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    Stumbled upon Koko's from some research.
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    3 wonderful Moors and their fry.
  1. UPDATE: On month, 13 days. Some are already showing some darker black coloration. Some are HUGE, some are still teeny. All are eating brine shrimp and now whole pellets.
  2. Exactly, it's not 'ideal' goldfish care but at least it's basic information, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. After working in a pet store where SO MANY people have this misleading concept of how goldfish can live in a bowl, it frustrates me. When I tell them 'politely' that they CANNOT live in bowls they seem to always want to fight me on it. I show them the care sheets we have for the Nitrogen Cycle and care sheets on Goldfish themselves and they just say the same thing: "Well mine lived in a bowl for *blank* amount of years just fine". People just don't want to get these larger tanks for goldfish, they want to start small, and I think this video is a good way to introduce the goldfish care, with the hopes that people will realize it's not as simple as it seems and that they can build their knowledge from this video to research more about their fish's needs. What's good though is we have the right to refuse selling them a fish if we feel they will not properly take care of the animal. Honestly, if it's housed in a FILTERED TANK what makes you think you can stick it in an unfiltered/airated bowl? Heck even the feeder fish are in a filtered tank... I've turned so many potential goldfish 'bowlers' into betta parents that it still amazes me.
  3. So, a while ago I know there was a hate thread going on about how a youtube video gave incorrect information about caring for goldfish. Well I found this 'project' that really goes above and beyond how to PROPERLY care for goldfish and thought I would share, I doubt FishRUs is a real webpage but it's a well done video. Caring for Goldfish
  4. Growing growing growing! They're now 1 month 3 days. I'll get some pictures and a video up soon.
  5. The white powdery substance sounds very much like an ammonia burn. This happened to me as well, long time ago, my fish got little white spots much like ich then they started to get powdery and flakey. I tested the pH and it read slightly acidic one hour then deadly the next. I did water changes but it jut seemed to make it worse. Later on I found out that my tap water's hardiness was crud and made my water get horribly acidic. Long story short, if you can test your waters hardiness at home or a LFS it will probally give you some insight. You might have to buy a water hardiner/softiner like I did, and just add it to your water and all future water changes.
  6. UPDATE: Moved from 5.5 gal to 10 gal, added 50% more water. Still heated to 73*F. All size ranges, largest close to .5 inches, smallest well, small. Lost a few. Down to about maybe 50 - 60? Majority are fan tails, leaning towards broad tails, noticed at least two single tailed fry. Eating well, active and alert. Parents spawned...again. Not going to pursue raising those fry, don't have time. What's the youngest age/ best size you can ship fry at? I've got an internship that requires me to move clear across from CA to FL by Mid June and I know a few people were interested in these fry and I'd really like to get them into good homes but time is fleeting. I'm doing my best to fatten and healthify these fry so I can ship them out come June.
  7. Hopefully Roxanne's not to stressed out anymore. Great info Daryl, never thought to consider the males could muck up a tank so quickly!
  8. UPDATE: Fry are now 2 weeks old! And I figured out YouTube so you can check their video out
  9. They LOVE the mossballs, I was so excited when I saw that we carry them at work. Gosh, there must be more then my original guess of 50, maybe closer to 70-80? Thanks guys! First time this has ever happened with goldfish and so far it's been an exciting experience. Also, I should throw this out, Koko's GW members have first priority on these guys, otherwise the only other option is bring them to work and they can sell them. I'd rather not, seeing as not many people come in who are DEVOTED to goldfish. NO way will my babies be in bowls (we would NEVER sell anyone fish for a bowl unless it was a betta), or anything less than 10 gallons a piece...
  10. UPDATE: Removed the plastic plant and stuck it back in my 55 where it came from, but, added some mossballs to the fry tank. Fry are close to 10 days old and still growing! They're so amazingly cute! Sometimes I find myself watching them for hours on end.
  11. Kudos! Thats a great, professional and educated response.
  12. Welcome to Koko's! Yup, I had a funky pair breed. Though technically they were both telescopes, just different varieties. But yes, different types of goldies will breed!
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