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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:18 am Post subject: Re: ADOLF - 3 Months old - 17th NOV 2011 Update on page 4 Reply with quote

 yah  right  mate   nutcraker  and  a  finger  chewer  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:52 pm Post subject: ADOLF - Almost 6 Months old - 9th FEBRUARY 2012 Update Reply with quote

 Sorry  for  being  away  for  so  long.  Was  neck-deep  into  work  and  will  be  so  for  the  next  couple  of  months  atleast.  So  I'm  using  my  free  time  today  for  a  premature  6  month  update.
 
 Adolf  is  now  8  inches  long  and  his  linear  growth  will  now  slow  down  and  give  way  to  the  ballooning  phase.   This  has  been  indicated  by  a  10-15%  reduction  in  his  appetite  since  last  week.  For  the  last  two  months,  I  have  been  feeding  him  a  combination  of  new  cheaper  pellets  (  KW  ZONE's  Chili  Red  and  TAIYO's  Aini.  )  just  to  try  these  and  record  the  effects.  During  this  period,the  yellows  have  faded  a  bit  while  the  reds  have  spread  along  the  fins.  Growth  since  my  last  update  is  1.5  -  2  inches.  No  change  in  the  head  contour.  The  snout  however  appears  shorter  due  to  fat  deposition  around  the  face.  
 
 Considering  his  present  size,  I  had  to  remove  the  partition.  All  my  attempts  to  get  him  paired  up  with  Rudie  had  failed  miserably  and  hence,  I  had  to  bid  her  a  sad  farewell.
 
 On  the  7th  of  this  month  (  the  day  before  yesterday  ),  I  exchanged  a  6"  Rudie  for  a  100g  jar  of  Grand  Sumo  Original  and  a  5"  pure  Red  Devil  (  Amphilophus  labiatus  )  christened  "MEMNOCH".  This  little  guy  was  on  his  own  in  a  tiny  tank,  filled  with  crystal  clear  water  with  no  external  sign  of  any  disease,  except  showing  obvious  signs  of  being  underfed.  
 
 After  removing  the  partition,  I  removed  Adolf  and  the  plecos  into  a  bucket,  cleaned  the  tank,  made  a  100%  water  change  and  released  the  plecos  and  Memnoch  into  it.  For  4  hours,  I  let  Memnoch  feel  at  home  into  the  tank.  Then  I  unleashed  his  biggest  nightmare  -  Adolf.  
 
 It  was  Memnoch  who  struck  first,  but  soon  realized  that  he  was  no  match  for  the  giant  brute.  I  was  a  bit  late  in  recording  the  entire  scuffle.  Just  within  a  minute  of  the  ordeal,  Memnoch  was  on  the  run,  with  Adolf  following  close  behind.  But  there  was  no  attempt  at  biting.  It  was  as  if  Adolf  was  playing  with  the  devil.  Memnoch,  who  was  slimmer,  more  streamlined  and  agile,  outmaneuvered  the  bulkier  Adolf.  
 
 This  went  on  for  a  couple  of  hours  or  so.  Then  there  was  a  stalemate.  When  it  was  feeding  time,  the  chase  began  again,  with  Adolf  defending  the  food  and  Memnoch  cleverly  stealing  huge  mouthfuls  of  it  while  on  the  run.  
 
 It  is  now  2  days  since  the  two  have  been  together  and  there  is  now  a  tense  peace  between  the  two.  As  there  haven't  been  any  actual  fights  so  far,  owing  to  Adolf's  gentle  nature  and  Memnoch's  ready  submissibility,  there  aren't  any  torn  fins,  scales  or  lips.  Memnoch  is  always  alert  and  maintains  a  distance  from  Adolf  while  Adolf  gives  occasional  momentary  chases,  especially  during  feeding  time.  I  presume  Memnoch  to  be  a  female  and  hope  that  the  two  of  them  coexist  in  harmony.  
 
 They  are  now  being  fed  a  combination  of  Hikari  Cichlid  Staple  +  Grand  Sumo  Red  +  Grand  Sumo  Original  +  KW  Zone's  Chili  Red  +  Taiyo  Aini.  
 
 Here  are  a  few  pics  and  clips  shot  and  uploaded  using  my  Spice  Mi-310.  Sorry  for  the  bad  quality.
 Will  post  future  updates  as  and  when  time  permits.  Thank  you  for  following.
 
 ADOLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MEMNOCH
 
 
 
 
 
 First  encounter  between  Adolf  and  Memnoch  (  Missed  the  first  few  minutes  ).
 
             
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 Adolf  and  Memnoch  after  2  days  of  coexistence
 
             
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 Thanks  for  watching.   Bow
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:54 am Post subject: Re: ADOLF - Almost 6 Months old - 9th FEBRUARY2012 Update on Reply with quote

 nice  update  nice  growth  frnd
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:52 pm Post subject: Re: ADOLF - Almost 6 Months old - 9th FEBRUARY2012 Update on Reply with quote

 Dude  and  dame!!  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:49 pm Post subject: Re: ADOLF - Almost 6 Months old - 9th FEBRUARY2012 Update on Reply with quote

 Hi  Kastor.....  Great  to  see  u  back.....  
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 Hey,
 
 That  is  one  good  follow  up  !  I  see  that  your  fishes  are  pretty  and  in  good  condition.  Have  a  good  time  with  them
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:17 pm Post subject: Re: ADOLF - Almost 6 Months old - 9th FEBRUARY2012 Update on Reply with quote

