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    6 Orandas and Ryukins in a slightly planted tank :)
  1. I had a sorority for a while until my old filter gave out while I was gone for a week. It was nice but I'm trying to keep peaceful fish in the bed room The sorority had issues for about 4-5 days until the girls settled down. Even then, I didn't much issues after. There is a clear alpha and the rest of the girls just swim about. But I got lucky. I might consider it again. Not sure. Snails are far too boring lol. I was thinking about a tadpole but frogs freak me out(which sounds silly, I know). Or hermit crabs but I strayed away from that idea.
  2. Added - the WCMM's can be returned to the store if need be
  3. Hello All! I've missed being on the forums. College and work has kept me crazy busy! Who knew college would be this insane!!! Anyways Some updates The 60 hex is doing well. One of my filters is acting funny so I have to check on it. There are currently 4 little ones in there at the moment. 2 orandas, one pearlscale and a fantail. They're really little at the moment and with frequent WC's, they are thriving A week ago, I added in a giant comet who I had in QT. She is large(4 inches) but she's living there temporarily. She has a broken tail and doesn't swim very fast. I don't think the long fins help. Everyone in that tank is doing well and my water quality has been good, knock on wood. My pond is also doing well. The fish are staying near the bottom as the weather is cold here . They do come up when I'm near the pond to say hello I honestly have no idea how many fish are in there. It's hard to count them since they look the same for the most part lol. My 10 gal betta tank is also thriving with plants and Everitt is happy as usual. He's incredibly smart, well sorta. He swims into the net rather than spazzing out and getting away. And he knows when it's feeding time My main concern is with the 20 tall I have set up in my room. While I was away on vacation, the heater broke and my cichlids passed away. I felt terrible. So now, there are 2 WCMM's living in there. My question is, what do I do what that tank now? I want to set it up again but I don't know with what. I want something that won't need a bigger tank and still thrive. I want to spend under $50 on the tank. There is black sand as substrate, some plants and of course the filter. I can get another heater which I'm not including in the cost. I don't know what to put in. I'm trying to stay away from Cories and neons. Neons because they are crazy sensitive and cories just cause they get boring after a while. Any ideas? Thanks
  4. Sure! I'll have some pictures tomorrow. I should remember
  5. I wanted to share a quick personal story with you. So we have lots of hydrangeas planted in the front yard. All organic and no chemicals ever used in the area. We like growing more hydrangeas by taking cuttings and sticking them in the ground. It's hit and miss. I know that people do hydroponics and thought, why not try it with roses. So I took a divider(the types for separating baby fish from mother fish(the hard plastic type)), and stuck two stalks in there. It's only submersed about 3 inches and lo and behold, we have roots! And tiny buds! So I'm thinking, why not try with other plants? Anyone have experience with this? Thanks
  6. Hi So I'm getting some financial aid and I wanted to get a Fluval Edge 12 gallon. Well it's the tank or another tortoise. But I prefer a tank. Especially since it'd match my decor. And no, no goldfish will live in there. I currently own a 10 gal full set up in my room as a betta sorority. But it's not very attractive compared to the Edge. I love the way the Edge looks. It's beautiful. But I needed another opinion on them. I know they are a bit harder to clean, but I don't mind putting in the extra effort. Or maybe I can move the 10 gal to the bottom shelf and get the edge. But what would be advised to put in there? Any input? Thanks
  7. As one progressed, the other one who was bottom sitting is still doing so. No signs of dropsy. She is just bottom sitting a lot and eating.
  8. If needed, I use standard lighting and have an amazon sword, and two anubias growing. I also have some plastic plants as well. And there is a bubble wand as well.
