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  1. :hi
    I had a small fish go through an open filter intake :yikes and lost his tail. It grew back, misshapen but how could i possibly complain? I'm not sure where i posted this but i did make a thread documenting his recovery.

    If it were me I'd keep the fish in QT until you got some good growth happening but i have no real reasoning behind that haha

  2. 20 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

    Hey Jen. Sorry you lost your favorite one. They are so cute!!!!!

    Thanks! It actually wasn't really a favorite, so that's good? I need a way to say that that isn't awful? :peeka

    20 hours ago, koko said:

    Oh man :hug thats not fun thing to see :( 

    No! :yikes It wasn't. I will take the water out with bowls from now on, and spot clean with a turkey baster. :teehee 

    14 hours ago, Anorea said:

    D: *hug* sorry for the loss!
    They are really cute!

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    Thanks! They are! I want to know how they'll turn out!! Dying to see the button eyed ones grown up more :)

  3. Hi all! :hi
    Sorry I've fallen off :donthit:

    Doing good, the guys are growing! :flex: I have 8 i think. Why am i so bad with counting them? Anyway i did just viciously (and accidentally) kill one of them. It was bad. Got sucked up the airline tubing, a matter of seconds, but the pressure of that did a thing, I'll keep the visuals to myself, and I had to put him straight into clove oil.
    Suffice it to say we are past the tubing. Just wanted it for sucking up poo, then I was going to use the bowl to remove water! :o

    ANYWAY wasn't that a fun intro to this post?? Pictures will make it better you say? Okay!




    This last one is the fish to whom i refer as The Single-Chu. :D

  4. How are the babies? Pics!! We demand pics!!

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    They seem ok! They looked like they were really taking off, but i dunno now they seem too small! I have about twenty.

    Some are looking really nice, and the smaller ones at least look like fish from a side view haha. Couple o' pics

    From a few days ago:

    From just now, mid-waterchange :teehee


    This one takes after mama with not one rad dorsal fin, but two! :rofl

    I actually do have a few with no dorsals! SOME even have single tails! My coolest and most favorite one died this afternoon. :cry It was the biggest single-chu. I hope one other will make it. :please

  5. When you say some dorsal, do you think some might not have? I'm rooting for ranchu! [emoji3]

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    :rofl I'll start taking bets now!
    I have no idea, i just think its only that a few have cropped up/become visible haha. But who knows, it's a good possibility that some will be ranchu/dorsal-less :))
  6. 15 hours ago, koko said:

    So cute and time :) 

    Yes! I hope they grow big quickly :peeka

    I can see tiny pec fins on them, and some dorsals too :)

    14 hours ago, fantailfan1 said:

    Did you notice breeding stars on any of the males at the time of the fertilization? :ehh



    :rofl uuhhh I think on all of them :thud It's probably too early to tell but I swear some of them have solid black eyes, I'm kind of hoping there's a bunch of button eyes :wub:

    12 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

    Aw they are so cute!

    Thanks! I find myself looking over them more every day :teehee

  7. I love your telescope and big ranchu! [emoji33]

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    Thanks! :D
    The tele is Chappie. He's lost the rest of his black (and thus some of his charm :donthit: ) but he's a cutiepie.
    And you mean the white ranchu? That's Plumbean. :D
  8. On 3/11/2017 at 7:40 PM, DawnMichele said:

    How are the babies doing Jen?

    They're pretty good! I was away longer than I was supposed to, and they seemed not to eat anything off the plants while I was gone. :o but they're doing alright I think. 

    On 3/11/2017 at 7:42 PM, FishyMandy said:

    Yay fry! Good luck with them! 

    Thanks! :D

    On 3/17/2017 at 0:25 AM, Anorea said:

    Awesome! What kind of fry are they?

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    How silly of me! I have no idea what to expect :P This is Mama Myrtle:



    and the males in the tank:




    we'll see :teehee ...... and there's a good chance some inbreeding went on..


    I did a round of brine shrimp, and it stunk up my tiny apartment. Beneficial to feed them, sure, buuuuttt... no. 

    Picked up a jar of "instant brine shrimp" and that will do for now.

  9. 13 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

    Did you see the video I posted on the PW today? I was hoping you would see it. 

    I did, but I couldn't get it to load on my phone! I'll go back now :teehee

    12 hours ago, shelbysfish said:

    Oh my goodness, I love seeing how tiny they are!!

    yes! I forgot how small they are :o but they have already grown since hatching :teehee

  10. :nana  Eggciting!!!   (See what I did there?) :rofl
    Fries Plz :rofl3  

    :rofl i never know how to title these things! Glad you liked it :teehee

    Congratulations on your new babies. Good luck with them.

    Thanks dawn! I keep seeing pictures of other people's little fish growing and it's definitely getting me excited :D

    Last weekend my fish were at it, and Myrtle laid a decent number of eggs.


    Life is crazy and I feel like letting things be for a while would be good for the fish buuuuuut let's face it, all it took was for my husband to open his mouth and suggest growing them out, and here we are now. :))


    Nothing serious, just wanna see where it goes. I'm going big - well bigger - with the fry tub than i had in the past (with room to add depth) and I'll be feeding brine shrimp this time too.


    One thing I had to learn for myself with my butterfly teles... cull. It's necessary. Not for imperfections (look at the mom for goodness sake! [emoji813] ) but I will not take the "Oh let's see what happens" approach with bendy spines and whatnot... On that note, I feel like I'm seeing a pretty high number of those with crooked, even curly, bodies. :idont Don't know If that's something I did (there were a number of eggs that might have hatched buried in sand?), something with my fish, something totally normal.


    Anywho, will try to update as they grow, if all goes well. :)









  12. Im sorry hun... I remember that fish so interesting looking [emoji4] 

    I remember you making fun of her when i got her! :wa:rofl
    But yeah, thanks koko! I'll miss her

    Aw I'm so sorry!  What a special fish!

    Aww thank you [emoji813] there are none like her!

    Oh I'm sorry Jenna, Betty was so unique and such a big personality here.

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    You are too sweet! :bighug
  13. Aw I'm sorry! RIP Betty

    Thanks Mandy! :hug

    IM so sorry for your loss Jen. RIP Betty.

    Thanks Dawn [emoji813]

    Oh Jenna! :bighug
    I'm so sorry you lost Betty.  Such a sweet girl and we will all miss her. :cry
    RIP Betty [emoji813]

    She was a special one! [emoji813]

    Oooo..... what an awesome fish! Wow! Was so beautiful and cool! So sorry for your loss.

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    Thanks, she was truly something strange and different :teehee but a beauty too.


    I have sad news today, Betty wasn't doing well and passed this morning.


    It is a bummer and I'll certainly miss her, but I don't think the near three years we had with her was too bad. She was never in tip-top shape, and for such a mutant fish and all her world travels, I'm glad we had her as long as we did. [emoji813]


    She never failed to make me smile, that's for sure. :wub:


    Here are a few favorite pictures and two posts from when we first got her. She'd changed quite a bit. :)








    and a silly video :teehee






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