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Andrea

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  1. I've just owned streamlined goldfish for the past 8 years and Ranchu's just seem so delicate to me, I feel like stuff would go wrong if I owned them!
  2. So cute, I'm quite jealous, Ranchu's are my favourite but I'm just to scared to own them. The little black one is my favourite
  3. Thank you! What camera do you use? You're a photographer, right? I'm loving the camera. Won't be getting sleep tonight Yep I use to have the Canon 400d so just a bit below the one you have now, but I upgraded to the Canon 5d mark iii. It's pretty amazing, but all canon cameras are good!
  4. Awesome photos and great choice in camera haha I had one very similar to that, but have since upgraded, but I know you'll get a lot of great use out of it! I love these photos too, your fish look such characters.
  5. I know in Australia there are few people who come to your house and do it for you, often through LFS's or just google companies that do it. I mean if it happens here, America is bound to also do it as long as you live in a somewhat populated area. Good luck, might be worth looking into if you can
  6. Very cute and how they have grown How long have you them for and in what size tank? Mr Bigglesworth is especially gorgeous!
  7. Oh my gosh, poor little thing, I am glad you rescued him! Best wishes for a healthier and happier future for him
  8. Oh wow gorgeous!! It must be nice to sit out there in the warmer months, what lucky fish you have Do you see them at all during the winter?
  9. Andrea

    Tail biting

    If he flares they should still spread half moon (180 degrees), they'll just be shorter in some areas. If he didn't nip too much than his fins may fully grow, however the more he nips the less likely it is that they will regain their original length and the slower regrowth will be. As long as there isn't any rot present (which there doesn't appear to be) I wouldn't worry, just keep an eye on him! He has actually never flared that I have seen, including when I put a mirror up next to him. So I just have myself a lover not a fighter? Haha, I dunno. But he does often stretch out all his fins and he does look beautiful when he does that. My older sister had a betta many years ago that would not flare even with a mirror. I guess being a lover not a fighter is a good way to put it Him stretching out his fins is great! I would be worried if he was all clamped and refused to flare He is actually more friendly than Clementine my goldfish, though I think that says more about her than him I think it's the perfect way to put it hehe and it doesn't bother me at all, but he definitely does stretch out and seems quite content. I'm already so attached
  10. Andrea

    Tail biting

    If he flares they should still spread half moon (180 degrees), they'll just be shorter in some areas. If he didn't nip too much than his fins may fully grow, however the more he nips the less likely it is that they will regain their original length and the slower regrowth will be. As long as there isn't any rot present (which there doesn't appear to be) I wouldn't worry, just keep an eye on him! He has actually never flared that I have seen, including when I put a mirror up next to him. So I just have myself a lover not a fighter? Haha, I dunno. But he does often stretch out all his fins and he does look beautiful when he does that.
  11. Andrea

    Tail biting

    Aw that's ok, I just want to know he is happy and healthy. It was worrying me a bit, but it is definitely on the mend, I didn't know it could take that long but it is good to know so I don't stress. Thank you for all your help again through this whole thing. It's been very helpful
  12. I'm so sorry to hear, I was also regularly checking in on this post hoping for the best. RIP Cydon You did everything you possibly could for him!
  13. Andrea

    Tail biting

    Just a long overdue update Klaus did well with his change over to the new tank and he seems happy in his new tank. I haven't had the money to buy a light so a lot of the plants have died a little bit (plus I am horrible at keeping aquarium plants alive!) but it's on the to do list. I'm just a bit worried as though his tail is healing, it's healing extremely slowly and his bottom fins don't seem to be healing at all? I can see tiny red dots on his bottom fins. But there has only been one episode of tail biting since he moved and that was right at the start. Ammonia was present in the tank for the first few weeks, but not anymore since this week with the parameters being: ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 0-5 (very pale orange, but not yellow) I have attached some photos and a video to give you a better idea (you may want to mute it as my music is playing in the background ) I am not too worried, but was looking for a course of action? Continue what I'm doing? Add salt? Right now there is no salt, I stay away from it now, but just Prime and water changes http://s1117.beta.photobucket.com/user/Andrea-Cronshaw/media/M4V00815_zps0d89ab4e.mp4.html
  14. I feed my goldfish dried seaweed, I buy mine from the fish store, but I think it is the same as what you buy in the grocery store. Maybe you should double check the ingredients I feed it rarely, but they do it enjoy, they chew on it for awhile. I just tear it up, into small pieces, but it does float.
  15. I imagine you'd just have to buy a power adaptor if that is what you mean
  16. Ohh I'm sorry She was a gorgeous fish, may she rest in peace!
  17. He is gorgeous! Hope he continues getting better
  18. So cute, she looks like a little lemon head
  19. The one I have is the only one I have ever seen (until I came on this forum) and I completely freaked out when I saw her haha. Also from this forum I learnt that to create them they are koi/goldfish hybrids and they are infertile, so they are probably quite hard to create correctly.
  20. Yes I mean fancies are amazing, but so are our common, comets and shubunkins. I just have one common now and she is a cutie. I'd love to get more but don't have the room!
  21. Awesome, thanks a lot Going to do it for my Clementine. And I've seen that product in some stores near me so that's great!
  22. i dose like this. day of wc, after the fill, 1.5 times the recommended dose. leave in for 4 days (provided your filter(s) is cycled), wc 3 days later... so that's a weekly wc routine. right? i do this for 5 weeks. prazi becomes innactive after 3-4 days. you can do a small waterchange after 4 days, but don't miss the large wc each week. the small wc will be an addition to the weekly routine, not a replacement. ok? So just to make sure I understand correctly. 1) Do normal weekly water change 2) Dose 1.5 times recommended dose 3)Do (small?) water change 3-4 days later 4)Do weekly water change aswell 5) Dose again and repeat each week for a total of 5 I'm not sure if I'm understanding correctly sorry! And do you add any salt too?
  23. Helen: Do you just dose using the tablets as informed on the bottle or do you have a special better way?
  24. Commons should be kept in a quite large tank though. My guy is rather stunted because he used to live in a 10g tank for most of his "childhood", so he only grew to be 8-9". Usually these guys get to be 18" or even bigger. A guy I use to know must have owned a full grown one, it was huge! But yeah that is definitely why it is a future thing and by future, I mean 10 years+ haha. Aw well he is very cute, I just imagined he was a baby. Did you adopt him? No, I accidentally tortured him when I first started out with fish and "knew everything about fish keeping" (like 8 goldfish and 2 common plecs in a 10g tank is perfectly fine...... ) We've all been there but at least you know he is very happy now with all those other fishies and lots of space
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