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cometredcapp

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  1. They are great. Steve looks a lot like my Newton.
  2. I hope Newton someday looks as beautiful as your fish!
  3. Thanks everyone. The cat is Nelly and we think she likes the warm lights more than the fish but we have to clean the cat hair out of the tank pretty often.
  4. http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/cometredcapp1/P040612_18410002.jpg Thank you, I think he is great. we are moving house in july and he will go in the larger tank after the move. I´m going to get some plants for him then too.
  5. Sorry for the bad pictures from my phone. But here is my fish Newton. http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/cometredcapp1/ http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/cometredcapp1/P030612_22460001.jpg
  6. Hi Minnie, I agree with everyone else - get the fish if it looks healthy. when I started with goldfish I did everything wrong but as long as you have a big enough tank and do enough water changes in the beginning it should work out. I lost my first fish because I didn´t know they needed so much room and the tank was too small. For a year now, I have had my red cap oranda in a 62 liter tank I bought at a flea market with a BIG filter. We change 50% of the water one week and 80-90 the next (get Prime to treat the water). He gets pellets, mushy peas, cooked egg white, a little spinach. He is now the size of my fist (I´m 12) and will be going into his 120 liter after we finish setting it up. Fish are fun!
  7. Ok, thanks alot! now we have cleaned the tank and its looking GREAT! I dont think I have to use salt, because the spot is fading away, but if it does take longer than expected, I will put some salt there. Thanks alot!
  8. Great, I have an old kitchen-weight, that should work, and I think am going to order some new food for Newton,thinking spirulina flakes, or something like that...
  9. http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q521/cometredcapp/P1012984.jpg it is a little less like a pimple now and more like a patch
  10. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 6 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 62 liters * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Eheim power ball 360 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every saturday * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, small * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? pellets, peas * Any new fish added to the tank? none * Any medications added to the tank? none * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no lump last night, pimple like white lump this morning changed to white blurry patch * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no Thanks. Picture coming
  11. Hi, I just woke up and noticed a white spot - like a pimple - on Newton´s wen. He is acting fine. The pimple is pure white, not fuzzy or ich like. Newton is around 3 US inches, alone in a 62 liter tank with a large eheim power ball, 2 plants and 4 smooth rocks. Thanks, Comet
  12. I myself dont have much experience with these rare breeds, but you dont need an expert to see that that is a beautiful fish! Cheers!
  13. thank you, Newton is a red cap oranda juvenile also.
  14. So right now I am saving up for a new tank, and its 25 gallons.Now we only have one fish, Newton, but we will get a new comet/common/shubunkin( a little unclear) soon also. Now Newton has a 14 gallon tank and I bet He will be very happy for a larger tank, and some company again! Like I said, its a 25 gallon tank, reserved for us, with a stand, and all that. We have bought a filter too, an "aquaball 130", and, as in the name, its for 130 litres, so that sould be good. Posting more on it later!
  15. You as everyone else here will go fish crazy. But happy. So happy!
  16. :blowup:Love Marley, he is very cute! Well done with him!
  17. Thank you for the answers, We really want a 47gallon tank, here were we live it is to expensive, but of the border of Sweden(not too far away) its up to three times cheaper, so we will go there and get that tank soon hopefully. We have also orderd a new filter, as we have come to the conclusion that the one we have is just way to bad. I dont remember what the filter is, but I will wright back when i do. We will try to get a kit, and a buffer(We might have to order it, its hard to find stuff here in the north). The quarantine in 5.5gallons, but it seems fine for a tiny fish for a short while. When we get test drops(if we can) we will see the tap ph. Thanks again.
  18. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level:Not sure * Nitrite Level:High * Nitrate level:Not sure * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and :chloramines) Ph is 6.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)Out of test strips Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Sera test strips * Water temperature?around 21 celsius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallons we bought it used in May. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Cant tell. * How often do you change the water and how much? normally Half the tank once a week, but since this new year, we do it everyday. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? all of it yesterday * How many fish in the tank and their size? Two fish, a comet 3.5 inches, and an oranda, 1.7 inches. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Aquasana, prodac, and most often, 24 hours to let water sit. * What do you feed your fish and how often?Aquarian advanced nutrition goldfish pellets. twice to three times a day, two or three pellets every "meal". Once every week we feed them boiled peas. * Any new fish added to the tank? nope * Any medications added to the tank? 0.3 prosent salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 0,3prosent salt, changing every 24 hours. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Blood streaks on one fish fungus on other(fungus gone now) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?First fish that got sick was sucking up at the air, and spitting out pellets. After treating him in the other tank(he is fine now) other fish began to sitt at the bottom, and would hardly ever eat, if he did, he would spit it out again. "This new year, we saw our little fish Newton with a kind of fin rot or something, and we didn't think he would make it. so we put him in a smaller tank, with 0,3 present salt, and after one day he was fine. we kept him in there, changing salt and water every morning" He is fine now, but we still have him in quarantine. "Suddenly we noticed Nishigini, our comet sarasa, was sick. he would eat his pellets, and then spit them out again, he was not moving very much, just floating in the middle of the tank. Yesterday evening we even noticed blood streaks in his fins! So we decided he looked so bad, we did a full cleaning of the tank, and then we put water back in(yes, it had been standing for 24 hours...). we then put Nishigini in, and from experience had seen that he could start the cycle and be fine." This was a horrible mistake, as he was much sicker then we thought. "After fifteen minutes he was fine, swimming around, happily, all the blood streaks had even gone away! we thought that he would be fine," Heres the part that confused me. He looked as good as ever! "but an hour or two later he was sitting at the bottom of the tank, not moving, sitting at a bad angle. The blood streaks were back too. He had totally crashed." We freaked out, and changed more water, hoping he would be fine next morning. "So we woke up early to check on him, but it was too late then. He was dead, not moving at all, poor little thing". Newton is still living, in his quarantine, looking fine. We have orderd a new filter too, because the filter is old. I really want help because Im afraid if we move him back in, he will get wacked out too! So please help so i avoid loosing him too!! "So tonight we will bury our longest living, and favorite fish, Nishigini the sarasa comet goldfish, together with Thomas, our first loss. I feel i could had done so much more, and I was to afraid for Newton, I didn't focus on Nishigini! we bought him together with Thomas in February, and he was by far the most friendly, smart, beautiful goldfish I have ever seen. And I feel horrible. R.I.P Nishigini..."
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