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Fish Of Gold

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  1. 9 hours ago, koko said:

    @Fish Of Gold WOW! Those fins are amazing. I'm really surprised just how nice they are. 

    Your doing such a great job taking care Wishing Star 🥰

    Thank you! I sure appreciate you saying I am taking good care of Wishing Star! I am so surprised too at how big and flowing Wish's fins turned out. I found an even better picture of the fins from a little time ago, you can even see the orange color is lightly trying to come back again. A funny thing is, that after all these years I still can't tell if Wish is a male or female LOL! I'm really bad at that, so sometimes I say she and other days I say he. Wishing star knows, but he/she is keeping it a secret from me! ha ha!


  2. I only have one goldfish left so I will do a before and after with Wishing Star (Wish for short ;) ) Wish had several areas of dark orange coloring which is one reason I was drawn to Wish in the pet store. After the "New Fish Quarantine" period was over, Wish had lost all of the pretty orange and was all white except the top part of Wish's eyes that looks like eye shadow. :ehh LOL! Then I put Wish in the 20 gallon long tank.:fishtank: Wish looked so tiny next to the big rock on the right side of the tank. Now wish is bigger than the rock! :saywhat:gfish:


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  3. So the day finally came....Popsicle passed away today :( I brought him home from Petco on September 28th 2014.  Popsicle hasn't been doing too good this past week. He had tumors on the base of his tailfin for a while now. Lately he mostly moved around the bottom of the tank because the tumors were getting big. I had to start hand feeding him his pellets which he eagerly ate and of course like goldfish fashion, always begged for more. Today he had no interest in his pellets at all and didn't even get excited to see my hand holding his pellet or even try to swim over to me. I knew it would be today....not unexpected, but still so sad nonetheless. :( I only have 1 goldfish left out of the 9 that I had. I'm posting a couple of my favorite pictures of Popsicle in his memory. 

    Goodbye Popsicle, I'll miss you! :cryDecember 17th, 2020

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  4. We are moving in a few days and I noticed that there is a water softener unit in the basement. I never had a water softener before so I know nothing about them. One of my friends said it will be bad for my houseplants and my fish. My bf said there is a water bypass valve on it so I can open it to get just the regular tap water to the faucets instead of using the soft water during water changes. But I'm not sure if the water softener goes into the water heater, and I use both the hot and cold water to get the correct temp for my goldfish and my tropical fish. My bf told me I'd probably have to flush the pipes to the faucet that I want to use, which would be the kitchen sink, and drain the hot water heater before use for the fish tanks each week. Would I have to do that? That would be a huge waste of water! I don't want to just keep the water softener off all the time, because I know that soft water is better for the washing machine, dish washer, shower heads etc to prevent the build up of deposits from regular hard water to help them last longer and work better. Any ideas? What do you suggest? 

  5. A couple of my filter sponges for my Aquaclear filters need replacing pretty bad. They are disintegrating and tearing easily when I squeeze them out during water changes so I'm going to order some online. My question is that I see the Aquaclear replacement sponges online, but there are also generic sponges stating that they are, "Exact density and size of branded Aquaclear product" Would these generic sponges be as good as the Aquaclear brand, and are they even really supposed to be used safely in an aquarium? What do you guys think? Here is a link to the ones that I had in mind on Ebay:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquaclear-70-Aquaclear-300-Replacement-Filter-Foam-Block-Generic/372704813699?hash=item56c6f02283:g:1oMAAOSway5dH3ea

  6. My fiance and I were talking about what we wanted to do for his birthday tomorrow when his brother called to say that their mom passed away yesterday....Not going to be a very happy birthday for my fiance tomorrow :( 

  7. 3 hours ago, aussieJJDude said:

    Awesome. How many did you end up counting? :)

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    I counted 13 Common Grackles, 1 American Crow, 7 House Finches, 8 House Sparrows, 1 Northern Cardinal, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 Dark Eyed Junco, 3 European Starlings, 1 American Robin, 2 Eurasian Collard Doves, 2 American Gold Finches, 1 Red Breasted Nuthatch, 1 White Breasted Nuthatch, 1 Red Bellied Woodpecker, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 Downy Woodpecker,  and then there were 6 Turkey Vultures flying up in circles in the sky. :D 

  8. Hi guys. I'm pretty sad because my cousin died yesterday due to stage 3 stomach cancer. She was just 56 years old. :rip: :crying::cryI was really hoping that she'd beat cancer like I did :( It breaks my heart to see her children and her brothers and sisters, friends and the rest of my family posting on FB  how much they miss her already. I wish I could take away their sadness and heartache, as well as my own. 

