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  1. Thanks for offering, im going to see if I can get someone local to take them just because im so scared of them dying by post, but if i have no choise I will do it, thankyou so much for the info! So the offer is still up for anyone seeing this thread, although I am one fish down. Rupert died mysteriously but I don't think he has any parasites or anything as the tank as been treated, rupert appeared to have other issues from him as he had a bit of a bent spine and fins and was unusually small for his age, i assume he might have been stunted. Need a home for my babies, anyone near kelowna please respond
  2. Rupert died, we couldn't convince him to eat anything but thanks for the suggestion Helen. Gosh this sucks. Thanks everyone
  3. We are organizing an ice cream tub to out him in we tried the local superstore for clove oil we could treat him if possible but he looks real bad ill mention he has had issues with tumours growing on him they come and go frequently could a Tumor have grown inside him? He won't eat or poop
  4. Ok I'm overseas my husband is looking after my fish he said suddenly Rupert's taken a turn for the worst he was totally fine a couple days ago said he kept to himself but now he's upside down barely breathing and if he's not pokeing Bunkin away the Bunkin is eating him alive they tried to get clove oil at the store it doesn't exist as far as they know we have no where to put Rupert as the quantine tank is housing some tenporaries who have who knows what diseases but Cody didn't cross contaminate we don't know what to do he's suffering I don't understand why this happend A video is being processed of him currently I have no specs on the water as Im not there to test it myself but everytime Cody turns around he's getting eatin I don't have much hope for recovery :"(. I have to go out but ill give cody my password he might make posts on my behalf our poor Rupert
  5. Wow awesome pond! You have alot of setups, you sound like a perfect foster parent for my goldies, but how does shipping work? I'm a little scared of it, how much do you think it would cost? What shipping company does fish? Thanks so much for showing interest
  6. Hey guys, I wasn't sure where to put this. I lived in Canada for 2 years and while I was there I fell in love with goldfish keeping, I didn't know what I was getting into, and fell in love with some special Goldies. I am currently in Australia with my husband staying in Canada for a few months until he can get here , and we can't afford/don't have the means to bring them with us. This is a really difficult desision for me, might be weird but I'm very attatched to my guys. Spent some hard and good times sitting by that tank, I got my fish as babies they've grown so much and I've spent a lot of money taking care of them medicating and yeah, I know I'm asking a big request so I don't expect any money for them and whoever takes them gets everything free the tank the filters the stands all my foods and accessories. This is really hard for me. I just want someone to take really good care of them. I'd love for them to have some kinda paradise live in a big pond they are probably too small fora pond but I just want them taken care of, and. I would love the person who takes them to be good with technology and send me pictures of them now and again through email. I'm going to update this with more information tomorrow, I just need to make this post before its too late and I stop my desision, I can't wait till the last minute or they will have to be dumped on somone who won't look after them or a diseased pet store. If anyone in the area by some chance has a paradise for them or anyone interested in just looking after them please let me know. I will give details and pictures and personality profiles tomorrow. Thankyou guys
  7. Yeah I thought it would be stressful I just having a hard time funding a nice pond but ill look more seriously when everything's 100% going to happen. Thanks guys!
  8. Hey everyone, I don't know if this is a controversial topic or not, but I'm planning to move to Australia from Canada and in a perfect world I would have my fishies with me, is there any safe way to transport them? Is there a company that does it? Has anyone had experiences with it? I know people buy fish online and it must get shipped to them somehow. If anyone knows the process/price of this I'd appreciate some input. The alternative would be finding someone on kokos who might take them and if I can't it would be to the pet shop.. Where they would likely perish so I'd just like to see if this is possible. If it helps I have 4 commons about 2-3 inches each and an Oranda 2 inches long. I've had them for I think almost 2 years now.
  9. Hey guys sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but my sister is getting kicked out of her rental property very soon and i live in a room in someone elses house so i have no room for her tank and her fish, she also needs the money from the tank to help for rent for her new house if she finds one. It is a 30 gallon tank with a whisper filter with DIY media, no disease history in the tank for the year shes had it, fish are completely healthy 2 large fantails and 1 large lionhead/ranchu/lionchu (not sure what it is) tank was treated with prazi anyway but none of them have been sick. it comes with 2 led bubble wands with lights and suction cups, one wand is white lights the other rainbow lights, couple ornaments and such, the bedding is Agonite Sand that is white and causes no gill irritation or anything, obviously comes with a motor for the 2 bubblers, cleaning tools nets and a big bucket, a siphon, working lights that were JUST changed so the bulbs are new, and other little random accesories. In total it cost about 500-600$ but shed be happy if we can sell it for 200$ with everything included, the fish were supposed to be her daughters legacy she bought the fish when she was born and we were going to keep them untill she was old enough to take care of them herself, unfortunatly circumstances happen and theres nothing we can do I know its a long shot but if theres ANYONE in Kelowna, Canada, British Columbia that would like these guys, please let me know! They have to be gone in the next 2 weeks.
