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  1. Oldfishlady
    06-20-2011 05:48 PM - permalink
    Popeye...QT in a small container-maintain temp 76-77F- and start 100% daily water changes with pre-mixed Epsom salt 2-3tsp/gal and tannins for 10-14 can take 4-5 days before you see reduction of the edema...the combo of the tannins and Epsom salt antibacterial/fungal properties should take care of it....
  2. SillyCone
    06-20-2011 05:25 PM - permalink
    OFL, can you help me with my pop-eye'd fish? =/
  3. PewPewPew
    06-19-2011 04:59 PM - permalink
    Hehee, no worries! I bet theyre fantastic. I have a soft spot for Cambodians, they females make me melt- too cute! I hope the spawns work out great for you, Im sure they will! :D
  4. Oldfishlady
    06-19-2011 04:49 PM - permalink
    Thanks....the breeders are cambodian...white body with blue/black fins on the male and females are pearl/pastel pink body with blue/black fins....I have baby pic of them in one of the other albums...I think...I need to go look...laffs......and add the adult need to update
  5. PewPewPew
    06-19-2011 04:36 PM - permalink
    The doll bed makes me laugh! Thats a great idea, why not? :)

    What do the parents look like, OFL? :o Ive always wondered about your spawns, I bet they're lovely. That DBT in your avatar has such a nice, deep color. I like him! ;)
  6. Oldfishlady
    06-19-2011 12:35 PM - permalink
    Thanks...yea, it was my daughters and so it is over 20+ years old and it has been sitting out by the burn barrel full of water that I collected mosquito larva out of and thought....that would make a good fish my house if it holds water it has something aquatic in put it under the gazebo on the South side of the well...I sit at the picnic table and watch
  7. Here Fishy Fishy Fishy
    06-18-2011 10:05 PM - permalink
    Here Fishy Fishy Fishy
    The fry in the doll bed is just too cute, lol! I'm sure that's not the sort of babies Little Tykes had in mind when they designed it... nevertheless, its highly appropriate!
  8. inkrealm
    06-16-2011 03:16 PM - permalink
    ahh, thankyou very much :D and I will look this up ^_^ greatly appreciated <3
  9. Oldfishlady
    06-16-2011 12:09 PM - permalink
    They get a very small amount of oxygen from their gills but not enough to sustain them..primary breathing in via the labyrinth organ

    All fish have what is called the lateral line...this is a sensory organ..kinda like echo location so they can find their way in the lateral line.....a very interesting organ....
  10. inkrealm
    06-16-2011 12:11 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL,hope youre doing well,^-^
    just had a quick curiosity&thought you might have enough variety/experience to know,
    can bettas breathe with their gills if they need to?
    I added a vase to my boy's tank&he didnt realize he could get in it till tonight.its clear but he seems to be able to see it&understand that its a solid object.when hes just following my finger,he'll press at the inside of the vase,but not come out,&if I open the food door,he comes almost immediately,so I think he knows how to get out if he wants concern was he likes sleeping in it,so if he needs air in the night,will he be able to get out,or will he suffocate?
    I googled this&a few people said they can use their gills,as when theyre first born,they dont even breathe air,for several weeks.
    the second thought was,if he does need air&cant use his gills,will he be able to find his way out in the dark?or should I leave a dim light on?if you happen to know either or both of these,or even if you dont,thankyou:D:D

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