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  1. For my tank...it seems like they all circle it until one decides to be brave and takes a nibble. Soon as he goes back for a second nibble then the swarm happens.
  2. Yay!!! Can't wait to see updates on your littles ones!!! I love fry
  3. Yay for the ICH...I wish I could help with the rings...
  4. Jealous doesn't even describe what I am feeling!! Looks fabulous! And I love your blackmoor
  5. Love the open mouth pictures but this one is my fav!!! Beautiful colors
  6. And my pond envy once again rears it's head....one day...one day!
  7. lovely!!! I wish rainbows and GF had similar requirments - think of how stunning that tank would be!
  8. Once again a reason to thank the python! I was getting exhausted just thinking about the work it would take to manually change the water on that many tanks! Only way to keep sanity would be to do some each day I think lol
  9. What kind of rainbowfish? I used to keep threadfins and if I ever do a tropical tank again I am definitely grabbing more of those! I loved the males coloring and clicking to the females
  10. Looks fantastic! What are your stocking plans?
  11. Holy cow...or should I say fish!!! Applauding you now as I have a feeling you are going to be exhausted in a few weeks. What type of set up are you going to be using for rearing? even if you do a 80% cull rate...that is STILL over a 100 GF!!!!
  12. His poos haven't been massive poo trails but when I do start feeding him them it will be in small amounts to see how he handles it. I wasn't really surprised (wasn't expecting it but had read up on others having similar issues). All goldfish are going to tolerate different foods in different ways. If it's just his tummy can't handle it then I'll keep it from his environment
  13. Thinking of using this thread to keep an overall record of the tank, figured I might as well. In the original posting, I have 6 GF in the tank - 2 fantails, 1 oranda, 1 lionhead, 1 blackmoor and 1 ryukin. I have noticed that since adding in Hikari Lionhead to their food rotation, they ryukin sometimes exhibits floaty/hovering behavior after eating. He quickly swims up to the front of the tank if I approach or move the lid as if going to feed them, no other symptoms and normal poo. The other five have been acting normal. When I feed Omega, peas, spinach, zucchini or bloodworms there is no floatiness. Water parameters on the 72 gallon last night were = ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate between 5-10ppm. (I do my main water changes on Friday evenings / Sat mornings so the readings were taken yesterday on Weds night with tomorrow being Friday - just added this bit so I can look back in the future and not need to whip out a calendar to see when I was posting this!) To test the food theory, I have moved him back to the 26 gallon tank last night after checking the water parameters. (It's the tank I use primarily for QT - has a cycled filter and is ideal for him considering he, the moor and the lionhead just came out of it on Sunday). I am withholding Hikari Lionhead from his diet for a few days to see if his behavior continues like normal then I will experiment with a small feeding of Hikari to see if any floatiness results. If so then he may end up living in the 26 gallon with his *special* diet.
  14. hmmm. Seems Hikari Lionhead makes my Ryukin a bit floaty - After feeding H. Lionhead he tends to hang up towards the back corner for a bit. (If I walk up to the tank or move the lid he darts right to me/the front and swims/ begs for food like normal.) Poo has been normal and no other symptoms. All other fish have been acting normally. Only happens after a feeding with H Lionhead. I have moved him by himself in the 26 gallon again temporarily to watch him and he hasn't done any floaty/hovering behaviors since not being fed this food. Will give him a week with out it then see how he does again, if any floatiness he will probably live in the 26 gallon.
  15. jenste

    Rescue Betta

    not to be redundant but I'd also love a picture of him rocking his new home! I have a soft spot for bettas....I don't have any right now as it seems I can never have *just one!*
  16. Thank you!! They seem to enjoy the changes! I love walking by and seeing little butts wiggling in the plants. It definitely seems to have caused more hunting around for food - they forage in and around the plants all day
  17. Thanks Cdionne! Thank you FishyMandy Thank you - I blame you guys on the forum for making me want to improve my tank...after seeing so many gorgeous ones here mine just wasn't meeting standards anymore!
  18. Ditto! They blend in so seamlessly. I would worry about the, leeching but soaking and removing the wire probably makes them safer than half of what is sold for aquaria Really, it's gorgeous and looks entirely organic. Thank you guys! I have more than a few cuts as I am not the best with tools but my husband helped with the thicker pieces that were a bit more stubborn - Once I had it in my mind that I was redoing the tank on Sunday there was no stopping me!
  19. Thank you! I will probably tinker a little bit but for now I am quite happy. I have been hating the nearly empty look
  20. I'll have to see how they do as they grow, they are still fairly young ranging from 9g to 38g . I am hoping they outgrow this....part of what drives me crazy if half the time they are not even EATING the plants, it more seems like they enjoy shredding them
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