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post #531 of 821 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 09:37 PM
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Love the video of you petting him! He doesn't look too happy in there. It's for the best, Sparky.

Am I the only one who has a habit of apologizing to her fish? Like I'm fumbling with the food and apologize for being so slow. Or I accidentally drop something and it startles everyone.

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post #532 of 821 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nope, I apologize to them too. "Sorry, I overslept and forgot to feed you!"
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Poor Sparky! He's having a rough time. . .but he seems to be adapting well to his . . . ahhh. . . hotel accommodations, lol! I really loved the vids, and it was very cool to get to see him in actual comparison to your hand - even covered in a gigantic rubber glove ;) I had no idea that bubbles could be so dangerous! Good luck to both of you getting through this heatwave - hopefully it'll be the last one before autumn descends. . .
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Sparky is a little ammonia machine. I purposefully got a huge 27gal rubbermaid so I wouldn't have to change it daily. I know the filter is tiny but I did seed it with bacteria. Nevertheless, in 24 hrs, Sparky managed to spew out .25 worth of ammonia. I had to do an emergency water change during the closing ceremonies. He was laying there gasping. Poor baby. And last night, one of my cats spent all night sitting by him howling (or so my mother told me). o.O Oooo-kay.

Heatwave projected to last well into this week. Shoot me.
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Sakura, mind if I put some Sparky shots on my tumblr?

How's the little guy holding up?

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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You know... I was about to come over and ask the same thing - it feels like AGES since I've had a Sparky update - even though it's only been 3 days, lol.
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Olympia, sure! Post all the Sparky shots you want. When I get a new camera, I'll try to take really nice ones.

Well, it looks like the heat spell finally broke, if you can call the mid-high 90's a break. He was gasping a bit this morning so I went ahead and moved him back into his tank. He's probably a little ticked off at all the moving. I'm sorry, Sparky. Hang on a bit longer and soon your tank will be inside a nice temperature-regulated house! Never having tanks in the garage again.

The cats miss him though. They liked to sit around his tub and stare at him.
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Cats + CATFISH =

Wonder how Sparky feels about that. . . do you think he's kind of okay with cats, in general. . . some kind of whisker bond?

Glad to hear the poor little guy is doing well enough and back home, hopefully he gets to stay there this time! Was he as active in his . . . tub. . . as he was in the 10g? Does he seem happy to be back in the garage? Or is he maintaining his trademark indifference?
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He spent the first day jetting around his tub but then he reverted back to lounging. I don't think he would give the place 5 stars though because every time I went to look at him, he'd come out of his tunnel and waggle his whiskers at me as if to say, "There's no Wi-Fi in here and housekeeping is lax."

Sparky must just be following the fine tradition cats in my house have established: if you are a cat, you are fat. Apparently even CATfish are included.
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.25 in one day?! My fish seem really . . . clean now (dont look at the algae, please!!).
LOL, our last cat was never above 6-7lbs (was at the vet once and was 5lbs) and our cat now (who is 14 years younger) is 12lbs. And I have starve my fish so there not fat.
I love catfish so much. At the Aquarium there are these HUGE catfish. Def bigger then me. So over 5 feet long. THEY ARE AWESOME!!

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