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  1. They don't know what to do with all that space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/fish-eye?bffbmain&utm_term=4ldqpgp#4ldqpgp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. It's a gorgeous fish, but a hybrid of what? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I'm sure one of the helpful people will be around soon, but: I would stop any more medicating. I think you've tried the lot. I also would cease with the freeze dried food. Until help arrives, hang tight and good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It's Tapatalk's fault! When I switched to the web view, I could see it. I fully endorse using Epsom-laced feed as a way to treat intestinal parasites. I never cared for the amount we used in the water anyway. It's way too low to be effective. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Sharon, It looks like you have to be a member to view the thread from that forum... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Dog with goggle... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I'm not that concerned about the acclimating. Consider the current situation them being in shipping water. If there is a change, acclimate as per current acclimation protocol for receiving new fish. Btw, my suggestion of temporarily doing nothing is predicated on the supposition that the good woman will make a decision regarding the fish in the next couple of days haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. And now here comes the potentially very controversial suggestion If it were me, I would hold off on doing anything just yet. It seems to me that things are at an equilibrium. The tank has a lot of the nitrogen products, but the pH is also pretty low, which protects them from damage. Functionally, it seems to be the case. I have not of observations of darting fish or ammonia burns, etc. I would see what she decides about the fish. If she does make a commitment to keeping them, then implement the changes. I say this because they are currently in a state of equilibrium. If you start tinkering with it, you will want to bring it to a satisfactory end, whatever that may be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Taryl, RO water is not buffered, so it will not be able to affect the pH. That is why Sharon suggested it. In any scheme where you want to disturb the pH the least, change slowly, and use RO, because then you are influencing the pH changes the least. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Jason, I think you are going about it absolutely the right way. And I am totally happy that you are dating someone who sounds overall pretty excellent. Good luck with everything, and keep us updated. ______________ Myra, being a part of any community doesn't mean that we agree with everything everyone says or does. I am sure admin appreciates having you here, as does everyone. On the other hand, my mortal enemies are Jared and Lisa S. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. First, call the water utility to ask if there is a sudden change. 5 ppm is a lot, and you want to find out if they are aware. If they are not, they may come out and verify the readings. Also, is your tank cycled? Why do you have ammonia readings normally? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This. And there is the part that to the rest of the world, keeping goldfish in those conditions are somewhat normal, and far from being considered abuse. Yes, we know that they need much more. What to do? Patiently educate and advocate. Otherwise, people will just tune you out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Let's take a bet on when Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It's also on Amazon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Hi Lis, The amount of lipids derived from the garlic is minimal. Take a look at the nutritional profile of garlic, and how much fatty acid is in a cup. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2446/2 I don't think that this is really a concern, but if you are concerned, change foods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I don't think that range of nitrates is bad. In any case, to lower nitrates in these situations, these are my suggestions. They can be combined with each other: 1. Get nitrate-eating plants 2. Less fish 3. Less food 4. More frequent water change. 5. There are such things as nitrate filters, where the filter goes through the final anaerobic part of the nitrogen cycle to reduce nitrates, but I think this is a bit much.
  18. The jokers have been busy doing boring law stuff haha
  19. Imagine the gains that he will get from doing this!! (You pervs! I mean the satisfaction that he gets from providing the goldfish with an appropriate home!)
  20. :O So, Jason, let's get back to you and how your love life is being interfered with my non-compliant goldfish care
  21. is this THE Alex?!?! I must be dreaming. Are there multiple Alexes?
  22. I think a middle of the night covert operation to "rescue" all the fish and take them to your pond is the only possible option here! ????
  23. I would also like to chime in and say that I don't think it's productive if we go down the line of "he said, she said" or "this forum said this, while you said that." I don't think it helps the fish in the end. It's like getting opinions of doctors. In the end, you will have to pick one and go with it, and hope for the best of all outcomes. I don't know what would happen if you follow whichever doctor when I get a split in opinions, but I do know that if I try to follow disagreeing opinions, disaster ensues. Having said all that, congrats on your 13 year old goldfish. That is a huge accomplishment, and I salute you. Best wishes, and I hope the fish recovers quickly and fully! Alex
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