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  1. That fish/tumor was posted 6 years ago so I think its sorted now
  2. I dunno, my dog seems to like it LOL Also my old dog once stole and ate a whole jar of betta food
  3. Me too Mikey, I miss everyone who has disappeared almost all the regulars who helped me when I needed it are gone
  4. I had to do that with my ponds, Still cycling again now. Worried Ill end up having to restart the cycle in my main tank too, if I lose anyone else
  5. In the past 2 weeks or so I've lost 4 fish from my tanks. Geting worried that whatever was in my pond snuck into the tank even though I was super careful not to cross contaminate anything. MY little Ryukin Bella, who I only got a few months ago was struggling to stay upright, she was very compact fish so I moved her to the small pond which is much shallower, but the next day I found her stuck to the pump, still alive but badly injured. Too badly injured to survive. I had to euthanize her. My Black Moor, Hamster, Suddenly started just laying upside down on the bottom of the tank. I moved her to a QT and medicated but she died a couple days later. Roo, My Calico Ryukin, One of my favourite fish...she just...died. Literally. I got up and checked on the tank and fed everyone at 9am. She was swimming around, no symptoms whatsoever, she ate just like normal. At 11am I glanced over at the tank and she was just lying there...dead. Then my Calico Nymph, who I saved from been flushed 5 years ago started struggling with staying upright, she also wasnt pooping. Her belly got descended and swollen. I fasted her, I fed her peas, I used epsom, I dosed with meds. Nothing helped. It got to the stage where she couldn't right herself at all, even with help. I could see she had given up, so I let her go and euthanized her as well. Really crushed. They were all favourites of mine. Hamster, Roo and Jupiter I all had 4-5+ Years. Jupiter had never given me any trouble. The only trouble Hamster gave me was a case of ich. Roo had popeye a few months ago.
  6. I think they add to his personality lol. He is going to love when he can get out of QT into the pond ^^
  7. On Friday I picked up this guy, saw him in a 5g tank on facebook market place. Drove an hour and a half to get him. As you can see, he has some issues (tumors?) but he is bright and happy and begs for food and I adore him already. His name is Herbie. (Name he came with) The people I picked him up from said he came with a tank they bought and they only wanted the tank. They said the wife was calling him Fatty, the Hubby was calling him Gill but his name in his previous home was Herbie so thats his real name lol.. I Loved the name so I stuck with it.
  8. Hi Justine! I'm Mandy
  9. I run canisters at the moment because HOBs wont fit over my tank, but I hate them. I always make a mess when I clean them, and they are so heavy and cumbersome to move and I always end up in mega pain after cleaning them. So I dont end up cleaning them anywhere near as often as I should. I'm ditching them soon for a sump and cannot wait
  10. The shop just sent me this picture of my tank in progress
  11. I think they are alright now..ive written up the full story on my blog topic Ive used almost all my meds trying to sort this out though so I dont know what Ill be doing if I need kana again, and I only have 2 tubes of metro left, neither are easily available in Aus and the site I normally buy from has been out of stock for like a year now. Ree has been helping me out sending me extras but I dont want to leave her without any
  12. I dont think the wen is anything to worry about! ^^
  13. I think that its part of a colour change in progress, I used to have a panda moor, when I got him his colour was pure white and really dark black, then his black faded to grey but his white alsp darkenee to grey before he changed to be completely pure white. Sometimes the colours take the long way around din getting to their destination
  14. Im not sure but I nuked everything in pond, boiled everything that could be boiled, bleached everything that could be bleached and medicated the remaining fish.
  15. Posting on forums like this as well as fish oriented facebook groups Ive found to be good ways to find people who wll care for your fish Good luck!
  16. So far just the 10 that survived whatever it was that wiped out the other 30+ Will get some newbies after everything is properly set up. Just got home from work and found Papi wedged between the heater and the glass, i pulled her out and set up a QT for her but when I went to get her from thr bucket she had passes My fishkeeping has been very frustrating lately
  17. She has a bladder stone, normally they would treat with a diet change but she is already on a special diet for inflammatory bowel disease so they can't change it. So now we are reducing the the medication she is on for the IBD because that could be contributing to the stine, but has been a long expensive road of finding the right balance. Think we are finally there now Gonna be setting the pond up again over the next week. Hopefully everyone in there stays healthy now
  18. Opposite here lol, so hot today, but overall its been a pretty mild summer Im doing ok, been pretty stressed with lots of vet bills for my cat and all the things going wrong in the pond but think Im finally getting on top of things
  19. Hi! Welcome to Kokos First off, beautiful fish! Second, they look like tumors. Ive found them to be quite common in goldfish. Unfortunately apart from surgically removing them there isn't really anytbing you can do to get rid of them. But fish can live comfortably with them for quite a long while, depending on how fast they are growing,
  20. Yes an intake guard is definitely needed, not only to protect the fish but it also stops any big solid pieces getting sucked in and ruining the filter
  21. Aw yay i love seeing fry grow up
  22. ^^^^^ My guys go nuts for frozen mysis shrimp
  23. If you do another one like that sometime in the future (when Im not dedicating all my spare cash to vet bills and car fixes lol) Id be interested in buying one if you think it would ship ok over here
  24. Congratulations Taryl! He is beautiful Koko I absolutely love them, especially the first one!
  25. Aw they are gorgeous and I love the names
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