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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-14-2016, 03:56 AM
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Whoa, I almost got handed a giant just like him the other week, but that thing was huge with a nasty temperament.

Anyway, you did the right thing, even if you weren't prepared for another fish - you've saved a life and I'm sure that if you decide to keep him he'll repay you with years of fishy dancing and bubble nests. The setup you have him in isn't the end of the world, it's fine as a temporary home and certainly better than being flushed - which I personally find to be an absurd concept, killing an animal just because you don't want it. Unless people think that they go into the ocean or something, which is even more ridiculous.

Keep us updated on his progress :)
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LOL Don't doubt your cat. I had a cat knock a 10G off a table.

Probably not helping LOL

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LOL Don't doubt your cat. I had a cat knock a 10G off a table.

Probably not helping LOL
Don't tell me that!! Hahaha jk, good to know. I'll have to put something weighted on the tank to keep it in place. So far he hasn't been too interested in the tank, but we will see.

The giant has regained a bit of color overnight after being in clean water. He's regained some color in his body, although his fins are still washed out. I'm hoping we'll see more color on him when I get him a mini heater today.

I had a bit of a hunch that he might color up a bit if I got him to flare, so we had a fun little mirror session today. He has beautiful form! His iridescence is starting to shine nicely. It's a nice turquoise blue. He will probably end up with wild-type coloration, but we'll see. The dalmatian spots have me curious!
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He is a beautiful guy!
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Looks like maybe he's a mustard gas with armegeddon spots. He's beautiful

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He is beautiful! Thank you for rescuing him! I know that you did not want to take on another one and wanted some respite from having more than one fish. But look at him, you are already making a world of difference in his life. Thank you so much for taking him on and if you don't bond with him and keep him at least you will know the difference that you made in his life!

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He is a beautiful guy!
Thank you! He is going to be an interesting color, I think.

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IDK about Mustard Gas. He doesn't really have the bands around his fins, mostly just iridescence. But we will see how he colors up!

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He is beautiful! Thank you for rescuing him! I know that you did not want to take on another one and wanted some respite from having more than one fish. But look at him, you are already making a world of difference in his life. Thank you so much for taking him on and if you don't bond with him and keep him at least you will know the difference that you made in his life!
I had only wanted to have Pongo, it's true. But circumstances forced me to take him, and I'm going to do my best for him. If I decide to rehome him, I'll try and find someone in the marketplace section of the forum. I haven't named him yet. I'm going to wait a bit and see if I feel like I can handle having two before I name him. Once I name him, I feel like I'm going to be bonded to him.

But probably he'll have a name by the end of the day.
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Wow he's gorgeous!

Isn't it amazing what clean water, good food, and a lot of love can do in just a few short hours?
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Iíve never seen that color before. very pretty guy. ;0)

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Thanks guys. Yeah, he's made quite a bit of improvement overnight. I'm pleased to see him looking healthier and swimming around eagerly.

I'm going to regret this... but... any name ideas?
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