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  1. Water gets at 90% change every 2 weeks. Gravel gets a 60% vaccume with the water change. Water parameters are beautiful. Fish is not injured. Corneas are clear, no abrasions (fish has not hurt its eyes). Fish probably has bad genetics due to its breeding and purpose in life (feeder). It has a white reflective "glow" in the vitreous humor of the eye. Just wondering if anyone ever had this happen with a feeder, and the probablility of the fish being blind.
  2. I have a 5 year old 12 cent feeder fish thats eyes have a pearl like reflection in them. Fish is healthy, tank is healthy ect. It's eyes have the pearl like hue in the pupil much like what commonly happens with older black moore type goldfish. (I have one of those too) Just never seen it with comet type goldfish. It is as if the pupils "glow" white when looked at strait on. Kinda cool/creepy looking. Can I assume this fish is blind?
  3. He looks like the pearlscale on the front of the nutrifin pellet container.
  4. VERY nice! What a find. She looks perfect. I really admire this fish.
  5. I would think that the betta would totally eat them. (If it hasn't discovered them already)
  6. NightAngel

    My Gsp

    I am probably gonna sound like a terrible GSP owner. I bought them together in late 2004. The have since lived in a 20g hex ever since. They are the only fish in the tank (never shared the tank with another species at any time). They have regular type gravel and some fake plants a heater, and an aquaclear 30 filter. When I change out their water (85%) I pour in about half the amount that it states to use for a salt water tank (thinking they are brackish water fish, somewhere in between is good) and a capful of prime. I use the Oceanic salt in the silver bag. Thats it for the fuss. They are very forgiving of this regimine. I feed them a small brick blood worms once a day. Somtimes some freeze dried krill. They are actually my husbands fish, but I am the only one who cares for them (so guess the are mine). They are not that big, maybe two inches not including tail. I had no idea that they could get to five inches. I have never seen one IRL at fish stores or peoples houses that big. I wonder if that is more the exception than the rule? edit, maybe more like 2.5" without tail. I should also add that they show no agressiveness to each other. Just go crazy over the food (rip at food, not each other) I know that they need more variety in their food for sure. I could use some suggestions on low fuss variety food (frozen or freeze dried is a low fuss as I will go). Thanks.
  7. My cat's preferred water source is my 38g. Does not matter that he has his own dish of fresh water. He can get his face to the water back by the HOB filter. He has never been interested in the GF, just drinks the water.
  8. NightAngel

    My Gsp

    I love GSPs! I have had 2 since 2004. They live a long time and have loads of personality. You tank looks so nice that I felt bad for mine and cleaned their tank. It is more of a pain to clean since they need that expensive marine salt. What do you feed yours, how much salt do you use? What is the correct stocking ratio? Funny that I have had mine for so long and I do not know that much about them, but they seem to be pretty forgiving.
  9. The cute little oranda did not make it? Was it sick? What happened? Gosh, that stinks, Im sorry.
  10. The oranda with the white wen looks a lot like mine (minus the black). I have seen quite a few white wenned orandas and such around here latley. I guess they are more common than I had once thought. Cute though... Will be neat to see how they grow!
  11. Not sure if it was this thread, or the similar one posted on the same topic. There is a virus attached to your pictures (or at your picture hosting site). It has happened to me quite a few other times opening other folks pictures on this forum. What will happen is a fake security program will download on your computer saying you have all these viruses. Then it changes some stuff on your computer. I had to give my computer the three finger salute last night after trying to open your pictures. In the future I would stick to photobucket if I were you. I havent had much issues with viruses on photobucket. Lucky for me my husband fixes computers for a living. Other people here may not have a computer tech so handy. Viruses are sooo not cool.
  12. I use both the magnetic and the scrapers. I like the floating variety for the magnetic type. I have deep tanks and do not enjoy sticking my arm all the way in if it pops off the glass. The magnetic types are great for touch ups, soft diatom algea or that white haze/biofilm. For the really stubborn stuff I use a scraper but I only need to use that once in a great while while performing extensive cleaning.
  13. Great, I cant wait to see my fishies twin!
  14. Awe, they are so cute. I just love babies!
  15. I was just browsing and came across this auction. The fish you one in the first picture really caught my eye. Very pretty!
  16. I think any of the trans continental or fish shipped from across the US or from Raingarden have this fish beat. Could YOU have the worlds fastest in your tank??? Maybe! I dont think the fish shipped via air freight have it any better than this little guy. (At least he could see where he was going next...well that may not be a plus...) Those planes go faster than this car, experience colder temps, turbulence, noisy engines next to the cargo holds ect. No wonder they are stressed when we get them. Thats just the way it is though, they got to get here somehow. I wonder if a GF has ever broken the sound barrier?
  17. The tank pic reminded me of one of those animated realistic aquarium screen savers. Looks great.
  18. Cute little fish Kristi. Is that the one your bought with the brown fish you got with your boyfriend? I cant remember what your named them. It is right at the tip of my tongue, I am sure I will remember it in an hour. I think these fish are like runt puppies/kitties which will forever be smaller than average due to genetics. Somtimes you can give a fish loads of food, space and clean water and they will still be small. Some fish have potential and some just dont.
  19. Wow, your fish look great! What do you feed them to keep thier oranges so viberant?
  20. I have some 6.5" comets in with with a ryukin and a black tele. I toss in the food and everybody eats. No issues with food access for any of the fish. No special attention required (in my experience)
  21. I love calicos. I really like orandas. Your fish is a 10. Good luck!
  22. Thanks you guys! I went to the store set to buy a red oranda (or two). Out of a tank of sibling sized fish all but one had missing/mangled deformed fins. Except the deformities in fins, it mostly looked like a rough shipmant. Lots of ammonia burns. Out of that whole shipment was one that did not have a single ammonia burn, wounds, or deformitys. That was the one with the white wen. I love this fish. The only other that did not have deformed fins was the red one I got. It had a chunk out of it's tail but was mild in comparison to the others. Looked like it was going to be able to heal. Nothing a little TLC and clean water couldn't handle. Both were swimming activly exploring their tank (a good sign). The gentleman that helped me said that his favorite in the tank was the white wenned one. Funny, I listened to him educate 4 seperate families why the could not put "X" fish in their tank. Mostly ciclids, and one more bala shark got spared from another 10G. Seemed to be up on his stuff. I heard one couple say that they were going to go to another store to get their (agressive) fish they wanted. Some people will never listen. Funny thing is he never asked me what size tank I had or about tankmates........ Maybe he was just tired of educating people. Tough crowd that night.
  23. Thanks you guys. The red one will be nice once it gets over its previous life (it looks to have potential) The red/white one will be and is a looker, that I have no doubt. Another fabulouse pet*mart find. Yes that is a guppy. Story here is that I moved about 9 months ago. There was a solotary female guppy that had pretty bad curvature of the spine and was in pretty sad shape. She was in a 10g with a couple other guppies (long ago past). When I moved I euthanized the female guppy and drained the 10g to 1/4 inch water at the bottom and it sat that way in the garage for 2 weeks unfiltered. When I got around to dismantling the tank (was not setting it back up) I found one little fry. I was NOT gonna set up another tropical tank so it was either euthanize the fry or put it in with the tiny fantail. They have since lived happily ever after. The tank temperature is whatever the house temp is. Thermostat is set at 68. The guppy is just gonna have to deal with it. That is that.
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