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FishyMandy

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  1. Yea, there are a lot of fillers for the price. My pondies now get the Ocean Free Goldfish as well. I only feed them every few days, sometimes even less than that. Lots of algae and bugs for them to eat out there. 

    When I did feed Hikari I gave the inside guys Hikari Lionhead and the outside guys Hikari Goldfish Gold, but I have found the fancies to do better generally off the Hikari. The long bodied single tails it didn't seem to make a difference for.

  2. I haven't seen a fish take that long to eat before, what type of food are you feeding? Are you able to fill out this form, it will help us to determine if there is anything else going on.

     

    Test Results for the Following:

     Ammonia Level(Tank)

     Nitrite Level(Tank)

     Nitrate level(Tank)

     Ammonia Level(Tap)

     Nitrite Level(Tap)

     Nitrate level(Tap)

     Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

     Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

    Other Required Info:

     Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

     Water temperature?

     Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

     What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

     How often do you change the water and how much?

     How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

     How many fish in the tank and their size?

     What kind of water additives or conditioners?

     What do you feed your fish and how often?

     Any new fish added to the tank?

     Any medications added to the tank?

     List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

     Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

     Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

    "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."

  3. To expand on what Myra said, a lot of people have found Hikari to cause floatiness in their fish.

    I find it ok with my single tail pondies, but avoid it with my fancies

    If you do want to add more variety my guys do well on the New Life Spectrum Thera A and Ocean Free Goldfish Sinking Pellets. 

    Occasionally I give them frozen 'community food', mysis shrimp, brine shrimp as well well as bloodworms.

    They also love seaweed.

  4. I feel like such a failure with guppies, I've tried them a couple of times but never got so many lol.  But only tropical fish I have now is my betta,  I shut-down and sold my 50g tropical.

  5. Oh that guy really doesn't look healthy!

     

     

    The place I got my last two goldies from (That I wont be going back to) was selling these large fancy goldies for $99, they were on "clearance' down from $299.

    I paid $99 each for mine but knew it was a risk buying them since in the tank there was one completely pineconed and two bottom sitting. What was even worse was when I asked about buying the fish they pointed out the ones that were reserved and the one that was completely pineconed was one of them. No acknowledgement of the condition he was in :(

    One of the fish I bought is doing ok, but he does have some very slight isolated pineconing scales on his peduncle. The other one started pineconing a couple of days after I bought him home and didn't respond to treatment and I had to put him down.

  6. Hi, I'm so sorry your fish is unwell. If you can fill out this form it will help us to help you

    Test Results for the Following:

     Ammonia Level(Tank)

     Nitrite Level(Tank)

     Nitrate level(Tank)

     Ammonia Level(Tap)

     Nitrite Level(Tap)

     Nitrate level(Tap)

     Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

     Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

    Other Required Info:

     Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

     Water temperature?

     Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

     What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

     How often do you change the water and how much?

     How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

     How many fish in the tank and their size?

     What kind of water additives or conditioners?

     What do you feed your fish and how often?

     Any new fish added to the tank?

     Any medications added to the tank?

     List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

     Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

     Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

  7. Wow your fish are looking great! Its good to see you again!

    This is my tank with the new lights. Still need to add some more anubias and I want to pull that biggest one in the middle forward a bit so the leaves stop getting caught in the overflow lol.

    I'm loving this tank so much. So easy to change/rinse image.thumb.png.63c32248c3d65bed21c1611921521bfd.pngthe sponge in the sump when needed (I rinse the coarser ones in tank water and change the fine filter wool). And so easy to do waterchanges. 

     

  8. No idea :( Most of the fish I've lost have been lost to dropsy.  It really sucks.  Given that Manny has been in treatment since the day I bought him home (I Started it as a precaution seeing the other sick fish in the tank) and has only gotten worse,  I don't have any hope left for him.

     

    Just speculating but maybe bad mass breeding practices? Or bad importing practices. As far as I know most commercially fish bred in Australia come from the same farm - there aren't a whole lot of hobbyist/private breeders, and nothing like ECR. Then there are mass imports of the really fancy fish too, they are usually very expensive ($300+) and a lot of the shops just put them for sale as soon as they get them in. (I know of 1, maybe 2 shops that QT their stock before selling, but even the 'top of the line' shops are selling their fish the day they get them in without any monitoring)

  9. So the orange oranda that I couldn't stop thinking about and ended up going back to the shop to get....

     

    I should have left him there. Within a day of having him he was starting to pinecone. It's been almost 2 weeks now and despite treatment he is completely pineconed. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to euthanize him :( I knew it was a risk bringing him home, two of the fish in his tank were bottom sitting and one was the most pineconed I've seen a fish. But it still sucks!


    The calico is still doing great though. I will be extending the Quarantine time though, to make sure he is completely free of anything before going in my tank

  10. Just anubias. I already have my larger plants in the tank but have a bunch of smaller ones that I need to tie to rocks and put in.  

    So only need to get some cheap lights since I don't need them to grow the anubias but I spent some of my light savings on the fish :rofl 

     

    Also still paying off the last vet bill so thats gonna take a bit

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