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Raynebowfish

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About Raynebowfish

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    Female
  • Age
    28
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    Fridley, MN
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  • How many Goldfish
    Three new little friends
  1. Hey, I haven't been on here in over a year, had my baby July of 2006, but anywho, since than I moved in to a mobile home, and I need some advice on my floors and their ability to hold that kinda weight. I have my 20gal set up, and my 60gal needs to be moved from my dad's house. I think my floors can hold it, my house is from 1994, but I was hoping maybe someone in this forum also lives in a mobile home. I just don't want to set up my 60gal only to find out that my floors start sagging downward lol any help or advice would be awesome!!! Thanks a bunch! Sarah
  2. My fish just spawned a few days ago, and the eggs have hatched. I can't find Methylene blue anywhere!!! Does anyone know of a good alternative to it? I've been putting like 2 drops of Mela-fix in the water, its the best I got. I've had fry, and raised the babies before, but I always had Methylene blue, and this time its no where to be found any suggestions to what I can use instead would be awesome! Thanks
  3. Keeping a 55 gal tank with 10 goldies is tough. I have a 60gal with 11... I do 50% water changes weekly, and I feed them maybe 2-3 times a week, I have 2 penguin 330's on it and a magnum 350 cannister also...Their water temp is around 60*F, so they have plenty of oxygen flowing, also the fact I have 4 80gal air pumps on it.The tank is at my dad's house, so I'm not there all the time, but when I am, I test the water and its always perfect, I'm guessing thats due to not feeding them constantly. Its not best to keep them in this kinda situation. If I had the money, they would have an awesomely huge tank! The water changes aren't very hard on me, I have a python, and I'm in teh basement so its easy to hook up and such, Their water is rarely what I would consider filthy *filthy to me is when the vacuum is constantly pulling up gunk* It is a hard one to do though, however, d_golem makes a very good point, keeping 4 fish in a 20gal is much tougher, I know that one from experience also. I did manage to get my fish to breed that year tho, but I was also doing 50% water changes on it every other day. To me, it all depends on the amount of work you want to make for yourself. Overstocking a tank, or even understocking both require water changes and good filtration. The more you have in your tank, the more work it will be. To me, in a sense, in very satisfying to know I have more fish than I should, but if I had the chance to get a tank big enough for them, I would. I am NOT suggesting anyone do this! Unless you want to spend a LOT of time pretty much everyday changing water. *I am not trying to offend anyone by posting this.Just giving MHO on what its like to be over stocked*
  4. That is a beautiful tank! the decorations and the fact that your not over-stocked puts my tanks to shame lol
  5. d_golem ~ Thats what I had kinda figured, but I thought I'd double check Thanks everyone! He is less than an inch long which just makes him super cute! Not that GF's aren't cute...but when they're tiny as can be...its like a cute lil puppy or kitty!! LOL
  6. Of course It was him and another very tiny moore in a tank at mmm, and I woulda felt bad just buying the one, cuz they are both in a bit of rough shape, so they're being QT'ed in the 5gal for the time being *No worries, going to be changing half the water each day, and I know the 10gal per fish rule * They're both staying at the top which is bothersome....but in a few days, like most fish I rescue, they'll be doing much better
  7. As most of you know, I have a single tailed moore, and today, my boyfriend and I were out shopping and went to the Petstore, and found a realy cute tiny lil moore, and his back tail has no split in it.... Has anyone ever seen one of those? Or is it another one of the "should have been culled, but somehow made it" variety I seem to find? LOL I got a couple pics to post...if I can get them up
  8. Ok, I will attempt to do that...or I'll just go and pick up some test strips that have nitrate and Ph on them! thanks again
  9. Yay! someone responded I don't know what the nitrates are and the Ph is very high...not sure of exact number, but on teh jungle test strip is was like a dark pinkish/red color, almost likea brick red...I have Ph tests kits from teh freshwater master test kit, but I've lost the cards to know what the numbers are.... Thanks
  10. Happy Thanksgiving! *even tho for me, its technically teh 25th! but I dont care!!* Who fed their goldfish a nice giant meal?!?!? I gave mine some bananas
