What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

@Rob: I appreciate the kind words, and I did think you were referring to all previously owned fish, not just fish in well this condition, so I'm truly sorry for misinterpreting you like that. I really do see where you're coming from though and it's good to hear a different perspective. Gives me something to think about whether I'm really directing the resources at my disposal to something worthwhile or not. I do have something amazing in the pipeline as well but I'm keeping it under wraps for now ;) (Ben shhhhhhh). But yeah, I really do see your point. Perhaps I'd be better off letting these two go for something else down the track.

That's another reason why I made this thread - to get opinions on whether there's any real likelihood that these fish are worth putting the time and effort into rehabilitating or not.

Edit: Sevs are looking to win unless anyone has something else to add. The main deciding point is probably the high chance of having to separate the JD/Robertsoni. If I can't keep them together then I will have to rehome one, and then it's a choice between 1 fish or 2 fish and the sevs will win that round.
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robham7770 replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

I have been thinking about this issue since I first posted on the thread, which is no easy task for me. I thought about all the amazing fish we see here week after week that could have been easily saved by a few simple wc's a little sooner. How people get fish the size and age they do without doing the basics is a mystery to me. All those fish had great genetics, and were fighters. Regardless of species if you find one to save, that is well worth it.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

I don't really know what to say, except thanks. It means a lot to hear something like that. You've given me a lot to think about as well, if I'm honest.
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

I know you're worried about the sevs being so far away. How much is that influencing your position? Because they're nice enough looking sevs. But I think the other two are more eye catching. But you've already done a rescue on a sev before, so are more prepared with what to expect. But the other two, may just need rescuing from their tankmates.

It's a tough decision. If I were you, I may actually go with the JD/Robertsoni >.< Just because I love the look more, but I do love Adie dearly, she's just adorable!

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

Going for the severums, not the JD/Robertsoni. The decider really is the likelihood that they won't be able to coexist, and due to other... arrangements I just cannot set up another tank after this I don't think. At least, I'd have to get things set up for a few weeks before I could make the call that I could take on one more fish. Reading up it seems as though Robertsoni are quite passive, but I know that JDs are always a crapshoot and the largest tank I could provide for them would have a 4ft footprint which would just be asking for trouble. The Robertsoni alone might work. If it still hasn't been sold when everything else is setup I might look into it.

Additionally... well, as Ben can attest I've been bouncing back and forth about those sevs for a while now and I just can't say no to them. I've left the door open to revisit the JD/Robertsoni should the sevs either not survive, or not work out for whatever reason.

So yeah, thanks for the help everybody!
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

Ah, well, s***. The 4x2 + sump's seal went kablammo tonight... and by kablammo I mean it started lifting in a corner (so maybe not quite kablammo :pinch:) however it does mean that the sevs will have to go on the back burner until I can get a tank sorted for them. Boo. Re-sealing is an option but I won't be able to pick them up for at least 2 weeks from now if I didn't do it this weekend (and the silicone takes a week to seal). Only had the budget for 2 new tanks too at the moment.

I emailed the guy to let him know, but I can't get him to hold them for me for potentially 3 - 4 weeks which is what I'll need if we go for a new tank. Sorry sevs :( hopefully either someone buys them or they hold out that long.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

Sorry lamm
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

Thanks Frank. Can't win them all, sadly. I'll just have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Re:What to choose - Severums or JD + Robertsoni

That sucks. Too bad. Was looking forward to seeing them. You are right, though. You can't win them all. With any luck they will still be around for a month or so or taken to a better home by someone else.
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