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  1. the only probem i have with putting something like a nylon stocking or something is that i will not be able to dig the python tube down deep into the gravel, and it will also become clogged .. i guess i just have to be more careful and vigilent.. btw he looks like he is doing fine.. it is 11pm here right now.. i will update tmrw.. good night guys!
  2. i know man... it was one of those things i just walked turned away to watch my son get up on a stool without hurting himself.. and then i saw this happening..!! this oranda has always been a little "slow" but definitely sucks it happened to him... thank god it wasnt worse.. and will update u if anything happens or as hes healing! thanks alot!
  3. so i always heard of other ppl's fish getting sucked by python of hose and NEVER thought it would happen to me ... i turned away for i would say 10 seconds... all of a sudden.... i heard the sink water flow REALLY low.. i RIGHT AWAY looked ay my python and saw my beautiful calico oranda headfirst in the tube ... i quickly pulled the python out the water and pulled him off... he has a little blood showing on the inside tissue of one of his nostrils ... but otherwise seems fine... he is acting pretty normal.. and no other blood anywhere... whats should i do if anything?? keep on eye on him?? fins not clamped. he isnt bottom sitting or anything.. and he is eating.. just fed him after waterchange.. advice?
  4. remember... angelfish are more predatory than most people know or want to believe.. best thing to do for angelfish "tank mates" are get some schooling fish that stay away from there end of the tank.. angelfish are usually mid tank swimmers.. meaning you can get guys that are top swimmers or bottom dwellers... good fish i would consider are silver dollars, bigger species of tetras..cory cats, platies. stay away from anything smaller p.s angelfish need alot of space in terms of tank size.. so make sure you dont have a single angel in something like a 10 - 20g tank and are trying to add more fish... setting up disaster. hope this helped
  5. hey jesswyn welcome to canada! lol the best places to check for used aquarium stands on the internet here in canada are kijiji.ca and craigslist.ca both websites are good.. just typein whereabouts in canada you are and you should get alot of hits!
  6. pretty fish ... what happened to the eye? it may just be me.. but does it look like some of your fishes have or had a tail rot/splitting issue? may just be my eyes.. cant really tell.. maybe i should go to sleeep.. :(lol
  7. first thing that comesto mind is that NEONS are not hardy at all.. and actually take it really hard when changing tanks.. the thing ive learned about neons is that they need a mature cycle/tank and pristine water conditions. once they have survived the first week they are usually pretty good but VERY susceptible to many diseases.. sadly i gave up on neons.. too much stress..
  8. This is not good at all. hmmmm...
  9. the link didnt work for me... regardless if you didnt buy these snails and/or they came in with your plants.. i would STRONGLY suggest that you remove them immediately because they can and will reproduce very quickly in your tank and will have little snails allover the place.. next time the best thing to do before adding plants directly into your tank would be to thoroughly clean plants with a bleach solution to kill anything that could attach itself onto the plants like snails.
  10. if they are synthetic, they should be fine, although there may be a reason in which they are not aquarium specific... maybe something can leech out into the water? i dunno..??
  11. anytime have you ever seen the bn pleco's try to or succeed in sucking the slimecoats off the goldies? i heard this is common? this is the only thing i would really worry about..???? anybody heard of or experienced this first hand???
  12. i know for a fact that wood for a reptile terrarium is different than the wood we use in an aquarium. The wood in the "reptile" section of the store is not meant to be "aquatic" but instead meant to be kept in dry conditions (moisture is usually fine) but not meant to be underwater... cocnut shell on the other hand is fine in an aquarium i actually have some moss growing on a coconut shell. anyways... leave the "reptile" wood out of your aquarium.. p.s "reptile" wood will eventually rot, and affect your water conditions and possibly create further problems.
  13. yikes... that looks extremely cloudy imo... why would you use safe t sorb?!? i dont understand?? i am a mechanic and we use that stuff to clean up oil spills or chemical spills.. what use would it have in an aquarium?? are you sure this wont leech out something harmful into the water? i am dumbfounded i am sorry.. ive just never seen or heard about this in an aquarium?... im hoping you did your research...
