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  1. Hi all. After my fish of 7 years Nymeria died last year, I've tried tropical fish keeping as something different. It was fun at the start, but I never had that same connection I had with goldfish. So now I have gone back to goldfish! Here are my two new ones I got today. A little cute orange oranda and a red cap I'm in love again!
  2. This is my first blog I've ever done, on the first forum I've ever been apart of To start off with; things are going pretty well in my 20 gallon goldfish tank. It's a Blue Planet Classic 70 litre and its been running since a month or so before last Christmas. Originally I had some larger substrate in there, then later on I changed to a much smaller, more natural looking substrate from the already natural looking larger substrate haha. I have recently removed all substrate and turned my tank into a bare bottom tank after my very first goldfish, El Scado Del Diablo, died from swallowing a bit of gravel. I'm planing on upgrading to either a 40 gallon tank or a 50-55gallon tank. I'd like to get the 50-55 gallon because I want 1 more fish, just got to work out how I'm going to do my water changes and so on because its a lot bigger. Anyways I'll finish of this blog with a photo of how the tank looks
  3. All right! Clemmy (Clementine) is out of QT and into the main tank. I'll be getting the 75 gallon soon and a canister filter, and then they'll be all set. For now, they're a little squished in the 30 gallon, but I'm keeping good track of the water parameters and they're all still pretty small. My plant is THRIVING on the nitrates! As you can see....they have decimated the anachris.... Enjoy! Speckle the photobomber! Pickle and Clemmy are racing... Clemmy is getting along just fine with the crowd! Rather good one of Buttons! They love hanging out in groups I liked this one! This one I think really shows the cloudiness in Mr. B's eyes...he's definitely sight-impaired, if not completely blind. She just LOVES the camera! Clemmy was adorable right when I first added him to the tank (yup...he's a boy, I'm pretty sure) kept swimming right next to all the others and copying EVERYTHING they did! It was like he was trying to find his "mommy" Cute!!!
  4. Hello all! I am more than sure there is already something about his topic started, but I just couldn't find anything. I have a 70 gallon rubbermaid stock tank that I keep outside. I have had the fancies outside now for many months, but just upgraded to the rubbermaid stock tank this last month. I don't have much of a filtration system, I have a small submersible filter that I keep the return end above the surface for a "water fountain" effect to add aeration and water movement... and it works surprisingly well. I have 3 water lily plants that are finally starting to really take off and grow strong and healthy. I have many flag iris plant bulbs in the water, too. I would love to do a DIY filter. I don't think I will have any troubles finding a good pump, especially one that would be 10x the filtration since it is a smaller garder pond. I've kept an eye on eBay (as I buy and sell on there) and see plenty of good quality pumps go for much less than they should. I'm more interested in the actual filter set up itself. What would be the best media to put in a outdoor tank? Etc.. Just something to get my mind jogging as I am very good with this DIY stuff Any links to other forums like this one would be fabulous too!! Thanks everyone!! This photo here is a few weeks ago... After I get the tank cleaned up today, I will have to post another photo so you all can see just how much that water lily in the photo has grown.. (I love before and after photos!!)
  5. Here's my silly little girl making some bubbles. She's started doing this for no reason and seems to entertain herself by making them and then popping them. I'm starting to think she's part betta fish. If you're worried about floating, she never actually swallows the bubbles. I'm also seeing that she's developing a matte brown on her head.. Is that the next colour change..? http://s593.photobucket.com/user/Mianari/media/videos/bubbles.mp4.html She's currently being treated for flukes but that isn't stopping her from having fun.
