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  1. Wow those are big and beautiful!!
  2. I wanted to wish you luck and mention that ick on plecos can be treated with just heat. My barn managers son had plecos and would slowly raise the heat to 85 degrees Fahrenheit with large water changes same temp when he ran into ick issue. please note only for the plecos not the goldies. Just wanted to mention that
  3. I hate space issues I would have just 1 gaint tank is space wasn't a issue. I am sure though all your babies don't mind and already enjoy the space they have
  4. Yeah around this time of year my sister would go looking for stray black cat. Since some people will use them for sacrafices for their creepy ways Actually around this time of year black cats are not adobtable til 2 weeks after Halloween for this reason. The shelter a few years back ran into a incedent were a group of cults went around adopting black cats for this and when it was discovered they refuse to give anyone a black cat till 2 weeks have past Halloween I bet you and my sister would be 2 peas in pod
  5. They are looking good That is amazing on Edies growth I can't wait to see the new guys growth in a month or 2 under your care
  6. Aww Adorable My sister and I used to volenteer and my sister actually worked there and the vets office around here. We took in sooo many strays and had 15 cats once which 7 were fosters. We also have rescued 5 dogs which sadly 1 did have to be put down since he went crazy and became very agressive no matter what my sister did. You remind me lot of my sister since she only really likes animals not people she now is starting a organice farm and has lots of animals and tons of black cats since those are the most unwanted saldy and she gives them a good home. Your kitties look well loved and it takes a lot for what you
  7. I think this is a very good decison good luck with everything and i hope things will go smoothly from here on out
  8. That is amazing!!!! Peanut is going to LOVE it
  9. Thank You everyone my dad had his first lunch in the ICU today and is moving foward slowly but surely He got the pig valve to replace his bad valve and it is doing very well! The doctor also said he might be able to leave Monday Thank You for your kind thoughts, wishes and knowledge
  10. I have been brought up in believing if there is a will there is a way. Lately though it seems there is more thing in the way than my will can handle. My dad recently had to get a stent put in one of his heart valves. The doctors also told him that they will be needing to replace one of his valves very soon like in 2-3 weeks soon. My fiancee and I were supposed to move out this month but since my dad is having all this we are staying with him to help. The thing that I am worried about besides his health is bills. Disabilty will only cover so much and he has quite the bill load. I recently got a promotion (i guess) later on finding out it was just tempt postions and even though the job said it would pay more they manage to weasal there way out of saying the job listing didn't really say that So now I am doing a job that requires more but getting paid the same from my old postion. I am the only 1 in that office that is making that pay. Now with all this and my dad going to be out of work for quite some time and is going to need fiancial assitance. I make enough to pay my bills with little left over but I budget pretty well for my age (have too). I was planning to return to school this semester too, since I had to drop out since once again my parents were sick except that time it was my mom with cancer I have been working supportting myself since I was 13 and have never really needed my parents to buy me anything since I have always had a job and they had little money to spend on us. I have no problem helping my dad out in a way I find it nice I will finailly be able to repay him back for everything he has done for me. Just I am starting to feel overwelmed and getting worried since with my recent budgetting and figuring everything out I will have very little money to save. Without that I have nothing if something were to happen and I need emergency money I won't have it. I also don't want to put my student loan on defferement either but it might come down to that. I deffinately can't buy anymore fish stuff but my dad told if I really want that fish I am eyeballing at the pet store I can get him (only $10 bucks) just after that I am done for a while. My horse is like family since she is the last thing m grandfather left me and he was like a second dad but I am going to see if I can start cleaning stalls or something to lower board. I am currently trying to find a second job for the weekends or a better job since the experince I am getting with my postion will be really handy and boost my resume. I also don't want to overwork myself either, I did that for a year working 65hr weeks and that was painful. Actually that is one the reasons I got into fish was after that since it is relaxing lol. I guess I am eventually hoping things will turn around and stop going downhill in the abyss. For once I want to see my dream of owning my own Art therpy/ thereaputic riding center start moving foward and I can go back to school and finish up ( I MISS COLLEGE!!) . Blah sorry for the rant and complaining just a lot on my mind and I am always looking for advice or wisdom to be shared Thanks for listening and reading long ranting lol.
  11. Thank You Haley I will put that one too for my pole. I need to get up for naming her if I get a chance lol. I do have to say in proper baby proofing conditions they are not as delicate as told. I am really enjoying them and hope to continue to get more I think if you can find one maybe give it a go
  12. Lol Once I get settled into are new place and such you can come visit him It is hard to believe he came from Petsmart. Lol Thank You Helen I can't wait till QT is done with and they can have gorgeous tanks, I am sooo sick of looking at boring QT tanks lol poor guys.
  13. Thank You lol it wasn't that full when I got him sadly he had tons of anchor worms on it but healed nicely I really wood like a pond really just need to find a stable place to build one first lol.Oh I really like that name I am thinking of doing a pole on it and I will definitely put that one in the pole Thank You I am trying to get more and they will be going in a 55 gallon with just bubble eyes or a celestiel or 2
  14. MissColonel

    August Weigh-In

    Woot that is amazing
  15. Oh thank you lol I have hair that has a mind of it's own >_<
  16. Yeah this blog is kinda a update on whats going on with my crazy goldies and myself :3 Never blogged before so this should be interesting lol Thank You ,Lol I know I was super happy once I saw that shot I still can't believe how good it came out lol. I am hoping they continue to keep thriving although Castor is kinda floaty today poor guy >_<
  17. Hi meet me Karen>>>>> <<<<<<Just a little Crazy >:} I am a strange 21yr old who is crazy about horses and recently about Goldfish <3 I started out with a Oranda named Tommy boy in a uncycled 10gallon tank lets just say things went horrible and he got dropsy I found Koko's at this time and so many amazing people helped me unlike other forums who couldn't get past the fact I had only a 10gallon tank and test stripes. They helped me try to save my Tommy Boy but unfortunately it was too late. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to continue having goldies since I originally got into having fish as a stress reliever (HAHAHAHA) It was the fact I had that I had just bought a 40gallon tank and would feel horrible of leaving all the wonderful people on Kokos that kept me going for another try. (super happy I did) So I did a fishless cycle and had Koko help me every step of the way . Once my 10 gallon cycled I got Castor a lovely Calico Lionhead. He started QT nicely besides have some small issues and floaty ones. Once again Koko's was with me every step of the way Once he was done Castor got to go in the 40 gallon all by himself (lucky fish) I then for the first time say a bubble eye in person and really got to see how beautiful they really are. I tried my hardest to fight the urge to get one since I wanted a break from QT fish (nice try ). I eventually gave in since all the other bubble eyes past away and the little black and white calico was still there and just couldn't fight it or leave her to the same fate. This little fish is growing fast that is for sure and she has had the most uneventful QT ever ( I love her for this ) A week later I noticed my Petsmart got these wonderful Orandas that were just stunning just........I wish I could say the same for their health:( I told myself no more fish for awhile. .... Well guess my while turned out to be a day when I cam back Prince was the only one out on the floor tank. I asked where the other big ones were and the associate said they were being treated since they were so ill. I asked why the other Oranda (Prince) was still left on the floor since he was just bottom sitting side ways barely moving. She said they didn't have any more room so I told her I would take him. He was bagged up and even the cashier looked at me like I was crazy since he didn't look well. Once we got home I put him in QT with nice clean water and salt. He already looked to be improving. Once I got a better look at him I noticed he had bigger problems than just a bad case of Flukes.....He had anchor worm too even on his fins poor guy I removed them all and next day told the associates what to treat for. There is one amazing associate who took my advice and came on to Koko's to look around and did some reading She started treating the fish for Flukes and salted the tank up to .3% salt and removed all the anchor worms. She showed all the other associates as well how to salt and how it can help. Unfortunately though 1 of the fish didn't make but she said that in most cases they would have both died and this is the first time they actually fixed something. (you guys still reading !!!! I talk to much lol ) So after waiting 2 weeks I noticed my LFS got in more bubble eye since I kept talking about them That day they came in I got 1 and boy is she tiny only at 4grams lol. She does however have some issues which are being taken care from the help of this amazing forum and the swelling in her belly seems to be going down I hope things continue to keep going forward and she can thrive with my other bubble eye and have tons of bubbly adventures lol. Now some pics of my crew Castor my first thriving finned baby He is kinda crazy lol My sweet Prince who keeps pushing forward My crazy bubble eye(still needs name ) Last but not least my 4grams little bubble eye Thanks for reading
  18. MissColonel

    Fish Room

    That is great!!! I hope it goes smooth
  19. Bert and Ernie are looking great!!! Your Henry is a amazing, he is such a character
  20. MissColonel

    Out of QT

    Congrats he looks super happy
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