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  1. What great coloring! Beautiful fish, congrats!
  2. I didn't know that they flowered! I hope mine does that! I love the picture of your fish looking at the flower XD
  3. That tank is seriously overstocked, and that will only make your problem worse. I am actually going through similar issues right now, and it is enough work with one 1.5 inch fish! Do you have Seachem Prime? It gets rid of ammonia and detoxifies nitrate and nitrite, it would probably help you in addition to the water changes dnalex suggested. Once you get things sorted out, you might want to consider getting an additional tank for the 5/6 inch fish. I really wish you the best of luck with fixing the water! Keep up the water changes -Cyprinidae
  4. Sorry! The reading for ammonia was 0.5 -- 1.0! Not 5-10!!! I made a typo!
  5. Wow! Mahina is sooo cute! <3 He/She reminds me of my fish Finny XD
  6. My oldest fish aren't goldfish, but I have two tetras that are both 9+ years old now! They live in a 15 gallon, and are the oldest fish I currently have. Then there was my cat fish, he lived to be about twelve, but passed away last year ;(
  7. Thanks! I will buy the seachem Prime and some salts today!
  8. That is a really nice pond, and the fish are beautiful! With 1220 gallons of big fish and babies coming, I would avoid the koi. 1000 gallons is the minimum for one koi, and if you already have that many goldfish in your pond, it might be a stretch. If each big goldfish needs around 80 gallons of pond space, and the koi needs 1000 on top of that, you would find yourself needing a 2040 gallon pond minimum. Also, they don't do too well with fancies. If I were you I would stick to the goldies! XD Good luck with the fry! What breeds are they? I am going to need Wakin to stock my new pond soon... Happy ponding!
  9. Ok! I did the water changes, and the ammonia is now much lower My fish is still leaning, but he will come out of his pagoda when the light is on, and he is hunting for food now. I will see if the leaning goes away by tomorrow, but if it doesn't, should I do more water changes tomorrow?
  10. Thank you Stakos! I tested both again, and I found that the Ammonia reading is 5.0-10. The error was on my part, this time I tested the water with different lighting, and I could see a very slight color change, that I was not able to see where I had tested the water previously. Thank you for all of your help! In the future I will make sure I am looking at the test tube somewhere where with really good lighting. I will go do those water changes now! -Cyprinidae
  11. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (0ppm): * Nitrite Level (0ppm) * Nitrate level (0ppm) * Ammonia Level (0ppm): * Nitrite Level (0ppm) * Nitrate level (0ppm) * Ph Level, (around 7.8) * Ph Level, (>8) Other Required Info: * Brand of test kit: -API drops * Filter: -one 10-20 gal Aqueon filter * Tank Additives: -Aqueon water conditioner, API quick start * Temp: -73 degrees F *Water Changes: -35% every 5 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? -2 days ago, 35% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? -10 gal, running for 1 1/2 months * How many fish in the tank and their size -1, 1 1/4 inches (not counting tail) * What do you feed your fish and how often? -Peas, spirulina brine shrimp (frozen), aqueon sinking pellets (I feed either peas, shrimp, of pellets once a day, and every four days or so, I don't feed) * Any new fish added to the tank? -no * Any medications added to the tank? -no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) -After water changes, (usually 1-2 days after) he starts leaning to one side when he swims, and will not leave his pagoda except to be fed, or when the tank light is off. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus -no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? -After water changes, (usually 1-2 days after) he starts leaning to one side when he swims, and will not leave his pagoda except to be fed, or when the tank light is off. He is eager to eat his food, and his dorsal fin is always up. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment -no previous treatment * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. -I will try to post some in a moment This has been happening since I got my fish, after the first water change it went on for about a week and a half, then he went back to normal. The next water changes were fine until the water change 5 days ago, and the one 2 days ago. Once the problem started up again, I thought that doing another water change might help, but now he is leaning even more. After this happened the first time, I posted about it and some people thought that it could be bad water. The nitrate is still at 0ppm whenever I check it, and the tank has been running for a month and a half now. I went away on vacation, and my friend came to tank care of him. She said that he was swimming around normally when the light was on. While I was away, I had her feed him a little every other day, and do a 5% water change beforehand. I was gone for 2 weeks, and when I came back, the nitrite, ammonia and nitrate were all still at 0. I am aware that 10 gallons is really too small, but I am planning to move him into a pond as soon as possible. When the light is off he swims around as normal, except leaning to the side (usually it is to the right, but occasionally he goes to the left) His dorsal fin is still up. He is clearly under stress from something (in the water?). As of now, it's not super bad, but I would like to end this before it gets any worse. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks, -Cyprinidae
  12. -20 gal tank for one fish, +10 for every additional fish -Aquarium hood w/ light -A really good filter -Air Pump -Air tubing -Air stones -A substrate that the fish will not choke on, but not too big -pH, Amonia, Nitrate and Nitrite test kits -Goldfish food (avoid flakes) -2 good sized nets -gravel vac/ siphon -sponge (only to be used in the tank) -towel -water conditioner -water -fish -decorations -plants (optional) -A heater (depending on the room temp range) Anything I missed? Just kind of brainstormed here...
  13. Wow! That's beautiful!!! What type of clay/sculpting material did you use?
  14. I'm sorry to hear about your moore. If I were you, I would definitely choose the pom pom if it is healthy. Good luck finding your new fish
  15. Thanks for moving this thread to horror stories, as soon as I posted the it I realized that it belonged there rather than in chat.
  16. Those are amazing fish! I love the lighting in your tank too
  17. Today I went to pick up my bird from the pet store (he was boarded during my vacation), and in the room where they keep the boarded animals I witnessed the true horror of terrible fish keeping... There was a 3 inch common goldie in a 1 gallon tank. The water was cloudy so cloudy that I could barely see the fish, and there was no filter, no substrate, no air pump, only a plastic tree that took up half the space. But that isn't all of it... The tank was only a quarter full. The paper under it said that the goldfish was going to be there for two weeks. More like 6 hours under those conditions. Just goes to show how awful people can be when they are ignorant to an animals needs, or too lazy to care. Best of luck to that poor fish.
  18. That's irritating! I hope there are only three! Good luck hunting them down.
  19. My fish does that too! If it were flukes, I think that your fish has better things to use for scratching than the glass wall, it looks like he is just playing around You have a really cute fish! Congrats!
  20. That happens to me too! I told my parents that I was going to dig a 1000 gallon pond and breed Wakins, and they just laughed! But I go for my dream anyways XD If I start digging and lining a pond in the middle of the night, there is nothing they can do to stop me! hehehe!
  21. That looks really nice! I like the plants growing on the surface Beautiful fish too!
  22. Really Gorgeous!!! The colors of the pond contrast beautifully with the fish
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