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Chloeheartsfish

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  1. Harumph, I wanna live on Goldfish Lane... I wonder if I could get a petition going for mine - my street name is super dumb and already starts with a G! Half the battle!
  2. Aubree, I bet your local aquarium club does the same thing! But if you REALLY want, I'll fill an envelope full of java moss just for you
  3. That's crazy that you had to order Java Moss from Singapore at all! My local aquarium club gives away buckets of that stuff for free every month, people grow them like weeds! Definitely drug moss.
  4. COOL! Thanks koko! I can never figure out my goldie's bums - maybe I'll have better luck with the fins!!
  5. what's the trick with the front fins, koko? i haven't heard about sexing using that!
  6. Ohh tough call... instant cheap fish, or high-quality pricey shipped fish.... I think get Steve's fish. So prettyyyyy
  7. How much is he? Link him so i can lust after him too.
  8. I would attack anyone who got too close to my mushroom too! Them's fighten' wurds!
  9. Use a credit card and begin your slow decent into crippling debt! IT'S THE FUNNEST THING EVER!!
  10. They ARE so cute! I love how they wiggle excitedly around whatever is their home. When I finally get up the nerve to set up a saltwater tank, I am for sure getting a clownfish. And maybe nothing else. Two clownfish? I don't know.
  11. A fantail or Ryukin with emergency tank divider sounds good to me! both get nice and big and are strong swimmers, so they should be able to play nicely with Sushi, escaping him when needed. I don't think I'd suggest getting a BN or Rubbernose pleco -Suchi seems like the type who would pick at the poor thing out of curiousity and drive him nuts!
  12. Thanks you guys! I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you but I was out babysitting all day. Trinket - I will slowly remove the salt. I wasn't sure how long to keep her salty for since she's got that big open spot without scales. I might have some melafix around here somewhere. Since this is a temporary tank it's the only one I don't have any crushed coral in the media basket, but I will scoop some out of another tank to use here. I had no idea about the KH-GH calculation, cool! You're so smart. Lupin and Kelsang - I always always get the trites and trates mixed up! You are right, it's nitrate. She fell on hardwood flooring about four weeks ago, as Trinket calculated. Her gills look good. Clear and normal. I am very relieved that it's possibly the salt and not something worse! Thanks again you guys. I'll keep you posted if anything changes!
  13. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 5-10 [*]Nitrate level? 0 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? pH is 7.6, KH 120, GH 120 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? pH and Ammonia drops, all others strips, API [*]Water temperature? room temp, unheated, 20 degrees? [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gal hospital tank, running two months, seeded with materiel from 55 [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? No name, ten gallon kit type filter [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 50% a week [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? one comet, almost 4 inches [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and salt to.3% [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? New Life Spectrum Goldfish formula, once every two days, about five pellets [*]Any new fish added to the tank? no [*]Any medications added to the tank? Salted to .3%, that's all [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? nope [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "shaking" her head from side to side sharply; darting about jerkily, "nervous" behaviour Ok, so this is Clementine, my fish who is recovering from her time on the floor. Half her scales are gone and her tail and fins are tipped white and ragged, but I attribute that to her dried-uppedness. It's her behaviour that worries me. Today she has been doing a couple of odd things. She was shaking her head sharply, almost like a person trying to knock water out of their ear would. She's also been darting around a bit - up to the surface mostly, then racing back down. She does not do it often, but enough for me to notice that she does do it. No other odd behaviour - no gasping, no laboured breathing, no bottom sitting. She actively forages among the few large rocks most of the time. But that head shaking has really freaked me out. It's like she has moments of hyperactivity or being startled. I treated her and Boris for Flukes when I moved in here about four months ago. Do I need to run another course? Is she itchy from the scales coming back in?? ...can goldfish get itchy?? Is she just going stir-crazy from boredom? Thanks guys. My poor Clem.
  14. LOL no...I honestly do not know what kind they are. There's two of them. One has a black line down the centre and one has a reddish line, I think. I call them that because they came from a tank in the pet store where I used to work. My dummy manager used to order bucketloads of these totally random tetras every month, stuff them all in one tank, and nobody would ever buy them EVER. They would just slowly die off and she'd keep stuffin' them in. Nobody ever bothered to learn their names or if they were compatible or what kind of care they needed. So the shopgirls started calling them "bull$h*t tetras" because it was like they were just there to take up space. My fave tetras are Bleeding Hearts and cardinals. When my 35 gal is available again I plan on getting a big shoal of those
  15. Mimi = Big Fat Mimi, Skoochy-skooch, Boogaloo, other random noises Rex= Rexy, Rexle, Arexis, Baby Cecily = Sheila, No-Eyes, Poor Thing Frederico Fellini = Frederico, Bossy Boss Clementine = Clemmy Boris= Boris Bettas: Abey = Furious, Abe Irving= Irv J. Edgar = "Pleco" The Tetras = Bull$h*t Tetras
  16. Koko is absolutely right! Anemones require tanks with extremely stable parameters (so a 10 gal is not a good idea) and they decide where they would like to sit (they are animals and can move around) and having them walk around the tank can cause huge amounts of destruction and cause your tank to crash. Clowns do like to "host", but it need not be an anemone. They can host in many types of coral - I've seen them use bubble coral, frogspawn, even mushrooms. I've also seen a clown host a powerhead! They are funny little fish, you can never tell what they'll pick for a home.
  17. That 55 almost looks too tight for him already! He's gonna be huuuuge! What a beautiful boy.
  18. Welcome welcome!! You'd best post some pics of your happy happy goldfish soon - we love pictures!!!
  19. Generally if you take off the larger "tube" portion and just use the plain hose, the suction is strong enough to pick up pebbles. I think the wider tube spreads the suction around so it is not as strong - ok I have no idea what I'm talking about. But if you use the hose alone, it should work
  20. Yeah I'm doing the cheapo plastic wrap thing too! Just gotta get my paycheck... now that xmas is over I won't have to be so stingy.
  21. Nope, just good old .3% salt! Her tail is slowly growing back, but it is a different shape than it once was (before it was forked, now it is growing out rounded). The tips of her fins that are growing back are all white, which I think means that part will fall off eventually. I don't think your fish has fin rot, it's just a sign that the fins are dead. Just keep your water super clean and .3% salt (if she can handle it, some can only tolerate .2%) and those white parts will soon fall off and be replaced by new growth
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