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  1. Instead of 2 fantails, I'd say u got a ryukin and a fantail. The red/white is ryukin, and the calico is a fantail
  2. CountryLovah, u might wanna check this link for inspiration: http://www.geocities.com/greenngoldsg/diar...ve-display.html i Those are the winners of Creative Display Tank Competition in Singapore a few years ago. Might I also suggest sticking to a coherent theme and not laden the tank with ornaments? Maybe one or two complementing pieces of decor as focus points but don't put just anything & everything in there. Think about the colours also. Better to choose a main colour theme then using different hues of that colour rather than many mish-mash of colours. Less is more, so they say
  3. Oooh very pretty lavender ryu! Shame about the curls in the caudal & kink in the dorsal, though.
  4. Put it simply, goldfish will eat ANY plant as long as they can tear it up and find the taste palatable. Duckweed is an obvious choice. Easy to grow and perfectly sized. Elodea also grows fast.
  5. Aiya, the blue background ruins it all
  6. Depends on your tank and how fast does your nitrate climbs. If you're like me and feed your fish heavily, then 100% is a must.
  7. A sarasa ryukin, why not? Doesn't contradict anything
  8. Er, using standard garden hose & gravity to drain tank?
  9. Sarasa is a japanese term for any red & white metallic goldfish. Also the kohaku (red & white) variety of koi used to be called sarasa before they changed it to kohaku. So sarasa is the name of the colouration, not the name of the breed, nor species of fish.
  10. In the link you showed me, there's a member who has a tank with white clouds and the shrimp's population grew from 30 to 300. Fingers crossed same thing will happen to me also
  11. Hoping that once the plants have grown, the baby shrimps might have a good chance to survive
  12. Lol I feel very weird posting here. Never ever touched this section before Reason is I've just set up a low-tech planted tank with WCMM & Red Cherry shrimps as the inhabitants, and here are some pics of the delightful little crustaceans: Minnow: "Are they ETs??"
  13. Just the behaviour, not the real deal
  14. FACT: Ryukins aren't aggressive. They just got a bad rep. Based on ur pics, none of your ryukins are ryukins. They're all fantails. The aggressive behaviour is most likely spawning behaviour.
  15. Aiyah, this has been the most intense thread I've read in a looong time. All these scientific terms and in-depth discussions are really making my head hurts I agree that understanding all aspects of goldfish-keeping and all of that is very important and all. However, do keep in mind while to have the ability to write five-paragraph-long-full-of-scientific-lingo replies and asking for citations & references etc etc is wonderful, this is in essence a pretty laid-back goldfish forum which has members ranging from 10 to 80 yrs old, and quite frankly most of us will go "What the heck is he/she talking about?" when we got a 500-word reply (no matter how brilliantly written) to our simple question. Keep it simple, keep it fun, don't ask people for scientific references to their comments, or we all will be wearing glasses later . In the end we all just want to keep our goldfish healthy, not to write a biology essay
  16. 100% every week, and no phyton. What I do is I catch all fish, put in bucket & give aeration. Drain tank using a hose & gravity only. Take filter media out & rinse with tank water. Put enough sodium hypoclorite (for dechlor) in tank. Fill tank with garden hose. Put filter media in. Acclimatise fish in bucket with new water gradually for about 30 minutes. Put fish back in. No problems for the past 2 years.
  17. These goldfish are most likely fed magnets and were moved by someone under the table. While they're not stupid, there is no way in the world goldfish can coordinate to that extent. Plus if you see closely, they're hardly moving their fins and tails, and clearly were dragged thru the water by an unseen force i.e. magnetism. This is cruelty to animals. This thread is closed.
  18. Pet grade and stunted. You reaaaaaally need to upgrade your tank, mate.
  19. Ey ey never take goldfish out of water when taking picture lah. As for what they are, most likely all of them are fantails, with exception to the bronze-coloured ones which could be ryukins.
  20. You mean hermit crabS. You can't have just one. They're very social animals and you'll need minimum of 3-4 to get them exhibit normal behaviour. As for the tank, I say a 2 feet with sand substrate and plenty of "toys" will suffice
  21. I agree with the vigour & balance comment I was quite shocked to learn that ranchus in Indonesia only have 3-4 years average lifespan. I like ranchus, sideview ones. TVR also like but no good ones here in Perth. If they got any halfway decent ones they charge the price way up. Lately I've been fascinated by how commons/comets/shubunkins grow "humpy" when they get big. Looks very powerful.
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