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orangeboar

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  1. Thanks. When you put it like that, it seems more manageable. I can add an extra 40B then. Hrm. So if I move the ping pong and the bubble-eye to the 40G breeder, that can be their forever tank, right? Of course bigger is better, but they won't have much problems by themselves in the 40 breeder?
  2. Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Right now, they are swimming up to me when they see me begging for food... So I hope everything is all right. Everyone made it through. Now I am just wondering if there are any long term complications of this. And thanks for the info shakaho! That's why I haven't gone to the aquarium in a while. And it's a good thing they don't get that much "fancy" goldfish in the first place. But in the 55, there are currently 5 goldfish. One common goldfish, 2 ping pong pearlscales, 1 celestial eye, and 1 bubble eye. Besides the common who is around 6-7 inches now that I look at him, the rest are all about 1.25 inches long. So they are tiny little things. I read the guide and it said around 20 gallons per goldfish? I do not have any spare money now, but I am wanting to put some change aside every month to save up for a bigger tank. I do not want to rehome the common, so with adult sizing in mind, what would be a good size tank for me to get for the 5? I do not plan on adding anymore fish, of course. Thanks!
  3. Ok WOW. This is the FIRST time I have EVER done this in my 3 years or so... I feel SO bad. I was draining water for a water change on my 55 gallon and left it running while I went to do other things and completely forgot about the tank until 45 minutes later when I suddenly remembered, OH MY CRAP THE GOLDIES!!! I run to the tank and all the waters been siphoned out and the fish were all laying on the gravel.... I am filling the water back up now, but 2 of my goldies are upside down even with the water level up. Is there anything I should do? They range from small to big goldies, the largest being a 7+ inch common goldfish. Maybe aerate the water?... Would they suffer any brain damage or gill damage or something like that? And what about skin damage from abrasion from flopping on the gravel and stuff...? Plus I have a ping pong pearlscale and a bubble-eye... Would there be any swimbladder/buoyancy problems I should look out for? I am tearing up now. These are some fish I had for years too... Since the start. ugh I feel so bad. If this is in the wrong place, please move it. I am just shaking right now.
  4. Thanks Amy!! I will be sure to show them off once they pass quarantine. *crosses fingers* And do you happen to have a site or something that shows this discussion? Or is it on Kokos as well? I would love to read about these problems for the pearlscales. And I know right? They are super round. xD Thanks everyone. I hope to have an uneventful quarantine too... The PraziPro I got stopped anymore deaths from my tropical fish infestation that killed almost everything. Not sure if it was really the prazi pro or if the worm inactivated itself lol. xD But the tropicals are doing fine now! So here's hoping treatment will help the pearlies.
  5. Hi all! I had the misfortunate of going to fish stores every shipment day lol. I really should stop doing that... Well anyways, the fish store got another batch of ping pong pearlscales in and they were 10.99 each. More expensive than usual, but I guess because I was told that was a good batch and slightly bigger than normal batches. I was happy because these ones didn't have the black button eyes which a lot of these pearlies do and they have VERY defined "pearls". Very beautiful. So with my previous experiences of ping pong pearlies (and fish shops apparently) is that they all die off for no reason and they can't figure out why. Well, this batch has been at the store for a few days and with me for day 3 now and they look like they are doing great. They are in a 20G long Prazi quarantine and taking bloodworms, brine shrimp and veggies! I am excited, but don't want to get my hopes up. I tried about 6 times and they all died within 1-2 days and they always are inactive when I bring them home. But these guys are swimming around and doing their thing. One looks like he might have a bit of trouble uprighting himself, but otherwise fine. As of now, I haven't seen them apart from each other! They like to stay by each other. They like to stay near the bottom of the tanks too, only coming up for food. (which I fully expect because of their... body structure.) Well anyway, I haven't given them names yet in case of their untimely passing, but I do hope they stick around for the long haul. I am very excited as these are bigger than usual so hopefully means they are hardier. The bags don't do them justice. They are SO round and these are the plumpest most round ping pongs I have seen. They get close to some of the ping pong vids on the net! They do have trouble swimming and I do kind of feel bad for them, but that is a whole nother discussion. xD So here they are... haven't taken pics of their tanks yet, just them in their bags for now... This is my FAVOURITE pic.. So I gotta show it first lol. SO ROUND! Overhead view of pearlies PEARLIE BUTTS!!!!
