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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
I know your looking forward to it. I bet Hope is walking around the house looking everywhere for Meeka?
Yah I think the hardest part has been watching her roam the house with the bored expression and her meows sound lost. She has tried getting us to chase her too which we've done a few times (its hilarious). Shes just so used to playing chase with Meeka. She has however taking consolation with watching the birds :P - theres an activity Meeka was never that fond of. Maybe if Meeka dosen't like the birds on the patio, perhaps she'll go for the fish....whenever I get them... (the tank will be soon but it will be a couple months before I have all the accessories, fully cycled, and planted)
post #32 of 53
Weren't arguing or anything about it - just concered for the welfare of your breeding programme.

Is the stud coming back to your house?
post #33 of 53
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I know everyone is concerned but its really hard to describe what was really going on so I don't want people to feel ill towards the breeder as there are a lot of circumstances/reasons left out that is really hard to describe accurately without false judgements being made when its not even my place to have even brought it up. Wow I'm the queen of run-on sentances.

Anyway yes the stud is coming home with me so we will see if Meeka i happier breeding at home. I'm sure it will be a while before she comes into heat again.
post #34 of 53
Hope it works out better for you. Studs are picky and if its not their territory you still may have problems. Wish you luck on getting Meeka bred
post #35 of 53
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Yah I'm hoping he will be ok but only time will tell. I know I will have to make arrangements for spraying just in case. It will sure be a whole new experience for me!
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Yah I'm hoping he will be ok but only time will tell. I know I will have to make arrangements for spraying just in case. It will sure be a whole new experience for me!
Just think of it as practice because I know eventually you'll want to get your own stud.
BTW-what type of aquarium are you getting? Salt or freshwater?
I am really experianced in reef aqariums so if you need any help let me know.
My cats don't pay attention to my aquarium.
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Just think of it as practice because I know eventually you'll want to get your own stud.
BTW-what type of aquarium are you getting? Salt or freshwater?
I am really experianced in reef aqariums so if you need any help let me know.
My cats don't pay attention to my aquarium.
I would loooove to have a saltwater but I haven't had an aquarium in over 10 years and then it was a sort of kiddie cheapo 10 gallon. I need to know I can maintain a freshwater and my fiance is scared to death of the work involved in a saltwater. I'm really interested in making it look a bit more realistic (ie nothing artificial). I want a black sand bottom, fully planted, slate/lava rock caves and maybe a coconut cave and driftwood. I'm going for a super friendly community aquarium, nothing remotely aggressive. I'd like to have dwarf gouramis, cardinal tetras, fancy guppies, otos and shrimp for cleaners, and an african dwarf frog. All these fish are pretty small on the bioload too. I'm soooo excited to get into this hobby. Its been about 1.5 years of planning and waiting and its really soon that I will get it set up. I want to do a fishless cycle too.
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
I would loooove to have a saltwater but I haven't had an aquarium in over 10 years and then it was a sort of kiddie cheapo 10 gallon. I need to know I can maintain a freshwater and my fiance is scared to death of the work involved in a saltwater. I'm really interested in making it look a bit more realistic (ie nothing artificial). I want a black sand bottom, fully planted, slate/lava rock caves and maybe a coconut cave and driftwood. I'm going for a super friendly community aquarium, nothing remotely aggressive. I'd like to have dwarf gouramis, cardinal tetras, fancy guppies, otos and shrimp for cleaners, and an african dwarf frog. All these fish are pretty small on the bioload too. I'm soooo excited to get into this hobby. Its been about 1.5 years of planning and waiting and its really soon that I will get it set up. I want to do a fishless cycle too.
Not trying to get too far OT but you can do a fishless cycle with urine...yeah it sounds gross but urine is almost all ammonia and that way you don't have to wait for a fish to rot before ammonia is produced.
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Not trying to get too far OT but you can do a fishless cycle with urine...yeah it sounds gross but urine is almost all ammonia and that way you don't have to wait for a fish to rot before ammonia is produced.
Actually a new article was put up at aquariacentral.com and they said this was a myth. They said yes there might be some ammonia in urea but there is so much waste products you probably don't want in the tank they said you are better off with a pure ammonia from Walmart.

Check this thread out - its awesome!! Its an article that just went up and is one of the most complete I've ever seen on cycling. I was thinking of doing a plant cycle but I'm not as experienced so I'm going with fishless and putting plants after the bacteria colony is established, some bacteria die-off will occur but not much. I also think I want to locate some Bio-spira but not all batches are good so its kind of iffy. I think I'll try to find someone with an established tank and take some of their filter gunk and gravel to see if I can jumpstart a bacteria colony. I really don't want to wait 5-6 weeks for the cycle to finish so all the bacteria I can find will be good.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...ad.php?t=64301
post #40 of 53
I have been keeping "micro" tanks for almost 2 years.. I would say the gourami with a few ottos would be right for a ten gallon( technical rule 1 inch of fish per gallon, three ottos max at 5-6 inches and guarmi up to 3 in the dwarfs ... My tanks are "over stocked and my nine has a male beta three rainbows ( preacox and a pitbull pleco ... in order for it to work I water change a 1/3 every week and have two filters going..Zoey thinks the tanks are hers..lol..
post #41 of 53
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Actually I'll be having a 46 to 55 gallon (pretty sure it will be 46). The 10 gallon was when I was young. I guess I didn't specify . In the larger tanks you can't go by the inch per gallon either as every fish contributes differently to the bio-load. Cichlids and goldfish are awful on the bioload but tetras and shrimp don't effect things as much.

Are you sure your thinking of the same with ottos? The ones I"m talking about max at 2 inches and most I see are tiny. Heres the one I'm looking at but all the pet stores carry them too:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=923
They are one of the smallest algea eaters and preffered for algea cleanup in planted tanks (people swear by them!). Heres a great thread I've found on algea-eaters:
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...ad.php?t=16892

That aquaricentral.com forum is great, its the other board I frequent right now. I've learned sooo much!
post #42 of 53
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I just realized you might not be able to see those threads without registering . Oh they have a salt-water section too.
post #43 of 53
thanks for the info on that. I never tried the urine thing I just threw a few damsels in and let the tank cycle. It was a long process though. If you were going with salt i'd gladly send you some filter gunk-lol
But since your not I can't help you there....
post #44 of 53
Yeah the ottos around here are two inches but they like groups ( some say five )... Ahhh bigger tank you would be fine..lol... I dont go by the one inch rule ... i go by who gets along..lol
post #45 of 53
Now who's going OT??
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Now who's going OT??
Yeah we have to say "Meeka, Meeka, Meeka" there....were back on topic now....shame on us-lol
You think by now Meeka is clicking her heels and saying "There's no place like home"
post #47 of 53
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Haha yah we need to make an aquarium thread me thinks.

I found out about another pet store that has aquarium stuff that isn't to far. I think I will take Hope with me. I'm going to see if I can still socialize her more for showing but it may be a little to late.
post #48 of 53
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It took Meeka about 3 minutes before she got out of the carrier in the car (those soft sided carriers never hold her in). I thought she would be mad at me but far from it!! She was sooo happy to see me and was rubbing all over me. I gave her a bath right away as she had been outside and felt it. She wasn't that hard to handle, must have been so happy to be home.

Well I thought Hope would be thrilled and she is not. She hisses at Meeka everytime she sees her. Could it be possible she dosen't remember her in 1.5 weeks as she is 8.5 months old? I'm kind of thinking she smells different even after a bath and is mad at her for leaving?? Oh I hope she comes around.

The male, Yogi, is doing fine. He's a real sweatie. This might sound funny but he really sounds more like a trilling parrot than a cat. I mean its sooo cute but really dosne't sound like a cat. Every one of my cat trills but he calls with a trill and has a softer voice. Is this normal for males or is this just his own vocalizations? Its very cute. He hasn't sprayed yet. Hes real laid back and though a little shy of me petting him, will still come right up to me (curiosity takes hold). He really is a very sweet boy.
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
It took Meeka about 3 minutes before she got out of the carrier in the car (those soft sided carriers never hold her in). I thought she would be mad at me but far from it!! She was sooo happy to see me and was rubbing all over me. I gave her a bath right away as she had been outside and felt it. She wasn't that hard to handle, must have been so happy to be home.

Well I thought Hope would be thrilled and she is not. She hisses at Meeka everytime she sees her. Could it be possible she dosen't remember her in 1.5 weeks as she is 8.5 months old? I'm kind of thinking she smells different even after a bath and is mad at her for leaving?? Oh I hope she comes around.

The male, Yogi, is doing fine. He's a real sweatie. This might sound funny but he really sounds more like a trilling parrot than a cat. I mean its sooo cute but really dosne't sound like a cat. Every one of my cat trills but he calls with a trill and has a softer voice. Is this normal for males or is this just his own vocalizations? Its very cute. He hasn't sprayed yet. Hes real laid back and though a little shy of me petting him, will still come right up to me (curiosity takes hold). He really is a very sweet boy.
It's probably because the new male is around and meeka smells different. When a new cat comes around the cats get all hissy untill they smell the familiar cats rear and realize it's the friend and not the new cat. She'll be ok once she realizes it's Meeka.
post #50 of 53
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Just thought I'd update. All cats are back to normal . I saw Meeka grooming Hope this morning. What a lovely site!!

My dad will be bringing over the finished cat pen today! Woohoo!! Yay for Yogi. Its a gigantic piece of furniture that will be parked in the living room for now. That boy is soooo loving! His personality is wonderful and he reacts very strongly to catnip.
post #51 of 53
so did you get them to mate? Are you having kitties? I was following your whole post and am excited to find out if they mated yet!!!!!!!!!!
post #52 of 53
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No not yet. Its all up to the girl. Currently she can't stand Yogi and every chance she gets she will go up and growl at him. I'm hoping this all changes once the hormones get going.

I'm thinking the first week of February and no later that she will come back into heat. So far none of the usual pre-heat signs have even shown up.
post #53 of 53
I am sure Meeka will go into heat soon, I know my girls should any day. I have persians. Meeka is a gorgeous cat and I am sure she will warm right up to Yogi when she is in heat....LOL. My girls go visit the studs house and they are the same way, but they eventually warm up to Simba or Asa, whoever I choose. This time I will choose both as I have 2 females now. It is hard to be patient, I know, my friend keeps telling me, it's like a watched pot never boils.....
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