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    Moonbub - Pearlscale; & Baby Bub Bub - Ranchu.

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  1. I'm looking to treat my fancy goldies to a lovely new oxygen pump for their 125 litre tank. I was given my first oxygen pump 2nd hand and unfortunately it doesn't have any manufacturing name on it and I'm scared to turn it upside-down and look on the base because if an oxygen tube falls out of it, it's a PAIN trying to wedge it back into a hole! >.< It's getting old now and it isn't doing as good a job as it used to. I would like one with two holes or maybe more? If there are any especially good brands I should be looking out for (or any to avoid!) do tell me. :3 Thank you so much my fellow fishy lovers! - S.
  2. I am glad it went away on its own! One of my fish has had these recurring red spots in his wen as well. If it happens again just keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away on its own in a couple days or gets worse let us know! Thank you so much!! I am so relived right now. Baby Bub Bub has always been an extremely healthy, active and happy fish. My pearlscale, Moonbub, has been battling with swimbladder for a while; I would hate for them both to be brought down by anything. I'll report back if Baby Bub Bub has any more wen problems! It almost looked like he had a few "angry face" days.
  3. Very, very odd.. It's actually cleared up now - he's pretty much entirely back to normal within a few days. No intervention.. his wen has gone back to his usual white. I've never heard of this kind of thing happening, but I'm glad he's back to normal.
  4. My lionhead goldie used to had an orange head when I bought him. You can see Baby Bub Bub in my signature image. Over time, say, a year, it faded to white. However, through the course of just a week his head is orange / red... ?! It's different to before - now, it is literally his entire head. His health seems fine, he's lively as ever. But I'm not sure about this colour change - is this normal? The colour looks like it's "inside", as in, through the transparency of the flesh of his head, as opposed to the flesh itself. Should I be worried? :S
  5. HAHAHAHA!! Genius!! Your inquisitive Oranda is like "What is THIS?" XD How are they getting along with him?
  6. I've been showing EVERYONE this video but I don't know anyone who loves fish half as much as I do. I thought people here would understand! <3 I took this video on my mobile phones camera, so the quality isn't great, and I also added the music on my phone too. But I am still so proud! The lights of my life -
  7. All water parms are fine, feeding is all fine, etc, but my pearlie seems to ocassionally bottom sit in the night when he sleeps. He doesn't look "heavy" on the bottom of the tank, as though his full weight is on the bottom, and sometimes hovvers just a tiny little bit. He is around a year and a quarter old. He doesn't look unhealthy but I do worry when he bottom sits at night. Should I be worried? Or is this a normal behaviour? I would worry if his bottom sitting was constant, but is night-time bottom sitting a cuse for concern? Or should every occurance of bottom sitting be a cause for concern? <3 Thanks all. x
  8. Woooow those are exquisite! I especially love the 2nd!! <3 Are you going to name them?
  9. Both of mine are wigglers! Baby Bub Bub is much clumsier, especially at feeding time, he gets very excited; Moonbub is a slightly more graceful wiggler.
  10. Eeeee!! Those colours..! Intoxicating. They look luminous. <3
  11. Thank you so much both of you! I am VERY relieved if it is just a regular colour change! I think taking those pictures has helped me better observe him - sometimes it's difficult to properly examine him in his tank because he's especially active when I near the tank! I love that about both my Bubs, but sometimes I do wish they'd keep still and let me check them out! I installed my Fluval filter back into the tank this evening. It stopped working last year and I had to get a new filter, but I turn the Fluval on today just to check - and so far, it seems to be working just fine! I don't doubt that it's got a much, much higher water turn-over rate than the other one. The only downfall so far is that keeping the waterfall above the surface of the water makes a looooot of noise! >.< I'd like to perhaps get more oxygen stones. My pump has two ports for two stones but I'm curious as to if there are pumps with more ports? Although the oxygen stones don't seem to cause a great deal much in the way of surface water agitation so I suppose what I should do is be looking at a more quiet filter. They both happily took pellets from my hand today; they definitely seem to associate my hand with food, so it was very easy for them to just "pluck" the food from my hand under the water. It's so much better than hoping they might see a sinking pellet sinking in the tank and chase it! Sometimes if they see a pellet sinking, they'll chase for a bit and then just leave it! The only problem at the moment, is that they both seem hyperactive and Baby Bub Bub is being quite bossy. I hope they're hyperactive because the changes are positive rather than negative. I hope they are happy though.. *phew* <3
  12. Thanks a million for your responses Tay, you have been so quick! <3 I'll upgrade my cleaning to 50% I have one tub of sinking pellets, and two tubs of flakes. My Ranchu seems to prefer the floating flakes whereas my Pearlie much prefers sinking pellets. I have two large oxygen sticks although I am unsure as to if these, combined with the filter (which is not super powerful but seems to do the chemical job), provide sufficient surface aggitation. I should probably get a more powerful filter.
  13. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 0.5. [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 8.5 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 8.5 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Drops. Nutrafin Essential Mini-Master Test Kit for fresh water. [*]Water temperature? 77 f. [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 120 litres. Since around May 2009. [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Unsure of brand, though seems to do it's job at removing ammonia, etc! Size, aroudn 8 - 9 inches. [*]How often do you change the water and how much? Once weekly - 25 - 35%. [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? Two. Pearlscale around 1 inch, not including tail. Ranchu around 2 inches. [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Nutrafin Cycle & Aqua-Plus. [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Bloodworm, free-dried Daphnia, Tetra Pro Vegetable, Tetra Goldfish Complete Food, and Tetra Fish Goldfish Japan. I alternate between these daily. I feed them a healthy pinch twice each day. [*]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? Colour changes on Ranchu. Patches of colour seemingly "wearing off". I can't tell if it looks like colour is fading. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Fish feeding well. Slightly lethargic. Frequently gasping at surface although stops when I pass the tank. The picture I got today aren't as bright or saturated as the ones I took earlier this year. The colour (where there IS colour on him) are still as intense as on Feb, but you can see the changes where it looks as though colour has almosr rubbed off him to reveal white. Baby Bub Bub frequently gasps for air at the top now. He stops when I near the tank.. Feb this year: Today: * Feb this year: Today: His "stripe" down his nose used to be a lot more "definite".. Could this be natural colour change? Or signs of a problem? To me he looks less healthy than he used to..
  14. Eee I have been in a befuddle just now trying to get pictures! >.< It's almost impossible to get pictures of my fish as I only have a camera on my mobile phone which is really bad quality. I am going to try to get ahold of a camera from someone tomorrow so I can show you guys. For some reason I'm having trouble understanding if it's white spot or not.. I think the general colour of my Ranchu is changing: the orange is fading on the tail fin as well as the orange wen which is making me question white spot and think it could be general colour fade? Fins are not clamped or ragged. But then what could be causing this colour fade? I have pictures of my goldfish from February this year, so when I get images tomorrow I will put them side by side so you can see the changes.
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