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  1. I went to the same petsmart I got my fish Moucho and Moncho, and I saw a very cute ryukin who the worker loved and was wanting him to go to a good home. Do you think I could keep 3 fish in my 40 gallon breeder? It is more like 45-46 gallons. I am also considering a single tail because those are my favorite but do you think it would outgrow my tank? We are working on maybe getting a pond so if it gets to big I will just move him out to the pond.
  2. http://youtube.com/watch?v=fwORHqPkuxs&persist_app=1&app=m this was right after i feed them the ponds doing well so far this year I'm Building a 700 gallon pond with a stream so this might be the last update of this pond it just depends on how soon the new pond goes in . You can see the small fry throughout most of the video I rescued them from the biology lab at my school there's five of them. . And at the end you can see my shubunkin flash make a short appearance
  3. While I'm biding my time until SwimFish gets a tankmate, I'm trying to research out really well what type we want. We're really drawn to the looks of Orandas and Black Moors, and I love seeing pics of gorgeous Butterfly and Veiltails... But I don't want to take on more than I'm capable of caring for properly either. Wen infection, injured eyes, floatiness, torn tails... Our current fish is a Fantail. Is there a list from least to most fancy of the fancies? I'd love to hear your observations on the different types, things to consider, etc!!
  4. I haven't heard much about the Watonai breed of goldfish but they sure are gorgeous. I heard they are a cross between Ryukin and Wakin. I have a common goldfish and was wondering if a Watonai would be compatible. I know commons and fancies shouldn't mix but I'm not quite sure where this fish falls
  5. I’m currently pursuing to create a Fancy Goldfish aquarium with approximately 5 – 6 Goldfish in total. The tank will incorporate gravel and a few hardy plants (lightly planted) to produce an authentic and natural look. I’ve already purchased my tank, an “Eheim MP OPAL 120” bought online from “Age of Aquariums” (www.aquariumproducts.com.au) at a discounted price. I feel privilege and psyched to own one since only a limited amount of these are available within Australia. The Aquarium is built sturdy and the quality is what you’d expect from an Eheim, the dimensions are 120cm long, 55cm wide and 60cm tall; the tank can hold up to 360 litres (95 gallon). However for my purpose I will consider this a 300 litre (80 gallon) aquarium as I don’t intend to fully fill it all the way and some space will be reserved for ornaments. I’m very aware that Goldfish including the Fancy variety can produce a lot of biological waste so Biological filtration would be of upmost importance and for this reason I will be looking into a canister filter. I’ve also done research and found that a turnover rate of 10x is optimal for Goldfish however I’m not entirely sure how relevant this is to me since it’s mostly targeted at HOB and Internal Filter which hold very little amount of media. Elsewhere I’ve heard that the recommend turnover rate for a canister filter is 4 - 6x since canisters hold far media, and this is also assuming that you’re mostly stocking with bio-media. I also have great concerns over turnover rate as it may produce strong current that can lead to stress amongst my fancy Goldfish, this is because Fancy’s are slower than the common Goldfish. At the moment I’ve looked into various filters available on the market, notably brands such as Eheims and Fluval which are very prominent and hailed to be reliable. However I’m willing to hear out any experiences and opinions on any other brands of filters on the market. I’m deeply considering the Eheim 2075 Pro 3 (600) as a possible candidate, it has a turnover rate of 4.16x and a media capacity of 6.5 litres. I’d really be keen in knowing the suitability of this filter as my primary filter and whether a secondary filter would be necessary. Finally I’d like to take the time to consider a few points with regards to choosing a canister filter: Would the Spray Bar provided by most canister be suitable enough to provide sufficient water agitation to assist with replenishing the dissolved oxygen which goldfish require? The water movement provided by the filter will it be enough to avoid stagnant area in the tank which can lead to the build-up of anaerobic bacteria. -
  6. Hello! I am new to the forum though I have been lerking for months now. I never really know what to say so I'll just show you all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IindLYoq24U Thank you! xoxo