  10. Proof Wire *** Hey guys so I want to make an ornament safe so the fish dont swim through a hole and get stuck in there by glueing (with aquairum silicon) a black wire mesh onto it that says its rust proof. it doesnt say if theres anything else on it, but i figure if its rust proof its safe right? i worry because of the black paint/color of the wire if it will chip off.... its similer to this stuff :
  11. Today the lump is almost completely gone, im not sure what it was or why it happend, but a video would do nothing now. I guess im happy its gone, but im left wondering why it happend and what it was.
  12. I am not really sure if it is part of a wen, its not near the wen as much for me to suspect it, but I dont know anything about wen growth. Do bits of wen grow apart from the actual wen sometimes? Maybe I could find some pictures of it and determine it. His wen is red though and this thing is white/cream coloured, so thats different as well, ill have to charge my camera tonight and then try to hold him and take pictures tomorrow. It will be the second time ive ever touched my fish, so itll be scary/exciting. Ill update when ive done it.
  13. Back from work! Oops, i made the video un-private as well as im uploading a new better one. Heres some info: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): * Nitrite Level (Tap) * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit freshwater drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Whisper ex for 50 gallon, Aqueon for 50 gallon * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 75/25 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% on a Tuesday, 25% on a friday if I can * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday, 50% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 50 gallon, over a year * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5, 3 commons, 1 shubunkin, 1 red cap oranda. all are 2 inches in length with rupert (the oranda) being the smallest * What do you feed your fish and how often? I try to feed something different everyday, I aim for twice a day but usually end up feeding once, there is tones of green algea on my plants and ornaments though so they are constantly eating and pooping all day. Frozen bloodworms, broccoli, peas, solient green gel food, sinking pallets * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? prazi in the past * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) a good few months ago he experienced bottom sitting (except it was on a leaf, in the middle of the tank...) this stopped once I changed up the diet a little and fed less. I came to the conclusion that he was constipated. When I very first had him he was treated for flukes, only showed mild signs of it though, and completely healed with treatment of prazipro and salt * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? a small growth just near the right side of his wen, its kind of sticking out and pointy, its white like him though showed up kinda yellow in photos. I havent seen it move so I dont think its a parasite, it doesnt appear to jiggle or anything, and doesnt seem to be causing him any discomfort whatsoever. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nope, hes as happy as ever * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Tank has been treated twice for flukes (first time due to definate symptomns, second time due to slight suspision) as instructed by dnalex at 0.1% salt and PraziPro, treated 5-6 rounds both times * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Trying! Its very hard to capture the growth on camera, as its the same colour as his body Additional Info: When I recently changed the water I had realised one of my filters had stopped working and I was not aware of it, it may have been sitting still for a maximum of 3 days. I cleaned it out and there was much sand built up into it clogging everything, and the water was very stinky (like rotten broccoli) I got rid of the water in the filter gave it a good clean and put it back, its running normal now. My worry is that this water became stagnant and leaked into the tank causing like a bacteria thing on Rupert? Though I read bacteria growths are more obvious because the fish appear sick and hes fine, i just dont know. The growth showed up only this morning, and hasnt grown anymore. My husband thinks its actually gone down a little bit. Is this a growth or an injury? I have melafix on hand if its a fungus thing, im afraid ive never had to deal with tumors or anything before, so I know nothing about them. Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide! its near impossible to see it on camera, you can kind of see it sticking out when hes swimming away, thats about the best I can get from it It appears to be coming out of the scales, if that means anything. no redness or soreness, its just a weird growth
  14. Hey guys, im late for work and dont have time to do much but I woke up this morning and Rupert has a weird growth tumor thing, I made a video and am posting it now, I will check for water params when I get home. My tank situation is much the same for those that know me except i have another filter now for a 50 gallon its an aqueon so i got 2 nice filters now and yeah I have melafix on hand if this will help but i want to make sure first, i will post back when I get home, Thankyou!! I know at about 40 seconds is when you can see it the best, shot with my phone, will get camera pics later
  15. To some extent I agree, but his black does get noticeably paler. Unless it's just due to different camera angles casting different perspectives? I can see how it would look like a trick of the light, pictures taken differently, or pictures taken in different parts of the tank, but its not the case at all! He really does look like that, changes every day, sometimes his spots are so dark its as if theyre drawn on with permanent marker. Then sometime later, Poof! Gone! The video shows it better i think.
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