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Caretta Rose

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  1. Thanks guys... That wasn’t easy. He hung on for a while, but passed quite peacefully shortly after the aquarium light went off. Almost poetic. Poor thing.[emoji3525] Keep on swimmin’ in goldfishy heaven, with unlimited Hikari pellets and bloodworms! I feel bad for the lone fish now so I will be looking for a tank mate in the near future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I will be euthanizing, likely within the next few days. Can someone refer me to the method? I have clove oil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. So I did a water test on the 10th Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10-20 I’m going to do about a 20% wc tonight. Still behaving normally, eating, swooping through bubbles, alert/active, but still swollen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. When I get home, I will do another water parameter test and see where we’re at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Looking worse, all scales on the body are now raised. It looks uncomfortable to me. He is still eating and otherwise behaving normally, but we are definitely a full blown pine cone at this point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow. What a ride that was. I’m so sorry for all you’ve been through and about your fish. I truly hope you’re doing ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Oh yes, I’ve got a lot of pothos! I’ll get some back in the tank. Should I increase epsom salt over time? I’ve added 1/4tsp per 10 gallons. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I really appreciate the help. I'm going to go back to weekly wc's but with less volume and try to keep the nitrates at a lower level. I'll keep you updated.
  9. This fish has had a lot of stress. Body shape/breeding is likely the culprit, I tried to be careful when selecting. Very floaty, sensitive to foods, sensitive to wc's, and now sensitive to nitrates? The other fish has never had a problem except for an odd tear in the caudal fin one time that healed on it's own in a week.
  10. I don't think I'll medicate, but I will treat with salt. I've picked up some epsom salt today. Do you recommend that I separate into a rubbermaid and treat with the salt in there or can this go in the main tank? The bumps disappeared with less frequent and dramatic water changes. I was stressing the poor thing out. Now it seems nitrates might be another added stress. So its one over the other! Such a shame and so delicate.
  11. Thanks Taryl. I’ve been stewing on this overnight and into today and I’m more upset about it. And also for the other fish for losing their only tank mate. I will do the water tests when I get home from work today. I have a good supply of kosher salt, but not epsom. Do you recommend using epsom over the other? I can pick some up on my way home if needed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I was hoping I wasn’t going to get a response like this [emoji20] This poor fishy has been through a lot with sensitivities. He is still acting normally. I’m almost considering euthanizing before it gets worse. I was really hoping at this point that maybe it’s a female and has eggs, but I know deep down that’s not the case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. My orange and white (used to be calico) goldfish, aka Tweedle Dum, has been looking a little lumpy lately. I probably first started to notice a week or so ago. Looking more lumpy/humpy than usual, almost like it's been inflated like a balloon. There is now a small hump behind the head and before the dorsal fin. The scales on the body are also noticeably spread out and kind of protruding, looking like pine coning. I can feel the bumps of the scales when the fish is in my hand. Still eating normally and swimming, not distressed. This is my sensitive fishy who gets floaty when eating very excitedly. Haven't had any serious cases of floating lately. They just had a 3 day fast while I was away for the long weekend, and still looking lumpy. I'm a bit concerned. Videos here: https://vimeo.com/345963169 https://vimeo.com/345960246 EDIT: They were just fed when I took the video, that's why it's "gulping"/chewing like that.
  14. Congrats to all winners! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. They are still so small! Congratulations, g-mama! I would be so nervous looking after fry and wouldn't even know where to start. I think I've lucked up with a same-sex couple, but if I add a third to the mix.... I'm a little hesitant just in case of a "happy accident" That's so funny that mom and dad are still busy - LOL. Good luck! Tis the season.
  16. I live in an apartment in an old building (ca. late 1800s), on the second story, with a 75-gallon tank. There was no explicit details about aquariums in my rental agreement, was it mentioned in yours when you signed for your apartment? What are her concerns about your 55-gallon? Is it in case it breaks/leaks? That's what insurance is for. If it's about the weight, there are ways to mitigate that with proper placement and understanding the structural design of the building. I made sure to place my aquarium along a load-bearing wall so that it could hold the weight. I also have a solid stand which helps distribute the weight more evenly. EDIT: Sorry I'm a little late here, what ended up happening?
  17. That's the plan! The water pigs tend to eat any new shoots that sprout up, but I would love for them to grow along it. It is a good sign indeed!
  18. I appreciate this info! I am hesitant to spend a lot of money on food products if it'll have an averse reaction with my special needs fish. I wish I could test them out first before going big. I am in southeastern Ontario. I am honestly in disbelief I'm having such a hard time finding duckweed around here. Seems like every LFS near me just eradicates it... somehow. I guess I could wait until summer and find some outside... lol. I'm impatient! It's been 6 months of winter already! Frogbit is considered an invasive species around these parts - I could probably find some wild sources of that and grow my own and keep it contained than in the wild. Could they eat that too? It's European Frogbit.
  19. Congrats! I wish I had clued in sooner that there was a raffle going on. Just caught the tail end. What now? Haha.
  20. I have tried many different foods and everything seems to upset this fish. The only things I've found that do not irritate his swimbladder are leafy greens and anything that seriously lacks protein, which isn't ideal. I think the agar agar-based gel foods may work. Now I just have to find some agar agar... I would hate to limit/deprive the tankmate who isn't sensitive to any of the nutritious foods. I'm still on a quest for duckweed so I can grow some and offer as a staple. I've started growing water lettuce and attempting to build a stock of it, but from what I've read goldfish don't like the leaves just the roots.
  21. I laid off the water changes for a little while and my plants have been sprouting a lot of new growth. What I thought was a weird looking leaf turned out to be a flower! Pleasantly surprised to see it!
  22. Thanks, koko! As well, I found tithras old recipe for gel food for sensitive fishies. I think I will try that as well.
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