  6. Hi all... First off, I am sorry if this attitude doesn't belong here. I am much better now, but before... yeah. So if you want to edit or remove it, I totally understand. So 3 days ago, I woke up to my bubble eye goldfish, Chunk, dead.. Upside down. I only had her for just about a year. I was so glad that she wasn't stuck to the filter, all bent up. She just flipped upside down on the left side of the tank. The bubbles were intact, so none of the goldies were picking at her, thank goodness... I was crying as I lifted her body out the water, trying not to burst the bubbles. So as you know, I lost my turtle of 8-9 years, Pipsqueak, not even 2 weeks ago. Chunk was my FAVOURITE goldfish. It is sad how it always seems to happen to your favourite doesn't it?... She was the light of my tank and now it is gone. I had her since she was like an inch long and she grew bigger than my hands... I watched her her whole life... Since I am in Accounting, anyone who is familiar with that, May-August is our year end activities as we prepare for the new fiscal year. So workload is super high, therefore, I couldn't take any time off... It was so sad. Even people at work pulled me aside and asked why I don't have a smile on my face as usual. I was shocked people would notice and I was shocked because I thought I kept myself composed at work! So yeah... This really hit me hard. I called my family but they just don't understand because she was a "fish"... Yeah... So they felt sympathy, but they don't know my pain. I am not sure why she died. She could have had many more years with me. I got into a depression to where for 2 days, I didn't feed any of my pets. My rats, the other goldies, my dog... I just came home from work and cried myself to sleep. It got to the point where I became so angry with the world that I went to Wal-Mart and bought a black moor and stuck him in the main goldie tank without quarantine. I realize this was a HUGE mistake on my part and I shouldn't have done that... The black moor looks fine now and hopefully everything will be fine with the goldies. I was just so sad that I was about to tear the goldie tank down because there will never be another tank to replace her. I am not sure if I should start a D&D for anything, but yeah... I posted a thread about something being in her bubbles before, but not really sure if this caused her death. The other goldies are doing fine. I did start cleaning everything and feeding everyone like normal, but those 2 days were the hardest 2 days of my life. I buried her with Pipsqueak outside... Here is a pic. My two most favourite pets together... Save for my rats and dog of course hehe. I thought to bury then in a pot instead of the backyard because I do not know if I will live here for the rest of my life, so in case if I move, I can take the pot with their remains with me. And look at my dog, Bailey, photobombing licking his behind... lol! And here was Chunk. I miss her so, so much. This is like the FOURTH time I said this, but I keep telling myself to take more pictures, and guess what? I didn't! And now it is too late. Ugh. I feel SO bad about that. All I have of Chunk are previous videos, but none really recent. I will never forgive myself for that. ;-; And those are all the things I have of her... I am so sorry for the rant and sorry if this is inappropriate. This is the only place I know that cares about fish as much as I do. Everything else thinks fish are just "disposable". :/
  7. Unfortunately, it was so long ago I do not remember which was the bubble that popped. xD But I have never noticed the thing until now, so I wasn't sure if it had been there all along... haha. I have never had any experience with snow either! It's always so warm here. In fact, today is going to reach 100 degrees I bet lol. And thanks for looking it over you two <3. Hopefully it is harmless, but it's hard for me to imagine living with something floating inside me, feeling it whenever I move. She's probably not thinking quite like that though... haha.
  8. Thank you so much!!! <3 And yes. She is eating as well as a bubble eye can eat haha. Of course the other fish are better at finding the food, but I make sure she gets her fair share. She's up for eating every time I put food in.
