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  1. Beautiful tank and fish! I love the black and orange one. Also your cat's disapproval is priceless.
  2. Thanks everyone, that eases my mind! I get a lot of anxiety worrying about health problems after what happened to our previous two Goldfish. Thankfully now I know we have soft water and Gold Buffer is working beautifully. Hurray for happy fish!!
  3. I just moved our larger Oranda to the cycled 20 gallon. The first thing I noticed was his color changed to much darker when I put him in. Compare the new video to the second one to see what I mean. The second thing i noticed was how active he is. Oh my gosh, he is acting very hyperactive. So I took a quick video. Is this what happy Goldfish do or is he stressed? Thanks! New Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SoYTlT_kmc Other Video. See how much lighter he is here? He was like that until I put him in the 20 gallon. Perhaps it's the different lighting? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00rCDi5yV14
  4. Cycling is done, hurray! I added some ammonia last night because it was at 0 ppm. It was consumed much faster than 24 hours. Nitrite is 0 and Nitrate are around 40 ppm. I'm getting ready to do a big water change, turn down the heater, and then I'm going to add the bigger Oranda. I wont add the two smaller guys until the bacteria can adjust to new bio-load.
  5. Someone has too much time on their hands... That was just stupid.
  6. That's true and he does seem to be changing a little each day. Thanks for the explanation! Thank you! The lionhead is so small and chubby, very cute indeed. Bronze would be cool, but I think he may be turning orange, which is cool too. Good point, Koko! Thanks for the input. Thank you for the nice comments everyone!
  7. ...because I'm curious as to why my larger Oranda has held onto to his/her fry color so long.
  8. It's great to see your beautiful Goldfish in action! I have a soft spot for Oranda's as well. Your tanks are awesome too!
  9. Bit confused... so no on adding more ammonia? Just checked it and it's now at .50 instead 1 ppm. Nitrite still 0. I'm not the most patient person, you may have noticed. When it comes to working with animals I am, but with other things I find waiting difficult.
  10. Amazing transformation. She is very pretty!
  11. Very very close indeed, but not quite ready for fish it seems. It has been 24 hours and the ammonia is still present. Should I not add more until it is gone, and then add 1 ppm to see if it is consumed in 24 hours?
  12. Update! Nitrites are at 0 ppm, Nitrates are 80 ppm. Ammonia is 1 ppm, I added it last night at around 11:00 PM so hopefully tonight at that time it will be at 0 ppm.
  13. I wonder why he/she has held onto the fry color so long? The other two are quite a bit smaller but already have their color.
  14. Thank you so much everyone! I'm so happy they look healthy and happy, I've been trying very hard to provide a good home. I didn't know they can have can have green color as fry's, so interesting! It will be exciting to see how that Oranda changes.
  15. I respectfully disagree. Goldfish are intelligent enough to learn tricks. They are able to figure out that a certain behavior = food reward. Let's not forget they are social beings, with that comes some kind of hierarchy, and thus some sense of self-awareness. "Researcher Dr Mike Webster said at the time: 'A lot of people have the image of a goldfish with a three-second memory - and that's not the case at all. 'There is a lot of evidence now that fish are no dumber than birds or many mammals - and in many cases they are just as intelligent. 'Many fishes - such as minnows, sticklebacks, and guppies - are capable of the same intellectual feats as, for example, rats or mice. 'They can learn their way around mazes, they can learn to recognise other fish, and they can remember which individuals are better competitors.' According to research at Plymouth University, goldfish have a memory span of up to three months - and can even tell the time. The fish were trained to nudge a lever to get food. When the lever was adjusted so it would only work during one hour each day, the goldfish adapted, learning only to press the lever around the right time. They even clustered around the lever as feeding hour approached, apparently remembering it was nearly lunchtime." Read more: http://www.dailymail...ber-months.html
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