What Footsie taught us !

Written by graham and julie


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All was not lost though becauserepparttar young man had fallen in love with Footsie and decided to keep him. He took Footsie home and he and his wife immediately fell in love with her. Unfortunately their female dog didnt. She played hell. She gave Footsie a very hard time and did not likerepparttar 125841 invasion of her space and territory. So after a night of constant fighting and quarrelling betweenrepparttar 125842 dogsrepparttar 125843 young couple decided, regrettably, Footsie had to go back to Paula.

So, four days and many experiences later, Footsie returned to Paula. She was so happy to see her and back torepparttar 125844 office andrepparttar 125845 car at night.

When Paula was explainingrepparttar 125846 experience to Julie onrepparttar 125847 telephone, guess what! Julie said, Oh! Shes such a sweet thing, well have her.

We have had her for all of 18 hours now and what an animal. She walked in as if she had always lived here, put her footmarks everywhere, ate some supper, watchedrepparttar 125848 football match whilst sitting on my foot cushion and has carried on as though she has always been here.

This made us think of us human beings. Would we have behaved in this way? Or would we be bitching and slating people and telling everyone what a bad world it was and how terrible people are.

Footsie taught us three things:

1.how important it is to keep your self respect, no matter what, and respect others, no matter what.

2.live inrepparttar 125849 present. Its no good being wedded to what you told yourself you were going to do atrepparttar 125850 beginning ofrepparttar 125851 day.

3.the way to people hearts is through giving. In her case, giving love. Just give love and dont expect anything in return and you will gain allrepparttar 125852 benefits.

Its a Doggy story but Footsie has taught us all, and were sure theres more to come.

Good Luck

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Spawning the Chinese Algae-eater

Written by William Berg


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When I foundrepparttar fry their parents had been inrepparttar 125840 holding tank for about 2-3 months. Before that I had kept them in a 50 gallon tank which was heavily circulated and contained very few plants. Temperature was 25C/ 77F. They were kept with clown loaches and various barbs. I've been wondering ifrepparttar 125841 fact that they were kept in a heavily circulated aquarium and then moved to an aquarium with close to no circulation and warmer water (28C/ 82F) may have simulated a natural change in conditions that precedes spawning.

The breeding tank was as I said before, heavily planted, and had little or no circulation at all, due torepparttar 125842 vegetation. The water was old and clean. Dh about 4. I can't sayrepparttar 125843 exact water conditions as I don't know exactly whenrepparttar 125844 spawning took place. Howeverrepparttar 125845 water conditions had been relatively stable and it is reasonably safe to assume thatrepparttar 125846 stated water conditions are correct.

The Chinese algae-eaters had been fed a varied diet which consisted mainly of boiled lettuce and broccoli, Hikari sinking algae wafers, and shrimps. They also aterepparttar 125847 leftovers fromrepparttar 125848 food I gaverepparttar 125849 barbs and loaches, which consisted mainly of different frozen foods.

Sexingrepparttar 125850 fishes I assume is simple. I believe it's done inrepparttar 125851 same way as Corydoras catfishes. Some fish have much broader bodies and I assume them to be females; males are more slender especially if well fed.

Gettingrepparttar 125852 fish into spawning condition seems to be quite simple if they are fed a good diet. Howeverrepparttar 125853 problem seems to be triggering them to spawn. As I said, I never got them to spawn again. Maybe you will have better luck!

Article is written for aquaticcommunity.com by William Berg. William Berg has 20 years of aquarium experience and is the admin at http://www.aquaticcommunity.com


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