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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Thanks for the sympathy Boundava. I have fasted them all for a day and a half, I think I'll wait another day before feeding green peas and maybe brine shrimp? I read brine shrimp were good for constipation I thought....
    Yep, lesson learned. I thought anyone would understand about overfeeding, but apparently not. I'm just happy I don't have anymore deaths. I didn't realize how sensitive some of my tanks were, but I guess the bare-bottom tanks are for sure. It's just crazy how much you learn and accept as normal when you've been keeping tanks for so long.
    Frozen daphnia are better than brine shrimp for constipation.

    Yeah assumptions can turn around and get you. I try to cover all my bases when explaining things because I try to assume I am going from ground zero. Some one told me I was treating them like and idiot once and he already knew all of that! I told him I was not aware of his skill set so wanted to start from the basic but took his word for it and skipped some info. He wound up not knowing all that and we had a center aisle planogram fall apart while we were rearranging the store one morning to make room for a new display-it was loaded with heavy gingerbread kits so if it would have happened during store hours it would have definitely hurt someone. I got partially blamed because I listened to him when he said he knew that and skipped over to what he needed to know.

    Glad to hear the fish are doing much better. Sorry you are left with such a mess to clean up.
    Last edited by Boundava; 08-12-2016 at 05:03 PM.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Frozen daphnia are better than brine shrimp for constipation.
    Thanks for that! I have those too, but they are so small! Are they always that tiny?

    As for your story, I used to train co-workers on laser equipment for printing. That's all that needs to be said. I really should have known better, it was a stupid last minute decision, I was going to just leave the fish unfed, but my last minute thought was 'once a day can't possibly cause any issues'. I regret it all bigtime.
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    Well the phrase "live and learn" comes to mind. I have used it many times.

    The daphnia are small-don't get any bigger than that. Good to give bettas and other fish on occasion to flush them out. You can use the shrimp on your fish too, but I use it as an alternative for fish with little mouths.

    http://allnaturalpetcare.com/blog/20...eshwater-fish/
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Lol, I don't even think the angelfish viewed the daphnia as food. They looked more like newly-swimming angelfish fry. They ate little pieces eventually, but I think I'll try brine shrimp today. The tetras liked the daphnia. A friend of mine keeps a live daphnia culture, I guess he's all set!
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    I want to try live foods one of these days
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    So sorry that you had to come home to that. I too know the feeling, but I'm glad that it wasn't a total loss and the situation was salvageable. There are just so many things that can go wrong with a fish tank that I don't really place confident in anyone to care for my tanks unless they are well versed in how everything works.

    After the incident years ago, my housekeeper was shown what he needed to know to recognize issues and problems as well as doing the basic maintenance when I'm away. I also try to think of worst case scenarios and run drills with him (What to do when a fire breaks out, what to do when power go out and generators don't kick in, what to do if something springs a leak, what to do when a super storm is coming, what to do if etc.) That and I have cameras installed and the equipment used to measure basic parameters can also alert me if something is wrong.

    Even if you are someone who has been keeping fish for a long time, if you don't know how the particular system work; I wouldn't expect you to know how to understand the setup I have going. I keep it simple but that is simple to me but it might be completely foreign to someone else. Much like with everything else, one can have the fundamental knowledge but without clearly understanding the situation; the outcome might not be what was intended.

    Are any fishes still bloated? Are the gills inflamed on any fishes?
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    I wouldn't even trust myself with your tanks, Spardas hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I wouldn't even trust myself with your tanks, Spardas hahaha
    Me either!

    They are stunning to look at, but I'd definitely follow the 'look, don't touch' idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Also agree with the 5 day fast next time. Healthy fish can do that-and you can give them some extra love before you go along with a big WC and they should be good for 5 days.
    Definitely. I've gone on 15 days vacations and not fed my fish. They all do just fine. (I found this out by accident, when an autofeeder malfunctioned. All the fish in the tank survived.)

    Sorry about your losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I wouldn't even trust myself with your tanks, Spardas hahaha
    Ha! I would after I give you a rundown of how everything works. Just take good notes.
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