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  1. Yay Way to pay it forward, Emilee! Congrats to Mikey!!
  2. Love those guys! Their coloration is fantastic... plus, they always look super happy.
  3. Congrats on the new addition. 86 is ridiculously adorable. I hope you have a very boring QT And welcome back! I don't think we were ever on the forum at the same time, but I recently watched one of the videos you posted a few years back and couldn't stop laughing Looking forward to reading how the sponge filter worked out for you. Seems like a pretty cool product.
  4. I'm very sorry to update that Coco passed over the night. She tried so hard and I thought she was making progress as she was beginning to release the gunk that was stuck inside her. I finally went to be a little after midnight and when I woke up this morning, she was gone. I'm pretty upset and I miss her already. Thank you Sharon and Helen for helping me try to get her better, and thank you to everyone who posted well wishes for her.
  5. Got home tonight and she's occasionally trying to swim, but for the most part, she's lying on her side Sometime this afternoon she "pooped" a kind of fuzzy long thing that was stuck on the sponge filter. Video below: I'm mid water change for her right now and have the doxycycline and metro ready to add to the tank once the water change is complete. Poor girl. I really hope the meds start making her feel better soon. OK! I'm happy to try that as well. Should I try to do a salt dip tonight or do you think I should start tomorrow? Thank you I'll make sure Coco gets the message too!
  6. Those definitely look like eggs! I wonder who it was?!
  7. I got her from a local fish shop, the same place that I picked up 3 of my other fancies (Hugo, Ralph, and Studly). Maybe she's even be from the same breeder? When I get home tonight, I'll do a 100% water change to remove any salt that is still in the tank and will add the metro and doxycycline. Should I follow whatever directions are on each package? Here's a quick video I got of her this morning before I left for work... sorry for the poor lighting. I can get a better one when I get home tonight:
  8. Thank you for your reply, Sharon... and for Helen's input as well. I did as suggested and raised Coco out of the water for 5 seconds and put her back in. I did this 6 times. Each time I picked her up out of the water, she kept her mouth closed and only moved her gills. The second time I put her back in, she opened her mouth a little as I was putting her back in the water and I could see a large air bubble come out of her mouth once she was back in the tank. Other than that, she kept it shut. She also didn't struggle with me at all... she let me pick her up and really didn't move when she was out of the water. She is normally quite feisty so this isn't normal behavior for her. She laid about 10 more eggs sometime over the night, but her vent is still looking like she's trying to get something out. She has also started bottom sitting to rest... I'll see if I can get a video before I take off for work and post it up. As for medications, I have a few on hand should they be needed: Epsom salt, kosher salt, prazi, metro powder, kanaplex, doxycycline powder, nitro green powder, acrifalvine, triple sulfa, antiprotozoan flakes, antibiotic flakes I & II, and Ken's medicated fish food, colloidal silver, and methylene blue. Thank you!
  9. Something is definitely up... she hasn't laid any more eggs since this morning and her vent looks like it's still trying to get something out, but nothing is coming out. It looks almost dark red in the part of her vent that is open. Also, her mouth is closed and it looks like she's trying to chew, but she hasn't eaten anything and she isn't opening her mouth at all. My Mom has been keeping an eye on her today and she said that Coco has been acting like she's "chewing" since about 3:00p (about 4 hours). Here's a video I just took of Coco which hopefully shows her mouth, the chewing, and her bulbous bum / vent: I don't know what to do... I'm starting to get pretty worried. Is there anything I can do to help her?
  10. They may not be happy with accommodations, but they sure are adorable!!!
  11. He has a few other videos on his page about how the overflows can be set-up, but I remember having to watch a lot of his videos to start to get an understanding of how it would work. Also, in my situation I already had a built-in overflow box so I didn't have the additional worry about accidentally draining too much water from the tank. That would be a huge concern for me too!
  12. This is the one that I made It was much less daunting that I thought it would be and works very well. Definitely not stupid... I was worried about that too, but once I watched Joey's videos it all started to make sense
  13. Coco dropped some more eggs last night and this morning: I siphoned those out before I left for work to help keep her tank clean while I'm gone today. It still looks like she's trying to release more eggs and they are now coming out slowly when they do, it's a few at a time. Hopefully, she'll be almost (if not all of the way) done when I get home tonight? Poor thing must have been pretty uncomfortable. I'm still not sure what the deal is with her mouth, but there are a few moments in this video (and the last few I posted) where you can really see it. Not sure how/why it happened, but hopefully it won't bother her too much?
  14. Thank you She is still dropping them too! I imagine that must be uncomfortable, but happy she's getting them out. I also wonder if this is why she's always been a bit extra rotund in the back end... it's actually one of my favorite features about her. At this point, I'm not so sure she's eaten any of the eggs... especially since she hasn't touched her duckweed or been interested in the pellets I put in yesterday. I haven't fed her since yesterday morning, but I've left the duckweed floating in her tank. Perhaps she'll have a snack today once she's gotten the rest of those eggs out? Good question! I know it can definitely help a female release eggs when a male is present as the chasing typically has the male pushing up against the female. I thought about that when I was reading up on eggs and spawning activity last night. Ideally, it would be good to have one of the boys in the tank with her... but if there's a chance she's having egg issues I don't want to stress her more or have the male accidentally push too hard and hurt her. Plus, since she technically hasn't complete her QT I don't know if it would be a good idea for me to have another fishy in there. Being a girl is TOUGH!
  15. I've been checking up on her every few minutes and we have release!! I was worried about her because her vent was looking pretty swollen, but the last time I walked up to the tank she did a massive wiggle and when she swam it looked like it was snowing. What I thought was her vent was a whole lot of eggs packed together. This was after the initial EGG-SPLOSION: She is still pushing eggs out, but I'm happy that giant wad is no more!
  16. Yes, that is a happy brightside I'm rooting for her to push, push, push!Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  17. Right?! It's weirding me out! OK... so I got home and I could see that she laid some more eggs today. As I got closer to the tank, her bum looks like it's about to explode with eggs! Poor thing What can I do to help her? She looks soooooooo uncomfortable. Also, it looks like she hasn't touched her breakfast... which I'm sure has to do with the fact that she's pretty full!
  18. Poor guys... having to live in a studio when the penthouse is almost within fins reach! At least they can mope together
  19. Good to hear that the worm was harmless! That's a relief. It's tough to see based on the pics I posted... and she's not very good at sitting still It's the spot between her nares and her mouth, but closer to her mouth. I suck at describing this. I'll see if I can get some better pics and/or a video of her face up close this evening... hopefully that will show her mouth area a bit better. Thanks, Chris! Me too
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