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    3 Lionheads & still looking for those perfect pearlscales!
  1. Thank you for the link! I never built the pond because as it turns out we are moving! Can I have a pond in Vegas or does it get way to hot? I wouldn't want the fist to boil in the sun... ya know. I REALLY wanted the pond too.
  2. I'm sorry about your fish! The same thing happened in my tank while I was gone and I lost my baby too. Thank you for starting this thread because now I know what happened to my baby.
  3. I'm moving cross country from Houston, TX to Las Vegas, NV. How do I pack my sweet lionhead goldfish?? Would it be best for me to find her a new home even though I didn't want to give her away or is there a way I can pack her for the 2 day drive without hurting her? I don't want to stress her out.
  4. Darn! I knew I was going to get in trouble for the 2 week water changes. I thought that because it was 75 gals I could get away with it. Normally I do 100% water changes before I leave for a week. I'll do another 100% water change on the large tank today. Once that is done do you think I should move the 2 goldfish over to the large tank again or leave them were they are for now. They look like they are doing better other than the fins. Now that I know that the black spot is somthing healing and not something that will kill her. I feel much better! Nothing a some good clean water and time won't fix. As for the raised scales. It's only kind of raised towards the back of her near the tail. Do you think maybe that means she needs to poop more and needs peas? I may have been feeding her to many times a day. You know how cute goldfish are when they eat a cube of frozen blood worms!!!
  5. it doesn't have an airstone but it has a filter. I put the water level 2 inches lower so the water falling from the filter could help add air to the water. I have to pick up an extra air pump.
  6. ok, i'll get that info for you. I just changed the water in the QT tank so everything should be fresh.
  7. I have some Jungle Brand Anti-Bacteria Medicated Fish Food. should I give them some of that?
  8. thats a nice looking tank!! good job picking it out!!
  9. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 10 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 / high range pH 8.2 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC (drops) [*]Water temperature? [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gal / running over 6 months or so [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? 2 Marineland Emperor Bio-Wheel 400 Power Filter How often do you change the water and how much? every 2 weeks 1/2 the tank [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 small butterfly koi, 1 small lionhead, and 1 med size lionhead [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? frozen blood worms, fish flakes, goldfish crisp, dried shrimp, etc.. [*]Any new fish added to the tank? no [*]Any medications added to the tank? no [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? both have frayed fins and med size lionhead ALSO has a large black spot on one side of it's body with raised scales. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? med size lion head bottom sitting and kind of legs it's body go to one side. I have no idea what is wrong with my medium size lion head Shelly!! She and my smaller lionhead (Dolly) had a bad run in with a case of finrot while I was away for 4 or 5 days (about a month 1/2 ago). As soon as I found it I did a 100% water change and scrubbed the tank clean. I took the carbon out of the filters and added Melafix to the water for about 3 weeks. Their fins started growing back then about a month goes by and I look in the tank... in a matter of what seems to be over night.. attack of the finrot again!! My smaller white lionhead (Dolly) has nearly no front fins left. Just little nubs!! I took both of them out and put them both in a 10 gal tank with clean fresh water even though I know they need more than 10 gals I though It would be better than what ever is going on in the large tank. So far the smaller tank has salt in it but that's all I've added so far. Also, Shelly not only has finrot but she has a large black spot under her scales on her left side and the scales are raised from her body. She seems to be bottom sitting and not moving around much. What do you think is wrong and how do I fix it fast?
  10. wow! look at those little guys go! your first post was on Nov 17 2008 and in only 4 days you posted pics of the fry?? so fish eggs hatch in only 4 days or so?
  11. i would go with glass after reading this post.
  12. Trust me on this one!! IT DOES SUCK UP FISH! Who knows.. maybe my fish was nosy and swam into it but either way the suction got him, he was STUCK, it sucked his eye out AND deformed his mouth. I have pictures that I posted on another thread. The Python is a GREAT product as long as you watch it and don't turn your back. I would never leave my Python in the tank and walk away. If I had to leave the room I'd pull it out of the water.
  13. Here is an old thread where I posted the story about Billy & the phython. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...showtopic=68178
  14. i use the foot of a fish net pantyhose and it works like a charm!!! the holes were big enough to let the trash in just find. Also there are some fishnets that have larger holes than others and those work better. be VERY careful with your python!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't so much as turn my back on it. don't EVER turn away from it. I turned my back for 2 mins and it sucked up my lionhead and sucked it's eye out of his poor head! I don't want to scare you from the python because it's a great product just watch it.
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