I think Bandit read my rant, because for the past two days he has been wanting to be fed all the time. He has gone off his BARF, but I have been feeding him this Applaws brand mixed in with some Wellness Core (he won't eat that by itself).
Whistler has stopped peeing blood after a couple of days of watered down tin food. We are going to keep eyes on him, but hopefully whatever was going on is clearing up.
Eos got her tracheal wash yesterday. She had to go under a general anaesthetic which always makes me worried. Someone I know recently lost a German Shepherd because there was a mistake. It's been hard keeping her quiet because the medication she is on makes her feel
better, even though her lungs are still very bad. It looks like it is going to be another 6-8 weeks of treatment for her to get it to clear up fully. Hopefully there's no scarring.
I emailed Hermanus and my miniopinna pair should be coming by the end of January. I am so hoping things go alright because I would be devastated if one or both fish were DOA. Now I just need to get their tank properly set-up.
My sp. apiapi fry have hatched and are hanging from the nest, as have my hendra fry. My dominant persephone female has been half-heartedly wrapping with a few of the males in the tank but I don't think any eggs eventuate as it is quite a distracting environment. I'm going to pull her and one of the males out into a separate tank in a couple of weeks and see if I can't get a successful spawn.
My brownorum pair have been flaring and chasing each other around but there's been no spawning. I think the male's spot on one side is getting bigger as there seems to be more green iridescence than there has been previously. Fortunately, all his fins have grown back and he is looking stunning as ever.
Then my hendra male taking a break from guarding his nest
My coccina pair died from what appeared to be some sort of bacterial infection. That is the last time I purchase wilds from anyone but Jodi-Lea. So the hunt will be on for a nice wild-caught pair to hopefully start my species focus with. It would be great if this could happen before the end of 2014.
I also think tomorrow I am going to euthanise my unimaculata female. There's been absolutely no improvement and she is clearly suffering. I didn't want to do it today because it's my mum's fish and I didn't want to put a dampener on her night.