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post #1601 of 1867 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Should I still move her to the trap if she's in her own tank (no other inhabitants or dangerous filter)?
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It is best if you want to keep most of the fry so she doesn't eat them. I don't know exactly how big she is so as I said, if she's younger then most likely she won't eat all of them but there is a possibility still.

Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
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Thanks lil, she is younger (hard to describe how big... Far from full grown, though) so I'll hope for the best but I'm also at home all the time during the summer so if I'm lucky I'll walk in before she gets too many. I've been stuffing her full of NLS today, tomorrow morning it's going to be brine shrimp... I know I sound bad, over feeding and all, but with high quality food there isn't actually a huge risk and I would rather she be a little full and have surviving babies anyways. Plus she just went for four or five days without any food.

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So, today I started a massive clean on the ricefish tank that involved me giving up on directly applying H2O2 so I just dumped a good portion of a bottle in, after I removed the fish of course. The bubbles were awesome! Die BGA, die! I'm actually so fed up with it, it's like the herpes of the algaes (ok, technically it's a bacteria)... Never goes away. I'm at the point that I took out all the plants so I can just hit the tank with whatever I want, I'm actually getting close to using antibiotics which if anyone knows me is usually a huge no-no.

I also got some fish rearranged, I really need to get these ten gallons divided... Right now I'm just waiting for my friend to give me an answer on whether or not he wants the crayfish, then I'll go ahead with the plan. If all goes well I'll have everyone out of jars by the end of summer.

In other news, I'm seriously considering selling my ricefish group. They are beautiful fish, but I feel like someone with a nice planted tank (with compatible inhabitants, unlike my tanks) would appreciate them more and it would free up a ten gallon for a splendens spawn or something.

Here's a couple bad pictures of my new male from CJ, this guy might even get a name... Lol. I realized once I got home how similar he looks to my favorite splendens of all time, a multi male bred by Oldfishlady. I'm excited to watch him grow up... He's only seven weeks old!

As you can see we started flare training today, I want to keep him and his fins in good shape. You may notice that he already reaches 180 (7 weeks!!!).





And here's that fish from OFL, for comparison. Hopefully he'll look even more like it as he grows, he will probably/hopefully develop more of a white band on the dorsal and caudal which will help...
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I always over feed my guppies lol, the most of the juvies are in the 20 anyway so I'm sure the plants enjoy a little extra feed haha.

That boy is certainly beautiful!! He's long fin?

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African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
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I am so glad you like him Matt. You sure can see a lot of his dad in him. The flare training is so good for the fish mentally and physically. You must give him a name Houdini Jr. maybe lol Hope he makes lots of babies for you. Your visit was great, so much fun talking betta

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I always over feed my guppies lol, the most of the juvies are in the 20 anyway so I'm sure the plants enjoy a little extra feed haha.

That boy is certainly beautiful!! He's long fin?
Thanks! He is long finned, I know... Isn't that strange for me? He'll be bred to a HMPK, and I'll work on shortening the tail in subsequent generations I think. And sometimes plants and snails are a great justification for overfeeding, I mean I'll never tell someone to do it but let's face it, it happens. No babies yet... But I'm filling her up and watching her carefully.

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I am so glad you like him Matt. You sure can see a lot of his dad in him. The flare training is so good for the fish mentally and physically. You must give him a name Houdini Jr. maybe lol Hope he makes lots of babies for you. Your visit was great, so much fun talking betta
I'm very impressed by him... This is the most I've liked a betta in a while. And a halfmoon at that... I'm 99% certain that the last HM I owned was Spike.

Houndini Jr... I like it. I'm hoping Houndini's grandchildren will look even more like him, but I'm starting to think that more like their dad wouldn't be a bad thing!

By the way I figured out what that fold in his tail is, it's from a stray ray that somehow grew out of place from the penduncle. It's not a big deal, probably caused by an injury at a young age or a wacky mutation but I'm not worried about it. Doesn't subtract anything from the fish!

The orange girl is doing really well too, tiny but still looks great.

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Lol, no worries! You wrote decently coherent or at least enough that I understand without issue

Yeah, even though I slightly overfeed the guppies, they gobble it all up anyway so it's not like it's sitting there rotting unlike feeding new born fry, guppies are completely insatiable, okay maybe ALL fish are completely insatiable but oh well

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Still no babies... I guess I really can't judge when they're close. I'm sure it'll be soon.

In other news, my friend decided to take the crayfish! I'm really happy about that, it means I can divide up her tank and get all my babies (they're not babies, really... But I still call them that) out of jars by the end of the summer. I'll get them all into tip top shape, and sell off a few. That tank is going to need one hell of a cleaning, it's so gross.

I also recultured my micro and banana worms. I came super close to losing the banana worms... I honestly didn't think I really had any, but I saw a single worm on the side of the container today so that means there's bound to be more. Now it's just a waiting game to make sure they come back. I really hope I don't lose the banana worms, they're my go to first food for splendens.

Right now I'm pondering a couple things... whether or not moving the ocellata juvies into the empty 20g is feasible (is need a stand and a heater), and whether or not I should sell off my ricefish group. I kind of want to get rid of the ricefish, I mean, they're beautiful and fascinating but I don't really love them and it would guarantee me a spawn tank.

Anyways, fish are all good, the ones from CJ are settling in fantastically, ocellata are now taking and loving NLS small fish, and I found 250$ in cash that I forgot I had. I'm happy.
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Seems like everything is going good right now. That's good :)

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