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by scpion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

For the past 1 year he's having frequent mood swings and hunger strikes.. And he is now the exact width of my tank..
by scpion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

sgtmyers88 wrote:Do they demand a deadline? If not just hold out as long as you can with him. But make sure the option is always open.
There's no deadline. But kinda think he will be better off with them. Holding on to him seems pretty selfish on my part.. I m really sad to let him go...
by scpion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

I have a good news but probably painful news for myself..

The SEA Aquarium had agreed to adopt him. It's kinda painful to really see him go.. In a very painful dilemma now. Should I?
by scpion
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

In addition to introducing a non-native species to your area (really, really BAD!), he is used to being fed by a person, not hunting for his food. He'd starve to death out there. :( I totally agree.. but... PP, does Filbert moves around his tank? Mine doesnt like to swim around and just stays at a ...
by scpion
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

If u ever been here, public housing is extremely expensive... We live in "pigeon holes" lol... Furthermore, my tank is already way above what the authorities allow.. They probably confiscate my current tank if they know it's here.. Pond, is out of the question.. The pond was more a joke than a sugg...
by scpion
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Future of Birdy

Unless you plan to take a plane over to Africa, please DO NOT release a species not native to your local area, it can be disastrous for the local fauna. Besides this, I honestly think he wouldn't do well, as he is not adapted to that habitat. If the aquarium doesn't accept him, I'd just say start a...
by scpion
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of Birdy
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Future of Birdy

Hi, after much thinking, I am making serious consideration about the future of Birdy.. My 23in T. mbu. Currently residing in a 150g with a 60g fuge.. I know it's tiny... That's why the decision.. :( Upgrading for me is out of question. I seriously doubt any one is my country have the proper capacity...
by scpion
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Rescue Mbu- in bad way
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Re: Rescue Mbu- in bad way

To be fair to the previous owner, at least he willing to give him up for the hope that he could have a better life. I just don't understand though why you would buy a fish a 5" knowing full well how big he was going to get if you have no intention of upgrading the tank. I am absolutely guilty of th...
by scpion
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Rescue Mbu- in bad way
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Re: Rescue Mbu- in bad way

Well I think this is still a rescue.. At least we trust that it's better of with u than him. I am more interested to know how much u paid for the 22in beast...
by scpion
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Teeth or other food problem
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Teeth or other food problem

Can't really see anything, unless it's hampering it's breathing or eating, I would leave it alone. I had dislodged a whole crayfish from mine some time ago.. Absolute nightmare...
by scpion
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: CO2 in dwarf puffer tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: CO2 in dwarf puffer tank?

Highly recommended not to. 3gallon is already small enough and with a added diy co2 system, water parameter it can be very unstable.
by scpion
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Cleanup Crew
Replies: 16
Views: 3961

Re: Dwarf Puffer Cleanup Crew

Apple snails they eat almost everything and that means your plants. And they poop tons.
by scpion
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Known cure for finrot?
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Known cure for finrot?

Wish I have a unusually understanding wife too.. Lol.. Glad she is OK!
by scpion
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Known cure for finrot?
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Known cure for finrot?

Just a little side track.. I am guessing she is more than 10in already.. U may want to consider switching to harder food like clams, mussels etc.. Ramhorns at this stage may not do her ever growing teeth any good.. Btw that's a pretty decent large tank for a fahaka.
by scpion
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: URGENT Mbu swallowed a shell?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: URGENT Mbu swallowed a shell?

I did extracted some large objects from mine before. Once was a huge piece of shell from the anus.. The other major thing was a whole crayfish from its throat. I had to knock him out that time.. It was a real traumatic experience for me... No fun messing with a 20+ in fish.....