  6. Well, I did the thing. The thing I have seen SO MANY here at Koko's do, and I have SWORN I would never do.....I got myself another fish. It was totally unplanned! I had wanted a tele if I got another, but love my 3 babies to death and can't wait till they get their bigger tank. But I went to petsmart today for supplies, and this poor little guy had a rock the size of his eyeball stuck in his mouth, and he was so obviously in pain and distress I made the store clerk take the rock out, and figured....hey, I have a spare 10 gallon....and I'll be getting my 75gal in 2 months! My mom just rolled her eyes at me when I got home. Without further ado, here's the little fella! I haven't decided on a name yet. His mouth is pretty screwed up by the looks of it, from the "rock incident." I was also wondering....he'll be in the 10gallon for 2 months unless I put him with my other guys. They're in a 30 gallon, so it's already overstocked, but the new guy is little and I'm getting plants for the big tank tomorrow. Feelings? It will only be really overstocked for a short time before they get to fish paradise land! I'll hopefully be moving into my permanent home August 1st.
  7. First, let me thank you guys for this forum. You've saved me from frustration and fish deaths several times now, but this time I've got an issue I haven't been able to find a solid answer to yet! Today, I discovered one of my fancy fantails swimming nose-up, with a bunch of white fuzzy globs on it. They almost look like lint balls! I immediately worried, but since it doesn't look like ich, I decided to sit tight and run some tests. I googled it and found a thread here with a lady with a similar problem, and Trinket told her it was likely a pH problem. I tested pH and found it was barely registering with my test kit (straight yellow/6.0) so I followed directions from that thread and added baking soda. That brought me up to 6.4, and from my reading it seems moving the pH more than .4 in a day is harmful, so I stopped there. My ammonia came out just light of 0.25, Nitrite at 0, Nitrate at 10ppm. These levels are fairly consistent for my tank. I usually treat the ammonia with AmQuel Plus about every 3 weeks as needed. I need to get a KH/GH test kit, but $ is tight so it's on the list for next paycheck! Have any of you experienced this before? I think the pH issue is the problem, but it just seems like this tank always has some issue. I had goldfish as a kid and can't remember ever working this hard to keep them healthy! I've given more info below, as well as a video of my fish and my tank. Please don't mind the children in the background The best shot of the affected fish is at roughly 2:25-3:10 in the video. Any help at all would be most appreciated! As requested: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0-0.25ppm * Nitrite Level (tank): 0 * Nitrate level (Tank): 10ppm * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0-0.25ppm * Nitrite Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrate level (Tap): 5.0ppm * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): was too low to read with my kit (6.0) before baking soda, 6.4 after * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 6.2 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master kit, drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Marineland Penguin 100 (for 20gal) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? AmQuel Plus, Stress Zyme+, aquarium salt * Water temperature? 68. rose to 70 yesterday but went back down * How often do you change the water and how much? 10-20% bi-weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 20% changed 4 days ago * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gal hi-tank, running since July * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish total. 1 feeder goldfish, 3.5-4" long. 2 fancy fantails 2-3" long * What do you feed your fish and how often? once daily, TetraFin flakes * Any new fish added to the tank? not in last 60 days * Any medications added to the tank? other than those listed (conditioners), I added 1-1/2 tsp baking soda roughly 3 hours ago to help buffer the pH. pH changed from 6.0 to 6.4 * List previous issues experienced: Starting a new line here. This tank has been a headache from day one. It started off cloudy, yellow cloudy. Our LFS told us it was likely tannin from the river rocks we used and it would work itself out. After a few months it did, but in January our Kio jumped out of the tank (we didn't have a lid at the time) and one feeder died a day later. I cleaned the tank that weekend a bit too briskly and stirred up a lot of excrement into the water. My hubby and I had a fight and I forgot to change the water, which spiked the tank terribly. The second (still with us) feeder developed red streaks in the body and fins and upon testing I found the tank had ammonia, nitrates, and nitrite well over tolerable. I did a complete water change, conditioned the new water, and reset the tank. The tank has been clean and only had a minor spike or two of ammonia since. The feeder ("Lunk" is what I call him) has turned around fully and is currently quite healthy. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? One fancy seems to have what chunks of fuzz, almost like lint balls, on it's fins, the other only a tiny bit. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The fancy showing the fuzz was swimming nealy straight up and down prior to me adding baking soda to the tank to buffer the pH, but is swimming better now (thanks to you guys!!!) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I add 2 tsp of the AmQuel and StressZyme+ roughly every 3 weeks, depending on ammonia levels and other test results. I last added salt in January, and had plans to do it this weekend before this all happened! * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Video can be found at
