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  1. Welcome to the site! I've used the rounded edged gravel in my tanks for decades without incident. Yes it is more work but this no gravel trend is something relatively new. This is my opinion of course and I am in no way suggesting what you should or shouldn't do. I personally enjoy seeing my fish in tanks with some decoration and substrate. I commend you for being honest about your apprehensions. I think If Fish aren't your passion then perhaps re-homing them would be best for all involved. Best of luck to you and your Fish in whatever it is you decide to do.
  2. So sorry for your loss. Tvilsen was very well loved and cared for all the days of her life. A lucky girl indeed.
  3. Oh one tip that worked great was putting the dosage of Kanaplex inside a gel cube. Getting your fish to eat it is optimal.
  4. I just treated my Oranda who looked like yours (although not quite as severe) with two antibiotics. My fish had all the symptoms of bacterial septicemia. There is also a viral septicemia which is deadly and highly contagious. I put my fish in a 10 gallon hospital tank that was pre-cycled, salted, extra aeration and ready to go. I treated with E-mycin and Kanaplex as directed. I'm not a Vet. Hopefully someone with more authority than I can better help you. My opinion though is you're dealing with the same illness. Best of luck to you!
  5. Thanks for the lovely welcome! I have plenty more pics but I didn't want to over do it.
  6. Thanks! I'll go have a look at the fish look a likes (if I can find them).
  7. Thank You! It's so exciting to watch them grow and change.
  8. Thanks! My ultimate Favorites are the Butterfly Telescopes with flat eyes and I'm on the search for a very special white and red one. I do Love All my Fancies though and I adore Koi too.
  9. I've been thinking about making a gel food with Algae in it, by crushing up algae disks in a mortar and pestle and then just adding it into one of my gel recipes. I'm thinking all ages of Goldfish could benefit from this food. I can't think of any contraindications.....anyone else? Cute Fry!!!
  10. Also, if you see that spot of cotton wool fungus, have no fear! I successfully treated him! (Another rescue!) the store gave me him for free because he was so sick. I'm turning into a fish sanctuary.
  11. I was told the orange one is a Lionchu. Are they just making stuff up now or is this a new breed? He looks like a baby Lionhead to me.
  12. Here they are! My little boogers! Aren't they Adorable!!!? The white Telescope has a minty color above her central line that I have never seen before! I can't seem to capture it on film. Has anyone seen a Mint green color on a Goldfish??
  13. This is "Bucemi", named after Steve Bucemi for obvious reasons. He is not a Baby but I had to show you him!
  14. Thanks! It's always a work in progress. There is a baby Koi in there that will be moving to the new pond this Summer. I have two other tanks as well. I'll post the Babies now.
  15. Here's "Angel" named by my Granddaughter. My Red Cap Oranda was rescued from PetCo. She was barely hanging on. I just couldn't stand to see her suffering so I brought her home, set her up in a 10 gal. Hospital tank and treated her with two separate antibiotics, salt and the best food you can buy and make (I make my own gel food). She had a bacterial septicemia, scale loss and minor fin damage. She's on her way back to a full recovery. She's in the big tank now and looking great!
  16. That's "Manny" named by Grandson. A real character! He has a bent fin but we love him anyway!
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