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  1. Hard to say. Did you get a good look at its barbels (feelers)?
  2. "Butt sniffing" pretty much describes the behavior. I'll have to inspect Barry and see if there's any sign she might be ready to spawn
  3. My black moor (ET) has been relentlessly chasing my oranda (Barry). It seems like spawning behavior but ET doesn't have breeding tubercles. Are they about to spawn? I also recently added a heater to their tank and I'm thinking that may have triggered it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  4. My goldfish share a tank with a weather loach and will soon share it with a trumpet snail. I've seen dinosaur bichirs coexist peacefully with large koi so I think size is a major component.
  5. I have a weather loach which is rather similar anatomically and he eats frozen brine shrimp, fishmeal-based flakes, and spinach.
  6. I'm not sure if anyone has any ideas about this, but does anyone have suggestions for online sellers of large catfish like redtails and pangasius? Let me know if you know of anything, and thanks everyone!
  7. This is another one of these long-suffering urban myths that unfortunately won't die a quick death. The land version of this is birds and uncooked rice http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/birds/a/wedding_rice.htm Thanks for pointing that out! I like to carp fish and I read that in an article
  8. Be sure to cook the rice first. I've heard dry rice can expand in their bellies and cause issues
  9. Try digging up an ant nest and separate the insects from the dirt. I froze mine and my goldfish LOVE them!
  10. I'm having the same problem. I've read that feeding them more veggies helps so that's what I've been trying
  11. Any thoughts on moneywort? I know it's not on the list but its leaves look pretty thick and I think it would look nice as long as it's hardy enough.
  12. Something like this was what I had in mind:
  13. Hey everyone! My girlfriend and I are planning on moving out in a couple years. One of our favorite things to do is watch my goldfish swim around my tank, so we both agreed that we want our new home to have an indoor goldfish pond. I want it to be large but shallow so it'll be easier to watch them and interact with them. I was hoping you guys could give me some tips on building an indoor pond. Thanks so much!
  14. I just went on raingarden and the shukins were some of the most beautiful fish I've ever seen!
  15. Thanks everyone! Bubba's health has improved since being relocated. He has proper space, filtration, and a varied diet. I appreciate everyone's input and support.
  16. I am looking to buy (or have for free) a ranchu, lionhead, or a celestial goldfish. I'd prefer to either pick it up around western Wisconsin or have it shipped. If you have one that you're willing to give up or know of a local breeder or dealer who does, please let me know. Thanks, everyone!
  17. what site did you use? I REALLY want ranchus but they don't seem to be available locally.I saw them online at buygoldfishonline.com. Dandy Orandas has GREAT ranchus - especially the ones that are black with white and red sprinkled over them, wow - but they are significantly more expensive (though they do have sales quarterly).And of course, East Coast Ranchu is our forum sponsor. The owner, Cynthia, runs the business through her Facebook page. Her fish have very bright colors and are adorable. [emoji4] Thanks!
  18. With pet store fish it can be hit-and-miss, but I've never had problems there. In fact, I just got my first oranda there today!
  19. what site did you use? I REALLY want ranchus but they don't seem to be available locally.
  20. Hi everyone! You may have read about my common goldfish Bubba, who is a little sick. I've decided it would be best to let my aunt take care of him since he doesn't seem to appreciate the company of other goldfish (gets stressed, bites, etc). Along with that, I am searching for a much bigger tank so I'm searching for new fancies to add to the family. Orandas, lionheads, and especially ranchus are the breeds I'm pursuing (I have no goldfish with wens, which fascinate me). Fantails, moors, and telescopes must be in season up here because it's all I can seem to find at any of the nearby pet stores. Any suggestions as to dealers I should contact? Thanks!
  21. Thanks for letting me know! And sorry about that. Since it's already posted, though, would you be willing to take a look? I'll try to get the picture thing figured out asap.
  22. They aren't great but they should help at least a little.
  23. Here's two pics, one of the fins and one of the dark patches: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=755556667815462&set=ms.c.eJwzNwUCMzMzcwtDUxMzIz1zCN~%3BC0NDEwtzSBABm~_QZu.bps.a.755556591148803.1073741829.100000834071489&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=755556667815462&set=ms.c.eJwzNwUCMzMzcwtDUxMzIz1zCN~%3BC0NDEwtzSBABm~_QZu.bps.a.755556591148803.1073741829.100000834071489&type=1&theater
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