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  1. I agree. This is an experiment that makes me think of all the other pointless inhumane experiments that have been done to animals, i.e. screwing up birds sense of direction in a lab and watching as they die trying to migrate in the wild. Goldfish are ment to see sunlight, so they should see it. Forget how interesting something might be.
  2. yeah seriously, get ahold of the people at the top of that ladder and relate the situation.
  3. wow, I did not know about this! I even saw some at one of my fish stores. Some of the little clear tetras or whatever they were, bright blue, pink, and green and yellow. I thought it was a natural glow! Well now, that makes me pretty angry. Why must we always screw with things, living things at that? Our scientific curiosity is great and selfish and harmful at the same time. I am going to see if they know about that at the pet store, or if they think it was natural too. They are very well-meaning people, but I suppose capitalism rules eh?
  4. thanks for the site! Allthough I have kept snails for years now and I know a lot about them, I just moved last summer though and the water here is quite different with Ph. Just trying to get used to it all, Ive never had a problem such as this one until I got here.
  5. Allright, symptoms are starting to clear. Today is tuesday, second does was given yesterday. I think it's doing the trick now. Ill update a day after the 3rd dose and we'll see how its going.
  6. Sorry your fish died, at least it had some good time with you-a responisble owner. And again, I compliment you on the clarity of your photos! Remember in a past post of pictures of yours and I asked to use your photos in some art work of mine? Well I finished a metal etching of Mars and it has turned out REALLY good. I loved his pose! My professor really likes the prints as well. It was from the photo on this post: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...showtopic=52831 Third one down. I am going to do some final prints tomorrow, and I will make a new post somewhere, probably goldfish disscussion, of it for you. I found another pic of Mars that Im also planning to do an etching of, if you don't mind of course. Thanks so much for the good inspiration material!
  7. wow somebody else who lives in WV! What part are you in? I am in southern WV, near beckley. Its been a recent thing, the ban on selling snails. One of the fish stores around here still carries them, but thats because the owner whom I know pretty well told me he bought a whole bunch of them before they were made illegal (and I think he may be breeding them.) I need to go get a couple. I thought about attempting to breed some myself so I would always have some, and I could use some of the little ones for feed for my various other fish. Who knows though. Oh I jsut read on your profile that you live in morgantown, are you going to WVU? We're both 20 also lol. AND we both draw and paint. I am an art student at Concord University. Did you do the drawing of this goldfish on your avatar? I'm working on several metal etchings of oranda's and fantails and have plans for a series of watercolors on each goldfish breed. Sorry to change the subject so much, its just weird how much we have in common.
  8. Ok I have two questions about snails. 1. I have a big male golden apple snail. His shell has seemed to be cracking and/or generally degrading lately. I suspect her has some kind of bacterial problem, would this be true? He is still otherwise eating and being active. He lives in a 10 gallon with a betta, two cherry bards, and an african dwarf frog. I have never had to treat a snail for anything before, how would I go about taking care of this? The ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are all stable and at good levels. 2. Where can I get snails online??? I live in West Virginia and they are now illegal since some idiots have been letting them free and they ate important crops. Will I even be able to get them shipped to me? hmm...
  9. Well, a month or so ago they started breaking out (mainly the two white ones) with some kind of bacterial and/or fungus infection that was causing red streaks to appear in the fins. They were pinkish and inflammed under their chins and around their eyes and the bases of their fins. So I treated with a Jungle brand fungus only treament that the lfs owner recommended. It was working, and I stopped treatment as all visibal symptoms were gone. I went to my parents for a week during thanksgiving, (a knowledgable friend fed them while I was gone,) and when I came back they still looked ok, but then a week or so later the same symptoms started showing their ugly faces again. I have a sneaking suspician that bloodworms I feed them twice a week are the culprit, since the water levels have all been pristine and no new fish have been added. So no more bloodworms, and now I started this other treatment that includes bacteria AND fungus (just in case that it was bacteria as well, and this may have been the original infection that just wasn't finished off.) So I don't know. So far symptoms still persist. I just now changed 50% of the water and added the second treatment. I can do another one in 4 days. Water levels are still good and im keeping a clsoe eye on them since I am sure this treatment is killing some of my good bacteria. It is aggrivating though, and I was hoping somebody else had experience with this particular medication, must be a new one?
  10. Does anyone know of a small filter, 2-5 gallons or so? I have a little one by Whisper brand, but frankly, it sucks. It worked well for a few months, and now its done for. I like to keep my 2 gallon baby betta tank filtered. Know of anything else??
