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  1. Thanks! I'm using a 12 megapixel Kodak HD Z1285, I got it for Christmas. I was using my camera phone before but this camera takes way better pics.
  2. Hi all! I haven't been on here in a while. Since the last time I posted I've bought a house and moved my 55g across town. I'm happy to say that everyone survived and is doing well. I finally got a decent camera and finally here are some clear pics of my gf: Here's Fredo Here's Tiger on one side and the other Here's Swimmy and again and here's Flower and again
  3. Yeah I think Tiger's just having a hard time getting the point of the sinking foods. The Aqueon flakes I use are pretty good as far as I know, the first ingredient is whole fish meal. The frozen bloodworms, shrimp, turkey heart, spirulina mixture sinks pretty well after it's thawed in some tank water. I also started feeding them peas 2-3 times a week. I'll probably just have to wait until Tiger catches on. She's a little slow .
  4. I do have plenty of aeration, I've got two airstones and an 8in bubble bar. Tiger has gasped at the top of the tank since I've had her. I think it has something to do with the flakes. I only recently started soaking them so they would sink and I think she is looking for them at the top still. She is a hog when it comes to food. My cories are too big to be eaten by my gf if that's what the concern is. I know I've read horror stories of goldies choking on cories so I made sure to get cories that were too big to fit in their mouths.
  5. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? don't know [*]Nitrate level? don't know [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops [*]Water temperature? 76 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55g, 5 months [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Aquaflow 110, 500gph [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 50% once a week [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 oranda 3.25 in, 1 fantail 3 in, 1 black moor 2.25 in, 1 pearlscale 2.25 in, 3 cories and 2 snails [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Neutral Regulator, Jungle aquarium salt. [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Aqueon flakes, soaked as a staple, peas, frozen Freshwater Multi-Pack with brine shrimp, spirulina, bloodworms, and turkey heart cubes thawed in tank water. I feed them twice a day with the flakes and the other stuff 2-3 times a week without the flakes. [*]Any new fish added to the tank? 2 snails 3 weeks ago. [*]Any medications added to the tank? No [*]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.? Fantail gasping at the top for long periods of time then having buoyancy problems that eventually go away. Sorry I haven't got back to this thread in a while. Tiger is still gasping at the top. I soak everything before I feed now and she doesn't do it as much at feeding time.
  6. My fantail Tiger has a habit of gasping at the top of the tank. I feed my gf flakes as a staple and I recently started soaking them to try and break her of this behavior but it hasn't worked yet. Tonight she has spent at least an hour after feeding time at the top. After she does this for a while she has noticeable difficulty staying at the bottom of the tank. She has to fight to keep from floating to the top. I'm pretty sure it's because she swallows so much air. I have plenty of O2 and surface agitation. I do regular WC and all my parameters are within acceptable limits. I'm afraid she's gonna get SBD if it keeps up. Are there any other ways to keep this from happening?
  7. My fantail Tiger has this problem sometimes. I thought it was from her gasping at the top and swallowing so much air. She does it constantly. I think it's just a habit from having flakes as a staple. I soak them now but she still skims the top regularly.
  8. I'll definitely put some pics up as soon as I get some decent ones!
  9. I am getting an algae scrubber for the sides of my tank but the bottom is getting a nice algae layer that is starting to look kinda gross. I went ahead and bought a couple snails yesterday. I would like to get a bristlenose pleco but there's no way I could find one around here. I vacuum the substrate and change 50% of the water once a week so hopefully that will cut down on the poo accumulation. Thanks for the suggestions!
  10. I just bought a couple snails and was wondering if they need to be QT'd. I haven't come across it on here yet. I've got them in my QT now but I was just wondering.
  11. I love that color! That's much closer to peach than my baby pearly is. He's closer to regular orange but still purty! on the fish!
  12. Does anyone hae any ideas for a good algae eater that will live peacefully with goldfish? I thought about snails but then I read that they make more mess than what they clean. I personally know regular plecos are out since one sucked they eye out of my brother's goldfish and left a gaping wound on another. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  13. Yes! I had the same problem with mine Lynda. I was trying to figure out what to do because I like how it looks in my tank but I didn't want my fishies eating paint chips. Your newly painted arch looks amazing! I'm probably gonna steal your idea again if you don't mind . Here's a pic:
  14. I didn't get a good enough picture for a 100% positive ID but I think you're right, it is a regular paleatus. I was kind of grasping at straws trying to explain the aggressive behavior but I'm gonna chalk it up to it just being a psyco fish. One more thing: The batch of cories this fish came in was from Florida. My lfs usually gets them from Chicago but the last 3 shipments all got sick and died on them. Probably doesn't make a difference. On a lighter note after having cories on the brain for about 2 weeks now I'm thinking of trying to get some of the more exotic kinds and turning my 10g into an all cory tank. I'll have to see what I can get a hold of where I live but I've come to appreciate the little guys a lot more after this .
  15. There's no way I could have passed that fish up! Congrats on the beautiful new fish!
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