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  1. Thanks. When you put it like that, it seems more manageable. I can add an extra 40B then. Hrm. So if I move the ping pong and the bubble-eye to the 40G breeder, that can be their forever tank, right? Of course bigger is better, but they won't have much problems by themselves in the 40 breeder?
  2. Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Right now, they are swimming up to me when they see me begging for food... So I hope everything is all right. Everyone made it through. Now I am just wondering if there are any long term complications of this. And thanks for the info shakaho! That's why I haven't gone to the aquarium in a while. And it's a good thing they don't get that much "fancy" goldfish in the first place. But in the 55, there are currently 5 goldfish. One common goldfish, 2 ping pong pearlscales, 1 celestial eye, and 1 bubble eye. Besides the common who is around 6-7 inches now that I look at him, the rest are all about 1.25 inches long. So they are tiny little things. I read the guide and it said around 20 gallons per goldfish? I do not have any spare money now, but I am wanting to put some change aside every month to save up for a bigger tank. I do not want to rehome the common, so with adult sizing in mind, what would be a good size tank for me to get for the 5? I do not plan on adding anymore fish, of course. Thanks!
  3. Ok WOW. This is the FIRST time I have EVER done this in my 3 years or so... I feel SO bad. I was draining water for a water change on my 55 gallon and left it running while I went to do other things and completely forgot about the tank until 45 minutes later when I suddenly remembered, OH MY CRAP THE GOLDIES!!! I run to the tank and all the waters been siphoned out and the fish were all laying on the gravel.... I am filling the water back up now, but 2 of my goldies are upside down even with the water level up. Is there anything I should do? They range from small to big goldies, the largest being a 7+ inch common goldfish. Maybe aerate the water?... Would they suffer any brain damage or gill damage or something like that? And what about skin damage from abrasion from flopping on the gravel and stuff...? Plus I have a ping pong pearlscale and a bubble-eye... Would there be any swimbladder/buoyancy problems I should look out for? I am tearing up now. These are some fish I had for years too... Since the start. ugh I feel so bad. If this is in the wrong place, please move it. I am just shaking right now.
  4. Thanks Amy!! I will be sure to show them off once they pass quarantine. *crosses fingers* And do you happen to have a site or something that shows this discussion? Or is it on Kokos as well? I would love to read about these problems for the pearlscales. And I know right? They are super round. xD Thanks everyone. I hope to have an uneventful quarantine too... The PraziPro I got stopped anymore deaths from my tropical fish infestation that killed almost everything. Not sure if it was really the prazi pro or if the worm inactivated itself lol. xD But the tropicals are doing fine now! So here's hoping treatment will help the pearlies.
  5. Hi all! I had the misfortunate of going to fish stores every shipment day lol. I really should stop doing that... Well anyways, the fish store got another batch of ping pong pearlscales in and they were 10.99 each. More expensive than usual, but I guess because I was told that was a good batch and slightly bigger than normal batches. I was happy because these ones didn't have the black button eyes which a lot of these pearlies do and they have VERY defined "pearls". Very beautiful. So with my previous experiences of ping pong pearlies (and fish shops apparently) is that they all die off for no reason and they can't figure out why. Well, this batch has been at the store for a few days and with me for day 3 now and they look like they are doing great. They are in a 20G long Prazi quarantine and taking bloodworms, brine shrimp and veggies! I am excited, but don't want to get my hopes up. I tried about 6 times and they all died within 1-2 days and they always are inactive when I bring them home. But these guys are swimming around and doing their thing. One looks like he might have a bit of trouble uprighting himself, but otherwise fine. As of now, I haven't seen them apart from each other! They like to stay by each other. They like to stay near the bottom of the tanks too, only coming up for food. (which I fully expect because of their... body structure.) Well anyway, I haven't given them names yet in case of their untimely passing, but I do hope they stick around for the long haul. I am very excited as these are bigger than usual so hopefully means they are hardier. The bags don't do them justice. They are SO round and these are the plumpest most round ping pongs I have seen. They get close to some of the ping pong vids on the net! They do have trouble swimming and I do kind of feel bad for them, but that is a whole nother discussion. xD So here they are... haven't taken pics of their tanks yet, just them in their bags for now... This is my FAVOURITE pic.. So I gotta show it first lol. SO ROUND! Overhead view of pearlies PEARLIE BUTTS!!!!
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