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Bonelady29

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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!
  15. For once I have no idea what to name all my fish! I have a pretty gold and white oranda who's really sweet and calm. The comets/commons 1 is gold and black, 1 is white with a little orange and black spots on head and the last one is really cool it's whole length at the top is black, the middle section is orange and the bottom is white. It actually really cool because its a perfect line and the entire length like it was layered on purpose! The first two are so hyperactive and bullies they have to be in their own tank. The super cool comet is laid back.
  16. Thank you so much for the advice! I'm going to do some work on the water, we have good well water. It tests at 6.6 ph straight out of the faucet but I read that the goldfish needs 7.0 and higher is that true? I did some switching around with the fish today and although the situation is not ideal it will help me sleep tonight! My husband and siblings were planning on getting my mother-in-law a betta because she's miserable and alone a lot. My father-in-law won't allow ANY indoor pets (and we all live on a big cattle farm with cats and dogs and rabbits running around as pets!) she's been lonely and my Goldie's give her a lot of joy when she comes over and brightens her up. She can't maintain a big fish tank for medical reasons and since we planned on getting her one since their easy we gave her my sons betta and moved the two wild bullies to the bettas tank and left the oranda an calm comet. Even though it's in a huge clear cookie jar it is really really big for a cookie jar but until I get her the tank or bowl or whatever she wants the Betta is happy and set up with good water and decorations! It's really funny that the cookie jar is exactly shaped like a big fish bowl it's just got a little rounded spot on the lower side so it can be turned up on end or the side. My mom in law didn't even know it was a cookie jar til I told her! Weird huh? So the bettas old tank is an octagonal 5 gal tank with filter system including bio wheel. I changed the water and the two bully comets or commons are now in it and I watched them a while and they seem to love it and each other. When I had them separated they where miserable and wanted to be together and kept looking at each other. Now the oranda and single comet are alone in the 20 gal rectangle tank. Now the comet or whatever it is had been calm and seemed to like the oranda but as I've been typing this it has started chasing my beloved oranda!! Lord have mercy I thought this was fixed! I did check the temp with an aquarium thermometer and it's at 86!! Would that affect them? I had the heat up for winter and we've had a huge spike in temperature here. It was in the forties last week it's now 75! It'll be 75 all week so I've taken the heater out. How long should I wait before now taking this third problem fish out? Thank you so much for the advice! I'm going to do some work on the water, we have good well water. It tests at 6.6 ph straight out of the faucet but I read that the goldfish needs 7.0 and higher is that true? I did some switching around with the fish today and although the situation is not ideal it will help me sleep tonight! My husband and siblings were planning on getting my mother-in-law a betta because she's miserable and alone a lot. My father-in-law won't allow ANY indoor pets (and we all live on a big cattle farm with cats and dogs and rabbits running around as pets!) she's been lonely and my Goldie's give her a lot of joy when she comes over and brightens her up. She can't maintain a big fish tank for medical reasons and since we planned on getting her one since their easy we gave her my sons betta and moved the two wild bullies to the bettas tank and left the oranda an calm comet. Even though it's in a huge clear cookie jar it is really really big for a cookie jar but until I get her the tank or bowl or whatever she wants the Betta is happy and set up with good water and decorations! It's really funny that the cookie jar is exactly shaped like a big fish bowl it's just got a little rounded spot on the lower side so it can be turned up on end or the side. My mom in law didn't even know it was a cookie jar til I told her! Weird huh? So the bettas old tank is an octagonal 5 gal tank with filter system including bio wheel. I changed the water and the two bully comets or commons are now in it and I watched them a while and they seem to love it and each other. When I had them separated they where miserable and wanted to be together and kept looking at each other. Now the oranda and single comet are alone in the 20 gal rectangle tank. Now the comet or whatever it is had been calm and seemed to like the oranda but as I've been typing this it has started chasing my beloved oranda!! Lord have mercy I thought this was fixed! I did check the temp with an aquarium thermometer and it's at 86!! Would that affect them? I had the heat up for winter and we've had a huge spike in temperature here. It was in the forties last week it's now 75! It'll be 75 all week so I've taken the heater out. How long should I wait before now taking this third problem fish out?
  17. I'm not freaking out...yet...but my comets(or commons I'm not sure which they are honestly), aren't eating at all. I just bought a fresh can of the Omega One small pellets and my oranda eats them just like the flakes. I was feeding flakes before but I thought this would be better. I just got three comets or commons a few days ago but they won't eat! It seems like their not paying any attention at all and they see my oranda eat and they haven't even TRIED to eat. Now what?
  18. I quickly removed the two because I didn't want my poor oranda to get too worn and stressed out because they were relentless. The jar is only about a gallon so I don't want them in there too long. What's an LFS? I'll fill the form out the best I can. I don't have a bunch o test kits just the ph kit. I changed 50% of the water yesterday.
  19. PS - the commons haven't been paying attention to food when I try to feed them. I just got them a new thing of food it's omega small sinking pellets (they don't really sink). They haven't eaten in a day and a half because they won't pay attention how do I get them to eat? They seem fine otherwise!
  20. Ok I've had fancy and orandas for years but I've never had commons until now. I was stupid I admit, I went by what the pet store lady said and I think I have too many fish and not enough room. She has three tanks and lots of experience but I think her advice was wrong and I should've gone with my gut. I have three small commons and one oranda in a 20 gal tank. They were friendly and then minded their own business but now two of them keep swimming under and beside my oranda really fast and cause it to run into the sides and bottom of tank and it just seems mean. I don't know if its the water, them, or if I have some males and females! The ph was 7.2 yesterday now it's at 7.6 over night. I have ph increaser not decreaser. I have a 5 gal filtered tank but there is a betta in it. I couldn't find my bowls so I took a freshly cleaned very large clear glass cookie jar and put tank water in it and took one bully out but I think #2 needs to leave too. What is wrong and how do I fix this?
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