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  1. Update: after the last round of prazi my fish is doing great! I returned him to the main tank and he is swimming around and going nuts now that he’s back with his friends. I do notice at night he’s still parks at the top a little bit but he’s not gasping and his swim bladder is fine. After a while he goes to the bottom and sleeps. I will buy another tank in the future that isn’t as tall and put him in it, I think that will definitely help. Now that I know more about goldfish than I did when I bought this tank I will not buy one that tall again. Thanks for the help guys. When I get photobucket set up again I will take some pics of him and this new ranchu I have. The ranchu has a perfect black stripe that runs through the middle of his body but only on one side! It’s something else. Thanks again, I hope everyone is having a great Saturday!
  2. Great suggestion! I have a friend who is always trying to get rid of duckweed I’ll ask for some. I forgot to mention that I treated with another round of prazi when I put him back in the 20 gallon. Although, my quarantine process has worked well in the past I wasn’t completely sure he didn’t have flukes or some sort of parasite that would labor his breathing. Something I couldn’t see. So his problem could be parasitic, after the water change today and another dose of prazi he looks even bette
  3. Update: I still have him in the 20/short, and he’s done really well. I did a water change today and I am keeping the water quality as immaculate as I can. I noticed he’s still going to the top corner and chilling out. He will have bursts of energy and then rest. He’s still eating normally. I’m not sure if he just likes to rest at the top or what. He looks very good. His colors are vibrant and belly/shape is nice and full. When he is “resting” his dorsal fin is up and his other finds are flowing as you would expect from a resting goldfish. I will continue to watch him. The saga continues...
  4. Thanks for the suggestions. I’m going to continue monitoring him in the shallow tank and work on lowering the nitrates in my larger tank. I’ll report back with updates!
  5. Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted here, I hope everyone is well. I’ve got a bit of a head scratcher here: I’ve had an Oranda for three weeks now, he’s about four inches red and white colored. He went through a two week quarantine, he was super excited and healthy when I bought him and nothing developed when he was in quarantine. He was one of the happiest goldfish I’ve ever seen and that’s saying something! I have a quarantine medication regiment that has worked real well in the past and did that. I then put him in my 65 gallon with two other lion heads, lightly planted at about 30% percent. The tank is 25 inches tall. But once he got in there he would only perk up for meal time. He would go to the top and just hang out, not gasping for air and I noticed no swim bladder issues. I have plenty of surface agitation with aqua clear hang on backs enough for a 210 gallon tank and an air stone for extra agitation. I did my weekly water change and he returned to himself for a little while but then went back to hanging out at the top. Well, I put him back in my twenty long/short quarantine tank and now he’s acting like his normal self swimming around like crazy and only going to the top every now and then to get a little air. I’ve noticed no signs of illness, streaking, red marks, etc. I wonder, is my 65 too tall for him? Do I have too much surface agitation? Any ideas as to what is going on with him would be welcomed. I’m completely perplexed. My tank parameters: PH: 7.8 Ammonia: 0 Nitrates: 20-30 ppm 65 Gal., 0-5 ppm 20 Gal. Nitrites: 0
  6. I haven't had any filter problems feeding super gold. I have a lot of flow going with two aquaclears and an airstone and food break up have been minimal, like butterfly I cut up into bite size pieces and it immediately sinks. I will say what I have problems with is the small NLS pellets getting sucked up. I guess your mileage may vary. With that said I'm loving the new super gold. I've been feeding for a little under three weeks and I have already seen noticeable growth and improved colors.
  7. Nice score on the 75 gallon! Nice fish as well. I have a little Panda that I've had for a month it looks like it could be related to yours!
  8. Wow, that is crazy growth for four months! Thanks for recommendations I will look into AAP paradigm herbivore I have read good things about this food.
  9. Beautiful goldie thanks for sharing! I agree with you I don't want to encourage any sort of wen growth that wouldn't occur naturally with regular feeding. If he turns out anything like yours I will be completely happy with that! I wouldn't say he's too much bigger right now than your goldie was in the bottom photo. I like how red your goldie's wen is and clear tail fins. Thanks for sharing again, I will post updates if I see any growth. Do you have a feeding regiment for wen growth or do anything special for wen? If you do would you mind sharing? Thanks again. Messed up on the last reply sorry.
  10. Here's another photo from early October to show his wen at a different angle.
  11. Hi, Koko's, I want to see what you guys think about my red oranda's wen. I bought this guy around March. He was already pretty big, probably about the size he is now I haven't seen marginal growth from him yet. I'm not too sure how old he is, he appears to have a juvenile-looking wen, very squarish. Do you guys think his wen will ever fill out or stay about how it is? I know sometimes it takes a couple of years for wen growth to take off. When I saw him at the LFS I had to grab him he is pure red, the photos make him appear orange but he's actually a deep red all over his body and I haven't seen any pure red orandas in person before I got him. I have also begun to feed the new Dandy Oranda's Repashy formula gel food once a day with omega one/ new life spectrum once a day as well. Hopefully, that will help growth. I'm excited about him I hope he stays red like he is. I just wanted to see what you guys think. Thanks! The first photo was taken in early August the second early October like I said not a ton of growth so far but I'm hoping!
  12. I just bought some of this! This will be my first experience with gel food. I will be feeding it in my baby oranda tank. Any tips on how to feed? I know I need to turn the HOB filters off when feeding (Thanks, Koko I'm sure that tip helped avoid a headache!). I currently feed four small meals a day with New Life Spectrum, Omega One, and spirulina pellets. Do I feed this a few times a day or just once? Can I also compliment it with pellets? Thanks for any feedback. I am excited about trying this food, I see some of the incredible growth people get from their goldies on this site and I hope to achieve it.
  13. Thanks for the advice. I would say a Goldfish planted tank is definitely a bit different than a tropical planted one. There's quite a big of fertilizer going into it already. I would try excel but I'm scared of melting my Jungle Val. I suppose I could try to acclimate them slowly to the excel, use a half-dose once a week or something like that.
  14. Thanks for the reply. So with aquatic plants having to convert ammonia to ammonium and everything they take up different fuel than the pothos. Good to know the pothos and aquatic plants won't be out-competing each other. I have never heard that liquid ferts can hurt fish if there are not a lot of plants. Thank you for the info I will look into this more.
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