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thank you! and it sure is! hahaha it's a stuffed animal on a suction cup. hehe



Also I redone my 10 gallon tank! I feel happy on how it turned out as well. I had to take out so many Anubias plants out do to the babies growing! I also found some baby Guppies.... which I am not happy about but they are cute. I was hoping the female guppy was not pregnant but she was. I only see three in there so that's good. I'll have to give her away along with her babies cause I don't have room for them.



 

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so I wanted a cute figure for the rocks on top and found these cute frogs! I'll post pics of them once they arrive and I place them on my tank. =3



 

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SO!

I ended up adopting two pea puffers last night. lol the reason why was cause I heard that they do very well in a community tank. They are both females and I have named one Pea and one Puff. LOL They live in my 10
gallon all natural planted tank and doing great with the Neon Tetras. sadly I have lost all but two pygmy corys. =( reasons why I ended up buying the puffers. so I have 7 neons, two puffers, and two corys in my tank. I am debating on re-homing the corys if it feels too crowded in the tank but so far no issues except for one larger Tetra picking on the smaller ones. Everyone else is doing fine.

My four bumblebee gobys and Figure 8 Copter, is doing great! I went and bought some Marine Pure for the tank cause the tank has become cloudy and the Nitrates have been high. found out it works for also fresh water so I added the rest of the blocks I had left over for my other tanks. I'm worried cause my Nitrates have been super high like over 60! I think that's why my corys are dying and I feel super bad about that. I have been over feeding and they have been dying off and making it spike. though the plants are working super hard to keep the ammonia down which I am glad about. I decided to add a block of Marine pure into the 10 to see what will happen. I hope it will bring it down slowly and keep it balance!

my two bettas are great! and I love the fact I only have two to be honest. I kinda like to have a variety of fish and that's what I ended up doing. Haha

I ended up moving all 12 baby Guppies and the mom into another tank so that way I wont be over run with them in the 10 gallon with the tetras and the rest. once they get older I will be re-homing them to give to people or at the LFS near by. I never liked Guppies for this reason. they are like rabbits! the reason why I ended up with a female guppy was she was a stowaway in a plant I bought. the owner of the shop said I could take her for free, so I did. and now.... I have so many more! she was pregnant when I got her.

that's all for today.
I may try to take photos of the peapuffers later down the line but they are a bit stressed from the move. At least they are eating though! I had a whole bunch of assassin snails babies in the 10 gallon and they have been taking care of them for me. =)
 

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here are some photos of the fish in my 10 gallon tank.
plus a baby fry guppy in the 8 gallon.

was having a bit of fun with the fish eye setting on my camera. lol


my new puffers. I couldn't get a shot of the other one yet. they like to chill in the leaves.



one eyed willy is still alive and well. LOL





one of the fry. hard to see cause they are small and the tank is more like a bucket. lol
 

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my frogs figures have arrived! perfect for my open top 10 gallon tank =)



 

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update on my 10 gallon. Added baby tears and another plant that is a cousin of baby tears. (cannot remember the name lol)




 

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Some videos of my tanks. I left out two of my betta tanks for now. I'll post them later down the line on youtube. enjoy!





 

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So I broke down and got two more bettas at petco. I was kinda hunting for a Koi female and found her but also found a male Koi that needed help!

I thought about it thinking if I could take on the task to help him and I went for it. So right now I am monitoring the new boy in a hospital tank to see if he pulls through. He's eating ans swimming around so that's a plus! I'm kinda angry that I only got $2.00 off of him. he was 20 flipping bucks! If he does not pull through I will end up bringing him back and getting my money back. May not get another one though. Not sure.

so here are some photos of the boy named Lemon:



and here is the girl named Cola:

 

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healing process Day 2: Lemons head is still raised but no fungus that I can tell. I'm wondering if it is hole in the head or he hit his head on something and scraped his scales. the red from Fin rot is looking so much better after adding Melafix, IAL and clean water into the spare 5 gallon tank I had laying around. though I heard that Melefix can damage Bettas so I ended up stopping that med and just getting a different kind altogether.



