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Tank Talk | I’m Getting New Fish!

Tank Talk | I’m Getting New Fish!

My shipment of Dandy Orandas butterflies should be here tomorrow!  I’m so excited, but also nervous.  I hope nothing goes wrong during shipping; I seem to have terrible luck when it comes to receiving shipped fish.  But DO is usually really good about their packing and shipping, so it should be fine…  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoccFjERFuU…
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Update on Luca, Felix, and Clover

Update on Luca, Felix, and Clover

My new ghost bristols have been getting all the attention lately, so I thought I’d take some time to do a nice video and photos of the trio: Luca, Felix, and Clover!  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PasKSotoBRI Here is the 55 gallon tank in the basement fish room that they’re now living in. Here’s a little chart…
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Goldfish Growth and Changes Update

Goldfish Growth and Changes Update

Here’s the most recent update: Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes Today Luca weighs 47 grams, is 2.75″ in body length, 4.5″ in total length, and has a body depth of 2″.  The orange/red color on his eyes has really intensified.  Today Felix weighs 46 grams, is 3″ in body length, 4.5″ in total length, and…
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Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes

Butterfly Telescope Growth and Changes

My “little” butterflies are growing so fast!  Here’s a side-by-side comparison of them from when I got them in December (left) and now, in March (right).  There have been a few changes… Felix fully outgrew the last of his dark fry coloring and his orange color brightened up, Luca gained a little yellow color from…
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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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