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  2. I’ve never heard of this plant in my life! Definitely interested to see if anyone has done something with this for their fish. What sort of growing requirements does it have? Do you have a link to a good information page about it?
  3. The Drumstick tree is packed full of calcium, protein, vitamins & minerals and is often used for malnutrition relief in humans and as feed for a variety of animals. Have you ever tried adding some in gel food, or just feeding the leaves raw (or blanched/frozen) to goldfish? (An afterthought, not everyone can access the leaves fresh, but they are commonly sold dried and powdered.) I recently saw some for sale at the local farmer's market, but since I'm not currently keeping goldfish, I can't try feeding any.
  4. Got some pictures after tonight’s water change - I swear the babies have already grown a bit! Here are the biggest and smallest baby Thai orandas: And a group shot! And here are Tony (the Sakura male) and Natasha (the ranchu, looks female but I’m not entirely confident of her sexing) Natasha said “ACK PUT ME DOWN!” Fun tip - In a quarantine, if you’re feeding messy foods I recommend doing them immediately before the morning water change and evening water change, makes it SO much easier to remove uneaten food and poop when it’s all happening that close to fresh water coming in. Consider siphoning up any remaining poo with a little length of airline tubing about fifteen minutes after the change as well, that’s when the worst of the mess has happened. I notice a much lower ammonia reading (about half!) when I time those two big feeds right before my two big daily water changes. I also feed them lunch but can they manage thrice daily water changes, so it has to be good enough as is
  5. As of tonight they’re doing well! I had one to the babies who wasn’t acclimating well and wasn’t eating, but with some treatment and more time he seems to be perking up. They’re all pretty much voracious, active water piggies at this point
  6. That's happy! Thanks for posting, glad you got those fishies!
  7. She doesn’t have any references. It’s basically all “in my opinion” or “in my experience”. She approved a goldfish in a 1-3 gallon in the comments. That is simply appalling [emoji2356] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. Hi guys! I haven't really been on here for some time, but this article came up on another forum and I'd really like to hear some thoughts. Personally I do think the conclusions made here are unscientific and such, but what do you all think? https://puregoldfish.com/stunted-growth/ P.S. this could've been brought up around here before, sorry if it has. Just really curious!
  10. All three of my swords seem off this weekend. I’m unsure if it’s the temperature or if they need a water change. I added safe start (or whatever that bacteria bottle is called) to the tank in hopes of providing more stable condition for the fry. However my test strips don’t test for ammonia [emoji2356] so I have no clue if it’s actually doing anything. All the babies seem fine, although it’s rare for me to see all five of them at once, as they have some java moss and frogbit that they hide in. They don’t seem to have grown at all but they’re much more active. I’m thinking that I’ll add eco complete or black fluorite as the media at the bottom of my tank. I added a background and it would complement that and my swords coloration very nicely. Eventually I’d like to have a lush, beautiful tank that others look at and covet [emoji1787] but for now I’m unimpressed. I have a nice java fern that my swords like, and a handful of java moss and some hornwort that I wrapped around the handle of a mug so it doesn’t end up in my filter. I scattered blue and white decorative marbles over the bottom too. It’s just not to my taste; I merely wanted to set it up ASAP on a limited budget. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Lol well it's true [emoji23] Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
  12. I used to make up my own bio filter media for my HOBs too, it worked really well. My biggest issue with them tends to be the low flow rate and smaller media capacity but they’re extremely convenient and less unsightly than sponges, to be sure!
  13. The actual babies are about an inch, nose to tail. Six weeks old according to their Mom
  14. Sounds good, keep us posted as to how things go with the treatment
  15. I use to love canister filters, but I went through a few until I found a couple that i was happy with. But when you run a few too many tanks, the higher maintenance schedule starts to wear thin. I have several classic Eheims in drydock, they worked so well and so efficiently, I hope they can find some service but for the unsuspecting. lol. I shoot for denitrification in all of my tanks. Zero or near 0 nitrates between water changes. My overhead trickle filter does that, the simple good old corner box filter too for tiny tanks and my latest filters, the Better Box Filter invented and sold by Swiss Tropicals can do that too. The Better Box Filter is an improvement on the old box filters, higher media capacity, easier to clean and a good poret filter sponge on top. The nice thing with all these filters are that I can control the flow rate with air valves. HOB - are probably the most versatile of the bunch. My favourties are the are the Aquaclears and the newish Seachem Tidal Filters. Most tanks have a combination of an HOB and some sort of a sponge or box filter system.
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  17. Thought she would be running the place by now Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  18. Good and busy. She keeps me going I tell ya. Oh and sassy too[emoji28] Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
  19. koko

    We got Fry!

    I know, just lazy on that part lol Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
  20. I put bio media in my Fluval too. All I really have is that coarse sponge, charcoal and the bio media in my tropical fresh water tank. It works like a champ!
  21. Good to know about canisters since they are always touted as the best!
  22. Hey. How's it going Koko? Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  23. Thanks : Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  24. I agree: metro isn’t the tool for that job. The fish did have lesions where the anchor worms were attached, but they have healed up. Now that the shipment of metro-free prazi (And dimilin) arrived, that’s what I’ll use.
  25. A funny for you. Justine had painted her nails with paint. Daddy asked her to was her hands. She said she didn't paint her nails, that the paint just suddenly got on there by its self.😂😅
  26. koko

    We got Fry!

    Can't find baby brine shrimp here, but still looking
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