In other new with my fish. Some new things were changed around in the tanks. I had to move one of my Pea puffers into his own tank. found out he is in fact a boy and was picking on the female in the fully planted ten gallon tank. Pea is living on his own in a 5 gallon tank with a few shrimp. Puff is in her 10 gallon with 4 neon tetras. (I know they need more than four but I feel that they were picking on one another in the 10 gallon when I had 7.) My shrimp are like RABBITS! making babies left and right and so are the ramhorns snails in the 5 gallon tank. I want to move Lemon into the 5 gallon that is already cycled but I need to remove so many shrimp first and maybe add them into the tank Lemon is in now. I need them for my F8 puffer copter.

I ended up splitting a 10 gallon tank to fit my two other bettas together. The new girl is doing fantastic! She is a naughty little thing though. I didn't have the divider correct and she meandered over to the boy, Bubbles and was freaking him out. lol it's fixed now and they are happy again.

The 37 gallon tank with my F8 and 5 bumblebee gobies are doing well. I had a bit of a scare though cause I was down to three gobies and was not sure where the other two went. I bought a canister filter not to long ago and found out that they got sucked up in the intake! I checked the canister and there they were along with shrimp that was dinner for the puffer and the Gobies. They are doing fine and I added a DIY mesh around the intake for now until I can get a better one.

The canister is a pain in the butt though. I made such a mess on the floor with water the other day trying to get it back on and running. Luckily I have hard floor and I was able to soak up the water quickly. warning, Canister filter are a pain at times!

Here are some photos of the tanks so far. I had to change the layout of the 37 gallon due to the fake drift wood pealing off the paint. I got my money back and got a new one so I hope this one is a go! I also had trouble with the baby tears on top of the 10 gallon tank. They were doing just fine for two weeks and the just started melting. So right now I am sticking with the two plants up top and maybe some fake moss for a filler.

QT tank:


5 gallon shrimp and snail tank:


10 gallon split:


37 gallon brackish tank:


5 gallon Puffer tank:


10 gallon Puffer and Tetra tank:

 

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Healing process day 3:
 

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just some of the photos of my fish today.

Pea:


Puff:


Copter (bad photo, he was shy today)


Bubbles:


My bumblebees:


Cola:



My 5 gallon snail and Shrimp tank (with betta): Working on getting most of the snails out and shrimp:


Day 4 of healing for Lemon: Dealing with Dropsy now,
 

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Day 5 of healing: Not looking good for poor Lemon. =( His dropsy is looking worse and he is not eating. Still swimming around though, just not interested in food.

 

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sad news, Lemon went to Fish heaven. He was just too weak to fight the infection and with the dropsy it just was too much for the little guy. SIP boy. In honor of Lemon I did end up saving another life.

I think I will be calling him Coke (the female I have is named Cola)

 

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I'm still bummed about my poor lemon. He didn't even have time to enjoy life.

But I am glad I ended up with these two beauts. though I think My girl Cola is Eggy. I hope she wont be egg bound. =/

Coca:


Cola:



And my dorky Puffer, Copter. haha though I am worried that I have to trim his beak some time. I have been giving him hard shelled food but it KEEPS GROWING! lol



 

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Some videos I made on my free time. =)

 

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So I ended up switching out my four Neon Tetras due to the fact that they were doing major damage to one another. I ended up getting 5 Harlequin Rasboras. They seem to be doing SO much better in the tank and schooling around like I wanted the Tetras to do. So I am happy about that turn out. The four Tetras are at a LFS and getting cared for so I am happy about that as well.

I have a photo of Coca Changing his colors. He might turn mostly black it seems which I am okay with. I'm hoping most of the red and white will linger on his body but I doubt it.

 

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So here's the progress of the bettas color changes so far.






And I broke down and bought yet another betta. though this is my last fish for a long while. no more spare tanks to use. lol


I have videos I will be adding to youtube in the future but for now, enjoy the photos!
 

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throwing this in here as well. my four planted tanks!

 
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