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  1. 2 hours ago, Miss Bad Wolf said:

     I think goldfish food is an acquired taste that only fish have it seems.


    I dunno,  my dog seems to like it LOL



    Also my old dog once stole and ate a whole jar of betta food

  2. 6 hours ago, Mikey said:


    it makes me so sad to see it so slow here :( I miss having enough people for the LOTP, post whores, etc and seeing the overall activity and great posts. 

    Me too Mikey, I miss everyone who has disappeared :( almost all the regulars who helped me when I needed it are gone

  3. 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.

  4. 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.




  5. 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

  6. 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 

  7. 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 

  8. Maybe, but it has been a pretty mild summer, and we havent had the extreme heatwaves weve had in past years so the temperature of the pond hasnt got anywhere near what it has in the past so it would seem strange for it to happen now and not at a time when we had 10+ days of extreme heat

  9. Yes, Im finding myself gravitating back to the more simpler fancies now, such as fantails. I find the more "changes" they have from their "original" form the more prone to problems they are.  I do love my butterfly moors and more extreme looking fancies but in general I find the simpler they are, the hardier they are.



    That said all the fish I lost from my pond were comets/shubunkins. Many who I had owned for 5+ years without a single health issue until I found them either dead or barely breathing.  They had all been super strong, super healthy fish. So whatever it was that killed them didnt discriminate.


    I still miss my black comet Raven dearly, she was so special to me. I got her when she was only a couple of inches long and she grew to about 12 inches and was just a really strong powerful fish.  It still hurts knowing how suddenly she declined and I had no time to do anything for her. By the time she showed any symptoms it was too late :(

  10. Thank you


    I definitely feel that they are genetically more vulnerable. Especially with so few places that actually breed them, the gene pool is relatively small.


    I just lost Papi (the fish in my profile picture) 3 days ago, very suddenly, I had her about 5.5 years which seems to be what my fancies average out at, despite how many times Ive read that goldies can easily reach 10+ years and the efforts I go to to give them the best care I can, I have never had one that long.

  11. 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 

  12. 3 hours ago, koko said:

    Could you send some of that heat over here. lol

    I'm sorry to hear that hun. What's wrong with little kitty?

    I had a tree that broke off a Big limb and landed on my neighbors fence.... Oh that should so much fun to clean up lol NOT! 

    Oh and it squashed my two lavender plants too. 

    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

  13. 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

  14. 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,

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