Mr. Fishy Fish's QT Thread

Mr. Fishy Fish

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Yup, there is no way in hell this is going to work. She just won't leave him alone, the behaviour she's exhibiting goes against everything I thought I knew about clowns. The long fin charges the Picasso then does a submissive twitch as soon as he turns around and then beats him again. It makes no sense. The only explanation I can think of is that she's flashing not twitching, which leads me to suspect there is a disease involved here. At this point I'm so confused xD, sorry if I drove you guys nuts (especially you Bobby/Humblefish).
 

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Yup, there is no way in hell this is going to work. She just won't leave him alone, the behaviour she's exhibiting goes against everything I thought I knew about clowns. The long fin charges the Picasso then does a submissive twitch as soon as he turns around and then beats him again. It makes no sense. The only explanation I can think of is that she's flashing not twitching, which leads me to suspect there is a disease involved here. At this point I'm so confused xD, sorry if I drove you guys nuts (especially you Bobby/Humblefish).
My female spotcinctus was pretty relentless toward the mate I gave her, but she eventually accepted him and they’re spawning now. They might still be able to work it out, maybe just separate them while in QT and give them another chance once they’re in the DT?
 

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My female spotcinctus was pretty relentless toward the mate I gave her, but she eventually accepted him and they’re spawning now. They might still be able to work it out, maybe just separate them while in QT and give them another chance once they’re in the DT?
Oh, that's a great idea, I'll be sure to do that. I honestly gave up on pairing them, but now you've given me hope. Thanks Jessican
 

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Prior to Treatment: I made sure to feed them lots before doing the H2O2 bath just in case they stopped eating for a bit post-treatment.

During Treatment: They were flashing, pacing back and forth, and surface breathing while they were in the H2O2.

Post Treatment: The Picasso looks stressed out (him being in that breeder box doesn't help), but the long-fin seems like it took it very well.

Conclusion: Initially, the process was quite nerve-racking for me. Watching them trying to escape the tank and exhibiting the behavior described previously was definitely difficult. However, I kept telling myself it's for their own good so I sucked it up and got the job done. Overall, after completing the H2O2 treatment, I feel much more confident about the process.
 

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Yes, that should be fine. :Thumbs_up_green:
Thanks Humblefish.

The second transfer is officially complete at 5:45 pm eastern. I bought Lee's acclimation box to separate the long-fin from the Picasso this time. I figured It'd be better to let the Picasso out of the breeder box and isolate the long-fin in the acclimation box to split the stress between them. However, Lee's acclimation box is a piece of crap (I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy), it completely isolates the water from the tank and the box. Now I have no choice but to put them together for the next H2O2 bath on the 24th. Hopefully, she doesn't go straight for the kill.

Another thing I noticed while they were in QT #2 is that the longfin is constantly hovering around the breeder box trying to get in. I'm not sure if she wants to get in to give him kisses or if she just wants to murder him :unsure:.
 
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