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  1. Wow! He looks even better than his auction pic! Can't wait to see more. Congrats!
  2. Yes I added both of my orandas! They are doing fabulous. I will upload some pics tonight.
  3. aw, i'm sorry. I am also looking for another goldie to pair with my tele. have you checked out RG or Dandy Oranda auctions? I'm not sure if that's in your price range, but i'm sure you'd be able to find one there.
  4. it'll get you the same results so I guess whichever you prefer
  5. I got my RG oranda last year around September and she settled in quickly. She was hand feeding by the end of the first week. All fish are different and some take longer than others to acclimate, but if you are around your tank a lot, they should warm up pretty quickly. She's been in an aquarium for the past 8 months and just this month I moved her to a pond and haven't noticed any difference in behavior transitioning from pond to aquarium/aquarium to pond.
  6. When doing the kh/gh test, add a drop and shake it then add another and shake it, ect. Until it changes color Hope your fish feels better soon!
  7. Thanks guys. I figured I was just worrying as usual, but I will keep an eye on it and hope it goes back to normal!
  8. Looking great! Your son is adorable and your fish are soooo chubby!!
  9. Yep! You might experience a small cycle bump mixing the old media with the new, but it shouldn't last very long. I haven't had a cycle bump last longer than 3 days. Just keep an eye on your parameters
  10. You can transfer the media from your old filters to the new
  11. I should also add I clean my canister once a month and my hob every 2 weeks by swishing the media in tank water, in case waste build up would contribute to a cloudy eye.
  12. Thank you! We'll see what the mods have to say. I'm always stressing out over this guys eyes
  13. * Ammonia Level (tank): .25 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) <10 * Ammonia Level (Tap): .25 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Eheim canister 2236, Aqua Clear 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 68*-70* * How often do you change the water and how much? 80% every 3-4 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Right now, 80% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallons, 9 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish, 5 inches * What do you feed your fish and how often? Saki Hikari, blood worms, Super green, veggies * Any new fish added to the tank? Just the butterfly * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) nothing * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Eyeball looking unusual to me * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi and salt during quarantine, 5 rounds * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Hey guys, so my butterfly's eyeball is looking kinda strange to me. When i first got him, his pupil was black. Recently the pupil is looking larger and gray. Am I just being paranoid or is this unusual to you guys? Here's a pic of his eye when i first got him. and here's a pic of it today:
  14. Hi, would you please fill out all of the questions at the top of the page and don't add anymore medications until further advised. The ones you are using can be very harsh and potentially do more harm than good. I noticed that your tank size is way too small for goldfish, they require at least 20 gallons per fish. Is there anyway you can get your hands on a sterilite tub to temporarily house your goldie? You came to the right place so I'm sure someone will be along soon to help you and your adorable Goldie
  15. Could you get a video of the behavior? The test results are pretty necessary for diagnosis so try and get those too if you don't have a test kit you can bring a cup of tank water and tap water to your lfs.
  16. I would stay away from the rock gravel since waste accumulates quickly, but sand is good to use along with planting substrates. For a 40 gallon I'd say an air pump rated for 40 gallons is enough, but it certainly won't hurt to get a larger one. You can get a valve that connects to the tubing to control the air flow.
  17. I don't think it will damage them, unless they aren't getting enough light. You can just scrub it off.
  18. I don't know anything about discus, but good luck! I know they are very sensitive
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