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  1. No I am not asking historically which species of fish man first pulled from its natural habitat and put into containers of water/man made ponds. I'm asking which you as a both betta and gold fish owner bought first. Did you start on bettas then get into goldfish? Or the other way around? Which do you have more of (fish count and tanks)? For me it was bettas first then goldfish. I have a lot of planted betta tanks -9 actually, 1 is my husband's betta. I have to stay out of petstores to resist buying more bettas (so many lovelies!) and turning my stored/qt tanks into active planted betta tanks. I enjoy the 2 goldfish I have and they enjoy their 1 40g breeder tank (really love hand feeding and handling them-can do the same with some of my bettas but have to be so much more delicate with the smaller fish), but I don't see myself getting more goldfish/goldfish tanks... unless I can get my hands on a 6 foot long tank for a good price... but around here those cost a bloody arm 'n a leg.
  2. SO I bring some water to a near boil (bubbles at bottom of put but not a rolling boil) then pour it into a bowl with per-measured out aq salt (30 level teaspoons for a 10g at 0.3% salinity) and let it dissolve over night, almost 36 hours actually.. do a water change and pour the water in (goldfish are in a separate cube until wc is done) and look how much aq salt is still left! Looks like about 10-15 teaspoons worth. Should I put this in a nylon stocking and plop it in the tank? or it just won't dissolve any more?
  3. I recently lost a goldfish an am on the hunt for another. I thought I'd read somewhere that its best to keep goldfish of similar size together to reduce chance of bullying/food hording by the a larger one (I know this is the case with schooling fish, especially if they're not in a proper school size or 6+). Is this accurate or when keeping only 2 fancies in a 40g tank is it ok to have 1 be almost 2x as big as the other and they'll usually get along ok?
  4. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 5-10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 5-10ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 pH, KH 4 drops (71.6ppm), GH 10 drops (179ppm) have no test for chloramines, my lfs does not test them either * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 pH, KH 5 drops (89.5ppm), GH 10 drops (179ppm) have no test for chloramines, my lfs does not test them either Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master test kit (liquid/dropper style) * Water temperature? 74F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40g breeder running since April 2016 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquatop np 305, 315 gph, surrounded by foam and ceramic/bio media (water has to pass through media before it reaches pump) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006K3B7RG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 * How often do you change the water and how much? Typically 2x a week 10g per a water change ([censor] ton of plants take care of nitrates). * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 10gs * How many fish in the tank and their size? You may give the weight of each fish or the length. For goldfish, include the variety, and use (and indicate that you used) the standard length (sl) -- the length from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail fin. 1 oranda 40g and 1 ryukin x fantail mix(I think) 37g. I also have 1 mystery snail, not full grown yet. * What kind of water additives or conditioners?Seachem Prime. Seachem flourish line: flourish, potassium, iron, phosphorus. * What do you feed your fish and how often? home made gel food view this post for info http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/124166-aquaauroras-goldfish-ripariumaquaponic-and-planed-tank/?p=1984271 fed 4x a day 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 8pm. sinking but I hand feed mostly, unsure of exact weight as I don't have a 0.__gram scale, I might be slightly over feeding? * Any new fish added to the tank? If you have added new fish in the past few months, indicate which ones, the duration of quarantine, and any treatments you used during quarantine. No new fish, both fish bought in april. * Any medications added to the tank? This includes any used recently or currently in the tank. No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This can be a long answer if you have a sickly fish. You can link to old D/D threads if we have advised on treatment before. No meds or treatments have been done to this tank/these fish. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? List all physical symptoms. Red sour and white wound or tumor(?) with slightly raised bump. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? List all behavioral symptoms. Nothing unusual/different from normal behavior. 2 days ago I noticed the oranda had a white mark on its side near the tail, scales were gone and I assumed she scraped them off against one of the large river rocks perhaps being pushed into it by the ryukin mix, or from trying to squeeze somewhere she should not have been. I decided to increase water change frequency to help it heal by doing water change every day, 10gs. (usually only do 2 water changes a week 10gs each-plants take care of nitrates). Poop is healthy brown color, forages/eats and swims around just fine, no gasping, lethargy, or swim issues of any sort. Today I noticed the white area has a raised bump like a pimple and there is now a small red sore next to the white area too. These are the only sighs of anything being wrong. Photos of the wound (sorry for quality) edit: 1 more photo I wanted to know if this is just a bruise of some sort or something much worse like a tumor or cysts? Going to go do a water change now.
  5. Curious what brand(s) air pumps other users use for the 100g and larger tanks. I have 2 75gs I'm setting up soon and want to get 1 air pump to use on both tanks. On my smaller tanks (2g to 55g) I use tetra whisper 10-40, unsure if I should get that jumbo whisper air pump for 150g.. or if there is another brand that is a good quality (long lasting and not noisy)? Appreciate any input you all could give ^^
  6. Curious if anyone has used this sand wish goldfish? Want to know if it sinks quickly when sifted/spat out or stays suspended in water too long 9risk of causing issues for goldfish)?
