Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site
Tropical Fish Forums
Aquarium fishkeeping around the world!
 
ChatChat  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
My favorite fish CUT OPEN by plant roots!
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 Forum Index > The Best of the Board  Reply to topic   Post new topic
Author Message
Lord Steve0
Regulars


Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

PostPosted: 2006.10.15(Sun)15:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that's a pretty tough fish you got there!

I once had a gourami woh got tangled up in some thread that he pulled of a javefern/bogwood. Looked like he'd been slashed to bits but he's now the biggest gourami I have! He healed is about 2 weeks.


I'm always amazed how quickly a fish will grow back its fins. They seem to be gone one day and within a week they are grown back almost.

Good luck to your plec!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
deborah_claro
Advisors


Joined: 11 May 2006
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: 2006.10.16(Mon)9:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtg90 wrote:
Quote:

DANG! I thought for sure that mac was going to be dead by the end of the story!
You sound slightly disappointed, jtg! I hope you didn't have a bet on it Laughing Laughing .

On another forum, Lord SteveO wrote:
Quote:
... more than anything it find it brilliant fun to be able to create a full minature ecosystem in you own house, no mater what size your tanks are.
So do I. This just about sums up my approach to fishkeeping, exactly, and what I aim for in every set-up. I think it does them a world of good to be in a set-up geared to their specific needs, and it helps them through disasters like this one.

Marcos wrote:
Quote:
Deborah, feel free to post updates for as long as you like, and then let me know when you consider this topic "wrapped up"...I think we should then move it to the Best of the Board forum. Cool
Marcos, maybe we should consider it wrapped up for now and move it. If I get any brilliant photos of the ventral area, I can post those to the topic there. Thanks.
________
Deborah
Very Happy
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jtg90
Regulars


Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Location: Georgia

PostPosted: 2006.10.16(Mon)21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, that should have been a "WOW!! I thought for sure he was going to be dead by the end of the story! What a tough little fish!(The little fish that could!)" that better? Very Happy lol
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
deborah_claro
Advisors


Joined: 11 May 2006
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: 2006.11.11(Sat)14:15    Post subject: Success at last! Reply with quote

Success at last! Very Happy
On or about October 23, I was prowling around downstairs
very early in the morning, and I happened to spy this:

The gash has obviously healed over with no side effects!

I never see him on the glass during the day, and didn't really know all of his nighttime habits, but he must like to explore the glass once in a while. Luckily, the early light from the window allowed me to see him there.
He dashed off just after the shot was taken.

He looks good, doesn't he?
I am sure he is bragging about how brave he was, and showing off his scar to all the other catfish! Laughing

Okay, at haname's suggestion, here's a recap for the archive ...

Here he is on the day of the injury, around August 10, 2006:

He was definitely looking his worst on that day.
(No flash; better color, but not very sharp.)

And here he is today, around three months later:

(With flash; image is crisper, but color is washed out.)
The pictures tell the story!
I have enjoyed and appreciated everyone's comments; they're like little get-well-soon cards.
Very Happy

EDIT: to add photos.
_________________


Last edited by deborah_claro on 2006.11.13(Mon)10:00; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > The Best of the Board All times are GMT - 6 Hours Reply to topic   Post new topic
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L