My blue oranda is in the pond with Fish and Pond. Moving him back into house late fall. Have three fish in the 125 Speckles, Bows and Luna. Bought two new calico fantails yesterday. Been calling them Sugar and Spice. I think that may stick. They are in my 17 gallon tank. Will move them to big tank in a few days. That tank is up for sale. Just have plants and snails in it. That well have me down to four tanks. Split 10 gallon with bettas, 150 oscar tank, 125 goldfish tank and my 29 gallon
We needed the space. The central air has quit for good this time. So got a second window unit. Had to move the 125 but it can't stay where it is so sold the 150 and well move the 125 to that spot soon. Might wait till after Christmas so we can put up a big tree one last time. Fish in 150 got moved to other tanks or one of the big outdoor ponds.
So Luke my blue oranda has a white spot on his head the size of a pea. I moved him to the outside pond and it goes away. I move him back inside and in a few days it is back. The only difference between inside and outside is the temp of the water. He well have to come in for the winter wonder if I should QT him in the 16 gallon planted tank and find a way to treat what ever it is on his head. Looks like a fungus but never gets bigger. Time for some research.
Still no sign of her in the pond and the barn cat has been drinking from the pond. So I think the cat got her. Poor Googles.
I sucked up Luna in the python. She looks ok so far. Once I finish the water change I can turn on the light and get a better look at her.
I think something got Googles from the pond. He is not in there anywhere. She was there last week for water change but not this week.
RIP Little Googles.
Not ready to put this in obits till I am 100% You know how sometimes they appear out of no where.
I never saw him do it but since I have removed him for the tank Sam has no new rips and the two she had are healing. So once Angels fins are healed I well move her back to the 75 then I will be moving Flipper to the 20 gallon and try different foods to help not flip so much. Now days s/he stays wedged between to plants so they can hold him down in the water. Still eating but spending more and more time upside down.
I posted this but want it somewhere I can find with ease.
Luke is .7 oz
Luna is 1.9 oz She sure seems bigger then that. I have had her for over three years she should be bigger. Anyways maybe the pond for the summer well do the trick. I know it well keep her from being harassed but 3 to 5 males. lol
The plants are not doing well in the 150. The parrot fish had to be split up cause not enough room I believe. So thinking move the goldfish to the 60 gallon and 75 gallon. Move plants to the 75 gallon. Move oscars and parrot fish back to the 150 gallon.
60 gallon would have four goldfish with rubber lip.
75 would have four goldfish, the upside down catfish and BN pleco. Or five smallest goldfish with the cats and put the BN in the 20 gallon.
60 gallon the three largest wit
Luna now has blood on her tail and it is split. What ever it most likely were in there with the oscars. They were just imune to it from being in the tank so long.
I took Buttons out and added him back. I tested the water once again it is fine. (since this is not D&D I wont post them.) They are within range. So I am thinking either something was in the tank or the stress of the move gave them infections, Did a 30 percent water change anyways.
Have them all on metro meds and going to do 30%
Starting by draining remove all fish some going to the 125 with the goldfish for a few weeks. The ones the goldfish can eat well go to my 20 gallon. I will remove everything from the tank. Some plants going to the goldfish tank some in the five gallon. All the duckweed I can get out well go in the 20 gallon.
Then I am going to mess around with my large piece of driftwood to see the best way to put it in.
Once that is decided going to add dirt and gravel on top then fill. Add back some duckwee
My husband really is trying. But the fish are mine and I just have not been there to keep an eye on them. Stopped by today to pick up some warm cloths and Bentley was gone. Hubby said last night he looked fine but that does not mean he realy did.
Foster looks fine. But who knows.
PS I brought my 5 gallon tank to my sisters. Getting some algae. The 55 is thriving with the neglect. Not even getting excel. The 75 looks fine too. Going tomorow to do water changes.
Not able to get the 75 gallon tank stand stained today. Had to order the ebony stain. It should get here Tuesday so should get started next weekend. I have ordered some driftwood. And the filter for the 150 is on order.
I am thinking of maybe a couple apple snails instead of another goldfish. Think I would rather have 20 gallon per goldfish. Five for the rubber lip and five for each snail.
I picked up a new betta today. Set if up in a 1 gallon bowl by my computer. Need to see about some p
So after finding out my tanks are not the size they are suppose to be I am so glad I moved the goldfish. The flat back hex is only 35 gallons. Not near as big as I needed for my goldfish. So now they are in the 55 (It only holds 44 gallons.) They and I are much happier. But now they are tiny again. lol
Moved the oscars and parrot fish to the 75 gallon. Will still have to do a really huge water change once a week but doing that anyways.
Moved the goldfish (and the new ones) to the 150. Will still get to do 30 to 50 gallons a week. Nothing changes for me but big changes for the fish.
Pictures on the forum when stuff settles down.
Buttons 2.2 oz
Bows 1 oz
Sparkles 1.2 oz
Ru .9 oz
Winnie .7 oz
Kenya .7 oz
Luna 1.4 oz
Since I cant see them growing maybe when I weight them in about 6 months I well see weight gain.
Googles the pond fish.
.8 oz Hoping to see a lot of growth on him.
Think the tank needs to age some more. So well move them back in next March. By then brown stuff should be green stuff.
For now they are in my 6 gallon nano tank.
I sucked up poor Buttons he now has a nice pink mouth. Poor guy.
My Dad has given me my grandmothers china and china cabinet. I need the spot so the 35 is in for it to go. No where else to really put it.
I am going to move more then should over to a 10 gallon in my bed room with most the plants. Moving some plants to the goldfish tank.. The rest go to the local mom and pop pet shop.
I never really look at it where it is. I just take care of it and take pictures.
I added the plants from the 6 gallon. Working on catching as many snails as I can from that tank and moving to 55 gallon.
Then shutting down that 6 gallon tank.
That puts me down to 3 tanks. Most likely wont be shutting any more down. But hope to put some back if/when we move to Tupalo, MS.
Daddy asked us when Cindy is gone would we move there with him. His mother is there and his brother plans to move their once his house sells.
But then again with five maybe I should be happy with just a little bigger for the little ones and the larger ones stay the size they are. lol
Fortantly so far both my fantails are way under the average but Bows is still young. However now that Buttons is growing fins he may be pretty much as big as he well get body wise. Luna too since she seems to have halted and at much smaller then average size.
Only LFS fish I remember ever getting big was my fantail Sunrise and Mongo that was big when I