So, with the insanely busy few weeks I've had my QT tank did not get set up, but the good news is work is going to slow down for a bit and I saw some great fish tonight.
My favorite lfs has their goldfish section fully stocked! There are great black moors. I'll be getting one for sure, I just have to decide on the size. There are itty bitty ones, which my last moor was when I got him (George II...naturally, the next one is going to be George III), but they have some very nice medium sized ones
Now that Prince is ok with my goldfish and I have a little more spare time, I'm setting up a QT tank. It's time to get Penny some friends!!! :nana
I don't know if I have the media to spare to get an 'instant cycle' on the tank so it may take a little while. I'm not going to take chances as I plan on QTing the fish for awhile, I don't want to risk harm to Penny (or Frosty).
I'm hoping to get the tank set up in the next few days and then start looking. I haven't even gone into a goldfish secti
Tonight I cleaned my goldfish tank and Mr. "I want to eat the fish" came downstairs to see what was going on. He made a few snaps at Penny but I just blocked him with my leg gently and said no, and....HE LISTENED! It's as if he finally said, "ok ok I get it, I can't eat her".
So he sat there for about a half hour, just watching me :D
Now I'm sure he'll have some relapses, but this was a huge success! I think it will soon be time to get some new goldies (how many times have I said that this y
This morning I finally moved my tropical tank. After watching the dog try to eat the fish one too many times, I decided it was the best thing to do. I know I could probably train him to stop with a LOT of work, but as I'm super busy, I've chosen to go with the management route
Anyway, I"m SUPER happy with the move! Now the fish are in my home office right now I can see my cories zooming up and down the tank, I love it!!
The only bad thing is that when I moved the log with a TON of java fern
Over the past few years I've been collecting fishy type items to decorate on and around my tank. It's great now because I have a big tank stand with a nice top for laying things on, and there's free space on the wall next to the tank too. You can see some of them in this shot.
So here are the items I've gotten over the last few years:
A cute paperweight
A glass sculpture from Pier One
An awesome fantail! (thanks to Maeco)
This little sculpture made by Jartist, which I adore
Well, I've decided that my tropical tank has to move. I have had Prince for a few months now and I simply do not have the time to train him not to try to eat the little critters! I've been keeping the tank covered which is no fun for anyone. Based on Prince's background and breed mix, I honestly don't think he will ever be 100% trustworthy around the fish, he probably won't even be 50% He's a husky mix with an unbelievable prey drive who had to hunt to survive for the first part of his life...
First of all, this is my first entry in my 'official' blog, but I've had a blog thread going for awhile that can be found here
I haven't been talking about my fish much lately because I have been so busy, and I've been dealing with a dog who wants to eat them, that I admit my involvement in the hobby has been pretty low.
But thankfully the dog is now ok with the goldfish, so I'm hoping to get things rolling again. I still only have one goldie - Penny the ranchu. She shares my 55 gallon with Fr