Emma, How are the Moosies Doing?

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Emma, How are the Moosies Doing?

Post by cybermeez » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:28 pm

How are the Mooseface Loaches doing so far? Have they settled in well and have you had any losses or illnesses?

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Post by Graeme Robson » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:44 am

Yes, Emma. How are the little dear's. :D




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Post by Emma Turner » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:49 am

Hi Robin/Graeme,
Thanks for asking after the little Moosies!
You'll be pleased to know that all are doing well, and apart from the 2 fish that we found dead-on-arrival when the shipment came in (about 3 weeks ago now), we have suffered no losses :D
They are at present residing in a tank on our softwater system, which currently has a general hardness of 5 dH and a pH of around 6.5. They seem to enjoy spending most of their time partly submerged in the sand, appearing to 'swim' around in it. Some people have commented that they look like 'mini alligators'!!!
They have been treated with Levamisole, and receive several feeds a day of small frozen foods such as daphnia, baby brineshrimp, and cyclops. Two of them even appeared to be checking out algae wafers the other day, which we'd put in the tank for a couple of small L number plecs that are in there with them (you can see this on the RHS of the first photo below).

Here are a few quick shots I took a couple of days ago:

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Post by Graeme Robson » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:15 am

Superb pictures Emma. They do look like 'mini alligators' :D



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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:02 am

I'm pleased to even know you by abstract text messages. And very jealous!!
Best of luck with them... You kind of want to dangle food on a meathook in front of them like an Oz alligator tour.
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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:12 am

Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with the progress these little chaps are making.
And Mark, stop it, you're making me blush! :oops:
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Post by mamaschild » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:27 pm

They are SO CUTE :D

Great pictures :)

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