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SnowBabe24

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  1. I still can't figure out what mine are...lol my husband's two goldies just had a batch of fry which we are raising...lol We have to change their names!
  2. My air pump was noisy until i made the length of the tubing long enough so that the pump sits on the carpet behind the tank. That solved the noise issue. Only thing with putting the pump on the floor you need to put a one way valve in so that water doesn't back itself from the tubing to the air pump otherwise you will get the shock of your life..(literally)..... Hope that helps
  3. OMG! they are so beautiful! I love the long fins.
  4. I concurr I use the API freshwater master test kit. I feel like a little chemist when I use it!
  5. I'm so happy for, He is almost there! Your persistance has paid off, and I'm sure you fish thanks you immensely!
  6. I had to salt the tank, because I had a bump in the cycle after treating the tank a month ago with maracyn2 for septicimia. I am in the nitrite phase right now, and am waiting for them to disappear. I have a bigger tank, I am just a waiting set up as I have to leak test it and so on. I hope its just normal scale growth, but the bump under the skin which i don't think you can see from the photos is the part that concerns me the most.
  7. Here is a link to photobucket to see the pictures of Gracie. The spot is right behind the gills/gill plate up towards the dorsal fin area. It looks like a missing scale spot but it just doesn't look right. Tell me what you guys think it might be, or am I just overreacting. Like I said it looks like a bump/cyst thing, but when I was holding her I ran my finger over the spot and it just feels like flesh no hard lump or anything. http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp72/Sn...24/IMG_0491.jpg http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp72/Sn...24/IMG_0487.jpg http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp72/Sn...24/IMG_0486.jpg http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp72/Sn...24/IMG_0485.jpg
  8. I'll try and get a pic up ASAP, my boyfriend has the camera in his possesion at the moment... As for the meds I used for the septiciema, It was Medi gold and maracyn 2
  9. My fish do that. Especially George, He thinks every meal is his last. I call him the chipmunk of the tank, and hoover....lol
  10. [*]Test Results for the Following: Results after water change 1/16/09 [0]Ammonia Level? [0]Nitrite Level? [5]Nitrate level? [7.6]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [7.6]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [API master freshwater test kit]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? [70]Water temperature? [10g Has been running for 2 years]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? []What is the name and size of the filter(s)? [2-3 times a week about 60% each time]How often do you change the water and how much? 2 about 5 inches]How many fish in the tank and their size? I have been salting 1/2 teaspoon per gallon for about a month now due to a bump in my cycle. Aquasafe, and cycle. Some times amquel +]What kind of water additives or conditioners? They just got over septicimea about a month ago, so now they are eating jump start for at least another week]What do you feed your fish and how often? [nope]Any new fish added to the tank? [no]Any medications added to the tank? [see below]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? [no]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Ok here's my dilemma. For a few weeks now, I have noticed a spot on Gracie behind her gills/gill plate up towards the top of her body that looked like a scale was missing. Now it looks like the scale is trying to grow in. There are the beginnings of a scale, but it doesn't seem to be making any progress. Its more of a slight lump under the skin. Externally it looks flesh colored, and it almost doesn't look like scales are missing like a kind of hole in the skin where one would be. Its almost flush with the body, but no scales. Could a scale get ingrown, and cause a cyst or lump under the skin? The lump is barely noticeable. Seems to be bothering me more than it does the fish. Other than that she is acting normally.
  11. I agree 100%. Larger water changes, and lots of filtration!!
  12. those shrimp are pretty neat! ew...you can see their digested food! lol TMI
  13. i'm sorry about Eunice. Breaking the news to someone is never easy...I wish you luck. RIP Eunice
  14. If you watch him, and you see him poop then you know he is eating the food. That was the only way I knew they where eating it untill I put the plate in the tank. What goes in must come out. lol
  15. what the........I have never seen anything like it! Thats horrible. Wow.....just.....wow.....
  16. I use a candle plate on one end of the tank. It's pretty funny as soon as I turn on the light they think they are getting fed. They are practically hovering over the candle plate waiting for the food to drop on it. Plus, since I have gravel in my tank it's not as messy cause I can see what they eat and how much i'm feeding. That way when I clean the tank I'm not just sucking up old food and poop. It's all poop since they ate all the food! I tend to not over feed that way.
  17. I admire your persistance. He just might make it! You just might see the light at the end of the tunnel. Congrats on the baby fry!
  18. He is very cute! Only you can really make that decision. How would you know if you don't try! If you feel ready, do it. If you run into problems...You know we are all here for you to give advice to. If you do take the plunge...Number one priority is the water. If it's clean then you reduce the chances of the fish getting sick tenfold. The water keeps the fish. Good Luck in what ever you decide.
  19. Nice fish...the calico is my favorite!
  20. Beautiful tank! Your fish are Beautiful too! I wish my tank looked that nice. I'm jealous!
  21. Awww. I'm sorry for your loss. RIP Blackie...swim free!
  22. NIce fish you have there! Popo and pipi look pretty happy in their new home! Lots of space to swim!
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