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After a six year hiatus from keeping goldfish. I've been on this forum before six years ago. I remember some of you. Some of you may remember me. I gave my brother a kidney sixteen years ago. We are both doing well. I'm in the brown T shirt with my brother Tom. Sebastian is my new goldfish. Sebastian is a 4 inch male butterfly.
Hi I am new to keeping Goldfish very new about 2 1/2 weeks in. I have a 20 gallon tall tank and 3 small babies Black Moore, Calico Telescope and what I think is a Calico Ryukin (not sure). My son who is developmentally delayed always loved the fish tanks he saw in the doctor’s office and this fall he started school and they had a large tank in the main office every day he had to go look at that tank. One day he asked me if he could have a fish of his own I said if you’re good maybe Santa will bring u a fish of your own. He was trying his best to be super good so while he was away for holiday I went to petsmart and fell in love with the little black moors. I decided I would get him one and of course he needed friends. Asked the person working about keeping goldfish they handed me a pamphlet and pointed me towards the starter kits. I was told to let the tank run for 24 hours then I could come back and get fish. That’s what I did!! The fish seem happy but two days after I put them in my water became cloudy (I admit it I freaked out worried to the point where I would get up in the middle of the night to check on the fish) I have been doing regular water changes (about every 2 days) and I got another filter so I’m running a 110GPH(tetra ex 20) and a 200GPH ( aqueon quietflow 30) filter. By doing research online I’m learning a lot about cycling and cloudy water, keeping my babies happy and healthy. I am happy I found a place to go to when I have questions. I’m planning on upgrading my tank in about 2 months and I want one more fish. I plan on asking lots of questions so I can be ready when it’s time to upgrade : D my babies are still doing well they look good and are active and my son loves to watch them and help me do the water changes. I just wish I would have known about cycling so I could have avoided putting them in harm’s way!! sorry about the size of the pictures couldent figure out how to make them smaller top to bottom Plata, Zero, Yuki , the house m this silly little guy is PlataThe shy little ZeroThe Diva Yukitheir house after water change
Hi, my name is Julio Andrade. I live in Northern California. I had been following this site for a couple of weeks before I decided to join. I'm so glad I joined:) Now I can share my beautiful fish with everyone on this wonderful site. Well enough about me, let me tell you about my "friends". I currently have 7 fancy golfish (1 Black Moor, 1 Calico Oranda- I think- 1 Calico Moor, 1 Calico Pearscale, 1 R&W Oranda, 1 Lionhead and finally 1 common). I got into this hobby by accident. My sister won the common gf at the fair for her baby around 6 or 7 months ago. She couldn't really take care of it, so she gave it to me. I had never had any kind of fish before, so I went to my LFS and bought a 10g tank. The guy that helped me said I would be fine adding two more gf, so I went ahead and bought the black moor and calico oranda (now I realize that was not a good idea, I should not have listened to him). As the days went by, I started spending more time watching them swim in their new home. I enjoyed coming home from work to my fish. About two months ago, my sister called me to let me know she had gotten an old tank from her mother in law, and asked if I wanted It. Of course I said Yes!!! This tank is a 29g. It had a stand, the hood & light and an aquatech 20-40 filter. I set it up, put gravel in it, filled it up with water and was amazed at how much more room it had than the 10g tank. I still did not know anything about cycling and all that, so the next day I went to the pet store and bought the rest of the fish. Luckily, I have yet to lose one. So here I was, with 7 gf in my new 29g tank... within a couple of days I noticed that the filter was not handling the job, so I ordered a new Marinelan Penguin Bio Wheel 350 and moved two of the fish to the smaller tank. As soon as I got the new filter, I put it on the tank and within two hours it cleared the water up. I know that they are both overstocked, but I am already saving up for a new tank, at least a 55g, so they are just temporary (maybe 3-4 months). Thank God I found this site, it has been so helpful in everything that has to do with my gf. If you would like to know anything else about my tanks, just ask me.