  8. As every year, there are plenty of questions popping up about how to keep the tank water cool during summer time. The answer is: you don't have to. Goldfish are cold water fish because they can live in cooler conditions than tropical fish. This does not mean that the goldfish will suffer and die as soon as it gets warm. After all, these fish have been bred long before the invention of air conditioning and lived - and still do live - outside in ponds where it gets very warm during summer. A healthy goldfish can easily deal with temperatures up to the mid or even high eighties. The important thing is to keep the temperature stable. Adding ice to lower the tank temperature is actually more harmful than beneficial, since even if you manage to lower the tank temperature by a few degrees, within a couple hours it will swing back up, causing constant fluctuations which stress the goldfish, unless you add ice every couple hours including during night time. Instead, you should rather strive to maintain constant temperature, even if it is in the eighties. The only time where ice may be used is if - as it is in my case where the "cold" tap water during summer reaches up to 94F - your tap water is warmer than the tank water. Then you will want to add ice during water change in order to not suddenly expose the fish to fresh tap water that is warmer than their tank water. I am speaking from experience here. I live in South Carolina and have had no AC for years. My fish spend several months each year in water that's temperature is anywhere between 80F and 88F, and none of them, not even my "problem children", ever showed signs of stress because of it, as long as the temperature is stable. The only real danger with high temperatures is that warmer water contains less dissolved oxygen. In order to ensure enough dissolved oxygen for your fish, make sure to have a strong bubble wand or similar running in your tank. There also are a few ways to help keeping the tank temperature lower in a stable way, such as leaving the tank uncovered (increased evaporation), keeping the tank lights off (this might not be applicable in a planted tank) unless they are LED and don't produce much heat; as well as lowering the water level one to two inches. By lowering the water level, you will create much more splash from the filter outlet. The more surface agitation, the more oxygenation and evaporation. As we all know, evaporation cools. So a combination of open tank lids, tank lights kept off, and water level lowered a tad can reduce the temperature by a few degrees. When lowering the water level though, if you have smaller size tank or a heavily stocked tank, you may want to up your water changes a bit to make up for the decreased water volume. You can also have a fan blowing onto the water surface (I simply have the ceiling fans on during summer 24/7) to increase the evaporation and it's cooling effect. But of course, this will also have to happen constantly in order to prevent temperature fluctuations. Last but not least, small fluctuations during day- and night-time are fine, just like they would be outdoors in a pond, where the water would cool a few degrees over night. So as long as the only temperature fluctuations are somewhat similar to what happens in an outdoor pond, your fish will be fine with certainty, unless you have a weak/ill/overly sensitive fish I hope this info helps all of you that worry about the warm weather
  9. Not sure if I put this in the right place, please move it if necessary. First of all, how do you hold a goldfish? For close examination etc. Is there anything I should be careful of? Also, how do you weigh a goldfish? Also, related to weighing, I believe my fishes' growth have been stunted (can post pictures if you want to confirm), so what is the best way to get them to the size they should be? Thanks
  10. Well, I've pulled everyone out of the green water to drain the tank and scrub the walls to get rid of the algae, so I decided to take pictures of everyone to see what everyone looks like. Nova was taken out and placed in QT because he was bottom sitting. He's perked back up. He's probably going to come inside and stay in the 30 gallon tub along with Cream, and Sunny is coming inside and staying in a 20 gallon tub. Everyone's colors have gotten so vibrant. The pictures kinda don't reflect the changes in real life, but in person the differences are staggering! No constipation problems here! Caligos wen has just exploded in growth! It is truly fantastic. Sunny seems to be a girl! She has also began turning more orange underneath her spotted green coloring, previously it was yellow. Look at that belly! Mushu is filling out his ryukin shape, also becoming increasingly more red vs. orange. Renji and the nubby fin! The orange on the side is new. Renji may be a girl, and I'm not sure if I'd rename her or what. BF says Anoue. I say Nub. Unagi has gotten very dark. He is actually developing orange where the white in his fins were. It's a very interesting color! Cream battled dropsy and won, she has gotten pretty big, becoming the largest of the lionhead babies. I'm ecstatic about this, as her brother, Strawberry, passed away from dropsy ): Fio is looking plump and lovely. The small amounts of black she had have gotten much darker. I know the blotch on the side looks green, but it's actually black and on both sides. I've looked at it closely, and it is pigmentation. Sashimi was originally a panda. The orange used to be yellow as well. Tux! He is as gorgeous as ever. I think he even got bigger. His coloring has become more matte, I think this may be affecting his eyes to some extent but I'm not sure. Goodness I just love watching him swim so graceful... Anyways, I am trying to get the funds to build a pond so my stocking situation will be relieved. The green water was fun while it lasted, now hopefully I never have to deal with it again!! My wishlist now consists of tons of nitrate eating plants. Woo! Thanks for looking!
