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    4: Goldie the Lionhead, Oliver the Black Moor, Clementine the Telescope-Eye, and Dazzle the Comet! + 16 fry.

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  1. I don't think Goldie is feeling well ​Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) Unknown * Nitrate level(Tank) Unknown * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) Unknown * Nitrate level(Tap) Unknown * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 (Maybe .1 lower? Colour is hard to read.) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons, set up three days ago * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Petco brand rated for 30 gallons * How often do you change the water and how much? I have not changed the water yet, I was thinking I should do a w/c tomorrow..? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? No water change yet * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 goldfish: aprox. 1.5", 2x 3", 2" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API water conditionor * What do you feed your fish and how often? 3x daily, food varies; Hikari Lionhead pellets, frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, spinach, peas, kale, lettuce. * Any new fish added to the tank? All fish are new to this tank, this is Goldie's first time being in a tank with one of the fish, the 1.5", Dazzle. * 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. No medications have been used. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? A red cut/mark on belly * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Frequentely stops swimming and floats head down-tail up for a few seconds. Swimming slower than usual. A few notes/explanations: I don't currently own nitrate/nitrite test kits. I will be buying them tomorrow or Friday. (Sorry!) I am aware the filter is not suitable. I plan to purchase a much larger one when I pick up the test kits. My guess is the red mark is from aggresive mating attempts since Goldie is confirmed female and Oliver, confirmed male, has been pushing her around lately. Any help is much appreciated!
  2. I'm curious why 1/2 inch or less sand is recommended? Is that not including heavily planted tanks since a lot of plants need deeper substrate for their roots?
  3. They're all adorable! You might have already mentioned this, but what tank are Tricycle and Fudgesicle going in after quarantine?
  4. Absolutely! But I never give more than they're supposed to have in an entire day, if I give in to their begging in between meal times their next meal will be smaller (I feed 3x daily).
  5. Love the photos! Keep em coming!! Picture heavy is great!!!
  6. AHH!!! The new tank is here!!!!!! I picked it up today and it's so amazing and I am so happy and excited!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a SeaClear acrylic, dimensions are 60"x18"x16" That would be a 75 gallon, but all the SeaClear 75g's I find online are taller and not as long. It's very strange... Perhaps an old retired model? I will have photos up within a couple hours!! It has scratches, but I guess that's to be expected from a used acrylic tank. Doesn't matter, I love it!
  7. I am very excited to be building my first pond! A fish pond has been a dream of mine for a long time and it's great to see it finally happening. I have a spot in the yard already leveled out and ready to start digging. It's a nice spot that gets a good amount of sunlight throughout the day along with partial shading from trees. I'm purchasing a preformed pond liner from someone on Craigslist, this is the listing photo: These are the dimensions given: 41" wide x 57" long x 19" deep. (Anyone know gallons for that?) It's only $100 which I don't think is a bad price. If all goes well I'll be picking it up this weekend!!! So exciting!!!! I will continue to update this with lots of progress photos
  8. Ten years!!!!! Most other fish forums I'm on haven't even existed for ten years!!!!! Here's to hoping you'll be here for another ten
  9. The goldfish tag is a breeding ground for horror. I only look at #goldfishunion now.
  10. I decided to throw out the idea of a container pond and will be going with an in-ground preformed pond instead. I realized a stock tank just isn't the aesthetic I'm going for. I found one for cheap on CraigsList and will be giving the person a call after dinner! I think the hardest part will be digging the hole... I'm going to enlist the help of one of my strong friends.
  11. Lovely snail! I really like all the pretty colours they come in, the white is very pretty
  12. I'm using ssaber's recipe and making it right now. I messed up and put the pro biotic into the puree before boiling. Will this be okay?
  13. I could send you some duckweed if you can pay shipping. It grows so fast, you really only need a tiny bit to start and within a couple weeks you'll have tons!
  14. I try to get it the right temp straight out of the tap, and then I let it sit for a while before putting the fry in so it can get to room temperature (mid 70's).
  15. The last few days I have been wiping it all down because I started down 100% water changes. Before that I didn't, I was doing partial water changes. The fungus appeared after I began the 100%+wipe down routine.
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