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05-04-2019 11:41 PM
Originally Posted by themamaj View Post
Wow!!!! Congrats ❤
Thank you mamaJ!
05-04-2019 10:08 PM
themamaj Wow!!!! Congrats ❤
05-04-2019 08:03 PM
Tealight03 I'll end on a happier note with my major life change. 🙂
05-04-2019 07:55 PM
Tealight03 I have some sad updates. I lost Theo a few months ago. He had Popeye and a secondary fungal infection.

At the end of December I ended up going unexpectedly out of town for two weeks. I had to rush out and didn't have a chance to change tanks. It resulted in Callie and Jethro going two weeks without water changes. In February Callie started acting lethargic and was clamped. I suspected internal parasites due to how her poop looked and started her on Prazi. She improved but then passed.

Jethro came down with some kind of fungus. I medicated him and upped water changes and he got better. This week he refused to eat and today I found he had passed.

Callie and especially Jethro's illnesses were due to water quality. I have had some major life changes and although they got weekly changes frequent changes suffered. I'm not sure if I will continue with bettas, which is a hard decision. But I truthfully have a lot less time to devote to proper care.

SIP sweet fishies.
09-23-2018 08:09 PM
Tealight03 Mom came to get Salem yesterday. I'm kinda sad he's gone, but I'm sure he was happier to go home. Poor guy was scared of noises, so the upstairs neighbors walking or if the window was open and he heard someone walking he'd get upset. However, he is like a little kid. He woke me up several times a night. I think he was bored/scared of finding something to do. After his last night here I noticed he'd gotten up on the bathroom counter and knocked stuff down as well as the dresser. That's much more typical Salem lol.

Nothing much new to report on the fishies. Still have Theo on Kanaplex. I think he's improving. Hopefully. Everyone else is good. And clean now! Just have to top off Callie's tank and I'm done for the night :).
09-18-2018 10:35 PM
Cat sitting

My mom went on vacation this week. She has one cat (who I rescued ten years ago but he ended up living with her). Salem was a mess as a kitten. He was in to everything. He'd get into the trash and also enjoyed water. He'd get in the shower with me (literally in the water) if I left the door cracked. He liked to sit on the counter while I did dishes and would play with the bubbles. When I would go home for the weekend I used to take him with me (Lord knows he would have destroyed the apartment if he was left alone). He thought grandma's was a great adventure. Lots to do and he wasn't afraid of anything, even the black lab.

Well fast forward nine years. He's lived with grandma and is spoiled rotten. He's now the only cat. Grandma is now retired, so he's used to having someone there all the time. A few months ago she was gone for three days. I went out to make sure he had food and water. He was the biggest cry baby. Meow meow meow. If I left the room he'd run after me. Meow meow meow. "GRANDMA ABANDONED ME!! I'VE BEEN ALL ALONE FOREVER!!" Clearly traumatized from being left alone lol.

Well mom is on vacation for five days. She joked Salem should come stay with me. I honestly thought it was a good idea. I thought he'd be fine. He used to be adventurous. And I didn't want to go out there two times this week.

She brought him last night and he was terrified. He was howling and panicked. He ended up staying in the bathroom. He tried to get under the sink (which had a child proof lock on it). We found him in the bathtub. Mom left and before bed I found him wedged between the cabinet and tub. I put his tunnel and water in the bathroom and left the door open. He's been hiding in his tunnel since but will come out when I go back there.

Tonight I ended up sitting in the hall and he came to me. I kept moving further and further and he'd come out, look around, sit next to me, maybe retreat a bit but not all the way. He ended up running into my bedroom and is currently under the bed. Progress.

Here he is being a big boy! Only four more days till grandma comes back!
09-09-2018 09:32 PM

Sadly I had to put Triston down this weekend. He had been suffering for months, although at one point he had perked back up. I couldn't watch it anymore. SIP sweet boy. I hope you are watching over us from the Rainbow Bridge with Phil, Ruby, Killian, Liam, Poe, Amala, Freya, Greyson, Macklin and Pineapple.
09-09-2018 09:19 PM

Sadly Theo had a rough week. He definitely has Popeye. I've had him in the qt with Epsom Salt and Kanaplex. Everything was peachy Thursday when I left town and when I got back Friday night he looked horrible. I looked at the thermometer and it was in the 90s. I cupped him and floated him in his old tank while cursing the Hydor heaters. This is the second one that has overheated. It was turned all the way down and had been holding steady at 80. Never buying these again. SIP Sweet Poe (who I lost after his heater failed).

I cleaned out the qt tank and set it back up. Theo has been better. He is eating and flutters those fins at me when I talk to him. "Hi sweet boy. How are you feeling today? How's your eye?"

Hopefully the meds will start making a difference. I ordered new test kits and am going to try to figure out if it's a water quality issue. His tank was cycled, but I haven't had a test kit in about six months. I'm more worried there's not enough minerals in the water. I use water from my filter, which supposedly removes all bad stuff while leaving the minerals in. Interested to see what the GH and KH readings are.
09-09-2018 09:07 PM

What a crazy week. I was off all week and had a lovely time catching up on sleep, spending time with friends and family and of course had several fish-related things come up.

Most importantly, ThatFishThough generously offered to take the goldies in. So I had my second shipping experience (first as the shipper). I ordered the breather bags and packed them as best I could. Notta was hard to catch. Poor thing hates the net (I think he's afraid it means bad things). Not Notta was easily caught. My mom had a small Styrofoam cooler so I put the bags in there and then put that in a box. I overnighted it for their benefit as well as mine (anxiety).

Well you all know it didn't go according to plan. They got held up and were finally delivered two days after they were supposed to arrive. I hear there was leakage, which is no doubt due to my inexperience with shipping. I'm glad I had the cooler though. They probably wouldn't have made it without the cooler catching most of the water. Although I'm sure usps wasn't careful with it. When I was paying the cashier put the box on its side despite the "fragile this side up" written all over the box.

But they're there and it sounds like they're doing great! Thanks so much ThatFishThough! I'm so relieved they have a good home!
09-03-2018 01:18 PM

Jethro Awesome has really darkened up. He's a really sweet boy, except when the camera comes out!
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