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  1. Very cute fish! I especially like Billy's coloring. Do you plan on upgrading in the future? I think the average reccomendation for common and comets is 20 gallons per fish. I hope someone will correct me on that if I'm wrong!
  2. Many members on here use bins for their quarantined fish. A 10 gallon sterilite tub would be perfect and it is cheap. I hope you will follow the advice given about doing the frequent water changes necessary to keep your fish comfortable through the cycling process and well wishes on the recovery of your little one!
  3. All your fish look very healthy amd happy, but your calico really steals the show for me!
  4. Thank you all so much for all your sweet comments! It really means a lot to me. He has been a very fun and healthy fish and I am excited to see where his coloring will go from here. Although I was also very surprised to find he was turning black, but he does get a fair amount of indirect sunlight so I'm sure that's a factor in it. I hope it will stay!
  5. I just realized after taking some pictures that my Pinto has gone through quite the little change in this month! I am excited to see what his final coloring will be. This was him earlier in July: And this is him today! (Please excuse the poop, it was pea day!) "Mom! Stop it! You're embarrassing me!!" Okay, okay... but seriously... he even has a patch of facial hair!
  6. Hello, Bacon. Poor little guy. Would you be able to get some pictures and a video of his behavior? It will help the mods figure out what is causing his illness. I hope he recovers quickly!
  7. Yes, I suspect this is probably the truth! Thank you very much, Alex! I can't WAIT to see my little man grow with this!
  8. I am really looking forward to trying this next month when I have some more money! And hearing all of your suggestions and reviews is really so helpful and enlightening to a noob like me! I was wondering, is this something you could cut into a long sheet and place in a veggie clip for them to nibble all day or is it best being fed in small meals?
  9. All your fish look very happy! You are doing a great job.
  10. Unfortunately I'm sad to say I found Loosi passed away this morning. I can't help but feel guilty... I took her out of a place she had lived in for a year because I thought I was doing what was best for her. I appreciate all your help, I hope she is in a better place now. :'(
  11. Okay, thank you very much. I will let you know whether she eats or not!
  12. This video was from much earlier this morning, she doesn't have it anymore. But it didn't look like an empty poop casing to me from what I could tell. The green stuff was peas that had been boiled and de-shelled. She doesn't really go after food unless it's dropped directly in front of her face. Pinto came by and ate them later and didn't have any problems with them, so I think they were alright. I can try to put her in a basket and see if she'll eat any. I found a place where I can order some of the food online. Say the word and I'll place the order.
  13. Hi bodoba, Pinto is on his 5th week of Prazi and Loosi is on her 3rd. And thank you very much. I hope Loosi feels better soon. Here is the video: Do you think she is going to be okay? She looks so uncomfortable. Also, do you think the bubbles are turned down enough? I would be more than happy to pick up some of the Jungle food. Where would I find it?
  14. Hahaha! I think that works, quite well to describe her. Unfortunately I woke up to her bottom sitting again this morning and she is breathing pretty rapidly as well. She is still having long stringy poop, as well. Pinto is completely fine. Back to his active, piggy self. What can I do for my poor Loosi? I just want to see her feel better and be active and happy again. I did another 50% water change, added salt to .1% and added Prazi as well. I don't know what the deal is, but I still couldn't get the video to load. I can try uploading to YouTube if it's important for you to see a video. Just let me know!
  15. Do you think she is a veiltail-kind? Interesting. I had thought she may have been stunted when I first picked her up because her fins were so much longer than other fish I had seen of her size. But I lowered the airstone bubbles to a very low, fine bubble so hopefully after a good nights rest they will be feeling better! Thank you, Stakos. I am having trouble uploading my video still, but I will update you tomorrow with how they are doing.
  16. Hi Koko, I let the water age if I am doing a large water change 60% or more. If I only do 50% I don't because the pH is hardly affected and raises so fast anyway. They started acting this way after a big water change with the raised, matched pH. I don't know why. Hi Stakos, I hope watching the video will help out. I have a video of their behavior after the water change this morning as well. Pinto seems to be feeling much better, much more active and spending time at all levels of the tank. Loosi is still hovering in her preferred spot near the top of the tank. She eats soft veggies fine, but seemed to be having trouble with the pellets this morning - she would keep spitting them out and eventually gave up on eating them. I am scheduled to do another 50% w/c, add prazi and salt to .1% tomorrow. Do you think I should continue with this? As for the black spot on Pinto; he hasn't done any bottom sitting since I got him, but I've noticed he is developing some black on other parts of him as well -- more in his fins and a few small specks what looks like "under his skin" on his body. So I am thinking this might just be a color change? But is it normal for them to form black? I thought they usually lost black? Sorry for all the questions. I try to do as much searching through the forum as possible, but I still like to get answers for my particular fishy, I hope you don't mind! The video is taking quite some time, I will upload it as soon as it's done downloading!
  17. I am due for a water change today, so I guess I will see if that helps. They have pretty much just been hanging out in the corner at the top of the tank unless it's meal time. My ammonia and nitrites are still 0 and my nitrates are at 10. I am due for a water change today, so I guess I will see if that helps. They have pretty much just been hanging out in the corner at the top of the tank unless it's meal time. My ammonia and nitrites are still 0 and my nitrates are at 10.
