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heidiinatree@yahoo.ca

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  1. I'm glad to hear your dp's are eating ..I have an abei puffer and I had to train him off live food (whatta pain )tying food on a string to make it look alive ..he eventually came around ...I too was use to goldies that will eat anything ..then I went to a puffer that has a distinct dislike to some foods (like Brine)..hates it!!!...but loves mussels..Puffers are a great fish they are sooo sassy...mines pissy and is getting big ..and loves to try and attack during tank cleanings ...I have a wonderful wooden spoon to distract him and to keep all my fingers intact. :D ..My husband says Puffers are kinda like women ..you never know what they are thinking ,when they will change their minds and can strike at any moment !!..lol...enjoy your puffs !!!!...also a good sight is "the puffer forum "if you have not checked it out ..it has a grat dp section ...plus all the other cool puffers that you could get addicted to :unsure:

  2. sorry for your loss :cry1 ...I too had to give up 2 cats even though they were fixed they took up constantly peeing on my sons stuff !!!!!!!!...I love cats ...but gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr ...it was sad to see them go ..but that is one thing I will not put up with and I WILL NOT have my son going to school smelling like cat pee...sometimes things just don't work out .and you just hope you are making the right choice for not only the animal but also peace in the house ..either way it's not fair to the animal or owner, and putting it outside is not a good idea ..you just make it someone elses problem :(

  3. Another 55 gallon!?!?! :wa ...that's just my jealousy coming out :rofl

    Heidi, I found a PhD opportunity in Guelph. That's pretty close to Fish Sempai isn't it?

    I'm still very very unsure about it, but I have to apply by Jan 31 so I'll be sure to let you know if I get it.

    Guelph!!!....you could breathe on him !!!!!!!!...let me know!!!!!..we will have to meet!!!!!..guelph is really not that far from me ..about the same from here to the fish sempai..by the way Guelph is a very pretty town ..and you are in the midst of the Tri city ..the highways link London ,kitchener/waterloo& Cambridge....also not far from Brantford & Hamilton and about approx 1.5-2 hrs from Toronto. :)

  4. Well, I just did a little google mapping...I'd be moving within a short driving distance of Fish Sempai!!! That settles it, I'm going :rofl

    are you moving THAT close!!!!!?????...or are you kidding??..Sue let me know when you are going and I can tell you how the weather is or what they are perdicting...from the falls to the sempai :) ...I live probably about 11/2-2 hrs southwest from him

  5. Seriously, all last night and today Shane & I have been looking at fish online. After he picked out the lionhead last night he said I should go for it and get the crystal ranchu I have been wanting from FishSempai.. Then we looked around more and noticed the adorable crowned pearlscales ( a calico and a black) and after thinking for a while and going through EVERY single past goldfish connection auction fish to get an idea of what is out there, and what could be coming up, shane said that he really liked the three I had chosen from Fish Sempai and I should just go for it... Saves on shipping to get three at once and would be a fun holiday treat. I wasn't sure.. Sounds soooo soooo tempting but then I am maxed out again!!!! And part of me said it would be fun to do one at a time, but part of me LOVES these three fish!!! So after a lot of consideration and fish searching I finally added ALL three to my cart and clicked buy! I was sooo excited.. (Anytime Shane says YES to ANY fish, especially expensive ones, it's really hard for me to resist!)

    So I call them up and said "well, when will you be shipping this month?"... And he says he can't.. They can't ship to US right now. Some sort of issue with getting the boxes accross the border.. I was devastated!! It's like I finally convinced myself this was the way to go, and got my hopes up and thought "yay these babies are mine" just to find out they couldn't be.....

    However, here's the good news... My house is 8 hours from his fish farm... And along the way is Niagara Falls... Which we have been talking about visiting for a long long time...I told Shane what happened and he said "come on. Let's do it... We'll drive up on a Saturday, stay the night, see the falls and go to his fish farm and come home Sunday!" WHAT?!

    AWWWWWW.. How sweet!! Gas IS the cheapest it's been in AGES... Only concern is the weather. If it's really snowy...

    But other than that, AWWW! It sounds really fun.. Plus on the phone he said that he would hold the three fish I ordered, but then I can always look around the whole farm in case there is something I want instead. WOW.. Now I am just wondering WHEN I should go... lol Before Christmas or after... (I have a million things to do, but I can't pass this up!)

    See Shane IS being weird lately.. he even said "it sounds fun to check out a fish farm".. Where did my boyfriend go?! Was he afraid I was going to leave him for a fish lover? Cause this is NOT the same guy... But whoever he is, I really like him a lot : )

    :::passes out:::

    the weather here is not that bad ...but we do have snowbelts..you may drive into and out of crap weather ...and we get lake effect .....latley the worst of our winter is January - febuary ..but it's been a weird year here ..I say Andrew is about 2 -2 and half hour drive from the falls .... :D

  6. I have a celestial ..and after much watching and learning ...I decided to put him in with non celestial or bubble eye fish..he does fine ..he has a spot where he eats ...and belive it or not he can move quicker than some .Use only sinking food ..any food that floats they cannot seek out ..but you need to get him use to the food and let him learn the smell soo he knows what he is looking for ..and when you put him in with the others ..watch closely..you might have a fish that might take to picking on him also remove any sharp decos..Celestials are a great goldie....they just need an extra eye ..but I have to say mine rules the tank ..he might not be quick but while the others are still looking for the food falling mid tank ..he's at the bottom sucking it up :D ...I also wanted to add Celestial need a peace spot ..they do get knocked about with strong current ..the more soft plants and pots the better to break the current the better...and they are sensetive to a cycling tank

  7. what have you usedin meds???any??...Have you ever treated with prazi for flukes ...Flukes are pretty much like fleas..they are notorious little buggers and are hard to kill but with prazi (which is gentle and will not kill your cycle will help)..I would treat for a month ..3 days on 2 off this is to be sure you kill any hatchings that go on .Be sure to treat the tank including jetstream(i'm assuming a goldfish)..as for being sure if it's the problem or not it's hard to say ..but ..flukes do cause many problems .get your fish off the floating food ..and clear a spot in the bottom so he does not get sores from the gravel ..sitting on a smooth surface while he's bottom sitting will keep him comfy. Feed foods high in vitamin C like oranges and kiwis this will help build their immune system ..and if you do get prazi ..you can salt with it :) ..when a fish is a little stressed it might not hurt to salt up to 1% .

    I just saw you are in the uk ..Prazi is not available in the Uk ..here is a pinned post of available meds in the Uk Post # 3..I think sterazin is for flukes ...BUT these meds could kill a cycle ..soo if needed ,use with caution ..and never medicate in unperfect water ..

    http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...showtopic=23029

  8. what have you usedin meds???any??...Have you ever treated with prazi for flukes ...Flukes are pretty much like fleas..they are notorious little buggers and are hard to kill but with prazi (which is gentle and will not kill your cycle will help)..I would treat for a month ..3 days on 2 off this is to be sure you kill any hatchings that go on .Be sure to treat the tank including jetstream(i'm assuming a goldfish)..as for being sure if it's the problem or not it's hard to say ..but ..flukes do cause many problems .get your fish off the floating food ..and clear a spot in the bottom so he does not get sores from the gravel ..sitting on a smooth surface while he's bottom sitting will keep him comfy. Feed foods high in vitamin C like oranges and kiwis this will help build their immune system ..and if you do get prazi ..you can salt with it :) ..when a fish is a little stressed it might not hurt to salt up to 1% .

  9. I strongly dislike the idea of wild caught specimens, both fresh and saltwater, and I'm quite glad to hear that many popular aquarium fish are being successfully bred on farms. I'm trying to find out which fish my store offers are wild caught and which are captive bred, and stopping import on the wild-caught fish immediately.

    Most Puffers are caught wild ....sad I know ..They also do not breed well or most likly never in captivety (mind you there is all sorts of different Puffers )..that need fresh to brackish to full Marine thtoughout there lives ...most pet stores local herre will not carry them for that reason ..my Abei is Strictly fresh (thank goodness) ..a green Spotted needs to steart fresh and work it's way up tp marine throughout it's life ..very tricky to start breeding thse guys in perfect conditions when you do not know the age or what they are use to :(

  10. Are you keeping the pea puffers or something larger?

    Best fishes

    David

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    I have an Abei Puffer named Steven AKA Satan ...they are about 4" to 6" ..they are on the small side as far as puffers go ...but are known to be more on the aggressive side ..he has attacked my hubby a few times ..fingers look real good to him I guess :)

  11. I have read in Aquarium Fish International that breeding zebra danios is "easy", but having never bred anything myself, I could not say for sure. I guess compared to breeding tetras, goldfish probably are much more simple and the more obvious choice for feeders.

    Heidi, what's the predator forum you are on? I'd love to check it out as a source of information on feeder-alternative nutirition. Even though I don't have a predator fish myself, I too have a difficult time believing how so many people are so nonchalant about the state of their fish's food. I guess they probably don't think about it much. I'm sorry to say that I didn't start thinking about it much myself until that customer asked me about passing diseases along. *ashamed*

    it's the Puffer Forum .. :) ..it might even entice you to get a puffer :rofl

  12. HAving a preditor fish myself ..my other forum ..is strongly against "feeder fish " of any kind ..they are mass produced and live in poor conditoins ..carring a "ton " of parasites external and internal ..Flukes for one which are a pain to kill as they live up to generations I strongly belive feeding feeders pose a risk (unless you raise your own and treat them yourself..it is still a risk IMO)..I had to train my puffer to eat frozan ,dead food ..even feeding earthworms from your outside garden poses a risk of unwanted toxins and disease..keeping a tank parasite and disease free is hard work ..certain steps are taken by using caution and q'ing a new fish and treating for flukes (as 95% or more DO have flukes)...and not cross contaminating tank to tank ...I know people that do this to keep there fish safe ...but then they plop a feeder in for lunch :blink: ..Hello am I missing somthing??

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