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  1. For those of you in Canada, The Fish Sempai is also carrying 'Crystal Ranchu'. I'll dig up some photo's of my last trip. I had already arranged to pick up other fish before I knew he was carrying those, but its just a matter of time. Come the Spring I'll be picking some of those guys up for sure!
  2. Nope Andrew still imports to the US. All of my goldies are from Andrew, he's an absolute pleasure to deal with. For awhile he wasn't able ship due to complications on the US side, but I believe the matter has since been cleared. I may have to go nab that little cutie myself! Lucky for me his farm is an hour away.
  3. I have the same situation in my 150 gallon Finnegan who is 10 inches has a mini twin Pepper. Peppers is about 3 inches and will sandwich himself right in between the big guys for food and even attempt to push them around. He does just fine with all the big boys and has been trying to romance my 11 inch ranchu which isn't really working out too well for him. She's just not into him. Hope your guys get along just as well as mine.
  4. What a cutie!!!!!!!!!!! lol Very cute shot.
  5. What's beauties Daryl! I broke down and just recently went over the border to Buffalo and now have a US address. As soon as the warmer weather comes I am going to pick up some of these cuties and bring them home. It'll mean hours of driving and sitting around until they arrive but it'll be worth it!
  6. Hey Fred, I had one piece hitchhike in on another plant and its exploded. I blend my into my gel food and the goldo's go nuts for it. If you have a 10 gallon or even a 5 gallon with a desk lamp it'll explode in about a month's time. Mine started in my killie tank and was so thick I couldn't see the bottom of the tank.
  7. I use shot gun wads which are plastic casings. They are cheap as anything and work just as well as bio balls.
  8. Leopard pleco's grow up to 20 inches and require 120, gallons for a full size and 20+ as they grow so I wouldn't move it in with the common. Leopards also require temps in the high 70's to low 80's, because of this it is much better suited to go into your tropical tank as goldfish are coldwater fish.
  9. The pond liner alone for my 600 gallon ran me $110.00
  10. OMG poor things, that's a funny picture lol. I wish mine were afraid of the python. My wackos head butt the tube as well charge it the entire time trying to get at all the goodies going up the tube.
  11. Yep sounds about right 2.5 years is the average life span. Hotter the temps shorter the life. Brigs do make an excellent clean up crew for fry as they create infusatoria. I do have a few juvenile brigs in my montezuma sword & carlhubbusia stuarti fry tanks they eat up any leftover food that would otherwise make the tank full of mulm but they are messy little critters.
  12. Do they look like black smudges? Sounds like as others have mentioned ammonia burn. Definately test your water params asap as others have mentioned.
  13. It could also be your nitrates 20 is quite high for both goldfish and pleco's I'd do a large water change 60% to get them down. High nitrates and ammonia in your water can be indicative of overfeeding, which I'm sure we've all been guilty of at the time. Hope your fish is on the mend soon!
  14. I have to agree with Michelle. I breed several types of snails one of them being p. bridgesii & you won't find one of them in my goldfish tanks, they are not compatible. Goldfish will pick at their tentacles, knock them off the glass and harass them until they are so stressed they lock up tight and die. The best companions/tank mates for goldfish are other goldfish and not too much else unfortunately & even that can be a challenge at times.
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