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Mr.Oranda

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    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!
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    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. 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!
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    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.
  6. 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.
  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. 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!
  10. 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.
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    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.
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    Resurrection!!

    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. Got a weird one here guys... I recently got a few little goldfish a couple of weeks ago. (I posted photos of the little guys in the photo thread!) All the fish are doing well except my little calico lion head. He's doing this odd thing. He will swim around and feed with the other guys fine for a while but most of the day he goes up gulps air and becomes too filled with air to do anything but float at the top of the tank. My tank parameters are perfect: Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: Less than 5 PH: 8.2 the temperature stays between 72-75. I have plenty of filtration 180 gallons worth for a 65 gallon, the tank isn't over stocked there are 3 other small goldfish in it. He exhibits no outer symptoms such as red streaks, torn fins, white dots, anything, no fungus. Poop looks normal. He doesn't even look bloated when this happens. But it is the strangest thing, he will swim around go up to the top gulp air swim down immediately swim back to the surface and gulp air again, and I know he's taking a lot in because as he goes down I'll see him release bubbles and quite large ones at that. The tank is a little taller than most but I've raised plenty of fancy goldfish in it no problems, and like I said the others are doing fine. He will do this little activity until he can't swim anymore and floats in the top corner. I've fasted him for two days and he seemed to do better but as soon as I fed him the second feeding after the fast (later in the evening I typically feed twice a day), boom it happens again, he starts gulping air again. It's very odd behavior its not like a goldfish that is oxygen deprived or in a tank full of ammonia. It has me very perplexed. Sorry for the long post but I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas as to why he's doing this because I certainly don't! Thanks!! P.S. I've added a bubble wand to get more water circulation though it was fine before on the off chance he's not getting enough oxygen.
  14. 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!
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    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.
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    Floaty Goldfish Weird Behavior

    Update: I fed my fish an hour ago and it looks like the Lionhead is doing it to himself again today... After eating a small meal with the others he was swimming around perfectly fine, going up to the top to gulp a little air not lingering there. But as the hour has gone on he has gradually gone up to the surface more and more to take small gulps. He will take a gulp go down a little bit then quickly turn back around and gulp again. He isn't floating at the moment but I can tell he is getting floaty and having a harder time swimming then the first 20-30 minutes after he ate. I added an air stone to already sufficient water agitation to discourage a surface film buildup. There is no film on top of the water or anything, I haven't had any sort of protein build up in a long time, and when I feed the food is gone within 2 minutes. This is very frustrating watching him do this to himself, all the other fish are swimming around perfectly fine and he keeps going to the surface. I don't think it's a chronic Swim Bladder disease, his floatiness isn't constant, and clears up within hours at night when he sleeps. I have hope for him because when I wake up and turn the lights on he's fine, it occurs as the day goes and he does it to himself. I have no answers for this fish. Is this just a personality quirk?
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    Floaty Goldfish Weird Behavior

    Thank you for the reply I would've never thought of that, I'm glad I asked. I have always noticed a film at the top at times under the lighting, and I've always wondered what the heck it was because I keep my water quality good. It's odd how he's figured this out and none of the other ones have. He doesn't seem like a particularly floaty fish he's a strong swimmer and like I said I see no problems until he goes to the top and gulps air. Thank you for the suggestion I will see what I can do and post back my results.
  18. Mr.Oranda

    Automatic Feeder

    Thank you for the recommendation. I actually found a trick for the Eheim from a youtube video. Tape up the little hole to disperse as much as you want. How ingenious! The F14 does look like a good feeder though, with good precision feeding and I will considerate in the future. Thank you!
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    Automatic Feeder

    Hi everyone! I am going to order some small ranchu, lion head, and orandas very soon. I plan on incorporating some Hikari Lionhead into my feeding routine. The Eheim everyday automatic feeder I have now is not too good for the pellet size of the Hikari, on the smallest opening it lets out way too much food. Can anyone recommend an automatic feeder that will put out the small size Hikari pellets a few times a day in small portions? Thank you!
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    Floaty Goldfish Weird Behavior

    Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank)0 * Nitrate level(Tank)<5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test Kit Drops * Water temperature? 72-75 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 65 gallon, 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua clear 110, and 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week 80-90 percent * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago about 80 percent * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime with water change * What do you feed your fish and how often? Variety of Hikari Lionhead, Omega One Sinking Pellets, and New Life Spectrum Goldfish Sinking Pellets. Twice daily, for 5 days, one day shelled peas, one day fast. * Any new fish added to the tank? Fish in discussion and three other new fish from same source. * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. New fish, no medicine treatments in the two weeks I've had him. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Gulping at surface until he floats.
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    New Little Guys!!

    So today is my birthday, and as a treat to myself I got a few new babies from buygoldfishonline.com. I got two lionheads, one calico, one red and a red oranda. I included a pic of my little red cap I got a couple of months ago as well because he's not too big yet. I'm excited to see how these guys are going to look growing up with each other! Sorry for some of the blurry pics, it's hard to get these little guys to be still!
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    New Little Guys!!

    Thank you!!!! I do too! I'm really eager to see what they're going to turn out like. I've never grown any starting quite this small.
  23. Mr.Oranda

    Automatic Feeder

    Hi, thanks for the feedback. I would like to use one just when I'm away during the day to give a couple of small feeders to the little fish. Like I said, the Eheim I have now just dispenses way too much it would be a disaster with the portions it uses for pellets.
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    Oranda with Single-Tail

    Thanks guys! He's a very active little so I'm hoping he'll remain healthy. I'll keep him in QT for another week. It's pretty neat seeing an oranda swim like a comet I must say.
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