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  1. The pearly is doing well.. Never had any issues related to the attack... He is with two other long fin pearlscales now. His two new friends swim much faster than him so he has kind of been on the bottom of the totem pole... But he is my favorite!!
  2. Very awesome... So organized. I wish my plants where doing a better job with my nitrates... I'm changing a ton of water and have a shallow well!! Yikes!
  3. So this eye thing... I haven't seen it since I made this post - I was actually thinking it was debris... But I just saw it again yesterday... So weird.. Same location, same eye, it's inside the eye for sure. But the fish is completely normal so I guess I shouldn't worry. It was there for about 24 hours... I don't see it now.... Strange
  4. Well just an update! My little pearlscale did not have any ill effects from the attack and he is still freakin adorable! The telescope has since moved into my 125 gallon tank with 3 other telescopes and I haven't had any issues with him munching on his friends (yet)... If I see any signs of aggression then he can live in my 40 breeder QT tank alllll aaallllooonnneeeee! I'm hoping that they were just a little too crowded in quarantine and now with more room the bugger won't be so angry/hungry/cannibalistic!
  5. I'm hoping when he gets into the 125gallon he will have more space to be a fish... And do fish things like sift substrate maybe he won't eat his tank mates... But he will never live with any pearlscales again that's for sure.... Maybe I'll have to keep that tank strictly telescopes or ryukin.
  6. I saw him physically eating the pearlscale... I had to scoop pearly out of the tank to get him away from the telescope. I put him back in at the other end of the tank and hammerhead immediately chased him down again... So I scooped him up again and put him directly into the other QT tank. It took him about 10 minutes to get his wits about him. Today the pearlscale looks fine. Eating well, swimming, pooping. I really really hope jerk hammerhead doesn't eat the other fish!!!!
  7. I know they are crowded, all of them in a 40 gallon... I plan to move the telescope's into a 125 gallon that just finished a fishless cycle ... I was thinking 3 telescopes and 3 ranchu... But now I'm worried hammerhead is a psycho and he might eat my ranchu's head growth. :/ The 3 pearscales are going to move into a 55 gallon all their own
  8. He was sort of underneath him just chomping away cannibal style... Looked like he had pushed the pearlscale all the way up to the water surface and he couldn't get away. There were scales all over the tank but mostly fallen in the corners... I mean jeezz is he that hungry!? I'll take another photo when I get home - just finishing my overnight shift. :/ I can't wait to get home and check on the pearlscale I hope he is still his chipper self. The telescope that committed the heinous crime is a short tail... He is deep bodied and obviously bigger than everyone else and just happened to not make it into the previous photo. The other 2 telescopes are smaller and slender I hope they don't fall prey to him as well. I call him hammerhead .. He is black (slowly turning red) maybe the name was a curse - but he really does cruise around like a shark!
  9. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]* Ammonia Level(Tank)0 [*]* Nitrite Level(Tank)0 [*]* Nitrate level(Tank)less than 20ppm [*]* Ammonia Level(Tap)0 [*]* Nitrite Level(Tap)0 [*]* Nitrate level(Tap)5 [*]* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines). 7.6 [*]* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6 I haven't tested kh, gh in a couple months -my water is soft. I have well water - no chloramines. I age all my water with crushed coral and keep crushed coral in my filters - always check to make sure ph matches before water changes. [*]Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Water temperature? Room temp - has cooled recently was in the upper 70's now lower 70's upper 60's ish * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallon breeder - over 8 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? HOB - not sure which one ... It's as large as the tank is wide... Stuffed with ceramic media * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 48 hours 80% [*]* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday 80% [*]* How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 2 - 4inch telescopes including tail 1 - 4.5 in telescope including tail (the attacker) 1 - 3.5 inch pearlscale (the attacked) All from dandy orandas a month ago After the attack I scooped the pearlscale out and put him in another QT 40 gallon with his neighbors (2 pearlscales I got from someone else - they have been in QT for 3 weeks already - no health issues noted yet.) [*]* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime [*]* What do you feed your fish and how often? 3x a day repashy or duckweed, occasional frozen bloodworms... Still feeding very lightly at each feeding until they are out of QT [*]* Any new fish added to the tank?.. They are all new [*]* Any medications added to the tank? Melafix after the attack [*]* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None! They have been absolutely wonderfully healthy - was planning to do 2 rounds of prazi before moving them into the main tank but have not started it yet [*]* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? None [*]* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, none.
  10. My beautiful little pearlscale I got a couple weeks ago from dandy Orandas has had his scales eaten alive in just a few short hours. This morning when I got home from my overnight everything was normal. I woke up to feed them lunch - and my short tail telescope had him pinned against the tank wall... Horror story indeed. Half of his scales are missing. He is looked a little dazed I was scared he looked a little floaty at first but he looks okay now .... Just battered ... I'm so sad... His scales were perfect before the attack. I've separated him into another QT I had running with 2 other pearlys from another person. They have all had zero issues so far in qt so hopefully his new neighbors continue to stay healthy. Is there anything I should do for him... Salt or anything like that? I also have melafix... No signs of infection yet because it just happened!! But I'd want to stay on top of it... Doing water change now - and probably daily for a while. Boo I don't even have any good pictures of him before the attack. Poor little thing. :( those are his scales on the bottom of the tank. I die!!!
  11. I have no idea what she could have injured it on... Just about nothing in the tank! haha oh well! I just hope there is not chance of a critter jumping out of her eye... Can't wait to move them into the main tank I'm really hoping there is no drama Thanks for your responses!!
  12. Well today I don't see the white thing... It really didn't look cloudy like a cataract but I am not a fish eye expert. So yeah... It disappeared!?!!?? I have been watching her swim around - she isn't still very often so it's hard to see... But it almost looked like there was a bit of clouding at the bottom of her eye... But yesterday the white thing was so super obvious... It is gone...
  13. As soon as I move this group into the main tank I'll start a photo thread.
  14. I hope it's nothing to worry about!!! ... I have had a lot of issues (luckily I've only lost 1 fish since I started keeping Goldie's) I think the issues all stem from poor water quality - coming from my old well - not due to my maintenance I hope. But I have to add coral (for ph) and have seen a large improvement since I started adding carbon/charcoal to all my aging water before water changes. I don't know what's in my well - but the fish don't like it. And I can't find anything in the testing I've done.
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