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  1. Hey all, I have selected about 10 fish I'll use for breeding, and the rest of these babies will need homes. I'd prefer to find them homes near me (Portland, OR) but can travel. I go up to Seattle regularly and can meet someone halfway in OR or something. I travel a lot for my job each day and have weekends and evenings free. Please PM me or post here if you are interested! Thanks. Posted below are some example photos. The fish needing homes are younger/smaller than the fish pictured, but from the same parents with the same color development.
  2. It's been 6 months since I got these fish. I euthanized the blue ridge fish with the most extreme body after it developed swim bladder problems and flipped. The calico is still the runt with a small head, but they are all developing well and getting some size on. Here are some initial photos of the fish, and them yesterday. I should get their weights in as well. Comments and critiques welcome. All the fish aside from the red and white hamanishiki had fin flaws when I purchased them and are still present. Most improved! Red and white fish. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Tricolor fish. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Runty Calico. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Blue Calico. 6 months ago. Yesterday. And here is a new fish. This fish has really nice fins and shape, I'm hoping to prevent the same swim bladder issues present in the other very round fish. Everyone all together.
  3. It's ok, I just wanted to give credit where credit was due They are in 40gb tanks for now. I have two more empty 40s, a 30 and a 20 if needed depending on how many I keep. I also have room in my 125 when they are bigger. I see 5 of the larger ones that I really like and a few of the smaller ones, although its still hard to tell because they are so young.
  4. They probably are darker. I asked for the darkest fish he had. However, these could just be darker because they were in tanks with more light which he specified. It'll be interesting to learn if the fish that darken the fastest keep the color the best...or just the opposite - If they decolor to white or a lighter color.
  5. Thank you. Dayla - I have about 35 fry. 9 aged 3.5 months and 25 (I think) aged 7 weeks. Some I will be sending to Canada with a Canadian member so hopefully they'll get a chance to breed them up there. Another few will be going to a butterfly breeder in my area, and I will keep the best 8 or so to create a breeding program around.
  6. Hey folks! I'm sorry if my initial post was misleading, just wanted to be clear and say I did not breed these myself and can't take credit These are from a friend Matt. He and a few other people have been working with them from the imports. I purchased some to breed this line as well, but I can't take credit for these guys. Thanks for all the sweet comments though. I also love the colors.
  7. These are purple butterfly telescope fry bred from Dandy Orandas imports, they display the bluebelly scale type - both metallic in the center and nacreous around the edge of the scale. These fish have a beautiful lavender dove gray color. These fish are 3.5 months old, and 7 weeks old, respectively. 3.5 month old fry. 7 week fry. These fish start out light colored and darken with age.
  8. The calico ranchu passed and it looks like Bowie, the sakura is not far behind. It looks like she is going to split from the back.
  9. Thanks for your response. The other fish are not boated, just well fed I don't think it could hurt. I am concerned its a virus.
  10. My current plan if no one is able to help or has an idea of what's happening is epsom salt and kanaplex for the swollen ranchu, and paraguard or other intense parasite combatant for the main tank.
  11. I dont see how this is relevant to a wen injury on an otherwise healthy fish.to know the levels of the water in the quarantine . . . If she is putting the fish in QT and using water conditioner the levels will be zero. I don't want to argue it just seems added stress when we clearly know what the issue is and how to treat it has already been responded to.
  12. I dont see how this is relevant to a wen injury on an otherwise healthy fish.
  13. As an example, one of my ranchu swam close to the siphon and the netting to cover it had been moved over by accident, exposing just a bit of the open siphon end. My ranchus eye was pulled completely from the socket, hanging loose.. it was awful and traumatic. Somehow, the eye returned to its socket and normal position, although it has a cataract indicating she is blind in that eye. She suffers no long term effects, and I just used well aerated salted water, and time, to let her recover. The instinct is to meddle and "fix" the injury but the best way to go is to let it be.
  14. Leave him be. Clean aerated water with salt added in order to prevent infection should be enough for him to recover unless infection sets in. It happens to a lot of us, but it is very scary.
  15. Could this be very bad internal parasites? I got some new plants recently but hit them with prazi first. There are no raised scales on any fish indicating dropsy. Fish that passed - Only fish that showed symptoms - I thought it might be a liver problem. Once he passed other fish began to show symptoms. Sakura - see the "clear" when the light comes through Calico
  16. The situation is urgent and there are new symptoms including flashing. Poor Bowie, my oldest ranchu is extremely swollen and sort of wobbly, like the black ranchu that passed away. Here are more photos and videos. I am sort of stumped here, I'm seeing a few different symptoms in some of my ranchu. These fish have all recently been treated for flukes with prazi and are not responsive to metro. The fish that has already passed - extremely pale gills, hugely swollen body with clear/red poop. No flashing. Male. Sakura ranchu - Currently extremely swollen body with clear and red poop, looks like "clear" liquid inside, not seeing any septicemia or redness inside. Bottom sitting and floating. Not very interested in food. Female, older. Calico ranchu - Bottom sitting, occasional flashing but no body swelling. Not interested in food. Female, age unknown. There are 6 fish in a 125 with clean water, they get frequent 95% water changes (2-3x) a week and I use prime/feed them well. The other 4 fish are acting normally. Here are photos and video. Flashing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc2REXadsIE Bottom sitting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYik5J-Yt7o
  17. Hey Helen, here is the video. I tapped the tank a few times to get them moving a bit so you could see her going back to the bottom and I put a little description in the youtube video. Another thing I'm seeing is that the water gets a little hazy after 24 hours, no matter what. This is weird to me, I don't know why. It's not from the sand, and there's no salt in the tank. Bacterial bloom? Must be, just am not sure from what. Thanks for taking the time to watch this video and respond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYik5J-Yt7o
  18. Hi Helen, thank you for responding. The sand was new/sealed from my favorite LFS, the plants were as well. The plants had been there for awhile and looked very healthy, and I hit them with prazi before adding them. The same sand and plants are in my pearlscale tank as well, they are showing no symptoms at all and are thriving. I'm really scratching my head here. I can get photos of you but I suspect it will just look like two health ranchu bottom sitting. They aren't clamped up or tilted.
  19. All of the relevant information is covered in my post.
  20. I'm stumped. 125 gallon tank, 6 fish. 3 Aqueon 75g filters on back -1200gph filtration. Tank is brand new, filters and fish are not. Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Ph - 7.6-7.8 Nitrate - 10-20 I've had all these fish for awhile, they've been healthy until now. Everyone's gills are pink to red and healthy looking. What I'm seeing currently is 3 ranchu sitting on the bottom of the tank. These fish have been treated for flukes regularly, every 6 months or so as a preventative. I euthanized a ranchu today - He had white stringy poop with occasional redness it in (blood?) and his abdomen swelled up in about 48 hours, head down. He was not bottom sitting, so I don't know if it's related, he may have had some kind of unrelated organ failure? His gills were completely pale when I checked them, before he passed. These 3 ranchu are now sitting the bottom, occasionally getting up to swim and not "sinking" back down but just sort of swimming down and resting. I do not see white poop or stringy poop from them and they're both eating. They're all female but I don't think that's pertinent. All that I've changed recently is moving them into this larger tank and the addition of sand and some plants. Water looks good.. they're fed well. I'm really stumped. I've been doing 95% water changes every few days in the hopes it would make a difference but so far there's not much luck. I see no sores, ulcers, etc. no flashing. So, just wondering if anyone has any insight or ideas. I'm concerned my oldest and favorite ranchu now has a swelling abdomen, although she's always been very fat looking so I could just be being paranoid.
  21. Was this the seller through ebay hon? Those look really pretty
  22. Hey Yafa He or she is already in the main tank with her new buds. They went through qt at store I trust and additionally a few rounds of prazi with me and just got in there. I saw no signs of flukes or infection, bottom sitting etc so in she went. She is finally swimming around with her bigger tankmates, she was hiding out in plants for the first few days There's a video of her on my youtube channel - nikinator2010/pearls & gold. She is so cute. Her top has darkened in the tank to nearly black and her belly looks the same, sort of an orange brown. Really pretty I think.
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