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post #31 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-06-2019, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there, just wanted to leave an update. The turquoise mustard gas arrived from Texas in great shape and I've already started conditioning her. The sisters I got from Aquabid are being shipped out today from Thailand and should get to Transhipper by Sunday. I'd like to see all three before I start the spawn.
Also, as a preview.... My next pair after the Mustard Gas will probably be a Super Red pair.
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This is very good news. I'm glad that all is going well. Ben says to tell you to hurry up he needs a brother. LOL.
No Don't hurry take all the time you need. I have nothing but time and I still have 8 tanks that haven't even been set up yet.

I'm just glad your girl arrived safe and sound.I hope the others get there safe and sound also.
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Haha, thanks! 8 tanks?... Wow! You have your work cut out for you. Hopefully Ben will have a beautiful brother by late summer if all goes well. 😁 Will keep you posted.

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Hi there, just wanted to leave an update. The turquoise mustard gas arrived from Texas in great shape and I've already started conditioning her. The sisters I got from Aquabid are being shipped out today from Thailand and should get to Transhipper by Sunday. I'd like to see all three before I start the spawn.
Also, as a preview.... My next pair after the Mustard Gas will probably be a Super Red pair.
Hope you are well.
This is very good news. I'm glad that all is going well. Ben says to tell you to hurry up he needs a brother. LOL.[IMG class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]
No Don't hurry take all the time you need. I have nothing but time and I still have 8 tanks that haven't even been set up yet.

I'm just glad your girl arrived safe and sound.I hope the others get there safe and sound also.
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Yep I still have 8 tanks waiting to get started. About 3 weeks ago I bought (5) 5.5 and (5) 10 gallon tanks to replace the 75 I lost to a block of wood. I setup a 5.5 as a Nano tank only with just plants. and the one 10 gallon I setup for Lennon so she will have her own tank to care for. She and I went shopping for fish yesterday and came back with 6 Neon's and a few dwarf rainbow fish. She was taken with the Neon's and is in the process of naming each one. (I've created a monster here.) I was on the lookout for a nice betta for her but every one we saw was so small, and none that really impressed her or I.

My wife and I are heading down to Lancaster PA in 2 weeks and I know Fish Place will have what I want. So I'm waiting. We are going down for my Oldest Daughters wedding so it should be fun. I never thought she would settle down again, but she really found a great guy. I like him a lot. He treats her well and really cares for her needs. I know my Grand children are very enthused having him as their Step Dad.
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In the past few weeks I have lost 5 mystery snails, I'm not sure why There was only one left alive today and seems to be doing well. I almost sure the loss was due to old age. They were very mature when I got them. And mystery snails are only to live one year. So Today I went up to Erie Pa. to Petsmart. I phoned them first to see if one they had them and two if they had a good selection. I came home with two blue mystery and six Nerite. There was one Black racer the largest of the bunch two spotted, and two striped. All but the Black racer were small juveniles about the size of a dime. I even picked one that had eggs all over the shell. Now being that they are from fresh water they may lay eggs but these eggs will never hatch.

Ben now has his herd back and loves swimming up to each one and giving them the eye and once over. I also picked up some cuttle bone and placed some chips all over the bottom of the tank. They don't give much mind to Ben and are busy finding their way around the tank.

So I am staying busy and getting some things ready to cycle a new tank.
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You so sound pretty busy...in a good way. Do they sell cuttle bone at Petsmart? One of the Assassin snails I just bought had a crack in his shell.

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Yep I still have 8 tanks waiting to get started. About 3 weeks ago I bought (5) 5.5 and (5) 10 gallon tanks to replace the 75 I lost to a block of wood. I setup a 5.5 as a Nano tank only with just plants. and the one 10 gallon I setup for Lennon so she will have her own tank to care for. She and I went shopping for fish yesterday and came back with 6 Neon's and a few dwarf rainbow fish. She was taken with the Neon's and is in the process of naming each one. (I've created a monster here.) [IMG class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG] I was on the lookout for a nice betta for her but every one we saw was so small, and none that really impressed her or I.

My wife and I are heading down to Lancaster PA in 2 weeks and I know Fish Place will have what I want. So I'm waiting. We are going down for my Oldest Daughters wedding so it should be fun. I never thought she would settle down again, but she really found a great guy. I like him a lot. He treats her well and really cares for her needs. I know my Grand children are very enthused having him as their Step Dad. [IMG class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG]
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They do sell cuttle bone how ever I found it in the bird section. I had to break it up into smaller pieces and found the larger ones float. So if you put some in your tanks just know you might have to weight it down.
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Ok, thanks for the info. 👍

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They do sell cuttle bone how ever I found it in the bird section. I had to break it up into smaller pieces and found the larger ones float. So if you put some in your tanks just know you might have to weight it down.
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Oh no! That is a hard bite to swallow. If this makes you feel any better... when my brother and I were 4 & 5 years old our parents went to Kmart for late night Easter shopping. We were left home with our older teen siblings. Well, when my brother was little he was meaner than a snake! He got mad at me for something and threw my brand new, never worn Easter shoe at me. I ducked and it went right through my dad's precious fish tank. There were fish everywhere. My sister got the neighbors next door and they were lining up every water glass they could get from our two houses. Of course I petted each one trying to console it! We all warned brother he would be in trouble when dad got home. He did not seem worried. Dad of course came home and was very upset. He asked him why on earth he would do such a thing. Little brother puffed out his chest, pointed to me and said, "It is NOT my fault! She ducked!" I know you are upset now, but someday hopefully you will look back and smile. Meanwhile, hide all of the wooden blocks! lol

That EXACT story happened with my Dad when he and his brothers were tweens (4 brothers, 5 years apart in the 40s/50s... Except instead of an easter shoe at an aquarium, it was a pair of scissors at the brand new curtains...and they did not have a lot of money, so these curtains were special! But the same line "It's not my fault, he ducked!"
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Hi David, all the Bettas came today and in perfect condition. The Mustard Thailand sisters already have their breeding stripes. They are more of a perinkle than blue but I think between the 3 females one will work. Just a little preview but after the mustard gases, I'm looking at Super Reds next. Just got a beautiful stunning Super Red Male than came with the Mustard sisters.
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So glad to hear they arrived safe and in breeding ready form.
Which type of super red (half moon?) He sounds like he would be a good breed for the right female.

Keep me informed of the progress.
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