  14. thanks! just wanted to make sure i wasnt missing something!
  15. first of all there are many plants that will go well with goldfish... as i have said before.. no 2 goldfish are alike and it is pretty much a trial and error type thing with goldfish... hit or miss.. its really up to you to see what works and what doesnt... secondly goldfish will probably eat your shrimp anyways.. so get cheap shrimp that dont cost alot incase you have to replace them...another thing... most shrimp need ESPECIALLY clean pristine water conditions... so you MUST stay ontop of the water if you want to give your shrimp a fighting chance.. goldfish are extremely dirty fish and water conditions can quickly go south if neglected even for a short period.. thus killing your very delicate shrimp and possibly getting sick goldfish!! the ammonia and nitrites thaT goldies produce in water would probably sicken or kill shrimp. another thing, cory cats a few things that come to mind, temperature differences in that goldfish are a cooler water type fish and cory cats are strictly tropical, putting a cory cat in cooler temps may lower immune system response leaving them oopen to illness/diseases. another thing if your goldfish was to try to snack on a cory cat the goldie could probably injure itself from the spiny dorsal fins causing more problems.... anyways.. long response.. but in my opinion if you are hoping to get the catfish i wouldnt.. its probably not even worth the amount of possible headaches it can cause... and if you have algae problems.. i believe you should find the source of your algae problems i.e overfeeding, too many nutrients etc. and correct it... btw no snail or catfish can do a betgter cleaning job than you can. but if you want something to maybe help you out i say stick with snails... maybe NERITES.. which i love.
  16. honestly i am moving like 5 minutes away.... i was thinking... REMOVED all my plants and place in a bucket along with the rocks and driftwood.. so as to not kill and bb... and leave water just enough to cover gravel for same reason... then place my goldies in a sterilite filled with tank water and a separate tub for my filter media... sound good? and when i get the the condo set it up right away... should go smoothly?? what do you think?
  17. thanks alot... but how good algae cleaners are BN's? do they eat plant algae?
  18. Hey guys, in about 2 weeks time i will be moving into a new condo and of course taking my tanks with me! i will be bringing my goldfish tank first and was wondering what is the best way to move my tank, less stressful for the fish and keep my tank and water healthy (bb, cycle) during the move? pls help as to what is best? keep fish in tank? and leave just enough water for them to swim? or completely removed fish and keep in a dark bin to minimize stress?? they will be last to move out and first to be setup in the new place! thanks in advance!
  19. Thanks guys.. but how come i feel uneasy about a pleco in with goldfish?? ive heard soo many stories about plecos sucking on goldfish??? slimecoats are tasty?? should i worry? and are BN plecos ok solo with no other BN's? do hey eat algae off plants aswell?
  20. Hey guys, I was just wondering, besides snails what are good algae eater that would do fine with Goldfish, including same water preferences and conditions.?? THANKS!
  21. hey...if waterchanges are becoming a chore... why dont you INVEST and i do mean INVEST in a python quick water change system?? i mean.. i would like to see you keep your fish.. and the water changes will be soooo much easier!! TRUST ME... and maybe if you just change your water change system you will also fall inlove with the maintenance bc i am sure you will miss your fish and vice versa.. give it a try!!! you can thank me later!!
  22. having had some ich problems from with my fish about a year ago.. i can tell you this definitely looks like ich to me... like alex said.. treating with 0.3% salt... but keep at it even after the spots are gone ...although your fish may look like they are getting better... usually ich's lifecycle is 3 to 5 days.. but there will be no harm done to do a full week or 2 of treatment due to ich sometimes coming in "waves" as when it seems the ich is gone and no more spots.. it can come back and be worse then the last "wave"... be sure during this time to keep your water changes in check for high water quality.. and gravel vacuums are also highly recommended to pick up any cysts that have fallen off...
  23. thanks man... was just a random question.. good to know tho
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