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Old 08-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #61
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Well, today is not a good day. I noticed yesterday that the longnose stopped eating. I thought he just wasn't hungry or something. Everything else seemed normal. Wake up today, he's stuck to the power head, dead poor guy. I feel like a horrible fish keeper. It could have been because he was thin I guess, but he was getting better. Parameters are all good too. I don't think I'm gonna buy fish from anywhere else but live aquaria now. I've just had horrible luck with local fish. all I have left are my clown and the new arrivals in qt. after they go into the main tank, I think I'm gonna not buy any more fish for a while
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #62
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i am really sorry to hear he died. You were trying so hard to fatten him up too. Don't blame yourself, sometimes they just waster away no matter what we do.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #63
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i am really sorry to hear he died. You were trying so hard to fatten him up too. Don't blame yourself, sometimes they just waster away no matter what we do.
Thanks I still feel so bad lol

And can diatoms be stringy? Like snotty? My first thought when I saw them was dinos, but I've dealt with them before and they don't have oxygen bubbles at all. These aren't quite as snotty as Dino's would Be either
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #64
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I am really sorry about the loss, George.

Don't let it get you down, however, as it happens to all of us.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #65
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Do you guys think I should try another longnose? I really love that fish, but don't wanna overstock or struggle to keep it fat. I was considering a small foxface instead, do you think that's a better choice?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #67
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In my opinion that would be a better choice over a butterfly. They are just a tough fish to master keeping care of.
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In my opinion that would be a better choice over a butterfly. They are just a tough fish to master keeping care of.
Yeahhh, you're right. Fox faces are cool too, ill have to feed him lots of veggies this raccoon will be my last butterfly, so far so good he's eating seaweed really well. I don't think he'll get too thin like the last one
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Oh, you have a replacement fish already? lol
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Oh, you have a replacement fish already? lol
Haha no :p I typed that wrong I guess. Well, looking back on it i don't know why I said that I was talking about the other butterfly I guess lol DOH! I need cash lol, no new fish for a while
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