  11. hmm so would it be good and ok to vary between omega one and hikari? I have always wanted to try the lionhead pellets, but got in with omega and learned that it was such a good food I stuck with it. Would it be even better to creat variety between the two? Or will using two different pelleted food upset digective systems?
  12. wow, thats terrible. I believe I may cut them out of the goldfish diet then, because it did seem like I had gotten rid of that infection, and then poof, its back again after some more bloodworm feedings. Thats too bad the fish love them. You think I should stop feeding them to my bettas too? They aren't showing any problems, they might not be suseptible to it like the goldfish....
  13. Has anyone ever used Jungle brand "Binox: extra strength" for fungus and bacterial infections? I am using that on my tank since a previous fungal or bacterial infection started to come back after the last meds (that were only for fungus.) I am wondering if anyone has experience with is and if so how long it took their fishes symtoms to clear. With this you treat every 4 days. I have only done 1 so far, the 2nd is on monday.
  14. thats the way it was with mine! I have a white oranda and a white lionhead and they got red flushes on their tails which began red streaks, and the orande oranda hardley had anything at all. Well, I believe their bloodworm days are over, just tobe safe.
  15. Well Im glad for that! I feed omega one sinking pellets.
  16. hmm, now thats interesting. When my boyfriend found out how allergic some people are to bloodworms, he did masive research on them, and found out that freeze dryed ones are a lot less likely to contain any kind of harmful agencies, I mean how could they, its freeze dryed! But the evidence exists lol, anyone else know anything?
  17. Can feeding freeze dryed blood worms possibly give a bacteria/fungul infection? My two oranda's and 1 lionhead can't seem to shake something like that (on new meds now) and I just read that they can get those kinds of infections through live bloodworms, think they could from freeze dryed ones as well? I occasionally feed them those.
  18. That is seriously a big problem. It seems like a lot of people would rather get right to the point of their particular question by asking somebody than to research until they find it, learning other things along the way. I see SO many of the same questions over and over, its almost like a series of the same ish questions cycle throughout the forum every few weeks. I wish people would read more of whats allready there.
  19. yeah thats definately something to keep in mind. That's why its so important o research anything from as many different sources and possible and then compile like info.
  20. I used to breed harlequin rabbits, they are so beautiful and with such a natural physical appearance. I bred other rabbits too, but now I am down to one bunny as I started college and don't have time/space for 10 of them lol. I am excited to get back into it later on in my life. I also have 2 guinea pigs, 2 rats, 2 ferrets, 2 cats, and 2 tanks. 2 much probably lol.
  21. I agree that the new person shouldn't be reduntantly shouted at to do the same thing (however the right thing) over and over, but they do need to be told. They came here to get info obviously, so thats what they are getting. But, one thing about this site and any other informational/discussion forum is that one mod (usually) will answer the new person (or anyone) with an informative answer. Then 10 or 20 other people, regulars of the forum usually or other mods, say basically the EXACT same thing. If they have something different to add, thats fine. But the redundancy can sound to a new person more like force and inconsiderate shouting than helping (though I know its not ment to be.) I think if its been said and its been said correctly, then there it is, and thats good enough. No reason to make your post of agreement, especailly if 10 other people allready have.
  22. I can second that, my chinese became horribly agressive and annoying to my goldfish and I promptly removed him. Wouldn't suggest trying it.
  23. No reason to get upset. I agree that probably the biggest, but certainly not that only, component to SBP is due to how the fish have been bred to be more and more short-bodied. That is breed standards now, so of course some breeders want to eggagerate it. This is not going to come without punishment, as is the case when selectively breeding any animal. I basically just thought this was an interesting article because I hear a lot about "don't feed your fish off the surface because they will suck in air" and thus cause SBP. I just didn't think that was very likely, or a very large component to the problem.
  24. So I came across this article about swim bladder problems and diet. I was looking around for additional info since one of my orandas has had repeated problems despite different actions taken. This is an interesting and sensible outlook, what do you think? http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/...wim_bladder.htm
  25. that is what I initially figured as well. They may be trying to genetically breed some of theit lines down to a smaller size so people can get away with keeping the fish in a smaller area, if it is happening anywhere. Not all breeders are in their hobby for outcomes of beautiful healthy big goldfish, many are simply doing is for an income, supplying to any fish store they can. I don't think most are like that thank god, but some are, just with any other animal. This person's two fish are probably just genetically different and are growing at different rates. My two orandas, from the same tank, are doing the same thing.
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