 Welcome  back,  Kastor!   Smile  
 
 Like  Ram_a_Rosi  says,  watching  that  video  definitely  feels  like  one  is  watching  a  dude  and  his  dame.  Who  knows,  this  pair  might  just  make  you  a  fishy  grandpa.   Chuckle  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:47 pm Post subject: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Remember  my  thread  on  Detritus  worms?  It  seems  that  there  were  organisms  viler  than  detritus  worms  in  my  aquarium  water.  Let  me  take  you  a  few  weeks  backwards.
 Even  after  thoroughly  cleaning  my  tank  with  potassium  permanganate  and  rock  salt,  sterilizing  all  the  filter  media  and  treating  my  fish,  the  worms  starting  reappearing  every  week.  When  many  of  my  neighbours  approached  me  for  the  treatment  of  diarrhoea  in  a  span  of  48  hours,  I  grew  suspicious  and  checked  our  water  supply  lines  and  was  shocked  to  find  the  inlet  valve  compartment  of  my  building  filled  with  drainage  water.  After  checking  the  drains,  we  found  three  compartments  to  be  clogged  up  and  the  sewage  water  from  these  had  made  its  way  into  the  inlet  valve  compartment  and  through  a  leaky  valve  into  the  drinking  water,  which  also  happens  to  be  the  source  of  my  aquarium  water.
 We  got  the  drains  cleaned  up,  the  valves  changed  and  the  storage  and  loft  tanks  disinfected.  I  decided  to  wait  for  a  few  days  before  cleaning  my  tank,  to  let  the  chemicals  pass.
 I  went  to  Bengaluru  last  week  and  then  to  Chennai  and  Pondy  and  thus  was  away  for  8  days.  3  days  back  ,  my  mom  gave  me  a  call  regarding  turbid  water  in  the  aquarium  and  the  plecos  and  Adolf  displaying   strange  behaviour.  I  allayed  her  concern  and  asked  her  to  wait  till  I  returned.  I  was  so  wrong.  
 I  returned  home  yesterday  evening  to  find  a  dead  14"  Pleco  and  a  lethargic  Adolf,  who  was  resting  at  the  bottom  of  the  tank,  breathing  heavily.  There  was  a  heavy  milky  growth  on  both  of  his  pectorals  and  his  nostrils  and  pectoral  fin  base  showed  obvious  signs  of  internal  bleeding.  Memnoch  and  the  other  pleco  seemed  to  be  fine,  except  that  none  of  them  had  eaten  in  the  last  4  days.  I  removed  the  pleco,  changed  the  water,  removed  the  filter  media  and  treated  the  water  with  metronidazole.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Adolf  was  resting  at  the  bottom  all  day  and  began  tilting  by  night.  There  was  obvious  involvement  of  his  swim  bladder  by  way  of  either  infection  or  haemorrhage.  Today  morning,  Adolf  was  almost  upside  down,  but  still  breathing.  All  this  time,  Memnoch  was  by  his  side  like  a  true  friend.  I  had  a  sinking  feeling  creep  over  me  and  felt  no  hope  for  the  three  of  us.  I  had  some  urgent  business  to  attend  to  and  had  to  leave  them  in  this  state.
 I  returned  at  noon  to  find  Adolf  upside  down,  but  still  breathing,  to  my  relief  and  memnoch  trying  to  roll  him  over.  From  my  past  experience,  one  thing  was  sure  -  my  Adolf  wouldn't  make  it.  But  desperate  times  call  for  desperate  measures.  As  I  had  mentioned  in  one  of  my  earlier  posts,  there  was  this  video  on  you  tube  of  a   certain  Red  Devil  with  Swim  Bladder  disease,  who  was  operated  upon  and  fitted  with  an  external  prosthetic  swim  bladder,  cut  out  of  styrofoam  for  a  few  weeks  after  which,  the  fish  recovered.  I  didn't  know  if  this  would  help  Adolf,  especially  at  the  rate  at  which,  the  infection  was  progressing.  But  antibiotic  coverage  was  already  provided  and  I  didn't  want  to  wait  till  it  was  too  late.  "Anyway  the  fish  seems  like  he  won't  make  it,  so  why  not  give  it  a  try".  With  this  in  mind,  I  went  ahead  and  with  the  help  of  TheChannaGuy,  I  operated  upon  Adolf  with  all  aseptic  precautions  and  fitted  a  styrofoam  bladder  to  the  base  of  his  Dorsal  fin.  I  attached  an  extra  piece  for  surface  floatation  as  of  now.  Is  his  condition  improves,  this  piece  will  be  removed   and  only  the  base  will  be  in  place  far  a  couple  of  weeks  or  so  till  the  blocked  swim  bladder  clears  up.  It  took  a  little  over  7  minutes.  I  wasn't  able  to  record  the  procedure  since  our  hands  were  full.  He  tolerated  the  procedure  well.  Unfortunately,  I  have  to  wait  till  evening  to  conduct  a  water  change.  Lets  hope  that  he  makes  it  through.  
 
 
 
             
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:59 pm Post subject: Re: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Tragedy..
 Really  shocking  Shocked  
 Hope  he  covers  at  the  earliest..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:56 pm Post subject: Re: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Sad  kastor,  was  expecting  some  positive  updates  after  so  many  days!!
 You  tried  your  best,  though  it  involves  a  lot  of  complicated  procudures..
 Did  u  OPERATE  on  that  guy?  Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:05 am Post subject: Re: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 hope  he  recovers  soon...but  you  are  now  taking  the  fish  keeping  in  a  new  height  man.
 I  am  just  thinking  how  much  patience  you  will  have  to  operate  on  him...
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Ram_a_rosi
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:55 am Post subject: Re: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Thats  superb  Man.
 +1  with  Amazonian.  Fishkeeping  has  reached  new  heights
 All  our  wishes  with  Adolf.  wishing  him  a  speedy  recovery
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:27 am Post subject: Re: ADOLF 7&1/2 months old - Bad times - 10/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Great  job  man........My  best  wishes  for  ADLOF....
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