View Full Version : 6th March - 12 Weeks In

two utes
03-05-2008, 06:31 PM
It will be twelve weeks tomorrow from when l recieved my challenge fish.:D
As you know l have had a few dramas recenlty which has resulted in the lose of 3 fish.:(
I am convinced that the water parametres are all good, and I am at a lose to what went wrong:confused:
So, with 1 fish in the challenge tank, and his 4 remaining buddies in the other planted tank, l decided to transfer 3 of them back with him yesterday. Boy, trying to catch them out of the planted tank was a challenge within itself.
Anyways....As I move forward, l watched them eat 1/2 a cube of FBH, and then later 1/2 a cube of FBW this morning.
The 'Lone Ranger' as he was named, is no longer on his own, and l find him getting better, and having a nibble at the offerings. He still seeks refuge behing the filter, and is still dark, with some colour showing through.
I feel like l am starting over, and only offering them small feeds at a time, and look forward to them getting HUGE.
I think l will keep the 1 remaining challenge fish in the planted tank with his new buddies, as a comparason. It will be interesting to see how he goes.:D:D:D

03-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Man, "lone ranger" looks like he's been put in timeout. :) I hope whatever took out your last three doesn't rear its ugly head again. Keep us posted as I know you will ;)

two utes
03-05-2008, 07:03 PM
Man, "lone ranger" looks like he's been put in timeout. :) I hope whatever took out your last three doesn't rear its ugly head again. Keep us posted as I know you will ;)

You and me both Jose.

I'm hoping that all is good now, and look forward to improvements only.:thumbsup:

Darren's Discus
03-05-2008, 07:55 PM
Take 2, things happen we move on, they look good mate all the best with them, go the Lone Ranger !:D


two utes
03-05-2008, 08:14 PM
Thanks Darren.:D:D:D
And the 'Lone Ranger' thanks you.;)

03-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Hey Joe glad the lone ranger has some mates now hopefully he will improve ,itll be intresting to see the comparision between the one in the planted tank and the bb ones.

two utes
03-05-2008, 09:03 PM
Hi there Tanya.:)
Hopefully l will post some picture of him to soon. After yesterdays ordeal, he's still hideing behind the 'malee root' l have in there.

03-06-2008, 06:36 AM
Hi Joe. Glad to hear ur seeing some light here. Hope everything turns out good for u. U deserve it bud;)

two utes
03-06-2008, 07:43 AM
:):):) Thanks Eileen :):):)

03-06-2008, 09:15 AM
Hey Joe!
hope everything will turn for the better in yr tanks
good luck man:)

two utes
03-06-2008, 05:06 PM
Hi there Vera! Hope all is well in Malta.:)
The three newcomers in the challenge tank came up to greet me this morning for some food. The lone ranger still seeking refuge behind the filter, but is eating. Hope he joins the rest of the group soon.:D

03-07-2008, 07:54 AM
Glad to hear all has settled down, and there were no more losses.
I do hope you continue the "planted vs. bare" bottom mix. It will be an interesting comparison. It sure looks as if these challenge fish are going to grow really well, no matter their conditions though !:D
Hopefully The Lone Ranger will come around too.

two utes
03-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Thanks for your comments B, but l am sorry to report that the lone ranger did not make it.:(
I found him dead this morning with what seemed like a nasty bruise on his forehead...must have knocked himself out on one of his thrashing sessions.
Fortunatley the other 3 discus in there are not displaying this behavior, thank goodness.
With only 4 challenge fish remaining now, l hope my luck will change.:)

03-16-2008, 03:20 PM
Hey Joe!
sorry for yr lost i wish u good luck with remained fish :)
we have a good weather and too many tourist who adapted the habit drive bicycles in the middle of the hi way - igeninni:)

03-20-2008, 08:33 AM
Joe sorry about the loss mate. Hope the others will make up for it.