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  1. 2 days ago i caught my ryukin tank inhabitants getting frisky! I first noticed my female red/white playing in the mops with a calico male. First thought was dang a bunch of mutts then i noticed the female calico and male red/white was also getting in on it. To prevent cross contamination I hand spawned a batch of calicos and a batch of red/whites. Today we have eyes looking back from both batches. Hopefully they will hatch in the next 24-36 hours. I think tis the season seems to be alot of activity in the breeding forum the last week or 2. ;)

  2. The only way i have found to be 100% sure on the sex of a goldfish is to catch them spawning. Some people can vent them but they look to similar to me so i dont even try. I will also add that my female calico ryukin has better breeding stars than any of my males so breeding stars are NOT a sure way to sex a fish.

  3. you would probably cry if you knew what all was in my 90 gallon planted tropical tank. Although it is a rather strange stocking list everything seems to do well together. I am not saying they ones you pointed out are good scenerios just saying that sometimes the weirdiest combos work out it all depends on the fish at hand.

  4. Here are a few pics of 2 of the fish. Its hard to see but when you look at the ones that do not have any wen then look at one of these 2 it is noticable. Sorry about the low quality photos




  5. I want a close up of those tri color dudes :thumb:

    I think it may have been just a color change phase. I have a few that are tri colored but the black is goin away. Yesterday i did however notice tiny little wens on a few! :rockon

  6. I have seen alot of them and would love to build a large one someday. If i were going to do it I would reinforce it with a layer of fiberglass. The paint really worries me it is very thin and a scratch to it would result in what David said a leaky tank with a rotten bottom.

  7. Sweet! I have never had any glo fish but have had a uv reactive axolotl. I am not sure what to think about them? They are very cool but very unnatural. I guess you can always count on the goldie keeper to like the unnatural ;) The cool thing is they will breed true, but since they are patented it would be illegal to sell the fry. Don't ask me how you patent an animal but apparently they are? I have had a few friends that have spawned them and from what they have told me the eggs are uv reactive as well.

  8. Got 10 more out of mom today for a total of 22. It is seriously the coolest thing ever to watch a teeny little yellow baby come swimming out of mom's mouth. And another. And another. And another. :lol

    not a bad haul! I figured there was a few more in there. I miss my cichlid breeding days sometimes. Seeing baby cichilds always brings a smile to my face. I am especially fond of the yellow labs.

  9. I find this topic interesting. First i guess i dont understand the gel food reason or concept. Is there a reason for making it gel? or is it just the ingredents that use for the anti floating properties that make it gel? I make alot of the food i feed my fish but never add anything to make it gel. I only have one ryukin that likes to get floaty. When I feed my homemade green mix it helps alot though. My buddy and I usually get together and make around 30-40 lbs of food when we do it every few months.

  10. A member here recently was able to save her fish after the tail rotted off entirely. The fish is doing well and growing a new tail. With proper care and luck, you might be able to save your fish. :)

    I agree that you need to get your parameters in line.

    I think getting the parameters in line should be your first concern. Alot of your problems probably stem from them and also any treatment you give your fish will not be well received if they are not in good clean water. If you can get the water as close to perfect as possible before you do anymore meds your fish will benefit greatly. Hang in there I know it is tough, but i would first start out with a 80-90% water change if your tap water is ammonia free.

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