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Avepico

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About Avepico

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    42
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    Billings, Montana
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  • How many Goldfish
    Goldfish Annie, Hoover, Shadow, Monkey, and Charlie. 1 oscar, 1 jack Dempsey, 4 angels, 1 green severum, and assorted little fishes.

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  1. The other watonai is solid orange. The breeder is mostly getting full orange with calicos. The calicos are mostly orange, some white and red, and some dark black markings. I would love to add more white to the mix while keeping the body and fin types.
  2. Been gone a while, but I have my 90 up and running. I just got 2 watonai today and one of them (A nice calico with good fins and body) is a male. I also have a wonderful female shubunkin. I am wondering if it is worth attempting a crossbreed for longer split tails and even more straight body. Any thoughts? I will be updating pics soon.
  3. Long time no see peoples, it has been a rough summer. As I start bringing my Goldie's in from outside for the summer, which gives them less natural plants and algae to eat, I was considering making up some gel food made out of excess water sprite, algae mats, and some spirulina. I think this would be a great food for my Annie that still deals with moderate SBD issues. Does anyone have strong thoughts/opinions on this idea?
  4. While you do need to fill the out the data requested, they not be ill at all. Some fish take a while to take to a new food. Fill out the info as requested and the mods can look for any issues.
  5. My angels have done prazi with no issues. I haven't had to use salt, but I have not read anything against it. Very nice black angel.
  6. I would do the galaxies but another fish that is colorful and small would be male endlers. They are guppies so you probably want to ensure you only get males.
  7. A shrimp and betta tank is great. I have designed a couple myself. You just have to remember that the betta will eat shrimp. You have to provide lots of cover for the shrimp and either let the shrimp have the tank for a month or two before the betta moves in or buy extra shrimp.
  8. I would go with the pea puffer. Heavily planted. The betta and shrimp ideas would be great. Celestial pearl danios/ galaxy rasboras would be nice as well or scarlet badis, both nice micro fish.
  9. The mods will need all the info filled out to help you well. I've been through this myself and it can be multiple issues which is why all the info is needed. I ended up doing rounds of meds and a complete diet change but you may need something different.
  10. I can say that going from cheap flakes to higher quality pellets made a difference. When I added in more frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms as treats helped more. Now that I do a mix of high quality pellets as staple with frozen food and a home made gel food as treats, my fish are the most active I have seen them. I personally believe that a good staple pellet with a variety of other foods makes a great overall diet. You may have to try various brands to see what your fish do the best with. My current fave pellet is NLS Thera A, but they did great on Progold until my Annie had swimbladder type problems.
  11. Odd thought that came to mind as I watched Annie swimming around, would aquatic plants be good in a gel food? Take plants that I know the fish eat like anacharis or duckweed and blend them up with all the rest of the stuff. It seems like it would be a good addition if you have lots of extra plants, as I do.
  12. A quick update. I am only a few days into adding this into the goldfishes diet, but it seems to be working well. They all love to eat it and seem more active. Even Annie, who has a history of swim bladderish problems, is swimming around like her younger self. She looks every bit the magnificent creature she is. It is way too early to deem it a long term success but the signs bode well.
  13. I'm so sorry this happened. We all have made mistakes, I sucked a baby oranda right out of a tank. Best of luck to you and Rupert.
  14. That sucks balls. Sorry for the losses and good luck accounting for all the frogs.
  15. I used agar. The beef heart mix for the oscar didn't gel well, but the other batches ended up quite firm. The goldfish demolished theirs and are still hunting for more. I did give the oscar a piece of raw beef heart. My guess on size was a bit off. He was able to fit about half of it in his mouth and just swam around with it sticking out. It was a pain getting him to drop it so i could cut it up more.
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