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  1. Sounds like your fish is just reacting to seeing you. Mine get very animated and cluster up to the glass everytime I come near. Classic 'begging for food' behavior, lol. (Goldies are notorious for being insatiable eaters, you know.) Otherwise, they just swm around in a lazy, content way. My betta often 'rests' on the bottom, too. As for your frog, perhaps he was sleeping or simply resting? Lisa
  2. Harpo, my Calico Oranda, gets to move into his big home today. He's been in QT for a month with no problems showing up so today is the day! Just keep fingers crossed that I encounter no 'aggression' problems from my other GF in the big tank. I always worry about that when adding a new GF to an already established community of GF. Lisa
  3. Bob, my short tail Ryukin, does that a lot. He's the biggest one in the tank, so I guess he wants all the food for himself? Lisa
  4. My blue and grean Oranda turned green, then black and now he's solid white. So, I'm thinking color change too. He's a beaut, btw! Lisa
  5. I have a 135g with 3 AC110s, 2 15w lights and a wet/dry filter running 800+ gph. A little while back, we had an energy audit done and the guy told us, based on the wattage of the filters & lights, that it was responsible for about $10 a month on our bill. Lot less than I would have thought, which is good thing. Lisa
  6. It's definitely 'Fall-ish' and I love these colors on my table for T-day, but it's really hard on these old eyes of mine. Lisa
  7. Our vvvv won't price match ANYTHING. Not even their own website prices. Lisa
  8. What HAVE you been putting in the water this year, woman?! It's still so ironic (and funny!) to me that around this time last year you posted about having the exact opposite problem. You know what they say - be careful what you wish for, lol. Now I'd better start keeping an eye on my fry, as they are only 2 days older than yours and we've been having some fairly extreme temp fluctuations this week. Man, I do NOT want to have to clean an egg mess in my 135g. Lisa
  9. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, girl! Sounds like it's going well so far. Lisa
  10. Thanks everyone. I wish I had a clue as to what might have been wrong. He showed no outward signs of disease or injury, had no swimming issues and his dorsal was almost always up. The only thing I did observe was that he seemed a little on the 'nervous' side. Would do the panic darting around the tank when the light was turned on and then hide behind the plants for a while. His appetite was very inconsistent, as well. Sometimes, he would scarf down 2 or 4 pellets, other times he wouldn't eat a thing. My best guess is that he was a fish who stressed easily, causing his appetite to wane and that perhaps those two factors combined made him just weak enough to get sucked in by the intake tube and unable to break free from it? I did get him and Harpo on the same day they arrived at the LSS so I'm sure him being bagged up and once again relocated didn't help his stress levels. Poor little guy. I can't help but feel I should have waited a day or two. But then, he may have gotten bought by someone who would've put him in a bowl. Or worse. Harpo is still doing great. If all goes well, I hope to put him in my main tank week after next. Keep your fingers crossed! Lisa
  11. As often happens, I'm totally stumped as to what caused his death (Bonsai was one of two baby Orandas I bought about a week ago, for those who didn't see my other post on GF Disc). They've both been in quarantine with zero signs of illness or disease. I had high hopes and was looking forward to putting them both in their 'big homes' soon. I fed and checked on them this morning. All appeared to be great. I looked in on them multiple times throughout the day and nothing seemed amiss at all. Went in a few minutes ago and found Bonsai wrapped around the intake intube and he'd passed away. This is the hard part about owning GF. You can get atached in nano seconds, and then they up and pass away with no apparent reason. Aside from sadness, it makes you feel stupid. Lisa
  12. Oh, Emily, I'm so sorry your parents did that to you. That seems so unfair for them to pull such a switch after you've worked so hard. I do want to say that I am VERY proud of you, though. You are a caring and knowledgable gf person and that will stay with you all your life. You WILL get your big tank one day, I'm sure of it. {{{Hugs}}} Lisa
  13. I usually use plastic clips with the suction cups, but for the kinds that don't fit (like brussel sprouts), I spear with a plant anchor - one of those bendable lead strips used to wrap around the base of a plant to keep it down. You have to be careful, though, that you smooth the ends with a file and tuck them in tight so there are no sharp, pointy edges for the fish to hurt themselves on. Lisa
  14. Truer words have never been spoken, Oliver. It is the curse - and blessing -of the gf hobbyist for sure. I'm a case in point. Oh, I DREAM of a pond. Have for years and years and years. Problem is, our sub was built on a grove so huge roots are everywhere and prevent us from digging deep enough. I have a spot, though, that I hope to be able to hack at long enough and hard enough to, one day, build a pond. One can keep dreaming, yes? Lisa
  15. I have no idea what kind of funeral DH would have for me, but if *I* got to plan it, it would be a HUGE party. Everyone would need to take 2 days off work to recover, lol. Lisa
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