Hey guys, it's been a while since I last visited here! I decided to take some photos of my fishies to update. Some news:
- Florence died right before we moved, she jumped out of her tank.
- Peach died of a fungus that killed her overnight.
- Vanilla died of dropsy.
- Jezebel decided to be a rebel like Florence, and jumped out of her tank.
- I bought a baby cambodian crowntail girl that died a week or so ago, from overfeeding. Apparently I dropped too many pellets in the tank and she just burst. But at least she died happy, I think.
Luckily the rest of them are doing well. Demi recently caught the same fungus virus that Peach had, but I caught it in time and she's in recovery. She's doing really well. Gabriel acquired a recent tumor that has been growing on his back, and I'm not certain what it is (see post in fish illnesses) but he's still kicking regardless. One of my tanks literally broke and the half the water drained out overnight, but I found it and saved the three fish inside. A few ups and downs here and there but the rest of them are doing well. More than a little divider hopping has been done, and a lot of fights have taken place, but no casualties. I found these $7 tank lids at Walmart, and I'm in the process of getting all of my tanks these lids to prevent further jumps. Just the other night, Little Red decided he'd hop his new tank I just put him in and flop about on the desk a bit, I had to pick him up by his tail and throw him back in, and he was apparently so disgusted by me touching his tail that he decided to nibble it right off. Jericho and Flamenco both have gotten rid of their gorgeous fins, mostly from hopping dividers and brawling it out with their tankmates. My babies Marie and Josie are all grown up, and eggy like nobody's business. I still miss Soldier, Flair, Viper, Orlando, and all the rest.
Anyway! on to the photos.
Here is Piccolo, a new addition. He's a dalmatian, and his spots are oranger in the right light.
Viking, nomming on food I just gave him.
I try to take a picture of every single one of my fish, but Josie wouldn't hold still.
Eggy little Violet. I gotta clean that, ugh.
Perseus! Another of my dalmatians.
Ichabod says hello.
Little Marie has all grown up.
Here's Little Guy, one of three LFS cube-rescues. The others are Little Red and Tiny, but I have Louie too, who keeps getting grouped up with the cube-rescues because he was feeling icky in his store cup and I bought him around the same time too.
Here's Canary, and you can see some of the really pretty blue/violet highlights in his tail from here.
Jezebel, who decided to eat her fins off one night. Now she just looks like a tadpole. /laugh
Here's Blueberry, and some of his poop /sigh. His fins are all messed up because he decided to hop a divider and fight one of his tankmates, and he's in a temp tank because their tank busted.
Here's Caspian, who has been with me for over a year (:
Pierce, the fish I've had the longest. I put him in a temp tank cause he was acting lethargic a few days ago, but I'm beginning to think he was just sleepy, because he's acted fine since.
Shasta! Who is suffering a weird bump in the side, but who acts pretty normal. I'm putting up a thread after this to ask about it. It's on the other side.
Here's Flamenco. (: That stuff on there is actually glue, from where I had a bit of a struggle putting his divider in. And then there's some drips I need to wipe off.
Pretty little Phoenix, who totally freaked out when I started taking pics of him.
Here's Little Red (and poor lighting). You can see where he nibbled his fins off after his little escapade out of the tank the other night.
Hippie is still trucking too <3 He's looking really pretty lately.
Cobra has always been shy, which is a shame, because he appears black in normal light, but under flash he has a gorgeous red and green shimmer I wish I could catch.
No idea what Navajo is doing here.
Here's Demi, who is still recovering from a fungus. You can see a little of it.
Louie, who reminds me of Soldier.
Mom's Cherroke! You can see where one of his fins is colored and the other isn't.
Jericho <3 whose fins are growing back.
Haha, Roxanne is literally adorable.
The focus isn't great, but here's Cupid.
Here's Tiny, being lovely.
Oh! I caught Cherroke flaring at me.