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    Need to trim plants again. Since I have started using flourish and Excel my plants are thriving!! Can't believe I never did before. Also I moved moma betta to the blackwater setup since I post a pic I think. The male betta I had in there would not leave the neon green Rasbora alone.
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    Oh yeah! Oh yeah! I want me a Koko's T-shirt! I'll get this started! I'm probably the newest noobie here! My story is classic! I got into fishkeeping when my son was in preschool (now 13 years old!) and he won an inch long Common. Poor Fish! I put him in a 1.5 gallon tank. Duh, small fish small tank! Didn't know anything about cycling and he died of Ich. I'm busy busy taking care of my son who's my only child. I volunteer lots at my sons school and with the Boyscouts. I love to have fun and I love goldfish. It's like taking care of babies all over again!
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    Hi everyone!!! Hope your having a great Labor Day weekend!!! I decided to rescue a dog. Her name is Lisette and IM picking her up next weekend. I can't wait for Lili to play with her!!! DETAILS / CONTACT 2 of 56 URGENT: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon. Lisette(female)ID: 18-08-30-00304 Boxer mix Lisette is a super adorable 5 month old puppy. She is at a very high kill shelter right now and desperately needs a... » Read more » Santa Rosa County, Navarre, FL
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    I've got fry!! Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    I painted the background today. Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    I will be there... And I believe I will bring my young man Bayana with me. Should be interesting. I'll post pictures here when I go.
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    Hi everyone Pebbles is doing really well she is all better swimming around happily. I am going to show you photos of her. Pebbles is now 4 year old and Jabu Jabu and Angel are 1 year old now. Here some photos of them and just to let you know Angel have ammonia burns but she doing well..
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    I will be updating this thread soon. I will be having our yearly Raffle and everyone is welcomed. Update 9/11/2018 Im giving away two Yujin Gashapons Goldfish of your choice. Also a Koko's Goldfish Shirt (I only have Medium and Large). the only thing I ask is for you to post something about your self, like how did you get into raising goldfish. Everyone is welcomed. I will be randomly picking a winner on Oct 11 2018. Enjoy and have fun koko
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    Ugh.... I hate eating "healthy". Fortunately I never do it XD
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    Hello! I'm Donetta and I'm new here! This is an awesome site and I love learning about Goldfish! This is my second Goldfish tank. The first Goldie I had died of a bacterial infection I believe a few years back. After that I had a Betta or two now I'm back to Goldie's. I have lots to learn about them. I recently got me two new Ranch babies, Goldie and Chum-Chum. I want to have them a long time and willing to do what I can so they grow into healthy fish. I appreciate all the help I can get and appreciate you being here. Here's my form. Thanks!! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank). ?? I don't have this test. * Nitrate level(Tank) 2.5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) ?? * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.8ph so high from Aq salt I believe??) , I have hard water! I live in Southern California * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6ph Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 80 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gal long, since 8/18/18 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 30 & a sponge filter * How often do you change the water and how much? The first week I got them I did daily 75% water change. Now following qt Prazipro treatment so usually do Twice per week, 50-75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 Ranchu ( Goldie and Chum-Chum) each 2" from head to tail. I bought from LFS. They were in the same tank. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, vitachem * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega kelp Pellets for last two days with Epsom salt. I give them two pellets am and two pm each. Before that I was giving them a mix of pellets and mostly sushi Nori. This was working until I gave them pellets without soaking them one day and they got constipated. So I fasted them and gave them peas and this worked, but then they got constipated off the peas. I think I gave them too much about 1/4 pea each chopped up. Too much? * Any new fish added to the tank? Only two new fish in tank * Any medications added to the tank? Yes * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Started QT treatment 8/25 of .3% Aq salt and double dose Prazipro. I'm on my 3rd round of Prazi. Feeding Epsom salt pellets for the last two day. I mixed up the Epsom salt water according to info on this site. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Last two days observed very light black smudges and tiny red dot on my fish "Goldie" that is all yellow- orange color. However I checked this morning and it's gone. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Goldie and Chum-Chum have big appetites! However, they bottom sit for a few minutes here and there. Goldie more so than Chum-Chum. This is improving though. Also when they bottom sit they will stop moving their fins and let themselves float a little. They do this after Prazi treatment too. They use to flash a lot, but now only occasionally. Goldie spends a bit of time gulping air at the surface. I have a lot of surface movements from the hob filter, sponge filter and 10" bubble wand. I'm really concerned about their poo. Which is thin, stringy and white despite feeding them Epsom salt pellets the last two days. They are not pooping enough. IMG_3337.MOV
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    Ugh. Eating "healthy" lol Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    And here are Shrimp and Star now. Some noticeable differences between July and September. Shrimp is still weirdly fat for a Comet but she's doing quite well. Star is doing well too. Beginning to look like a proper Ryukin rather than a juvenile.
