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Elisa

Impulse buy .....

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Hey all !
So I am ashamed to say that upon my visit to my lfs yesterday (Pet Shanty on route 22, for my fellow New Jersians :heart )....
I made a bit of an impulsive decision :blink:

.....After picking up some extra filter media for my cycling 20 gallon, I wandered over to the goldfish section. Now, I usually avoid doing this as this particular pet store always has GORGEOUS goldies, and I am a weak willed individual when it comes to self control :doh11: lol
Anyways, a super tiny lavender and yellow oranda caught my eye. I pointed him out to my boyfriend, who immediately responded with; You should totally get him! He's only like...what? 4 dollars? Of course, that was the only convincing I needed to quickly call over a sales associate to snatch him and bag him for me....

I know I may have jumped the gun on this one, but I figure I would have wanted to quarantine him anyways right? And he's probably much happier in the spacious 15 gallon rubbermaid than his previous overstocked petstore conditions.....right?
Anywho, I spent most of yesterday running about my house like a crazy person in order to put together a makeshift QT environment lol
He's got a cycled filter from my beta tank and an airstone..... planning on doing 80% water changes every day until his quarantine period is over.
I was hoping to pick up some prazi pro, but the pet store didn't have any :krazy:
(i will be overnighting some from amazon hopefully...)

Also, because he is in a rubbermaid.... I didn't put a heater in with him, so the water dropped to 60 degrees last night :unsure:
Does anyone have any experience using heaters in food safe plastic bins? I was afraid it would melt the plastic...
He seems a bit sluggish today but I think that's due to the cold water....

Anyways, I snapped some shots of the little cutie :heart

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Introducing Mochi !!! .....I named him due to his likeness to the yummy asian desert :wub:
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setting up his QT tub.....

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the little boogle is just over an inch long !!! (soooo tinyyyy :heart :heart )
With the makings of some beautiful finnage if i do say so myself ;)

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He is a cute little guy :)

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what a cutie :heart

as long as you have the heater bracket that suctions to the tub, no problems :)

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Mochi is super cute!!!! :heart I personally, would call him a blue Oranda ;)

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Congrats! He's totes adorbs :heart

I believe you can have a heater in one of the bins you have. Just don't raise the temp too fast. I forget the rule for this but it's pretty slow :)

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He is a cutie!

A heater will be fine. Does it have suction cups? Just suction cup the heater to the bottom.

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Cute little guy. Good luck!

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He's so small! What a great addition, Elisa. :)

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I just exclaimed out loud. HE IS SO ADORABLE!

:heart Please, please update a lot about him!

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Mochi is adorable!!!!

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What a cutie :wub:

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Oh he's so little!!! :wub:

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Adooooorable! :wub:

Here's to the most boring QT ever! :nana

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Cute congrats

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I've used heaters in storage bins with no problem. As long as the heater itself does not touch the plastic, you should be good:)

Congrats! What a cutie patootie!

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Cute fish... :)

Moving this thread to the right forum :)

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Daww.. how cute :Congrats:

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Cute fish... :)

Moving this thread to the right forum :)

eeeeeeeep :sorry::

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thank you all so much for the kind words !! i am hoping to get the mochinatorrr nice and healthy- lots of photo updates once he gets into his 20 gallon i promise !! lol
also, going to head out and track down a safe heater for him/her :laugh:

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oh! and i forgot to ask.... is there a thread that goes through basic QT procedure?
i just ordered the prazi, it should be here tomorrow..... and i'm gonna go and pick up some
kosher salt and a heater tonight...... so excited to have my own goldie babbyyyyyyy xox :happydance

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I've always used Fluval M heaters in my tub QT. They come with this thing that suctions the heater to the side of the tank, and that keeps it far enough away from the plastic. I think anything that uses suction cups to hold the heater away from the 'glass' is fine.

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CUTE! What an adorable blue oranda :)

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thanks so much georgia !!!

I've always used Fluval M heaters in my tub QT. They come with this thing that suctions the heater to the side of the tank, and that keeps it far enough away from the plastic. I think anything that uses suction cups to hold the heater away from the 'glass' is fine.

sounds like a plan ! i'll keep my eye out for a fluval heater :)

thanks for the tips !!

CUTE! What an adorable blue oranda :)

awwwww thankyeee, he is quite the precious little guy :heart

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