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LauraThe3xplora

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  1. Thanks, Niku! I guess I don't live in a very goldfish-lover-populated area really need to find them a home because my spare time is only becoming sparser
  2. Thanks, Bubbles!! I'm happy I will always have that adorable feltie to remember her by
  3. Thank you anyway! I know not many of you live over here It wouldn't be the distance that's a problem, I'd happily travel to pick them up! I just don't have the money to buy the whole setup. Best of luck! Whoever ends up with them will be a very lucky person indeed, they're gorgeous! Aww thank you! If it was up to me, I would just let you have all of it, but my parents bought the stuff and they kinda want some compen$ation lol. They really are great fish
  4. I go to Wayne State in Detroit. I guess that's too far for us thanks tho, Diesel, I know you would take care of them!
  5. That's neat. I'm excited for all of you.Thank you! I'm excited that I still get to see one of them :')
  6. Update: Sarge and one filter are going to my friend who agreed to buy him a 30g tank
  7. Thanks, Flipper! I'm really sad, but it's what's best for everyone I think. I hope someone nearby will take them
  8. *I can't find the "for sale" forum, so mods please move this if necessary! I currently have a 60gal tank with 3 beloved goldfish who unfortunately need new homes. As much as I hate to do this, I don't have the time or opportunity to care for and enjoy them as much as I need to. The tank is stuck at my parents' house while I live in a college dorm in Detroit. I have to come home every 2 weeks just to do a water change and then I go back to school. I have a little bit of a diatom problem because of the less-frequent water changes and because I don't have real plants, and my parents are complaining that the house is starting to smell like a pond (true). I need to find a new home for my babies and the tank + stand so they can get the care and attention they deserve. Here are my babies: This is Sarge, my oranda. He was bought from a LFS as a baby and used to be solid green! He's now almost completely lost his green to be replaced with a pretty orange. He's grown in a nice wen and he's a VERY healthy fish. He is a confirmed male with breeding stars and is now about 3.5 inches long without fins. He's a little bit of a piggy and has a personality to live up to his name! He is my favorite. This is Snowflake, a pure white ryukin. She is from Petsmart and is my oldest and smallest fish. She has a history of floating, but only when fed gel food or when water quality is poor. She also had a bout of dropsy last month, but MetroMeds brought her back from near-death, so she needs MMs available. She's a delicate little girl who needs extra care to make sure she gets food (not hand-feeding, she just needs some extra time to find the food). I know some people aren't fans of white goldfish, but she's not really veiny at all. She is a suspected female and is 2.5 inches without fins. This is Mai Tai, a blue-ridge calico fantail. She is from Petsmart and is my biggest goldie. Her coloring really is amazing, much brighter than this photo shows. She's kind of a piggie and loves to eat! She is a suspected female (Sarge used to flirt with her A LOT) and is very fat, about 4.5 inches long without fins and 3 inches deep. She has a history of edema (fluid retention/swelling) but it cleared up on its own, so I'm not sure if it was an infection or what. I really love these guys and want them to go to a healthy home. I am not asking for any money for them, just that they are taken care of and that you pick them up (no shipping). They're all fed Hikari Lionhead and are doing great with it. If you're interested in any or all (I would prefer them to stay together, but as long as they get good homes), please post here. I will need to see a photo of the tank you plan to put them in and some assurance that you do adequate water changes and have MMs. If you are also interested in my tank, see below. This is my 60gal tank. It comes with a matching black stand with 2 closed cabinets on top and open storage at the bottom. I just bought all of this new at the beginning of the summer and it's about $500-600 list price for the tank + stand + hoods. I just took out the plastic plants and gravel today, so it is currently bare-bottom. I have 2 AquaClear 70 filters and the matching hood lights to go with it, along with any of the plants, my Eheim Jäger heater, and other supplies you want to take. I'm thinking $300 for the tank, stand, filters, lights, heater, etc. $250 for the tank, stand, and hoods. If you want to be sure I see your serious offer, please email me (my username @gmail.com) with a photo of your tank if you're not buying mine. I'm in Rochester Hills.
  9. My Sarge is getting almost-black patches, too, as he turns orange! The last little bits of green are so dark and he has a little beak lol. I love Cash
  10. I keep my goldfish at about 72-74* F as per dnalex's advice. Good mix of metabolism rate and life span. In addition to different temperature requirements, goldies and tropicals also have very different pH requirements and levels of aggressiveness.
  11. Thanks, everyone! I really didn't think she was gonna make it. Shoutout to my mom for following the directions I passed on from here and saving my oldest and smallest fish!
  12. They're so cute! The all-orange one looks like he might be leaning oranda, but that's just me. My oranda is a little stocky like that. Adorable
  13. Sorry to bring this topic up out of the archives, but it was bothering me that I never followed up with everyone who helped me with Snowflake. She pulled through! She's back to normal and is happy in the main tank again I will be ordering my own MMs to have on hand for her (THANK YOU to CindiL for sharing hers with me!!). Here's a blurry pic of her from this weekend....not puffy anymore!
  14. Well she's been on MMs since 9/21 but she's been apparently looking normal since maybe 10/1? I wasn't sure how long after looking normal she should stay on the meds. So happy she made it!!!
  15. Update: my mom tells me that Snowflake is essentially back to normal! She's not pineconed anymore and is looking great. She sort of came back from the dead I guess, because my mom almost pulled her out of the tank because she turned gray and looked dead I guess she has 9 lives! How much longer should she stay on the MMs?
  16. She's supposed to get 7-8 a day, but my mom has to trick her into eating them by mixing with the regular pellets. Sometimes she'll go back at night and eat the soggy pellets off the bottom
  17. Last I heard, my mom was trying to get her to eat by tempting her with the regular pellets and crunching up the MMs (she has sort of a deformed mouth so she takes little bites). I wrote down at home how many she -should- be having a day
  18. I did a big water change and cleaned out my filters. What else should I do? And thank you! She is my oldest and sickest fish, I'm not sure she will make it
  19. Thanks so much Helen! I read your first post after I finished my water change. I added 1/2tsp to the QT and I put a media sponge from the main tank in there just in case. I think the big heater would fit if I put it at an angle. Would that be ok? I think my house is pretty stable around 68. 150W is ok for a 10gal right? She doesn't want to eat, but maybe if the swelling goes down she will eat some MMs
  20. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0-.25 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0-.25 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6-8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 72 in main tank, 68-70 in QT * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60gal main, 10gal QT * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 AC 70s on main, 20gal whisper on QT * How often do you change the water and how much? 50-60% once a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? Last weekend, doing one today in main tank * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead 2x day and a cube of frozen worms * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt & Prazi when tank was set up * 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.? Was hanging near top in main tank, swollen like a pearlscale, pinecone scales, popeye, just looking generally puffy and unhappy Mai Tai was swollen up for a few weeks with a mystery infection or eggs (not sure yet) and is now back to normal.
  21. I have a 10gal tank set up with an old 20gal filter because I don't have an air pump. I don't have a spare heater, just the one in my main 60gal. I have Epsom salt. Here's the best photos I could manage. The top view isn't the best because she's hanging out near the bottom, but I can clearly see her scales sticking out. http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/laurathe3xplora/null_zpsa743a141.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/laurathe3xplora/null_zps94608f65.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/laurathe3xplora/null_zps37ebd143.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/laurathe3xplora/null_zps7ecc800a.jpg
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