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Old 06-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not yet, mine seems to have been damaged a bit by leaving it in KMnO4 for 3-4 hours I'm letting it recover a bit before I snap some pics and post them for Cavan to gobble up.

By the way, my discus spawned again and I managed to save about 60 eggs before the parents or angels finished eating them all. They are in a 2.5g tank waiting to hatch I hope they survive!

Also, that newt I caught a few weeks ago? That thing is HUGE now! Its easily 2 inches long and half an inch thick! Its beastly looking and I'm beginning to worry about my shrimp population haha!
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lol, which is why I only soaked mine for 20 mins. It's doing okay for me... or at least it hasn't keeled over dead like that val, lol.

The problem with hatching baby discus artificially is that you'll need to devise a way of feeding them some kind of artificial "slime coat" once they hatch...
As for my discus pair, they spawned and I tried the metal cage thing... worked for a day, then the snails discovered the eggs -.-' I may stick my yoyo loach in that tank for a week to dine on escargot or something, then try it again.


...I would be very scared if I were your shrimp. Really. Are you still trying to rehome some of those newts?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Guys/Gals,
It looks like I'll be joining this month's meet. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Great! I look forwards to meeting you too.

As for the discus eggy wegs I was planning on feeding them baby brine.

I think I have some newts I could give away if people want them. Actually I also want to give away my painted mantella frog if he is still alive.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Guys/Gals,
It looks like I'll be joining this month's meet. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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As for the discus eggy wegs I was planning on feeding them baby brine.

I think I have some newts I could give away if people want them. Actually I also want to give away my painted mantella frog if he is still alive.
Bring a newt, I'll take him in or give him to one of my siblings (considering we've cumulatively kept our African clawed frog alive since I was 8 yrs. old, I think we can handle a newt). I figure being a native, he doesn't need a heater... though he might actually like my 29gal Ancistrus setup - its very murky and bog-like, what with the driftwood and all, and only has 2 male plecos in it atm.

o.0' Did you lose your frog or something? I mean, I know my sumo loach likes to disappear for days on end to scare me into thinking he died, but a frog? Anyway, I'll ask Mimi (the younger of my younger sisters) if she wants a frog, too... she's been trying to convince us to get a male African clawed so she can breed them (because we obviously need more frogs swimming around o.0'), but maybe she'd like your little guy instead...


I don't know that discus fry can survive on bbs alone... I think there's something in their parents slime that they need to eat when they're really young, or else they die...



Oh, and a more relevant update: we can add Polygonum spp. to the list of things we'll encounter/collect. I spotted a stem of it today, growing near the edge of my stream - which is rather pitifully low right now, seeing as we've had like no substantial rain lately... ironically, I'm typing this in the middle of a brief summer downpour, yet broadly speaking it's true. Anyway. Polygonum. Had those distinctive heart-shape markings on its leaves and all. No idea what species, I'm gonna leave it where it is to grow 'til the meeting. Watch, with my luck the groundhog will come by, bypass all the Ludwigia, and pluck out every stem of Polygonum on about the 18th or so.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Oh, another random thought: I know we (my sisters and I) used to find crayfish sometimes in one spot in the Southbury park - not sure if they're still there, since it's been about a decade, but we can look
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Crayfish, yum! LOL

Still 50/50 if I 'm gonna attend or not Wife will go to a shower that day so I need to find someone to take care of the kid! Will keep you posted...
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XD I seem to recall them being a little too small for eating, but I suppose if you want to try... people eat fish that come from that water, lol, and there aren't any "no shellfishing" signs there. :P

Baby shower or wedding shower? If the former, I vote your wife brings your daughter as an interactive demonstration of what babies become, given a little time :P I know, I'm horrible. But, seriously, you should come
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Baby shower... Yep, I tried convincing her to bring our daughter but she declined... She said it's an all ladies party, no kids :/
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Aren't moms supposed to take their babies to baby showers!?! How else are they supposed to show up the other moms?

Yea, why don't you bring your kid with? Most kids like playing in mud and pulling up weeds and squashing crayfish!

I am so looking forwards to snorkeling at the next meet...
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