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Ms.Jenny last won the day on February 24 2020

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  1. Thanks Koko! It looks smaller since it’s only 48 inches long, but it’s actually 24 inches wide as well. I think I’m good with the plants and layout for now, but plan on getting another fish soon! I think a calico butterfly. Can’t wait!
  2. Hi all! My aquarium was delivered last week and I finally got everything mostly situated. Still waiting on my new filters to arrive, they shipped today thankfully! I’m currently running my two Fluval 206’s from my 29 gallon which are doing a surprisingly good job keeping parameters in check and the water clear. I’ll be upgrading to two Fluval 407’s with spray bars which will put me around 7.5x total turnover per hour. It will also look a bit better since I didn’t spend a lot of time cleaning and positioning the intakes and outputs since it’s only temporary. My fish Mama loves her new friends and everyone is getting along great! Can’t wait to get another fish soon. I’ve been spending a crazy amount of time watching the tank, it’s so relaxing! I also want to recommend TruVu aquariums to anyone considering a new tank. They have been wonderful to work with and the aquarium and stand they built are so gorgeous!
  3. Wow, beautiful fish Mandy! How neat that they are hybrids. Can they breed or are they sterile like some other hybrid species? Either way, you should totally pick one (or some, hehe) up SG!
  4. A quick update on my little one (now names Nibbles). He is almost completely healed up and is in the 100 gallon with his friends! I do think the “fraying” I was seeing was actually new growth, he’s just so little and since the healing was lighter in color than the rest of his fins, it looked concerning. I’m so relieved all is well with him!
  5. Thank you! The plants are all Anubias; a mix of Nana, Coffeefolia, and some new Nana Petite for the 100 gallon. I actually got my new tank setup over the weekend and am finishing up the layout of everything before posting pictures. I love it though and the fish all get along so well! You’ll have to post pictures once the 75 gallon is setup! Do you know what varieties of goldfish you plan to keep? Planning out a new tank is always so exciting. I’m sure it will turn out great!
  6. Thanks so much Koko! Is there a specific brand you recommend? I’m seeing a lot of 10 ppm varieties on Amazon, would the dose be 1/4 tsp per 10 gallons for one of these? He might be looking a little better today, he’s just so little and super active so it’s hard to see well. I’m thinking the “fraying” I’m seeing might actually be new fin growth... I’m hoping it’s that at least!
  7. That’s so good to hear you haven’t had issues with feeding! I want them to coexist peacefully so bad. Mama has never had friends with her which I feel bad about, I really hope she enjoys her new buddies and bigger tank. She hand feeds so my plan is to give a good mouthful to her first then get food to the babies while she’s munching.
  8. Thank you! I’m super excited to see how the 100 gallon turns out! I plan to post an update once it’s ready. I found Mama at a normal chain pet store, she was about 1” total length with a group of fantails. She’s stayed quite small in body size compared to my previous fancies, but her fins seem to just keep growing. She is very elegant compared to past fish, no chunky wobbling haha. I’m actually a little worried she’ll out compete my new fish for food, as I plan to keep butterfly telescopes. We’ll have to see! Fingers crossed all goes well.
  9. I went ahead and took a couple pictures of the little guy as I felt it would be helpful. He wouldn’t stop moving so it was a little difficult!