  7. So growing up I was taught: black trim on a tank= built to handle water pressure aka fish tank. wood trim on a tank=not built to handle water pressure aka reptile tank, don't fill with water. Is this still true? I see a lot of used aquariums for sale on cregslist with wood trim that I shy away from thinking they aren't built to handle water pressure, and being large 100+g tanks I don't' want to buy one that' going to burst when filled because its not built to take the water pressure and leave me with a giant nightmarish mess! Do any of you have wood trimmed goldfish tanks (large tanks)? How long have they been running? No bowing/leaks?
  8. My question to all you large tank owners: What did you do to make sure your home/floor can handle the weight of a thousand+ pound tank before setting up a tank there? SO i have been pining after a 125g (72"x18"x20") for a while, but I'm too frugal to buy new.. and to consider most of the used ones sold on ebay/cregs. But I thought about it today... If i get a 125g will my floor be able to support it? Just tank+ water (full) is a whooping 1400 lbs! That's excluding stand, equipment, substrate, hardscape.. which I'd say adds another 200-300 lbs at most (assuming the use of a lot of large rocks). I'd be setting this tank up in the finished basement (assuming I can fit it down the stairs). Its an old home I think built in the 50s? I'd be placing the tank on the carpeted concrete slab in the basement.. I just don't know if that will be too much weight and cause foundation issues.
  9. I find bettas extremely addicting! Bettas can be more skittish than goldfish but they have great and varying personalities, bond with you, and can even learn tricks or be petted like goldfish. Though they're better alone I love using them in 2g-10g aquascaped tanks as they don't bother the plants and add a nice bit of color/activity. I ended up starting with 1 but in 2 years time I'm up to 8 bettas of my own, and my husband also owns 1. Each have their own filtered,heated, planted tank. Husband's: Chiyome ~ Red 'koi' halfmoon plakat female Mine: André ~ Marble giant halfmoon plakat male Aristoles ~ Multi color elephant ear halfmoon male Xerxes ~ 'Mustard' metallic scaled halfmoon plakat male Freya ~ Yellow 'koi' halfmoon plakat female Ajax ~ Blue metallic halfmoon plakat male Alastor ~ Bi color delta male Shreduski ~ Mustard double tail halfmoon male Antaeus ~ Multi color veiltail male
  10. Sorry if there is another topic covering this, I did not see it. I recently got into goldfish and currently ave 2 (1 blue oranda and 1 calico fantail) both are about 2.75-3" body length. I'm curious to know what age they'd likely be for that size? Also whats the average size (inches) when they are sexually mature? Thank you for the resonances in advance!
  11. I have 2 goldfish that I need help identifying. The orange one I thought was a fantail but now I'm thinking it's a ryukin. The white one I think is a fantail but I don't really know for sure if it is.
  12. I need a very hardy snail for my tanks. I have had two young mystery snails die on me, and I heard they make a lot of waste and have a high mortality rate. That they also get huge. I fed them both algae wafers. I have one snail I don't know the name of. I call it a cone snail, it just has a cone shaped shell. It hitched a ride in with my ghost shrimp. A while ago it reproduced by itself but it seems the babies have either died or were eaten by now. Not so worried about my ten gallon because that little guy is in there always getting bigger. But. I have a 2.5 gal with a highly aggressive male betta in there. My second mystery snail was for that tank and he literally badgered the poor thing to the point where he was terrified all of the time. Even when I changed his tank. He lived two weeks after that. The pet stores I have near me only sell mystery, but I have seen cones and rams horns there for free because they are a neusance. Is there anywhere online I can buy snails? What kind of snails are best? Both tanks are tropical, and both have live plants. A beautiful anubias in the 2.5 gal and 4 amazon swords in the 10. Thanks for any help!
  13. Hello all! I'm going to be getting a black moor soon for my new tank and I am really interesting in trying repashy gel food as a staple food for him/her. From what I have researched, I want to buy soilent green. I have one question though, how much should I be feeding of the gel food... I will only be housing one fish in my tank, and I dont want to overfeed or cause swim bladder or something. Also, should I be feeding him/her other things besides veggies? Should I add another type of dry food into the mix like sinking pellets? Thank you so much for all of your help, I really want to be prepared for when I get my new fishy <3
  14. So i am re-locating to a new temporary home while we search for a home to buy (exciting yes!) my fish tanks are obviosly coming with me. Here is what i plan to do. The commute is only 15 minutes: Take the filter media and the fish and put it in a 5 gallon bucket (4 fish in one bucket, 3 in another bucket) and move them with the water filled about 3/4. I plan to cover it with tin foil with poked holes, to avoid splashing water. Once i can get the two tanks set up in the new home, i will fill them with de-chlorinated water, just like a regular water change. Any advice? Does this sound like a good plan? I also have live plants, i plan to just keep them in the bucket with the fish...
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