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  1. Well A few days ago my grandma came from the Philippines. She is used to very hot temperatures and she is using my room, as she does every year for 6 months. I have a problem... All my tanks are in my room, and she has the heater on constantly. Before she came the temp in my room was around the mid 70's, and now its in the high 90's. This has caused a major fluctuation in my ten gallon, causing me to lose my celestial goldfish... I have installed some aerators in my tanks to improve the oxygen levels, but I don't know what else to do! The tanks are in the high 80's and I have no where to move them! I can't let my grandma be in any other room than mine, because she is my elder and I respect her.
  2. So I decided to quit the goldfish hobby, the goldfish that I had for one year is dying of a wen infection. I'm going to be selling my fish. I have 2 goldfish that are still healthy, and I don't want to be the one that somehow kills them. I have a pearscale thats one year old- 2$ and a redcap oranda thats one year old also- 3$ I'm in Oregon, and I pretty much don't want to involve myself with goldfish anymore, they all die when I have them.
  3. So this year I am going to set up a fancy pond. The pond is actually an old hot tub that is no longer functional, and there's no more chemicals or anything like that to bother the fish. The pond is 300 gallons and I was wondering how much would filtration cost for it?
  4. Most likely your fish is gulping for air, because there is a lack of oxygen in the water. How big is your tank and how many fish do you have? Do you have a filter? How long have you had your tank?
  5. Your going to need to change the water a lot also, because your tank hasn't gone through the beneficial bacteria cycle to cancel out the goldfishes waste products. Start with a 50% change or so. Do you have a filter? Keeping goldfish isn't very hard once you get the routine down, and if you stick it out here its always rewarding in the end.
  6. Well my friend had a batch of goldfish fry a while ago, and I asked for one since I had the room in my 55 gallon for another addition. He gave me a beautiful little fantail or ryukin, I don't know what its true characteristics are yet... but anyway, hes a little inky dinky little fish that is incredibly small compared to my other fish. Hes bigger than their mouths though, so that's a relief. Hes so fast and hyper, and he gets to the food first because hes such a speedster. The other fish don't seem to care about him being there either. So back to my main question. Do goldfish tend to get a little lazier as their older? I have 2 orandas, and 1 pearscale that I've had for around a year, and they are pretty active, but nothing compared to the hyper little fryish goldie. As a thought, maybe the younger goldfish need to be active to get the food and be faster to compete with their bretheren? Oh and yea, maybe I'll have pics and vids of the little guy to show you all tommorow
  7. I'm guessing your tank hasn't established a cycle yet too? To prevent the fish from dying you'll need to do frequent water changes, at least several a day until you can upgrade and get a handle on the situation
  8. Actually my Dream tank would probably be just a simple 15 gallon with an Oranda, my fish are hard to take care with multiple tanks.
  9. Well today, I our class did the lab. It went pretty well, asides from the overcrowding an lack of filtration... There was one group though, that once they saw that a goldfish's tail tears easily, they went and ripped off all its fins for "fun". I felt sad for the poory fish . I did manage to sneak one out though, I knew most of the goldfish had little to no chance, so I decided to save at least one. I snuck him into a water bottle (changing water between periods) and at the moment hes in my ten gallon cycled hospital tank with a little ammonia burns. I'll get pictures later.
  10. Well for next Tuesdays Biology lab, we're going to be studying the circulation in fish tails. Guess who gets their tails examined? Thats right, more than like poor little common "Feeder" goldfish.. I can tell you right now this is not going to be pretty. Whats actually going to happen is taking a live goldfish out of the water, stick its tail in the scope of the microscope, and somehow magnify it and keep it still whilst observing it. All of this has to be completed while keeping the goldfish alive, and then placing it in the water so that the next class can repeat it... We all know morons exist in the real world, so they are very much abundent at school. I shudder to think of the future horrors when I go into my class next tuesday morning. I saw 2 fishtanks. They both had bubblers, no filters. One was a 5 gallon, and one was a 10 gallon. When you think of it, there are about 30 kids per class, and since many fish will not make it, they'll proabably be around 40 little goldfish crammed in 15 gallons of water, they have to suffice for at least 2 days so that all classes can get the oppritunity to see them. Things like this make me sad. the school curriculum is so cruel and blunt. I wish we could just study diagrams and read about these types of things, but to my teacher its that you have to actually experience it and see it to actually "get" it. Sorry for my rant, its just life is so unfair sometimes.
  11. I'm afraid I have no clue what I'm going to do when I leave town this summer, no one really cares for the fish like I do, well at least around here. I dunno if I can trust many a people with the wellfare of the fishy bubbas
  12. He passed away in my hands... poor Foot, he was still only a baby I didn't even have time to treat the symptoms... Rest in peace
  13. Thanks for responding. Well I did recieve the maracyn 2, and some antibacterial food called geltek, its supposed to treat dropsy. I don't think hes gonna make it. He was upside down and hardly breathing when I came back from the store...
  14. He Definately has Dropsy. Help Me treat him, hes one of my first goldfish I don't Want to lose him.... Heres pics of his pineconing and popeye. I really need someone with experiance to help me assess and correctly face the problem, I know that he probably won't survive through dropsy, since hes not eating, but I'm willing to give him a fighting chance... I put him in a 10 gallon cycled qt tank by himself so hes not picked on... all params are normal for his qt tank Please help my Baby Foot to get better
  15. When I came home today I saw my Ryukin foot acting weird, he was not spunky like his regular self, and did not respond to the food I fed him. I think he has popeye, I don't know whats wrong, hes gasping at the surface a lot, and is Really easy to catch off guard. What could be Wrong? [*]Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level? 0 Nitrite Level? 0 Nitrate level? 30-40 Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? Ph Level (KH/GH) out of the Tap?7.0 pH Brand of test-kit used? (strips or drops?) [*]Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running?55 since the end of last decemeber [*]What is the name and size of the filter/s? Aquatech 30-60 aquatech 10-20 [*]How often do you change the water and how much?30% weekly [*]How many fish in the tank and their size?6 3-4 inch fish [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?none [*]Any medications added to the tank?none [*]Add any new fish to the tank?none [*]What do you feed your fish?hikari sokaed pellets [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? popeye on my ryukin [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating,ect..? Only him will not eat, his other goldie tankmates readily go after the food. Should I qt him?
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