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TheseGoldiesStoleMyHeart

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  1. A very good friend of mine has kept 2 comets in a ten gallon tank their whole lives. Each fish is very healthy and happy, and they are fully grown. They are 16 years old. I would never have a bowl, but my teacher has kept 3 Goldies in a 4 gallon bowl with no filter or anything, for 6 years. Since comets are very hardy,they can handle not so perfect living conditions:) The only thing I will ask for this Christmas is a 20 gallon tank:)
  2. I hope that you will not be offended by my comments, but I still do not understand why and how you think it will be easier on your fish Oscar to live in a 10 gallon, while you are prepping for a much larger tank for everyone else. It is beyond a doubt that goldfish are social creatures, and a 10 gallon really is unsuitable for any goldfish beyond the occasional QT or when they are very young. If it's your choice to put him the 10 gallons because it is some easier on you, then so be it, but I just want to dispel that notion that it's somehow easier for him to be there. I hope you will take these suggestions to heart. All of us combined here have hundreds of experience years in keeping goldfish. We'd like for you to be able to keep healthy fish, and to enjoy them in the most responsible way possible. Thanks for the input:) Well, I will be upgrading for Chirstmas and Oscar is still very young. I certainly do take all comments to heart, and think about each idea. (I actully keep them in a Microsoft Word document) P.s. I am certainly not offended at any comments that are constructive As yours are
  3. Thanks for the answers! She will be happy to have some knowledge:)
  4. Adorable fishies you have there! Just pulled the cave out, THANK YOU SO MUCH from saving me from gross water! What do you suggest I put in the big as for decor? Also, Oscar is going to stay in his own tank(just got a brand new 10 gallon, yay!) Much easier on me and him both
  5. Hello everyone! Today my friend was talking to me about how she wanted to get guppies! She has had goldfish in the past but never guppies:) She wrote out a list of questions to ask about the general care of guppies: Are their need similar to those of goldfish? How big of a tank would I need for 15 or so? Would I need a filter and heater? What kind? I'm thinking I would like to breed them...good or bad idea? If I choose to breed them, how easy is it and what will I need? Do I need to "cycle the tank" prior to getting them or can I do it with them? Are they hardy? What can I feed them? Thanks so much!
  6. Also, I put Oscar in for the day today. It wasn't aggression, they just didn't have interest in eachother. They just went on opposite sides of the tank.... I would MUCH rather have him on his own....he enjoys being a bachelor! Lol
  7. Hi! Thanks for all the great advice! It's a lot to take in:) Can I get store credit for my castle decor if I return it to Petsmart? My cave and bonsai allow adequate water flow, so are those OK? How's this or something similar? http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4368180&lmdn=Fish+Decor If that's not good, please link me to some "safe" decor from Petsmart under $30 For Christmas, I'm going to ask for more filtrartion and a bigger tank for Oscar. He really enjoys being by himself, he's very happy:) THANK YOU SO MUCH for offering to spend me food That would be so awesome!!! I also just made gel food Thanks:) Edit: My filter is rated for 75 gallons
  8. May i post some pics instead of listing all decor and plants and such? 65 gallon tank with one black moor 3 inches 10 gallon tank with one comet 3 inches 10 gallon QT with baby oranda with lots of missing scales and cuts omega one sinking pellets no health problems 65 gallon tank penguin 375 lighted hood air pump and bubble wall and air stone decor: Castle,cave, silk plants, bondsi tree cave 10 gallon filter whisper 10i air pump and lighted bubble wall decor: rainbow statue, spawning mop QT tank: Whisper10i air pump and stone silk plant small lighted hood
  9. Thank you! Good to know for sure its stress and not an internal parasite i certainly hope his scales grow back!
  10. yes, keep the tank dark and let him adjust a few days new fish can be a little skittish and need time to settle. Some photos of my baby: His injuries can easily be spotted in the photo^ http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh532/TheseGoldiesStoleMyHeart/6BEF8D49-8616-45FB-95EA-C446E0BEEFBB-4914-000004473E870085_zps297f7552.mp4 Awwwww ^ His cuts are on this side of his body (right) ^ a video of his current behavior (he is still worrying me, and the tank has been covered and dark): http://s1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh532/TheseGoldiesStoleMyHeart/?action=view&current=6BEF8D49-8616-45FB-95EA-C446E0BEEFBB-4914-000004473E870085_zps297f7552.mp4 The camera cut me off at the end i wasn't saying anything important:)
