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goldiegeek

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  1. Hi Guys, I am heading out to Toronto tomorrow evening. I have heard the stores there are waaaay better than in Ottawa, where I am. Can anyone recommend a really good aquarium store? I will only have time to stop in to one, so I want to make it count:) I'll be in Brampton, Mississauga and downtown. Thanks!
  2. That's a fantastic idea. I'd love an indoor, myself.
  3. OMG!!!!! I would barf. Like instantly.
  4. My husband takes "the littles" swimming on Sundays so I can do the bulk of my tank work for the week sans interruption. I love my Sunday afternoon.
  5. That's what I thought! It's cold over here all alone.
  6. You would make an excellent mime. lol
  7. Guys, there are no words to describe the flavour(s). lol
  8. Also: Oh, the bum is not for you, it's to show you what my mouth tastes like....
  9. Hi Guys, So I had a really gross fish accident. lol. I drink a Rockstar energy drink every afternoon. I was cleaning up some frozen shrimp from a tank and had an empty can sitting there from yesterday. As I sucked out the grossness, I was putting it in the can. While cleaning it out, my 5 year old threw up (flu). I left what I was doing and totally forgot about it. Fast forward to about three hours later. I can't find my drink anywhere. I'm looking...and looking. Aha! There it is, silly drink. I pick it up, so thirsty for its tastiness. I take a huge gulp and just as I'm swallowing I get this wicked bitter taste in my mouth and realize I am drinking rotten frozen shrimp along with anything else I sucked out of there. I spit the rest out trying not to make myself sick. Brushed my teeth a BUNCH and am still tasting it. EEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!! Anyone else had any disguting fishy related mishaps? Please tell me I am not alone.....lol.
  10. Wonder where one could be found....
  11. Ingot I thought Ingots were short bodied Ryukin with Oranda.
  12. This. Is. Huge. lol. When the Fish Sempai stopped sales, we were left with nothing. Hopefully shipping is coming in the near future! We were recently told that he is hoping to start back up sometime next month. That would be amazing! He told me the same thing about 8 months ago. Hopefully it's a go this time around:). Thanks Chelsea!
  13. Yes, most Ranchu breeders, judges, etc. would regard this as a flawed fish. I agree with Helen's answer. However, we as collectors can love and appreciate any fish regardless of official standards The Lionhead is the original Chinese dorsaless fish. An ideal Lionhead has a straight back and it's head is large in proportion to it's body. There should also be considerable, bumpy headgrowth. The tail leaves the peduncle at a gentle angle and there is no tuck. The Ranchu is the refined Japanese version of the original dorsaless breed. They cultivated and bred fish with rounder backs and tight tail tucks. An ideal Ranchu has a smooth arched back, a smaller head proportion to the body and less wen. The wen is also smoother than that of a Lionhead. Finally, the tail should leave the peduncle at a sharp angle. Of course, there are many blends of these breeds such as the Lionchu which show traits of both fish. Gotcha! I could never tell the difference. Okay, so is a buffalo head the one with the full face wen? I am curious bgecause I have a ranchu with a huge "entire head" wen. lol. Buffalos usually have large growth under the eyes and on either side of the mouth which protrudes forward. Here's my girl, definitely has some under the eye action going on:
  14. Yes, most Ranchu breeders, judges, etc. would regard this as a flawed fish. I agree with Helen's answer. However, we as collectors can love and appreciate any fish regardless of official standards The Lionhead is the original Chinese dorsaless fish. An ideal Lionhead has a straight back and it's head is large in proportion to it's body. There should also be considerable, bumpy headgrowth. The tail leaves the peduncle at a gentle angle and there is no tuck. The Ranchu is the refined Japanese version of the original dorsaless breed. They cultivated and bred fish with rounder backs and tight tail tucks. An ideal Ranchu has a smooth arched back, a smaller head proportion to the body and less wen. The wen is also smoother than that of a Lionhead. Finally, the tail should leave the peduncle at a sharp angle. Of course, there are many blends of these breeds such as the Lionchu which show traits of both fish. Gotcha! I could never tell the difference. Okay, so is a buffalo head the one with the full face wen? I am curious bgecause I have a ranchu with a huge "entire head" wen. lol.
  15. However they came to be, I think they are AWESOME! They look like they have a little costume fin on. lol
  16. Hi Guys, I was jealously browsing Rainforest last night and came across "Ranchu with dorsal fin". Very cool looking. Would these be considered flawed fish? Is a ranchu with a dorsal fin still a ranchu? Is a lionhead a ranchu with a big full head wen?
  17. The only suggestion I would offer is to get a 10 gallon. The small bioload will make it much easier to maintain for a first time fishkeeper. Plus, his daughter will have more room to "decorate". lol
  18. Very true, Marineland is great for modifications.
  19. I have seen those guys before and was so hoping they would have double tails. Maybe if enough of us ask about them......lol
  20. The potential is huge:) (do it, do it!).
  21. I was hoping to hear from you Shakaho:) So the odds of having "Telepoms" or "pomoscopes" is teeny weeny....bummer. A girl can hope...lol
  22. Thanks! Looking forward to the next batch. Hopefully I'll catch them in the egg stage so I can just move over some new plants rather than trying to catch tiny little fry. We'll see how it goes. Don't forget the pics:) Oh, do you know which fish were "involved"? I, for one, would love to see what mom and dad look like:)
  23. I have recently dealt with a very sick fish of my own as well as a couple of rescues. I've had to use a few different meds. Here's what I've got: Some of these meds are very hardcore and I only use them as a last resort and on the advice of an expert. (Bifuran and Methylene Blue) Aquarium salt Prime (also builds slime coat as well as detoxifying ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in low levels (for 24 hours). In case of emergency, you can dose up to 5x the regular dose. Epsom salt Iodine Clove oil Bifuran Kanaplex Neoplex Metro+ (Seachem makes Metroplex, another option) Methylene Blue (Fungus, hardcore, I've only used it on fry eggs, off the shelves in Canada as far as I know) It's cousin. "Malachite Green" is a good one to avoid. Very controversial. Melafix (first signs of fin rot) Pimafix (first signs of fungus) Polyguard (parasitic, fungal and bacterial, covers the most prevalent illnesses. Mama likey:) Prazipro (Praziquantel) Always have peas lol For me, the most important are aquarium/epsom salt, Prazipro, melafix, Kanaplex, Metrodinazole, Polyguard and Prime. The food from the Goldfish Connection is perfect to have on hand as a first line of defense, for sure. Having clove oil, just in case, is a good idea.
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