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  1. Personally I have always used Saki-Hikari Fancy Goldfish sinking pellets/with probiotics. I like that the pellets are so tiny as I figure since fish have few teeth and so many digestive 'issues' tiny makes for less work for them.

    I just got my hands on a bag of Saki-Hikari and tried it for the first time this morning. I'm hoping very much that the teeny-tiny pellets will help my super-sensitive floaty calico Ranchu with her issues.

    If the Saki-Hikari does half of what it claims on the bag, then WOW. Should be some seriously wonderful food. Knowing that an expert like Daryl uses it makes me feel pretty good about it, too.

    To get Hikari Oranda Gold to sink (I bought it by mistake once), soak in water before feeding, then squeeze the air out of the pellets before dropping them in the tank. It's a total pain, but it does make them sink.

    Wonder if we got our calico ranchus from the same source (Super sensitive floaty calico ranchus) LOL.....

  2. i have purple bag of saki-hikari .Feed them to my fish for two months now. My calico ranchu been floaty for awhile. These saki-hikari dont help much but won't make them worst either . I guess that a good sign. Like Darly said pro gold also made my ranchu float . I stopped feeding them .

  3. Now that I have my four huge commons/comets in a 90 gallon tank i am really wanting to switch to a canister filter(s). I have four HOB's on it right now which makes it look kind of cluttered! I have been looking at the Fluval FX/5, which claims 950 gph and was wondering if that would be a good choice? I would probably leave one HOB, my AC 110, since 950 is just over the recomended 10 x. Right now I have about 1500 gph with my HOB's.

    A few questions:

    Is an FX/5 too strong for goldfish? These are big, strong goldfish, the smallest one is 9".

    Would the space for more media and more bacteria to grow make it so maybe I would only need the 950 gph? I know filters don't always run at full tilt, so I would probably still want to keep one more HOB.

    How much maintenance is involved? I have never used a canister, so I have no idea. I am used to maintaining the two Emperors, one Whisper and an AquaClear on this tank, and all of my other tanks have HOB's or internal filters. How much more trouble are canisters?

    Are there more costs involved in canister supplies? With the hob's I buy filter catridges very rarely, since I just rinse them out with hot water until they eventually fall apart. And the one time cost of ceramic cylinders to shove in them. Are there more supplies needed for the canisters?

    Any other suggestions? Would two smaller canisters be a better idea? I thought of the FX/5 because 950 gph for $279 seems pretty good. Or should I stick with the HOB's?

    I appreciate any comments, thanks!

    You can get a

    fx5 from ebay for $199 +shipping..........

  4. Friend of mine wants to sell me a 125 gal acrylic tank.But the stand is wood but with open frame on top.(not plywood across the top)I 'm wonder can i just add piece of plywood on top so that can support the bottom of the tank. I know if it is glass tank . I can get away without it .Help......Please

  5. I think my nose down fish going to be like this forever now.I tried fasting and peas with epsom salt. Still no help.He still motionless in mid section of the tank nose down 90% of times.Oh,well................... :cry1

  6. Riverwonder is locate in LA CA .I've been their warehouse and ordered goldfish from them. First they don't give you the fish color you want. Second they won't let anyone inside to see or pick the one you want. You order online there is always risk of the shipping for goldfish .

    Now last month i ordered some fish from this guy http://www.koi-art.com/fish.html

    He has lot of goldfish for sale. You need to call him and ask for pictures and shipping cost .You be surprise they are not like other .Wanted arm and leg for it :o . Good quality goldfish too.So good luck :yeah:

  7. Update

    She is not getting any better. Seem to be worst .Almost to the point up side down.Nose down 80% up side down 10% an other 10% swim normal when its feeding time. Should i try Metro med from goldfish connection?

  8. Sue

    You read my mind. I was just needed someone to confirm that is the case . I have MM on hand from goldfishconnection two weeks ago.

    Right now my tank is 0.3% AP salt and treating with prazipro for two weeks now. Thanks sue...........

  9. Update

    She is nose down 80% of the time. Here are pics i took last night her pooppoop003.jpgpoop002.jpg

    I've been feeding her peas . Poops still came out white and long sauage like ?? :blink:

  10. NO wood or rock just live plants in the pots. As tank of the month APRIL..........

    Yes, nitrate normally high out of tap. ...40 ppm sometimes. But i checked yesterday morning was 10 ppm out of the tap. So i changed my tank water right of way. 10 ppm is like seeing gold here :rofl

    I think from now on i have to age my tap water day or two then .......good called guys

  11. I checked the tank water this morning, ph was 8.2. Nitrate was 40 ppm . It 's been 4 days without w/c. So i made w/c 75%.

    After w/c all my goldies gasping on top water surface for air. So i checked the tap water ph 7.4 :blink: But funny things is my tank water would gone up to 8.2 in 4 days? Bare bottom tank . Never used baking soda Or ph up chemical. It just shot up by itself? Any advise? I have notice it for sometimes now. Tap PH start 7.some . But tank water before w/c were 8 .some :o

    Oh ,i added 0.3 % AP salt and parzi- pro too since last week. Is it possible those two things shot up PH

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