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Mearwynna
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Time for an update
« on: February 13, 2012, 11:00:28 AM »

It's time for an update.

On Saturday we put the minnows in with Sebastian in the big 37 gallon tank. I had to stack some jars and plastic cups up a bit so the minnows have some hiding places but so far it looks like this might work. Sebastian sometimes moves towards them with an intent to eat them, but the minnows are not d*mb little fish and they are fast! They are really too big for him, I think. We are keeping an eye on them, so we'll see how this goes. I like these minnows quite a lot. For a tiny overlooked feeder fish, they have huge personality. Their color has deepened to a pretty pinky gold and one of them is a more of a peachy color. They seem to like the bigger tank.

We also moved the two new snails. We have an ivory mystery snail and a blue mystery snail. I think they are both females. Time will tell, I guess, if that is true. They are about the size of a nickel.

Yesterday we went up to the city, and discovered a very cool fish store. Really nice place, absolutely crammed with fish stuff and tanks and a huge amount of plants. Trying to figure out if it's cheaper to get the plant there or ebay. Have to take into account the drive time and gas money, too.

They had some oriental goldfish there. I saw some bubble eyes and a celesial eye. Thank goodness we don't like those here. Just not my cup of tea. The had some lovely orandas, and moors and a couple of panda moors. One was so cute we brought him home. I hope the coloring stays with him.

So now he's with the 3 white cloud minnows in the hospital tank, and we are getting ready to prazi treat him. I'm also having the hubby pick up something for Ick because I'm pretty sure he has that, too. He is tiny, less than two inches long, nose to tail. He has no idea what gel food is so we need to do some training with him. Sebastian eats from our fingers now.

We also bought an anubias to try out. It's in QT right now.

and I have some pictures to share!
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Mearwynna
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 03:15:31 PM »

When I move Sebastian I always use a container, not a net. He's in a yogurt container in the pic. We took this shot last week when we moved him into the big 37 gal tank.
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 03:34:48 PM »

lovely fish...I don't like nets myself as they can cause fin damage......for small fish I just submerge a container immediately behind the fish and they are sucked in, hardly being aware that they are caught Cheesy
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Mearwynna
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 08:49:34 PM »

The minnows are settling down nicely. They spent all day yesterday running in horror when Sebastian came near. Now theya re exploring. The blue mystery snail is much more active in this tank than the ivory one. It's a touch cooler in the big tank. Maybe that slows them down.
Sebastian is such a piggy! He spent today chasing every crumb of food, algea tabs and whatever and ate it all. I wonder how the snails are going to get food if he eats them? He seems to really like the algea wafers...
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Skwishee
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 04:47:37 AM »

Sebastian is beautiful!
I am so jealous you have a panda moor XD I would love a tank of those things one day!

Your tank must be nice and full now with the minnows, snails, fantail and soon to be added panda moor Cheesy
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 05:39:12 AM »

I figured to keep Raven in a 200-250 liter one day with a few panda moors as companions Wink
And the snails will get their share of food! If you feed flakes to the goldfish (by hand after submerging them) some will inevitably escape and become snail food Wink My bristlenoses are growing like mad and I pop a little tablet into the tank only sometimes, while I feed flakes and sinking pellets to the goldfish several times a week Smiley
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 07:39:50 PM »

My snails are in a separate tank at the moment whilst treating my fish for White spot! I give them some cucumber everyday, they really seem to like it and put AB algae wafer in every now and again! My fish love the wafers aswell I split mine so that my plecos can get half whilst my fish attack the other half!  Cheesy
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 08:38:18 PM »

Yes, hmmm our tank is looking fuller by the day. Now I wonder why we thought the 37 gal was so big? We have some amazonian frogbite in a basket floating up at the top.  My daughter stuck part of a algea wafer in it and put the snails up there. The ate until they were full and pooped everywhere. We also saw the minnows going in and out of the gaps in the basket to eat. Anyway, the snails are active little "friends" my children say. Really kind of fascinating.

I did the water change to day on the 37, ugg if we ever get anything bigger we really need a different way of doing the water. It's about 5/6 five gallon buckets out and 5/6 back in. I wouldn't want to do more than this.
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Skwishee
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 04:27:57 AM »

I know what you mean about the water changes, I have the same bucket fun Cheesy

I believe on larger tanks, you can get these hose type things, so you empty the water into a sink and fill the tank with water straight from the tank, Cheri has one, so could probably tell you all about it ^_^
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 10:23:38 AM »

Heh. On an average water change I carry 40 10 liter buckets back and forth, sometimes more if necessary Tongue

every. single. week. *_*
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 10:26:57 AM »

luckily I have lots of very solid kitchen counter-tops, so I don't have to cart the water too far Wink
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 06:32:04 AM »

40 buckets a week?! You must have arms like Popeye by now Nossie!
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Re: Time for an update
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 12:21:42 PM »

Lol xD Almost...? xD My fiance is seemingly jealous of my arm muscles xD

I hope I can afford one of them "hook up to the tap" things soon... *_*
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