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  1. Yes, i agree about cleaning it up. I was planning on doing that after the picture. Thank you!
  2. Hi all, I know it's been a terribly long time since I posted on here, The last of my goldfish died in 2006 and I didn't replace it because I went off to a college that only allowed 2 gallon tanks. Anyway, I have a question for you all. I am fish sitting this guy, Gus Gus for my brother and sister in law. We aren't sure if he is a comet, or a koi or something else. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
  3. I don't know how it happened, but Buddy had been so healthy for more than a year. He had previously had almost two years of health problems, and he was probably the most deformed Oranda I have ever laid eyes on.Yesterday, he was fine when I did one of my several times a day tank checks on my goldie tank. The scales were smooth against his body and he was eager for food. Then last night, I went to go feed and get the fish ready to go to sleep, and there he was. He had dropsy, and he was dying. I stayed up until he died, and I'll be burying him tomorrow. I had him for three years, and I am really really going to miss him deformities and all.
  4. Fuego wouldn't eat for me last night, and he had a large lump just behind his gills and in front of his bottom fins. I am thankful that at least he did not suffer long, but I miss him terribly. I won't be able to get a new fish until next spring because I will be trading schools for a semester and I probably couldn't bring the new fish. I wish I new what exactly had been the matter with him. He was two years old when he died.
  5. Well, my tank is salted, but I did not have a tank crash or anything like that. I'll check my params asap. I have been extremely busy with college finals.
  6. Oops I just realized I posted this in the wrong place. Could someone please move this for me? Thanks.
  7. I know that they get very attached to each other. I nearly lost my part oranda Buddy, when I lost my fullbred oranda Patches a few months ago. I had just introduced two new fish into the tank, Amigo a blue oranda, and Bubbles a black moore. Bubbles and Amigo didn't seem as sad, and they seemed like they were trying to comfort Buddy. They stayed right by him, and very nearly under his front fins almost all the time until he started eating normally again.
  8. I have a year old part oranda goldfish that is losing it's tail. It is in a 55 gallon tank with two other goldfsih who have not lost any fin. The other two do not seem to be picking on this particular fish, and I've already treated him for any possiblity of ich despite the fact that I haven't seen any white spots on him at all. I'll post my data on the tank after I check it this evening. The fish has lost three out of four of the spikes that made up it's tail. I did a 1/2 water change about two weeks ago. The other two fish are under an inch in size, and they have been in the tank for about four months. The part oranda is three inches and has been there for almost a year and a half. I'm really wanting to know what's happening there because I really love this fish. Like I said, I'll post the rest of my data asap.
  9. My fish actually hide in their little caves when ever they see me pull out my camera. They seem to know exactly what it is I'm about to try to do.
  10. Thanks guys. The tubs should work very well glitterfish. You'll just want to make sure that the fish can't jump out.
  11. Well, I put my two Orandas in two five gallon water jugs with oxgen pellets, wrapped the jugs bottoms with plastic bags to stress them out less. The journey was about three days from NJ to Oklahoma. I'm not sure how many mile that was from Jackson, New Jersy to Tahlequah Oklahoma. I kept my betta Flame in his tank with the water at half level. My mistake when I arrived was that I filled a fifty five gallon tank up with water from the hose which had had water setting for weeks without adding salt. Angel started zipping around the tank about two days later, and a little less than a week later, she was gone. Patches quit eating then, so I went out after treating my tank, and bought Buddy my calico.
  12. I checked the site out, and while the fan tails were nice, they (at least to me) didn't hold a match to my Orandas.
  13. It wasn't the move that killed Angel. I got parasites in my tank after the move. I'll probably get a red cap Oranda when ever I get a new fish because you know that you can never really replace a fish, another one just comes into your life. I just never do forget the others that died.
  14. Ok, maybe I'll just stick with Orandas. I'll probably get a red cap since I don't have a lot of money that I can spend.
  15. How do I get to that site? Thanks.
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