  10. Hello Koko members! It’s been a few years but nice to be back. A little about me, I started my goldfish journey about 10 years ago with a 10 gallon tank and two goldfish, yikes! I quickly learned I was misinformed and off to a rough start with proper goldfish care. I then purchased a 29 gallon tank (the biggest I could fit in my apartment at the time) and two Fluval 206 canisters. This setup has worked well for me, however I did end up moving to keeping a single goldfish after a few years as this kept my parameters much more pristine with less work. I’m about to setup my dream tank, an 100 gallon “wide” tank that measures 48 long, 24 wide, and 20 high. I will be running two Fluval 407’s with spray bars on this baby and am so excited to get it setup! My 29 gallon will be going to a new home, which is very bittersweet. While pretty small for goldfish, I’ve had great luck keeping fish in this tank and have never had major issues with sickness or other ailments. I attribute this to the extra filtration and routine large water changes, and also some good luck! Here is my 29 gallon currently, with my single tailed but fancy bodied girl named Mama, who is four years old. All the plants will be going into the 100 gallon along with a few extra new ones who are in QT with some nerite snails. I will miss this tank! It’s been a great one. <3
  11. Hello all! It’s been a few years since I’ve posted here on Koko’s, however I’ve referenced info here many times and am so happy to see it’s still an active community. I still have my 29 gallon aquarium which currently houses a single goldfish, an adorable four year old single tailed but fancy bodied girl named Mama. After 10 years of running my simple 29 gallon setup, my wonderful hubby decided to get me my dream tank for my birthday this year! My new 100 gallon (48 long, 24 wide, 20 tall) tank and stand should be coming next week which is beyond exciting. Now, onto the problem... In anticipation of the arrival of my new tank, I went ahead and purchased two baby Black Moor Butterflies from King Koi so I could begin their quarantine. They arrived on January 16th, and to my surprise, there were three babies delivered instead of two! There was a buy 2 get 1 free sale apparently, thank goodness I have the space for everyone. One baby arrived with a damaged tail fin tip, all looked great otherwise and have thrived during their quarantine so far. I noticed the past couple days that the baby with the damaged fin may be getting some extra fraying instead of healing... however it’s hard to tell for sure. I want to have a plan in place in case I decide to treat further than my standard quarantine process. Test Results (for Quarantine Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 - .25 (detoxified with Prime, no filter on QT) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 PH, ~150ppm KH, ~100ppm GH * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 PH, ~150ppm KH, ~100ppm GH Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops for all. * Water temperature? Heater used, water at 73.4 degrees. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallon quarantine, today is day 23 of the quarantine. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? No filter, running an air stone and performing 100% daily water changes using tub to tub (or bucket to bucket?) method. * How often do you change the water and how much? 100% daily. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 100% this morning. * How many fish in the tank and their size? Three baby black moors, roughly 1 inch body length, 2 inch total length. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime double dosed * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Super Gold fed each AM about 1 hour before 100% water change. Have also fed small amounts of Northfin goldfish pellets, Fluval Bug Bites, and frozen bloodworms as snacks on occasion. * Any new fish added to the tank? All three babies added at same time on 1/16. * Any medications added to the tank? Salt at 0.3%, just finished third round of PraziPro treatment so no Prazi currently in use. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Slowly raised salt to 0.3%, has been at this amount since 1/20. Performed three rounds of Prazi each at 4 days of treatment with 1-2 days between treatments. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? One baby has slight damage to one tip of tail fin that I expected to heal quicker than it has been. Past couple days I’m afraid I’m seeing more fraying, but not 100% sure. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? None at all. All very active and hungry, happy little babies. Please let me know if I should plan to treat this little guy separately and what medications (if any) I should grab to have on hand just in case. I have smaller 5 gallon tubs I can use but no additional heaters to use, the water was sitting around 65 degrees before I added the heaters about a week into their quarantine. I can also try to get a picture of the fin in question if that would be helpful. Thank you guys in advance for your help! <3
  12. A ranchu pond is on my bucket list! If you live in FL, you have the perfect climate for one.. Lucky!
  13. Thank you Lisa! I promise I'll post more pictures soon! Thank you! I'm excited to see your pond once it's finished, you'll love it! Thank you! You are so sweet! The pond wasn't too hard to put together, you should build one someday! Thank you so much for your kind words! It's my favorite place to relax! It's very simple and small, but for me, it's perfect. Thank you! I've never had any issues with green or cloudy water, and there's so much water lettuce I doubt I would ever have any issues in the summer with 75% of the surface covered. It's really neat being able to see the fish easily! Thank you Haley! I'm honestly surprised how well it turned out, I was worried it would look weird only having water lettuce but I love it like this now. Thank you so much Koko!
  14. Thank you! Don't be jealous! Thank you Cindi! Yep I'm in California, northern area outside of Sacramento. I actually built this pond last summer so Pumpkin and Pepper have already spent a whole winter outside, they did just fine! We don't get snow or a anything though, winter rarely gets colder than the low 30's. Thank you! ! I will post a puppy update thread in the next couple days, he has grown SO much! Here's a teaser, I took this at the same time as the pond pictures. Thank you so much!! I love to sit on the corner of it and watch the fish and feed them, it's super relaxing. The hen and chicks were a present from my boyfriend, he bought them for me since I always talk about getting real chickens one day. It is a year-round pond, it's been through one winter so far.
  15. Thank you! Thank you Tithra! As soon as the weather got into the 80's consistently, the water lettuce took off! I have been giving buckets of it to my cousin who has a pond, and as you can see, it's taking over again! Thank you Alex!
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