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maniacholic

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  1. The fishes are in raised in greenwater. I highly doubt that
  2. BTW that was a months duration since the time I bought it
  3. I wanna show off~ I wanna show off~ 2 butterflies, Before Shots After hehe a good color and fin progress so far. I love the black markings~
  4. Logically, a light (or a wave) with high amplitude would be too fat to enter the slime coat, then enter the cells of the fish and cause activity. It's like trying to hit a pea size hole with an out of controll facet that's spraying left and right while the hole is directly under the facet. The motion of the water is too unprecise to cause any noticeble amount of water to smoothly pass through the pea size hole. But hey we needa get working if we want real results rather then speculation. BTW red light has low amplitude
  5. Lighting making colors more vibrant is nothing new. if you enter a fish market and look at the color of the fish which is newly caught, and look at a fish that has been in the market for 3 days there is a huge color difference. this is most notable on red snappers and titilation fish. In all lights there is a certain frequency. different frequency effects things differently. The study was made by with electron particles which jumped to between metal sheets, also the same study showed that the brightness has no relations to the ability of the light to make particles jump. So perhaps red light is a key source for pixels. I'll look more into this. Unless ofcourse awreiger wants to do the paper himself
  6. Your chances of ranchus are low, having a dorsal fin is a dominant trait
  7. the problem with eggs being fed to a large goldfish is that it may dirty the water. a fry however would eat microscopic foods
  8. I suggest you understock, a too of a concentration of green water can be lethal
  9. Fin length increase are part of aging for a goldfish, so no you can't speed this up by food.
  10. high protein does not necessarily lead to SBD, frequent constipation does, the alert should be feed a high protein diet with little to no fiber can cause SBD as that will lead to constipation
  11. There is a connection with white trails and internal parasite.
  12. perhaps your gel food is highly concentrated and is causing constipation. Try making a bit with a bit more water to see if it helps.
  13. try feeding algae pellets or the likes to see if there's a saMe occurence when using that.
  14. heh true but I don't think most of those topic specificly state what green water is exactly in there first post, I think this user wants a clearer explanation... although we can't get clearer then to say greenwater is a high protein single cellular algae, that processes amonia.
  15. Please check your poop level now and then to see if the current diet is still efficient. Poop should be short and as thick as spaghetti or a big thicker with larger goldfishes with nothing else trailing, the color should corespond to the food in the diet. With all the new fishfood people are trying I think this is one of the most important tip people should keep in mind.
  16. Shoulda did a bit of research before asking such a blunt question, mate. Greenwater is water filled with free-floating unicellular algae. It acts as a natural filtration system and also a great food supplement. It's commonly used by Asian goldfish afficionados to groom their fish. Here's a link for more info on greenwater: http://geocities.com/greenngoldsg/greenwater-frame.html heh take it easy, most of these guys in the forums are westerners, the goldfish developement here are a bit slow, we have no tosakins or jikins here. Luckily I live around chinatown, shipments from asian importers are mundane here.
  17. wah! you're so lucky that you're in alaska the cool temp must be wonderful for goldies!
  18. With so many viewers in such a short time, this might be one of the best threads ever!~
  19. that's so intriging, what's your grooming method if you don't mind
  20. It would be awesome if this is pinned, and btw it's also nice to expand on the grooming methods you guys used.
  21. chasing or really fast swimming can also be a sign of flashing or parasites, if you don't see any eggs I think you should check your water parameter
  22. I'll handle this BUM BUM BUM bascily ingredients are labled from the greatest amounts to lowest, like buying chocolate the way you choose the richer one is by the ingredients saying cocoa butter THEN sugar, so we need to do the same here... 1st look at the first ingredient it's usually fish meal which is okay but not great 2nd look for the ash contents, the higher the amount the less nutrients a goldfish can get (IE empty calories. fish or smrimp meal includes bones of the fish and shells of the shrimp which are completly useless so they add on to the ash contents) 3rd try to look for things that are less artificial (artificial coloring, vitamin supplements, etc) you can tell that they're less if they're listed at the bottom of the label 4th when comparing two label brands look to see when they start using fillers and find the one that has a filler listed further down in the end of the igredients (fillers are useless pieces of food with low nutritional value they come in the form of yeast, flour, and things like that so if one has corn meal in the 5th position after the first ingredient and another has it at the 8th, then the one at the eigth are a better bet fillers may also add to the ash content) 5th if the ingredients has 3 or less fillers that is a high quality food 6th although it's rare the best food for any fish will list "whole fish meat" or "whole shrimp meat" as the number 1 or 2 ingredient 7th which I don't think I should mention is look for something high in protein (that's a basic) and the one that fits this description is omega one which has whole salmon meat as the first ingredient and does not have much fillers another one would be hikari's label dynaflyx(forgot name) is better then hikari's label but it is rather hard to find (new word aquarium at 38th street between 2nd and 3rd ave in NY has it.) pro-gold starts out with fish meal within the first 3 ingredients but they are high in protein although not as high as hikari's label this rating here was based on ingredients and analysis charts the preference amongst users on this board is rather from experience which is not a bad thing
  23. <_< now i want a chocolate demekin im jealous of mookie now <_<
  24. BTW I forgot to mention a LONNNNG while ago, if the female is ready, just holding her is enough for eggs to spray out
  25. As a recent buyer of a starter pack from goldfish connection my opinion is if you have it dont buy it as most of the items sent to me were sorta "last year" items, the aqua master although still good in filtration can create a ruckus, the rena filter is okay but it is more overly praised, the diffusers where nice though, and although we may have it already the testing kit is loaded with all the basics, but the other supplies we can do without, a stand for an air pump we already have enough things hanging on our tanks, the four-way splitter was of low quality Lee's aquarium supply, and the silicone air tube was a bit less then required for an average 120 gallon tank with two diffusers. And on a note the aquaclear 600 was taken off the shelves of other markets for an unknown reason, and when i consulted with another on-line dealer he stated that the aquaclear 600 filter is a really old module and can easily be replaced by 2 whispers or another sort which would be more silent although they may lack the roomier capabilities for biospheres and the sort.
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