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  1. Ya I asked in another section but I didn't put it in d & d because I don't know why that is. I'm still a fry on here. My question was just a quickie anyway because I've checked everything I can so far everything is fine. I feed them omega one sinking pellets too and I soak them first of course. I think their just skiddish they aren't happy friendly like other goldfish I've had. They run anyway when I come near. But even when the pieces sink near them they hardly pay attention.
  2. I don't have all the water test kits but I changed 50% of the water out Monday and I got the comets Tuesday. I do soak the pellets my oranda is just eager to eat so she heads to the top before it can sink. He swims around normally all over but when I get near the tank he backs up and hangs near the bottom like he's scared of me. He's getting a couple pellets in twice a day and he is a small fish. Neither fish are hanging at the bottom so I don't think it's the water, the temp is at 74F. They're both happy as can be otherwise. I guess he just doesn't want me nearby. The other two comets in my sons tank don't go after their food either they just let it fall to the bottom but their getting into it a little more so I think their getting the hang of it. They all just act like they've never eaten before. They eat Omega One small sinking pellets. Sorry for not posting in the right forum. I didn't think this was urgent and I just wondered if it was a Comet thing or not. Thanks for the help! Hopefully I can get them interested in food soon!
  3. Just wondering, my comets aren't eating well and it's because their not swimming to the top and getting their food like all the other fish I've ever had. They just hang out at the bottom and middle and if a piece happens to sink down near them they'll eat it but their only getting like two pellets! Are my comets just stupid or is that a trait their known for? Even Jack, the one that's living with Rose, my Oranda, hasn't learned to do that yet and he seen her do and she's a pro!
  4. Well I can't get them uploaded its just a lot more complicated and hassle than I want to deal with right now. But I think I finally picked their names! My 86 year old Oma saw pics of my oranda tonight and she just loved my fish and said she was pretty, cute, and sweet looking. That said a lot coming from an elderly woman who's a dog and cat person and never owned an aquarium in her life. Since my favorite movie is "Titanic", and my Oma said she was so pretty, I'm naming the two that are mine and are in the living room Jack & Rose. My oranda deserves a name as pretty as she is :-) As for my sons fish that live in his room I'm still on the fence but they'll probably be named Pebbles & Bam Bam. Thanks for all the suggestions! They were all really great and helped inspire my thinking :-) Ps - just wondering, my comets aren't eating well and it's because their not swimming to the top and getting their food like all the other fish I've ever had. They just hang out at the bottom and middle and if a piece happens to sink down near them they'll eat it but their only getting like two pellets! Are my comets just stupid or is that a trait their known for? Even the one that's living with Rose hasn't learned to do that yet and he seen her do and she's a pro!
  5. Fish are still happy together and water seems fine for now. Will do a 50% change in the AM and get water tested this weekend if all goes well.
  6. Ok I give up how do you post pictures on the thread? :-(
  7. Pumpkin is such a cute name! It's actually on my list but it doesn't really fit any of my current fish. I'll try and get some pics to post, the comets in my sons tank are so spazzy and fast I don't know if it'll work. My sons two comets sadly are really quiet stupid I'm afraid. My hubby wants to name them dumb and dumber because they both, despite the size of he tank will get going to fast they don't pay attention and run into one another head first. They get along perfectly their just not...smart. Here's the contenders I narrowed down: Skipper & Gilligan Pebbles & Bam Bam Cheeto & Dorito Calamity & Chaios (one of my favs) Fluffanutter & Nutterbutter Minnie & Moe Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum I'm pretty sure they're both boys. I must confess most of these names came from a google list. Now my sweet Oranda and her beau the comet: Will & Elizabeth Colt & Winnie Antony & Cleo (I love Egyptian history and history in general) Jack & Rose (titanic is my fav movie ever and I love the history) Polly & The Major Daisy & Duke Tarzan & Jane
  8. Cute! :-) I'll have to think up what shows an movies I really like. My first goldfish were two fancies I named Ricky and Lucy Ricardo :-D I was also thinking about historical figures names. I LOVE history and literature so I'd really like to go with that. Time to think and still taking suggestions!! :-)
  9. Ok I'll take the water in and have it test ASAP! It might be a few days unfortunately I've had seizures so I can't drive and I have to depend on my husband or mom to take me places and they work. Now to clarify, our water is well water and straight from the faucet it is a ph of 6.6. After the fish are in it for a few days it moves up to 7.6.
  10. Thanks BronwynH! UPDATE: I've been watching them all morning and the comet has stopped chasing the oranda and they are happy buddies again. The temp finally went down and it's at 70 F and the ph is still 7.6. Of course the color chart doesn't go above 7.6 but it's the exact color on the chart.
  11. Yes it's well water. The water in tank has been there since Monday that I tested. It was at 6.8 Monday but with four fish I guess it raised the ph. The ph of the well water straight from the faucet is 6.6. I don't know if 6.6 is too low or what. After watching them and inspection I think my oranda is a female and my comet is a male. I don't think their ready for breeding the temps all wrong. The comet doesn't chase her as hard a the others did and he does take breaks from her. He just seems like he wants to be a close to her a possible sometimes but I'm gonna just keep an eye out I guess. He doesn't seem to be hurting her yet. As for the water I am concerned and trying not to get even more worried but I need to know if I'm doing something wrong also.
  12. Yes I think it's all connected. I jut don't want to give up too easy but I'm exhausted its midnight and I've been working on this since noon! I feel bad but I don't think I can keep them. At least they were only 26 cents... :-(
  13. I thought of that and we do have a pond and many farms out here have outdoor goldfish and koi ponds to re home them. I do believe I will have to take them all back though. The last comet I left in was happy with the oranda their both smallish but now it's chasing my oranda! What the heck!! They were buddies all day now I can't tell what's going on. If I post a video now if I can get it to work where do I do it and will anyone be able to view it and give me some advice soon? It's almost midnight here in nc...
  14. I don't have all the various testing kits, sorry! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH is 7.6 (well water is about 6.6 straight from faucet) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? Right now 86 we've had a heat wave and I've taken out the heater I'm hoping it starts dropping soon! * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal running a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Ez change right now and been in a month an is pretty clean. * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every week now (I was having really bad medical prob wasn't able to change it often enough before) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Monday * How many fish in the tank and their size? Was four now two small ones * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Stabilizer * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega one small pellets. Small amounts once morning and night and fast on Sundays. * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes we're three now down to one new and one old. The one had calmed down now it's chasing the old fish! * 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. None * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? None * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? All comets not eating even after seperating. They do gulp at top some especially the oranda and it wa sitting on bottom a lot until I started being able to change the water more. I'm just so frustrated. The comets won't eat and I had a huge undertaking re-homing the betta to put the two bully comets in its tank because they were bullying my oranda. Now the last and only comet left with the oranda is chasing the oranda. It's swimming super fast slightly behind and beside the oranda and he/she is normally a slow mover. It's usually just happy go lucky and moves along at a slow happy regular pace but now it's having to zip around everywhere. Im about to loose it!
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