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  1. Ooh! I will have to find live brine shrimp now *^* I love watching them eat. Thanks for the suggestion
  2. I have yet to name the 2 females, but the male's name is souffle He puffs up every time the girls steal his worms.
  3. I've had the hardest time trying to feed these little guys . . . Starting with frozen bloodworms. Only one of the three would even touch them. Even then, it seemed a bit difficult for them to eat. I noticed they'd suck on them rather than actually eat the whole thing. I tried ramshorn snails next. This was successful but the dead snails and empty shells everywhere was a bit of an eyesore. Finally, I called over 10 local pet stores in my area and found one that sold live blackworms! They're a hit. I bought a dollar's worth and have been keeping them in a small container. I feed them a tiny speckle of fish food daily and change their water daily. They're kept in a small tupperware container at room temp and they've been doing great for a few weeks now. Hope you guys enjoy it! Thanks for all the help. Though the forum is goldfish-oriented, the advice on puffers in this section is spot on
  4. YES Thank you for confirming. I will do that. I swear they are literally the same color I was hoping for that! Thank you for your input.
  5. I'm starting up a new planted tank, currently doing a fishless cycle to get it ready for some fishies. My tap: Ammonia: .25 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 I accidentally added too much ammonia on the first day, 10/4/14, 5 days ago (it was a long day and I kind of zoned out when pouring), about 5 or 6 ppm. Being lazy, I just left it in there. The next day, I added used filter floss I got from a friend. I tested the water yesterday and it read: Ammonia: .5 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 10/20 I added a bit more ammonia that night, got it to 2 or 3 ppm. Today, the water reads: Ammonia: 1 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 40/80 Where am I in the cycle?
  6. I'm in the process of setting up a dwarf puffer tank and came across your post on one of the forums I actually got pretty excited knowing how amazing you are with fish and plants. And photos! It looks like everything turned out great. Will there be any more updates?
  7. I started my fry on Repashy SG blocks at 1 month and they loved it
  8. Thank you everyone for the warm and thoughtful wishes I will be back! There's no doubt about that
  9. Thanks for the offer, Acro, she is female, but I already have people lined up for her Ranchus are hard to find locally around here
  10. It's final! I am moving! I got accepted for transfer to my dream college AND got myself a job as a paid intern at a company I've been aspiring to work for I had initial plans to take everyone and everything with me but after ALOT of hard thinking (I mean, come on, I just bought a new fish ), I've decided not to. I have a lot in store for the future and I won't be able to bring my fish with me as I go so it's best that I find them homes now, take a break from the hobby, and focus on my future Hopefully I can start up again once I have a stable career and my own house. I will miss this forum dearly! I won't be able to ship anyone/anything unfortunately. My listing on craigslist: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/4371054935.html If you're from koko's, everything is $150. If you just want the fish, they're free. I won't deny any donations towards my college/moving fund though
  11. Thanks for subscribing ^-^ I don't make videos very often though
  12. :rofl He really looks like a near perfect circle at times though.... pffffft Lol! How cute, is that where he got his name?
  13. amazing how much it brightens up the tank How's your experience been with maintenance? Does it seem to get dirty faster than darker sand b/c it's white?
  14. Oh and here's a picture of the little thing before I dropped some camera stuff into the water
  15. It is very exciting but quite nerve-wracking too, not knowing whether the fish has made it alive or not Though with Cynthia's super thorough packaging, I really don't see how much can go wrong.
  16. You're right! I hadn't thought of it like that Thank you! And you definitely should They're so healthy. QT has been a breeeeeeze
  17. You did an amazing job! I'm really digging that pearl detail on the telescope eyes Int'l shipping shouldn't cost too much through USPS - def. under $10 if your crochet goldfish weighs as light as it looks.
  18. For me, it all started one day when I found a fry swimming in the grownup goldfish tank during feeding time. I sat by the tank for at least an hour searching for more and found a total of 5. After that, I gave handspawning a try and continued to rescue fry as I kept finding them in the tank weeks after the first time. After many, many weeks/months of nonstop spawning, as hard as it was to walk away, I stopped rescuing fry from the tank. I started with about 50 fry and after some culling(euthanization), cannibalism, and accidents (pre-filter sponge falling off and sucking fry in D: ), I had 16 fry that I raised until they were 4-5 months old. I found them homes through my goldfish tumblr and shipped them all out. I figured if anyone was willing to pay the >$35 shipping fee for a baby goldfish, they must have serious intentions to give it proper care. As of today, they're all happily living in their new homes and I get occasional picture updates on tumblr super win-win.
  19. I didn't use a heater and they still hatched I did keep the hatchery in direct sunlight but even then the water temp ranged from 72-76 in the summer. I believe you'll have a better hatch rate if you do use one though.
  20. Thank you!!! ^-^ I'm still super excited atm. This is the first time I've ever had a ranchu in my tank *-* It's so interesting to watch, esp. the way it swims.
  21. My wigglebutt came today!!! I'm going to let it settle in for a day or two before I take any pictures but here's an unboxing video: Oh lordy, it's so cute.
  22. Aw, they're so cute with their chubby faces haha
  23. Thanks, she'll be at my house tomorrow (Cynthia guesses it's a she).
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