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Niiku

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About Niiku

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    30
  • Location
    Ypsilanti, Mi
  • Referred By
    Tumblr
  • How many Goldfish
    2 Ryukin, 1 Sarasa Comet, 1 Fantail, 1 Oranda
  1. I have an itty bitty little moor in with my gigantic ryukin and rather large comet and they never bothered him one bit. I'd say it depends on the personality of the fish in question but in general, goldfish tend to play nice.
  2. He does indeed have eyes. What a gorgeous guy! True albinos are so fancy. And in truth, you pretty much ARE just looking into him. You're seeing the back of his eyes reflecting light, much like when a cat's eyes reflect and "glow" only it's more pronounced in red-eyed fish.
  3. I've used Prazi many times and I've never seen it do that to a goldfish! Hopefully the mods will have an answer for you.
  4. If you do manage to dig, making sure to have a very deep section of the pond would go a long way for giving the fish shelter, especially when combined with shade and other cooling techniques! I think DieselPower's pond goes to 5 foot deep in one spot, for example, and that insulates it from fully freezing in the winter. The reverse should prove true with heat, thanks to the ground's natural insulating factors.
  5. You can upload pictures to photobucket and link or embed them into a post here
  6. My comet Remmy has a crooked mouth, not nearly as crooked as Dreamsicle's but almost. I suspect it was due to fluke damage as a baby, but thankfully never got worse as she grew up. She still eats just fine and is huge nowadays XD Here's hoping the mods don't find anything seriously wrong and that it's just a deformity!
  7. Just wanted to update you guys. I've named the little moor Jeff and he's doing so much better! First round of Prazi done and there's no sign of clamping or sluggishness. He's also become a lot more outgoing, swimming around with everyone else happily and eating like a little pig!
  8. Yeah, every once in a while, someone will post this. It's a nifty idea, it's just unfortunate that in the long run it's bad for the fish since it rubs away the slime coat and invites infection. :c
  9. Gorgeous! I love the color now but I'm sure it'll look great when the algae grows in too. Your fish look fabulous!
  10. Tried to get my camera to work, but it refused. >_< However while I was wrestling with it, I did notice the new moor clamping his ventral fins a little bit here and there and there were a couple of yawns, though he isn't darting around anymore. He even seems to be venturing out more casually to explore the tank. So perhaps the Prazi will be gotten sooner rather than later, eh? XD
  11. Thanks! I'll see if I can get my camera to behave (it's old and busted haha) and try to get a video. He's started swimming around a little bit more today, pecking at the algae on the plant and filter intakes. (Also, your icon cracks me up, what a cute dog!)
  12. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tank) >10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0.0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) around 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) around 7.2-7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Kit * Water temperature? 74 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallon, been running since May or June 2013 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 Marineland Penguin 100, 1 AC70, 1 Tetra Whisper EX70 * How often do you change the water and how much? One of two ways, depending on work schedule. Either once a week 100% change, or twice a week 50-75% change. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Three days ago I did a 75% change, plan on doing another one tomorrow. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 fish, 3 1-inch, 1 4-inch, 1 6-inch. (Yes, I am quite aware that I am overstocked, however my filtration and water change regimen has kept the water chemistry where it should be. I am planning on getting a 40-breeder for the two larger girls by the end of the year.) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Herbivore Pellets twice daily, just enough for it to all be gone in a minute or less, once or twice daily depending on how floaty Thor is at the time. (Thor's always had some food-related floatiness, being a rather round ryukin) Once a week I will feed frozen Hikari blood worms, usually 2 of the little ice cubes melted out. On these days I do not feed the pellets, just the worms. Once a month I will feed them all peas and then fast for a day or two. * Any new fish added to the tank? The black moor. * Any medications added to the tank? No. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. It has been about a year since my last Prazi and salt treatment, I plan on getting some more in the next month or so to do another round. I do a Prazi treatment once a year or as needed for regular maintenance, with the occasional salt treatment when someone tears a fin or scrapes a scale or something, but I've never had anything MAJOR happen. I once had to give Thor a salt dip since she was having slime coat troubles but the dip fixed it and she's never had trouble since. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No, the new moor's fins look excellent, no clamping, scales are all intact, no ich or any spots like that, no slime coat issues or anything, eyes are clear. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The baby moor likes to stay in the back right corner of the tank for most of the day. Doesn't quite bottom sit, just hovers there toward the bottom, about a half inch above the floor of the tank. He eats normally and vigorously like the others, he just doesn't mingle at all. When he does swim around the tank he looks startled? Not flashing or anything, just swims really fast like something spooked him, seems to want to stay away from the other fish. So basically my question here is, knowing all the above, is it common for a very small fish to be scared of larger fish? He had been quarantined before I put him in there, and the place I got him from (very trusted LFS who did the quarantine for me) had him in a smaller tank. Is he just uneasy about the sudden large space he's put into? He swims pretty strongly when he does feel like moving around, seems to handle the current of the filters very well, has no difficulty getting around at all. He just looks... scared when he does swim around. There's been absolutely no bullying either, the girls have been very curious about him but have not bothered him. More just swimming over to say hi and then looking kind of confused when he zips away. I've had him in there for three days now and this behavior has been going on for the duration of this time.
  13. Quick question, how long does it take for the rebate to return your money?
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