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  1. 4 points
    A butterfly and a bee on my Sedum flowers
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    The tests sound interesting. I really do love the fantail. This is silly but I saw a similar meme on facebook and it gave me inspiration to make this lol
  3. 3 points
    Crashing Waves at Pt Elliot South Australia
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    "Barry" i named him, i doing great! His eyes are still dramitically different but seems to not have affected him at all, and wow his tail has grown huge!
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    What do you mean what was I thinking??? I didn't know I changed my name to DawnMuchele??? LOL!!!! LOL!!!
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    Here is Misty today, Just had to share because I think she is looking amazing and has actually grown quite a bit I'll share pictures of the pond once it actually looks nice and it doesn't look like a junk yard around it It's too embarrassing now
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    Valentin's 4 year transformation. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    Thanks guys. As promised, pond pics. I forgot to take the before pics, but imagine it with pots filled with vall and tall grassy like plants... and ludwigia filled with algae floating around... Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    So here's one for you Not everyone is shown, some are shown more than once, if they have a name I'll put it above the photo Raindrop Hamster Topaz Rainbow Rainbow Mars Saphirre Neptune Ray Buddy Arty Roo Saphirre Arty Lyra Opal Papi Misty Neptune Muddle Sherlock Lyra No Name Misty Juliet Misty Arty Opal Marmalade Soda Sherlock Arty Topaz No Name Storm Citrus (I think...lol) Ray and Goldeen Rhett Albie No Name Splasher Goldeen No Name Picasso Jnr No Name No Name
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    @aussieJJDude Congrats Dude great photo My goldie gang enjoying the new digs...
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    Everyone was feeling a bit shy today. Here’s my one oranda when I bought him and him today. I’m loving how his colours are changing. His oranges are much more vibrant since he’s been outside. 😍
  12. 2 points
    Today marks three years since I bought home Spice. Sometimes I still can't believe things worked out for me to get him (For those that don't know I saw him in the fish shop about 3 months before I got him, but I couldn't afford him, someone I was in a facebook group with bought him and I was happy for her but also concerned and, yes, jealous) But after only about a month she decided he was too big for her, he kept knocking over the pump in her small pond and draining it and he was too big for her tank, so she offered to sell him to me, for half the price he was at the shop, so I jumped on the chance!) Now Three years later Spice has lost most of his red and black, is as perky has ever, still freaks out if I drop the water level below his comfort zone (If his pelvic fins can touch the bottom at the same time as his dorsal can touch the surface it's a huge nope from him) during water changes, likes to spit/splash water at me if it's been too long since I fed them and is still the first fish everyone notices when they see my tank. Here is Spice the day I got him, and then a photo from today
  13. 2 points
    Hello everyone, I haven’t been around for quite a while (as you can tell by my Xmas profile pic!) due to illness, but I felt I owed it to my little wriggler to announce his grand old age on Kokos. This place saved his life quite a few years ago and he’s still soldiering on to this day. I wish I was well enough to do more for him. Happy 9th birthday Googs ❤️ I will try and take an updated photo at some point
  14. 2 points
    View from my Dad's living room
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    Great photos guys. WOW! Now I should find one
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    While your gone, I would just give them the duckweed. They can survive on that for a while with no issues.
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    Thanks guys! @aussieJJDude I use a Canon EOS 1000
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    @aussieJJDude I am very excited too. From my readings and whatnot, it should clear up more than this as this was right after a heavy rain... But it will never ever clear up to actually look clear or probably even near clear. In the spring, I am supposed to put "bog plants" and whatnot in there which should help clear it up a tad as well as help with water quality and help with the bottom not being so loose. We shall see.
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    It's been 2 weeks now since I placed all the fish in the Rubbermaid 50 and pleased to report that since yesterday Mr Oranda is now back to swimming at all levels without too much difficulty in maintaining his depth. I have been feeding them more greens/higher fibre foods this past week, so I don't know how much that has helped, but just having more swimming/fin room makes more sense. Thanks to all!
