Fish Tank: March 2006 Archives

One thing I forgot to mention yesterday (duhhhh) is that my mama guppy gave birth again yesterday. This time I was ready and actually caught her in the act. I actually saw one of her babies being born!! I was excited :)

I think she must be getting old, because there were only five babies this time, and the rest were unfertilised/unviable eggs. So that's a little sad. But all her sons and daughters are nearly at breeding age, so that could make things interesting :)

Fish Fotos

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The glass catfish I'm treating for ich. I really don't think he's all that sick. He's perked up in the hospital tank. I think perhaps the lights stress him out.

Glass Catfish

Some of the wisteria at work. There's even a krib hiding out in there


My angels

White angel

Black angel

Fish stuff

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Ich is back in the big tank. The last remaining catfish looks a bit sad :( Will try and treat the tank or just him this weekend.

The baby kribs at work all got eaten within a few days. I should probably try and separate them next time..

Expecting big mama guppy at work to pop again in a few days.

Got a funky blue bubble light for the Macquarium, but it doesn't like the tank enough and bubbles violently which would be stressful for a betta in such a small tank. So will rethink the whole thing - perhaps put the blue light in the krib/guppy tank and get something else for the macquarium. One idea might be a rope light running all over the back of the tank which I saw done on one site. Someone else had made up an led "lid" which illuminated the tank really well with no external attachments.

Bit sad about the catfish still.

Current inventory of fish:

Tank 1
* two three-year old angels
* one three-year old glass catfish

Tank 2
* three pretty big corys
* four neon tetras

Baby Krib Tank
* six juvenile kribs

Tank "5"
* one yellow cichlid - probably Metriaclima barlowi ("Fred")
* one huge catfish ("George")

Work Tank
* twenty one (at last count a while back) kribs, some at breeding age
* two parent guppys
* ten four-month old juvenile guppys from original parents
* nine one-month old baby guppys from original parents

Work Bowl
* two of the four-month old guppys I think might be almost ready to breed
* five three month old blonde guppys I got off Stu in January

Work fish stuff

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On a lighter note, the kribs in my tank at work had some babies! Mum and dad have been doing a good job at defending their cave - in the biggest pot in the tank. None of the others can go anywhere near it.

Baby kribs

Maybe we could alleviate our daylight savings problems by all using macs. Or maybe we could gut them and turn them into fish tanks (more pics to come as I build the tank)


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