Haha thanks :) It's more like Room de la Fish, but I like the sounds of Casa de la Fish better :)
Not a whole lot going on with the boys lately, except for Darryl, who I'll get to in a moment -_- Everyone is happy and healthy.
Stinson has put on some weight, which makes me extremely happy! He had his first blood worms tonight and at first he wasn't sure what to make of them. He swam around it in circles a few times and just gave it a good stare down before he decided it was worthy of eating haha then he ate 3 in rapid succession! I'm looking forward to this weekend so I can get a tank set up for him and Alaric :) I hope they'll be okay in a split tank. I'm going to use some black plastic canvas to try and mask the area between them as much as I can. I think it'll work out pretty well, though I'm still debating between a 5 gallon and a 10 gallon tank...
Gilligan is happy in his 2 gallon tank, so I think he'll stay in there for now.
Pascal's tail fin is healing up - again. He shredded it on something again *sigh* We're working on it. I think he may have been angry that I was giving him only 3 pellets/feeding instead of 4 because he hasn't been pooping regularly. I've upped it to 4 and there isn't any further damage, so lets hope that continues.
The babies are doing AWESOME. I am in LOVE with their split tank and I think they're pretty happy with it as well. They don't have stare downs at the divider so I think they'll grow up pretty indifferent with each other.
I think the API General Cure did wonders for Alaric. He's pooping more often now and doesn't look as puffy as he once did :) He's still got a tiny bit of fuzzies on his anal fin, but I think it might be leftovers from his slime coat shedding off. I'll keep an eye on it :)
Alistair is doing well too - nothing new or 'off' to report on him :) He's just my feisty dragon boy!
And now for Darryl. I swear this fish is going to give me heart palpitations! His entire tail fin is ENTIRELY shredded, and his caudal fin is starting to shred a little bit too. And I have NO idea what is causing it! I haven't changed a thing in his tank - it's the same exact plant, cave, filter, and rocks that have been in there since I got him. I am feeding him 3 pellets/feeding and feeding him twice a day, which is exactly how I've done it since I got him. I change his water regularly - two 50% changes a week, which again, is exactly how I've been doing it since I've had him. His water prams are perfect and the pH hasn't changed. I just have no idea. His fins just keep getting worse by the day and they're bloody in some places! :( I think I'm going to take his plant out tomorrow and see if that does anything to help. I hate to do it since he's always been a more reclusive fish and likes to hide - but his fins need to heal up, dang it! lol If any of you have any other ideas of how to treat this, please let me know. I'm upping his water changes to 3, maybe 4 a week with a double dose of stress coat to really try and heal his fins and to ward off any infection.
In case any of you were curious about my little buddy Konner, he was able to go home last Sunday, the 13th :) He was very happy to be able to go back home and go back to school to see his friends again. He's such a social kid! He did have one scare with his shunt again, and was in the ER for a few hours, but it was just a simple matter of reprogramming the shunt and he was on his way back home again :)
I'm going out of town for a few hours tomorrow so my babies are going to miss their afternoon feeding lol I hope they don't get angry with me :) But it's getting cold here in Iowa and I am in need of my winter jackets and sturdier shoes and a couple of my favorite comforters lol
Have a great and relaxing Sunday everyone!