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  1. I bought fish from Dino in December. You have to treat them for flukes and possible also anchor worms before adding them to the main tank. I had a flukes outbreak due to this. One of my friends visited the shop and brought the fish back for me. The shop is small, but very well stocked. He has a lot of pictures and videos on his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fancygoldfishstore.yan/?fref=ts but my friend said the shop was amazing and the fish were quite good looking. I recommend talking to Dino before you go there, most of the time he might get the fish you desire He helped me greatly before I got the fish and spend a lot of time making sure I got the fish I wanted. Very beautiful fish, that I got
  2. Yes Forgot the names - excuse my European ways
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/BCDmp1JjWRK/?taken-by=fancyblackgold I have rocks with anubis on them with fishwire. My wife ( https://www.instagram.com/goldfish.love/ ) have to semi planted tanks: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCA8DW_BrKS/?taken-by=goldfish.love https://www.instagram.com/p/-ZlYPiBrIx/?taken-by=goldfish.love And for one of them she just came up with a great idea. Get small baskets with suction cups and fill them with substrate, add plants and stick them on the back and side of the tank. Also a great way of having plants without the substrate all over the tank.
  4. Just to give you a simple and cheap way of getting a lid, I recently bought plexiglas at the local DIY shop and had it cut to the measurements of my tanks. For 3 big tanks, it cost around 125$ with them being cut by the shop. So for a smaller tank, it sohuldn't be more than $25 And it has the added bonus of not being glas, so it is harder to break if yout drop it or such.
  5. As the fish grows, you will see a golden/shiny stomach and the black being less "black", due to the scales growing and the pigtenmations in the scales are not completely black being more visable. This happened to my blackmoor too, but he was quite impressive with his black/golden coloration. BTW Austin is a great city - had lots of fun visiting in '13.
  6. I applaud you on your research and craftsmanship! Very good looking tank and you are off to a great start. I never had much luck with bubble wands, they either float or the tubing don't fit properly or they break very easily. So I'm back to using good old fashion round stones, but big ones and a powerful airpump to go with it. It produces a lot of air and the fish seems to enjoy swimming around in it. Are you going to have plants in the tank?
  7. Yeah my pandas did that too. One is still holding on to the white, the other is completely white now
  8. Quick question. I just added the Fluke Solve to the tank, should I do a water change after 24 hours to remove it, or is it OK to leave in it?
  9. Things are looking much better today. The fish are overall active and Lio has started to eat and most of the growths on his wen are gone. I'm waiting on Fluke Solve and will treat the entire tank with it to rid of any additional buildup. Will also be stocking up on a bunch of medications - just in case
  10. Use gloves if you do this! It is highly toxic to get on your skin or in any form on your body. Read here: https://www.orchardfisheries.co.uk/fluke-solve-aquarium
  11. Orandas also have a longer body than fantails do. So look for a long sleek body rather than a compact body.
  12. Talking to other keepers, I think it might be flukes? Never treated the tank for it and just added new fish - could this be the culprit? A few more pictures:
  13. I couldn't agree more. I've tried several times with gravel/sand, but every time I end up with sick fish due to the spike in ammonia from the poop.
  14. It looks like zits and popped zits-wounds. That is the best way I can describe it. The bleeding has stopped after I did the salt bath and they are more active. But Lio, who is affected the hardest, has more white spots on his wen today. I'll try and get some better pictures of it today. I put 250 grams of salt in 25 liters of water.
  15. I'm having a big problem with my 175 gallon tank, which holds 8 fancy goldfish from 3 cm til 20 cm in size. It all started just before Christmas, when my oranda Marlin (25 cm, 250g+) started to stay in the top of the tank and hardly move. I did a salt bath and increased my weekly water change from 1 to 2 - doing as much as 80% change per time. He didn't have any external signs of being sick, other than the lack of movement. He still showed signs of eating and pooping. When I do water changes I often remove the fish, to better clean the tank (lots of algae and poop). Normally Marlin would be almost impossible to find, but he hardly put up a fight. Morning of the 26th I found him dead in the tank. Still not external to see, but bleeding for the gills and mouth, I did a 95% water change and filter cleaning that day. Now 14 days later and there is something terrible wrong in my tank. My biggest fish, Lio the lionhead, is having "zits" on his wen that when pressed extrudes white stuff and then blood. He has several "holes" in his wen and some are near the gills (his wen covers the gills). He has been acting like Marlin did, being in the top of the tank, not moving, showing little interest in food or the other fish. Normally he is the first to greet me at the tank! Now 3 of my ranchu/lionhead are having these holes in their wen! I did a 95% water change, scrubbed the tank and gave all 8 fish a 30 min salt bath at 10%. I remove the gravel in my tank as this has been an issue for me before, where it helped greatly to remove it. A few pictures of it: It is very tough to see in the pictures of the others, so these are the best. But very similar on the other two wenned fish that I have. The list: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Strips - JBL * Water temperature? 24 celsius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 175 gallon, long. Been running for about a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FX5 and FX6 - 20liter filterbucket, 2350 litres per hour. * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, 70-100% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Did one Wednesday, and one today (Sunday) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 8 (was 9), ranging from 3 cm to 20 cm * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I use Aquasafe by Tetra with each water change. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Feed 3-4 times a day. Mix of Repharsy and 4-5 different types of pellets. * Any new fish added to the tank? 4 new fish was added just before Marlin died (I didn't make the connect then), after 1 month in QT. Nothing showed up with them before now. * Any medications added to the tank? None at this point. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Never treated the entire tank with any medication, but all 8 fish spend 30 mins in a 10% salt bath, and it seemed to have "quicken" them up. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? My two white pandamoors have had a few red streaks. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? They were a bit more inactive. Lio stayed at the top of the tank a lot. Very little interest in food. A few stringy white poops. I started this post as I was doing a water change, so I haven't tested the water. Did one last week and it showed a little nitrate and ammonia. I talked to the guy I bought the 4 fish from and he is sending me some Acriflvain and albaguine medicine. Is there anything else I can do? Thank you in advance.
  16. I use a Eheim 2000 pump connected to a Eheim hose (green) that goes in the sink. It empties my 660 litres / 175 gallon tank in less than an hour. I use a different hose that connects to my faucet via a connection. It fills up my tank very fast
  17. I use a macro lense for these It is my fathers camera that I borrow often
  18. Wanted to show off a few shots from my snail tank, where I keep a few different spieces. Main focus is on Sulawasi snails, that I adore quite a lot
  19. Algae is great. Means that your filtration and plants don't use all the nutritations in the water (aka poop and stuff). It will help keep your water clean
  20. Thank you all! They are overall very good quality and have shown little sign of illness. Only a small amount of ick, that is being treated now. And they are beautiful!
  21. https://goo.gl/photos/vVPfNUGLigDR5U2z6 Please try this link instead.
  22. I FINALLY GOT NEW FISH!!!! Oh it has been a long time (a year!) since last, I got new fish and it has been rough, let me tell you that! Hehe. A friend from the Danish FancyGoldfish community traveled to Holland and Dino's FancyGoldfishStore and he brought back a few presents for me! I've added a few pictures here: https://goo.gl/photos/1bmAthE8FbxyrEz6A Sadly Google has changed their photoapp, so I can't use that to show pictures here anymore in the extend that I would like too. Hope you enjoy
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