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Mr.Oranda

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  1. Thank you!!!! I do too! I'm really eager to see what they're going to turn out like. I've never grown any starting quite this small.
  2. So today is my birthday, and as a treat to myself I got a few new babies from buygoldfishonline.com. I got two lionheads, one calico, one red and a red oranda. I included a pic of my little red cap I got a couple of months ago as well because he's not too big yet. I'm excited to see how these guys are going to look growing up with each other! Sorry for some of the blurry pics, it's hard to get these little guys to be still!
  3. Hi, thanks for the feedback. I would like to use one just when I'm away during the day to give a couple of small feeders to the little fish. Like I said, the Eheim I have now just dispenses way too much it would be a disaster with the portions it uses for pellets.
  4. Hi everyone! I am going to order some small ranchu, lion head, and orandas very soon. I plan on incorporating some Hikari Lionhead into my feeding routine. The Eheim everyday automatic feeder I have now is not too good for the pellet size of the Hikari, on the smallest opening it lets out way too much food. Can anyone recommend an automatic feeder that will put out the small size Hikari pellets a few times a day in small portions? Thank you!
  5. Thanks guys! He's a very active little so I'm hoping he'll remain healthy. I'll keep him in QT for another week. It's pretty neat seeing an oranda swim like a comet I must say.
  6. Thanks! I thought so too. I'm eager to see what his wen and colors do as he gets bigger.
  7. Thanks for all the info guys. I'm curious about anything regarding Goldies. I'd like to breed them some day so this is helpful info. Here's some pics I took this morning, sorry they're not the best quality.
  8. Ok, I'll take some and post them when I get the chance! Thanks for the replies.
  9. Hi everyone! I bought a cool looking little guy at Petsmart the other day. I bought a little red oranda with a dark red wen, and a cool mixture of dark red and light orange markings. I put him in quarantine before I put him in my 65 gallon with my other fancies. Looking at him I kept thinking theres something different about this guy, then I realized he's a single-tail. I've done a little reading on this; is this not a desirable trait? Seems like all the stuff I've read on fries with single-tails means they should be culled? I was just curious about this as I've never seen an oranda with just a single-tail before. And don't worry I'm not going to get rid of this little guy he's really cute, and as far as I can tell so far he doesn't swim any faster than my other fancies so I'm not worried about him fitting in with the others. Thanks!!
  10. Sorry I do not have a nitrate nitrite test kit but I tested everything else. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) NA * Nitrate level(Tank) NA * Ammonia Level(Tap) I use gallon drinking water 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) NA * Nitrate level(Tap) NA * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5-7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid Ammonia, PH test * Water temperature? 70 degrees Fahrenheit * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 2 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluvial 110 and 70 gallon hang on back filters * How often do you change the water and how much? once per week 20 gallons * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1 week, 20 gallons * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4. 3 medium/large, 1 small * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, and Seachem Stability * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead sinking pellets, normally small portions 2-3 times a day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 5 Tablespoons of aquarium salt added 3 days ago * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No This is the best I could do for an overhead shot.
  11. Any suggestions would be welcomed! I dosed a tablespoon of Aquarium salt per 5 gallons, two days ago as a starting point, as I don't know what caused the pop eye???
  12. Hi guys, My two year old Black moor's left eye has become noticeably larger. This eye has always been a little bit larger but as of late it has become twice the size of the other eye. I recently moved back from college,(2 and a half months ago) and during this move a had huge ammonia spike in my tank, coupled with the tap water at my new residence being terrible. I have since stabilized the water: ammonia, nitrites, nitrates are all 0. I was wondering what I should do to go about treating this if it is popeye? Thanks!!
  13. Ok! Good to know I was just a little concerned because one day he had just one and the next there were two! I will try the heater method thanks for the tip!
  14. Sorry, those were the best i could do. The bumps aren't fuzzy looking they are defined and looked like they would be kind of hard like a cyst or pimple. The tank is at 70 F.
  15. Tank: 60 gallons Fish: 3 medium/large, 1 small Ammonia: 0 Nitrates: 0 Nitrites: 0 Weekly water changes 25% Last water change 2 days ago Hi Guys, my black oranda that I have had for nearly two years has these little weird white bumps on his lower lip. He has had these for a while and I have treated him with Melafix a few months ago as he had some fungus on his tail. This did not affect the bumps at all. He has recently developed another one. He has had no problems swimming or anything and acts completely fine. I have tested my water and everything appears to be fine I do not know what to do. Thank you for looking.