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    Oops... That went into the WRONG thread. Haha wow. Can someone move it? If not... I can repost it there. In other news... normally my food turns out like rubbish but today it turned out great. It was shrimp alfredo. Not bland or weird tasting like usual. Was very good actually.
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    I'm obsessed with my new babes. IMG_0563.TRIM.MOV
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    Thanks. The Barbies were fighting and being bad as you saw... But all is well now. Here's Mary and her new Barbie tankmates. All doing well. Nobody fighting. That bossy Barbie got his act together once they went in with Mary. Barbies gotta stick together now lol
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    Here's my not so brief story. Koko, I'll pass on the raffle entry, if I'm lucky enough to be selected, shipping is a bit of a hassle cross border. My dad bought my first fish tank for me when I was 8 years old. 5 gallon, probably 6 or so tiny goldfish. Most promptly died, but a couple managed to survive even though this was way before I had any clue about the nitrogen cycle, chlorine, water changes and the Internet or PC's were not invented. I dabbled with guppies for a few years and eventually to a 20 gallon tropical community tank. I think that original 5 gallon tank became a gerbil home. I left the hobby for a few years and restarted the 20g tank with goldfish for my dad. He always enjoyed goldfish. It was overstocked and 1 by 1 they started dying and my buddy said I had ammonia problems, when they died, I left the hobby for about 15 years. Still no internet or PC's. I passed the 20 gallon tank to my niece as a tropical community tank. New tank syndrome - ammonia issues, most fish died. Just before the internet and PC's. A few years later, my 8 year old showed an interest in aquariums. Bought a 10 gallon kit. Wow - this internet stuff and all these Aquarium forums. I got up to speed on the nitrogen cycle, stocking levels and water chemistry. Yea! Longer term success! From the 10 gallon with corys and a betta to a 20 gallon with endlers and red cherry shrimp and more corys. Fast forward a few years, Big Al's had a sale on Aquariums one Christmas, so I brought home a 75 gallon tank. Wow...water changes took forever and I was doing daily 50% water changes for juvenile discus, so I invested in a Mag pump, Pythons were too slow. The 75 gallon turned into a 120 gallon acrylic - big mistake. You stare at an acrylic tank it will scratch before your eyes. I thought it would be cool to try some fancy goldfish again. I had an acquaintance that wanted to work in a goldfish farm that his uncle in China owned and he handpicked some strains for me that I never even heard of. They all died within a year - weird diseases I was never able to figure out. A buddy of mine says he buys imported goldfish, if they live longer than a year, he's happy. He suspected they were hormoned for looks/colour. I swore off goldfish. I've had a lot of fun breeding Tanganyika cichlids, tropheus and a few different kind of shellies were my favourite, they were either in large tanks or a breeding rack along with a SE Asian themed loach tank. I gave up those tanks last year - just time to downsize to a few mid and small sized tanks. Retirement and travel is not too far away. For nostalgic reasons and in memory of my dad, I really wanted a tank of goldfish again - kinda full circle, start and end the hobby with goldfish. I heard good things of domestic goldfish from ECR so I have a few of Cynthia's fish and a breeding colony of duplicareus corydoras, 2 of my favourite species. I still have a couple of Rubbermaid stock tanks, I may buy a group of juvenile top view ranchu from a domestic breeder next Spring and grow those out. But I swear - that's it! That doesn't include a 15 year old lovebird and a 6 year old poodle.
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    Had an outdoor pond, wanted to stock with aussie natives but unfortunately the local fish shop couldn't order the fish in. It was summer, and mosquitos are in full effect and family was going to get goldies. Relented, but only if we stock with fancies- always wanted to keep fancies, have had tropical fish for 10+ years! And rest is history! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    I've never tried them. They do look pretty good. I mix pellets for my goldfish. They seem to really like it. This is a mixture of Azoo Goldfish, Azoo carnivore stick, Ocean Nutrition Formula One, Black water Creek MAX, Kens Krill pellets, with a tiny bit of Cobalt Spirulina, Omega One Cichlid, and Tetra BABY Shrimp for added flavor.
