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  1. I have started to see some spawning behaviour with my pom pom and telescope. The picture in my head is hilarious! So would I have telescopes and pom poms, or some crazy looking hybrid? lol
  2. I tried to find the powder and had no luck. Where do you get yours? The dose is (with the liquid) 1/8 tsp/2.5 gallons. I use the same schedule Alex made in the treatment section. I start at one week old. Some start at 2 weeks old. A trick I learned that saved me HOURS every day: if you have a cermaic ashtray, or something shallow and heavy that is safe for aquariums this works well. Put it in at mealtime and put the food in it. The shallower the container, the better (so the fry can find it). Then when they are done, airline siphon out the food and remove the container. That way you aren't stuck vacuuming the whole tank and scraping gunk off the bottom every day...with a tiny airline:) Good luck with your fry!
  3. Congrats Bronwyn!! In my experience, once they start, they don't stop. lol It's sooo exciting when you see the first one:) I am so happy for you. As much as I suck at it, raising fry is a very cool experience. Fingers crossed for you.
  4. I was scared to read the responses to this thread. Not sure why. I really respect everyone's opinion here. I thank you all so very much for the support and understanding. I wish it could have turned out better for her...badly. I'll let you know how it goes. Keep those positive vibes coming for Frankie:)
  5. Thanks Chelsea. I tried to "pause" my emotions...but my remote ran out of batteries. lol. Sorry, I joke when I'm stressed.... I certainly don't feel like my efforts were a waste. I absolutely adore Frankie and I would do it again in a second:) I guess it's selfishness. I want her around so badly, but it wouldn't be fair.
  6. Thanks Bronwyn. It's awesome to be part of a community where they aren't "just fish". Everyone cares so much. The support has been mind blowing.
  7. And...crying again. lol. Thanks so much for the kind words:) Everyone has been so supportive and helpful. Helen and Alex battled right along with me. I am so thankful for their help.
  8. I think my husband will be very involved! I'm with you on that one, for sure.
  9. Thanks so much for the support:) I do know how to do it, I just need to gather the darn strength. I would do anything within my power for my guys. She's literally just hanging there all the time. I know it will be just as hard to euth as it would be to watch her suffer, so I think I know what I have to do. It's like evryone says, you get to a point where you just know in your gut that it's time.
  10. Amen to that! I know whatever I do, it's going to suck...hard.
  11. Thanks so much Helen:) I can't seem to figure out a way to keep her submerged. It's just the part exposed to air that is affected. I was wracking my brain trying to think of anything I could try, but the truth is she is suffering. The worst is (this sounds dumb) when I bend down to look at her, she looks me right in the eye as if she's begging for help.
  12. Okay, now I'm crying. She fought so hard through the, what I think was, Hole in the Head. So brutal.
  13. Hi Guys. Not sure if this is the right area to post in, but it feels like a horror story to me. I have a gorgeous ranchu named Frankie. I brought her home when she was teeny. She would do flips and I thought it was so cute. At roughly 6 months of age, she started flipping a lot. As she got bigger, it was obvious that she had swim bladder issues. I tried everything. She just stayed the same. So, without ever being in ammonia or nitrite and being fed an excellent diet for floaty fish, it persisted. Fast forward to a month ago. I went to feed her tank one morning and she was covered in blood sores and had a hole in her wen. I immediately put her in qt and posted in D&D. Alex kicked but with his treatment plan. As she healed she went from bright yellow to fully black (melanophore migration). Her wen looked horrible (pics in my thread "Very Sick Ranchu"). Then, after getting worse, she started to get better. It was truly amazing. She even got down to the bottom of the tank much more often and with no problems. When I considered her fully healed (but keeping her in qt), she was great for about a week, then the floatiness came back. She now has part of her belly and anal fins exposed to air all the time. It was never like that before. Today, blood has started pooling on the part that is exposed. She can no longer make it to the bottom of the tank. I am hand feeding. I feel like this is not a life at all. I don't see it getting better, based on her history. Not that I want anyone to tell me if I should euthanize, I guess I am looking to be told that I am not crazy for feeling this way. My heart is breaking for her. I'll pos t the pics from my phone in a sec.
  14. My son is part of a clinical trial in Toronto. I have to go down every 2 weeks (5 hour drive, blah). I think I'm going to stop in:) If I can get there, I'll take some pics:)
  15. My blue guy has the blue bursting out of the yellow. Mama likey. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Hi Guys, To the Canadians who get shafted with not being able to order quality fish: I found one! http://www.pondexperts.ca They have pandas, red and blacks, lots of really nice fish. They are in Bradfor, which is in Ontario. North of Newmarket. They ship to Canadians only (can you believe it?) Check it out!
  17. Horrible pics but you can see the yellow. [ [ [ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Okay, no one is dying. Thanks Guys! Right now they are getting a lot more NLS than usual. I have two rescues in qt and one tank being medicated, so the water changes are endless, sadly my time isn't. lol I have to say, my blue oranda looks awesome! It's like purpley grey bursting out of the yellow. I should get a pic.
  19. Omg Chelsea. All of my fish who have any white are turning yellow. My ranchus have yellow chins, my ryukin has yellow at the base of her tail fin, my bronze fantail has it on her tummy. What the heck? This better not be mass liver failure. lol Omg Chelsea. All of my fish who have any white are turning yellow. My ranchus have yellow chins, my ryukin has yellow at the base of her tail fin, my bronze fantail has it on her tummy. What the heck? This better not be mass liver failure. lol Three separate tanks
  20. Amazing job! Have you figured out what to do with them all? Still planning a patio pond?
  21. New Life Spectrum pellets, Repashy, bloodworms and veggies.
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