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I’m celebrating WOOHOOO!! I have new baby fishes in my large tank. :) My red Platies have given birth to at least two confirmed baby fishes, I’m sure there are more but my tank is heavily planted (for their survival) and it’s hard to spot them. :) Bless.

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This blend smells strongly of apricot, very sweet and juicy. Much stronger than expected actually.

Once steeped this tea smells just as sweet as the raw blend but the apricot is a tad softer.

In flavour this is much lighter than the scent but there is a delicate apricot glow amidst a malty black tea and artificial sweetness. That might not sound like a fetching review but it is a nice artificial fruit blend. It’s honestly as expected, I just wish that the apricot carried in flavour as strong as it is in scent. Oh well.

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K S

I don’t recall reading how the leaky tank indecent worked out. Did most survive the ordeal? I always loved swarms of Neon Tetras. They are happy fish that get along well with others, unlike angel fish – totally misnamed.

KittyLovesTea

We bought a much larger tank to replace the one that leaked and the fish, shrimps and snails had to be kept in two smaller tanks that we luckily already had (and cycled). We saved all of the fish but after a week few had passed, they were old and it’s hard to tell whether it was the water in the new tank, the shock of moving or just old age that was the cause. As for the shrimps we saved what we could, I think some may have been buried in the sand and I did all I could to search it and find survivors. Same as the snails too.

Well our new large tank is a happy one now and these baby fish are the first to be born there. My tank can home a lot more fish but for now we are slowly introducing them. My husband is considering Clown Loach and a few Pigeon Blood Discus but it all depends on what our local shop has in when we visit.Angel fish are beautiful and deadly, such a shame really. I have one beta fighting fish called Chun Lee so she beautifies the tank wonderfully with her pink, orange and purple colours.

Also not sure if this link will work but if so it’s my tank.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201214827265488&set=pb.1015175196.-2207520000.1380833214.&type=3&theater

Terri HarpLady

Congrats!!
Tony has a huge tank & we’ve had baby fishes from time to time. It’s always exciting!

K S

Awww the link won’t work for me. How big is your tank? I never had a discus. Pretty and so mellow but my tanks were never big enough. The closest to exotic we had were a couple oscars. That was a mistake. They might as well have been piranha. A lone male beta despite the fighting fish name always seemed to get picked on more often than not. The long flowing fins seemed to invite nippers. I raised them a few times years ago. The male blows a bubble nest on the surface and puts the eggs in the nest, then guards the nest until they hatch. You can’t keep a pair or two males in the tank together but I always enjoyed them.

KittyLovesTea

This should work
http://tinypic.com/r/vnpgfl/5

It’s 250 litres which is the largest that we have had before. I used to have a few Oscar fish, one male and two females…he was always pulling up the plants to make his bubble nest but the woman were never interested. Shame, the babies would have been nice. Platies are all that we have had success breeding so far but it just happened naturally, we didn’t try to make them breed. Well our shrimps and snails breed like crazy but the only fish I mean.

Our beta is a lone female in a tetra tank, she spends most of her time towards the top of the tank singing elegant Oriental songs…of that is how I picture her anyway. The tetras are old and leave her be.

We do have a red finned shark though that is being a bugger in the big tank at the moment. He chases the others to claim territory but he thinks he owns it all. :(

NofarS

Your tank looks fantastic!

K S

Wow, that is a big tank – I had to look up a conversion (66 gallons).
I love the red fin sharks. Buggers for sure but mostly harmless. The small shop where we used to buy our fish had a black shark that was about 25 cm long (yeah I look that conversion up as well). They called him Killer.

I loved Platys. Swordfish and Mollies also breed easily in a tank. I had albino Mollies. Don’t get Guppies started. They’re like cockroaches except they are much cuter.

I never had success with live plants. I’m impressed. How do you root them?

KittyLovesTea

Sorry it’s taken me 2 days to reply, it’s been a very busy weekend. My husband uses a product called Seachem Flourish Excel which gives potassium and nutrients to planted tanks. It’s rather expensive but works very well, plus you only use a few drops per week so it lasts a long time. Rooting is a quick result from this solution, a few weeks after using it the roots are deeply buried under the stones so they don’t get pulled up. Our shark loves to strip plants of their leaves though so unfortunately a few plants never get to blossom.

