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  1. Mr.Oranda

    Dandy Orandas and Repashy team up!

    I haven't had any filter problems feeding super gold. I have a lot of flow going with two aquaclears and an airstone and food break up have been minimal, like butterfly I cut up into bite size pieces and it immediately sinks. I will say what I have problems with is the small NLS pellets getting sucked up. I guess your mileage may vary. With that said I'm loving the new super gold. I've been feeding for a little under three weeks and I have already seen noticeable growth and improved colors.
  2. Nice score on the 75 gallon! Nice fish as well. I have a little Panda that I've had for a month it looks like it could be related to yours!
  3. Mr.Oranda

    What do you think about this guys wen?

    Wow, that is crazy growth for four months! Thanks for recommendations I will look into AAP paradigm herbivore I have read good things about this food.
  4. Mr.Oranda

    What do you think about this guys wen?

    Beautiful goldie thanks for sharing! I agree with you I don't want to encourage any sort of wen growth that wouldn't occur naturally with regular feeding. If he turns out anything like yours I will be completely happy with that! I wouldn't say he's too much bigger right now than your goldie was in the bottom photo. I like how red your goldie's wen is and clear tail fins. Thanks for sharing again, I will post updates if I see any growth. Do you have a feeding regiment for wen growth or do anything special for wen? If you do would you mind sharing? Thanks again. Messed up on the last reply sorry.
  5. Mr.Oranda

    What do you think about this guys wen?

    Here's another photo from early October to show his wen at a different angle.
  6. Hi, Koko's, I want to see what you guys think about my red oranda's wen. I bought this guy around March. He was already pretty big, probably about the size he is now I haven't seen marginal growth from him yet. I'm not too sure how old he is, he appears to have a juvenile-looking wen, very squarish. Do you guys think his wen will ever fill out or stay about how it is? I know sometimes it takes a couple of years for wen growth to take off. When I saw him at the LFS I had to grab him he is pure red, the photos make him appear orange but he's actually a deep red all over his body and I haven't seen any pure red orandas in person before I got him. I have also begun to feed the new Dandy Oranda's Repashy formula gel food once a day with omega one/ new life spectrum once a day as well. Hopefully, that will help growth. I'm excited about him I hope he stays red like he is. I just wanted to see what you guys think. Thanks! The first photo was taken in early August the second early October like I said not a ton of growth so far but I'm hoping!
  7. Mr.Oranda

    Dandy Orandas and Repashy team up!

    I just bought some of this! This will be my first experience with gel food. I will be feeding it in my baby oranda tank. Any tips on how to feed? I know I need to turn the HOB filters off when feeding (Thanks, Koko I'm sure that tip helped avoid a headache!). I currently feed four small meals a day with New Life Spectrum, Omega One, and spirulina pellets. Do I feed this a few times a day or just once? Can I also compliment it with pellets? Thanks for any feedback. I am excited about trying this food, I see some of the incredible growth people get from their goldies on this site and I hope to achieve it.
  8. Thanks for the advice. I would say a Goldfish planted tank is definitely a bit different than a tropical planted one. There's quite a big of fertilizer going into it already. I would try excel but I'm scared of melting my Jungle Val. I suppose I could try to acclimate them slowly to the excel, use a half-dose once a week or something like that.
  9. Thanks for the reply. So with aquatic plants having to convert ammonia to ammonium and everything they take up different fuel than the pothos. Good to know the pothos and aquatic plants won't be out-competing each other. I have never heard that liquid ferts can hurt fish if there are not a lot of plants. Thank you for the info I will look into this more.
  10. Hi everyone, Does anyone have experience with pothos in a planted aquarium? I have some in my HOB filter it has kept the nitrates under 5ppm. There are just a couple of stems of it, one of them has grown a little bit, but they are not huge. I've replanted my tank with easy plants like java fern, Bolbitis, and jungle val. I dose a comprehensive liquid fert once a week. It has been a little over two weeks since I replanted the tank so I haven't seen any difference yet. Will the pothos suck up liquid ferts and nutrients the aquarium plants would use? My tank is fully stocked with baby goldfish and I feed 4 small meals a day to get them growing. Are there enough nutrients to go around? Thanks!
  11. Mr.Oranda

    Show me your Oranda please

    I love your fish his red really pops! I hope to get a Calico Oranda soon, hopefully, he'll turn out as pretty as yours. Great photography as well. What kind of camera did you take this shot on? This picture has a very warm 35mm quality to it.
  12. Mr.Oranda


    Great tank! I'm jealous, I could never get a planted tank to look like that. The last go-round with plants mine were covered in brown algae and dying... Keep us posted I'm eager to see how your tank progresses.
  13. Mr.Oranda

    Floaty Goldfish Weird Behavior

    Thanks for the tips everyone, unfortunately, I lost the fish. I believe there was an internal bacterial infection going on. But I have learned a lot since then about treating it. I now also run a large airstone under the gravel pretty much all day and I turn it off at night. The airstone adds just enough surface agitation to keep film from building up on the surface. The fish seem to like it as well, they swim in and out of the bubbles. Just when you think you know enough about fish there's always more to learn!
  14. Mr.Oranda

    Floaty Goldfish Weird Behavior

    That is a great idea, I might have to do something like that for my fish, if he's not going to change his ways at least I can help haha. Goldfish have crazy personalities like people sometimes so it shouldn't be a surprise some of them are a little ocd. I will isolate him in a storage container and try the floating pellets then. I'll see if I can get a hold of some duckweed. I didn't type out well exactly what I meant when it comes to feeding time. What happens is they pick up all the food within in 30 seconds like you said, work on it for a minute and within two minutes they are scavenging again. I meant to say the whole process takes about 2 minutes. But thank you again for the advice I will try some duckweed, I've read a ton about its benefits but never tried it due to the messiness of it.