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210 Oranda

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  1. Will do it in the morning for sure!.. Now.. I've done this in a smaller container (perhaps bigger that what you describing and she in fact swallows some repashy but she spit it out.
  2. Hi Lisa..Thank you for "jumping in" .. I don't know if I explained this before but Im gonna shoot a video tomorrow morning to illustrate This butterfly doesn't even go near the food.. food hasn't touch her mouth in at least 7 days.. as soon as the food comes down from top, she runs away to the opposite direction As soon as she smells it (or looks like smelling) she runs to the opposite direction.. sometimes it looks really dramatic because she swims up and down in a corner like trying to escape from the tank Hikari (red bag .5mm) has a lot of garlic in it but that hasn't work either.. BUT.. if you still think that NLS might work with a fish that runs away from food I can order them tomorrow I saw Helen's video a few days ago and Im willing to try it.. however this butterfly looks (and acts) terrified of me.. Every time I try to grab her to put her in a small container she puts up a fight trying to escape from my hand or swimming against the net.. she just doesn't wanna be touch or net (at least by me) Something you should know is that she did eat the first one or two days.. however I'm perhaps guilty of overfeeding those 1 or 2 days and after those days she went to "lethargic mode" then had a HUGE poop came out.. I don't know if she experienced something so painful when pooped then that she is not willing to experience again.. (I don't even know if what Im saying is even possible.. Im losing it so Im starting to create explanations, ha! )
  3. Still no eating.. I isolated her earlier in a smaller container and added some food but nothing.. today is the 12th day without food and the 4th with metro powder Is there anything else you guys (mods) can think of to save her ??
  4. Incredible..!!.. 10 days and counting.. I cannot explain how this fish is still alive.. but thank God it is.. I'm perhaps hallucinating but I even think she looks skinier.. Today is WC day and third day of metro (re-dose day)
  5. Question.. I fed Metro food (flakes) accidentaly this morning (I dont think this calico ate) then I added the Metro powder.. They're supposed to eat nothing but medicaded flakes once you start but I don't want to overdose by doing metro flakes + metro powder.. (Im almost sure what your answer is gonna be but I need to check before doing it) So.. cancel the flakes and feed regular or continue w/ flakes for a couple of days (along w/ powder) to see if she eats some ???
  6. Last question (for the moment).. Metro treatment isn't "bad" for a fish that has no food intake for 8 days, right?
  7. Oh definitely..! I am not comparing Ken fish with Tommy's fish.. no way! huge difference there..So.. metro powder, right ?
  8. By the way.. the ranchu is living it!.. He's having a great time, eats everything & greets me (actually begs) every time im near the tank
  9. Ah.. I just noticed a couple of teeth at the bottom of the tank.. who knows if that's related.. The other butterfly is lethargic as well.. She eats very good but goes to "lethargic mode" 30min after lunch Ken (seller) tells me these butterflies are totally lethargic at first and they're used to the outside's (pond) life so it takes a while for them to get better but some never do I've even tried pushing gently the belly area to see if eggs came out, which Ken tells me is normal after shipment I was gonna start a Metro flake treatment but i see it pointless if she's gonna spit it out I have Kanaplex, Metroplex, Bifuran, PraziPro, Metro flake food, Kana flake food & triple sufla.. Im really scared of adding antibiotics.. Im having flashbacks of goldfishnet fish.. all died the second day after adding metro/kana combo But I'll do whats best for the fish!..
  10. They all arrived at same time (Tuesday,Sep 15).. I started the salt & prazi on Saturday (Sep 19) and removed both salt & prazi on Wednesday (Sep 24).. I added salt again yesterday (1%) but no prazi.. She had a "string poop" hanging ,a few hours after the salt was added yesterday (don't know if this answer your questions)
  11. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0-0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 75 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29G quarantine - since Sep 15 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? sponge for up to 80G - Marineland Pinguin350 (floss only) * How often do you change the water and how much? Every other day 85-90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday Sep25 , 85% * How many fish in the tank and their size? (Butterfly 4.5") - (Butterfly 4.25") - (Ranchu 4.5") * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day (Repashy Soilent Green morning) (Hikari bloodworms evening) * Any new fish added to the tank? 3 * Any medications added to the tank? Salt 1% (109grams) - PraziPro single dose from Sep 19 - Sep 22 * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt 1% (109grams) - PraziPro single dose from Sep 19 - Sep 22 * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No eating in 8 days!!
  12. Im super concerned about this one.. I don't know how long will it take for a goldfish to die of starvation I received it last Tuesday (Sep 15) along with another butterfly Wednesday (Sep 16) and Thursday (Sep 17) she ate kinda normal for a new/acclimatizing fish However on Friday night (Sep 18) she started to show no interest in food so she has not eaten anything since then I've tried the same food that DO gives them (Repashy gel).. also hikari pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp, & peas but nothing works. She shows very little interest in the morning when I turn on the lights but either she runs away from food as soon as she sees it or she spits it out I've send the video to the seller but he cannot figure out what's wrong with her.. even when she acts lethargic at times she acts normal the most I've even isolate her to force her to eat but she just runs towards the oposite direction where the food is I dont want to lose her but I cannot make her eat anything.. PLEASE HELP US (Im filling up the D&D in just a minute) thank you so much!!
  13. Thank you Sharon.. the link was very helpful I also found these pics in case someone else is asking the same question
  14. Wondering if anyone can tell me what should I look (exactly) when buying an "A" grade ranchu ??.. I know they're supposed to have a smooth rounded back with egg shape belly, short & deep body (rather than long) and a 45° tail However, I've seen "AA" ranchus with a "not as rounded" back so I get confused Im planning to buy from someone that is bringing them from Thailand and I wanted to make sure I get what Im paying for Thanks for your feedback !!
  15. Let me refrase my initial words.. It is definitely impresive.. but not natural.. wondering if any of them are suffering?
  16. Check out this clown fish and ranchus swimming in the same tank!!.. No clue how they do it but it's awsome!! https://fbcdn-video-c-a.akamaihd.net/hvideo-ak-xfa1/v/t42.1790-2/10840185_1542867685853303_1563109011_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjczMiwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=732&vabr=407&oh=b7ea6ad69e2538a14bc77855e938e156&oe=55E12321&__gda__=1440817151_7dabd9ba86fda407aaf323c8063b8288
  17. I'll give that a try.. I'll reduce the time the lights are on
  18. I have a 125G that has been running since beginning of March.. It is cycled already ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 20-40 Everything was fine until a few weeks ago my water started to get cloudy.. I used to do 40-50% WC weekly but now I do 35-40% twice a week. It gets somehow clear after the WC but turns cloudy the next day.. I believe I have more than enough filtration for my 7 juvies I have a small sump loaded w/ bio in the return area along with an algae scrubber and some ivy and I also have a FX6 filled to its max I was contemplating a UV sterilizer or the koi clay but I don't know if Im missing something now that might help Thank you for your help
  19. Craigslist indeed!!.. That's the cheapes (used) acrylic tanks you're gonna find..
  20. Ok.. so lets keep the PP concentration out of the question.. If I filled my QT tank with water then add the PP to reach the "desired color".. then I throw all my hoses, filters, airstones, etc to it.. How long do I leave everything under water ?? Is any of the "stuff" gonna change color permanently ??
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