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Andrew's 125 G Dirt Planted Goldfish Tank

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12 hours ago, koko said:

Don't be getting any ideas :wa 

Who me????  :teehee

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3 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

Who me????  :teehee

yes you... I know your little sneaky ways :wa 

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5 hours ago, koko said:

yes you... I know your little sneaky ways :wa 

I learned from you!!!!  :pp  

PS Please excuse Koko. She likes to take over people's thread's!!!!  :D

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2 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

I learned from you!!!!  :pp  

PS Please excuse Koko. She likes to take over people's thread's!!!!  :D

Me. Me take over :o 

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21 hours ago, koko said:

Me. Me take over :o 

Yes you!!!!  I would NEVER do anything like that!!!!  :pp

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6 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

Yes you!!!!  I would NEVER do anything like that!!!!  :pp

BAhaha Bahaha :rofl 

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17 hours ago, koko said:

BAhaha Bahaha :rofl 

I thought you would like a good laugh!!!  :thumbup2:

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5 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

I thought you would like a good laugh!!!  :thumbup2:

Dude I almost fell off my chair :wa 

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3 hours ago, koko said:

Dude I almost fell off my chair :wa 

:yikes

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Wow looks amazing!


(Dawn and Koko are ALWAYS hijacking threads like that...)

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13 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

Wow looks amazing!


(Dawn and Koko are ALWAYS hijacking threads like that...)

:yikes

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4 hours ago, koko said:

:yikes

:teehee

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18 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

Wow looks amazing!


(Dawn and Koko are ALWAYS hijacking threads like that...)

:rockon

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I lost all three of my fish in two months

Well this is certainly not the update I was planning.  My three fish, nerite snails and plants were all doing well until February.  Then Big Red, who had jumped out of the tank over a year ago, jumped out again.  We got her back in the tank, but this time she didn’t recover.  She had been active and normal in every way I could see.  Because the fish had all grown so much I decided having just two would be fine with my setup.

Then in April one day I awoke to find Lightning dead.  He had also been normal, all fins, scales, eyes looking sharp with his usual active behavior, a real beautiful fish to watch.  A few days later Scout, who had eye issues for the last two years, but otherwise seemed normal, died as well.

Water tests as usual came up with zero ammonia, nitrite or nitrate.  The nerite snails all seem normal.  The plants seem normal, doing my usual one to two cups culling of frogbit each week. There has been no change in food, water flow, temperature or anything else that I can tell.

The only new thing I noticed after Scout died was that a small type of snail that use to live in the top of the Amazon swords that the fish couldn’t get to were now coming down on the lower plants and on the glass.  I thought about maybe cutting one of the fish open to see if they had swallowed them, but in the end decided against it.

So I’m very bummed that my three goldfish only lived to be four years old.  They were such a delight to watch swimming around and doing their waggle dance during feeding time.  If their activity level was any indication they certainly seemed to have enjoyed their time living in my aquarium.  We’ll miss them.

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Im so sorry :(

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Man I sorry to hear this. Its heart breaking when this happens :hug 

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I'm so sorry for your loss, Andrew.  You had such a beautiful setup, and such healthy fish.  Please don't think that it's anything you did or didn't do.  Sometimes these things just happen. :hug

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Sorry for your loss.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for everyone's thoughts.  I'm doing the five pet store loop around Indy to see what goldfish are locally available atm.  The LFS "The Reef" that I bought the last three fish from seems to have the best looking fish again.  All options on the table I guess.  I'm probably less likely to buy fast swimming goldfish that can jump out now.  Also checking out the East Coast Ranchu live feed to see what's swimming around over there.  Aka same thing I did four years ago lol.

Edited by Andrew Goldfish

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Hey everyone.  Since this thread is so long and old I think I’m going to start a new one once I get some replacement fish for my tank.  Here is the video I finally got around to making that goes over my four year story up until I lost my fish.  It’s the first goldfish video on my new Gardening and Goldfish YouTube channel.  Hope everyone enjoys it.

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That is such an awesome tank. What kind of plants are at the top and what happened to your fish? 

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hey Koko.  Still not really sure of the cause.  You can find all the info in my post a few back called:  "I lost all three of my fish in two months" 

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