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    NIce!

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    Well, I'm down to seven. About a half week ago or so at the end of a WC I found the smallest of reds stuck between my piece of pink quartz and a sponge filter. I'd slid them to the front of the tank while I was cleaning the bottom, there was plenty of room for the fish up until the water got shallower than the fish was tall. I took the water level down to the top of the heater. The next day I saw it had taken up residence behind my water pump in the back corner of the tank, darkened and appeared to have a minor abrasion down it's side.

    I didn't think the fish needed anything but a little time and the usual clean water, but I was wrong. Over the next couple days the fish continued to stay in it's hidden spot most of the time and never really came out more than a foot. Last night I heard a splash I found the fish at the center of the tank swimming oddly almost straight down and it nearly laid on top of the sponge filter before swimming back to it's corner. I finally saw it's eyes at this point and saw they were cloudy. I quickly set up a quarantine tank, pulled the fish and hit it with QuickCure, but the fish obviously died shortly after I went to bed last night.

    I guess on the positive side it was the runt of the litter and it was a red and not a golden. Also the other 7 are eating more than 50% daily what they were in the 55, so I'm hoping for a serious growth spurt.
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    On man Keith, sorry to hear but at least it was the runt.
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    Cozy what's your daily foods and how many times you feed this poppies?
    If you do mind to ask?
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    New to this whole thing is the red the one without the strips? Are they going to be for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    New to this whole thing is the red the one without the strips? Are they going to be for sale?
    The pictures at the bottom of my posts are a red on the left and a golden on the right. These seven fish are strictly private breeding stock at this point. There's a line of friends who'd like any of them I decide to sell off, I don't know how many people have asked to buy them. I really need their parents to get it in gear again. Thanks for asking though, just shows you have good taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discofan View Post
    Cozy what's your daily foods and how many times you feed this poppies?
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    Jorge - this batch currently is being feed almost exclusively my homemade beefheart blend. Beefheart, whitefish (tried that this time instead of raw shrimp), ground turkey, red lettuce, flake food, cooked oatmeal, maybe an over ripe banana or two if there's any around on heart making day, garlic, A to Zinc vitamins, any food samples I've picked up since I made heart last. I run it through an old hand grinder once or twice depending what the ingredient is with the extra fine blade. I put 2 cups in a gallon freezer bag and roll it flat with a rolling pin and freeze them on cookie sheets. I cut pieces maybe 1/2" by 3/4", there maybe a 1/4 inch thick. I've been feeding them 3 cubes twice a day and recently added another feeding or two of two cubes in between. They're eating like pigs.
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    Nice thank you!
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    Sorry to hear about your loss, Keith. Good luck with the remaining gorgeous discus.
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    Thanks Mauro. The rest are doing extremely well, eating like there's no tomorrow. I may have to shoot a video of them soon when I feed them, they literally attack the beefheart when I drop it in the tank.
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    Look beautiful.
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    I said the rest were eating well, finally getting around to posting the video.

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    They are looking really nice, Keith. I like the last red.

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    Great vid Keith and they look great. Perfect music for the vid. They really like their heart.
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    They are looking mighty fine.
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