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    So I decided to change my hair again. November 2 is the first photo... And then the second one is today. Idk. I just can't leave it alone lol
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    She is skinny and needs beefing up, but she is beautiful. Fell in love with her on my lfs fb page
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    what you're flicking off your suckers is biofilm. normal. biofilm is natural to any water source (biofilm even settles on our teeth and we brush it off twice a day!) and can simply be wiped off during every waterchange/tank maintenance routine you have going each week. i am confident that this is not the cause of the problems. moving along. you have added 2 new fish and now there is a fin issue. it does not look like rot to me. rot usually has white corroded edges. this looks like it's parasites and most likely flukes. you will need to treat the whole tank with Praziquantel and salt. given the amount of fin that is affected, i would also recommend salt dips before starting prazi treatment. this will strip away the slime coat off your fish so that the Prazi has a better chance of working as quickly as possible. good luck!
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    Yes I tried that last summer. I guess I would need to take the fish out of the pond and put them in a tub with the mops. But I tried that and they just didn't seem interested in spawning anymore. The spawning mops WOULD NOT SINK in the pond even soaking wet so idk what was going on. I did get a few eggs from the pond, but none were fertilized and all went fungus. The fish ate everything else. Even though I had 6 boys chasing one girl, the boys mostly fired blanks I suppose lol. I always have had TONS of boys and not many girls. I have 4 yearling Ryukins. All from the same spawn, siblings. There are 2 girls and 2 boys. Both the boys are pretty nice and one even won at the show. The girls are fairly crap as far as quality goes. One is decent, the other is junk. And I also have two feeder Comets. 1 girl and 1 boy. So my ratios are actually pretty good for once. If all goes well, I can get a spawn this spring/summer. If the eggs are laid by the Comet girl, I don't want them. I don't want a batch of guaranteed regular goldfish. If the eggs are laid by a Ryukin, I will get them. There is a Comet boy but there are two Ryukin boys, so hopefully I would get some Ryukins.
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    The Orlando Area Koi and Pond Club has lots of goldfish people and meets monthly at member's houses (except for July and August when it's too hot and March when we have the Koi and Goldfish show). Unfortunately, the November meeting was last weekend and it sounds like you will leave before the December meeting. You might try to schedule a visit to Blackwater Creek Koi (and goldfish) Farm which has the most beautiful goldfish you have ever seen.
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    I chucked all the fish into the mud a while ago. Outside weather was going to be bad and I have had to move some heaters around. I hadn't seen any signs of life in the mud for several days... But today it got fairly warm and so I threw in a tad of food. Admittedly this entire project and experiment has become a total mess. The net blew off in the bad weather a few days ago and I haven't had the fortitude to go out and put it back on. So the leaves are falling in and whatnot, which is annoying. I wasn't worried about a predator due to the size of the fish and the clarity but interestingly, the water clarity is WAY better than before and I am actually concerned about the lone owl coming back now. Gotta get that net back up. Check out the photo way before. Huge difference. I easily spotted all 5 fish doing perfectly fine and hungry today. I need to get back on top of this. The fish seem happy here for now and the weather has been very cold which is why I chucked them here and clearly they survived it just fine. It still isn't done at all but I am not pressed about it for now. I will leave the fish here for now and we will drain it and finish it when weather permits. Right now this is the safest spot for them so they will stay. The dimensions aren't exact (the depth is super screwed up due to being unfinished) but it's probably about 7.5 feet by 5.5 feet right now with a max depth of less than 2 feet. So it isn't huge but it isn't small. Probably about 400 gallons give or take due to funky depths with 5 little SHRIMP.
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    New fish is always good and exciting.
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    Oh now that is cool. Okay now I understand The suggestion I have for you then is to get that power head off the glass, so it doesn't collect the bio film. You can do this by putting a sponge filter on the end of it. This will give your cycle more BB's too in the long run.
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    @aussieJJDude Happy birthday !
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    Great That is a lot of bio film on there. Where does the filters water dump into. I see you have a powerhead, but no sponge filter on it. If you can I would like to see your filter set up as Im little confused on how its working. Does the water smell at all?
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    you don't need to clean the air lines. Like Helen said its just bio film on the lines. When I mean is just dump the water out of the Filters. Every time you change your water since it builds up in the bottom of the filter. I would not clean clean the tank if you do that you could loose your cycle. You don't clean all your filter media in all your filters on the same day do you? If you do you can cause a slight Cycle bump again. When I do a water change, I dump the water out of my filters and only clean one filters Media every time. This way the other filter has all the BB's in it to keep the cycle stable Im not bothered by algae, in fact mine will try and nibble at it during the day ITs good for them to eat. Just like they would do in a pond. I did read up on Paraguard and it says it will kill Flukes. I my self haven't used it since I can get Prazi. Can you see if you can get something like General Cure?