  11. I am buying a 330 litre tank (87US gal) I want to have goldfish, rosy barbs and a rubbernose pleco, would this be possibe? I know that goldfish and rosy barbs can go together and goldfish and rubbernose pleco can go together but would the 3 species be okay in one tank? I will be having a planted aquarium.... I will also be having 3 guppies in my 20 litre tank and will feed the fry to the goldfish occasionally, would the barbs be able to feed on the fry too? If i cannot have a pleco with the two other species or cannot find a rubbernose pleco i will just have the barbs and goldfish... What numbers of each fish do you suggest?
  12. Hi there, I have a problem and looking for some help. I had two goldfish, both nearly a year old. One of them unfortunately died today of a fungal infection. I was wondering whether this could affect my other goldfish? He hasn't been showing any signs of illness at all throughout the other fish' illness. However, I have noticed some slight twitching from him since I removed his friend. Should I be worried about him? Is it possible that he is simply stressed by the fact he is suddenly alone? Or will he be suffering due to my tank being sort of infected? Thanks in advance for any help, would appreciate any help asap so I can go and get treatment for him. - Mark
  13. Please post your findings too and we can all laugh together! A few to get the ball rolling... ^^ Actually this one might be slightly iffy, but the head shape seems more koi than goldfish to me, and I think I see barbels too... ^^ (p.s. I think we all agree that fish tattooing is unethical, please no debates about this here though!) ^^ This one is by far the most egregious! lol
  14. Hello all that might be interested I wish I could say I am a proud pondee (hmm, what is the correct term?) and a proud goldfish caretaker, but as I am so freshly new to this stuff I still cant. But I think happy, intrigued, intrested and a bit scared would be correct words. (i just joined yesterday, as one of my goldies got some white spots.. ehwell - so it begins... But here is a happier (hopefully) topic - the "showmeyours" one...) So it goes. Renovating a house. And an architect (a good friend) said that a pond (ok - maybe you'll tell me what to call it) would be lovely in the garden. And so - it was built. Only afterwards I started to get more interested in the complicated affair that is pond keeping. At first I didn't even think of the fish. Just a little water motif to liven up the garden. But then I started browsing around. First the plants and all the possibilities. I am not a very artistic type - so I can't seem to make things aestetically pleasant by using same plants. So I ordered around 10 different - one of each and planting began. I though I would leave it like that till next year, before I put any fish in (I still haven't moved there, so that would be easyer and it would be wiser and it would give a pond its time to establish. But, of course, the mosquitoes came (and they came big!). And I really didn't want to supply the whole neighborhood with thousands of them, so - the first settlers came. Way to early - the pond was only a month old (but water measurements (i know, i know - strip) didn't show anything drastic, so I felt kindda assured they would be ok. Only after a first purchase, I started reading more about goldfish. And a whole new world opened up. And wau, was this world large. And confusing. And interesting. And beautifull. And seemed sooooo complicated! .. okok enough already! Back to the water. So here is the basic. A rectangular inground pond. Cca measurements 2,5m x 1,7m x 1m. Oase 5500 pump in the corner, going through 11W UV lamp to a 30cm waterfall that is falling to an immersed waterbed (a couple of cm out of the water) filled with gravel and plants - that is hoped to work as a filter (any ideas - will it?) There is another submered "waterbed" on the other side (cca 30cm below the surface) with submersed plants. And a lilly - that is not growing that well.... And of course - some pictures. All taken with phone, it shows on quality. There are also two of the fish that developed a couple of small glittery spots. And a couple of whiter scales on the sides that look like they are harmless, just not orange...) http://s1064.photobucket.com/albums/u380/njubee/ Ok, now I really will stop. Hopefully I didn't bore you to death, but on the other hand - I didn't make you read all of the above And have a nice weekend!
