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Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

Playing favorites… are you guilty of it?  I am!  So you guys know I wanted a white butterfly telescope for a long time, and my little Luca does not disappoint!  It’s not even the fact that he’s a white butterfly that makes him my favorite, there is just something extra special about this fish.  Maybe…
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75 Gallon Tank Photos

75 Gallon Tank Photos

Now that Christmas is over, I’ve taken down all our Christmas decorations (including the aquarium ones!).  I put the fake bamboo plant back in the tank, and thought I would snap a few full-tank photos, since I haven’t in a while.  I’ve been cleaning the algae off all the surfaces except for the back glass…
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Quarantine is Over

Quarantine is Over

Today marks the last day of quarantine for my two little butterflies.  Ideally I would like to keep them in QT for a week or so longer, but current circumstances prevent that.  Since this is the first Christmas my husband and I own a house, we’re hosting a family get-together at our place, and we…
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Day 13 of Quarantine

Day 13 of Quarantine

Quarantine for the butterflies has been uneventful (that’s always a good thing!).  I’ve started feeding them Repashy Spawn and Grow and I think they prefer the taste of this over the Soilent Green.  I like to toss in a big cube and watch them tear pieces off like tiny little sharks!  Okay, so the cube…
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Day Eight of Quarantine

Day Eight of Quarantine

Things continue to go well for the two new butterflies!  On Thursday they finished their first round of prazi, and since then they were in-between doses (when treating for flukes you must allow a few days between doses for the fluke eggs to hatch; they won’t hatch with prazi present).  Today I dosed their second…
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Day Five of Quarantine

Day Five of Quarantine

Today the two butterflies are still doing great!  I placed my first order with Tasty Worms to get some Repashy Spawn and Grow to feed these guys so I can promote their proper growth.  For now they’re doing well on their diet of Soilent Green, Saki-Hikari, and frozen bloodworms.  I decided they had settled in…
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Day Four of Quarantine

Day Four of Quarantine

After adding the prazi and .1% salt yesterday, I was worried because it seemed to agitate the butterflies a little.  But today they are doing perfectly well!  They seemed really curious about my presence when I was near their tub, and they were swimming around energetically all day long.  They like to follow one-another around…
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Day Three of Quarantine

Day Three of Quarantine

Today marks the third day of quarantine for my two new butterflies!  Yesterday the water parameters were: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, and pH 7.8.  I’m happy to see that the cycled media I took from my main tank has given the quarantine tub a perfect instant cycle!  After testing the water yesterday I…
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New Fish Are Here!

New Fish Are Here!

I went to the post office this morning to pick up the package fully expecting the fish to be dead, since they had been in the box since Monday.  I opened the package right there on the post office counter, and was pleasantly surprised to see a flash of red as the little red/white butterfly…
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New Fish on the Way

New Fish on the Way

I’m excited to announce that I have two new fish on the way!  They are butterfly telescopes; one is all-white and the other is red and white. I have wanted an all-white butterfly telescope ever since I first started keeping goldfish a few years ago.  I bought one from Rain Garden in 2010, but unfortunately…
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