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  1. Fishy is looking much better today, quite hungry actually. I don't see any spots on her so it must've been just the bubbles. For today's water change I am adding salt so that it is 0.1% I tried to order prazi as I just paid off my credit card (like an hr ago) and it didn't work so I presume I'll have to wait until monday to order it. She was bottom sitting yesterday but not today (just did a quick peek). Will post pics after the water change.
  2. For future reference, gentle cleaning of filter media in dirty tank water (or clean I just use dirty when I'm doing my water changes) is normally all that's needed, just enough to get the gunk buildup off. And I store them separately when I'm deep cleaning my filters but I only do that twice a year (before and after pond season)
  3. Forgot to add, I checked, ambient temperature of the room has cause the tank to increase to 72F. I presume it will fluxuate between 68-72 most of the time.
  4. There is no tariff on it. I may call customs tomorrow and ask if it is on the list or not. I did some digging there is one other place in kitchner kijiji that was selling it but it's twice as expensive. $36 for 100 doses isn't that bad for me. I'll buy their matala too just to make shipping worth it.
  5. Is my previous link the correct prazi though? That is what I was wondering, I can order it tomorrow and start it when it comes.
  6. That's my meggie She's 12 yrs old, she's been battling pretty badly these last winters, I'll be sad when we have to put her down
  7. Ok that would make more sense. The only thing that was tripping me up was this. But what you say makes more sense than what my head was trying to do. http://www.raingarden.us/feeding.pdf
  8. I don't think 3 days is crucial during a cycle as long as you redose the ammonia to the correct amount before you leave.
  9. JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH Look what I found!!! http://www.canadianpondsonline.com/prod374.html It's on the other side of the country but I could order it! Well I could pay off my credit card AND THEN I could order it! So does that mean it is 'legal' or it is legal? Can someone verify this is what I need before i order it.... *whiniest voice alive* DNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  10. Have you? Maybe I'll reread the import bans for my country then, I haven't tried to get prazi since june.
  11. I'll have to do some research but aren't carbohydrates used to maintain fat in goldfish? Isn't that why you are supposed to feed carbohydrates in the winter, so that their fat storage is available?
  12. Here is the issue with that. I currently don't have a heater, was going to buy one today but I can't find a heater that I can use in the basement (all start heating at 68F), so heat will have to wait sadly. (earliest trip into the city is next weekend) Can't get prazipro in my country. I plan on phoning the vets office to see if they have the powder since it is used for ear mites in cats, either that or they may be able to special order prazi for me. So that will have to wait. I am letting him destress in clean water over night and was planning on either 0.1% salt in the tank OR a 0.5% salt dip depending on if I find any flashing.
  13. They are very lovely LONG BODIED calico fantails, with blue undershading. They are so long bodied that they may stretch out to wakin (wait they don't have the tail for that) watonai status. One has a GINORMOUS dorsal fin and boy is he feisty. I am shocked he was selling them as fantails actually because they could've easily been sold as watonai's. My only complaint is their tails aren't that strong but I have another watonai I can outcross them with to strengthen the line
  14. Got a new fish from a tank of very unhealthy fish. I walked away and had to drive back because it was just so unique. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank):0 * Nitrite Level (tank)0 * Nitrate level (Tank)0 * Ammonia Level (Tap):0 * Nitrite Level (Tap)0 * Nitrate level (Tap)0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 KH 120 GH 180 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 kh 120 gh 180 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?API drops (ammonia) API strips (rest) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Just an air stone * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature?68F * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?QT Set up today * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?QT 10 gal, just set up not cycled * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 - 1.5" body * What do you feed your fish and how often?fasting while destressing * Any new fish added to the tank?QT * Any medications added to the tank?none * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?I THINK I see grains (ich) on the body, there are a lot of little bubbles in the tank at the moment, fins are frayed * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Phone died before I could get a video.
  15. So I got home with some new babies and my daughter was like... So she nicely held the bag open for me And they are very much enjoying their space Monster is enjoying company he's gotten huge!
  16. Golf balls! Then the fishies can push them around with their noses
  17. I think taking it slow brennan and getting a tank for your current fish and learning to care for them before adding any extra tanks is a good start.
  18. There is a pool lubricant you can use and you are wanting to lube the rubber parts like the o-ring. But from reading up on HOB filters (I don't use them so I am in no way an expert, koko is much better at this advice) sometimes you need to add a bit of water and kinda move the propeller with a chopstick to get it going after a cleaning. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/103650-aquaclear-20-wont-start/ I would try that before adding any lube to the rubber parts.
  19. Could you provide a more recent pic of him? As for the picking of live plants, it is a little more difficult for them to rip it up, they normally can only get tiny bits at a time. When he does eat can you see his throat moving? Does he have issues chewing that is preventing him from eating?
  20. So if the propeller won't turn, you can check to make sure it's on right or you may need to lube it up so it can turn, it also may have broken internally. I'll have to look to see what type of oil you use to lube it up.
  21. With the shrimp I'd say as long as it's not kept in any curing or preservatives, I know sometimes the precooked stuff comes with salt in the package. Do you have access to a scale? Do you know how much your fish weighs?
  22. What about the filter isn't running? When you cleaned it did you remove the propeller at all?
  23. I'm so sorry this is happening to you oerba, you have such lovely fish Just reminding you to check your filters incase they sucked up any rusty sand too. I'm sure you've already done that but I just didn't want it to get overlooked.
  24. How about a zero maintenance plant like duckweed? It lives on the surface so it's close to the light and heat, it proliferates easily and it's eaily found and disinfected. Since it's on the surface it won't be pulled up by your fish or obstruct their swimming space or your vision of your fish for that matter. Also I was a little confused on your posting about feedings. You say he is not tolerating a large amount of food but how many times a day are you feeding the fish? If there is an issue with sniping, you could try feeding the fish in a floating colander after your other fish is fed.
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