  11. This is awesome! Here are a few of mines names: Roberta~ named because when I bought her, she was a red capped oranda and just made me think of a big woman with red hair named Roberta LOL *she has gotten rounder, but she has turned a bit more orange on her body* Popcorn ~ when I first got him, the girl at the store couldn't catch him, and when she put him in teh bag he kept ramming the side of it, and on the car ride home he did it more! LOL I had to hold him in my lap while I drove, and it just reminded me of a bag of Popcorn Lil Spooky ~ his right eye is underdeveloped and has a silver speck instead of the eye, and he was VERY small when I got him *nooppee rescue, got him for $1 cuz of his eye* Eyesaac ~ I named him that to spite an ex-boyfriend of mine who I was still friends with LOL cuz when he was younger people would call him eye-sac *Eyesaac has since passed on, he was one of my 1st gf, and survived through a lot...he made it to 1 1/2 yrs* Thats all I can think of right now
  12. Ok, so everyone is prolly celebrated Turkey Day, or hasn't the slightest idea...so I went and searched online...and this is all I could find about it Signs Of Infection: Small black or brown spots up to 2mm diameter on the body and fins. Fish Affected: Black Spot, Neodiplostomum cuticola, is confined to cold water species such as Goldfish , Carp and Tench. Details Of Infection: The spots are the larvae of an intestinal worm. The adult worms live in the intestines of birds that become infected by eating infested fish. Eggs are produced by the adult worms inside the bird's intestines and are passed via droppings to the water where, the eggs then hatch and become free swimming. The free swimming larvae are initially hosted by water snails where upon they are then passed on to fish. When on the fish, the larvae encases itself in a black membrane producing the visible spots. Birds will once again eat infected fish and so the cycle repeats. Because of the life cycle of the worm, the condition is not infectious between fish. Treatment: The simplest form of treatment is to break the life-cycle of the parasite either by ensuring that birds do not approach the fish or that no snails are present in the pond. Anyone ever hear of this?!?! Or know for that matter? I have no clue how this could've happened....but so it goes... Toothless....you know a LOT about wormy type infections and nasties like this....Any ideas??? *Not trying to sound impatient, just very confused on what is wrong with my baby goldfish, its his 6-month B-day today... and he can't die! LOL I won't let him! Again, thanks in advanced
  13. I recently had a tank which leaked water all over a dresser top and ruined the wood. Its only a small 5gal tank, but of course thinking it had leaked, I freaked out and drained all the water...moved the tank to the tub and set it on newspaper to see if it was leaking somewhere and stressed out my fish by having to move them into something else. My tank, however, wasn't leaking. I found out that condensation built up on it and leaked down the back of the tank. My boyfriend wasn't pleased...to say the least, but I thought "what could I use to protect the wood...?" Then the thought occured to me, that if I found some type of tray to put under it, it would protect the wood and if any water spilled doing water changes it wouldn't matter! I went to Target and found a "doggie tray" for 5.99$, adn it works perfect and doesn't look to bad either. heres a pic, I have better ones if they're wanted BTW, I posted something similar to this in the tank topics, someone said it was a good idea, so it inspired me to put it here, even if it doesn't win, I'm sure more people will be able to read it here This post has been promoted to an article
  14. I recently had a tank which leaked water all over a dresser top and ruined the wood. Its only a small 5gal tank, but of course thinking it had leaked, I freaked out and drained all the water...moved the tank to the tub and set it on newspaper to see if it was leaking somewhere and stressed out my fish by having to move them into something else. My tank, however, wasn't leaking. I found out that condensation built up on it and leaked down the back of the tank. My boyfriend wasn't pleased...to say the least, but I thought "what could I use to protect the wood...?" Then the thought occurred to me, that if I found some type of tray to put under it, it would protect the wood and if any water spilled doing water changes it wouldn't matter! I went to Target and found a "doggie tray" for 5.99$, and it works perfect and doesn't look to bad either. heres a pic, I have better ones if they're wanted BTW, I posted something similar to this in the tank topics, someone said it was a good idea, so it inspired me to put it here, even if it doesn't win, I'm sure more people will be able to read it here View attachment: tank_tray.JPG
  15. Ok good, so I'm not the only one this has happened to! Not that I would want this to happen to people, but it makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one LOL The doggie tray thing is working out really well, because I have to take the top off during cleanings and its easy this way, heres a pic of how it looks with the tray. The tray is a good idea, so that the water doesnt leak on to wood or on anything important. It was 5.99 @ Target
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