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Old 10-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #1 
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Looks like the table's turned!

I noticed yesterday that Nyx, my new girl, seems to have something against Aigis. Maybe it's some blue-eyed rivalry. Anway, she was flaring a bit and chasing her around, and left my other two girls alone. No nipping that I saw...

Today, poor Aigis' fins are totally shredded. And interestingly enough, a bit of Gloria's as well! I can just imagine she must be in so much shock that someone actually has the audacity to pick on her.

And odder still, Bambi, my smallest, is perfectly fine. Usually she's the one that gets picked on the most because of her size...

Poor Aigis though, I'm going to start with some salt baths...hope everything goes well.

Nyx is doing great though, I'm almost 100% sure she's a mustard gas now. I had always wanted one.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:45 AM   #2 
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sorry to hear about the girls, but, in time they should get more and more used to each other. i have 31 in my sorority and theres nipping and chasing here and there. i never take any of them out to do salt baths either. i keep aquarium salt in their water at a ratio of a heaping tablespoon per five gallons. everyones healing fast and quite nicely. i dont take them out also because i dont like to net my fish or keep stressing them by taking them out and then back in again. it seems to aggravate the situation with the ladies lol
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #3 
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I have aquarium salt in their tank too, but I figured maybe a salt bath wa more potent? I always scoop my gir;s out during their weekly water change though. But I scoop them up with the little cups/bowls i hold them in, not with a net.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:07 PM   #4 
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ya alotta people do that, i just dont like the added stress it can bring on
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:11 PM   #5 
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Well I used to siphon the corner with the girls in, it's just the Gloria is so curious it worries me. Plus I ended up accidentally killing one of my uncle's goldfish when i was siphoning his tank. So now I do it as a precaution.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:03 PM   #6 
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ya i understand that
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #7 
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So do you suggest that I give Aigis a salt bath, anyway? Or will the aquarium salt in the tank be enough? I didn't add the amount I was supposed to last time, so I guess I'll do 100% change instead of 50% today and add more salt to it...
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #8 
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i never give mine salt baths, i just salt the tanks and they do just fine. i think youd be fine with just the tank salt but it cant hurt to do the bath, i guess its just personal preference
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Hmm well, I'll add the salt to the tank and if she's not improving I guess I'll start the baths. Thanks. :)

She seems perfectly fine though. Swimming and acting normally. Nothing phases that girl, lol.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #10 
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well good, shes strong and helthy it sounds like, hers fins will be back in no time
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