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    Thanks guys. This is the best photo I could get
  22. 2 points
    I would have each fish in a plastic bag inside a five gallon with a battery bubbler in each bag. I would take the biomedium from their filter and distribute it between the two bags. Ideally, you would put the biomedium in net bags and place them right over the bubblers. This should make the biomedium function as well as it did in in the aquarium filter at home, or at worst, nearly as well. I would also carry some of your home water with you for small daily water changes. I would bring the fish into the motel each night, siphon out any waste in the bottom of the bag, test the water, and put in a dose of Prime with your fresh water. I think you won't need the Prime for ammonia/nitrite protection, but it won't hurt the fish and it gives some added insurance. I would fast the fish one day before leaving. I wouldn't feed during the trip unless I had some no-protein veggies for them (no peas, but leafy greens are fine). Goldfish can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but not sudden changes. If you were in a moderately cold winter climate, pond fish would experience water temperatures that gradually decreased from September through December, and survive even after the pond freezes over. If you took fish adapted to 75F and put them in a stock tank with water that dropped to 55F overnight, your fish would suffer temperature shock which they might not survive. Why do you want to put them in a 100 gallon stock tank? Are you planning to use it as a pond? If so, I would recommend a 50 gallon stock tank in the house. If you just want a temporary holding tank, I strongly recommend an underbed storage tote inside the house. These would all work: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00130129/ https://www.target.com/p/underbed-box-clear-41qt-blue-room-essentials-153/-/A-53332172 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selections-Bella-Storage-Solution-18-Gallon-70-Quart-Clear-Underbed-Tote-with-Latching-Lid/50157794 When dealing with containers 12" or less in height or more than 18" tall, the best stocking level determinant is surface area, not volume. You want 2 square feet or more per goldfish.
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    Loll yes. he is a giant. The last weight I had on him was over 300grams. He is a hard one to weigh though since its hard to find a container he fits in that doesn't error out my scales. Yesterday I was standing near the tank, and he swam to the surface and flipped his tail hard against the surface and made a huge splash all over me. I looked over and he just innocently swam away I swear he did it on purpose.
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    But I did. An import. I said I wouldn't buy another one. Not going in with my domestics. But omg he is so cute. Everyone who knows me knows I love compact bodies and calico. This dude just was too cute to pass up. He came and said HI and that was it. He's a baby Thai Yuan Bao (short finned) Oranda. His name is Gladiolus... After the flower. Not sure what gender but whatever lol
  25. 2 points
    This is very pretty. I did my own nails last night with glitter too. Mine aren't as perfect but they're WAY cheaper lol. I can't do acrylic or gel nails. I should have trimmed down my longer nail but I hate to cut them.
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    I had my nail's done with glitter
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    Here are some photos... Sorry for the quality of them... There were SO MANY fish this year and there were people all over and I was moving fast past the tanks. This IS NOT all of them. More to come.
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    Hey All, I wanted to come back in and post images of the new 80 gallon reef tank with the mopani and live plants. Took a couple of go rounds with the plants because some got wiped out within hours of being attached to the mopani. In now have some really nice wood and beautiful live plants in with my kids thank you for all of your help, advise and support. I love this new setup. Especially when the sun shines in across the wood and plants. The fish are so happy swimming now too.
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    Thanks guys. Its very much a work in progress, and honestly if I had it my way I would take it out and just go with pondliner... we have a 'dry creek bed' comming off it which I think if it was extra swimming space for the goldies (even if it was around 12 inches deep throughout much of it; the cat keeps most pests away and the cat has no interest in the fish besides drinking the water) it would look a little better and potentially allow me to hide the sides a little better. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Blah spring has come and so have the daily sinus headaches
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    Tosai babies. Super cute... And you don't like Ryukins... WHY?!?!? Look at their little humps and tails....
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    Would you look at that. Ryukins. Pretty much already in a container ready to be shipped off to me. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Lol! You're lucky I love you Koko, or you would not be able to talk about Ryukins that way XD
  34. 2 points
    They are very pretty fish, but I still don't want to raise them They look like Salmon
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    Thats what I was thinking. If I was a fish I would want to live in there
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    Oh nice... Those fish are living it up!
  37. 2 points
    I just got it.....Crown, Royal, and Whiskey Duh! They look great!
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    Here are the boys today. Not a perfect setup but I'm working on it.
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    Nine inches should work well. Don't worry about the volume. With average filtration and water changes, the surface area allows this tank to support 5 mature goldfish. With superior filtration and water changes, it can support 10.
