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  1. No no, you have it all wrong. Goldfish only live for a few months. So when they die after that long it just proves that they are the easiest to keep That's what I hear, too!
  2. Oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooosh!!!! I LOVE HIM!!!!! Hooray for you! Have you picked out a name? I vote for Rumpus. Or Doohickey. Or Bob. (Because if that\\\'s what you call a guy with no arms and no legs in the middle of the ocean, it seems like it would work with a fish as well. )
  3. I vote you get him even if his fins don't grow back. He sounds super-adorable.
  4. That's amazing! ::: LAUGHS ::: I think I should object that poor Sirius is being used as a "weird" demo. Also, those four-bubble bubble-eyes are AMAZING! How much do I want one? SO MUCH!
  5. Oh gosh, sweetie, I'm so sorry it's gone so badly for you and Syd.
  6. You're like a Goldfish Guardian Angel! Protecting fishies and spreading cycling knowledge everywhere you go! And think of how many problems you've probably saved those poor people from, just by talking them through how to use a filter. Of course, in a way it's sort of sad because that means it's less likely they'll coincidentally end up here on the board, since most newbies show up due to OMG CRISIS in their tanks, myself included.
  8. Chester lost a scale (or *something*) back when he had bad fin rot, and the exact same thing happened -- a bump that gradually got bigger and darker, and now he's got this weird, maybe permanent cyst thingy stuck to him. Don't know if it's the same thing, but I had absolutely zero luck treating him with either medicated food or sulpher-ish medicines.
  9. You know, Sephie may end up being white as well -- Angst went through a color change that looks almost exactly like what your baby is going through, from blackish to gray to bronze, and went white rather than orange except for the spot on his lip.
  10. Fingers crossed the since *both* parents were lavender, they'll be twice as purple! Like... violet! That's how genetics work, right!?
  11. ::: knocks on wood ::: I think he's going to be all right -- I haven't seen him doing it since I originally posted, and I should be getting him a new tank shortly, so hopefully he'll rebound as much as he has *ever* rebounded, and go back to twitching and swimming in crazed circles and being miniature and runty. Otherwise... Um... I'll just stop siphoning out all the new eggs and get me an Elevensies 2.0? (I lie, I lie! Elevensies is the only fry for meee!)
  12. Yeah, mentioning he was a fry might, in retrospect, have been a good idea. (Or an aaaaaaaalien.....)
  13. I've never tried cleaning the impeller of one of these things -- they're just the ten buck kinds, so honestly, I tend to toss them when they act up -- but now... I'm boldly going where I've never gone before! Thanks!
  14. I just replaced my tragically broken Whisper filter with a brand new... potentially broken Whisper filter. My original one was quiet as could be -- I absolutely loved it. This one buzzes like crazy. Although it works just fine, suction-wise. Is there any way to fix the incredibly irritating noise, that anyone knows of? Or should I take it back?
  15. ::: laughs ::: That is the most bumbly little thing ever! It sort of makes me realize how un-celestial-y Bette Davis is. Wrong body, wrong back, wrong tail, eyes point silly... but at least she runs into things and looks confused! Score one for her!
  16. He's my favorite tooooooo! You know, out of my babies. I'm going to swing by a friend's place over the weekend and see if I can steal one of her slightly-smaller tanks, just to make it less ridiculous. Then he'll have his own place to grow up immense and warped!
  17. Bette Davis is kind of the same way, so I think you can just chock it up to a) the fact that celestials are, you know, blind as bats and b) that he's new and might still be adjusting. (Mine won't find food unless she literally runs face-first into it, which is why as far as I'm concerned it's good that she scoots around the bottom -- otherwise she'd starve!! )
  18. Oh shoot, I hadn't even thought about that! The poor babies!! ... This'll sound bad, but I might not bother -- the two strong babies are leaving me as soon as my folks go down to visit my brother, and the only tank I have available is my big quarantine tank, which I sort of hate to have set up and sitting in the middle of my bedroom just for one, single, already-sort-of-weird frylet. ... Of course, now I feel super guilty, so quarantine tank, here I come!
  19. Curse you photobucket! Curse yooooooouuuuuuuuu!! Also, Callie, I vote for you posting again -- you're at 666 now and it's making me back away from you in a wary, anti-demon sort of way.
  20. Is it okay to fast him when he's only as big as my thumbnail? I know that's the standard operating procedure for SBD, but I was sort of afraid to because I didn't know if he was still a Growing Boy..... (Oh, and the MiniTank I have him in is enclosed walls-ceiling-floor except for a couple of slits in the bottom, so he's basically as current-proofed as possible. Not that it's appearing to make much of a difference. )
  21. Are you trying to post something that actually *moves*? Like...a slideshow or film? If it's that, you might just have to link to it from photobucket or whatever; I don't know if we can post more than just photos here.
  22. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 10 [*]Ph Level, Tank 7.8ish? [*]Ph Level, Tap 7.6ish? [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Penguin Biowheels 250 and 100 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? Twice a week 10%, once a week 50%, 100% monthly [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? Three biggish goldies (plus three babies) [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day, varies between flakes, gel food, table scraps.... [*]Any new fish added to the tank? Nope! [*]Any medications added to the tank? Nope! [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Chester still has his cyst, but nothing new.... [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nope! Elevensies, my "special" baby, has started floating upside down for extended periods of time. I noticed it a few weeks ago, but at that point it seemed like just trouble swimming -- now, I'll wander in and he'll be drifting with the current, belly up on the top of the water. He pops back the right way when I shriek and wildly poke at his mini-tank, and he's eating and pooping like normal; it's just that if you watch him long enough, he'll start to slowly tilt forward, head-first, and the next thing you know he's bobbed back to the top. Treatable? Or just a side effect of ridiculous genes?
  23. ::: laughs ::: What a cutie! He looks vaguely horrified in the second photo, kind of "What? I told them I just wanted it trimmed! Not shaved all the way off!!"
  24. PICS PICS PICS PICS! (Imagine me wildly bouncing up and down in my desk chair, scaring my cubiclemate and irritating my boss. Because that's what I'm doing.)
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