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Tuba Toothpaste

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  1. Hi guys, I just had a quick question. I just received a fish in the mail from dandy orandas yesterday, and ever since I put her in the tank she has looked a little floaty. I know that fish can get really stressed out from shipping and in the past when I've ordered fish online I've noticed some bottom sitting with new fish, but never floatiness. It's making me really worried, so I was just wondering if this is normal? I noticed there was a lot of poop in the tank this morning so is it possible she's just constipated? Is there anything I can do to help her, like give her peas or something? Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Ohh okay! I guess I'll just wait for his call then. Thank you so much!I'm so excited about my new fishy!
  3. So I think I bought a fish at the auction last night but I'm a little confused about how it works lol So I registered with the site after finding an oranda that I absolutely fell in love with, and I clicked the "snatch-it" button to buy it without bidding. http://imgur.com/Olx850Y Now when I click on "bid history" this comes up, so I think I did get it: http://imgur.com/G7z6Fq1 But my question now is, how do I pay for it? I thought I would get an email or something but I haven't gotten one yet. Will I get an email after the auction ends on Sunday night? I've read the Terms and Conditions a bunch of times but didn't really find any answers. If anybody has experience ordering fish from this site and knows how it works, I'd really appreciate some help!
  4. I have a kitchen scale packed away somewhere that I might try to dig out. I'm curious how much he weighs! That would also help me track how much he grows.
  5. Meet my newest addition! I went to my local pet store yesterday to buy some more kitten food, and of course I had to look at the fish while I was there. I noticed that they had just gotten a shipment of baby celestial eyes, and they were just so cute I had to get one! I'm still working on a name for him/her. He's such a tiny little guy, I've never gotten a goldfish this small before. When he's done with QT I'm gonna put him with my bubble eye, but I'll definitely need to fatten him up more because he's way smaller than my bubble eye! I hope he grows quickly.
  6. Yeah I'm glad too just so I can have it on hand. Too bad I paid a little extra so it could get here faster and now it doesn't matter, but oh well. Maybe I'll plant Hodor's body in a nice flower pot with a pretty plant or something. I don't want to just bury her outside or something.
  7. I went to check on Hodor, and it looks like she is no longer breathing. R.I.P Hodor. You were a very good first fish, and you got me into this wonderful hobby. I'll miss you.
  8. I have triple sulfa but I'll probably have to order the metro stuff. http://www.petmountain.com/searchx/0/0/1/1/?s=seachem+metronidazole Ok I ordered the metro, it should get here on Thursday (why do my fish always get sick on weekends??). When I got home from works grandpa told me he saw Hodor swimming around a little bit while I was gone, but when I went in to look at her she didn't appear any different from this morning. At the moment she is still on her side and her scales are still raised. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if she improves.
  9. I have triple sulfa but I'll probably have to order the metro stuff.
  10. Actually upon closer inspection, it looks like her scales are still a bit raised. I just wasn't looking at the right angle. So should I do the epsom salt instead?
  11. The scales look pretty flat now. And yes there's an air stone in there. Should I use melafix or anything?
  12. Good morning everyone....Hodor is still at the bottom on her side. She's like barely breathing. Is there anything I can do for her??
  13. Just got home from work....she's laying at the bottom of the tank on her side now. Will update in the morning.
  14. I have her set up in the 10g now with an air stone. I haven't added anything to the water yet. Hodor is just sitting in the corner and not moving. I took a couple of new pics of her from the side:
  15. Ok, I'll set that up then. Should I use any salt or antibiotics in that tank?
  16. Ok. I just tested it (posted the params above) and the last time I changed the water was Monday. I was planning on doing another big water change tomorrow and add more prazi, but should I hold off on doing that now? Do you have a QT tank if she needs to be separated?Go ahead and do the water change tomorrow, but hold off on the next round of Prazi for a couple of days. I have an extra 10g, I just need to scrub it out a bit. Do you think that one would be okay? Should I set her up in a QT tank now or should I put her back in the main tank? (I have her in a bucket atm.)
  17. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): ~20 * Ammonia Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrate level(Tap): 0 * Ph Level, Tank: 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap: 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Marineland strips * Water temperature?: 68 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55g; 1 year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?: wet/dry filter * How often do you change the water and how much?: Every 5-7 days, around 75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?: Monday, 75-80% * How many fish in the tank and their size?: 2 other fish (3 total), all around 4 inches from the nose to the tip of the tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners?: no conditioners (I have well water at the moment so there's no chlorine) * What do you feed your fish and how often?: gel food (tithra's recipe) once daily * Any new fish added to the tank?: no * Any medications added to the tank?: added first round of prazi with salt to the tank on Monday * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank: Started prazi/salt on Monday, this was their first round. I was planning on doing about 6 rounds, but will probably hold off on the next round for a little bit. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus: Frayed fins from getting stuck in the overflow box (dorsal and tail fin) and pineconing * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.: poor balance/trouble swimming after injury. No symptoms before the injury.
  18. Ok. I just tested it (posted the params above) and the last time I changed the water was Monday. I was planning on doing another big water change tomorrow and add more prazi, but should I hold off on doing that now?
  19. There's two other fish in the tank, and they both appear healthy.
  20. So I just have tests strips available to me atm because my liquid kit is still in storage, so I don't know how reliable they are, but here's what the strip says.Tank size: 55g Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: ~20 pH: 7.8 Temp: 68
  21. The only medications I have on hand are melafix, triple sulfa, Prazi, and aquarium and epsom salt (not sure if those count).
  22. She wasn't acting weird or anything before now. If anything she just seemed a little bit tired since I started a round of prazi on Monday. But she wasn't pineconing or anything.
  23. My grandparents' internet is too slow for me to upload a video, but here are some pics I was able to upload. Sorry they're not very good... It's kind of hard to see the pineconing in photos, but I'll try to get a better pic.
  24. So my very first goldfish (and my favorite fish) Hodor is hurt really badly. This morning when I went to check on the tank I saw that she somehow got both her dorsal fin and tail fin stuck in the overflow box....I think she got stuck in the wisteria I have floating in the tank and then got tangled up with the overflow box. Her dorsal and tail fin are looking really tattered now, and she isn't swimming well. She is also clearly pineconing. I'll fill out the D&D form as soon as I can get to the desktop (I'm using my phone right now.)
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