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  1. I thought i would have noticed it if it was on a plant thou, but next time i get some plants i will definately be giving them a wash. Yup, once i removed it i gave it to my brother. I don't know what he did with it lol. The worst experience i've had with leeches was in my old home which had a natural pond (with no fish in it) and i saw a toy gun in it (dunno how it got there, or whos it was) and pulled it out and a whole load of leeches were over my hand. That was quite a shock lol, they feel horrible.
  2. Thankyou for such a detailed reply I think thats exactly whats happened with my little guy, hopefully he'll grow now that he's in a 24 gallon all on his own ( i dont mind if he stays small and cute forever though ). I'm currently feeding him flakes and once a week i give him peas, i might try brine shrimp or blood worms aswell so he gets more protein to grow.
  3. Think i exagerated a lil with the size of the leech. It was problly 5 inches max. Just did a little research on leeches and it was a horse leech rather than a fish leech and they food on snails apparently
  4. A while ago (about a year) i was doing a thorough water change and i had quite a few large rocks at the bottom which i also took out so i could clean everything. While i was taking out the rocks i saw a leech swim around I quickly removed it and luckilly it didnt latch onto me, and my fish didn't seem to have any wounds from it. The leech must have been about 7 inches in length. How can something like this end up in an aquariam???
  5. I have had my fry for 11 months now s/he is half shubunkin half common so has funny eyes lol. Is this small for his age? He recently got moved from a 8 gallon (which houses a 2 inch fantail) into my 24 gallon. He is very lively at the moment, so i havn't been able to take any clear pics. Fry Yawning ^ Aquariam, fry on for right ^ How do you resize pic on here, it wont let me
  6. I like commons, shubunkins, comets (basically all single tails) coz i think they are more natural, lively and less chance of getting swimbladder problems, the only problem is that they need more space then fancy varieties because they need more space to swim. Big mistake when i first started with my fish was listening to the guy at the pet shop who said it was okay to have 3 commons in 30L, i soon realised that it wasn't good and got my 90L then they got bigger and i recently had to put them in a big pond lol. You're doing very well by getting the information first, means you dont have to go through so many problems. You could probally have 2 facnys or oe fancy and a loach or a fancy and a snail or you could have a single tail all on his lonesome
  7. *starts drilling air holes in aquarium lid*
  8. Turns out i was just being paranoid. They are in a nice big pond now with lots of fishys so now im redoing my tank for my little half shubunkin half common at the moment its only 1 inch lol. I have some TetraFin sticks which are quite big, do you recoon it's ok to break them down into smaller bits so my baby can eat them?
  9. hmmm not sure what to do. I think ill try and find them a new home then, and put my last remaining fry in there till it get bigger then try and find him a new home. Then ill put my mum's fantail in there. Should i make sure they are all healthy before giving them away or something, because im not sure anyone will want to take them if there is a possibility of contanminating their current stock?
  10. hehe nice pic. It crazy how the blackness just dissapears I reccon it's just special. My shubunkin doesnt have much colour to him
  11. 3 commons so yep, overstocked N/A means i dont have. I will pick up some test kits when i go to my lfs. filter is 800L/Hr which i guess means that i should get a stronger filter, atleast a 900L/Hr Tanks has been running for almost a year. I need to get rid of one, because i dont have room for a bigger fish tank, should i ask my lfs? Thanks for your reply There isntmuch change in the fish, its hard to tell because i only noticed this yesterday. Hopefully it's just me being paranoid.
  12. Looks healthy to me. I havn't heard of any illness/disease that does that, so maybe it's just a magically colour changing fish
  13. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? N/A [*]Nitrate level? N/A [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.0 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API DROPS [*]Water temperature? N/A [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90L...that is 24gallons? [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? N/A [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 66% weekly [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish 7inch from tip of of fin to mouth [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? King british safe guard for water changes (removes chlorine, chloromines, detoxifies heavy metals, removes excess amonia and contains aloe vera) [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? TetraFin sticks 4 each twice daily [*]Any new fish added to the tank? No [*]Any medications added to the tank? No [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? VERY small veins of redness in caudual fin. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, they seem very healthy, they eat often, swim happilly, erect dorsal fin most of the time.
  14. I havnt been on here since my fish were scratching against the bottom of the tank, which has now stopped. But now i think one of them has pop eye but im not sure. Here are some pics. Sorry im not a very good photographer, not very good at using forums either :/ I also got links to vids of them on youtube. It is the white one with the red head who im most concerned about because his seem to stick out more. vids arnt very good quality because its webcam, so i dont know how much help they will be. If it is popeye, what should it be treated with?
  15. I think they have finally finished scratching I had dusty water, i did a water change and i made the surface of the water more choppy to make it get more oxygen and now they are not being silly buggers I will still buy some test kits that im missing though, so that next time i have a problem it's easier to identify.
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