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Gil

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About Gil

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    17
  • Location
    USA
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    The Almighty Google
  • How many Goldfish
    Imaginary goldfish!
  1. People suck; what can I do?

    Ewww! Sorry for posting and running; I had finals and then had to get home and just never got a chance to come on. Fang, thank you so much for your advice! It helped out a good deal and I think kept us from shocking the fish with all-new water. The long thing turned out to be a Senegal bichir (random, right?) and a fish-loving friend back home volunteered to take them. We set them up in a 40 gallon long (they were in a ten gallon originally) and everyone is looking pretty happy thus far. Niesia, I'm hoping you're right because there's no way that you could live with this and have no idea! I'm pretty upset with the person. She came back on the forum-thing to say she was a very experienced fishkeeper, that her roommate was supposed to take care of the fish, that they were just feeder fish anyway and how great that she didn't flush them down the toilet, and also the most basic fish advice (you can buy dechlorinator at a pet store, apparently). Pretty gross. Some people suck but it's good to know people at Kokos will have your back.
  2. Someone posted on an anonymous discussion site for my college that they were abandoning their fish in a public space in another dorm. I decided to pick them up (people were making remarks about taking the tank and throwing the fish into the lake, etc., etc.) and I found someone with access to that dorm. I went and got the fish and their conditions are disgusting. The tank smells. The water is sh*t brown. There's no filter. There's something rotting in a corner that resembles some non-aquarium scrubby things that were left along with the tank that I declined to take with me. The fish look reasonably healthy. It's mostly guppies and guppy fry and a lot of them at that. There's a long grey thing that vaguely resembles an axolotl but I might be completely wrong. I can't get a picture because of the water quality; the light started smoking and threatening to catch fire (!) so the tank is both dark and murky. I'm going home in about twelve hours and it's about an hour's drive. I was already stressing about moving my betta fish and now this! It seems like a bad idea to do a water change or anything but I'm not sure what else I can do. Any advice? I'm pissed as hell that someone did this. It's not like you don't know when winter break starts. (also, anyone in CT/MA want some tropical fish? )
  3. College Students and Bettas

    I've been meaning to share this story with people who would understand how happy it made me. So, I recently got a nice little crowntail boy who's living in a 6.6 gallon tank in my dorm. Would have loved a goldfish, but a betta was really the best choice possible. I made the mistake of letting my friends name him, so he's been christened Honey Boo Boo. :roll: I bought Boo at a Petco the day before I came to college, so I showed up to my dorm on the first day toting him in one of those little death trap cups. The students working the check-in were immediately like "fish! He's cute!" And then immediately proceeded to tell me that the cup could, under no circumstances, make a good home for a betta. I reassured them that his tank was going to be set up momentarily. Later, when I was in the process of doing just that, another staffer poked her head in the open door and made sure that his silk plants weren't plastic that could hurt his fins. Needless to say, I was a very happy fish lover! It's nice to meet people who really care. Just wanted to share the experience.
  4. Like seeing a ghost...

    I haven't! Just moved and I don't have fishy things over here that would be appropriate. I'm plotting. There's a ten gallon with this fish's nonexistent name all over it.
  5. So, some of you might remember me, but probably not. I used to post around here, was never particularly great or talented with goldfish (I kept getting feeder fish who were terribly ill, I'm inexperienced, etc. etc.), and then decided to stop keeping goldies after losing my beloved new fish, Flux, following last summer's hurricane. He was just starting to get better when the storm hit. He was at one place, I was hunkered down somewhere else, and when the power went off, he just didn't make it. I was pretty ripped up. I loved that fish. This is Flux: So I'm grabbing things for my dog, poking around in an entirely different store, when I see (link is a video, if that's a problem for anyone.)He's like Flux's long-lost twin, or something. I remember some people thought that Flux was pretty cool when I first posted him, so I figured I'd share for, you know, the good of the forum. not because I need any hardcore enabling or anything.
  6. Missed this site! Lurking in the corner, staring at your goldfish pictures. <3

    1. ShawneeRiver

      ShawneeRiver

      It's addictive, isn't it?

    2. dnalex
  7. I haven't been on here in forever, but I live in Connecticut. When I move in May I'm going to have a pond, so I've been thinking about getting single-tails to transfer over then. Maybe we can talk?
  8. I still lurk occasionally and I don't have goldies. Can't handle the heartbreak and I'm going to college in less than a year anyway. I'll just continue admiring from afar, I suppose.
  9. I don't think I'm going to keep goldfish again for a long time...even being on the forums is making me sad. I probably won't be back for a while, but thanks for everything, guys. Hope to see you again eventually.

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    3. horserider36

      horserider36

      I'm sorry you're feeling discouraged. *hugs*

    4. lynda441

      lynda441

      I've been there a couple of times, so I definitely know the eeling. Gave up for several years, but you start to miss those cute faces and forget why you gave up. Not having them certainly makes going on vacation/out of towne easier! lol!

  10. Flux Didn't Make It.

    I'm completely heartbroken. When I got to dirge's to take him home he was gone. I feel like this was all my fault...he was such a special fish. So devastating.
  11. We just lost power because of Irene and Flux is at dirge's alone...he hasn't had a water change in a while. Will he be okay? So worried. No one can check on him until the hurricane passes because dirge is with me...I'm worried. OmO
  12. Bahahaha! I don't think he'd like that but I am paranoid...so thanks. :3 I'm sure it'll be okay
  13. Flux

    @Koko: I could totally see you ninjaing in for a fish! bahahaha All mine! You can't have! @Mjbubbles: Hahaha! That actually would have been a really cute basis for his name... @Everyone: Thanks for the compliments! Flux says thanks too!
  14. So I have to get Flux back from Dirge's. I only live two streets away so I'm not going to buy any manual air pumps or anything. I have a fish bag from Petco and I also have the bucket but I'm a little leery of it since it had a book marinate in it while I slept xDDD What do you guys think is best? Also, will my BBs be okay if I just keep them in water for the maybe 30 minutes it'll take to set up the tank at my place? Anything else I should be thinking about?
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