  9. Hello Sorry I havent posted in ages. As some of you may know, one of my goldies has dropsy Well, is rather displaying the signs. But since I have her in QT and been using epsom salts( adding 4 tablespoons. It's a ten gallon tank) and doing 100% WC daily. She is picking up a bit. She was bottom sitting for a while, but she has gotten better a bit. And her pineconing has gone down a great deal and looks rather bloated as opposed to pineconed. I assume its good progress. This morning, she went for some flakes. And she isn't bottom sitting as much. Shes hanging out in the anacharis a bit actually. But, another fish(in my main tank) is acting a bit lethargic. She is eating and swimming but been going to the bottom of the tank and hanging around there more. Which is odd cause she usually hangs around the top of the tank. She is also my crippled fish. When I got her, she was torn up, but she is recovering well. I got her about 2 months ago. And QT her for 3 weeks til she looked a bit better. I just find it odd that she is hanging around the bottom so much. I lost a fish who was showing signs of dropsy within a few hours last month. I wasn't able to get on here for help however as we had the internet cut off due to a small billing dispute. I asked for in the wanted section for MetroMeds(I'm a bit short of money), but was told to post here and get more info to see if I really need it. Here are tank details Here is the info * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank)20 (0.o) * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC 30 and AC 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime after every WC(half dose) * Water temperature? 77F * How often do you change the water and how much? 80% bi weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today. 80%. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 gal. For over a year and a half * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 about 3 inches of body plus aboit an inch of tail * What do you feed your fish and how often? Peas, Omega One Flakes, Spirulina Disks and Pretty Pond Lionhead depending on the day of the week * Any new fish added to the tank? Nope * Any medications added to the tank? No. * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Dropsy. * 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.? Bottom sitting * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. I'm sorry everything is messy. I have family over and I'm typing this out as fast as I could. I'll be on and offline throughout the night, so please bear with my slowness. Any help at all would be amazing! Thanks!
  10. Why yes of course I got dog food That was the main reason to go I didn't get the chance to get him today. :/ I will tomorrow. I called the pet store and have him on reserve for me. Will get him tomorrow. I'm sorry. Pics when I get him
  11. Will be getting him in a few hours. Will post pics as well
  12. Qt is up and ready. Will get him tomorrow
  13. Hello As you may know, recently my large oranda was very sick. However, she died. She finally gave out according to my tenant who was watching my pets for me while I was gone. A family emergency had us leaving the state for a while in order to be with a very ill family member. I literally left within hours of finding out. I had my tenant tell me that the fish had gaven out that night and was frozen in a small container to be preserved to be burried when I came back home, which was 8 hours ago. She also did two water changes for me. She had trouble understanding the python cleaner but she managed. And I drifted off topic... I noticed that my tenant was over feeding my dogs and the dog food was running low, and so I made a run to the lfs. Perfect timing for a water quality check and buy dog food. Of course, me being the wanderer made my way into the fish room. And there he/she was. A cute little oranda. All white with a black stripe running from its wen to its tail. It's wen was had black on it which was cool . Sadly, the little dude was badly torn up. According to the fish room lady, he got sucked into the filter intake. And then the pleco and goldies they had in the tank had their way with the little fish and ripped him up even more, so they separated him. He was in the tank alone for about two weeks apparently. And he still is. And according to her, he is recovering. AND I am SOOOOOOO tempted to buy him. But I know that I was over stocked and I really shouldn't. But the urge to get him is overwhelming. I mean, I can always get him and up the water changes and add more plants and get a larger tank when I get my financial aid money(in October). But Lordy I am having urges. He is adorable. I did notice he had trouble swimming since his tail, anal fins, dorsal fins and a part of his pelvic fins are torn up. I know I shouldn't buy him but I'm like if I do this and this and this, he will be fine. And then I'm worried he might go to a home where the people keep him in bowls or in really bad conditions. I mean, its been two weeks and people haven't purchased him yet and he's only $2.99, but GAH! Fish owner problems...
  14. Should I do a water change in the QT? I salted before I read the edit. :/ I have no prime. I need to buy that soon as well as a test kit.
  15. Fresh water that was been in the QT tank. It sits in my room by the betta tank. No filter. I just salted to .1% and she is still moving her gills. Still on her side on the floor. I will surely change up my water regime. I always though that a range near .25 would be fine. But I will definitely change things up. Thank you so much. I hope she pulls through. And what makes is worse is that I can't tell if shes in pain or not. Because if she were I'd much rather euthanize her because I don't want her to be in any type of pain.
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