  11. May i post some pics instead of listing all decor and plants and such?
  12. I am glad to hear your little guy is doing OK I'll keep you posted on how things turn out(:
  13. Thank you for the idea, Is one day enough to observe his behavoir? That was well said. I agree... Kokos is here to help but we cant support your hobby. We all have to work hard to keep our pets healthy and happy its call responsibility Im sorry your having a hard time, but we all go through this. We do help what we can, but we cant support everyones hobby.... I know an im sorry:( I just cannot give Oscar away, he is what got me into this whole hobby in the first place. I'm going to really try and save money and do lots of jobs to get some money You don't necessarily need to give him away. You can try to put him in the big tank and get one less fancy. He may not pick on Matilda, and he will probably just swim happily around. I have 2 commons in my 55, and they don't pick on my one eyed telescope. They will be relocated to at least a 60 gallon pond/ aquarium when they get bigger. But you won't know if he can co-exist unless you try. Fish pick on each other when they don't have enough room. 65 gallons is more than enough room to give both fish their space. Just try to put him in there. Keep an eye on their actions, and if he starts picking on the others, take him out and put him back in his aquarium and save up for a 30 gallon or 40 breeder. There isn't anything to lose by putting them together. He may end up being totally happy and not picking on Matilda and then you don't have to save up for another tank, and you can use that money to get them other things they need! Just give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised. I think I am missing something |:? Oh i said Is one day enough time to observe his behavior in the big tank? Yes, and if he does good in there, you can leave him for a couple of days while observing him. If he starts becoming aggressive you can take him back out, and Matilda will be safe (: There are also ways to slowly introduce an aggressive fish into a tank. Post back on here with your observations, and we can recommend a good course of action (: Thanks:) I talked to my mom about Oscar's leaky tank and how it was an emergency, so we are of to petco tonight:) I'm going to get a 20 gallon just in case Oscar doesn't do well with my sweetie. and btw im so sorry to hear about your fish:( his poor eye:(
  14. Thank you for the idea, Is one day enough to observe his behavoir? That was well said. I agree... Kokos is here to help but we cant support your hobby. We all have to work hard to keep our pets healthy and happy its call responsibility Im sorry your having a hard time, but we all go through this. We do help what we can, but we cant support everyones hobby.... I know an im sorry:( I just cannot give Oscar away, he is what got me into this whole hobby in the first place. I'm going to really try and save money and do lots of jobs to get some money You don't necessarily need to give him away. You can try to put him in the big tank and get one less fancy. He may not pick on Matilda, and he will probably just swim happily around. I have 2 commons in my 55, and they don't pick on my one eyed telescope. They will be relocated to at least a 60 gallon pond/ aquarium when they get bigger. But you won't know if he can co-exist unless you try. Fish pick on each other when they don't have enough room. 65 gallons is more than enough room to give both fish their space. Just try to put him in there. Keep an eye on their actions, and if he starts picking on the others, take him out and put him back in his aquarium and save up for a 30 gallon or 40 breeder. There isn't anything to lose by putting them together. He may end up being totally happy and not picking on Matilda and then you don't have to save up for another tank, and you can use that money to get them other things they need! Just give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised. I think I am missing something |:? Oh i said Is one day enough time to observe his behavior in the big tank?
  15. Thanks:) Also any ideas on how to introduce gel food to one of my fish? He will only eat it if its cut into bite size pieces. I want him to eat it like Matilda!
  16. Ok thanks:) She was fasting yesterday and the day before and this is her only meal today:) Thats why theres a little much
  17. Thank you for the idea, Is one day enough to observe his behavoir? That was well said. I agree... Kokos is here to help but we cant support your hobby. We all have to work hard to keep our pets healthy and happy its call responsibility Im sorry your having a hard time, but we all go through this. We do help what we can, but we cant support everyones hobby.... I know an im sorry:( I just cannot give Oscar away, he is what got me into this whole hobby in the first place. I'm going to really try and save money and do lots of jobs to get some money You don't necessarily need to give him away. You can try to put him in the big tank and get one less fancy. He may not pick on Matilda, and he will probably just swim happily around. I have 2 commons in my 55, and they don't pick on my one eyed telescope. They will be relocated to at least a 60 gallon pond/ aquarium when they get bigger. But you won't know if he can co-exist unless you try. Fish pick on each other when they don't have enough room. 65 gallons is more than enough room to give both fish their space. Just try to put him in there. Keep an eye on their actions, and if he starts picking on the others, take him out and put him back in his aquarium and save up for a 30 gallon or 40 breeder. There isn't anything to lose by putting them together. He may end up being totally happy and not picking on Matilda and then you don't have to save up for another tank, and you can use that money to get them other things they need! Just give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.
  18. By the way, Matilda loves gel food! She is gaurading her block like a mama bear guards her cub! And im so happy she is eating this because she cant eat normal food because she cant see it!!!
  19. Well i made some gel food last night and froze it but it has so many ice crystals on it :/ It annoys me I was wondering if i can refridgarate it instead (sorry i didnt spell that right)
  20. That was well said. I agree... Kokos is here to help but we cant support your hobby. We all have to work hard to keep our pets healthy and happy its call responsibility Im sorry your having a hard time, but we all go through this. We do help what we can, but we cant support everyones hobby.... I know an im sorry:( I just cannot give Oscar away, he is what got me into this whole hobby in the first place. I'm going to really try and save money and do lots of jobs to get some money
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