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    this behaviour is typically observed if the water is lacking oxygen, particularly during colder seasons since the heater is on. there is less oxygen in the water when the temperature is higher. partial water changes more frequently will maintain good oxygen levels in the tank water. do you have airstones in the tank? even when medicating, ie epsom / aquarium salt / any meds, it's advised that you add an extra airstone or two (depending on the volume of water) more so to keep the water circulating well.. fish taking oxygen from the surface risk swim bladder issues as you have described. bubbles in the poop casing confirms that they have air in their tract and that is most likely being received from gulping at the surface. if you can share a full tank photo and a short video with us, that would give a better understanding to the people helping you with the issues you presented. good luck
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    If you could please fill this out for me Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
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    Very cute pics! I love the red cap - always wanted one - and look forward to seeing that one grow up a bit! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Thank you. I did have a problem with the second one I like it, It looks great on you Funny how we can type something and it sounds different when we are thinking about it Me too. My hair has been getting really thin since I had Justine. You can see my scalp now
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    Back from vacation - sorry this thread is more like a journal. Fish appears fine, my 40 gallon duckweed tank is just thick with daphnia and duckweed. I hope they don't grow tired of duckweed. I know I would. Took a nitrate reading, less than 5ppm, not readable on the API Nitrate test...just barely orange. I'll test with the Salifert test another time. I had my fishy helper do occasional 3 gallon water changes with prep'd water whenever she felt like it, 30 gallons were used up while I was away for 2 weeks. Nitrates were going up about 5ppm daily for the past 6 months that the filters were setup and I needed 2 x 75% weekly water changes to keep Nitrates on the low side, so it looks like my biomedia has completed the denitrfying cycle. Now I'll probably drop down to just a 50% water change weekly just to keep water fresh. Mr Oranda is ok after 2 weeks of duckweed. I started introducing some NLS Algaemax 2 days ago and he still seems fine and not really floaty. Not really too active either until I drop in some Algaemax and he goes bananas. I increased temps to 75*F hopefully to get him more active and swim more. I'll introduce some new food this weekend if he's still good with the Algaemax.
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    Please start by reading our "Guidelines for healthy goldfish". You will need a larger tank as your fish grow. Since you have ammonia in your tap water, you should consider multiple smaller water changes rather than one large change a week. You don't want to raise the ammonia level when you do a water change. Prime can protect the fish from up to 1ppm ammonia/nitrite. This protection only lasts a day, so you need to dose Prime for the full tank volume every day. Prime does not affect the results of your ammonia test. It converts the highly toxic ammonia to the much less toxic ammonium. Your test measures "total ammonia" ammonium plus ammonia, so converting one form to the other will not change your reading. When you read the guidelines, you will see that we recommend a minimum of a weekly 50% water change, but that assumes you have adequate filtration provide at least 20 gallons of water per fish. You will remove about the same amount of waste from the tank doing 10% changes daily, 20% every other day, or 25% three days a week. " I didn't want to start there (not to mention all the debate on BB and Antimicrobials." Tell me about this "debate." Do you find people who believe that antibiotics selectively kill bad bacteria? Put antibiotics in the tank, you will get ammonia and nitrite readings in a previously cycled tank. Even after you stop treatment, you get to do lots of large water changes before the population of nitrifiers gets restored to "fully cycled" levels. The first advice we give for treating sick fish is to remove them to a "hospital tank" and maintain it's water quality with large (preferably 100%) daily water changes. I use a underbed tote like this for a hospital tank. Actually, I use two of them and use the "bucket to bucket" method of 100% daily water changes.
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    So hard to lose a dear pet, my condolences. But cheering hard for your cory fry! I hope they grow out nice and strong. I'll probably get a breeding setup going in January - prime breeding season around then.
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    Koko I suck at breeding. I rarely get spawns and I don't keep plants in my ponds and so the fish always eat everything. I SWEAR I am going to raise some babies next year. I MUST. Mandy makes me jealous.
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    Cories. I moved them to a different tank yesterday, I noticed they were having to spend too much time travelling to find food so I moved them to a smaller tank for now until they put on some more size. I counted them while moving, I have 25. They seem to be a mixture of Peppered and Albino
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    From Coast Gem USA. Got them for $25 each and only $15 USPS two days shipping. Enjoy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    That one would be cool to breed
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    Here’s two pictures of my father in law’s Wakins.