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Have you tried one of those massage guns @Stephen?

Like this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handheld-Percu ... B081CL1LXJ

Zarra has one and it has relieved muscle pains caused by running and lifting.
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Andys temperate tank wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 9:55 am Have you tried one of those massage guns @Stephen?

Like this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handheld-Percu ... B081CL1LXJ

Zarra has one and it has relieved muscle pains caused by running and lifting.
I have something similar Andy ::thumbu::
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9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

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Tried to go back to bed but no, too much pain.

Aquarium observation:
I mentioned in an earlier post that George (Flash pleco, L204) often goes in the clay cave at the right of the aquarium and has been cleaning (or something) and clearing the muck & debris with his tail from the front of the cave.
Well, I spotted Mildred entering the other clay cave on the left of the aquarium today.
It's the first time I've observed Mildred entering the clay cave although I have seen Mildred perched on top of the cave several times previously.
So maybe it was Mildred creating the mounds in the sand (far left) also, and maybe Mildred is also a male (?).
Mildred has certainly grow and is now close to the size of George. George is definitely (99%) male.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Hope your feeling better soon Stephen mate.

I'm looking forward to the day you post about pleco babies.
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Stephen wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:35 pm Tried to go back to bed but no, too much pain.
This is probably a yes, have you tried a TENS Machine for your pain relief?
Stephen wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:35 pm Aquarium observation:
So maybe it was Mildred creating the mounds in the sand (far left) also, and maybe Mildred is also a male (?).
Mildred has certainly grow and is now close to the size of George. George is definitely (99%) male.
Should be a obvious shape difference from above between the sexes.
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I still get sciatica from time to time, but I know I still have two dodgy vertebrae.
The only way I can relieve it (together with painkillers) is to try and stretch my whole back, which is really difficult sometimes.
I'm normally out of action for about 3 days when it strikes.
Hope yours clears up quickly.

Fingers crossed you have a pair and not two males.

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Here is a pic of Mildred on the glass, not easy as as soon as I approached Mildred moved.
I was trying to get an image of the underside in an attempt to see what sex Mildred is.

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I also tried to take an image of one of the Cupid cichlids (Biotodoma cupido).
Neither of the images are good (using phone camera).

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6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
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The Gold laser cory are growing well.

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and a pic of George

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6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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The flash plecos are lovely looking fish. They look quite confident for plecos as well!
Discus, Corydoras, Loracaridinae, Dwarf Cichlids.

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A better image of Mildred

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6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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