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ABB63

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  1. They have been really great to work with. And this little girl they sent up is just beautiful. I also have them sending me some of their food, Aquatic Nutrition brand. I’m excited to start using it.
  2. I got the name of this place from a local Koi pond supplier. That is where they buy their fish from. Since it is getting very cold in Massachusetts so all the fish/koi suppliers don’t have much stock. I was very lucky that they would help me find a replacement fish at this time of the season.
  3. She is doing really well. Working on a little bit of an ammonia spike. But i am on top of it so it’s all good. I’ve been talking to Blackwater Creek Koi Farms in FL where I got her and they have been really helpful. They do a lot of treatment on their fish to keep them healthy and they do a quarantine on them before they ship them, so she came to me really very healthy.
  4. I got an email back from Hikari Customer Service. They say... “As long as the product did not freeze, it should be fine. If it did freeze, you will notice white clumps and some stringiness to the product.”
  5. I have a new shubunkin in QT with. Few weeks to go. Do I treat my current 80 tank containing my large shabunkin with PraziPro or salt to provide the new fish less exposure to anything in my main tank?
  6. I ordered PraziPro And it was delivered to my mailbox tonight. It’ll be about 35° tonight and I’m not going to get home until Sunday. Will the Prezi pro ruined by the cold temps?
  7. I used your quarantine instructions. 1 tsp per gallon. 3X , 12 hours apart. I didn’t realize I need to heat the water. It’s pretty cold here in Massachusetts so I can dig out my heater. I have a filter on the 20 gallon QT tank and I am doing a 5 gallon water change every other day. Adding the salt back in when I do the change. She looks really healthy but I’ll look into getting the Prazi from my LFS.
  8. Question. New 5” shubunkin in a 20 gallon tank. As of yesterday I’ve got her up to 3% salt. How do you decide how long to leave the salt in before you start the water changes to remove the salt?
  9. I have my 3 applications of salt in the QT added 12 hours apart. The new shubunkin is about 5”. She is eating like a champ and really active. So all great signs. Question. How do you decide how long to leave the salt in before you start the water changes to remove the salt?
  10. I just realized I need to quarantine this new fish. Will get my 20 gallon set up for her arrival.
  11. I decided not to wait and I was able to connect with a fish breeder to get another large goldfish. Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting 8 to 10 inch female tricolored shubunkin to go with my male shubunkin. I’m really super excited. And I’m also really super nervous About putting a new fish into the tank with him. I’m assuming that I have to let the bag with the new fish float in the water on the top for about half an hour to acclimate the water to the right temperature. Do I need to be aware of anything else to introduce the new fish into my tank?
  12. I have been able to find a dealer that can get me a large shubunkin for my tank. my current shubunkin is a male can i get another male? Or do i need a female? The one i lost was female.
  13. I’ll definitely be spending more time with him now. He loves peas so I’ll make him some peas tonight. Maybe I can connect with a local breeder who has some mature fish.
  14. Shannon, yes it was her. I am heartsick. The other fish is kind of lost. He used to rest next to her all the time. He ate his pellets yesterday evening and again this morning. I was watching him and he seems to be swimming around looking for her. I call the LFS this morning that are goldfish pond experts and they don't have any goldfish larger than 3” because the season is over. I also left a message for my neighbor who has a large goldfish pond to ask her for some help. Still cant believe it. I only do that full tank clean once a year. i attached photos of the two. He is the calico shabunkin and she is the gold common.
  15. Shannon, yes it was her. I am heartsick. The other fish is kind of lost. He used to rest next to her all the time. He ate his pellets yesterday evening and again this morning. I was watching him and he seems to be swimming around looking for her. This morning when I left for work he was just resting where they used to hang out. I call the LFS this morning where i got them when they were 2” long. They are goldfish pond experts but they don't have any goldfish larger than 3” because the season is over. I also left a message for my neighbor who has a large goldfish pond to ask her for some help. Still cant believe it. I only do that full tank clean about once a year. I attached photos of the two. He is the calico shabunkin and she is the gold common. She measured 13” nose to end if tail.
  16. Thanks for sharing. I do feel horrible to let that happen to her. Now I have to be concerned about my boy shabunkin. He has never been alone. I don’t know what to look for in his behavior. I’m going to talk to the local fish store it has expertise in pond fish. I’ll see if I can get him a tank mate so he has companionship. Scared about introducing a new fish though.
  17. My shabunkin Coco that has been left alone is at least 10-12”. He is already acting differently hiding behind the mopani in the center if the tank. They used to settle together side by side each night on the left side of the tank. I know I need to get him a new partner. What size fish would I need to give him to live with? They have large fish in an indoor pond at LFS where I got my pair when they were babies.
  18. I usually use a plastic container to scoop them up but for some reason this time I tried to pick her up. Coco is pretty large. If I get another fish do I need to find another large fish like him?
  19. Koko, this was the large female I had asked you about being pregnant a while ago and we were thinking I was overfeeding.
  20. I know. I am so horrified this happened. I wanted to do a 100% change to get the junk that collects off the bottom. I was putting them in my 20 gallon to hold them so I could clean the big tank. I am worried Coco will not be ok. I don’t know what to do for him by himself now.
  21. I am so devastated. I was doing a full tank clean and moving my beautiful 12” comet named Cheetos when she flipped out of my hands as I was transferring her to the holding tank and fell to the floor. when I put her in the water she was bleeding heavily from her right side gills. It stopped after about 30 seconds but she started to show signs of blood pooling in her fins and all over her head. I got the large tank filled back up and got her back in there with her partner “coco” but she slowly lost the ability to move and breath. Her partner Coco had been bumping her to get her to move and he hung right next to her when she slowly laid at the bottom. she died a couple of hours later. I am in shock that I foolishly killed my beautiful girl. She and Coco have been a pair that have grown up together for almost 6 years. I am so heartbroken I can’t Stop crying. Can I leave Coco alone now? or do I look for another larger goldfish to share the tank? It’s an 80 gallon reef tank I set up for them to be able to swim around. Ann
  22. Few days ago I installed a new Fluval output nozzle because I thought it would be nice to change the water flow to something that’s less strong and more evenly distributed. I swapped out the standard nozzle that has a really strong single direction flow. The new nozzle has 2 ball areas that open up to these big flow directors (photo attached). I’ve got one nozzle pointed up toward the surface So it is still moving. The second is pointing downward toward the bottom of the tank to keep the water down low moving. Should I be worried that I’m not getting enough water movement around the tank to get good filtration flow? I’m using the full flow rate for this Fluval 406. It’s been four days since I put it in, the fish seem to be relaxed with a less harsh flow, but I’m also seeing a lot of waste sitting at the bottom of the tank around the plants. Any advice Would be appreciated. Ann
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