I hope you all are having a good week. I started back to work today from holiday break. My son had been in for several weeks and had grandson and visited parents. We also managed to get some big house projects done like cleaning out garage, closets and attic. Amazing how those things get put off. Have been in major purge mode. If it is not being used then move it. Nice to have that done but still have some ongoing projects to finish. Work was actually kindof nice being back today. I was pretty busy but a good day. I have also been back filming and editing a new video. This will be a reptile one which will highlight the species as well as each of their distinct and funny personalities. After I get that finished, I want to start doing some more work on my Second Chance betta video with focus on betta rescue and Chance's story. I have been wanting to do that for some time but it has been hard missing Chance so much. Another reason that one has been delayed for now is I have had a big illness outbreak in the fish room. I have been super frustrated and discouraged about that. It seems like issues came crashing down after my bad tetra incident. Things have gotten tough the last week. I have hesitated sharing because I don't want you to think I am neglecting my fish. I assure you I do my best to keep everyone healthy and happy. Not long after all of that Edward came down with dreadful popeye and a secondary infection. It literally came up overnight it seemed. I got him on meds and then Finley came down with eye cloud so he has been on meds. Then Marlie got sick. Now Jameson looks like he may have early onset dropsy. He has been hanging at top for two days and I am heart broke over that. I have him on Kanaplex. Storm has been on meds for some mild fin issues but I think he is depressed. Just feel like throwing my hands up in the air some days. Edward has improved a lot but now his fins look awful. Everyone gets another round of meds tonight. I don't know what the initially culprit has been. I have never in all my years keeping fish had this many sick at once. Anyway, as hard as I try, I still have struggles. Just wanted to put that out there in case you all have ever had similar struggles. I want you to know you are safe to share anything here and no throwing under the bus from me. I hope we can all encourage one another through successes and hard days. Sorry this is one big paragraph. My English professors in college would croak lol. I am going to be thankful for the rest of the fish that are healthy and thankful that I have caught the issues and doing what I can to resolve. These are special babies to me. Each one!
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Last edited by themamaj; 01-10-2018 at 01:11 AM.