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  1. Thanks! Should I qt for a longer period of time then? Or should I keep it to the normal qt time?
  2. My qt currently consists of prazi and salt, is there any other procedure i should take? fish is not exhibiting signs of having fish lice as of now and seems healthy.
  3. I swore to myself that I wasnt going to get anymore fish....... but today when I went to our lps they had telescopes in! Ive rarely seen telescopes in store, they usually NEVER get them, or if they get them, they have the longer bodies and never have the rounder bodies.. So after much internal struggle i decided to pick one up! She's (?) currently in QT, got some scales missing and about 2-3 inches long including tail, but overall seems quite lively and healthy. She seems like a butterfly tele to me,... but im not completely sure. Anyone have a guess as to what type of tail she has? https://www.dropbox.com/s/nlhtifcyflm4sxg/20150103_203810.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/inr19dpifcvv622/20150103_203944.jpg?dl=0
  4. okay cool, ill start the prazi treatment then, thanks! So could the bouyancy problems be from them accidentally gulping air then? they were swimming around fairly well a couple days ago beforehand. Now they seemed to have eaten bubbles or something becuase they have bubbles in their tract and I think thats why they are having trouble swimming now. The bubble that i am seeing is not their swim bladder, its in their gut. Is there anything I can do about this?
  5. okay so now I have another problem.... some of my fry seemed to have gulped air and are now having issues with buoyancy. they seem to like being at the surface lately..... not sure what the problem is? im changing their water daily with a turkey baster so i dont think it should be a water quality issue? their water temp is down to around 70 F.
  6. i see.... i can try to post a photo, but my camera sucks at catching small things lol. so if i lower the temp then would spine curve be reduced?
  7. Merry Christmas everyone! My fry are just about 1 week old now! So far, only a couple deaths in the first couple of days, so i would assume things are going as they should.. However, i am noticing a few fry have backs that are starting to curve downwards... its slight, nothing seriously bent out of shape since they still look normal from the top, but when compare i can tell the difference between straight backed fry and those who have a curve to them.... I think its too soon for fancy frys to start curving? These are ryukin/moor babies. Also, today when I was feeding them i noticed that a red dot is visible on/thru their stomach area... is that an organ or something? I saw this on some of them only,... maybe I was seeing it only because I was running late on their feeding schedule so their stomachs were kinda empty? Any response to these questions would be great! Thanks!
  8. Its about 68 right now. The adults are taking the 68 pretty well so I didnt think to add a heater for the fry either. Should I try to add a heater?
  9. wow i see... goldfish genetics are quirky sometimes i guess. thanks for your input! guess we will just have to play it by ear as we go~
  10. Hey guys, so I've had an accidental spawning with my ryukin girl and black moor guy, and the eggs are now hatching! I'm not sure if its due to the cold or something, but my earliest hatchings with this group was last night.... and now tonight I still have eggs that havent hatched. I know they are alive since I can see some of them moving in there, but from what I know they tend to hatch around the same time? Any input would be great, thanks!
  11. Just looked up demekins... and omg they look soo beautiful! I love those guys! I really wish some will bear some resemblance to them! Color wise, is the red/white dominant over the black? Would I be seeing orange in this spawn?
  12. the fry seem to be alive in the eggs since i can see their bodies and they are moving in there... but there hasn't been more that have hatched since last night.
  13. oh btw heres a few shots of the parents this morning if anyones curious sorry my glass is kinda dirty and I havent had a chance to change the water since the spawn so its a bit cloudy.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9a73irzvlsz45p/20141217_102135.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/15xt86gglk1t751/20141217_102147.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lg68eb0c3cvhikh/20141217_102230.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjk2t1ywdump081/20141217_102240.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n93cmtpezd14n1q/20141217_102245.jpg?dl=0
  14. thanks guys! So as of last night till now i think ive got 3 that hatched..... do they hatch relatively close to each other in terms of time or can they hatch days apart?
  15. Hey all, not sure if I should put my question here.... but........ my ryukin girl and black moor guy had an accidental spawning... I managed to save maybe about 20-30ish eggs and they are now starting to hatch! Super exciting, but I'm wondering what I should expect from this spawn/the general traits some will have? Like should I expect the telescope eyes and the ryukin hump or some sort of combination of these traits? I know most wont be perfect, but I'm just curious about the possibilities. Thanks!
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