  15. arianne


    I've always been a pet person. Over the years my family has had dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, frogs, hermit crabs, snails, guppies, and a betta. About 90% of the pets were mine, and I'm grateful that my parents enabled my animal-kingdom wanderlust, even when I led home three kittens from the forest as a child. But though I had vague memories of guppies in elementary school, and a betta in middle school, I never quite caught fish fever. Snails, now, I brought home from school one day in high-school in a cup, convinced that this was going to be the best experience ever. And it was. I cleaned out the ten-gallon tank left over from the frogs (who mysteriously escaped from the tank when the holes in the lid were taped over, one of whom was found later dead at my grandmother's house), filled it with water, and plopped my new treasures in. My snails thrived on left over betta food, and being common pond snails, quickly lined the tank with clutches of eggs. They were so cute, too, with their tiny mouths and antenna. Much cuter than the woodland snails I housed under my bed in a gallon ice cream bucket as a child, sneaking lettuce every night. And I loved them, for almost a year, and named every adult. Until we came home from a week-long vacation that summer to find that they had been virtually cooked alive on the second floor. That started a three year gap of pets, during which I explored other obsessions, such as sculpting in miniature, and the joys of fanfiction on the internet. Then I started college this fall, and, as some people will do when they are in totally new surroundings with limited contact with old friends and family, I got lonely. When I went home over winter break, my aunt recommended getting a fish to keep me company in my room. We were in Walmart at the time, and I immediately went to the fish section. There I found pink and blue pastel tetras. They were gorgeous. I went home that night and spent the next week researching fish and tetra care. What I found was disappointing. I'd never realized fish care was so complicated. Fish needed filters, and heaters, and bubblers were recomended, and you have to cycle your tank, and if you wanted tetras you needed at least five or they would nip each other. It was a wonder my betta had lived for so many years before jumping his tank, with care I had given him. With the knowledge that following the "one inch of fish per gallon" room, I wouldn't be able to keep a school of tetras(limit is 10 gallon tank at college), I decided to set up a 5.5 gallon starter kit, and wing it with a more solitary fish at the LFS. One of my younger brothers had gotten caught up in my fish craze in the meantime, and I went with the knowledge that I needed to bring him home a telescope goldfish to put in the 10 gallon that would stay home (he thought they were the cutest). So, over in the goldfish corner, I picked out the cutest of the telescopes. While there, I spotted her. The prettiest in her tank, a white and orange goldfish with gorgeous fins. I had to have her. So I pointed her out to the helpful lady who was scooping out my brother's telescope, and practically skipped home with my new baby. We set them up in their separate tanks (I read about fin nipping, and wasn't sure if they would get along), and set to researching goldfish with a vengeance. And then I found that I was still doing it wrong, and my cute little Vera, (and the also adorable Tiger, as my brother named him) needed more space. So now I'm trying to convince my mom to let me bring a 55 gallon tank and stand into the house. In the mean time, our two goldfish do get along, but Vera has moved to college with me in her 5.5 gallon tank. She's still a baby, and I'm hoping she'll hold out to Summer, when I'll take her home to bigger accommodations. So far she's a healthy, camera-shy goldfish that zips back and forth all day. She even plays in her bubble stream.
  16. Also, how can I prepare them? For the peas, I heat them, then peal them. Then I smash them into little pieces. I am afraid they will choke or something will get stuck in their throat!