  9. I got it! That took a while and the odds were against me lol. Everything is much harder to do when you're tired. I couldn't find a flashlight, my camera battery was almost gone, and all my flash cards only had enough for like 10 seconds of video OMG. haha. Chunk seemed really stressed out in the small critter keeper thing as there was no way I can see it while he's in the tank. So I did it as quickly as possible... I believe I do see the thing moving around, but it is only for a quick second! I hope it is sufficient for review. It is at around 6-7 seconds to the end of the video where you will see this thing floating down inside his bubble. And on a lighter note, I think I got footage of the vent area? Might you be able to tell if Chunk is male or female? xDD Here's hoping he will be okay. And of course Youtube would lower my video quality so the video is kind of blurry. Ugh lol.
  10. Thanks so much Helen. I should have been more clear haha. I meant what I am viewing is like shaking a snowglobe and watching the "snow" slowly fall around the thing, if that helps. I am supposed to be at work in a few hours and really need sleep, but I don't think I can sleep being this concerned. I also have HORRIBLE lighting at home lol... *sigh* I will try to see if I can get a video right now. I shall be back!
  11. My bubble eye goldfish, now renamed Chunk lol, has something inside his right bubble. I just noticed it. I actually never really looked inside his bubbles before, but tonight, something caught my eye. A regular gravel sized thing is inside his bubble. The only thing I can think of to describe this is that it is like shaking a snowglobe and watching the specks fall. It moves around whenever he moves. It looks to be light coloured and light as it is floating around when he moves. His bubbles have not popped since I first got him last September. It got caught in the filter when I got him and a bubble popped. I am unsure which bubble as they are both equally sized now. I have watched him everyday since then so I would notice if a bubble had been deflated. I have a bad camera, so I do not think it can capture this... But I am going to sleep soon and wanted to get this off my chest since Chunk is my favourite goldie. Has anyone who kept a bubble eye had this happen? Might it be harmless? I hope this is the right forum because as of now, it really isn't a "disease" or anything and he is acting normal. So feel free to move if necessary. Thank you!
  12. Thanks Alex. I was afraid you would say that. I just want to tell him, "You know you were a feeder goldfish, right?! You could have gotten eaten, so why don't you behave?!" lol. I do spread the food, but he follows the goldies and not the food haha. So if they are on the opposite side eating, he goes over and chases them away as well. I am going to try to rearrange my tank now, but seeing as I just have plants, there is not going to be much rearranging. xD I have a big rubbermaid that I might use as a time-out thing for Redd. It is just so sad to see that I got the common and bubble-eye together and they got along great until they got big. And thanks Steve. I won't be getting home til a bit later today, but I might have to get the ol' rubbermaid tub out.
  13. It has been going on for a while now, but this is first time I seen a behavior change in the last week so I thought I would bring it to your guys' attention. Probably the only solution is for a time out or seperating, but I really hope I don't have to seperate them as I don't have anywhere to put them. My common goldfish, Redd has recently taken to bullying the other 3 fish in the tank. This only occurs during feeding time. Anytime any food goes in the tank, he drives them all under their bellies away. The other 3 goldies do eat, but he is hounding them until he sees all the food is gone. I think this is because he got so much bigger than the other goldies that he is feeling like he can do this now? I think he is about 6 inches total. Also, just last week, I caught him 2 times where he was sucking on my bubble-eye's bubbles. It is only a few times and he went away after that. The bubbles have not popped, but being as I work and sleep most of the day, I am afraid that one day, he may try to eat the bubbles when I am not supervising. My other 2 goldies, a ranchu and lionhead, does not do anything with the bubbles and they have been tankmates for well over a year. Is this a common occurence? Fish trying to eat the bubbles? I am assuming since they are so big and jutting out the side, bobbing around, that it might look like giant food to the other fishes lol. And I am guessing that there is nothing I can do about that.
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