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  1. Not goldfish.. but thought id share some fish i am hoping to breed in a few months Not the best pics... the tank was a bit dirty and there is food in the water.
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  2. Yup! Breeding stars. You’re right, the angle’s pretty deceiving now i’ve zoomed. He’s cute though.
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  4. Need to rehouse my two goldfish, out grown my tank!
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  5. Oh I know we all lose track of time - so it's totally understandable! But 5 years is going strong for a fancy goldie. Hopefully she can keep going for years and years more. My oldest is about 5 too and he's a tiny little sucka. But tough as all nails. Human interaction is always good for them as well. I wasn't trying to say you were a bad fish keeper or anything, just that she's probably a little lonely without her boyfriend.
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  6. Yup your are right. hun. Got them the Xmas before. Those are the photos of the 40 Gallon tank. I have photos of Justine in front of a Bowfront tank they where in before the 40 gallon tank. The bowfront use to be in her room, until we forgot about the water change and over filled the tank. 😮 Waterfall lol
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  7. You know you are partly right... I did get the dates mixed up... With 3 cats and little girl and so many other things going on I got a few years messed up. So I went back and looked at the photos. I got them in December 2016 the year after my Mother passed away. So she is 5 years old. I understand that hun. I also have been trying and thing what I could do for her, right now I can't afford another fish or the time. She is perking up alot more lately since Justine and I give her a lot more attention.
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  8. I have to admit I thought 9 years seemed off! lol But I found the thread where you introduced Zedekiah and Goldfish - was in 2017 so 4 years ago!
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  9. You got those two fish as babies right before I got Mary as a baby. They were tiny same as he was. Mary will be 4 around June. Fancies usually expire at 4-7 years old, with a few lucky ones outliving that and many not even making it that long. Perhaps you've lost track of time - which does happen... but there's no way that fish is 9 years old. If a goldfish is raised alone - they can thrive alone even though not ideal because they are used to it. But when raised with a tank mate that they had for years, they definitely don't tend to thrive alone. Keeping her alone when she wasn't raised alone isn't ideal and is probably why she doesn't swim or eat much. She's depressed/lonely. Their appetites don't really diminish just because they've aged. They should still eat well if healthy and in an environment where they're thriving.
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  10. Here are my Shubunkins today waiting while we replace their badly leaking and dirty pool. All 4 of the smaller ones are Elizabeth's (London Shubunkin) kids. All born in the pool last year.
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  11. Just found this video on YouTube!
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  12. The first time i went there... i thought id be there for 15 mins tops. Get in there pick fish, pay for them and be out. I spent more than a hour to two hours. Just chatting about fish, touring the room, getting questions answered, hearing fish anecdotes. Same thing happens every time i go there (or to any local breeders fish room for that matter) That's the thing about the hobby, get 2 hobbyists together there is so much information, so much to talk about that time flies. That's the best thing about buying fish from a local breeder ... you don't just get the fish, you get a lifetime of knowledge, you are getting the entire experience. That in addition to very high quality fish at extremely reasonable prices compared to online/big box stores.. I love this hobby!
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  13. You have a very nice eye. Philadelphia veiltail from Gary Hater. I have been lucky enough to have visited his fish room a few times. Quite an experience. He is local here in cincinnati. The veiltail and the broadtail moor came from him.
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  15. Very nice selection of fish. I really do like the 3rd one the best. Looks like a Veiltail goldfish 😮
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  16. Gorgeous! I especially love the fish in photo #4 🥰
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  17. Hi! Please fill out this form so we can give you accurate and effective advice. 🙂 Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 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.?
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  18. 😮 Dang How is he doing? My tank goes green every fall and then in the spring. The sun sits so low here during those times and my house faces the south so the tank gets a sun beams all the time. The only way I found to kill the problem was to turn my lights on to green color.
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  19. My fish has gotten so old and picky.. She will only eat Blood Worms and maybe a pellet or two in the day time. She is now 9 years old.
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  20. I’m sorry it wasn’t better news, dropsy is tough even with antibiotics. I had a virus I couldn’t beat in my tank for months causing random dropsy and death and it’s just cruddy. But I’m glad to help and if you need more assistance please start a new thread and @ me
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  21. Sorry if I came off a little defensive, my bad. I tried taking some more pictures, hopefully they're a bit more helpful. Edit: I forgot to mention he's also been gasping a lot :s
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  22. I second not removing tumors unless you have to. It’s difficult and has diminishing returns. I think.
