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  1. Gee! This is amazing! I've always wondered if goldies have teeth! I could swear I'd seen some in a big goldfish. But I could never have been sure. Thanks a lot for sharing this information.
  2. Wow! What an amazingly cute goldie! Looks like my Usher!
  3. I'm sorry about your poor fishes. How is the last one doing right now? Best wishes so that he pulls through. I'm sure experts would help you diagnose the underlying cause of this problem. As for the disinfecting part, I use Methylene blue, until the water (of course without fishes) turns deep blue to black under normal lighting, soak it for 5-6 hours, rinse repeatedly, until there is a very faint colour left in the water that you add. Keep in mind that Potassium Permanganate, Methylene blue, Malachite Green, all are potent stains and will stain your silicone sealant.
  4. Dawwwwwwww! I want one too for my tank! So cute! If it's labelled food grade HDPE, you are fine.
  5. Thank you very much for your assurance! I read a few days ago that cordless phone base stations emit a huge amount of power continuously, even when you're not on a call. The article said old models of analog cordless phones emit very little radiation, compared to today's digital, high frequency phones. That's why I was worried, because they have a fraction of body weight than us, and might be susceptible to the radiation doses that might reach lethal levels in them. Thanks a bunch for reassuring me. I'm getting one straight away!
  6. With the slashing of landline rates, I was just thinking about buying a cordless phone for my home. I am just worried will the cordless phone do any harm to my fishes as the radiation will be there 24X7 in my home and surroundings. Any day, fishes are my first concern, and I can do away well with a cordless phone. If it harms my fish just a bit then I shall not purchase one. I also turn off WiFi when I'm done working. I had narrowed down to a 5.8 GHz cordless phone instead of a DECT one, which operates at 1.9 GHz. Because, as far as I know, 5.8 GHz waves would get absorbed more and won't penetrate the water as much as 1.9 GHz waves would. The cordless phone can be kept at a maximum distance of 15 feet away from the aquarium, with no walls in between. So kindly can anyone advise me whether I shall go out and purchase a cordless phone or shall I refrain from doing it? Thank you everyone!
  7. Thank you for the link. Do you think Gelatin is harmful if fed daily? Because we love to eat sweets, that's why we think they'd love it as well!
  8. Mine prefer oranges. You can cut a thin slice (1/8 of the orange or less) and float the slice in the pond or tank. They'll attack it once they figure out that it is food. I only do this once or twice a year. It is a special treat. Really? Can't we feed citrus fruits daily? What do you feed them as a staple?
  9. My Prodac Test Kits were marked for use within 4 years after manufacture. Another local brand marked that was good for 3 years. Maybe we could take 4 years as a rule of thumb if stored as directed.
  10. Hahaha, the farting pic! Good idea about feeding them unripe bananas.
  11. Yes, we get frozen peas, but all are laden with artificial colours and preservatives. That's why I avoid them. Are you sure of that or is that just an expectation? Frozen peas are bright green, and freezing eliminates the need for preservatives, so that seems rather unlikely. Duckweed? Gee, that's a swell idea! We get duckweed to buy here. Can it be propagated in my planted aquarium? Duckweed will grow in an aquarium, however if there are goldfish in the aquarium they will we every last bit of duckweed, so it can't propagate there. Just put it in a tub with the used water from your water changes and it will grow well. The packet of freeze dried peas list Sodium Benzoate as the listed preservative. That's an irritant, right? Yes, I am planning to grow duckweed in my planted tank. Thank you! Yep! I am planning to make my gel food from instructions here on Kokos. Is gelatin safe in the long run when fed daily? Thank you so much for the information. Guess what? Last winter, my fish was all bloated up from broccoli and he was farting. FART ZONE!
  12. We face this problem in early summers when the humidity is low and the temps high. If adding water seems tiresome for an everyday job, I guess your best bet is an acrylic cover for the tank. The water would evaporate much less, and the sound would be dampened. If you can't get an acrylic cover custom-made, you can buy a 1 inch thick polystyrene foam sheet. Grab an exacto knife and cut it out according to the shape and size of the top part of your tank.
  13. Can I feed them sweet lemon? Citrus limetta?
  14. I'll keep that in mind. Thank you!
  15. I was thinking the same! It's not easy to get good mangoes here, so when I do get one, it's mine!! However I know they're in abundance in India, as well as lots of other delicious fruit. I was recently in Sri Lanka and was just like for an entire month. Yes, right. Mangoes are a tropical fruit and can be very pricey to get a hold of, in temperate areas. Bet you enjoyed the mangoes in Sri Lanka.
  16. Hehe, I will. Thank you for the assurance, and for the tip! Yes, we have spinach. Is it okay to feed them spinach? (Remember Popeye? I mean, the cartoon, not the fish disease. ) I am still rolling on the floor, laughing, after reading your signature. Lincoln and the internet! Indeed. You are right. Bananas and mangoes can get quite messy for the water. But once a month? Oops! I wish we could make it their staple food. But it's sugar anyway, and it's not a good idea. For treats, it's okay, right? Yes, we get frozen peas, but all are laden with artificial colours and preservatives. That's why I avoid them. Duckweed? Gee, that's a swell idea! We get duckweed to buy here. Can it be propagated in my planted aquarium?
  17. Thank you! That's a very informative reply. So I guess, I can't feed them bananas as well. Bananas contain lots of sugar. Yep, I have planned to pasteurise and freeze peas next winter for use in off season. That's a cool idea to feed lettuce! We're prolly stuck now to packed foods.
  18. It's summer, and the oranges, peas and lettuce are out of the market. So I was wondering if I could feed mango to my goldies, without posing a risk to their health. I prefer not to make dry fish food their staple food, and always try to rely on fresh, alternative foods.
  19. Good luck Mandy. Ich can be very persistent and frustrating to get rid of completely. You need careful strategies and lots of patience. Hope your fishes get better soon. According to my experience, at 30-32 degrees Centigrade, Ich dies off in 7 days without host. At 26 degrees, it takes 10-15 days. Add 5 days to these figures to be double sure. Look for signs of septicemia that could follow ich, as the organs of the fishes are injured and their immune systems overworked and compromised.
  20. Thank you so much for everyone's replies. They are so enriching indeed. I bet if you people collaborated and wrote a book on goldfishes, it'd be the best goldfish text book of all time.
  21. Thank you for the valuable information, shakaho. It must have been so traumatic for him to be in there, sticking his gills to the water remaining in the packing. That is so heartbreaking, Koko. Indeed. By the way, your DP made me crack up. Fart zone! LOL. That is some information! Thank you!
  22. Yeah, pure oxygen would extend the available oxygen to the fish, to about 4x times more than if environmental air were used, isn't it?
  23. Great to hear that! I like Ranchus because of the absence of dorsal fin! Thank you for the information. Pure oxygen from cylinders, right? Kordon breather bags seems a good idea.
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