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  1. It has been a year since I last posted on this blog. A lot has happened in that time frame so I will try to catch you guys up. Last December I was given a 55 gallon aquarium .

    A few days later I went to our lps to get food and they had a huge calico oranda. I was so excited because I absolutely love calico orandas and I can never seem to find them. I bought him and set my old 29 gallon as a qt tank. I got prazipro, salt etc. and did the usual qt process. After a month I thought he was healthy enough so I put him in my 55 gallon. That was my big mistake. A few days later my I found him dead and one of my other fish was showing signs of a wen infection and had red marks all over her body. We put her in qt but unfortunately she passed two days later. I was devastated and almost stopped keeping goldfish . I stopped doing water changes for my one remaining goldfish and avoided coming to this form for a while. Thank goodness my goldfish Casey is such a trouper or I would have lost her and been even more devastated because this time it would have been my fault. A few months after I started doing regular water changes again I decided it was time for another goldfish. I bought a TINY blue oranda and set it up in a qt tank. He only lived 3 days..... Then in March my mom let me get a little red cap oranda at her house for my birthday. He is still alive and thriving. Then in August I saw another calico oranda this one was tiny. My mom let me get him and we set him up in a 5 gallon qt tank ( he was less than a 1/2 inch long. Sadly he only lived a few hours. After that I decided not to get any more fish. Now into the present. Casey and prince are doing very well. I am thinking of putting them together in the 29 gallon I have Casey in because as of late they have both been looking kind of board and listless and since they are social animals I think that they have gotten lonely. That's it for now, I hope to upload some pictures soon.

  2. I'm sorry your betta is ill. :( Make sure you answer the questions listed above for us, it would help immensely. :)

    Have you tried soaking his food in garlic juice to entice him to eat?

    Have you changed anything in your tank, or has anything been fluctuating recently? pH, temperature, WC's?

    Yay i figured it out!

    No I have not tried garlic juice but I don't think it will work because he never comes out from under the log thingie :(

    No I haven't changed anything in my tank recently.

  3. Strips

    Top fin 20


    76 with heater

    Last Tuesday

    5.5 gallon tank

    1 betta

    30% every week

    No new fish added

    The only other health issue was tail biting.


    The only medications I have on hand are salt and prazi pro

    Sorry I didn't copy down the questions.I'm on my iPad (the tapatalk is different) and I can not figure out how to quote.

  4. My beta king is very sick he has not eaten in about 3 weeks and stays under his log 24/7 unless we move it to make sure he is still alive. Today when we moved the log he was to weak to swim back under and just lay on his side his body contorts n a c/s shape most of the time. I think he has been eating his tail because he has almost no tail left. His color has faded a great deal and his body is now black with no blueish sheen.

    I can't find the questions I'm supposed to answer so I will answer the questions I can remember.

    Tank perimeters

    Ammonia .5

    Nitrite 0

    Nitrate 10

    Ph 7.0

    Tap perimeters

    Ammonia .3

    Nitrite 0

    Nitrate 0

    Ph 7.0

    King is in a 5.5 gallon tank

    We used to feed him aqueon betta food 3 pellets once or twice a day now we try one pellet every so often but he does not eat.

  5. I see breeding stars!!!!! No use naming him lady now but i will find another cool name. The tank is salted at .2% right now and I am seeing some bottom sitting and I am finding that he will swim extreamly fast acrost and up the sides of the tank and I am worried about that but since I put a backround on he has not done it as far as I have seen then again I put it on 5 min ago so there has not been much to see.

  6. Hi

    For my birthday my mom took me to the lfs to get a new goldie :D we went to several looking for one that both looked healthy and caprured my heart. we came home with a little red cap oranda:wub:. due to my last new fish bringing sickness to my tank even after I qt him (he eventually passed along with another one of my fish). I want to post a qt thread here in hopes that that does not happen again.

    My little red cap is in a 5 gallon qt tank ( I can change the size to a 29 gallon but my fish is barely an inch long and a 29 gallon would be huge for him as well as the five gallon is easy to do 80% water changes on and uses less medication) I have not added salt or prazi yet.

    And now drum roll please.....



    He/she seems very healthy but so did the last fish. Any help is apreceated.

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