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    Lilfishie
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    Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:21 am

    Well heres the lil guy i saw yesterday and melted my heart Sad he seems to have an issue swimming and 'drags' himself across the floor, no i have him home in a small container with little water he does seem to be managing better. Definately alot more movement than at my LFS Smile

    He does seem rather fat though, one side more than the other but no pineconeing (fingers crossed it stays!) i'm sure i read that the swimbladder is slightly to 1 side, so am thinking this may be the problem but anyone has any ideas throw them at me.

    Anyway enough jibber jabber heres Buster :Heart:

    Took these before work, he seems to have perked up a little, came to greet me when i walked in :kisses:

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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Liz2 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:02 am

    oh bless. he does look a bit sad. fingers crossed he perks up for you x
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by PeteBatman on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:07 am

    ahhhh.. poor fella. hope he gets better soon!
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:12 am

    think i may give him a diet of peas for a few days, see if that helps his swelling any, he is absolutely tiny, smaller than my 4 month old Male from Wayne
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by aussiechick on Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:14 pm

    he is cute,i have one like him,love the colour,hope he gets better soon.goodluck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Time-Out on Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:30 pm

    I have a homebred chap with the same swimming issue. It's a shame as he's a gorgeous rosetail with DT genes.

    I did keep him in a 2.5L tub, but I thought "Isn't it like a dog with only three legs, or a cat with a heart condition?" You don't lock them up so they don't wear themselves out, you let them excerise a bit to keep them strong. I moved him into a 180L tank, with tons of plants. This gives him lots of room to excercise as much as he needs and the plants to rest on (which he does a lot of). He seems very happy. He always makes the effort to come and say "Hi" and he no longer drags himself on the bottom; he sort of looks like he's treading water along the surface lol. Head up, tail waggling... now I know how ridiculous I look in the pool!
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:48 pm

    Time-Out wrote:I have a homebred chap with the same swimming issue. It's a shame as he's a gorgeous rosetail with DT genes.

    I did keep him in a 2.5L tub, but I thought "Isn't it like a dog with only three legs, or a cat with a heart condition?" You don't lock them up so they don't wear themselves out, you let them excerise a bit to keep them strong. I moved him into a 180L tank, with tons of plants. This gives him lots of room to excercise as much as he needs and the plants to rest on (which he does a lot of). He seems very happy. He always makes the effort to come and say "Hi" and he no longer drags himself on the bottom; he sort of looks like he's treading water along the surface lol. Head up, tail waggling... now I know how ridiculous I look in the pool!


    Thats great news! i am actually planning on adding him to my 3 gal shrimp tank in a few days time see how he goes, will plonck a load of floating plants in for him to rest on Smile he already comes wiggleing when someone comes into the room Very Happy
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:02 am

    Sounds like he's doing well siobhan... Very Happy


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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:08 am

    :kisses:
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:24 am

    you know he's built you that nest coz you've given him a chance and he's letting you know he's thankful for that chance...well thats what i think Very Happy


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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:04 am

    Made me so happy when i saw it, i can't stop smiling Very Happy am upgrading him to a 7l tomorrow see how he does
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:29 pm

    He's swimming about a little more this morning, he's bin to the toilet too Smile
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:33 pm

    brilliant little Buster Very Happy


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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Bundles on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:04 am

    Lilfishie wrote:he's bin to the toilet too Smile

    Hope he flushed afterwards! Wink

    It's nice to read stories like this. I love seeing unhappy animals get a good home. That's part of the reason my last 3 dogs have been from Boxer Rescue. They all deserve a happy life, from dogs to cats, birds to fish.

    Well done on giving him a loving home! Smile
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Nataliey on Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:44 am

    How's Buster doing Siobhan? Any new photos??


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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:19 am

    He's doing great Nat, was going to update this today, he's been in the 7l tub for a few days now and is loving all the space, he is swimming about for about 5min at a time now before resting. i know that doesn't sound a lot but before it was literally seconds before he sank
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:21 am

    Sounds like he's improving lots Siobhan, you should be proud of him...would we be able to have any updated photos pleaseeeeeeeeeee??? Very Happy


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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:06 am

    Working on it hun Smile he's so hard to get swimming though Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Lilfishie on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:11 am

    Buster had his 1st Bloodworm today only small 1s but he loved them Very Happy
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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by Liz2 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:41 am

    oh I love it when they chomp on a bloodworm... Surprised

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    Re: Buster My LFS Rescue

    Post by fuzzynicki on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:38 am

    Aw bless him! It's no wonder he's coming along so well though seeing as he's got you as his mum xxxx

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