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  1. Would you like a photo of my carnival goldfish? She started with a ten gallon tank and seven pals about six years ago. I lost all but three to miseducation and over stocking. Now she's nearly fourteen inches and in a 55 with her two remaining buddies...never had a clue she'd get that big and I'm getting a 75 on payday so she has more room! She's a good example of how large fish get. I would check out Tithras you tube videos and flash of pink videos for inspiration. I learned so much from both of them, from setting up a tank to feeding to getting the right air stones. Don't forget about their personalities! I think that is what makes us keep working so hard to keep them healthy. I think there was a thread about why we like goldfish a few months back and that was the general consensus. People don't believe me until I force them to watch my fish videos! Good luck!

  2. Me too! Most of my officers are students and its a nice job while in college. Plus, we have a lot of fun. And if she does sell her fish I bought two teles from her in the past and I can vouch that they were in the best of health and they have turned out to be my favorite fish with tons of personality! They are also the most beautiful fish I have! So if someone buys her they are getting a great deal.

  3. Hey I am hiring full time not great pay (13/hr) to start full medical benefits for full time and if you work the swing shift you can do homework at work. I am also hiring on call weekend and sort of as needed if you need a little side job. It is corporate security work for amazon and its inside its clean and the only down side is the polyester uniform pants. Not too bad of a commute for you and will maybe easy with your school stuff. Keep your tanks pm me and I'll make you some money. My boss quit so I am in charge of every thing for a few weeks and would love to help you keep your fish, at least until I have room for them at my house! Plus I have like 60 male officers and I'm a little tired of being only one of a few girls there!

  4. That one you linked to has cool led lights but the bubble feature gets clogged after a few months and it really doesn't provide much surface agitation for aeration. I have two and I eventually removed the bubble wand and only use the led lights at night.

  5. I am so excited to see what happens! What an adventure! I have two potential adoptive parents at work when you get there!

    You guys work together? That's so cool!

    Lol no we don't but Bubbles posted here with some beautiful fish photos from her pond and then I was surfing craigslist and she had posted about selling them with the same photos and I just couldn't resist! They are the healthiest fish and have awesome personalities which speak to her fish keeping skills. I have recruited a few co workers into my goldfish obsession which is nice because I can give away some of my fish tanks to people who will put them to good use. I'm like a drug pusher too since I bring everyone samples of new gold fish food I buy in little baggies for my friends!

  6. If you can corral it you can use a small fine mesh fish net to sort of push it in and scoop it out or, my favorite, suck it up with a turkey baster. I have a fish only turkey baster because every time I clean the bottom of a tank, someone poops and I find myself yelling "can't you keep you tank clean for even one minute!!!" but no one listens.

  7. All my cell phone pics are coming out cruddy but just an update, we're coming along. I stopped the metro meds after 18 days and we are healing nicely but a bit slowly. Hoping for a full recovery! Pics soon I promise. I have to stop forgetting my camera at work.

  8. I will post pictures tomorrow but I have reached the two week mark for metro meds. He looks good, no more pine conning but the white stuff is still there. His tank mate looks great and neither of them have any unusual behavior. The white stuff is slowly disappearing. Should I do another week of metro meds or switch to jump start. I'm still doing 100% water changes every day and I am happy with the progression. He had a little growth spurt too and is catching up to his buddy.

  9. I am not an expert at all but I have had an on going nitrate problem when I had seven huge commons in a 29 gallon (before I new any better) with only monthly water changes and lost four over the course of a year. The fish I lost all had the same symptoms as your fish. I then found Kokos', got a test kit and I think they had been living in 120ppm nitrates for some time. Yikes! Now, with three still with me, I religiously do 50% water changes twice a week (and got them a huge tank and tons of filters.) My point is, clean water (with low nitrates) really made them thrive! You are in good hands here and I hope your fish feels better!

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