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36 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

So glad Titus is doing better.

I am too. Hoping he'll make a full recovery in time. He might lose some weight in the interim, because I don't think he's eating again/yet since the accident. 

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Goblin sneaking around this morning: 

 

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And guess who's back in action? 😄 :

 

 

He's definitely lost some weight and I didn't see him actively eating, but at least he is swimming around normally. 😊

 

I think Titus will make a full recovery - he just needs time to re-adjust. 

 

My family suggested that I retain him in the sump/fuge because he's a big fish, and he has more room to move about in here as opposed to my nano. I'm hesitant, but they did bring up a valid point. 

 

My nano is only 10G. Not much room for a mandy this size to be comfortable in, even short-term. But a smaller tank will allow me to target-feed him more easily, and he can regain his original weight quicker. 🤔

 

I'm a bit torn, tbh. I was thinking of putting in an order for a new, larger nanotank through my primary LFS, but now I'm not so sure. Gotta do what's best for the fish though. 

 

I'll definitely try to think it over. If I'm proceeding with a new macro-dominant tank, I want it to be roomy enough for the fish. And it needs to be large enough to support my percula clown & bicolor blenny too. 🤔

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Quick shots of the reef today:

 

Odin peeking out of his burrow:

 

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Superman shroom: 

 

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Cubert on clean up duty:

 

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Goblin still sneaking around in the elegance: 😅

 

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Bella's body condition continues to improve, and I'm quite happy with her progress: 

 

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Here she is, meeting Thanos with her tiny dorsal fin all flared up: 🤗

 

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I'm noticing improvements in Illaron as well, although he still needs more time (and food) to fatten up. Icarus is also doing alright, and Poseidon is still has what I call a 'dolphin butt', so he's fine. 😄

 

My attention is a little bit stretched with Titus added to no. of dragonets that I currently keep, and I'm trying to focus on his recovery + weaning him onto prepared food. 

 

I have to re-evaluate some of my long-term plans in keeping him. If I'm struggling too much, then I have no choice but to rehome him in the future. 😕

 

The sump/fuge isn't exactly an ideal place for a fish to live in. And after the recent accident, there are a lot of things that I'm reconsidering. 

 

If he was moved to the DT, then I can monitor him more easily, but Poseidon made it clear that he's the only mandarin that belongs there. I can't risk injuring either fish, so one will eventually have to go. 

 

I will contact my primary LFS later for help. They haven't reopened yet, but they culture their own rotifers, pods & artemia, and they're the best place I can think of to help me rehome him. 

 

I will still keep trying to feed him though. It's difficult because he swims off very quickly when he spots me coming. Maybe the extra long coral feeder tube I have can help. 🤔

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He's eating again! omgomgomg

 

 

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I dropped an ultra-small portion of pellets on the dinner plate a.k.a. coral skeleton just to press my luck. He ate one, but was not very impressed. :ninja:

 

Well, at least he *tried - so now I can gage his appetite and readiness for training. 🙂 

 

I'll spam him with frozen stuff tomorrow. 

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Mornin'. 🤗

 

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Planning on doing a large WC tomorrow - some of the LPS look a bit shrunken, including the new large elegance: 🤔

 

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When I turned off the pumps to broadcast feed the tank pellets, it puffed up again, but still not to its standard XL-size. I did notice some of the mouths 'pooping' though. 

 

But I'll do a WC anyway because it is time to do one. 🤷‍♀️

 

Poseidon: 

 

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On the lookout for more pods and microfauna, I bet. 🤗

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WC usually puffs every thing up again. That is one fat and happy fish.

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11 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

WC usually puffs every thing up again. That is one fat and happy fish.

I hope so, and thanks! 😊

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