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  1. The video itself is just a demonstration of a new synthetic oil. The fryer is not designed to have fish living in it for any length of time.
  2. Ugh, what a disgusting display for partywear.
  3. I think for the sake of goldfish, this is the one time I'll employ the meme "boobs or GTFO!"
  4. www.craigslist.com Used is cheap as free!
  5. In regards to snails, you might want to find a petstore near you that would agree to give you a handful of pest snails. You'll need a separate tank to cultivate them in, but at least you'll have ample supply whenever you need them.
  6. Thanks Trinket, I really appreciate all the advice. I'll be sure to keep you updated with the results.
  7. Well, the thing about Blindy is that he has no eyes. When I bought him from the petstore, he was being housed with ryukins that were significantly larger than himself, so I assumed his eyes had been sucked out.
  8. It has been getting warmer this month. During the winter, the temperature was around 60 or 65F, now the water is closer to 70F. He doesn't have a heater. Cross contamination is definitely possible, I share the same python for water changes, but the other tank hasn't had a new fish since I got Blindy. The goldies in my other tank aren't exhibiting any symptoms though. Do you think the warmer temps could have caused the sudden outbreak of flukes?
  9. It's just so weird that all of a sudden illness strikes. I wouldn't have been surprised if this happened when I first got him in October, but for the first 6 months he's been in super shape, then this last month has been downhill. Thank you for your support, I hope he gets better.
  10. They're pretty bad, they really look like he'd been in a fight with another fish and had his fins torn up -- very tattered. There are no lines (white or red) and the edges just look tattered, no discoloration or swelling. The spines appear to be intact, but the skin between is shrinking away. Do you think I should switch the meds to antibiotics or continue with the Parasite Clear?
  11. Obligatory info: Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level? 0 Nitrite Level? 0 Nitrate level? 5 (just did a water change, but rarely gets above 15) Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 8 Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 10gal, 7 months What is the name and size of the filter/s? 100 Penguin biowheel (100 GPH) How often do you change the water and how much? 90% change per week How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish, ~1.5inches What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime Any medications added to the tank? 0.1% salt for the last 2 weeks, today started Parasite Clear Add any new fish to the tank? No What do you feed your fish? Omega One pellets Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? fins fraying badly Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect..? Normal behavior tl;dr version: Blind calico fantail So my water tests aren't yielding anything unusual. I change almost all of the water once a week and I never salted until recently when I noticed the fraying. He's not exhibiting any other abnormal behavior: he still eats, he swims around very actively, no surface gulping, and he responds to sounds & vibrations. Fraying started about 3 and a half weeks ago and I let it go thinking that perhaps he had a fight with the filter intake, but has only gotten progressively worse. I don't have the ability to scrape for flukes and I don't think I'll find a vet who is experienced with fish. I also have another tank, 40 gallons with two fancies, neither of which are experiencing any symptoms. Any suggestions?
  12. Not to mention that "left over toys" often have chemicals that could easily leech out into the water and kill your new pet. :\
  13. Have you seen those plastic stiff wire meshes at craft stores? I think they're using for knitting or something, you can cut those to minimize the space required for your equipment and then use super glue or aquarium glue to fast it onto the hood.
  14. Check out the pinned Brown Algae thread, there are a lot of helpful tips there.
  15. Do you think you could get a picture of your whole tank? I'd love to see how they're doing together in the office.
  16. There's a list of compatible fish here.
  17. These are the cutest hunters I've ever seen!
  18. Looks like a spawn from a ryukin/oranda pairing. Very good coloring.
  19. I agree with pumpkin, you need to make sure you have some sort of staple food to ensure they get a well-rounded nutrition. (algae for soup) I'd rather buy human-grade spirulina then add one of those wafers to my soups. Wafers in general tend to have a lot of wheat byproducts in them.
  20. Well, technically they're in a big glass box, nothing's really going to be like their natural habitat... Lots of owners keep crazy-colored gravel, I can't imagine that it affects anything to the fish besides hide food & poop.
  21. Beautiful! Btw, what's the white cage in the back?
  22. I would recommend stepping up your water changes. You're pretty close to your max # of fish, from my experience I don't feel a change 50% change every 2 weeks would normally be sufficient. Try doing larger changes (~80-90%) once a week. If this is all caused by waste toxicity, then the best thing to do is simply increase the number of water changes.
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