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  1. It looks great! I'd set up a pond, except for the cost involved, and the risk of predators. (My neighbors have an "outdoors" cat.)
  2. So he's either something that was supposed to have a dorsal and barely didn't, or something that wasn't supposed to have a dorsal and almost did.
  3. Hmm... *Flat-bodied *Fantailed *calico *No dorsal Weird ranchu with no head growth and a flat body? Mutant common with a double tail? Perhaps a wakin with no dorsal? I have no idea. I think he's unique. BTW, What is that bump on his back? is it a partially developed dorsal fin? I'm worried it might be a tumor.
  4. From what I can tell, (Just did some web-searching) it is a intermediate between a Wakin and a Ryukin. I suppose they are extremely hard to find, and I only found one picture of them by doing a google image search "Watonai Goldfish".
  5. I'm happy with my whisper, but it did seem loud at first. I have one of their smaller models though. Try adding a strip of carpet or something under it to decrease the vibrations. That worked for me.
  6. I think it's most likely that he died before the fish got him, like Brandon said.
  7. That looks pretty neat. I've got a pothos (I previously had no idea what it was) and I think I'll try that. It's been growing hydroponically (No soil) for about 3 years now, so it should be an easy switch.
  8. I don't know if you could tell if it's cancerous. If it gets really bad, there's probably some way of removing it but I don't know. None of my fish have gotten a tumor, and I think it's somewhat uncommon. You should resolve the overcrowding. All the fish are probably fighting for oxygen right now, and that is a factor in his lack of activity. (He already has a disadvantage) You could also add a bubbler to the tank to help the oxygen and upgrade the filter. If he still has problems breathing, you could add some aquarium salt. Reduced gill function is sometimes caused by loss of electrolytes through the gills , and the salt helps replenish them. Of course, that still doesn't resolve the tumor. Maybe someone else knows about tumors.
  9. Welcome to Koko's! I'll try to sum up everything I can. Your tank comes out to about 50 Us Gallons. Your tank is slightly overcrowded and it sounds like the filter is also underpowered. Here on Koko's, we recommend 10 gallons per fancy goldfish and 20 per flat-bodied fish. 10x filtration is also important. For example your filter should be rated at 500 Gallons per Hour. A 20 gallon tank would need 200 Gallons per hour. (GPH) I think you should be changing the water more often. A test kit would be a good thing to buy if you don't have one yet. That way, you know exactly what's going on in the chemistry of the tank. I don't know what the lump could be. Possibly a tumor. Could you post a pic on photobucket.com and give us the link?
  10. I don't know. personally I would use a towel, but I'm just over-cautious sometimes. Then again, the tank's already filled. It's your choice.
  11. (1/8) inch = 3.17500 millimeters You can use Google as a conversion tool. I typed the following into the search box and hit enter: convert 1/8 inch to mm
  12. I once purchased a 10 gallon for 10 dollars, a 5 gallon was a freebie, and I paid 5 dollars for a 2.5 gallon with a filter. I keep the 10 as an emergency tank for goldies and the 2.5. as a spare Betta tank. I only buy things when I see a really good deal.
  13. That looks like quite the project. Good work!
  14. A tosakin moor? Now that's cool... And what a deal!
  15. The owner of a fish store around here used to breed pearlscales, but he recently passed away. Golfball was one of his fry.
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