  9. 2 hours ago, koko said:

    Hows it going? 

    Wish seems partially better today. Wish still bottom sits, but not as much. Wish will come out of the corner for a short time like for 10 minutes or so, and still zips around and tries to rub on the airline tubes and filter intake tubes but not as much as before. I don't see any fin flashing now. I got Wish to eat the Southern Delight pellets and some peas for the last few days, so Wish is back to wanting to eat so that is good. Fins are less pink too but still red veining in tail but it is slowly fading back to white. Wish is also occasionally back to chasing the air stone bubbles and nibbling the algae off of her favorite big rock when she gets up from bottom sitting so she must be feeling more better but not quite 100% yet ;) 

  10. 6 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

    Looking at the history, start simple.  Can you do two rounds of prazi (four days on, three days off) and try switching the diet to just southern delight and peas for the duration?  Let’s elimjnage constipation and flukes and potential problems, okay?

    Alright, I'll do 2 rounds of Prazi and I'll only feed Wish the Southern Delight pellets & peas during that time. Thanks! I sure hope this works!! 

    • EDIT *Forgot to write description* Wishing Star (Wish) is my only fish that never has had any problems at all, but ever since last night Wish has been bottom sitting and swimming and zipping around the tank 2 times this morning, she wont swim to the front when he/she sees me as usual and wont eat. I was just telling everyone a few days ago after my goldfish Icicle died that my most healthy fish right now is Wish who has never been sick or injured etc, Now I think I just jinxed myself!!!! :( 
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 In Tank
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 In Tank
      • * Nitrate level(Tank)  10 In Tank
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 Tap
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Tap
      • * Nitrate level(Tap) 5.0 Tap
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4 In tank (usually never this high, usually at 7.8 to 8.0)
      • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)   7.4 Tap
      • Other Required Info:
        • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?  API Drops
        • * Water temperature?  72 F, No heater
        • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?  20 gallon long, Running since Fall/Autumn of 2015
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua Clear 20 and an Aqua Clear 30
        • * How often do you change the water and how much? Change 50% or more once a week. 
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Wed Sep. 5th, 3 days ago, changed about 75%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? Just 1, Wish has always lived alone in this tank. I haven't measured Wish in a long time, so about 3 inches maybe? 
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. A mix of Omega One Goldfish Pellets, Southern Delight Goldfish Pellets, Elive Goldfish Color Granuals, and Thera A+, All are sinking pellets fed once a day. On Weekends I feed either Blood Worms or Brine Shrimp instead of pellets, occasionally some Cucumber slices or cooked peas a few times a month. 
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? No, she has always lived alone.
    • * 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.  No meds in the main tank, just when I first got her/him almost 3 years ago, I believe just the usual Prazi & Salt in the quarantine tank. 
    • * 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.? Bottom sitting in the back corner of tank since last night and still there now not moving much. Twice this morning she/he swam fast from the tank corner to one side of tank to the other in fast turning jerky directions, then stopped near the water surface and had her top fin clamped down after raising and lowering her top fin several times (flashing?? but just not as fast?)  , then suddenly zipped back to the back corner to bottom sit again with clamped top fin. She isn't interested in eating and wont swim to the front like usual, when she usually practically tries to jump out of the top of the water at feeding times because she is so excited for pellets. *Edit to add* Wish's fins look pinkish today instead of white like usual. Wish's tail fin has 2 long reddish streaks too. 

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  11. 11 minutes ago, mjfromga said:

    RIP fishy. I did the same thing when disease wiped out almost 40 previously healthy fish in my pond. Just destroyed the entire pond and discarded every possibly contaminated bit of equipment. I still have a small pond and I will keep it but I will never go big again. 

    Thank you, she sure was one of my favorites. I'm sorry to hear you lost so many fish!! It's bad enough to loose just one, but to loose all of your pond full of fish is devastating! A while back, my fiance wanted to get a 220 gallon tank to put all of the goldfish in together instead of having them in 3 separate huge tanks. I'm glad we never went thru with that idea, then I probably would have lost every one of my goldfish. I think I just like my fish in their own 40 gallon tanks with just a few fish in each one, so I see how small can be better than big. 

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