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Bzar

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Age
    22
  • Location
    Charlotte
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  • How many Goldfish
    5
  1. They seem pretty interesting, if you ever find the picture post it here I would love to see it.
  2. Hi, I'm new to the forum and through another thread it is becoming obvious that I have too many comet goldfish in my 29 gallon tank. I have 4 comets in there and so many people have so many different numbers of how many I should have in there my head is spinning. I will probably take them back or find a home for them. I did notice when I was in PetsMart that they had what they were calling a "New Breed" of goldfish. They are called 24k Gold breed and they only grow to be 2" and are best kept in groups of 5 or more. I wanted to know if anyone has any or knows anything about them because they seem better suited to the tank I have. Thanks for all your help!
  3. He seems like he is doing slightly beeter every day. His top fin is always down although he is eating a little and swimming around more! Will update when he makes a significant improvement!
  4. Just finished another 95% change will post progress tomorrow, still top fin is down but seems to be swimming around more, all the other fish look great all their fins are open and eating regularly. Sorry they felt the need to al make cameos but here is the vid from after the water change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DuSNVMjSDg
  5. Thanks for all the help, stepping out for dinner will do a 100% water change later tonight, the lil guy seems to be doing a tad bit better after the first change but still isn't eating, know idea how he is still going. never done a 100% change b4, taking the fish out before is obvious but any tips and tricks or links to video on how to do it the best way?
  6. So the water levels are in from Petsmart Ammonia is 1.0 Nitrate is 0 Nitrite is 0 GH is 75 kH is 60 PH 7.2 The worker at the store said the water is fine and a water change would take care of the ammonia and to do that consistantly until the tank is fully cycled in a couple of weeks, based of this information any suggestions for my fish patient in the video?
  7. Alright well I will def look into larger tanks but they are out of budget for at least a a few weeks. If possible I would like to get a definite answer on tank size for single tales cause the plaque at the store said 20+ would do but If I'm looking more at 40 per fish than I will have to bring some of the fish back in. I called the store and they would let me but from what I hear on this site and others pet store conditions are bad and most comets wind up as food or in bowls so I'd rather not bring them back to the store if its unnecessary plus I'm pretty attached to them at this point
  8. I did a 95% water change last night, no immediate change in behavior but dosn't seem to be getting worse. Will have to wait about three weeks on larger tank and pricey testing kit for now will stick to water changes and ask pets mart if I can get all the numbers I need in the mean time, will post either tonight or tomorrow depending when I'm available. Thanks for all the help so far.
  9. I have access to a 10gal and filter would it make sense to transfer it to be on its own in there until it improves or will that only aggravate the situation?
  10. Thanks for the responses so far, I'm not to familiar at al l what a stunted fish looks like but it had those eyes in the store and I was uneasy about how long he would last but he was pulled form one of those tank that is about 15 gallons and just stuffed to every inch with goldfish so I think being stunted is a real possibility.
  11. Hi, I just started on these forums and just purchased 4 Comet Goldfish for a 30 gallon tank, one of the 4 is acting much less social than the others, has in my opinion weird eyes evan before I took it home, and doesn't seem to eat. I will try to answer all the questions I can but filmed him please take a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9FBJaC-bhs&list=UU7ag4hnfWe8scf4VMx3-G_A&index=1&feature=plcp Other Required Info: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level- Not sure Petsmart okay it 5 days ago * Nitrite Level -Not sure Petsmart okay it 5 days ago * Nitrate level -Not sure Petsmart okay it 5 days ago * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Not sure Petsmart okay it 5 days ago * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Not sure Petsmart okay it 5 days ago * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Do not currently own one * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30gal running 2 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?ea I read that goldfish need alot of filtration so I have two running in the tank, one is a topfin 10gal the other came with the marineland set and says its 30 gal * How often do you change the water and how much? About 40% every 5 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 all feederfish size from Petsmart when you think carnival fish in a bag size that is about the size, no bigger than 2" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? At my work desk so don't know brand names but one is called Start Right and the other is Start Zyme * What do you feed your fish and how often? Again at my desk but slow sinking pellets, I feed about twice a day and try to make sure each fish eats about 3 pellets each time although obviously I don't always have control over that * Any new fish added to the tank? All the fish are "new" but they were purchased at the same time from the same tank and put in at time * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Added the directed amount of marine salt for a new tank on included product but besides that nothing * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? I would say nothing but am not experienced enough with fish to recognize what is and isn't normal, obviously if it were extreme but I can't say I pick up on subtle indicators of poor fish health yet * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The one in the video pretty much always hangs in the middle of the tank, never seen him eat although I think it must be somehow because it has lived for 2 weeks in the tank now. Any direction or help I can get would be great, thank you everyone.
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