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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Where did it come out of? Could be she was bloated and constipated.
    I honestly don't know. Once the liquid started coming out, the smell pretty much took over, I quickly covered her up and disposed of her.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Holy cow is right... I just wrote that other response and you hit me up with two other things. =X

    Very sorry, Cindy. Maybe you should just let the Pothos flow freely w/out the HOBs. I don't think it looks bad and the fish seem to like it (which is probably why your Harley went to investigate). "Ooo, plants! Ahh! My head!"

    How long did you have the Neon for?
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    They say bad luck comes in 3's. I hope this is the end of my fish deaths
    Me too fish mamma.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Holy cow is right... I just wrote that other response and you hit me up with two other things. =X

    Very sorry, Cindy. Maybe you should just let the Pothos flow freely w/out the HOBs. I don't think it looks bad and the fish seem to like it (which is probably why your Harley went to investigate). "Ooo, plants! Ahh! My head!"
    Yeah - as soon as I can get to a craft store to buy some plastic mesh, I'm going to retool and let the plant roots hang free. Until then, I have to keep the planters in there as a barrier so fish can't jump out - or nerites snails can't climb out :o)

    How long did you have the Neon for?
    A little over 2 years - and that first batch I got were very large so maybe he was 3 years old? I know they can live up to 10 years but I understand that's rare.
    He looked perfectly fine when I took him out. no marks, no bloating, not bulging eyes. All the others look fine and healthy so hopefully it was an isolated incident.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Could be she was bloated and constipated.
    Might have been a combination or things. Maybe Per will be around today...wonder is he's every seen it before?

    The only other thought that I had is that kribs are much more herbivore than people realize. The female I kept drove me crazy because I never saw her eat. Come to find out she was living on algae. Gene pointed that out to me. Gene was a breeder\dealer that was a long time member here. I don't remember what his forum name was or is?
    Last edited by Taurus; 03-19-2014 at 03:01 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Yeah, I know Neons are one of those species that are so overbred in the hobby, that they've become somewhat fragile. I doubt many of them see their 10th year, unless they were wild caught or 1st-3rd gen.

    Larry, I found that out when doing some research on Discus. Everyone feeds them these high-protein diets (including beefheart, etc), when in nature the majority of their foods comes from plants/algae. They don't get as big in nature as they do in the hobby, either. I'm sure diet is one thing that keeps them as fragile as they are in the hobby and why so many people have a difficult time keeping them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Might have been a combination or things. Maybe Per will be around today...wonder is he's every seen it before?

    The only other thought that I had is that kribs are much more herbivore than people realize. The female I kept drove me crazy because I never saw her eat. Come to find out she was living on algae. Gene pointed that out to me. Gene was a breeder\dealer that was a long time member here. I don't remember what his forum name was or is?
    Well up until the day she started hiding out, she was a very good eater. I feed flakes and spirulina as well as shrimp. There is always a round of zuchinni in the tank. I would see her grab the flakes and the shrimp and anything I fed, then see her graze on algae on the driftwood or a rock. So I don't think her diet was a problem.
    Something happened in the tank the day I did that change when I cleaned both canisters. The BP's went crazy - even banging into the glass a couple of times. I've never seen them like that before... and actually, nothing I did inside of the tank was out of the ordinary and should not have upset them so much. But she disappeared that day which was 11 days ago and when I finally spotted her almost a week later, she was breathing heavy. So I don't know. Maybe one of the fish rammed her by accident that day? And then, Mr K had been harassing her some. She had a couple nips out of her tail. The only other fish that's shown any mild aggression in the tank is the yellow sev and basically he merely gets it in his head to chase the ebjd or the juru from time to time - he doesn't bother any other fish. Boss BP has him straightened out now though and he's pretty much behaving himself.
    Guess it will always be one of those mysteries.

    I'm not going to replace her. Mr K is way too large for any female I'd find in my LFS. What I may do is see if I can trade him for a new pair - but that's somewhere down the road.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 03-19-2014 at 03:25 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    11 days sounds like a stretch if she was just laying eggs, usually the whole hiding ordeal lasts a week. How long have you had them for? Sorry about your losses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrews View Post
    11 days sounds like a stretch if she was just laying eggs, usually the whole hiding ordeal lasts a week. How long have you had them for? Sorry about your losses
    thanks. I never did feel that things were right but this is my first experience with kribs so I was hopeful. Unfortunately, it did turn out to be something not right.

    I've had them since the autumn. They'd grown substantially were active, thriving and healthy members of the tank and had grown at a really nice rate. Just loved watching them as they were so busy in the tank and yet so calm. As I said, I may try another pair someday but for now, Mr. is going to be a bachelor again :o( He's not as colorful without her ...I assume he knows something is amiss in that tiny mind of his.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Those were probably his courtship colors. They put on a show for females. Now there's nothing to attract, except the ghost of a former lover.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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