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goldiegeek

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  1. Ingot I thought Ingots were short bodied Ryukin with Oranda.
  2. This. Is. Huge. lol. When the Fish Sempai stopped sales, we were left with nothing. Hopefully shipping is coming in the near future! We were recently told that he is hoping to start back up sometime next month. That would be amazing! He told me the same thing about 8 months ago. Hopefully it's a go this time around:). Thanks Chelsea!
  3. Last night we euthanized Frankie:( She had lots of bloodworms for breakfast and then got some nice fresh water. She didn't look well at all. She went pacefully around 9pm last night.
  4. Yes, most Ranchu breeders, judges, etc. would regard this as a flawed fish. I agree with Helen's answer. However, we as collectors can love and appreciate any fish regardless of official standards The Lionhead is the original Chinese dorsaless fish. An ideal Lionhead has a straight back and it's head is large in proportion to it's body. There should also be considerable, bumpy headgrowth. The tail leaves the peduncle at a gentle angle and there is no tuck. The Ranchu is the refined Japanese version of the original dorsaless breed. They cultivated and bred fish with rounder backs and tight tail tucks. An ideal Ranchu has a smooth arched back, a smaller head proportion to the body and less wen. The wen is also smoother than that of a Lionhead. Finally, the tail should leave the peduncle at a sharp angle. Of course, there are many blends of these breeds such as the Lionchu which show traits of both fish. Gotcha! I could never tell the difference. Okay, so is a buffalo head the one with the full face wen? I am curious bgecause I have a ranchu with a huge "entire head" wen. lol. Buffalos usually have large growth under the eyes and on either side of the mouth which protrudes forward. Here's my girl, definitely has some under the eye action going on:
  5. Not taken the wrong way at all. I think I even said it a couple of times myself throughout the thread. I totally agree that as owners, we love them and want them around. Keeping her in this situation would be pure selfishness on my part. My husband even said last night that she was one of his favourites and he'd really like to have her around, but it would be at her expense. Thank you for saying that, it keeps me strong!
  6. She has always had issues and they have gotten progressively worse as she has grown so round. Prior to the last illness, she floated, but remained fully submerged. Since medicating, the floating is worse. I've tried epsom dips, baths, feeding in peas, lowering the water table for extended periods of time. I had consulted a vet who told me that the only course of action was to surgically implant weight into her abdomen. She had never been sick before this last bout. I don't think the swim bladder issues will resolve for her. She can't eat by herself and the bloody spots are getting worse. I think I'm done putting her through anymore treatments, especially knowing they probably won't make any improvement for her. I just wanted to be sure after the spots disappeared the following day. Unfortunately, the situation remains the same. I actually feel relieved for her at this point, so I think I've made peace with the situation. I know it's what's best for her, as much as I hate it.
  7. Yes, most Ranchu breeders, judges, etc. would regard this as a flawed fish. I agree with Helen's answer. However, we as collectors can love and appreciate any fish regardless of official standards The Lionhead is the original Chinese dorsaless fish. An ideal Lionhead has a straight back and it's head is large in proportion to it's body. There should also be considerable, bumpy headgrowth. The tail leaves the peduncle at a gentle angle and there is no tuck. The Ranchu is the refined Japanese version of the original dorsaless breed. They cultivated and bred fish with rounder backs and tight tail tucks. An ideal Ranchu has a smooth arched back, a smaller head proportion to the body and less wen. The wen is also smoother than that of a Lionhead. Finally, the tail should leave the peduncle at a sharp angle. Of course, there are many blends of these breeds such as the Lionchu which show traits of both fish. Gotcha! I could never tell the difference. Okay, so is a buffalo head the one with the full face wen? I am curious bgecause I have a ranchu with a huge "entire head" wen. lol.
  8. However they came to be, I think they are AWESOME! They look like they have a little costume fin on. lol
  9. Hi Guys, I was jealously browsing Rainforest last night and came across "Ranchu with dorsal fin". Very cool looking. Would these be considered flawed fish? Is a ranchu with a dorsal fin still a ranchu? Is a lionhead a ranchu with a big full head wen?
