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  1. Awhhh, thanks, Helen!I do love my fishies and I guess worry too much xD
  2. Thank you very much everyone for replying! And for the comments >.< I do feed them according to their weight, but they were filling out so fast I was worried type of food I feed them now has more fat (protein?) in it haha and thanks for the article, shakalo, very helpful!
  3. My two goldfish has lived happily in their 40 gallon tank for the past 9 month. I got them super tiny and although they have grown a little since I got them, a nagging thought in the back of my head kept telling me that they don't grow fast enough for the first year of their lives. They used to eat goldfish flakes, shrimp pellets as a treat along with some freeze dried bloodworms and random veggies. Now, about a month ago their diet finally got upgraded to frozen bloodworms instead of freeze dried and Saki-Hikari pellets. My little guys grew more this month than for the past 8! 0_o Fantail, that used to be half size of ryukin when I got them, not only caughed up, but even became larger than my ryukin! They are still pretty small fish for their age (or at least I think so), but seeing this difference made me pretty happy Until I started to question everything.... Do you think my ryukin is getting fat? haha Is this normal belly or is it bloating? Or maybe eggs??? [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
  4. No, no prazi yet. And thank you its a real relief to hear that fish sometimes hide after a move! I will keep an eye on parameters and decrease water changes. And I will also post again if there's any change, or no change for too long
  5. * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) - 5.0 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) - 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) - 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) - 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 (in between 7.4 and 7.8) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - API Freshwater Master Test Kit * Water temperature? - 75 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 20. Its a qt tank, but media in it from main tank that ran for 10 month now * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - 2 20g Tetra Whisper Filters with additional media (filter pads and ceramic rings)* How often do you change the water and how much? - 10 gallons each water change twice a day * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - this morning, 10g * How many fish in the tank and their size? - 2 goldies, one about an inch and a half with a tail another one an inch * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Prime conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Saki-Hikari Fancy Goldfish sinking pellets, twice a day, I try to feed 4-5 pellets each, but I'm pretty sure the smaller one only eats 2 a day (and runs off to hide). Bigger one eats about 5 * Any new fish added to the tank? - just those two * Any medications added to the tank? - .3% salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - currently salt. I used this tank before QTing 10 month ago with salt and Prazi * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - nothing * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - hiding and one of them bottom sitting at times.
  6. Hello, dear Koko's! I need your help yet again! 4 days ago I got two little cutie-water-babies from LFS. A ryukin and a fantail. They are currently in QT tank (20 gallon) which has 2 20g tetra whisper filters (with some extra filter pads and ceramic rings taken from cycled main tank). I change water two times a day about 40% each (is this too much?). They also have .3% salt in their tank which I eased them in over 4 days. Oh, and temperature is at 75. They have some sand in the tank as well as a piece of driftwood decoration (from LFS). Now here is what bothers me - ever since I got them (4 days ago) they have been hiding under the decoration showing barely any interest in food (Saki-Hikari Fancy GF pellets). Ryukin eats a little more eagerly, and fantail sometimes seems too scared to even get out from under the decoration to get food. They spend their day bottom sitting next to each other under the decoration =( Oh, and a tank is in the office so it is quiet here.... So my question is...Is this normal? I don't see any signs of damage on them, no red veins on the fins, they are just....sad fish v.v If it is normal - how long should I expect this kind of behavior and when is it going to become a sign of some problem? They were very active in LFS.... Anyway, thank you for your time and sorry for the rant >.<
  7. This is main reason I love it without background - the "front" side is facing our dinner table, and at the back I have a chair I drink coffee at and watch fish in the morning beg for food lol xD Luckily goldfish are not shy in nature, I don't think I could get away with that with some tropicals. Goldfishgirl82 - what kind of fish was trying to attack its shadow? xD Is he okay with his tankmates and its just his own shape that feels threatening to his authority? lol Ponyo used to swim into her reflection all day until few days later I got Fuji and now no more reflection chasing and they are always together I do like barebottom look in aquariums, especially with the river rock, though I think my goldies enjoy sand too much
  8. My tank is standing on a "divider" in between living room area and the dinning area so no background for Ponyo and Fuji Luckily they enjoy being the center of attention I want to add more fake plants (silk this time around), and repaint that cheapy gate ornament >.< Does anyone have any experience with safe sealants for aquariums?
  9. thank you Kayla and 4prettyfish for compliments <3.<3 This little guys won my heart over in a matter of days >.< Arctic Mama, all the worries and extra care definitely pays off - just watching little cuties get all exited swimming towards the glass first thing in the morning (breakfast time lol) is a great way to start a day
  10. Shakalo, thank you for the link, I read through it before, but I scanned through again just in case Ree, I only registered few days ago and I already got good advice and I'm already fixing things I have done wrong hehe If not Kokos I don't know what would happen with this little guys >.< Heidio30, Hidr, motherredcap - hi hi, glad to be here *wave*
  11. People are indeed wonderful, and they also have wonderful, healthy and beautiful fishies that are great inspiration <3 Thank you all for welcomes, its great to be here
  12. lol more like a pom-pom than >.< Glad to be here <3 Thanks,guys
  13. Hi, Koko's! First of all I want to thank mods for maintaining such a wonderful forum, I can only imagine how much work it is and how many fish you guys save! And a story time =) I kinda lied in a title =X Actually this is my second try in owning fish... But the first one was when I was probably 6 years old and noone around knew anything about keeping goldies.... And it was a pretty gold fish in a bowl with no filter =( I think I changed water once a week, though I kinda remember a weird rule "change water every time it turns green" The goldfish probably didn't survive a month, I don't remember clearly, but what I do remember is that it died from a quiet ugly head tumor thing 0_o Horrifying, I know. That combined with an unfortunate death of my pet mouse after I forgot it in a glass jar under wicked summer sunlight (omg, I think I was a demon child o,O) and I figured that I must have been cursed and can never keep small pets. Fast-forward 17 years and here I'm trying to break the curse xD One thing that I've learned from my neglect as a child was that small creatures need as much of care as big once if not more. So here I'm, determined to do things right this time around and learning a bunch every day =) And here our new family members - little fantail Ponyo (who likes long swims against a bubble wand and headbutting her tankmate if she finishes eating first) and longtailed ryukin Fuji (who likes to follow Ponyo around just close enough to barely touch fins )
  14. hi, goldfishgirl ^^ and yay we got fish brothers! xD or sisters >.< I'm glad to be here, especially since you guys are not only informative, but also helpful and welcoming <3
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