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  1. Due to popular request, I give you LT, The Finless Lionhead ! (I've wanted to use that emoticon for awhile and now I finally have a chance ) So here is LT's story: I was wandering through walmart one day and decided to look at the fish. I know, bad idea right? Well when I got there I happened to glance at the Lionhead tank! Low and behold what did I see? A little Lionhead fry who was getting spun around by the fast current of the filter and shoved by his fellow fry. Upon further inspection I found that the little guy had no fins! All of it was gone except a nub for a tail! I fought with myself for a bit about what to do (I had promised myself that my next fish would be a broadtail moor!) but in the end, I knew his little face would keep creeping into my memory. After all, he was very perky considering his predicament! So in the end I decided to wait the 30 minutes for a walmart employee to give the little guy to me (lol). I got him home, set up his own 20 gallon qt tank, and got him acclimated. The first few days he was home he was very skiddish, but he started warming up quickly ! I figured I would wait until the following morning to start his MM regime so I gave him a tiny piece of Repashy for dinner. It was so cute! It took him a minute to figure out that the food was on the floor instead of floating but once he found it; Oh boy!! He munched it and swam around the tank at what I swear was light speed! I wish I had gotten a video of it! I've had him for a week tomorrow and he's doing great! As for the name... The name LT comes from the name my bf gave him: Lt. Dan Finless. He thought it would be clever to call him Lt. Dan after the character on Forrest Gump... I wanted to name him/her Ponyo, but that didn't happen lol... LT just kind of suck I'm really sorry for the poor video and picture quality... He moves so darn fast! I'll try and get some better one's when there is light out This is week 1 of me having him. I took this right after he was added to his tank: This is week 2 of me having him: You can start to see the black on his tail where his fins are healing I hope I posted in the correct place... I've never actually done a 'new fish' on here lol
  2. Thanks guys! I'm actually going to start a new thread on him for an introduction . I finally got my camera working!
  3. Oh ok, thanks! I did the 3/4tsp that Alex said to do in his salt article since I use the fine canning and pickling salt... I actually took out 15 gallons (don't know why I decided to use 10 as an example lol) and added back 15 3/4 tsps. Is that too much?
  4. Hi again! So LT is starting to look great! There is a little black on his tail, which I am assuming is the healing process beginning . He has been on the MM's and salt at .1% for 7 days now, and his second dose of Prazi is tomorrow! I had a quick question that I'm ashamed I didn't ask sooner: When you do a WC are you supposed to add back the amount of salt that was in that water? For example: if you take out 10 gallons of water, will you have to add back the 10tsps to the new water? I read Trinket's salt guide, but for some reason I had a hard time comprehending what she was saying about adding it back
  5. Woo! So I cleaned EVERYTHING! Oddly enough I didn't really find anything... I wonder where they're coming from..? I've only found maybe 3 in the past few months. Maybe they're was just a few left over eggs from when I PP'd my marimo balls? I usually keep my tank pretty clean, so that hopefully kept their numbers down too. I cleaned out the BB's and cleaned everything in the Ehiem with prazi water... Man, I remember when I just started out I had a tiger snail... I opened up my HOB one day... And found at least 100 of those little punks!! My fish keeping skill have since gotten better I know what you mean! I usually don't even like killing bugs... But snails are a different story!
  6. Ok thanks! I'll get right on it !
  7. So I've been finding baby snails (usually one at a time) in my tank off and on for about two months now. I've usually just been... Getting rid of them. I ran into a problem however: An itty bitty one got sucked into my EHIEM . I know that they can reproduce by asexually so I'm worried about having more living in my filter. What do I do?? Is there something I can run through the filter to kill it or do I take it apart and find the little punk?
  8. Oh wow! It looks like I'll have to upgrade myself soon . Congrats on such a gorgeous tank!
  9. I love your tank! I love the contrast of the plants with the fish and sand. Just out of curiosity, what size is your tank?? I'm really sorry to hear about Zorro and Sawyer
  10. Oh wow, I'm super jealous! I love how big your tank is . I really like the Egyptian theme too! I love the little heart on cupids tail! It's too cute!
  11. Oh wow ! Congrats on the new fish!! I really love Cedric's coloration. The deep blue is to die for! The danios are super cool too. Especially the one with the extra tail
  12. Thanks! I ended up doing a quick rub down with some vinegar and soaked in primed water for like two hours lol . Paranoid? Maybe lol!
  13. Awesome! Thank you!! I'll try and make a little with a small batch of pashy then . Hopefully she'll be less stubborn about it lol
  14. Never mind! I got my phone camera to work for once lol! I hope its ok... I picked the most open looking one I could find
  15. My phone is acting out, so I can get an actual picture of it... I can try and find a link to petco where I found it?
  16. Ammonia Level (tank): 0ppm * Nitrite Level (tank): 0ppm * Nitrate level (Tank): 20ppm (due for a WC today) * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 5ppm * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? EHIEM and biowheel * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 72F * How often do you change the water and how much? 1-2 a week, 75-90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? about a week ago * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55gallon, running and established about 6 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish, about 3 and 4" * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Soilent Green 2x day, spinach 1x a day and fruit slices occasionally. I feed 3 bite sized pieces. * Any new fish added to the tank? No, but plants * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) My moor has had dropsy in the past * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White poo * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nothing unusual * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. She's been on MM's (for the dropsy) for the 14 day cycle in the past. I also had her on two cycles of Prazi when she was dropsied, and two cycles about a month and a half ago. Hi again! I went to feed my fish this morning and found that my moor was having the long stringy poo again, but this time it was pretty white on the end. I looked at it closely and I don't think its egg poo (Usually the poo is clear with the white zigzags it seems).. I can't get a good picture since the only camera/phone in the house is acting up . She seems to be acting ok so I'm not too worried but I'd like to be sure... I tried to feed her a bit of garlic and she spits it out. I tried hiding it the Repashy but she'll eat around it and spit out the garlic . Any advice?? Thanks guys!
  17. Hi all! This is probably one of the first times I've ever put decorations in my tank... I went out and got a decoration today for my new baby LT to hide inside . I was just wondering: Do I have to sterilize the decoration before adding to the tank? I also noticed that most decorations with hidey holes had sharpish edges on the inside. Should I file them down? Thanks guys!
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