  17. What is everyone's favorite type of goldfish and why? Curious as to why some chose the type of goldfish they keep.
  18. So My 30 gallon heater apparently is dead (I haven't had a need for it until tonight and just found out). I also have a 5g heater that I bought in error for my 3 gallon. Here's the deal: I have no central A/C or Heat and it's 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside. So it's currently around 65 degrees in the house and getting colder. I've moved her (edit: her = my female betta) tank into our kitchen (warmest room in the house). And I know Goldfish are more tolerant to cold but I do have the Chinese Algae Eater in my 30g with the goldfish. Is it OK to use my heater (for 5 gallon tanks) in my 3 gallon for my betta? Should I go buy a new heater for my 30g?
  19. Hello, I have 3 goldfish (had 4 recently, but one died ) Test Results for the Following: I dont have any means do do this.... any suggestions for items commonly available at chemist shops? Other Required Info: * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? : Some sort of canister filter * What kind of water additives or conditioners? : anti-chlorine drops and some general goldfish aid. * Water temperature? room temperature, around 20-28 degrees C, throughout the day. * How often do you change the water and how much? About 30-50% each week, filter is cleaned every 2 weeks * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Over 8 days 50%, delayed because I didnt want to do anything that'd hurt the goldfish. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 24x20x15 inches, running for ~1.5 years, with complete cleanings every 6 months (I remove all goldfish, thoroughly clean the inside, gravel, and change around 80% of the water. filter is untouched for at least 1 week, then it too is cleaned) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 Fish. the sick one is 2 inches (body) the other 2 are 1-1.5 inches, bought about a week back. * What do you feed your fish and how often? goldfish pellets, 2 times daily, soaked for 10-20 seconds, about 8 pellets each. * Any new fish added to the tank? 2, about a week ago * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) : none, was perfectly healthy till date, been around 1.5 years * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? : A bit of white stuff on the tail, might be poo, or nothing. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? : None, normal behaviour... maybe a bit less hungry, but nothing too radical. Also, I havent seen him poo for about a week. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 2 minute salt bath 1 week ago. http://imgur.com/a/pgWX4 <--- album 1. tank size, with inch ruler 2. food. bloodworms and pellets. 3. side view, notice the visible swelling 4. medical stuff. not the best quality, but its all i could get my hands on. I am uploading a video, will post later.
  20. hi new here so thought i'd post some pics and a vid of the 40 gall with a red cap oranda, butterfly moor and a ryukin the plants are anubias nana and elodea canadensis. filtration is a fluval 206 canister and a fluval U4. lighting includes on 11 w fluorescent cool white, 25 double bright LEDs (four blue) and thre underwater LED spotlights. these photos where a nightmare these were the only ones that came out semi presentable out of 40, the goldies just wiggle about too much lol. couldnt get a close up of the moor unfortunatly as he's the biggest wiggler of them all. the red cap spawen today and the other two are males so this has made tem extra exitable as this is there first time at it, so to speak, as all are under a year old. enjoy
  21. Goldie - Common Goldfish (orange) Speckles - Shubunkin ( black, white(blue), orange) Maella - Common Goldfish (black, bronze, brown, gray, white)
  22. Well, I finally figured out how to use my sisters camera to take pictures of my fish!! I tried tirelessly to figure out her aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings, and after many failed pictures I finally figured out that her camera is smarter than me, and using the auto setting with burst photos makes for some good shots I tried to focus mostly on my more camera shy fish, but a couple more snuck into some of the shots (; My newest fish Nova and Minnie are absolutely gorgeous, and the pictures don't do them justice. Minnie is the same Minnie that Ms. Jenny decided to rehome. I picked her up on the way down from Oregon and I couldn't be more thrilled! She is absolutely perfect and I can't thank Ms. Jenny enough. I hope that even with the overstocking (and plans for a second large tank) this is still a good home for Minnie (: And Nova, I found at a petsmart. I had never seen anything like her! She was labeled as an Oranda, but she is incredibly thin and long. I am not sure if she is just an Oranda or if she is maybe something different? What do you guys think? Without further ado, here are some better pics of everyone in the 125 (: Nova (: I was thinking about submitting one of these 2 pictures for pic of the week. Minnie, she was hiding in the corner and it was hard to get a good pic of her. She likes to stay near the bottom to forage for food (: Fio, wiggling away... A cluster of fish. Mushu, Nova, Sunny, and Cream Sashimi, showing off her color change. Camera focused on the dirty glass ): More clusters! Caligo, realizing I took a picture of her. She likes to turn away from the camera...... Sunny! Anyone know what is up with his coloring? And when I actually get a good shot, the light is too bright ): They all look 10 times smaller in this monster Thanks for looking!
