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mj23dream

Swimming Fry
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  • Gender
    Male
  • Age
    40
  • Location
    NJ
  • Referred By
    East Coast Ranchu
  • How many Goldfish
    8
  1. @Dale, thanks, I'll look into that.
  2. Thanks all, they keep me busy, and broke -) @Dale - I still have the culled fishies on a separate big tank, dont know what to do with them. I try giving them out to friends but still too many. Anyone interested locals here in Jersey? Pickup only as i'm shipping 'handicapped'. I'd be happy to trade or give back to the group. Have more than 50 left. Dad is a blue ranchu and mom a lemonhead ranchu (both from ECR).
  3. Update on my Ranchu juvies at 3 months:
  4. Appreciate the feedback. Got the blue ranchu from Cynthia of East Coast Ranchu (highly recommended btw). Yes, my water level to date is around 6" deep. Hoping to get at least 8 from this batch.
  5. Hi Folks, First time attempt to raise frys (by accident). Now I appreciate the hardwork you breeders put in to come up with a few but very beautiful beauties. Anyway, as the topic suggests, I'm new at raising frys. Yesterday was my first big cull (from close to 200 to around 60). My main criteria are their tails. They're 5 weeks old and came from blue and lemonhead ranchu parents (from Cynthia - ECR). Here's a link to the video. Meet the parents -): http://i68.tinypic.com/2lke1xh.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2emfx44.jpg Any feedback on potential future culls are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  6. Beybeys!

    Hi MJ. I used PraziPro and followed the bottle's directions for dosing. They received their first dose of Prazi at about 1 week old. I started to see the fry spitting out their brine shrimp and based on what I had been reading on kokos, that is an indicator that they need their first dose. Congrats on your fry! I also got a crash course in raising them as the spawn was unexpected. I hope everything goes well for you and your fry grow up to be happy, healthy goldfish. It's a fun experience Thanks for your response. Also appreciate you sharing your step by step experience (literally) with the community. That's a lot of hard work and commitment.
  7. Beybeys!

    Also new to raising frys. What dosage do you do with Prazi? I assume you were doing it for precautionary measures more than anything else?
  8. My first spawn

    No heater required? Only saw foam filters.... tia
  9. Hikari lionhead or new life spectrum?

    Is Hikari Lionhead ok to feed for dark colored fishies? I have white, gold and red fishies but I also have a black oranda and blue ranchu.
  10. Shamelessly 'cloned' Sharon's stock pond -)

    My latest update on my outdoor goldfish pond - fishies loving it -)
  11. Shamelessly 'cloned' Sharon's stock pond -)

    and by the way Sharon, what kind of plants are these? And are these available in HD/Lowes?
  12. Shamelessly 'cloned' Sharon's stock pond -)

    Great ideas Sharon but my main concern is the cover for the stock tank which I plan to use everytime (I don't trust squirels and other criters here in my area). I was thinking of adding floating plants, as well as some filtering plants directly atop the filter. As far as the tube from the tank to the filter, it doesnt show on the picture but it goes behind the filter. You see plants in the top of the filter, and also plants in the rail planter from Lowes that sits on a "rail" across the tub (2x4 wrapped in plastic). Those in the top of the filter grow in pots of gravel or hydropnic medium. I drilled holes in the bottom of the side "legs" of the planter for the water to return to the pond, stuffed the legs with filter padding, and then filled the planter with hydroponic medium. I used expanded clay pellets in this planter, but I prefer the recycled glass grow stones, which weigh less and seem to promote better plant growth. Then I plant in the medium. My filter has a single outlet pipe, so I had to attach a "holey pipe" going across the planter to distribute the water. If you built one of these, you could just extend your three pipes so they go over the edge of the planter, and get good water distribution. Where does the hose from the pump enter the filter?
  13. Carrying 60 gallon tank + stand down stairs

    this surprisingly works, used it multiple times in carry heavy items/furnitures. http://www.forearmforklift.com/
  14. Shamelessly 'cloned' Sharon's stock pond -)

    It has a lip Sharon, it's just the angle of the shot. Thanks again. Any suggestions for plants and where can I possibly get them? Daughter is teasing me it looks so bare.
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