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chelsea

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  1. hi guys..it's been so long since i've been on here! and i didnt think i would be, for a while, considering i havent had any golds in a few years and won't be able to afford any for quite a while i dont think! but life happens haha and as luck would have it, one of my friends in my dorm, she left school and left her goldfish to be taken care of by her roommate. the fish's name is Happiness and i can't really quite tell what kind it is because we have a water problem. its pretty round and i haven't seen a wen..what are the options? i forget the types of golds..sad i know! so, again, as luck would have it, while we are in the middle of this water problem (which i'll get to in a few) we also just inherited another fish. a friend of mine won it at a dance tonight (horrible prize, i mean really, its a living thing!) and she didnt know what to do with it. its a celestial and he is SO BEAUTIFUL and i couldnt help but take him knowing that at least a 10 gal with a roomie and cloudy water would be SOMEWHAT better than a fishbowl..or something else just as terrible. so i took him. his name is Bubba, haha, my friend named him. he's calico and really just so beautiful. he's in a bag here sitting on my desk, staring away at me. anyways, so tomorrow (i hope he is alright through the night) morning i need to get him in this ten gal. but the problem with the water is that it's super cloudy and we're not sure why? my friend is trying really hard with this tank but she's not to educated in fishkeeping so i'm trying to help her as much as possible. there is a filter on the tank which she keeps running...she just replaced the cartridge and it was one that didn't even need pre-rinsed? which i'd never seen before but then again, it's been a few years since i've had any fish. she did a water change the other day and took about 1/3 of the water out, not all of it. is that right? i dont remember how much i used to take out and replace. so its not that the water needs changed, and its not the filter. the only thing i can think of is that the water here is very, very, hard and very polluted. we're not even advised to drink it when we brush our teeth. she's using a dechlorinator in the water but what else can we do? i dont' want to have her keep having to buy things for this fish, i get the feeling she's a little overwhelmed by the task already. (she's not a KGW-er ) so...um...any suggestions? i really would hate to see these 2 fish pass away when they are so beautiful and healthy right now.
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