We used to have Balloon Mollies but they didn’t breed. My husband said he is thinking of getting some Sword Tails to breed with our current Platy fish.

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K S

I don’t recall reading how the leaky tank indecent worked out. Did most survive the ordeal? I always loved swarms of Neon Tetras. They are happy fish that get along well with others, unlike angel fish – totally misnamed.

KittyLovesTea

We bought a much larger tank to replace the one that leaked and the fish, shrimps and snails had to be kept in two smaller tanks that we luckily already had (and cycled). We saved all of the fish but after a week few had passed, they were old and it’s hard to tell whether it was the water in the new tank, the shock of moving or just old age that was the cause. As for the shrimps we saved what we could, I think some may have been buried in the sand and I did all I could to search it and find survivors. Same as the snails too.

Well our new large tank is a happy one now and these baby fish are the first to be born there. My tank can home a lot more fish but for now we are slowly introducing them. My husband is considering Clown Loach and a few Pigeon Blood Discus but it all depends on what our local shop has in when we visit.Angel fish are beautiful and deadly, such a shame really. I have one beta fighting fish called Chun Lee so she beautifies the tank wonderfully with her pink, orange and purple colours.

Also not sure if this link will work but if so it’s my tank.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201214827265488&set=pb.1015175196.-2207520000.1380833214.&type=3&theater

Terri HarpLady

Congrats!!
Tony has a huge tank & we’ve had baby fishes from time to time. It’s always exciting!

K S

Awww the link won’t work for me. How big is your tank? I never had a discus. Pretty and so mellow but my tanks were never big enough. The closest to exotic we had were a couple oscars. That was a mistake. They might as well have been piranha. A lone male beta despite the fighting fish name always seemed to get picked on more often than not. The long flowing fins seemed to invite nippers. I raised them a few times years ago. The male blows a bubble nest on the surface and puts the eggs in the nest, then guards the nest until they hatch. You can’t keep a pair or two males in the tank together but I always enjoyed them.

KittyLovesTea

This should work
http://tinypic.com/r/vnpgfl/5

It’s 250 litres which is the largest that we have had before. I used to have a few Oscar fish, one male and two females…he was always pulling up the plants to make his bubble nest but the woman were never interested. Shame, the babies would have been nice. Platies are all that we have had success breeding so far but it just happened naturally, we didn’t try to make them breed. Well our shrimps and snails breed like crazy but the only fish I mean.

Our beta is a lone female in a tetra tank, she spends most of her time towards the top of the tank singing elegant Oriental songs…of that is how I picture her anyway. The tetras are old and leave her be.

We do have a red finned shark though that is being a bugger in the big tank at the moment. He chases the others to claim territory but he thinks he owns it all. :(

NofarS

Your tank looks fantastic!

K S

Wow, that is a big tank – I had to look up a conversion (66 gallons).
I love the red fin sharks. Buggers for sure but mostly harmless. The small shop where we used to buy our fish had a black shark that was about 25 cm long (yeah I look that conversion up as well). They called him Killer.

I loved Platys. Swordfish and Mollies also breed easily in a tank. I had albino Mollies. Don’t get Guppies started. They’re like cockroaches except they are much cuter.

I never had success with live plants. I’m impressed. How do you root them?

KittyLovesTea

Sorry it’s taken me 2 days to reply, it’s been a very busy weekend. My husband uses a product called Seachem Flourish Excel which gives potassium and nutrients to planted tanks. It’s rather expensive but works very well, plus you only use a few drops per week so it lasts a long time. Rooting is a quick result from this solution, a few weeks after using it the roots are deeply buried under the stones so they don’t get pulled up. Our shark loves to strip plants of their leaves though so unfortunately a few plants never get to blossom.

We used to have Balloon Mollies but they didn’t breed. My husband said he is thinking of getting some Sword Tails to breed with our current Platy fish.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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