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    6 Orandas and Ryukins in a slightly planted tank :)
  1. Sure! I'll have some pictures tomorrow. I should remember
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. It's our duty. I'm gonna be the same way, aren't I?! dnalex - Will do!
  8. Yeah, may be a bit too late by then. I sent a PM to Mr. B about it. Thanks though
  9. Thanks for all the offers and help! Waiting on replies from the PMs. Dad isn't letting me use his CC. He's paranoid. And super strict and I hate it. I'm waiting to get approval for a school credit card at the moment to use financial aid funds for the next semester, so I will have my own card and not be so dependent on my parents. It's odd though. He lets me use his PayPal. WHY ARE PARENTS SO WEIRD?! My little one looks a little bit better, but she's still under the weather. And another goldie in the main tank is acting funny. She's staying toward the bottom of the tank more and more. Hoping she isnt sick! My params look good. I don't know what's going on. Hopefully the MetroMeds will help! Once again! Thank you all!
  10. If anyone needs more info on what I'm currently doing for treatment, I have her in a 10 gallon tank with an AC two, a small airstone and a heater. I am doing 100% WC changes daily so far and I am using epsom salts. She is eating a little bit but she is mostly hiding in the corner. I kept the lights off so she doesn't get stressed and she is in the guest bedroom(lowest traffic area in our house.) Once again, it'd be great if anyone can help
  11. Hello! Is anyone giving away any Metro-Meds? I havent posted in AGES. I've been busy with college (I swear, college is making me go BROKE! Books are CRAZY expensive and classes cost an arm and a leg!) and after recently purchasing a German Shepherd puppy, life is hectic! Anyways. I have cut my numbers down in my tank to 4. 60 gallons of water to 4 Orandas. I did have 5 but let me tell you what happened. Dropsy, and one of my newer guys(well she went into the tank from QT about 3 weeks ago) is sorta pineconing. I already lost one to dropsy a month ago, I really don't want to lose another. It was literally pineconing in the morning and gone the next night. The one who is currently sick, she is back in the qt tank. It's odd really. My water quality is near pristine and I haven't added anything to the tank and I'm still doing the same cleaning routine with larger water changes as once suggested and gravel vacuuming. I would've gladly purchased some MM from GC, however, my dad refuses to use Google Checkout and I don't have proper funds(aside from PayPal). If anyone is giving away some MM, I would appreciate some help I'm certain I can use paypal if shipping is a problem. I don't think I need a whole lot. Just enough for the little one and possibly some to treat the others. Thank you soooo much! I really would be extremely grateful for any help. I don't want my baby to die. :/
  12. 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
  13. Will be getting him in a few hours. Will post pics as well
  14. Qt is up and ready. Will get him tomorrow
  15. 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...
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