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    :yikes Do you have a price list? Do you only do fish? Do you have a 'shop'? PM me if you don't want to post it here. ty

    This is a question im also interested in the answer to.

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    Hi here is what I wrote to Tiki :)

    "Fish painting commissions arn't a regular thing for me so I dont have a price list per say. I do all sorts of work though. www.itherart.com is my art website if youd like to check that out I have a youtube channel to. Ive done tattoo commissions before but not digital paintings. I love to paint fish though, if you like you are welcome to link me some reference photos and a description of what you are after and ill put together a quote for you, thanks"

  2. I did this digital illustration because I was inspired to draw my six new babies. This is my first post since returning to the forums.


    They were draw/painted from scratch using the digital painting software ClipStudio Paint with my Huion Pen Display GT220 tablet. I used a reference for each fish, but they were drawn by eye not traced.


    Let me know what you think ^__^


    I do a lot of drawing and I really enjoy art. I have an art orientated YouTube channel iTHERart which I feel will have a lot more artworks featuring my goldfish now that I have these awesome six in my life.

  3. Update:

    Opus is male... we've found breeding stars on him to.

    Now poor Voodoo is alone.

    Do fish always breed??, I know it depends on water temp etc... but what I mean is will it be forever going on with the 3 boys and one girl. Or could we separate Voodoo and one of the boys and encourage them to breed... after they have done their business then could we put Voodoo back in with the boys and all be ok??

    Help =(

  4. I have my black moor female goldie Voodoo in with my broadtail Astral, and fantail Saffron - along with Opus my small ranchu.

    Astral and Saffron are males and have been chasing Voodoo around like anything. Yesterday I put her into a separate tank (set it up with media and some water from the other tank etc.), as I was worried the two boys were chasing her to exhaustion.

    Now I'm worried about her being lonely ... gah! can't win.

    What my fiance and I might do today is setup one of our larger spare tanks to put her in with Opus as I don't think Opus is male (bit young to tell yet tho).

    Anything you guys and gals suggest for my situation?

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Hi ladies/lads,

    Do any of you have your own automatic water change system going?

    My partner and I have tried the python but dislike the amount water wasted (we currently don't have water storage tanks we could use), we have had manual siphons which have all broken on us with use...

    We are looking into a decent sump setup etc, however that may be a while off yet. We kinda need something this weekend, we would prefer to not have to go out and get another manual siphon!

    Halp? :)

  6. Hi Helen, thanks - I'm using the API one. From what I can gather, there has been nothing in the way of water works in the area. I added some API Stress Coat as well.

    I'm uploading a video at the moment.

    I've been poking around the net to see if anything explains the situation. What I found out when I turned the light on (wasn't until I went to film them) was that the tank was murky. What I think has happened is a bacterial bloom from disturbing the sand too much during the water change.

    This would cause fish to gasp right? ... I'd assume so.

    I've added a dose of Metafix and they seem like they are already acting a bit better. Less "oh gee gimme air.. in.. in.. in" and more "ok, in ...out...in..out" and swimming about a bit more like normal to lol I think they will be ok once this clears up.

    I will get the video on here when it's uploaded. If any one has any ideas/suggestions let me know =)


  7. Hi ladies and gents,

    My partner, Tim, and I just did a water change (70%) with our 220L tank; which homes four of our fish (our - Black Moor, Fantail, Broadtail and Ranchu)

    We noticed that after the water change our fish were opening and closing their mouths rather rapidly, and they still are - it's been over an hour or so since we finished with the tank.

    Tests after the change all came back fine.

    pH: 7.6ppm
    Ammonia: 0ppm
    Nitrite: 0ppm
    Nitrate: 5ppm

    What could be the cause of this? I'm worried :( it's like they are gasping for air!

  8. Thank you heaps for all of the responses =) He has grown up so much, even I sometimes can't believe he's the same fish! haha.

    I was so unsure about getting him when we did but my fiance was dead-set that he was going to be ours. I am so glad Tim was so much for getting him as he was because Opus is one of the most personality filled fish we have and fits into our finned family perfectly!!

    Opus has got such a belly on him now lol it is really hard to believe he is the same fish we got back then. But, I can assure you, he is the only ranchu we have, there is no mistaking it =)

  9. I agree with the others, but looking at your picture I'm almost 100% positive they're bloodworms as I have a bunch of them breeding in a spare tank atm. By "flicking," do they swim in a figure 8 almost perhaps?

    I'm assuming you feed freeze-dried or frozen bloodworms so there's no way they can just "spring to life." It's either you have midge flies around your house and they laid eggs (at which point I'm sure you would've noticed a gelatinous white blob of them), or they were hitchhiking on something you have recently introduced into the tank - in this case, maybe your sand if it was moist when you got it.

    Bloodworms love dirt/mud/decaying matter and you don't seem to have any of that in your tank so they must've come from elsewhere.

    Do you find them in your substrate as well?

    Wow ok. By flicking I mean like they would sort of "curve" their bodies then kick out straight again?? If that makes any sense.

    I don't feed live bloodworm.

    Maybe it was from the sand :(

    Is there any way to get rid of them? / should I be concerned?

  10. where did the black sand come from? was it already moist when you added it? could it have been from the garden, or the supplier's pond?

    I bought it from an online supplier - its "CaribSea Tahitain Moon Sand" which was commercially bagged up when I received it. I bought it from "The Age of Aquariums - aquariumproducts.com.au"

  11. Hi, I was thinking of putting this in the disease diagnosis/treatments section but I wasn't sure.

    After cleaning out one of my tanks filters (with some of the tank water) my partner looked into the bucket after emptying the water to find these... there are a few in the picture =S

    Can any one please tell me what these are? and what action I need to take?


  12. Hi Helen,

    Oops! I forgot about the not linking to out side sources thing (besides photobucket and youtube of course) sorry =S

    Im unable to upload the video to youtube because my friend has uploaded the video to facebook since it was too big to email to me. And from what I can find there is no way to download a video from facebook?

    Anyhow, Here is a photo I took of him yesterday... the other side of him was a bit worse (more area covered by the fungus)


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