  7. Hi everyone, I have been on the site for almost a year and decided to finally create an account. Lots of lovely goldfish photos and content that I enjoy going through. A miracle has really taken place over the last few weeks with my beautiful red ryukin which is by far my most favorite fish and problematic lol. I will post pictures of all my fish soon but I wanted to tell a quick story and a big thank you for everyone who posted anything in regards to swim bladder on the site as I have been reading up on it here since the problem occurred. My fish is growing fast and has a very tall back and circular body which makes her prone to floatiness and balance issues that are normally quickly fixed. My main tank is really overstocked and I have really been actively looking for a larger one which I think I have succeeded in (will post more about it this week). I just wanted to say that my fish was knocking on deaths door upside down and being pushed around in the qt tank like a leaf from an airstone! I came close to putting her own a few times but things have gotten progressively better in these last 3 days. She has FINALLY started eating frozen brine shrimp after nothing for 2 weeks very slowly!! she was not eating her usual pre-soaked pellets that i attempted to hand feed her. i was never so happy to see poop in a tank before lol Also, she is swimming most of the time somewhat normally now.. she just dips forward sometimes when she can't keep herself upright but that is really only once in a while. I just am so so sooo happy I had to share because i'm sure you all know how it feels when your fish (esp. a favorite lol) isn't doing good and you feel a little stuck. We aren't out of the woods yet but i am keeping a close eye on her all day.First week in hospital tank was treated with furn 2 (I read a discus story about that on google) and 2nd week i switch to tetracycline (both API). I switched because I saw no real benefit with the furan 2 and was recommended tetra by another hobbyist. Might not have been the right choice but its what i did. I thought it was a bacterial infection because of my main tank's poor water conditions and her being prone to this sort of thing. Since wed.I have given her a salt dip for the past 3 days and they have seemed to help but I am going to stop the antibiotics and dip for now and just keep her hospital as I feel like this will just take time. I really don't want to stress her with more antibiotics at this point. I really want her to rest, slowly eat and just have clean water because she is definitely healing. I am not sure if there is any permanent damage but there is actually a vet that treats fish (a visit alone is $97.25) and i will bring her in if her healing comes to a halt or if she relapses. Here is a photo of her in the shallow 5 gal. quarantine tub taken today and others from last week. You can see the huge difference!! I just want to be as easy as i can with her now as i I want her swim bladder to have a break from the salt and meds. I dosed her for the full time anyway that is stated by API.. Wow, that was a mouthful but things keep getting better with her and I wanted to just share a nice, positive,uplifting story with everyone!! Thanks again and any input is gladly welcomed! -Mike One week ago Today!
  8. Hey guys! I posted in the welcome board the other day with a picture of my 3 fishies. I was told by PetSmart (only got one there...other two came from a local pet store) that Speckle (pictured below) was a calico ryukin. She's definitely calico, but her tail is a lot longer than any of the ryukins I've seen so far....she is starting to get the "hump" but hers isn't nearly as pronounced as Pickle's. So....what is she? Besides a mystery
  9. * Ammonia Level (tank): 1.0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 40.00 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0.0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0.0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit liquid drops. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 200 (up to 50gals 200GPH) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Sera brand, not sure what it's called exactly. * Water temperature? Unknown, no heater * How often do you change the water and how much? Previously 25% once a month (if that) then weekly. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Unknown * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallons, a year. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 approx. 5" * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One sinking goldfish pellets. They were really small though. * Any new fish added to the tank? No. * Any medications added to the tank? Unknown. * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) SBD, sinking. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? See above. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Unknown, I suspect nothing. The information above is for BEFORE I got the fish. As it stands their current set up is this. * Ammonia Level (tank): 0.0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0.0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0.0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0.0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit liquid drops. