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    Forever young!
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  • How many Goldfish
    Goldie (common) and Titus (BN pleco)


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    Middle TN

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  1. 29 gallon tank with LED lighted hood. Comes with all the stuff pictured, other than the filter media and extra filter tube, which goes with the filter I am also selling. $60.00 (PICKUP IN MIDDLE TN ONLY--can deliver within 50 miles of Nashville).
  2. Eheim 2217 canister filter with all hoses, intake, etc. plus a spare intake and some sponge media. Working perfectly. $75.00 plus shipping. Or pick up if you are in Middle TN!
  3. Not too worried about that. I've kept goldfish for 14 years and they have always done well. Goldie is small because she was a fair fish whom my niece kept in a bowl for months before she could be convinced to hand her over to me. She just never grew as much as my other fish. Georgia grew from a tiny feeder to more than 7" when she died at age 8.I normally am very careful not to overfeed, but have been trying to be sure to get plenty of metro-meds into her. Hence, I am probably overfeeding! Thanks for the info on salt. I've done that before (when Prazi-ing) but couldn't remember how to figure it out. Math is not my strong suit. So SHOULD I put her in the 10 and do the salt treatment? If so, for how long?
  4. Well, I'm sure it's good for a few years.
  5. I don't, no. I guess I'm feeding her enough--its more than I would normally feed her and just had to do an 80% WC after only 4 days because nitrates were up!
  6. How does one know that one is feeding enough metro-meds? Goldie isn't a large fish and she'll eat 4-5 pellets at most. Normally I feed once a day, but should I be trying to get more into her?
  7. I don't understand what you mean here. Systemic abios are, well, systemic. They are taken internally (orally, intramuscularly, intravenously) precisely because they affect the entire body.
  8. I found some pro gold!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRO-GOLD-GOLDFISH-DIET-SMALL-FISH-DIET-2-POUND-BAG-/301670518428?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item463cf6ce9c That should hold Goldie for the rest of her life. Whew.
  9. Does the Paradigm food sink? I got some small Hikari pellets but they float! So annoyed about losing pro gold!
  10. No nipping -- Goldie and Georgia got along great and Titus and Goldie ignore each other. The problem is, again, that I can't be sure I'm providing pristine water because I'm on a spring. Nitrates aren't up in it now (have been in the past), but about 6 weeks ago there was a dead squirrel in the intake. I ran bleach through the system and used bottled water for a while, but who knows what's in there? When I set up the new tank I used 50/50 tap/store water but I'm not sure that's such a good idea because the store water has pH of 3, so even when mixed with tap/spring water, that's a pH drop from 8 to 7 or a little less with every water change. I could set up the 10 gallon and salt Goldie in there. Should I do that now or wait? How do I figure out 0.3%?
  11. Pelvic fin--not pectoral. The left one.
  12. Goldie, my remaining goldfish, seems perfectly healthy but her fins don't look good. For a while her dorsal fin looked ragged, but that has been better lately. Now she's missing most of a pectoral fin. See video http://s210.photobucket.com/user/pawsplus/media/Fish/VID_20150625_201714_zpswvd7m1n1.mp4.html How do I embed a video? I moved the fish from a 90 gallon tank to a 30 in order to improve water quality--I am on a spring and the water can be inconsistent (nitrates often in the tap water, etc) so I am now using 50% tap water and 50% store water in changes. Wondering if this problem could have been caused by high nitrates (which they were in the tap water through last month). Ammonia Level(Tank)* 0 Nitrite Level(Tank)* 0 Nitrate level(Tank)* 20 Ammonia Level(Tap)* 0 Nitrite Level(Tap)* 0 Nitrate level(Tap)* 0 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)* pH =8 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * pH =8 Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?* API drops Water temperature?* 74 F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?* 30 gal--4 days (moved from established 90 gal tank so cycle is stable). Problems pre-date move. What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?* Eheim 2217 and medium sized topfin HOB. How often do you change the water and how much?* weekly 50% How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?* 100% Tuesday. How many fish in the tank and their size?* 1 4" goldfish; 1 3" BN pleco What kind of water additives or conditioners?* Prime What do you feed your fish and how often?* pro gold once a day Right now metro-meds Any new fish added to the tank?* no 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.* Currently on metro-meds following death of goldfish Georgia from suspected bacterial infection. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?* no Other unusual behavior?* no Basically it's just the fin issue. Will keeping her on metro-meds and the more stable water in the smaller tank resolve things do you think?
  13. The background is black, but can't really tell that with the glare from the Windows.
  14. As I've mentioned elsewhere, my big common Georgia died last weekend. :-( I've had ongoing problems with my spring water, and trying to maintain decent water quality in my 90 gal tank was really hard. So since I'm now down to 2 fish (Goldie, a 4" GGF who is probably not going to get larger, and Titus,a BN pleco), I decide to scale back down to a smaller tank So I can use store water easily when I need to. I miss the 90, which was really a gorgeous tank, but the new one looks great and the fish seem happy. It's nice to be able to see Titus occasionally--he still has driftwood, but there wasn't room for the one he used to hide under so well that months went by without my catching a glimpse! I put it on a cabinet my grandfather made for me. I had to drill holes in the back for cords and filter tubing, but I think grandpa would understand. :-)
  15. That looks really awesome!
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