  18. Hi Stakos, I just wanted to give an update on my little fish. Although Loosi is no longer bottom sitting (an improvement), I am now seeing some strange behavior from both. Loosi (the fantail) is very floaty, almost as though she is bottom heavy and Pinto (the Ryukin) has been showing some fin clamping and seems to have some labored breathing. He is also hanging out near the top which is unlike him. He is usually very active. I am currently at 0.3% salt and double prazi pro. They were fasted on Thursday, fed peas 3x on Fri., fasted Sat. and so far, been fed a breakfast of green bean seeds this morning. Here is a video of their behavior, hopefully it will help! Also, I'm not sure whether this is related or unrelated, but I figured I would ask here first and see if it is. Pinto has developed a black spot on his chin that was definitely not there before. I wasn't able to get the greatest picture, but you can see it pretty well in this one: It is much darker and person and seems to have developed over night. I had take some pictures of them Fri. and I went back and it definitely wasn't there. Do you think it is just a normal color change or was it a possible injury that is now healing?
  19. Thank you! I just wasn't sure when bottom sitting became too much bottom sitting and if it meant a different course of treatment. These are my first fish and I don't feel like i'm qualified to make a decision like that on my own. I have to change the water and add Prazi again on Fri., my schedule would go something like this? Fri. - w/c, double dose Prazi and .1% salt. Sat. - .2% salt Sun. - .3% salt Does that look about right? Then the water would be changed again the 17th and 18th. They got some green beans this morning, so I'll see if that helps clear her up at all, otherwise i will fast them tomorrow followed by peas/green beans. Thanks for the advice! I really appreciate it.
  20. The more people mention it the more i realize how much worse it really could have been. I am glad she will never have to worry about that again! Thank you very much! Does she?! Good!! I wasn't sure if she would be or not, but her long, long fins compared to Pinto and she has bigger eyes made me questions it. Thank you, I am so happy i got her. Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun picking breeds and shortening them to names. They are, aren't they? I would have taken her no matter what she looked like, but it was a great surprise when they happen to match! I hope they will make some beautiful little babies some day!
  21. Test Results for the Following * Ammonia Level - 0ppm * Nitrite Level - 0ppm * Nitrate level - 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 8.2, KH=214, GH=17 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 7.6, KH=214, GH=17 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - API drops * Water temperature? - 74-76 depending on the time of day. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 30 gallons, been running approximately 6 months. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - An Aqueon QuiteFlow 30 and an Aqueon QuietFlow 50. * How often do you change the water and how much? - Every 4th & 5th day (Prazi routine), about 70%. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - Changed on Sunday the 8th, about 75%. * How many fish in the tank and their size? - 2 adolescents, one is around 2" body length, the other 3". * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Fresh Squash or Zuccini every day, peas, bloodworms, egg whites, green beans (just the seeds) and Omega One pellets varied throughout the week. * Any new fish added to the tank? - Both are relatively new; Pinto has only been in the tank 2 weeks and Loosi was added on Friday the 6th. * Any medications added to the tank? - PraziPro. * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) - So far none, thankfully. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - PraziPro with salt at .1% for the last two weeks. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Loosi has some ripped fins from being nipped at by smaller fish, otherwise there has been no other physical ailments. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - Pinto is still very healthy and active. Loosi started periodically bottom sitting yesterday, but it wouldn't last more than 5 minutes. This morning I noticed she hadn't moved from her spot last night before I went to bed. She will get up and swim around for a minute or two and eat a few pieces of food, but eventually goes right back to bottom sitting with clamped fins. I know bottom sitting and clamped fins are signs of flukes and she is being treated for it, but I don't know if there is something else I can do for her so she isn't feeling so yukcy.
  22. Pinto seems to love her already. Hopefully he won't mind when she gains a little weight.
  23. I know! She heard me talking, she obviously knew I cared about my fish. To me it's the same as someone saying they were waiting for their puppy to die. I had to hold back my ambivalence. I was pleasantly surprised with how well she looks, too. I was expecting something horrible. Thank you for your kind words! I hope I can give them a happy, healthy, long life! Thank you! Thank you so much! I had to look up what Maltesers were. They are just little clear marbles i found at a craft store and thought they looked like little bubbles. Thank you! I thought the other horses enthusiasts on here might get a kick out of it. Thank you so much! I feel as though it was meant to be. Pinto seems to love her very much! The tank went through a few transformations before i was truly happy with it, so I'm glad others like it as well! Oh, thank you!! It's so difficult... I had the hardest time not expressing how much i felt like she didn't deserve to have such a beautiful little fish. :doh Thank you! Pinto was only on his 2nd week of quarantine, so I figured they could go through it together. I will do 6 weeks so that way she gets the minimum 4, and will of course do more if needed. She just started bottom sitting with clamped fins occasionally today (added Prazi+salt yesterday), but no white poop or spitting out of food from either of them and they're still active more than lethargic so I am hoping it will all go smoothly.
  24. Congratulations on your boy! It is surprisingly exciting, isn't it?! I hope to see some pictures soon!
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