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    Wishing Star (aka Wish) enjoying a favorite pastime... munching algae off of Wish's favorite rock.
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    That’s happened if you drink too much in Irish pub
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    Thanks for checking in! He's doing great, he doesnt seem to mind having only one eye at all. Hes back in the main tank and his injury has healed nicely. Thanks for all the help from everyone here!
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    I'm in the same boat. Three weeks ago got my fish from the same tank and following QT suggestions on the site. It's very helpful. Would have different outcome if it wasn't for this site!
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    Hi everyone! I am happy to report that this finally happened.
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    Hello all! Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    Soon she will be dating!!!!
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    He did this right after I did his water change. LOL!!!! Now he is a gardner!!! LOL!!!
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    I’m so sorry, that stinks when it happens. The best you can do is make sure your filter is WELL attached. A few rubber bands around the intake or some waterproof/marine tape around the connection can help. In terms of healing, keep his stress low and move him into a quarantine with impeccably clean water and .3% salt. Instructions here: https://www.kokosgoldfish.com/UsingSalt.html I’d recommend just using an air stone/bubbler in the quarantine, no filter. Change 100% of the water and salt daily, to keep it as clean as possible. Don’t feed anything else today but tomorrow you can try a SMALL amount of food. Like, one mouthful for the fish. We want to keep energy up, but feeding can cause stress too, and foul the water. Clean, warm, dark, and as low stress as possible will allow him to heal, if he is going to. There is not much more you can do. It’s very individual whether a fish bounces back from a wound like this.
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    Aw no Daniel! I hope the food gets there soon and you have some survivors! Dawn- Lisette is so adorable! Thank you for rescuing her
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    He hasn't done much this week. I think he is planning his next creation.
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    Looks like I have 50 or so fry maybe more it's hard to tell lol. Little things are about as small as a pinhead. Since in the day or two I am going to need another tank set up to how's the father and I have been wanting to set up a Blackwater set up for a while I decided to go ahead and play around with the idea. What's the fry are free swimming the dad will go over here. Then when the babies are big enough to move I will probably swap them over since the 15 will give them a lot more room than the 5 gallon. Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    I sent him an email and they are A-OK! The hurricane didn't get to their island, although they have friends who got lots of rain on a different island. Happy everything is good with them! Now I can plan a trip to Hawaii! lol Eventually . . .
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    Hey Amy!!! Hope all is well!!! As strong as he is you would think he is eating spinach!!! LOL!!! IM amazed that can move the rock's!!!
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    That's what happens when you feed him Popeye's spinach as a snack!!
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    I like to cuddle with them!!!
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    Hey there ! Had started cyclimg the beginning of July ! You actually helped me on a previous post around August 15th . I had No nitrite readings then now they are off the charts along with nitrate . I have Been dozing t with ammonia to around 3 ppm eveth day so i probably Am overdoing it then . I changed 70 percent of the water just now going to see what that does in a couple hours .
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    How long is "feels like forever"? Excess ammonia and excess nitrite both can inhibit nitrite oxidation. That nitrate tube indicates that you have nitrite oxidizers working but overfed. Empty the tank, add fresh water and ammonia to no more than 1 ppm. Then watch without adding anything. You may find the tank has cycled.
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    Everyday he takes the intake tube down!!! LOL!!! I like to put everything back and have him move it again. Its fun to see what he comes up with!!!
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    And here is Mr. Rustic today. Yes had a growth spurt and his color has begun to look like Miss Shrimp. He's the king of the pond.
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    Lol don't care about skinny Betta. Wanted to see chubby Ryukins. *throws tantrum*
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    Sorry but here is my betta after the water has cleared a little. Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
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    Omg.... Nooooooo. I wanted to see cute Ryukins. I love Ryukins. What a tease!
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    Hey, congrats on the new tank! Do yourself a favour and use a utility pump to help with your water changes! Big water changes gets old real quick. lol. If you already have a python or 1/2" id hose, you have lots of options to speed up those water changes.
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    Yes, but check parameters daily for a couple of weeks to make sure it stays stable.
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    Just droping in a pic. Betta tank #3 Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk