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Sold 150 gallon tank

We needed the space.  The central air has quit for good this time.  So got a second window unit.  Had to move the 125 but it can't stay where it is so sold the 150 and well move the 125 to that spot soon.  Might wait till after Christmas so we can put up a big tree one last time.  Fish in 150 got moved to other tanks or one of the big outdoor ponds.  

Hidr

Hidr

 

Thoughts

I mainly used this blog for QT but I think I'm going to start using it for thoughts now.   Living in Canada puts me at a serious disadvantage when it comes to purchasing fish. The weather and rural distance does not allow me an opportunistic approach for receiving fish. The weather is too brutal, no matter how many precautions are taken, to ensure a fish would be received with quality of health. The fish that I have raised that were bred here are quite hearty and I do believe that bree

bodoba

bodoba

 

This is weird

So Luke my blue oranda has a white spot on his head the size of a pea.  I moved him to the outside pond and it goes away.  I move him back inside and in a few days it is back.  The only difference between inside and outside is the temp of the water.  He well have to come in for the winter wonder if I should QT him in the 16 gallon planted tank and find a way to treat what ever it is on his head.  Looks like a fungus but never gets bigger.  Time for some research.

Hidr

Hidr

 

Two new goldfish

My blue oranda is in the pond with Fish and Pond. Moving him back into house late fall.  Have three fish in the 125 Speckles, Bows and Luna.  Bought two new calico fantails yesterday.  Been calling them Sugar and Spice.  I think that may stick. They are in my 17 gallon tank.  Will move them to big tank in a few days.  That tank is up for sale. Just have plants and snails in it.  That well have me down to four tanks.  Split 10 gallon with bettas, 150 oscar tank, 125 goldfish tank and my 29 gallon

Hidr

Hidr

 

QT progress

I think my pictures are too big off my phone to upload. I'll try and do it from my computer later. My two new ranchu in QT are healing up nicely. They had ulcers on their backs when I purchased them. The wounds were large and had fluffy white growth coming out of them. I did 1 tsp per gallon salt, with some methylene blue in the water, and I am feeding them a homemade kanaplex gel food. They look better every day and the wounds are turning into black coloring on their backs and closing up. The b

ahardeay

ahardeay

 

I'm back

It's been a while since I've been on the forum; I mainly lurk around now. Some updates: I have since gone from a 55 gallon, to a 75 gallon, and now I have a 125 gallon for my goldfish. I don't have any of my original crew now  This last month Red died shortly after her 5th birthday with me; she had a tumor that developed over the last two years, but it never seemed to bother her and she still was her spunky, active, and hungry self. Then when I came home from an errand and went to feed the fish

ahardeay

ahardeay

 

75 gallon

Was not doing well at all. Rehomed fish moved some into other tanks shut down tank. Up for sale. My bedroom looks huge with it gone.

Hidr

Hidr

 

Change of plan...No Bubbles = More Food

Ok, so for the last IDK...month maybe Ive been feeding the babies quite small amounts of pellet food (1-2 crushed) plus duckweed (~1tbl spoon). Anyway the thing is I would have loved to feed them more but the Ranchu especially Tom (whom now I think should be Tombellina) would start floating or head spinning/diving...very frustrating. The thing is it was not what i was feeding them so much as their desire to go to the surface to graze on bubbles and air after the food was gone , talk about desp

Speckles

Speckles

 

JellyBelly's Color change/Plus,WonderShell day 5

This vid was mainly made because I noticed JellBelly's color was changing more noticeably and I wanted to keep track.(Sooo excited I can see her eyes!) Added bonus was you can hear what the filters sound like underwater. lol The camera is almost leaning on the sponge filter behind it and there is an Aqueon 55/65 on the other side of the tank. Also, I added a Super size WonderShell on 10/11 around 12:30am , so only 5 days ago. Starburst: Red Thai Oranda(ECR) Honeydukes: Chinese Calico Ranchu(

TikiLola

TikiLola

 

Food for thought...what ive observed with eating and floating

So lately (the last month) I have been experimenting with duckweed and amounts of pellet foods (Hikari lionhead ~2.3mm and NLS thera A ~1mm) that I'm feeding the GF. So things I've noticed : - the amount of duckweed I feed does not bother them (no floating), also if your duckweed is getting the right amount of nitrogen the protein in it can get up to 40% - the amount of pellet food does bother one of my GF in particular (Little Tom//ranchu) who is very good at eating and always gets the mos

Speckles

Speckles

 

It has been happening...dont stress!

