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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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The Egg-laying Begins

The Egg-laying Begins

Up until now, my two nerite snails (one zebra and one red spot) haven’t laid any eggs in the tank, and I was hoping it might stay that way.  But sure enough, during yesterday’s water change I noticed a few tiny white spots on the glass… nerite eggs!  Oh well.  They are a little tough…
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The Snail and the Christmas Tree

The Snail and the Christmas Tree

My red spot nerite snail has discovered the Christmas trees!  He waszooming around eating diatoms on a couple of them yesterday.  Before I decorated my tank for Christmas, I wiped away all the algae anddiatoms so it would look nice in the photos and videos.  Well after that, the diatoms started coming back, but only…
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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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Nerite Snails Update

Nerite Snails Update

My two nerites have been doing a pretty good job of eating the algae and diatoms in my tank so far, but in the big picture, they still haven’t really made much of a dent yet!  It’s been really fun seeing their little bite mark trails all over though, and that tells me they are…
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Adding Nerites To My Tank

Adding Nerites To My Tank

After a happily uneventful 2 week quarantine, I added my nerite snails to the tank!  The goldfish were really curious about them at first, but they leave the snails alone now.  They’ve already eaten a lot of diatoms and algae off the glass and no escape attempts have been made even though I don’t have…
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Food-related Color Change

Food-related Color Change

I figured that with the high algae content in the Repashy Soilent Green food, Clover might become a little more yellow.  And he did!  I prefer him to be a nice clean, brilliant white color, but I don’t dislike the yellow enough to stop using this gel food.  Here’s the before and after, so you…
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