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Everything posted by FishyMandy

  1. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    I really need to try and clean my canisters soon. It's so painful though
  2. Open Chat :)

    I put some zuchinni in the tank for the plecos, they haven't found it yet but the goldies have
  3. Atlanta Koi show

    Purely out of curiousity, when you enter the shows Myra, do you QT the fish when you get them back home? There is only one 'show' for fish around here that I know of and when I've looked there I've realized I'd be so worried about cross contamination that if I ever entered a fish I'd have to QT it when I got it back home just to reassure myself lol
  4. Buddy's Metamorphosis

    It is funny! Buddy was yellow and white when I got him, and his yellow soon deepened into that bright highlighter orange. As of right now his tail is still mostly orange and he has a bit of orange on his fins, but the rest of him is white.
  5. Buddy's Metamorphosis

    Buddy has undergone quite the dramatic colour change over the past couple of weeks. Interestingly enough its been since I put the heater into bump the temp up just a couple of degrees until the warmer weather gets here for the Bristlenose. These photos are all from my phone so not great but they get the idea across lol Here he was a month ago, on the 9th of August 4 Days ago on the 6th of September Today on the 10th of September It's amazing how fast and sudden this change was! he was yellow and white when I got him, brightened up to highlighter orange in the pond and stayed like that for the past year? Only getting bolder and bolder with the orange...and now it's all Nope bye No orange now. Lol. Goldfish always amuse me with their colour changes
  6. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    Lol thats funny! I hate pulling them out and draining them and pulling them apart, it really kills me physically, I have back and shoulder problems though so moving them out of the cupboard to drain them is tough on me and I always seem to make a big mess when I clean them so then theres more pain cleaning that mess up
  7. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    Oh I'm fine with HOB and Sponge Filters, its the Canisters I hate But the bracing on my tank is too big for HOB and my tank is just too big for HOBs to be sufficient anyway.
  8. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    I usually enjoy waterchanges, i dread filter cleaning though! But i did get all my waterchanges done, as well as a good chunk od housework today
  9. Open Chat :)

    So sorry to hear that Myra Not long after I first got fish I had one killed by a filter intake after I failed to secure the strainer properly It stinks.
  10. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    Its waterchange day today, gotta make myself get motivated. But it's also catching up on housework
  11. How hard is it to breed goldfish?

    Can you get a picture from the side and from above? I'd also like you to fill out this form, I'm worried that there is something more going on Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  12. Buddy's Metamorphosis

    Yea, its funny how quickly they can change, and how suddenly lol.
  13. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    goldfish were my first ever fish, but they have got me into other fish. I got goldfish because I thought they would be easier than tropical fish lol
  14. Albino Bristlenose
  15. Yearly Raffle is now open!

    Oooh I'd love those Yujin Gashapons Goldfish lol. It's been just over 10 years since I got my first fish! Honestly, at the time I had dogs, cats, rabbits, rats and birds so I figured why not add a couple of fish I started with a 5g tank and 3 goldfish, and it got bigger and bigger from there
  16. Rustic

    Yay I'm glad to hear the comets will be able to stay
  17. Buddy's Metamorphosis

    I miss his bright orange but that's ok lo. He still has his bright orange tail at the moment
  18. Buddy's Metamorphosis

    He sure is!
  19. Lisette My Rescue Dog

    Aw she is so cute! I'm so glad you were able to rescue her . She's going to have such a great life now!
  20. My Golden Adventure

    In March 2008, I decided I wanted a couple of goldfish. By the beginning of April I had a 20 litre tank, packed with gravel and ornaments and these two Dally Twotone Sometime between then and May 2008 I added Google When I bought this tank the pet shop told me I could have 5 goldfish in there. I felt that three was enough..
  21. My Golden Adventure

    So wow there is a lot I haven't posted on here! I've got several new fish since the last time I posted here, I've lost a couple too. I will come back and try to do a big update soon, but in the mean time I had to say, I just realized that it has been over TEN YEARS since I got my first fish! April 2008 was when I got my first fish
  22. Fish Of Gold's Goldfish Journal

    So sorry:(
  23. RIP Icicle :'(

    Aw no im so sorry. Those sudden losses really suck