  10. So, the plot thickened. The morning after I started this thread, which was when I was going to euthanize, Frankie's blood spots had completely disappeared. I was struggling with the decision because she still can't eat by herself and floats in one spot. I decided to give it 48 hours and see where she was at. Unfortunately, the blood spots came back the next day and the floatiness is still hardcore. So, tonight is the night. She's munching on treats ALL DAY to day. lol. The part that is making me sad is that she is all alone in there. I REALLY want to put her in with another fish so she isn't alone today, but I think the risk is too high:( I'm gonna need a big glass of wine tonight.
  11. The only suggestion I would offer is to get a 10 gallon. The small bioload will make it much easier to maintain for a first time fishkeeper. Plus, his daughter will have more room to "decorate". lol
  12. Very true, Marineland is great for modifications.
  13. I have seen those guys before and was so hoping they would have double tails. Maybe if enough of us ask about them......lol
  14. Thanks Alex:) Thanks for the spot on advice with her, as well. We gave it our best shot, that's for sure.
  15. I was hoping to hear from you Shakaho:) So the odds of having "Telepoms" or "pomoscopes" is teeny weeny....bummer. A girl can hope...lol
  16. Thanks! Looking forward to the next batch. Hopefully I'll catch them in the egg stage so I can just move over some new plants rather than trying to catch tiny little fry. We'll see how it goes. Don't forget the pics:) Oh, do you know which fish were "involved"? I, for one, would love to see what mom and dad look like:)
  17. I have recently dealt with a very sick fish of my own as well as a couple of rescues. I've had to use a few different meds. Here's what I've got: Some of these meds are very hardcore and I only use them as a last resort and on the advice of an expert. (Bifuran and Methylene Blue) Aquarium salt Prime (also builds slime coat as well as detoxifying ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in low levels (for 24 hours). In case of emergency, you can dose up to 5x the regular dose. Epsom salt Iodine Clove oil Bifuran Kanaplex Neoplex Metro+ (Seachem makes Metroplex, another option) Methylene Blue (Fungus, hardcore, I've only used it on fry eggs, off the shelves in Canada as far as I know) It's cousin. "Malachite Green" is a good one to avoid. Very controversial. Melafix (first signs of fin rot) Pimafix (first signs of fungus) Polyguard (parasitic, fungal and bacterial, covers the most prevalent illnesses. Mama likey:) Prazipro (Praziquantel) Always have peas lol For me, the most important are aquarium/epsom salt, Prazipro, melafix, Kanaplex, Metrodinazole, Polyguard and Prime. The food from the Goldfish Connection is perfect to have on hand as a first line of defense, for sure. Having clove oil, just in case, is a good idea.
  18. Ooh, thank you - I will try Target for Morton's Canning and Pickling Salt! I would never have thought to go there and there is one a few blocks from my home. I hope we have some here because I've literally checked every grocery store in the area! I also can't find any clove oil, which is odd considering the proliferation of natural foods stores in hippie Santa Cruz County. It seems they have every type of botanical oil BUT clove oil. I do believe it's good to have on hand just in case, even though having to put a fish down isn't something I like to think about. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk I got mine at a drug store. It is used as a pain reliever for toothache. The iodine was in the same section.
  19. This. Is. Huge. lol. When the Fish Sempai stopped sales, we were left with nothing. Hopefully shipping is coming in the near future!
  20. Fabulous! My pom pom's...poms are about twice the size of that pom pom's poms (confused yet?) haha. I would love to have a fish like that in my collection, for sure. Thanks so much for posting these! I wasn't aware all types could grow poms. Very cool!
  21. Me too! lol. I chuckle every time I try to picture it.
  22. Genius advice! I need some of your genius advice. I'll PM you:)
  23. I hear you on that one. So sorry you had to go through that. My biggest fear is that if I let her go naturally, she could hang on for a while like this. I know the part of me that wants to keep her around is being totally selfish. On the other hand, being directly responsible for the death of my fish is a very heavy thing for me.
  24. Thanks Koko. I was so confident that she was back to herself after the battle. Kind of got blindsided.
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