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 200 (up to 50gals 200GPH) on one, nothing on another. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Nutrafin water conditioner. * Water temperature? 70F * How often do you change the water and how much? Currently going to do 50% weekly on the filtered tank and 50% twice weekly on the unfiltered until I get a filter. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? n/a * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Two 20 gallons, running for a day but used old filter media in the one with a filter. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish per tank, approx. 5" * What do you feed your fish and how often? Going to do the pea treatment then switch to Omega One medium goldfish pellets (presoaked) and frozen bloodworms. * Any new fish added to the tank? No. * Any medications added to the tank? Aquarium salt (1tbsp per 5 gallons) * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) SBD (sinking) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? See above. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Just the salt. Ok, so, preface. I just recieved (a few hours ago) two fancy goldfish from a customer at my job. I work at a pet store. I'm not going into much detail about who I got them from or anything like that online. But let's say the conditions were less than ideal. The customer could no longer take care of them and I offered to take them. They used to be in a 5gal, then after a year or so upgraded to a 20gal. It had a filter, air stones, pea gravel, and a plastic smooth stone decoration. The owner had problems with green water and the fish sinking and was completely at a loss as to what to do (even with proper advice...) and they just were fed up so I offered to take the fish. So they are currently in two bare bottom 20 gallon tanks. One has a filter and an air stone, the other has a heater and an air stone but no filter. I will obviously get a filter asap. I did some reading about SBD and I know it can be caused by anything and may be chronic. If worst comes to worst they get X rays, possibly aspirate some air, and harnesses to manage it. My HOPE is that it was caused by nitrate poisoning and will go away with clean water and time. So, questions: What is this clear bubble on the pearscales side? Is the pearscale bloated or just deformed? Is 50% twice weekly ok for water changes on the unfiltered tank? Water test results: Them in the bucket: Setting up the tanks (incomplete in this pic) The pearscale is SO deformed. The fantail seems to have a small sore on his side, probably from sinking into pea gravel: Videos coming soon.
  10. I love the moonlight sand and so do my fishies I did some redcorating and got some shots of my lovelys Prince is doing pretty good and I swear his wen has a mind of its own Castor photo bombing My chubby wubby Castor Princes chubby cheeks and chin lol Sand play Castor wiggling away CHEEKS lil boy Sand surfing yup Mom is that you lol Om nom nom Sand lol Swimming Castor Tehe Lil breeding stars My good side mom' My lovely bubble eye still in the 10gallon till I can find space for the 20gallon darn you space!!! Sunny is just too cute she is just a sweetie and a drama queen, that is the reason for the girly decor Feed me!!! Om nom nom My fav even though she looks mad Thanks for looking
  11. I was wondering if anyone has had luck with Telescopes and Mollies. I was hoping to get some lyretails and balloon mollies and I wanna know if I should wait to get my 20 back up and running or if they would be ok with my telescopes. I have never had fancy goldfish and I know that people in the real world have better advice than petco haha. Right now my telescopes are sharing their tank with 3 little feeder fish and there haven't been feeding or nibbling issues. The telescopes are pretty fast and the food gets pushed around with the filter outflow. I plan on possibly getting a ranchu or an oranda. My guys are about 1.5 to 2 inches.
  12. Hi Everybody! I'm new to this website, so bare with me. This is the first question i have ever posted on this website. So- now, my question:) I had two young Ryukin goldfish in my tank, but they recently died from a gill disease which i tried to treat, but the medicine didn't work in time. I really liked having the Ryukins, and i always kept the water quality perfect, and did 25% water changes 2x a week. I fed them a pinch of food every morning. So- can anybody recommend the hardiest breed of fancy goldfish that doesn't get sick easily? I am going to get 2 more goldfish today or tomorrow, but i don't want them to get sick and die like my previous ones did:(. My tank is NOT large enough for a comet or common goldfish, and i don't plan on getting a tank that is, so please recommend fancy goldfish breeds. THank you! -Mandie
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