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Well, here's an update on Malekith. Her appetite has definitely increased, she's more active, and has recently been handfeeding, though sometimes it's a bit wonky.

Here's her meeting the detested hose.



And here's her handfeeding, though my hand is in the way. Earlier she handfed all but one pellet, and even accidentally got my thumb nail with her teeth. She's really trying!



Keep in mind, this is Day 8 of her being here. And she ignored her former keeper. This is her progress in 8 days. The guy who had her admitted to not doing water changes because he was too tired from work, and I doubt he put in the effort with her.

She's just a natural!

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

She's looking much better!
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

Thanks dude :)

We got the video of the hose, because the last two water changes she's gone it. Tested yesterday, and it's only when it's on, she ignores it when it's not.

I'm still having trouble comparing Malekith last week to Malekith this week. They're like completely different fish. Especially compared to your Tia.

How does an Oscar do this so fast?

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

They're ruled by their stomachs I think. The quick change would also indicate that while she was neglected and water quality was terrible, she wasn't really harassed by other fish or scared of her owner. She was quite feisty when we were picking her up too.
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

So, they're kind of like a dog? :D

Tera told me she just sat there when he walked up to the tank, but when you guys all came up, is when she started showing some interest.

And with that bulk, I'm not surprised she wasn't harassed. Silver sharks are pretty passive, really. And as I understand it, pleco's are more defensive than offensive.

I guess being in the lounge also helps a lot- she sees us when we go in there. I'm still trying to think of some toys for her, might stop her yanking the plastic plants apart...

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

Lol, no it won't. Give it up dude those plants are goners :P
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

Suppose I better start bulk buying ones from China from ebay then, lol. Just replace as she destroys, lol.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

very nice.

Haku, I knew your were good.
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

Another update- don't have a video, but just typing, sorry.

Malekith is doing great still. Still has some healing left to do, which will no doubt take a while. Her fins appear to be growing a bit, which is great.

And it turns out, she's smaller than Henry! Seriously, the longer I have this fish, the smaller she appears every day, lol. So, she's maybe 20-21cm, not 25. Whoops, lol.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Malekith update with Vids 18/02/2015

nice vid's

Haku, I knew your were good.
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