  16. I believe thats it! It's an ocelot sword. I got it from walmart believe it or not and it wasn't labeled. The grassy plants I got from Petsmart and I believe they are a variety of Crypts the goldfish don't touch em so I like em! The did however, start uprooting all the plants since I took this photo so I put large river pebbles down to prevent that.
  17. Yes, that is the natural color and whats weird about it is when the plant leaves are developed those spots go away . I haven't found a book yet that had the plant to identify it. And thank you for the compliment tithra, I've seen your tank and it is amazing. One day when I'm in a situation where I can have a permanent setup I hope I can have a tank that looks half as good as yours!
  18. Thank You! I didn't have time to shop for better looking pots since I was so busy with the move, so this is what I put together. I'm sure it will change soon as it seems I'm never content with my set-up.
  19. This is my plant in question. I've had it two years and when I got it it was long with slender stocks and lilly pad leaves and it has never grown since then.
  20. Hi Guys, I posted on here a couple of weeks ago asking questions about bare-bottom tanks, and lighting. Well I moved into my new place and after an exhausting two days I have my tank set up. I thought I would share some photos with you!
  21. I love my LED light. Have you read the post on the PAR data that is pinned here? I have the Marineland Double Bright, but a lot of people here use the Finnex Planted Plus LED, which includes red LEDs. I like the white/blue lighting on the Marineland, and it puts me in medium-low light based on PAR data/height of my tank. I didn't want to go too high with the lighting because I don't intend to set up a pressurized CO2 system at this time. Instead, I am using root tabs and Flourish Excel. The great thing about LEDs is that you don't have to buy expensive replacement bulbs every year!For substrate, I have CaribSea Super Naturals Moonlight sand, and will be adding Activ-Flora Lake Gems to it to help my plants grow better. Activ-Flora is great for planted tanks, from everything I've read, and I love the natural look of the Lake Gems. It also comes in black, tan, red and some other colors. I believe they sell it in smaller quantities, too, intended for small betta tanks. This would work well for potted plants; then you wouldn't need to buy a huge bag since you're not covering the entire tank floor. [emoji4] I checked outActiv-Flora Lake Gems Amanda and you're right I love the natural colors and the price as well! Thank you for the suggestion! These are awesome, but way cheaper to make on your own. I went to The Container Store and bought plastic travel jars for less than $2 each. I took a hot knife and cut the whole in the bottom of the pots, used craft store plastic mesh to hold the plants in and bought some root tabs and reused some old gravel. In the end each container cost me less than $3 each. My tank sounds just like yours! But mine is a 70 gallon corner. It is barebottom and planted using the cups I described above. If you are going to spend that much on a light then I highly reccomend the Finnex Fugeray lights. If you are going for low/medium lighting then the Planted Plus is great. They also have the Fugeray II which is usually for medium/high light tanks. I have a Finnex Planted Plus on 2 of my tanks, my swords and crypts are responding great to it even in the deeper (70 gallon corner) tank. I am certainly not a lighting expert and my brain shuts down with PAR calculators, but what I have is working well. *** I've edited this like 5 times... sorry. KuluKan I went ahead and ordered the FugeRay Planted Plus, after researching I felt that was the best for my needs I'm not injecting CO2 and all my plants are low-medium light. Thanks for all the suggestions, this has really made things fun for me I've been wanting to grow plants in this tank for over a year and thought I would have to spend $350 or more on lighting to do it!
  22. I know for my 40 gal setup I have thriving Swords, Crypts, java, Anubias and vals with the zoo med daylight and now with zoo med tropical sun fluorescent bulbs both were in a stock fixture/custom internal cover. I don't use any ferts, co2 or excel but might see faster growth if I did use root tabs, as I have sand substrate.I know I've seen a link on here for some REALLY nice looking black ceramic plant pots online. Maybe someone knows what I mean? Pics when she's all done pretty please! Happy planting! I will have to check out those bulbs! Thanks! I pretty much want to grow all the plants you mentioned you've had success with. if you find the link with the pots please post it. I will be sure to post pictures when I get my tank setup perfected!
  23. Thanks for the advice Georgia. I was planning on putting Seachem substrate in the plant pots. I will definitely put some larger pebbles or river rocks on top of the substrate my goldies are very proactive diggers! Do you think LED lights like I mentioned will help improve growth?
  24. Hi, I was thinking about using gravel, what would you recommend?
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