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  23. Unless the tumor is large enough to cause him visible problems - I wouldn't recommend this either. Fish often get tumors and do perfectly fine with them.
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  24. Yes I feed them some sinking pellets every morning. Then peas in the evening and twice per week some cooked veg . Once a week some live frozen insects .
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  25. Any movement startles them, it’s their main evolved predator defense
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  26. Merry Christmas and happy new year! Happy holidays!
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  27. If the filtration experiments are stable keep it up, generally the no nitrates and UGF are red flags, but you know your system. Just test before water changes and keep an eye on it, as your filter might have been knocked back in efficacy with the meds. Poke me if you need more help
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  28. Mandy love the new fish! Miss bad wolf feel better soon, there’s lots going around right now! MJ, I agree a fair number of the more unusual techniques were good explorations at the time but do more harm than good and are difficult to execute properly if they even should be, at all.
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  29. I currently have a Fancy Goldfish and Rope Fish and Dojo Loach who live in complete harmony ♥️
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  30. Hello, I am glad I have found this post because I was searching for it for my best friend.
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  31. Okay I’ve had a filter almost identical. You do not need to replace that, ever. Just rinse in tank water and knock it repeatedly so the gunk comes out, until the floss looks brown but not thick with sludge and you’re good to go
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  32. probably more anubis and java ferns. I would eventually like to get something tall like an amazon sword and maybe something like hornwort (if that is what the feathery looking plant is that grows really fast)
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  33. This fish was BADLY dropsied, and your fish is in far worse condition than even this one. This fish was also behaving fairly normally. It still was easily identified as unsavable and euthanized. Found with severely damaged kidneys upon necropsy. There's no way being this bloated can be comfortable and these fish often don't show signs of illness until the VERY end. I would think they are actually suffering when in this state. If this were my fish, I would euthanize it immediately. This level of dropsy is nearly always incurable and caused by irreparable organ damage. This is why he isn't responding to treatment.
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  34. I know this is an old post, but I raise comet gold fish and so I have had tons of times the fish had these symptoms...I use Seachem Kanaplex. I had one large fish that was not moving one fin and was so bloody in the fin and under his belly where the fin attached that the people told me at the store 'that's a dead fish'....I used the kanaplex, kept the tank covered and him calm...changed out the water daily and fed him regularly and he completely recovered. It has worked so many times...I have had some fish resistent to it and then switched to Erythromycin which worked. But I do get this quite often with fish I rescue too...it's always at the pec fins and around the gills...either in one or both pec fins. I see pictures of hemorreghic septicemia and its always throughout the fish...so I don't understand what this is that attacks just at the pec fins and underbelly...but I just know Kanaplex really does a good job healing. If it comes from the petstore sick like this, it doesn't work as well and I think that is because they overuse antibiotics due to crowd raising the fish and they develop a resistance to it (The bacteria) so you have to try other types of meds for bacterial infections. Just FYI!
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  35. Tank Update. Taco is doing well, and so is his new snail buddy And a little feeding ring with some duckweed for snacks
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  36. I actually don't agree. The adult fish need more veggie matter than protein. I'll never understand why people constantly feed peas to goldfish as if that's something they would be eating in the wild. No. They would eat more algae and underwater plant matter, and while spinach isn't identical to that... it's closer to that than PEAS. Peas are legumes, goldfish simply wouldn't be eating any legume type foods in nature. Period.
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  37. Thanks for your note. The fish was actually silver to start with, then turned gold because the pellets had a color enhancing additive or something. As I mentioned, the bump is gone and the scales are regrowing. He actually seems pretty happy. Thanks again.
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  38. OK, I returned it today and the guy said it would still be alright to use. He said he will use it for the store's fish. He told me it is just a "use by date" and not an expiration date. Umm... it said on the bottle "exp 4/2020" So I'd assume "exp" stands for expiration, wouldn't you think? So then we were looking at the other fish meds in that pet store today and seen some Metroplex that I thought I would get to just have on hand for future use if needed. Well it said "exp 2019" UGH! So we didn't get it, and the guy said it was still good, but was up to us if we still wanted to buy it. Well I sure didn't buy it. SIGH! Guess I'll buy some online somewhere. For a new store, you'd think the stuff would be new unexpired stuff.
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