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About magickzzl

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    A traveling lunatic

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  • Goldfish Blog
    http://untidyvenus.blogspot.com
  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    28
  • Location
    San Francisco
  • Referred By
    stumbling blindly through the internet, and petfish.com ref.
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  1. A poll for single tail owners!

    Their so cute!!! I love it!!
  2. Raising a Comet

    Listing is gone, ran the course of Coppersafe and salt, and his little piggy appetite never wained, I will have pictures soon, I just need to get off my lazy rear and get them off my phone and into photobucket. But Tuttle is growing! And getting that deep goldie chestinstead of just bring a noodle!
  3. Raising a Comet

    Have you treated him for flukes yet??I havnt, the good fish store was out of meds, but going today after a 25% water change :3 thanks! He's doing much better with the coppersafe, the flicking has stopped. Water tests at the good store came up normalBy meds I meant PraziPro. There is coppersafe in the tanks and a little bit of aquarium salt :3
  4. Time for Whale to Leave

    My greatest condolences, its hard to loose a great friend.
  5. A poll for single tail owners!

    Excellent point Shakaho! All of mine from my poat (except Goldie) had short tails, under 2 inches. Goldie was almost all tail it seemed but the length posted was without tail, as her butterfly/comet tail was equal or greater her length
  6. Raising a Comet

    Tuttle is listing to his right a little today when resting. Can't get a good picture because he thinks I'm feeding him every time I get near. Other fish from the store he was purchased at have come down with velvet, and while I don't think that's the cause of the list, I have also noticed some infrequent flicking and so put a half dose of coppersafe for good measure. Also a little salt to get the slime coat going. Water tested normal within range but I will go by the good aquarium shop and have it tested there to double check my kit. He's eating, swimming and pooping normal, so lets hope its just paranoid momma!
  7. A gal I worked with had a stunted koi/comet hybrid, she was only about 8 inches but lived to be 25. Tough old girl. We assume she was stunted based on the tiny barbels knowing she had koi in her
  8. A poll for single tail owners!

    Thanks for all the great responses!! Im kind of putting together some theories based on personal experience and other peoples actual anecdotes, compared to the facts that spew from us based on what we think we learn as fish keepers and what people blurt out in pet shaming online. There is so much pet shaming going on, and I feel like there has to be a better, more friendly way to approach education. (btw there isnt pet shaming HERE I have found which I why I keep coming back!! I love this place)
  9. So I have been reading the sticky on ages of goldfish and have some questions for single tail owners (commons and comets) 1. What is the oldest singletail you have personally known, through a friend or your self or a parent. 2. What were/are the sizes really of single tails you have known? 3. Pond, tub or tank? And if so what size? For me personally 10-12 years have been the average for my single tails. My longest lived was my first carnival fish Fred who lived to be 16, and had a black mustache the whole time (was also 13-14 inches long may have had koi in him in retrospect) The oldest I knew was Goldie my friend Daniels amazing comet/butterfly koi hybrid. She lived to be 25 years. She had little mini barbels and the longest fina. So amazing All of mine and my friend Daniels were kept in tanks. Mine would phase through a 10, then go to a 20 high then end up in the 55/48 (when the 55s bottom blew out the landlord said no tanks over 50 gallons so I found a 38 and 48 long ha!) Goldie grew up in a 10 gallon alone then was moved into an eclypse 25 alone for the last 10 years of her life. Just curious. I have prolly raised 10 or 12 goldfish to be over 6 inches and over 6 years old with the help of my mom and grandfather over the years. I have long figured that poor genetics especially in "feeder fish" (which at the chain petshops are the ugly siblings of the fancys, you can regularly find wakins and such in those tanks) might be partially responsible. And there are so many koi crosses you never know what you'll end up with.
  10. Raising a Comet

    Hi Chelsea! I am quite aware!! I have raised Goldie's for many years to very long lengths and very old ages (usually around 12 years I have found for the usual "feeder fish or carnival fish, I know they can go longer but the ones in my area tend to only go for that long) and I have a empty 48 long with a Fluval 404 and a penguin 400 on it ready for my little guy when the time comes :3
  11. Raising a Comet

    So I fired up my 10 gallon tank and got a 17 cent comet out of the feeder bin. I am going to record his growth on my goldfish blod and tumblr, and here if I can remember!! My goal is to show people just how fast they grow out of a tank. I have raised many a common and comet and fancy in my day, but documenting it seemed fun and educational. I have also learned that Tumblr is full of trolls. But trolls atleast are bumbing the trend on my first post!! Lol! Anyways Tuttle is 1 inch long with tail, in a 10 gallon tetrapro tank with a tetrapro I filter until I can dig out my aquaclear! Tank was cycled with fish food and treated with prime. Hurrah!
  12. What stuff would you want goldfish art on?

    Thanks guys! and mysterygirl Im setting up a redbubble and society6,, and am working on series of animal art to upload to these :3 Im just curious what you guys would be most interested in! So many good ideas and thanks so much!! I will keep you guys updated
  13. Hey guys! its been a long time since I've been around. Im almost done with my illustration degree and one of the things I have always promised myself was to create art and designs for some of the more niche markets, for example i was always mad I couldnt get a wallet with a goldfish or a rat on it. Now Im getting to a point where I may be able to make this possible, and was wondering, if there was such a shop, what would you want fist art on? Not just fish, but GOLDFISH, like real breeds and patterns. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, its been a really long time, but im really curios
  14. Places to buy bettas

    Thanks guys! :3 jut needed some inspiration i guess!
  15. So for 5 years i raised some common goldfish to about 9-12 inches each. I then had to move and gave them to my best friend, who had them for another 5 years. in that time all passed except Hale Bop, who now is home to me again! So I kinda had to emergency take him to my place, and he is currently in a 5 gallon tub with his old filter. I also have another 5 gallons of his old tank water, but i still need to set up the 20 gallon he will be spending the rest of his days in. Any suggestions on a weird situation? Oh, and he moved halfway across the state so max i have 10 gallons of his old water to add to the new tank
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