  23. Do you want a goldfish you can carry with you, and not have to worry about water changes, feeding, or sicknesses? Introducing Mini Goldfish! I can capture the likeness of your goldfish and eternalize it in polymer clay! These guys are adorable! They can be made into necklaces, charms, bracelets, or just kept as cute little bottled goldfish (: These little figurines are tiny! In the bottle they are magnified by the same oil used in rice writing So far, I have made; Oranda - Guess who this cutie is? (Permission was granted by the owner) A Ranchu, my own Fio, the tilty chu (; A Ryukin A Comet And the little Telescope! Free personalization options: Custom fish Choice of glitter substrate: Blue, Purple, Yellow, White, Green, Pink Type of attachment: Necklace (cord and loop attachment), Charm (loop attachment), or just the Bottle Additional options: Plain white gift box - $1.50 Customized gift box - $3.00 ** Limited** Phone Charm attachement - $2.00 These guys are $5 dollars each, plus shipping. I ship by weight so it's usually not that expensive I can't say I can do international shipping because I have no idea how to fill out any customs or what the prices would be, but if someone wants to message me all of the info for international shipping, I can consider it and see if it would be something I can do (: To order, fill out the below form in a comment (: ** Just highlight and copy and paste the form if you aren't sure how to quote only the form so we don't have a bunch of long posts! x.x ** I accept check or paypal. When your goldfish figure is completed I will send a message with my paypal/ mailing information. If any changes need to be made to the figurine, please specify before sending payment. When you are happy with the figurine, payment will be required before shipping. Please include shipping information (: **Make sure the figure is what you wanted, as I will not refund after goldfish is in the bottle. My supplies are limited and I can't reuse bottles after they have been filled and sealed.** Please do not copy, distribute, modify, or use my works in any way without prior consent given. Consent may be given through sending an email to: charly.chic@rocketmail.com or through a PM to me on this site. Any use without consent will not be tolerated!
  24. Right after New Years I will be making a 17 hour move down south to San Diego. I have browsed a couple of threads about moving goldfish, but it seems the longest trips are only 4-5 hours. This month we are doing our planning for the move. I plan on using 1 or 2 sterilite tubs, about 36 gallons each to move 11 goldfish, and fasting for 3 days beforehand. It is a 17 hour drive from here to my home in San Diego, traffic permitting. We make about 4-5 stops on the way down. I will also have a couple of bubble wands in with the goldfish and my plants/bb's in a separate bucket. Has anyone done a move this long before? How can I give my bb's the best chance at surviving? What do I need to do for the goldfish on the way down? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I won't be driving, thankfully, so I will be able to take care of anything that needs to be done. I am so nervous about this, but I would rather make a crazy move with the fish under my care rather than giving them away up here (: Advice?
  25. I just got the 30 gallon yesterday and I had absoloutley no money to buy any decor. (You know, those times when you are like "Alright, total is $230.86... Wait I have only 130") Yeah it is pretty much always like that to me. xD Anyway, I am going to start buying some decor to put in the tank, but I wondered if Goldfish liked sleeping under silk plants or even in large LARGE houses. (My goldfish are only about 3 inches) I had two comets before and they liked to sleep in houses. So any Ideas? You can even put in ideas on how you think you would like to decorate my tank. 23 replies = Pics (It is because I dont have my camera right now to show you how my tank looks like, but if you guys think you can write 23 replies, I will get the camera for you!)
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