guess.

If the dull patches don't change I don't think it's anything to worry about. They might shine up after a while of being in a better environment rather than the little cup.

Was she in a coloured water? I find that most of the better LFSs have some sort of stuff in the water that turns it a blue colour, some sort of treatment to compensate for the small housing I think.

Once you get the sand in and the plants set down you'll need to post pics.

Now... get this right... think Roman Colosseum... huge crowd all stomping the ground, the sand jumping with every beat raising dust, voices in unison creating a drawn out roar ....

Pics... pics... pics...

I don't want to hear about any whiney, high pitched, toddler remarks this time.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #405
 
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Now... get this right... think Roman Colosseum... huge crowd all stomping the ground, the sand jumping with every beat raising dust, voices in unison creating a drawn out roar ....

Pics... pics... pics...
We really need a giggle button on this forum. . .

*adds her voice to those of the pic-chanting masses*
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #406
 
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I have the NLS small fish formula that I've been feeding her (I also have the regular sized, but it's a bit too big for me to feel comfortable feeding the rasboras), and sh swims right up the snatch a bite from between my fingers. Super cool.

No, it just looked like regular water, it couldn't have been more than 1/10th of a gallon, if not less. The patches worry me a bit, but I think you're right, with clean water it should heal right up, whatever it is.


Also, I have a ton of misc pics I'll throw on here later today, of stuff I got from the LFS and of the shrimp experiment. And I'm so mad at myself for not calling the LFS before I placed the order for the sand for Lionheart's tank. Normally he never carries any freshwater substrate besides small bags of neon gravel, but when I went today he had a bag of Flourite Onyx sand and Flourite Dark Original (I think, but it was sandy, not gravely) -______- Only 3 dollars more than on Amazon, but I could have bought it locally and been done with it -________________-

Speaking of shrimp, I placed another order from that local guy (he recently opened a shop, Dark Water Aquatics), on late tuesday and it got here today o.o Much better than last time, and it came with a cooling pack. I'll post pics of what I got later today.

So, I'm picturing everyone in the Colosseum has just inhaled helium, is that right? ;)

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #407
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Um... Helium. Where the heck would Romans have gotten helium?... but that would be funny...

I look at Pepper's fins... Had none and they are growing back from little stubs, surely a few dull scale patches are a breeze.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #408
 
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My biggest worry was that it was the beginning of some sort of fungus, but it hasn't gotten 'fuzzy' and it's only visible when the light reflects off of her side.

Pics to come soon of some misc stuff, just have to re-size them all -__-

And the sand got shipped today, should be here within a few days. Hopefully it will have quit raining by then so I can paint the tank and get the sand in the day it gets here.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #409
 
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #410
 
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One bag of shrimp was Cherries (for my sister and the science experiment) and the other were Yellows (for my sister), and then in the first pic you can see some of the ghost shrimp, haha.

The Java Fern Windelov is now happily tied to those pieces of driftwood (I may have been inspired by a certain someone!) and look great.
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