04-23-2012, 08:54 PM #21
Glad to hear that you got it all sorted lucky you with a peacefull pair of angels.
How are the other two now??My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-23-2012, 11:19 PM #22
Yeah, these angels have always been pretty mild mannered. They're at least 6years old, but on the small side. They get along really well together. They've never tried to breed that I'm aware of so they may be a pair of females.
The other two firemouths are doing just fine. They probably haven't even noticed the little one is missing. The more I watch them, the more I'm beginning to wonder if they are getting "friendly". They will ocassionally chase each other, but they're also just fine swimming next to each other. It appears for the most part that they're friendly with each other.
I was pretty worried about the little one. He got very dark and had some pretty thick black stripes while I was trying to catch him and while I was acclimating him, but once he was "set free" in his new home he lightened right up and ate. I'm sure he had a very stressful day, but at least now while he's in his new tank it's nice and quiet so he should be able to get some rest.
04-26-2012, 05:04 PM #23
Thought I'd post a quick update on my Firemouths.
The two at home are doing great. They still chase each other around every now and then, but for the most part they go about their own thing on opposite sides of the tank. The one I think is female sticks to the left side and the one I suspect is male is mostly on the right side. I've read that another way of sexing these guys is that females tend to have a more plump body, which in my case would be true if she is in fact a female. Anyway, no issues with them now that the little one has been moved. :)
Now the little guy... he's also doing great! He's been out and about exploring the tank with no harassment at all. The angels don't seem to care about his being there at all and he doesn't seem to care that they're there either. He has great colors and has been eating as well. Moving him no doubt saved him! :)
04-26-2012, 05:21 PM #24
Glad to hear that!!My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
05-10-2012, 01:32 PM #25
Well, I'm sad to report that my little Firemouth died sometime last night. This morning I came in and he was under one of the plants resting on the gravel. I watched him for a few seconds before realizing his gills weren't moving. I don't quite know what went wrong. He was always out and about whenever I checked on him. I didn't see the angelfish picking on him (but I'm at work so it's hard to constantly watch them). He had a good appetite and was eating very well. He was still very small so maybe there was something genetically wrong with him from the start. I don't know. At least I tried to save him. :(
05-10-2012, 03:15 PM #26
Sorry to hear that
Are the other 2 still ok?My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
05-10-2012, 04:59 PM #27
My other two are doing great. Both have been very active and eat like every meal is going to be their last. They have great colors too. The little one I just lost did have some color, but he was not as colorful as the other two. Maybe that was a sign that I overlooked. Poor thing. :(
05-10-2012, 05:38 PM #28
These things just happen sometimes. As long as your other 2 are ok then that's goodMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .