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  1. I just found this really interesting article from 2014. I don't know if any of you have read it, but if you haven't it worth a few minutes http://time.com/3378888/goldfish-surgery/
  2. Thank you! Shakaho, that is a great thread, thank you for sharing And Mikey, the dimensions are 20x35x17. I can't wait to get this started!
  3. Hi guys! Its been a while since I last posted on here. I have tried to do college without keeping goldfish due to their space requirements, but I am having some difficulty keeping them out of my life ...So I bought a 40 gal stock pond/tank online this weekend, and I am planning to set it up as an indoor water garden/goldfish pond in my room. I have never kept long-bodied fish before, as I have always considered them pond fish, and I only kept a 20g one fancy-fish aquarium through high school. So heres my question: Could I keep 1-2 comets in a 40g setup? The filter I have is 400gph, and I plan to do 50% water changes weekly, and 100% monthly. I have read on some websites that 55+ gal is recommended for comets, and on others that 30g is good for one fish, and 40g is good for two. If the general consensus is that this set up would be too small for a comet (or two), I will stick to ryukins, but would love to keep comets if I can. Thanks!
  4. Thank you for all your help! I'm still going to try the meds just in case. That's good to know about nitrates would I be better off moving her to a 10 gal uncycled tank (no feeding) or keeping her in the 20g with the filters on? Would the carbon remove the medicine? Also, if I take the carbon out of both filters, will the cycle collapse? I really can't thank you enough for all the help
  5. I'm going to get the Erythromycin today. She's still a live but isn't moving much. I'll do literally anything. thank you for all the help. I really dont know what happened she's always been so healthy and happy
  6. Thank you guys so much! I can try to get to the store tomorrow, but she is looking pretty bad right now. I'll be lucky if she makes the night
  7. Thanks, how do I get those? Can a mod please look at this at least? I'm panicking. Someone please help us!
  8. Thank you! I'll continue to monitor her water closely. The scales look a bit better today. What should I do about the infection, if thats the problem?
  9. Thanks! she's eating. I have melafix for bacterial stuff, but nothing more specific
  10. Thank you. She is doing the same thing today I don't see any c shape, and she isn't hanging out by the surface. She swims as usual and then starts to tip onto her belly and makes little effort to right herself for a while. Eventually she does and she goes on foraging. There were some green poops at the bottom of the tank (from the peas) so I'm guessing constipation isn't the problem Heres a video and a pic of the black spots (one is on the underside of her mouth): View My Video
  11. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 80.0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0.0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Water temperature? 70F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal for 5 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon 20 and penguin bio wheel 20 * How often do you change the water and how much? 80% every week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 7 days ago, 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? one 5" ryukin Hey guys, I really need some help. This morning I woke up to find my ryukin, Chiba, drifting belly-up with small black patches (not raised) on her. I tested the water and found that the nitrate was 80ppm D: twice what it usually is by water change day. I did a 100% change and gave her peas (incase the floating is from digestion). I haven't fed her anything else today, and her scales look like they might be slightly raised. Can anyone help? I'm really stressed out Thanks, cyprinidae
  12. I'm sorry your little guy isn't doing well :'( Feeder tanks are full of all sorts of nasty stuff, unfortunately... I hope your other fishy stays ok. Best of luck!
  13. wow! thanks! The DO fish are beautiful I love Monarch-- the name fits him very well
  14. haha! well at least you know why the little guy isnt growing I would love to see some pics! Good luck with the frog/salamander/lizard!
  15. Looks great!! I love black sand for goldies
  16. They look so graceful! beautiful fish, congrats! ^.^
  17. Thanks! I thought that it could be aquatic because they are completely submerged at my lfs, but then again, that doesn't really mean anything Ill keep an eye out. Thanks!
  18. Thanks! Raingarden had a few like that-- I believe they are much more common in parts of Asia hehe thanks! she likes to pick up sand from the plant pots and put it down on the floor thanks!
  19. Chiba has moved into her new tank! So.. I celebrated by talking a whole bunch of pictures of her ^^ I want the tank to be clean and classy.
  20. I love your silvery-black oranda! The tank looks so peaceful
  21. Its beautiful!!! Can't wait to see some fishes in there
  22. He's so cute!!! Nice pics too
  23. what a cutie! :3 Congrats!!! I love the wen and coloring
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