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  1. I guess that's something, although I know it doesn't make it any easier.

    She was so pretty - obviously as she won GotW. I'd like to get another tele to replace Terry, but I have this feeling they're not as hardy as oranda/ranchu, so I'm kinda put off. Teles sure do grab your heart when you find the right one though. Hugs.

  2. 21 hours ago, GrayGoldfish said:

    They are all lovely, but I've gotta say, Pepper is my favourite :teehee

    Thanks, she sure is pretty. I hope her colours stay true. 

    11 hours ago, AmyHallArt said:

    lololololol!!!  "Piggyy"  

    I forgot how stranger fishowners are, no insult meant.  They name their fish funny names and some chemical magic happens to biological systems where each gets really obsessed.  Oh, how I've missed you guys.  I've found my people, I think.


    Wonderful images; that fat cat isn't full of fish, is it?

    Yep. I’m Amy (too) and I’m obsessed by my weirdly named squishy heads! There, I said it!

    I think you mean Fimble (tabby & white - the other is Midge) and her belly is probably full of tuna or salmon but just the tinned variety. Although when we had a pond we did catch her munching on a ghost koi. She’s never been bothered by fish in tanks though, she just likes drinking out the tanks.

  3. 44 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

    :hi How's everyone doing today Amy?

    Hi Dawn :hi

    I’m just doing my WC - their first experience of one in the main tank. So far all ok.

    Had to keep my beady eye on Pip as he’s small enough to get sucked up the gravel vac. He was quite curious about it, but no issues. 

    Parameters have remained stable all week, so pretty happy about that ☺️ Nitrates rose but that’s to be expected & it wasn’t so high to cause concern. 

    Have put a fresh nitrate filter on my water supply so they should come down quite a lot following the WC. 

  4. 11 hours ago, koko said:

    I wouldn't worry about one day  not feeding. :) 

    9 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

    Yea, I didn't feed mine when I let them eat the eggs

    Yeah, figured they'd be fine for a day or so.

    Woke this morning to Pip chasing Pepper. Must be her turn to drop some eggs today. It looks really funny - Pip is dwarfed by Pepper but it isn't putting him off one little bit. Nice to actually know their sexes. Guess it's eggs for dinner again! :teehee

    And I have flowers on all my anubias :) Here's one that opened up last night.


    Just thought I'd share these pics of Hector - she's lost so much of her black colouring since I brought her home eight weeks ago. It's almost completely gone from her dorsal now. I knew it was to be expected, but I didn't think it would happen so quick! I'd like to think her tail will stay stripey, but I won't hold my breath. That too has changed quite a bit already.





  5. 21 minutes ago, FishyMandy said:

    LolI love when they do that, it's so funny to watch them release eggs and then turn around and be like "oh food!"

    I know! Daft head :huh:

    The lights went off about 1.5hr ago - Hector was still at it & everyone was still having a feast. 

    Was I right not to feed them or should I just carry on as normal? I didn’t want them to be over fed. 

  6. Just got in from work, went straight into the kitchen to boil some peas for their dinner before checking on them, but I don’t think they’ll be having any dinner tonight - think their bellies are already full. 

    Hector is busy releasing eggs!!

    Everyone is having a good munch, even Hector who is releasing then spinning round to gobble them up :teehee

  7. :happydance I introduced my newbies into the main tank yesterday :happydance

    So far, so good.

    Pip was somewhat :yikes when he saw Piggy for the first time - well he is bitesized!


    Piggy, Hector & Pepper seem to be firm friends already. Pip is a little more segregated for now - he's much smaller than the others, so I think he just needs some time to find his fins. I'm keeping a close eye on him - I was concerned he would struggle with the output of the 2 FX6 filters, but he's found a little quiet spot to chill in. Hopefully in a couple of days he'll join in with the others more. 

    I've witnessed them all do a full lap and swim at all levels, so hopefully the depth isn't issue for them (2ft).

    And Piggy is more active than he's been in months - I'm so happy he's got some friends again.

    Oh and I weighed them before adding them in...

    Hector (tiger oranda) - 137g, Pepper (calico oranda) - 99g & Pip (kirin oranda) - 29g. Piggy was 371g back in July. I was going to reweigh him, but he's a clever little so-and-so and can outmaneuver me in this tank!

    Here are a couple more pics - I'll have to get a full tank shot later.

    Follow the leader


    Group shot



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