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The Dragon's Rose

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  1. Also, just to be clear: the fish are free, but should I wind up shipping them the cost for that is on the recipient. They would probably do well in a pond as long as it's protected from birds, and are very friendly! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. The white one is the largest at about 3" total length. I'm not keen on the idea of trying to ship them though. I've never even received fish shipped, let alone tried to do it myself, so I don't really have any idea how to go about it. That's not to say I'm totally opposed, I'd just need explicit, detailed instructions to even consider it... even then I'd be more comfortable if they went home locally. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all, been a while since I've been on here. My medical issues have gotten to the point that I can't keep up with my maintenance schedule anymore, so it's time to switch to something a little less intense than goldies. [emoji22] I just lost the last of my adults, and have 4 young fish that were bred (surprised me) in my tank. They need a new home in the Portland Oregon area. I am willing/able to drive some to meet you if need be, but would prefer not to if possible. Thanks! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. Just got home, he is gone, thank you all for your concern and attempt to help Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. Mischief had a big spazz attack a little while ago, then seemed to get stuck face down between the glass and some plants. I rescued him, and he seemed fine, went on to other things and mom came to get me, he looked like this: I thought maybe he gut something stuck where it didn't belong, and checked his gills as best I could, but didn't find anything. Eyes are clear, nothing appears swollen, no raised scales. I'm at a loss as to what's up. Can't find the form for a full list of everything needed, but ammonia and nitrIte are 0, nitrAte is 5-10. At anew appointment, and won't be able to get back to this for 60-90 minutes. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. Good to know, thank you. Also, I offer profuse thanks for your help. We may not have been able to save her, but I greatly appreciate the calm and concise assistance.
  7. That's just it, we get a LOT of rain here this time of year, and most of our storm drains go to streams, with fish. Not knowing what killed her, I'm hesitant to take the (admittedly small) risk it could get to the local fish population.
  8. Oh, also... recommendations on the best... ahh... disposal, method? I don't feel right putting her in the trash, but I'm not really sure what else to do.
  9. Ok, so now the initial shock is passing... and I'm really curious what it actually was that made her swell so badly, is there any way to really know?
  10. Opened QT to check on her today, she's gone. She was the one I was most attached to, my secret favorite, of my original goldies, she was the only one I had picked. There will be a BIG empty spot in the tank without her.
  11. Ok, opened up QT to switch buckets for her w/c, and found her like this... She CAN right herself, but has to work hard at it and prefers not to. I also noticed a spot on her belly that looks sort-of like a busted blood vessel, but I'm not really sure what it is: Her spine also seems to be curving upwards, ii looks like maybe just because her belly is so swollen, and it has to, but again I'm not sure: that bump between her head and dorsal isn't usually so pronounced. I feel like she is more swollen overall, but her eyes look better, not sure what to do. Continuing with the w/c for now, if I hear anything back before I sleep, I'll try to get it done. I don't think I could handle her being dead when I wake up... she hasn't been eating either. I also noticed when I picked her up to switch buckets, that her belly is VERY soft. I touched it very lightly, but it felt like I could poke my finger through without even noticing. I've been as gentle as I possibly can be every time I've moved her, so I don't think my handling has done harm, but all the fight seems to have gone out of her.
  12. Kind of what I figured, it's not like it's coming off in massive quantities.
  13. Ok, morning update... her eyes are just about back to normal, they'll probably be there tomorrow. Her body is still very round, I really don't see any difference there. I have noticed, however, that she seems to be shedding a fair bit of slime coat. It isn't enough that I'm seriously worried at this point, but then I'm not really sure if I should be. It's MAYBE 1/2 tsp every 12 hrs or so... is this enough that I ought to be concerned, or just something to be expected at this point?
  14. On another note, her eyes are looking much better today. They still have a pale ring around them, but they aren't bulging out like a creepy clown anymore.
  15. Bottom 16" x 10.5" Top 18" x 12" (at water line) Water line is aprox 10.5" I could potentially get another 1.5" or so in height if I can find a way to successfully plug two holes where the handles are, but I don't have any silicone on hand to do this with (if I did, it would be done already)
  16. No, I didn't actually measure... just bought the largest container I thought I'd be able to lift when full. It is labeled as a 10g, but when comparing it visually to a 5g home Depot bucket (which I'm pretty sure is actually 5g) it isn't double the size, maybe about half again. I know this would be way better and easier if it were actually a 10g, but I definitely couldn't lift anything larger. Her eyes are looking a bit better than this morning, but she is still quite round. I will not be able to measure the volume of the tub until morning, so I'm hesitant to add anything more than the salt unless you think I should. I will feed her before bed. I soak the food because some of them tend to get a little floaty when I don't, but I never thought about the lost nutrients. I'm open to suggestions on that.
  17. My appologies on the water conditioner, autocorrect changed it, it IS prime. I bought the smaller containers because I can't lift much, and my w/c hose won't work with a container on the floor. I DID take one of my biomedia scrungies out of the sump and pinned it on top of the air stone with a rock (it's still open enough to work I think) so now she is getting some biofilter, if not mechanical. Meds bought are API triple sulfa and general cure. She hasn't had ANY food since Saturday morning.
  18. 10g tub. It's a little bit of a tight fit for her, but she can be fully stretched out in all directions. She won't be getting rambunctious in there, but it's not like she needs to in QT, right? Ammonia is aprox 1ppm, w/c starting.
  19. Also, I'm not super familiar with proper QT procedure, should I change her water before I leave the house today? She's been in for about 12 hrs at this point, it's a 10g tub.
  20. Dorsal is also more up than down when she is resting!
  21. Ok, morning update. I feel like her eyes are less bulge-y, at least a little, but she still looks super pregnant. On the good side, she was excited when I took the lid off her QT and did the "feed me" dance. She also still seems able to move reasonably well in all directions, but it's a "pregnant waddle" as opposed to her usual derpy self.
  22. Ok, so she is in QT, has been for a bit. Not feeling good enough to run from the net, but feisty enough to send a big splash halfway across the room. Going to bed, will update in the morning.
  23. I can pull an air stone out of the main tank, I figured the AC would be too much.
  24. Meds purchased, will get Epsom salts and qt container omw home. When I qt, should I put a filter on it? I have a spare AC 110.
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