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post #121 of 1057 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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My mum and I named her "Soleil" after the sun in French, and we're calling the Barbs "The Clouds" XD She thinks it's genius and she had to pay for some for me, so I figured "What the heck, why not!"

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post #122 of 1057 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:54 PM
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Aww that's really cool! I love the sound of Soleil! It's very beautiful ^_^

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I've been trying to sex the Barbs, but so far nothing has told me exactly what to do... Research continues! My little rescue boy looks great, he even flared today! I'm doing a 100% change on his tank and keeping him on AQ Salt until Saturday, then switching over to Bettafix until he goes to his new home :)

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That sounds great! I'm so glad he's doing well!!!

As far as sexing Barbs:

"Sexing: Females grow larger and plumper than the males. Females stay gold all over. Males grow a series of splotches on their sides."

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One of them has but one spot on the tail and tiny spots on a few parts of the body... Would that entail a female, or just a male like the rest?

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I think it might be a female if it's mostly golden but I think you'll have to wait a couple of weeks to see if they color up more or not with the new environment and good food ^_^

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Yay! The girls are good, Kassiandra wouldn't eat today, but I saw her eating the algae pellets and figured she was full from that (eye roll), she didn't even come up with the rest, just sat there picking at the tabs. The Cories hurriedly swarmed them and she stayed over the one she had called dibs on! Silly girl, algae is for Cories and Otos, not Bettas!

Everyone in the 10g is doing great except for Soleil. She was a little clamped today, I think things are just starting to hit her with the move. By this afternoon she was out and curious again, eating the little bits of pellets the Barbs hadn't stolen already. I think everyone there will do just fine ^.^

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Aww that's great about Soleil! Happy everyone is finally doing better!!

lol silly Kassiandra! My girl Little Blue will do the same thing, she thinks she's a cory as well. I've dubbed her Queen of the Under World though because pretty much the whole bottom of the tank is her's and the cories XD she's too silly!

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Haha! My friend's mum took my 10g fish tank that used to be Atlas and Pigg's, and I gave her the filter I meant to keep, and I don't think she'll trade me... If it's too strong for the girls, do they need a filter on their own, or is it best to try and trade back?

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They're be okay with a strong filter, it will break up fights and chases anyway. Can you baffle it or is it baffled and still a strong current?

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