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  1. I ordered some Pro Gold and some of the color enhancing food from Goldfish connection. Will the color enhancing food cause my fishes to lose some of their colors and gain others? I'm not sure I want that . Also, I was wondering what is the shelf life of some of the medicated food? I was thinking it might be a good idea to have some of it around just in case the need arises.
  2. I ordered some Pro Gold fish food and some of goldfish connections color enhancement stuff. Will the color enhancing stuff cause my fish to lose their colors and gain new ones? O.O I don't know if I want that. Also, what is the shelf life of medicated food? I was thinking about ordering some of that stuff too just to have on hand if the need arises.
  3. So the white fungus that grows on the mopani wood, is it edible to goldfish?
  4. Thank you! I decided to cut the log in half so that there would be more swimming room for the fish - they will be here March 22nd!! And I got 2 extension tubes for my AC 70. Woot woot! Tithra, you mentioned you had mopani wood did you ever have the white fungus stuff grow all over it? The interwebs say that plecos will eat it, I wonder if the same is true for goldies?
  5. I think it would depen I hadn't thought about that. Ideally I would like to keep some (live) duckweed in the tank at all times, not sure if this will work out or not. I have to wonder how boiling it that many times would effect the nutrient content, as even boiling veggies once causes some decrease in vitamins/nutrients etc. I think I will just QT it for a few weeks to start and make sure nothing hatches lol hmm something a little interesting to ponder from a BBC Documentary.Boiling Veggies does indeed cause them to loose some of there nutrients however raw veggies are harder to digest in humans therefore a cooked veggie allows easier digestion and therefore a higher uptake of nutrients, in conclusion you will get more benefit out of a cooked vegetable than an uncooked one even though the uncooked veg contains more nutrients. In The Documentary they suggested that cooking food caused an increase in our rate of evolution because we could get more nutrients out of cooked food. could it be the same for fish just something to ponder....couple of years feeding fish cooked food they could have legs I think it would depend on how long goldfishes digestive tracts are-god it's been a long time since I took zoology- but typically herbivores have a long digestive tract (i.e. ruminants like a cow) whereas carnivores have a shorter one and omnivores in between. I'm not sure how it applies to fish though.
  6. Thanks Tithra it's 56 gallons. Before reading this I had already looked up a calculator and it recommended adding 11 mL for my tank to reach approx 5 ppm, so I did. Hopefully that will be alright, if not I'll do a pwc tomorrow after work and see where it's at. This mopani wood is frustrating. It won't sink, and I'm starting to think that it might be a bit too big for the tank. But my gf is gaga over the stick. I'll post a picture here.
  7. How long does it take for the wood to sink?
  8. Ace had my ammonia!! I still have no ammonia in the tank, even after almost 2 weeks of adding fish food >.> I have no nitrites and around 10 ppm of nitrate. I'm going to wait one more week while adding ammonia, see what happens, then I think I'll have Steve mail me the fish.
  9. Tithra, have you considered boiling the duckweed before giving it to your fish? If you boil it, then cool it and do that process 3 times it will kill pretty much anything on the planet including endospores.
  10. Oooh I want to see nom-nom chomp chomp video when you feed them!!! You could always take it to a tanning bed hehe
  11. As always Tithra, you are an encyclopedia of knowledge I will check Ace as soon as I get the chance!
  12. Good to hear Shell. I am sure that there will be a day when I will need a shoulder too
  13. Thanks Shell I will take as many pictures as a grandma does with new grand babies and shoe them to everyone
  14. Yesterday bought Zoomed's mopani wood. It has some interesting twists and beds which is pleasing to the eye and will be nice to attach some Java moss to. I hope that it is fish safe. I don't want my fishies to lose their eyes Bought an ancharis plant to put in, it's beautiful. The Seaview stuff is amazing, and I highly recommend it. Bought more Safestart stuff today to poor in the aquarium, I know that there are mixed reviews as to whether it works or not and while I've seeded my new aquarium, I don't want to take any chances. My aquarium shows zero ammonia, no nitrites and between 5-10 nitrates. I expect to have the fish here within a few weeks. Too bad I can't find any plain ammonia without any additives here in town although I have yet to try Home Depot.
  15. Sorry Shelly So tell me, do goldfish frequently lose eyes? Do they eat each other's eyes or is it more likely do to infection or them hitting it on a edge of a decoration? I'm all paranoid now.
  16. Beautiful! If you're ever in Utah look me up we'll go shopping for plants and you can decorate
  17. I just read Shell bell's eye post. I don't want my future fishy to lose his eye on a piece of wood might have to rethink this....
  18. I got some yesterday too, it's soaking in my tub at the moment (too big to boil in any pot). It'll be interesting to compare notes! The mopani wood is so pretty, I plan to attach some java moss to it later in the future.
  19. MexiMike83

    Just being them

    Ooh love the tiger markings on your white/grey (silver?) cat.
  20. Ordered two Orandas the other day from Raingarden goldfish. I"m excited although unknown to me at the time the color fish I bought are very similar to Tithra's. I hope she doesn't mind. It was an accident I promise! But I confess I must've watched her fish videos in awe at least a dozen times with a feeling of envy What's difficult to know is where I am in my cycle, I'm essentially flying blind. Since I've seeded my new tank with media from my old tank I don't know if what I'm seeing from my tests are left over rubbish from the old tank or if what I'm seeing is actually real. More testing is needed to get a better idea of where I'm at. Steve, the owner of raingarden, told me that he is okay with holding my fish for a few weeks until my tank has cycled - way cool of him. Today I bought a black background and some Seaview for it to stick to the aquarium. Tomorrow we are going to drive to Salt Lake City (about 40 minutes away) and go look at some of the bigger fish shops there. We're hoping to find some nice decor ideas and a piece of driftwood that we might use to attach some plants to later on. I also need to buy an adapter for my sink so that the aquarium hose will connect to it so I don't have to break my back carrying bucket after bucket changing water. Ooooooh I'm so excited!
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