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Old 04-23-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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Badis badis (Part II)

Okay, okay, I broke down and bought some more. I chronicled my last horrendous experience with these little guys and a cruddy LFS in the thread: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...ht=badis+badis .

Well, it has been a month and I went back to that LFS since my fav LFS guy could not get them in for me (no, I have no patience ). The number of Badis were definitely less and some still had white spots and a couple looked rather thin. I told the lady that I was going to be extremely picky about which ones I took home and I was. I had her pull a fish and then I took it out to the main area where the light is better to fully inspect each fish. I took three home and they are now in the 2.5 gal QT tank with natural driftwood and a filter with media from an established tank. I am not looking for another disaster, but my one Badis looks so lonely in the ten gal hex *sigh*.

In other news, I also saw striped Khuli loaches and I couldn't help myself~I bought six. I have been looking for them since I bought two over a year ago!!! The Khulis are currently in the 5 gal QT tank with a lone hybrid cichlid fry (I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one). The Khulis will eventually live in the 50 gal community tank.
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It would be to good idea to put some salt in the water just in case some parasites came with them. Not sure on the dosage
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It turned out the prob wasn't parasitic, but fungal. I am just going to watch them for now.
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wow very daring.. I was good and didn't go back there after my fungal swords.. Best of luck to you! I hope it works out this time.... Keep us posted
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So far, so good. The Badis ate frozen brine shrimp this evening and I have some BBS hatching--just in case they wouldn't eat live food. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I know they will be in QT for over a month. I will be away for two weeks in May during the time they could be put in the main tank. To make things easier for whomever watches the animals, I will leave the Badis in QT.
BTW Moose, I want another small pleco, but I will go back to my fav LFS next week!
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SO are they ready to come out of QT? I went and saw those guys after you bought them and I think they are lucky you got them otherwise they probably wouldn't have had much of a chance with out extra care and attention.
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They are still in QT and showing a great zest for life! They love their frozen foods and act normally. I'm not sure when I will add them to the main tank. I am going to be away for 2 weeks and I am still undecided how well the person watching my animals is going to react to changing the water in the 2.5 gal I have time to think about it.
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I've been following your Badis badis saga with great interest. One of my favorite local shops just got in a shipment which included about 20 Badis assamensis and I'm REALLY tempted to get a trio. I've kept Badis badis in the past with some success but this is the first time I've seen B. assamensis.
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I just googled them--too cute! Get them, post pics and let me live vicariously through you
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I was going to wait and add my new arrivals after I get back from an upcoming trip, but I actually think it will be safer to add them this weekend and I can watch everyone this week. Plus, the evaporation rate in Calgary is a killer I want my critter sitter to have minimal maintenance work as possible. Plus all my fish are looking healthy and eating VERY well. I am so happy with my new fish!
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