Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.
Just gave everyone water changes, including the first water changes for the girls in the small tanks. I wasn't sure how much water to change, so I just did 50% for the girls in the 2 gallons. I used a turkey baster as a siphon and Alice would not get out of the way. I was afraid I was gonna accidentally get her with the baster, haha.
Whatever it was that happened to Alice's fins when I first got her (She had two centimeter long chunks torn out of her anal fin) they are healing up really fast. You can barely even tell they were damaged unless you look close, you'll see kind of slightly curved indents where it should be straight across. I'm quite happy with that, because that means it wasn't anything bacterial or fungal. I haven't seen any discoloration on her fins at all, so I assume the damage was only physical. Regardless, she's a very confident, but usually pretty calm, girl. She's the only one of the girls who will sit and just watch me. When I stand in front of the tank she stops swimming and just stares directly at me. No flaring or anything, she stays very calm, but she looks very focused, and takes food very gently from me too. She's a sweetheart.
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy