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  1. Sakura8
    01-07-2012 12:54 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    The house is over 30 years old so it's about time it got a facelift. I usually use a 5 gallon bucket and just stick it under the kitchen faucet but I think I'm going to have to use 1 gallon jugs like you. The betta tanks aren't much of a problem because I can always carry them into the bathroom and fill them up directly but the 10g sorority will be interesting. And Koichiro the koi's 37g isn't a problem because he gets hose water from outside.

    The community tank got torn down because I was having a heckuva time with the soil-based substrate. Then it ended up staying torn down because I'm not sure how I'd do water changes without the kitchen sink. It's 20g so that's a lot of water. But the fish are in a barebottom 10g in the bathroom and they aren't very happy so I may have to set it up again whether I want to or not. We'll see.
  2. Sakura8
    01-06-2012 11:30 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I hope Collin gets better! Poor guy. How old is he? Age can sometimes play a part in swim bladder problems. :( I'll keep my fingers crossed for the little guy because that would be so sad for you and your nephew.

    My weekend started with water changes for all the small betta tanks. Tomorrow it's the koi tank and the sorority and then to sit down and figure out what to do with my dismantled community tank. Meanwhile I think my parents are going to empty the cupboards in preparation for the great kitchen makeover in a week. Yay. We'll be at least two weeks without a kitchen sink, which is where I get my water from for water changes. Don't quite know what I'm going to do.
  3. Sakura8
    01-05-2012 08:43 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I bought the clove oil but I just never have been able to bring myself to use it. I'm scared I'll screw it up and make the fish suffer even more.
  4. Sakura8
    01-04-2012 11:21 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Oh yeah. When I had Anderson euthanized, my vet didn't charge anything. They were going to stick a tube in his cup and pump some kind of gas in but I felt more comfortable having them swiftly decapitate him with a scalpel. They looked at me kinda funny and the first vet we talked to didn't want to do it but another one did. So in the end, they didn't charge me. I think they thought I was a 12 year old heartbroken over her first pet because I was there with my dad. >.>
  5. Sakura8
    01-04-2012 11:19 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm so glad to hear Jack is pretty much back to normal. That's the kind of news I like to hear. :D Three cheers for Jack!

    And . . . and I'd love to type more but it's really hard right now because one of my cats won't get off my lap and is biting my typing hand. She's sooooo neeedy!

    I sent you a PM.
  6. Sakura8
    01-04-2012 02:02 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm glad you reached out to Sena after that. She was pretty upset and I think people kind of really missed the point of the video she made. I'm not sure what's been going on but it seems like incidents like that have been increasing. I think the mods are working on calming everyone down.

    >.> Alas, I don't know anyone who could or would take a fish. If I start a rescue and rehome bettas, I have a feeling I'm going to have to ship them to people over the forum. But I'm really glad you have some friends lined up, that's great. :)

    And that Pitbulls and Parolees program is amazing. She does great work with a very misunderstood dog and oh yeah, it's good that people benefit too.

    Haha, I think my fish Anderson was the first ever to be euthanized at my vet clinic.

    How's Jack doing?
  7. Sakura8
    01-03-2012 05:12 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Sena's rescue is pretty amazing. I wish I had the energy to do that. I just end up keeping them because I haven't got the faintest idea how to go about finding them homes, haha.

    Fin rot is a tough one. Once it reaches the body, your chances of success drop A LOT. But if anyone can get Sarah to make it, it will be Sena.

    The quickest, most humane way to euthanize a fish is also the hardest: decapitation. Otherwise, most people use clove oil and vodka. The only time I had to euthanize, I used a vet. :P

    Crichton lost his battle a few days ago but in a way, I'm glad because he fought for almost a month or more and he deserved to rest. The rest of my fishies are doing well and Rodgers is starting to show more personality. His gills will never be right but at least he's not struggling to breathe. :)
  8. Sakura8
    01-03-2012 09:54 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I just popped over to see Sena's thread. Wow, poor little girl! I hope she pulls through. I know Sena will do all she can to help her but I left some advice, as well as a possible diagnosis. Thanks for letting me know, Jenn.
  9. Sakura8
    01-03-2012 09:34 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Aww, I'm so sorry about Xav, Jenn. You guys really put up a great fight so I'm sad he didn't make it. But at least he passed in warm, clean water surrounded by lots of love.

    I know how feel about leaving the sick ones behind. This sounds so dishonest, but I'm tempted to buy up cases like those, euthanize them since they won't make it anyway and they need peace, and then go get my money back. Never actually done it though. No guts.

    Hmm. Mags, silly girl, what are you up to? It's odd for parts of the pectorals to go missing, of all things. Even when it's a vicious rot, the pecs are usually the last to be affected. Since she just finished the salt treatment, I'd give her a few days in just clean water and watch them. If they continue to get worse, either more salt or Maracyn II. She is a puzzle, isn't she?
  10. Sakura8
    01-01-2012 08:54 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    If Xav is swimming okay, then you can probably stop the ES treatment whenever since he's pooping normally. The only other reason he'd need it is if he had some swimbladder or bloating issues. And it takes time for them to get used to you. One of my guys, Riceball, used to literally try to jump out of the tank when he saw me. I'd hear a splash and the lid would move a little. Geesh, I'm not that scary! But he settled down. It took maybe three weeks before he stopped shooting away every time I looked at him.

    Aww, lucky Jack. I have two cat beds on my bed too, but I usually have a cat in each one. I'm about ready to give up and just sleep on the floor.

    How's the newest baby doing?

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