Originally Posted by brownmane
Beautiful fish! Where do you get the time?
Thank you :)
Time? What's that? LOL Only kidding... I am a stay at home housewife (no kids though), so other than taking care of my nephew about 3-4 days a week while my sister is at work, all I do is cook and clean up after my hubby. So all my spare time is deticated to my pets...the fish, the dog, and the cat...and my garden on the patio (sadly its been slightly neglected lately since it was a holiday weekend...plus we have been super cloudy and having tons of thunderstorms the past week or so, and my plants are mad because they havent gotten much sun).
Sadly, the Endler/Livebearer died last week...also lost my favorite laserbeam Guppy
named Sunshine. And I lost my dalmation balloon molly to dropsey. I also lost a habrosus cory...I had expected him to go as he had never grown since I first got him and was itty bitty and I dont think he was eating and if he was I think for some reason he wasnt absorbing what he needed. I have 3 habrosus left, they are hard to find in the tank as they like to hide and are so small. I also lost 3 of the Guppy
fry, still have 3 left...and the largest is just a week or two away from being able to sex and release into a tank. I lost the Guppy
& endler cross to only what I can assume was a bacterial or fungus issue...after realizing what my molly died of, I treated the tank...almost lost my turq. Guppy
, but the meds worked and everyone is fine.
My favorite Guppy
is one of my fancies...I have had him the longest...his name is Flame. Flame's tail is so vibrant and so long and flowing that his little butt is at a slight angle, almost as if he was a veil tail betta. And when i got him, he barely had a tail. My newest fancy named Cherry, he is almost a hot pink color with slight cobra pattern on him...I can see the growth on his tail coming in and I know he is going to be beautiful!!!
My friends joke that I am a Guppy
growing machine, as I can take the plainest guppies and within a couple of months or less turn out a Guppy
worthy of show. I think guppies are easy to care for, but for the tails to be amazing, it takes not only great water parameters, but also the right combo of foods. And I think having more allows them to be socially happy as well.
I need to video my new 15 gallon tank, as I love the natural looking decor I have in it. But I will hold off on that video until I add more stock to it since its just the betta, snail, and frog at the moment. And I will take a new vid of the 29 gallon in the next couple of weeks after I do a good gravel vac on it and after I add more plants to it (had to steal 2 of the 3 live plants to put in the new 15 gal when I seeded it so I wouldnt have to cycle much).