  40. 2 points
    I started out having some cute little goldfish catch my eye YEARS ago. I bought 3 or 4.....why not I had a 10 gallon tank at home that hadn't been used in years. I took them home, filled the tank, plunked the fish in there & then went to find where I had stored the filter. You can imagine it didn't take long for things to go TERRIBLY wrong. The poor lil' goldies started swimming less & less....then started dying. I started searching the web & stumbled across KOKO's. I quickly found I had not near enough tank & way too many fish! MY hubby bought me a 20 gallon tank. I think one goldie survived the ordeal. My learning curve was long & slow but I eventually learned & can now enjoy them!!
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    So Uru has never been able to open his mouth properly. Even when I first got them before he got sick, he couldn't open it properly. Check it out... When I noticed the ich, it had gotten worse and he couldn't open it at all. In retrospect, I don't think he was ever able to eat properly. It was just hard to tell until the issue got worse. He has been getting weaker while his buddies are recovering well. He can no longer open his mouth at all. The structure is totally messed up. He cannot eat at all. He's going to die. I was going to put him down when I saw him this morning... But idk... Something compelled me to take a closer look and see if there was anything I could do. It's hard to see what I did... But I took the broken bones in his jaw and moved them the OTHER way and I pulled his jaw upwards and sorta forward. His throat seems to be obstructed by his messed up jaw structure as well. I am not sure I did anything helpful but I had to try. You can't see a TON in the videos as I had nobody to help me this morning but you can see a few things. He is still sick and very well may still die, but I just gave it a shot for his sake. He took AGES to come around. I figured to post this thread here in case anybody wants to see. He's definitely got some fight in him so I had to try.
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    Cute calico newbies....
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    Idk why they don't FEED the babies... But oh well. The single tails are SUPER rail skinny and the one with the red is kinda bottom sitty/clampy. Not TOO bad so we will see. Excuse crappy music... My brother was yelling in the original audio. Brownish single tail - Rangli Reddish single tail - Uru Fantail - Kosmos
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    Yeah I couldn't do that either. I say let them be them
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    Congrats on the veggies! The brussel sprouts look amazing! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Congrats on 9 years strong! I look forward to the pics! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Ok lets see if I can update on what I've missed since I last updated in *checks* January O_O Oops In February I got this gorgeous little tele, Marmalade Picture from when I got him Picture from earlier this month. He hasn't grown much but his red/orange has turned into more of a yellow and he doesn't look so pink anymore. In April, I lost my pearlscale, Kolo, and my Red and White Comet, Picasso, both to dropsy. Picasso passed on her own while I had to euth Kolo In May, My friend got a fish tank, but it came with 5 fish she didn't want. So I ended up taking on three comets (Halley, Ceasar and Skiff) and two Calico Fantails (Romeo and Juliet) Romeo died on the last day of his QT, I was using the pond to QT them all in and on the last day I found him laying upside down on the bottom, barely breathing and barely able to move, so I opted to just euthanize him. Here are the comets when I got them And since I never had Romeo and Juliet in a tank (the comets were in a tank for a couple of days until I got the fantails too and then I moved them all to the small pond as a QT) I never got good pictures of them, but here are some of them in their old home before I took them. (Originally their old owner was going to keep them and just give me the comets, but she decided she really wanted to pick out her own fish so I agreed to take on the fantails too) And here's the comets late last month And Juliet In August, I caved while wandering the pet shop and bought these two home with me, a Black telescope Nymph named Muddle and a Calico Fantail named Misty. I only have photos from their QT as they are now enjoying life outside, though Muddle will probably come back in because I can't see him against the black pond liner I'm planning to move the small pond they are in before summer hits because that spot just gets way too hot for my liking so I'll try to get some new shots of them then. It's hard to photograph them in the pond as they go into hiding. I usually use floating pellets in my ponds to get them to come to the surface when I'm near but I'm out, and I want to finish using my bucket of sinking pellets before I buy a new lot of floating ones.Hopefully then they'll get used to me approaching from above. I tried moving Sherlock and Arty from the big pond to the small pond since they were quite bold, to try and show the others they don't need to be scared but it kind of had the opposite effect And that's it for the year so far!
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    Ick, who ‘wants’ long commutes? My Sydney friend complains about that and her local housing prices all the time. Noooo thanks!
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    Wow shame on Walmart! I've seen some crazy stuff with Bettas at a pet stores, but never a three for one special all in the same cup. Hot mess! I'm surprised they're all alive. Hope they pull through.
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