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  1. The first one has nice markings. [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Terra

    I am just so sad

    Thank you! We're going to let the tank cycle, make sure it's perfect, then I'm thinking the 29g will be a guppy tank. Next week we're picking up our 55 or 75g which will be another fancy tank. After cycling, I'm hoping to find very small fantails, and maybe one very young oranda. Guaranteed I'll be nervous and asking more than a thousand questions. lol
  3. Terra

    I am just so sad

    The plants were in there a few days before we got the boys. they seemed to be doing well! I should have had my son do a water test while we were gone, but since the numbers were so good before we left, I figured all was well. Of course 20/20 hindsight. I really appreciate your help. I feel like I did something wrong. I always have plastic plants, but really wanted to try a planted tank. I cleaned the tank out, replaced everything, and put plastic plants in yesterday. Now the tank is cycling again.
  4. Terra

    I am just so sad

    I'm not certain of the type of plant, we got it from the huge aquarium store in the next town. It wasn't so big, long blades about 4 inches high. The tank had been cycling for at least 2 months, and all of the numbers were perfect. My fiance is very obsessive about testing and water changes and making sure everything is perfect. He's beyond sad about this loss. He grew very attached to them, his buddies who's tank is next to his table in our living room. He talked to them, while doing his woodburning.
  5. I have lost my boys, Chunk and fleck. I have been so sad over it-I got so attached to those two in such a short amount of time. My family and I went camping for a week, and my oldest boy stayed home because he had to work. Everything was going great-he sent pictures every day, and snapchat pictures and the like. On the 6th day that we were away, he called me in a panic, that the tank was really cloudy, and the fish looked lethargic. We packed it in right away, and came home a day early, and sure enough-the tank looked like pea soup. The fish were swimming, but looked tired, slow and sad. We did an immediate water change, and I could see white specks all over both of them. I was horrified, but my fiance said it looked like ich, and we could treat it. Ok, so we went and got the aquarium salt and treated according to direction for ich, but they didn't really improve. we did the water changes and salt additions, hoping they would come out of it. two days later, I woke up at 5 am to do the water change and salt addition, and they were both dead. I have no clue what caused the cloudy water, and they were perfectly healthy when we left! I feel like it may have been the plants we had in there, which I removed immediately when we came home. I just don't know. We emptied the tank, and I scrubbed it, and the filter and everything else went in the garbage. RIP, Chuck and Fleck. Swim free and happy, boys.
  6. They're beautiful!! I may need to get me a little guppy tank... I used to have loads when I was a kid. That was back when the corner filter was the standard for small tanks...it was very efficient...at sucking in babies... Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  7. Very cute little guys! Do you have pictures of the guppies? I love guppies!! Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  8. So, we decided that we really need to get Chunk and Fleck into a bigger tank-they are in a 29 gallon right now, but I'd like to go really big for these guys. If I get a 55, or a 72, I'm not sure how many more fish I can get...I'd like to get a few more-maybe another oranda, and I'm considering some cute fantails or maybe a shebunkin? So, Chunk is about 2 inches without his tail, but he's SO FAT and his wen is HUGE (bigley even) and Fleck is a smallish Ryunkin-about an inch of body. With them, how many more can I get in a 55 or a 75?
  9. Hi and welcome! My favorites are Orandas and Shubunkins. I'm sorry you lost your babies! Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  10. OMGosh! That is simply gorgeous!! *Runs off to plan another tank, and decide how to break it to the fiance*
  11. I realized that using Tapatalk from my phone, I can post pictures. So cool! So get ready for an onslaught of pictures...[emoji2] Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  12. Here ya go! Chunk and Fleck! Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  13. Hi, I'm from long Island, NY and I'm just getting back into keeping goldfish. I have a pond with 3 fish, and we just bought an Oranda and a Ryunkin for our indoor 29 gallon tank. (We will be getting a larger tank in a few weeks. My fiance couldn't help himself with "Chunk" our Oranda.) I've always had a thing for fish, but had a reef tank and a saltwater fish tank for several years before taking a break for a few years. I have been cruising around the forum and reading and admiring pictures. I just got this laptop, so I'll be figuring out how to post pictures when I have some time. I had forgotten how much fun and how much personality goldfish have, I'm already ridiculously attached to these two babies. The Oranda, as a I mentioned, is named Chunk. He's, well, chunky, my Ryunkin is named Fleck. He's a bit of a chub as well, but not like Chunk.
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