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Phil B.

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  1. Thanks for the support everyone. It really means a lot. I think I'm going to do some minor decorating in the tank. Removing one piece of driftwood, along with a plant that's been declining all year. As for fish,I may look into getting another redcap sometime down the road from an online breeder/seller rather than a mass produced store fish. But for now I'm just going to concentrate on keeping Pudge healthy and happy, and raise Rabbit into a nice big piggy
  2. And its done, and he's buried in the back yard. Rest easy friend.
  3. Thanks everyone. As I type this, I'm waiting for the first dose of clove oil to take effect.
  4. Right now I'm watching Solid Golds video on the subject. I guess it's time to do this...
  5. I guess its time to say goodbye to my boy Spot. As many of you may know,he's been suffered from swim bladder damage back in June, and has been head standing ever since, yet still managing to move around the tank and eat. Sadly, over the past week his condition has deterioriated. He's begun pineconing, and either lying on his side, or upside-down on the bottom, to the point where he can't even feed himself any more. Worse, I think little rabbit has been picking on him. I have a bottle of clove oil, whats missing is finding the courage to do what needs to be done.
  6. Aww thank you. Glass needs a good cleaning though.
  7. Yep, that's him. He used to be the same color as Rabbit.
  8. Time for an update on my crew. Rabbit has settled into his new home quite well. He's active, his colors have darkened, and it looks like he's showing the first signs of a wen. He's still a baby, but he's filling out and developing that fat little Oranda body Pudge is so big now, and practically glows under the led lights. Unfortunately the bad boy scraped off some scales the other day. Probable in pursuit of a what looked like a scrap of food in an inaccessible location. Spot is still going strong despite his disability. He spends most of his time with his face in the sand due to his damaged swim bladder. But, he gets around the tank, and I'm very careful to put food under his nose at feeding time. https://goo.gl/photos/x7mbsEWt4wD8wdMFA
  9. Well, six weeks after bringing him home, little Rabbit went into the tank with the big boys last night. Here he is a few minutes after his arrival. Hopefully he'll develop colors as he gets bigger. And maybe even grow a wen. https://goo.gl/photos/fVnf4NiM9NmUn2KW6
  10. https://www.facebook.com/phil.bolton.79/videos/798340923639766/ If you happen to be on Facebook.
  11. I suspect the new kid is going to grow up to be a brat. I just fed you you silly beast! https://goo.gl/photos/Nnw5eAYVi5WTpkjJ7
  12. Thanks guys. He's gotten over his fear of me. But now I've got to train him not to eat from the surface. He snaps up the pellets as soon as they touch the water. :/ But at least he recognized Repashy as food now.
  13. I'll give him plenty of protein and hope for the best. Heck I'd be thrilled if he'd just stay that color. After a couple of days he seems to have settled down, and learned the "Feed me!" dance. So would this be a good time to give him a Prazi treatment? Oh, any name suggestions?
  14. Despite my better judgement, I went ahead and picked up a new fish at PetCo. Thankfully this little bronze oranda with just a hint of a wen caught my eye, so I decided to bring this little 2.5 inch baby home. He's settled to Spots former tub quite nicely for his quarantine. Don't have a name for him yet though. Pardon the cloudiness. I shot it through the side of a transluscent tub.
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