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    2 teles, 3 oranda, 1 shubunin, 1 koi
  1. I microwaved it in a half cup of water for a minute. I worried that if I cook it any more that the good stuff will cook away. I'll run down and check on their progress. I'm also looking into a mortar and pestle so I can smash it up/"pre-chew" it without gel since my gel food always ends up with bubbles :/
  2. Hey guys, I've tried feeding my goldfish blanched baby spinach a few times but they never seem able to rip the leaves... They just take turns sucking at it for a long time. Even after I pre-ripped the leaf, they couldn't pull anything off. Will they get the hang of it eventually or are they, um, leaf challenged? I guess that would mean it's a "go" for my planted tank ideas haha. I have seen my one big oranda go to town on a yellowing/dying dwarf onion leaf (got crimped during a water change). I swear she did an alligator death roll to rip it off So I guess at least one of them has the skills. One of the spinach leaves came out of the clip and my 1" oranda was chasing it around but still couldn't get anything off it. Funny to watch though since it was bigger than her
  3. I have 4 corys in a 15 gallon with 5 baby guppies (less than 1/2"). 2 spotted, 1 julii, 1 green/bronze. I got the set of corries before I knew they weren't breeds like dogs, they're species... One day I'll fix that... Anyway, I found eggs this morning after making a lazy attempt at breeding them (I just added some peat granular in the filter that came with my fluval 405 that my goldfish have no use for). I don't know who bred with who or if they're even fertilized... They're brownish. Any ideas? I tried breeding because I thought it would be interesting and I don't have money to buy more atm so I thought I'd try making more in the mean time.
  4. I think I'm going to finish the 3-4 week jungle treatment now that i've started anyway. I'm not comfortable leaving the pinworms there. I'll feed peas on the off days though so their systems will be clear when it's time for normal food again. I'm having a lot of trouble with the GC food making my fish floaty... I'm not sure what that's about... should I soak it first? How long?
  5. I just went down again and he had a 2" long poo coming from him. It was the color of the Jump start I fed him on Saturday. I think it was a half inch of that, giant bubble, followed by bits of dark green, then a long batch of the light brown jump start. He's still going on that. Still swollen for now. Time will tell.
  6. Could I epsom him? or maybe feed him a grain of it? He looks like he's in pain when he's pooping and he's started yawning a lot (maybe getting gill flukes out, I just added the second treatment of prazipro). He gets all clampy when he's pooping His latest poo had a couple tiny bubbles, was rather thin, the food there was was dark green, and it was kinda empty.
  7. Um I might have found the problem. I do think there are pinworms in there but if they've lived this long with not much of a problem and the shubunkin has always been healthy, a coward, but healthy. When I got home on Sunday I found a metal ball bearing in the tank. I took it out thinking "well good thing I got it out before something bad happened" and left it at that. I just found another one. Here's a pic with a paperclip. It's a 1" normal paperclip. They're definitely metal. I'm thinking lead... I have no idea where these are coming from! I'm guessing it's possible that my shubbie accidentally ate one and it blocked him up... Now what?
  8. Ok, I'm convinced they're pinworms or threadworms. I fed them the food early this morning and then changed the water. There were tons in the water. Quite a few super long ones and zillions of shorter ones. The longer ones could swim/wiggle well while the others sank. I was sucking them out with a baster but then gave up. Too many. Then I was adding the .01% salt back in for my prazi treatment and to cure my curiosity, I put some of the salt solution (the dissolved salt that would be added anyway) in the baster and squirted it at a worm. It turned yellow and died in 2 seconds!! All of the short ones were on the bottom so I squirted away. I hope this really got their numbers down. My shubbie's bulge is almost squaring off now and is firmer than it was. I have a feeling I'm going to go down there in a couple days and he'll be pooping dead worms with gusto. Day 1: complete. I hope he makes it... I think the pinworms showed up after I moved my fish into my 75 gallon from my 15 almost 2 years ago and added fish from the lps by my uni. When I first saw it, I posted on here and it was ID'd as planaria... which it is defs not. I have had that in a storage bin a while back so at least I know them now and can see the difference. So they've been in the tank for well over a year and might be why my one of my fish hasn't grown much and has constipation issues. It'll be interesting after these worms are gone. It's kinda of good my shubbie showed this type of symptom or I never would have known. Thanks for your support so far!
  9. Ok, cool. I have a fish that eats bubbles when he's hungry so they'll get peas on those off days. I have enough for a couple days at least and what I have is old anyway so I'll pick up some more today and start stuffing the fish full of it. Oddly enough, I refer to most of my fish as boys... there's only a couple girls. I wouldn't be surprised if they're all girls! lol No one has breeding stars so even if those were eggs, they're not going to turn into fish cuz no men are ready :/ Oh well, maybe another time!
  10. Should I feed everyone the jungle anti parasite food? I have a feeling this is an overload of pinworms because I just saw a large one swimming around. All my fish pick up each others' poo thinking it's food so they probably all have them... joy. Oh, and I forget, can I feed them between the AP days?
  11. Ok, I'm on it. Question: can I use metro meds for 3 days on and 3 days off like jungle? Um, I found this in the tank this morning... are those eggs? They're on a water onion... They could just be bubbles... I know if the shubbie did lay eggs that only about this many would make it... my fish are vacuum cleaners..
  12. <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid975.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae232%2Fyuko_imara%2FFish%2FVIDEO0003.mp4"> Here's the video.
  13. I have no idea if he's a boy or not... I've always just called it a "him"... that could explain some things... I do have some jungle anti-parasite. I'll go see if he'll pose for a video. He's always been such a pain with film... And, yes, I have added unQT fish in the past after I had prazied over a year ago. I don't do that anymore...
  14. * Ammonia Level 0ppm * Nitrite Level 0ppm * Nitrate level 10ppm (I killed my complete cycle and added plants) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? Was 58 but now is 78 over the past couple days. I don't trust my heaters with my parent's attention so they were stuck in 58* water. I'm still trying to figure out how to get my heater to keep it at 72 instead. It's set to 68 now... * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons, almost 2 years. It's been moved a couple times but has been here for almost a year. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 405. * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every week. I am going to have to change that as the nitrates build up and started parazi yesterday. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday after adding fish. * How many fish in the tank and their size? There was 4 fish to start. 1:4"koi, 2:3-4" oranda, and the shubunkin in question. I just added 2 more oranda and 2 telescope so I can treat all fish for flukes and then return them to their proper sterilized tanks. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? I have been trying up their food because they have never grown much even with proper stocking. I was looking at how much I was feeding them vs how much my brother feeds his fish and I felt I was making my fish suffer malnutrition. I just started them on Jump Start from GC but with one of my fish getting over stressed from the move, I have started them on peas for a few days to get his bubbles out. I fed them a good amount yesterday and then a little later I noticed his bulge. I don't think it could have gotten to his butt that fast though. I think it might have not noticed it right away... but now since I did, I've been staring at his butt all the time... o.o; * Any new fish added to the tank? Just added 2 oranda and two teles. * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi Pro yesterday. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I had my parents salt the tank while I was in Australia but I haven't done anything with it in about a year. (why I'm treating for flukes now) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Other than the bulge, all is fine. His vent isn't even red... Just stretchy... He's even pooping fine. It looks like there could be a small white thing between his vent and his tail.... but it's hard to see. He will not sit still for a photo... :/ * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The unusual behavior for this fish is boldness! He was always a very submissive and skittish fish but now is voracious and very quick to get food. Even peas which he never cared for before. His scales aren't lifting or anything. He looks blocked up but he's pooping fine... I couldn't get him to sit still but here's a drawing: Him from January
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