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  1. Long time no see! At the moment the first oranda pictured is the only one remaining in the pond. We have a broken pond pump at the minute so a slightly disastrous pond. Will hopefully get it sorted soon. Little red cap is no longer a red cap nor little and ended up staying indoors!
  2. Really hoping this is April Fools.
  3. I had a SunSun and its flow rate was appalling. It held up for a couple of years, though. I have a Fluval 306 now and I love it.
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 20ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 20ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit * Water temperature? unknown, probably around 60ish * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gal quarantine, 2 days * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? there's a small filter, no idea what turnover * How often do you change the water and how much? have been changing 100% every day I was trying to upload pics but my internet is so slow that it isn't happening. He has a tiny white spot on his dorsal fin as well as one on his tail. He has spots on his wen too but they look like growth to me. He has breeding tubercles on his opercula and rays so they could possible just be tubercles too. (?) He's eating fine but he just can't get off the bottom without lots of effort. He was fasted yesterday, eating again today. His mum had endless swim bladder problems too, in case that's relevant. On hand I have erythromycin, flubendazole, dimetridazole and some packets floating around which I think are triple sulfa. I ordered epsom salt (will be here monday) as something leaked all in my old bag. I have sources for a few other meds if needed. Thank you! * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? today (technically yesterday, lol) 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? just him, oranda/fantail mix about 3" long * What kind of water additives or conditioners? seachem safe * What do you feed your fish and how often? sinking pellets, small amounts a few times a day, usually supplemented w/ veg * Any new fish added to the tank? - * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. none * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? white spot on dorsal and tail fin and wen growth spots (?) odd stringy poop * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? stuck at bottom
  5. I loooove the "fancy orange thing" You also reminded me that I need to weigh my fish!
  6. "Normal" lifespans vary so much. My mother has a 13 year old single tail and some cousins of mine had a weird looking singletail with a wen that lasted nearly 20 years. Even then a fish can die of "old age" at just a couple of years old.
  7. ^^ Actually now I've taken a second look, they do look like lionheads.
  8. I think you should kidnap those ranchu for me... Everything looks really good there, though.
  9. That's quite heavily stocked. More water changes would probably help. Also land plants with their roots submerged would help use up whatever the algae is using, e.g nitrates.
  10. I really like Robin's shape. Both look great though.
  11. ^^ It looks a lot like wen tissue to me as well. Also, I'm not sure about fish but eye lenses do (rarely) dislocate in other species. They can also get cataracts.
  12. I noticed you're in the UK. All Pond Solutions sell canister filters for reasonable prices. https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/filters/external/ They also sell on amazon.
  13. I ordered a 50L tote after. It'll do until I can bring myself to spend £80+ on a 20 gallon tank!
  14. A Welsh name? That's pretty cool. That's great that a 10G is working out. I can't fit that tote anywhere width-wise unfortunately. If I got him a 30" 20 gallon, would it suffice? That way I can have a display tank and he can have more length to swim. He's pretty slow anyway.
  15. I was wondering something similar with a fish of mine. I hope you find a solution!
  16. I just remembered this thread. The pond's waiting 'til 2017 as I've had a lot of fish deaths. I think I'll stock with single tails, or something.
  17. My ranchu is blind and also not coping with the depth of his tank, so I want to keep him separate. He's about 3 years old and only grew to about 2.5" in a 60 gallon tank. At the moment he's chilling in my 10 gallon tank where I grow out plants, and slowly destroying it. He's pretty happy, and I was wondering if he could stay there. I've had no water quality issues so far. Is that a bad idea? Also, what would be the most gentle filtration for him? Sponge filters are my enemy!
  18. The shrimp is bigger than the chu I think haha
  19. I am a bit worried that he'll think the shrimps legs are tasty. Think the shrimp may have to stay put, lol.
  20. I was wondering if anyone here had gotten away with keeping bamboo shrimp with goldies. I've seen a few stories elsewhere where it's worked. I need to move my tiny 2-3" ranchu to a shallower tank, and also need to make space where my single bamboo shrimp lives. The ranchu is blind so it might be OK. Opinions please!! (Edited to add that I am planting the tank.)
  21. Happy belated birthday to him! He's a cutie.
  22. Have you ever had to give a goldie time out? Yes, but only once or twice when they've attempted to breed and gotten a bit carried away.
  23. I have a teeny little ranchu with 3 big fantails. I've noticed no problems. I do however keep a 20G and a spare filter in case they need "time out".
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