Stuff that happened to you today but isn't worth a thread

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  1. Reedfish

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    Congratulations :thumbup:

    My two are teens. Am waaaayyy past having a baby in the house.
    Don’t think I could cope :eek:
     
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    Angel28 Nutting, crazy about my fin babies.

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    I went to the Jhb Edenvale fish keepers social at Antons shop The Nature Den today & had a blast with everyone who went. Will definitely be going again to the next one, thanks everyone it was awesome to finally meet you.
     
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    Congratulations:thumbup:
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    Agreed it was awesome!! And everyone was so nice and friendly :D @AntonP your shop is LOVELY!
     
  7. Hendre

    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    I continued working on my mini carnivorous plant field-guide-thing. We have an amazing diversity down here.
     
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    Such a Beautiful home ware display at woolies....
    But your eyes fall on the driftwood :lol:
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  9. Cale24

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    One of my ram offspring gradually started showing weird behaviour from around 2.5 months (seemed normal until then) - pecking at the ground all the time as if preparing a site for eggs.
    All the young males would shimmy beside her, wanting to spawn and she'd aggressively strike them and continue doing the pecking. All pretty weird to observe.

    Now, months later, she's lost her eyesight completely, and has grown to half the size she should have.
    I now keep her in my barebottom QT tank to avoid being bothered by other fish, and she manages to find food through the same pecking routine, on the bottom. I grind it up a bit and make sure it gets down.
    Even more strange, she would do exploratory 'laps' around the tank perimeter all day before I realised she was going blind.
    One has to spend a fair amount of time watching a blind ram to pick up on this! :lol:

    Anyway, just a weird observation (and fish). She's otherwise a very nice looking ram, correct weight, so is certainly surviving ok.
    Anyone else had fish lose their eyesight and just carry on?
     
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    Did her eyes go white-ish?
     
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    Partially yeah, but not until much later. She doesn't even react to the light being turned on and off. Tank she was raised in has never had disease in it (recently moved her to QT) and her siblings all grew into beautiful, healthy fish.
    I also have 5 runts from the same batch in a small 20l scape, but they're normal aside from being tiny.

    Ideas? I assumed its just a genetic failing, and previously she just seemed crazy.
     
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    The reason i asked. One of my angels' one eye went white. Fighting might have been the cause. I then placed her in my QT and increased the heat and gave her a heated salt bath. Seemed to have done the trick, a week later the eye was fine.
     
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    Ah ok cool, thanks. I’ve had fishes’ eyes partially whiten over before as well, appearing like minor cataracts, and managed to get them right again- this though is different. It’s been a gradual thing, really strange, so I wonder how common it is.
     
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    Offshore earthquake shook cape town a bit!
     
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    Saw that on the news
    Sounded quite hectic!
     
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    We didn’t feel a thing in the southern suburbs!
     
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    The mounted stag horn fern has been doing so well, I mounted a seriously neglected and pot bound orchid too. Hopefully it will get a new lease on life!

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    Stag horn looks really good.
     
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    Thanks @Reedfish
     
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    Love the staghorn
    Your orchard might be neglected but its blooming!!
     
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    Thanks @MariaS yes despite the neglect it has sent out a shoot so it’s worth a shot :thumbup:
     
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