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  1. Update: I have been able to find a very nice pond close to where I live. The owner seems knowledgeable and the pond looks well kept. I need some advice though... The water chemistry in the pond is very different from my aquarium. She uses well water - the pH is about 7.4-7.6 and it's very very soft (GH<30 ppm). My aquarium has a pH of 8-8.2 and a GH of 200-220 ppm (my tap water is soft too but I use additives to keep it hard in the aquarium). I was planning to move them in a bucket and add pond water to the bucket slowly so that they acclimate, but I'm worried that it will still be too big of a change. Should I gradually make my water softer in my aquarium (although I can't decrease the KH/pH too much because then I'll worry about pH crashes)?
  2. Thank you for your comments everyone, this is very helpful. I'm assuming you need to wear some kind of gloves to do this right? Are latex gloves safe to use in the aquarium? I did try prazi (both prazipro and aquaprazi for multiple treatments) and it just didn't work for me. I think I'm dealing with a prazi-resistant strain. But why did you say the flukes will keep reproducing? I thought bleaching would get rid of all of them from the tank...
  3. Thank you for your advice everyone. Just FYI, for those interested in taking them in, I could probably drive to a locaton up to 2 hours away from New Haven. My goldfish are 4-4.5 inches (including tail). Do you think they would make it in a pond? I know that ponds have larger temperature and pH fluctuations throughout the day. I would also be worried about them overwintering...
  4. I have two beautiful and playful goldfish (one common and one comet) and although I love them very much, I need to find a new home for them. I have to travel a lot and I don't think I can take care of them anymore. It is also possible that I will be moving to another country in the near future. I was wondering if anyone here would be able to provide a home for them (assuming that you live in Connecticut or within driving distance). I would of course transport them to wherever you are and would be happy to give you the aquarium, aquarium stand, filter, etc that I'm using for them right now. Also, if I can't find anyone on this site that can take them, what are my options? I definitely do not want to take them to a pet store. Sorry if this is not the right place to post this, please feel free to move my post to the right forum.
  5. Can I put any kind/size of air stone to any air pump? If not, how do I figure out if a certain air pump can "handle" a certain size of air stone?
  6. Yes using same test kit, tested it yesterday, and got 0,0,5-10
  7. Yes i have another one and i get 0,0,5 most of the time for that one.
  8. I did 80%. I have a little gravel yes, and I vacuum it every time i do a water change. So before today the last time was 2 days ago. He is swimming around slowly, opening and closing his mouth constantly. He still looks stressed. No nothing happened when i started getting 0s. It was around the time I started adding prazi for the second round (right now I'm on the third "round"), but that's it,
  9. I do water tests every other day and it has been 0,0,0 for weeks. I know the 0 nitrates is suspicious and posted about it in the past with no real conclusions. I did the large water change and now the water looks cloudy - is this normal?
  10. Update: I just saw that the common has dark gills. From what it looks like, he was getting poisoned by something. How do I deal with this? I temporarily put him in my backup tank and I am doing a huge water change in the main tank. Does salt help or should I stick with clean water only? Anything else I can do?
  11. This is the filter: http://bit.ly/fZT55S "Tetra Power Filter 10-30i"
  12. Guys, This is urgent because I almost lost him just now. He swam around crazily fast and was on his side not swimming. I had to re-orient him to stay right side up. What can I do?
  13. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 0 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.5 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 6.8 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops [*]Water temperature? 74 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallons, has been running for 7 months [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Whisper 10-30i [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 25% twice a week [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 goldfish (1 common, 1 comet) about 2 inches in length [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, buff it up for ph [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? progold, bloodworms, peas, corn; twice a day [*]Any new fish added to the tank? no [*]Any medications added to the tank? prazipro [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? explained above
  14. Hi everyone, One of my commons has been acting weird and I'm very worried. He always has his fin clamped and uses his pectoral fins much less than he usually does. He is doing one of the following at any given time: 1. swimming somewhat tilted-ly 2. swimming erratically and flashing 3. sitting 4. standing vertically not using his pectoral fins and letting himself sink Also, in general, he seems weak and upset. The water parameters are 0,0,0, 7.5. I have been treating with prazi for flukes for about 2 weeks now. There is also 0.1% salt in the tank because the other goldfish (comet) has a cut fin. Here is a video: http://s932.photobucket.com/albums/ad163/npila1/?action=view&current=DSC_1097.mp4 I appreciate any help/ideas. As I wait for replies, I'll start a water change. Help!!
  15. Thanks, Haruka! The tub itself is transparent/clear but the cover it comes with is white, so I wanted to double check. The last thing I want is hurt my goldie. The reason I thought about the white cover twice is that (as you know) there's lots of evaporation and splashing especially because of the air stone etc so I figured that may somehow dissolve chemicals over time.
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