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  1. Yes it's true, they are not particularly helpful or friendly lol. But in terms of goldfish choices, I think they're the best in town (that I know of). I've been to the one in Kingsway a few times but it's really hard to choose since the tanks are way overstocked. The lady there is nice though. I think she imports her goldfish from China. Her family owns a goldfish farm there but I don't know if she still imports her stock or not. I got my goldfish from Apets in Richmond. I've seen great ryukins, ranchus, and lionheads there but I haven't been there in a while, so I don't know what they have. They are not very consistent with their stocks fyi. Sometimes they have great ones, some days they have nothing at all. It's really the luck of the draw haha...
  2. Have you checked fraser aquarium? They have quite a few selections.
  3. Thanks for the info fang! So you're saying it's the high protein content in foods that causes the floatiness? Because come to think of it, the effect is kind of immediate, ie: he'll flip upside down not long after consuming pellets and repashy. But won't when being fed peas.
  4. It came about 2 days ago. It was just there one day. Haven't changed since.
  5. Just in case you missed my previous post, this has been going on and off for several weeks now. I have tried fasting him for a week, then peas only for a week, then repashy only, then pellet/repashy in the am then peas in the pm. Fyi, during these times his poops were normal. While he'll get better with fasting and peas only, the second I introduce pellets/repashy, he'll be upside down again. Just fyi And yes I have metro powder.
  6. Forgot to mention that he had long white poop a few hours ago. It is not a poo casing, it looks like a thread. I think it's from the stress of being upside down. Would you agree?
  7. Ok I will do that. I am really at a loss trying to find what to feed him. Have tried saki hikari, hikari lion head, repashy, aqueon. And they all make him floaty. Was going to try bloodworm next... Any idea what the red blotches on its scales are caused by?
  8. Thanks for the well wishes guys... I hope he'll hang in there.... Don't know what's wrong with him
  9. Yes, i use seachem alkaline buffer to raise my tap pH. Hopefully someone will know what is going on. He's just looking so sad now
  10. No it didn't. I see green poop and food colored poop though. Could be a she, the reason I said 'he' was because of his breeding stars last spring.
  11. Has been on and off for the past few weeks. I thought he was constipated, so I tried peas only for a week, then fasting for a week, then repashy only for a week, last week I tried I feed pellets/repashy in the am and peas in the pm. Today, he started doing this for most of the day, almost to the point that he's being sucked into the filter. His belly feels normal, not squishy. He eats fine.
  12. * Ammonia Level (tank):0 * Nitrite Level (tank):0 * Nitrate level (Tank):5 (before wc) * Ammonia Level (Tap):0 * Nitrite Level (Tap):0 * Nitrate level (Tap):0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines):7.8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines):6.5 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC50 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and Seachem Alkaline Buffer * Water temperature? 72 * How often do you change the water and how much? 90% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? just now, 50% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal, more than a year * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, about 5" * What do you feed your fish and how often? pellets, rep ashy, peas * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.): flukes * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Some red blotches on its scales * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? he is bottom sitting (sometimes upside down, sometimes nose down). * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Just finished prazi and salt treatment at the end of January for flukes, it was for 6 rounds. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.
  13. Check ebay. Some sells them there. Might be way cheaper.
  14. Yes I do have plants but my filter intake has a sponge covering it, so usually the plant materials are collected there as opposed to inside the filter. As for diatoms, I do have some but wouldn't call them an outbreak, no significant increase then in previous weeks. It might be biofilm. How quickly do they appear? I just rinsed my filter 2 weeks ago and they were not the least bit slimy. Btw, yes the filters are both HOBs.
  15. I didn't know it was slimy until I start rinsing them. So, no it was not visible as algae. I am not really worried because parameters are not affected. Just curious, that's all.
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