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Old 07-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #11 
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Stress coat and/or Krodon's fish protector will help as well.

If she is acting normally, I am almost certain she will recover. scales and fins do grow back. I have had quiet a few males that like to go visit their neighbor and one girl beat the crap out of 2 males . After that I gave up trying to breed her...
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #12 
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Hey LebronTB,
I'll definitely stay on top of the water changes.

Frozen foods for fish is one thing I don't have an abundance of though.

Which kinds of iced foods in particular do you recommend? Wouldn't live insects work just as well? Like fruit flies?

Also is it best if I keep her away from the others so she doesn't flare her fins?
Frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. Live foods are also a great idea! Fruit flies might work. I would be searching for mosquito larvae or brine shrimp but since they're so freaking hard to get, you should try the flies. Remember to wash it! It should be better for her to isolate since she might get stressed. Flaring her fins can help her. For exercise.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #13 
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Thanks for reminding me about the stress coat, forgot all about it.

I have enough remaining to treat 500 gallons of water.


I have easily over 1000 mosquito larvae swimming in my garden cart.

I'm just afraid to grab them because the water is gross. Smells like swamp water.
I have to wash off all my vinegar bottles and put all of them in the fridge.

They're not going for the banana peel in the fish tank traps I setup yesterday because they're hanging out by the vinegar bottles.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #14 
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You're so lucky!! That's not fair... But you need it more than me so... Anyway, you can catch them with a net. Then run them down with cold water and they're good to go! Hm... Maybe you can set some vinegar and put it near the tank? Not in, like outside.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #15 
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All you have to do if you want mosquito larvae is leave a 5 gallon bucket outside.... fill it halfway with water, put some plants nearby & mosquito will flock to it.

I know there's at least 1000 mosquitos in that cart I'm afraid to walk near it because it's mosquito central. I'm not sure where I put my bottle of natural mosquito repellant.

If the banana peel in the tank didn't do anything, vinegar by the tank isn't going to work either.

I'm going to make a bottle trap, fill with a little bit of water and banana peel on the bottom. Once the flies go inside, I'll shake them up, so their wings get wet and they can't fly away.

I think the fruity flies are a lot safer to feed than the mosquito babies because they're inside the kitchen.

I'll catch 500-1000 larvae tomorrow & after rinsing, I'll pour them inside a big soda bottle & cap it.

Chill them for an hour and maybe pour them in ice cube trays.
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OK. Sounds like a good idea.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:19 AM   #17 
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Are their lil blood suckers swarming around out by that cart?
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