Thought I better up date and say...yes Ive definitely been doing water changes! Actually I'm doing a mid week change as well to keep the nitrates at 0-2.5. Mr Blacky Huge Eyes is growing so big! Tom and Moonee are also, actually Moonee is catching up to Tom very quickly. Considering He/she was half Toms size I think that is a good effort. I have a feeling Tom and Moonee are both female and Mr BHE is male . Time will tell, I'm not too concern with knowing right now. I'm using a new GH booste

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 30.05.16

95% wc done.I think I was panicking about the mid week water changes as params were fine. I have been worried only cos Ive been having floaty issues with Tom after feeding. Todays Params: Nitrate not too bad at 10ppm Ph- 7.8 so happy with this GH etc. still in good range - Added 4 tsp of equilibrium and 1 tsp of bi-carb About Toms floatyness, he has been doing this after feeding and gulping the surface...I have been reading an interesting thread where Shakaho brought up Biofilm . I'm k

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 22.05.16

90% wc done. A couple of days later than usual...again I'm thinking midweek wc may have to start, just to be on the safe side. Today: - Params ok Nitrate not great at 10-15ppm Ph- 7.8 so happy with this GH etc. still in good range - Added 4 tsp of equilibrium and 1 tsp of bi-carb - Cleaned out the canister filter (gross) Have bought a heater for the tank because I think the temp is fluctuating to much. We have had a bit of constipation/buoyancy issues with Tom that go away after fas

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 15/04/16

100% wc done. Nothing much to report: - Params good - Added 4 tsp of equiibrium and 1.5 tsp of bi-carb - Cleaned out the canister filter - Added prazi 2.5 tabs Speckles and Mr. Eyes seem ok, not sulking much...yet

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 11/05/2016

80% wc done today. A couple of days later than usual WC was also done on the 2.5.2016 but didn't have time to record it At this wc I reduced the bi-carb added to 1tsp (last time I added 1.5tsp, Ph was 8) Any ho, today: - Params ok Nitrate not great at 10-15ppm Ph- 7.8 so happy with this (adding less bicarb has helped this) GH etc. still in good range - Added 4 tsp of equilibrium and 1 tsp of bi-carb - Cleaned the front bottom and side surfaces of the tank - Cleaned up the Anubis

Speckles

Speckles

 

Params 26.04.16

Checking all the Parameters today after adding Tom into the main tank a few days ago. Ph- 8.0 Ammonia- 0 Nitrite- 0 Nitrate- 0 - 2.5 KH- (5 drops) 89.5ppm GH- (9 drops) 161.1ppm I'm really quite happy with these results, especially the Nitrate, its looking like weekly water changes will be fine for the time being. I'll need to keep track of the nitrate as overtime with the fish growing this will increase. Ph I could have this slightly lower, I wont add quite as much bi-carb next couple o

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 23/04/2016

100% wc done. - Params good - Added 4 tsp of equilibrium and 1.5 tsp of bi-carb - Cleaned out the canister filter - Cleaned out the whole tank - Cleaned up the Anubis and Java Ferns (trimmed the roots and wiped down Anubis with microfiber cloth, trimmed cruddy leaves off the Java) - Introduced Tom to the main tank Everyone seems good for a 100% WC/canister and everything clean with a new intruder. All 3 are investigating the tank after a 15minute "I'm staying still to protect myself" mo

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 10/04/16

60% wc done. Nothing much to report: - Params good - Added 2 tsp of equiibrium and .5 tsp of bi-carb - Added prazi 2.5 tabs Speckles and Mr. Eyes seem good and have not been bothered by the Prazi at all

Speckles

Speckles

 

Prazi 1st round 5/4/16

Started Prazi today I've added 2.5 tabs. I hope everything goes ok, last time there was a bit of sulking action. Also it is also a bit worrying when something different is added to the tank

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 5/04/16

100% wc done. Nothing much to report: - Params good - Added 4 tsp of equiibrium and 1.5 tsp of bi-carb - Cleaned out the canister filter - Added prazi 2.5 tabs Speckles and Mr. Eyes seem ok, not sulking much...yet

Speckles

Speckles

 

WC 30/03/16

Another water change. A 60% water change. I didn't want to freak them out after a 10 day stint. Will do another WC 100% and add Prazi soon in a few days.

Speckles

Speckles

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