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  1. I took a few pictures of my two special needs babies Wakka and Chibi today. They are doing quite well and are as always the cutest things ever Completely random order.
  2. Hopefully you guys don't get tired of these two still figuring out how my new camera works and Otis decided to cooperate today. He's not the most graceful swimmer. enjoy! I have the goldies to thank for this sword falling over annnd i saved the best for last
  3. My oranda has been in the hospital tank for over a week with white puffs on her head, suddenly tonight after I did a bit of cleaning on her tank and she was fine at first but when I went in to check on her she was stuck to the bottom of the filter. I gently puller her from it and she was just floating around. I had separated her from the others because I was worried by her sudden bloating. Prior to now, all of her fins were up and she was a happy little fish but now all of a sudden she took a turn for the worst. I'm not sure why this is suddenly happening! Help!
  4. Figured it was time to get some new photos of my little baby fish, who aren't so baby any more. They've stayed small for ages and then in the last month or so have doubled in size. Sei! Who's I'm 80% sure is a girl now. Was hoping for a boy This makes me lol so hard: Minke! Secretly my favourite, and another girl. And this is Pod, sadly he's not doing as well as the others - he has a deformed mouth and can't eat so well and I have no patience to give him special treatment just at the moment... And this is Damon, who is an oranda baby, one of Sam and Dean's fry. Took ages to change colour, but finally got there XD Thanks for looking~!
  5. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 QT * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 QT * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 QT * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap)0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? quietflow 30 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, neutral regulator * Water temperature? 78 * How often do you change the water and how much? new water, qt procedure * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? today * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gals, new qt * How many fish in the tank and their size? 0 * What do you feed your fish and how often? twice a day * Any new fish added to the tank? this one * Any medications added to the tank? prazipro and salt * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) new fish * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? bloody streaks, ich like markings. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? not eating, people shy * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. PraziPro and salt 1% Hi everyone, I've been away for what seems way to long Been busy at home, work and with new projects (aka discus fish lol).... Anyways I'm writing today on D&D because my husband tried to cheer me up the other and got me a surprise fish... I almost had a heart attack when I came in after work yesterday and saw a beautiful huge oranda in my main tank... NO QT whatsoever, he just wanted to surprise me (he never listens to me when I'm going on about my fish nor the importance of QT). She'd been in my tank for 8 hours with the others and upon close examination she had some small white spots which he swears were not on her when he bought her, so assuming he's correct they appeared after being introduced in my healthy main tank. Spots on her wen may be wen growth? And the ones on her tail might be that her tail got sucked on the filter (Goldy used to get them all the time) - but I'm very nervous and anxious... She also has bloody streaks on her fins (maybe high ammonia from shipping? petshop told my hubby she'd just gotten in form US night before) and is a bit shy. I immediately set up my hospital tank and added salt to 1% and PraziPro because she looked to be yawning a lot... I tried feeding her last night and she wouldn't eat, tried all day today and nothing... Tried NLS pellets, Repashi soilent green, progold, krill, bloodworms, flakes EVERYTHING I had and to no avail, she just doesn't feel like eating apparently. I noticed she has a big wen and has a growth on her nostrils that resembles that of the pom-pons to some extent, it tends to get into her mouth and she constantly chews on it. Should I/ Can I trim it? I was thinking of adding salt to 3% and continue monitoring her and see if more ich like lesions develop. Also I'm scared that something might be in my main tank now... I did 2 back to back 80% wc after taking the big girl out but I'm freaked my babies might've caught something. Should I do anything to my main tank? Any suggestions? I really appreciate all of your help, I'm kind of desperate here... Here are some pics and a video of my huge sick baby...
  6. This is super long overdo, sorry. Now that everyone is healthy and settled and in the appropriate homes I got some videos for you all. The 75 is pretty bare, I'm trying to grow out some plants in the bubble eye tank. Here is my 56 gallon bubble eye tank. The large calico is Dolly, the small calico is Kai, the red and white is Dino and the black is Sampson. And here is my 75 gallon oranda and Ranchu tank. The big Ranchu is Raichu, the medium one is Bowie, the small Ranchu is unnamed. The tiger oranda is Scarface and the black one is Dice. I hope everyone can see these this time. Let me know what you think or I'd you have any fun name ideas for the littlest ranchu
  7. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0.25 ppm * Nitrite Level (tank): 0 ppm * Nitrate level (Tank): 15 ppm * Ammonia Level (Tap): ~0.1 ppm * Nitrite Level (Tap): 0 ppm * Nitrate level (Tap): 0 ppm * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 8.0 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): ~7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra Whisper 20gal * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Tetra AquaSafe * Water temperature? 75*F * How often do you change the water and how much? ~30% once a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday, ~5gal * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gal, 1 week but upgraded from established 10gal * How many fish in the tank and their size? 7 (was 8 until yesterday), avg size 2in (not fat, they're babies) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Aqueon sinking pellets once daily plus some veggies * Any new fish added to the tank? 1 when I upgraded * Any medications added to the tank? Some Furan-2 last week, but it should be filtered out by now * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.): nitrogen-cycle shock * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? fish that just died had major fin-fray, oranda has lesions and black fin tips getting worse, white ryukin has a few small red veins in tail, another fantail gets floaty sometimes * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? the fish that just died was bottom-sitting but the others are fine, appetite seems decreased * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.: treated for Ick a few times in old tank, Furan-2 recently * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Ok guys, I know my tank is still overcrowded even after my upgrade, but a bigger tank is not an option right now. I just want to reduce stress on my fish until I can upgrade again. My oranda is the one I'm really worried about. He's been the most sensitive to ammonia/nitrite from the start. This Butch the oranda. Not sure why the 2nd pic is upside down. I think this is due to some kind of ammonia or nitrite poisoning. The test readings are pretty good now, but this is residual from the old smaller tank. I wanted to try a salt bath but I'm not sure how (I also have 3 apple snails). Thanks!
  8. Crumpler - 2013-01-10 Nortface - 2013-01-10 Kwek-Kwek - 2013-01-10
  9. I'm new here, so thank you in advance for all your help. I filled out the form the best I could! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank)0 * Nitrate level (Tank)10-20 ppm * Ammonia Level (Tap):0 * Nitrite Level (Tap)0 * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)8.0 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater liquid test kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Ehiem for 150 gallon * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Amquel plus and nov aqua plus * Water temperature? 71 * How often do you change the water and how much? 25-30% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today 30% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallon 8 months to a year * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 3 about three inches and 2 about 4-5 inches * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pro gold once a day and veggies couple times a week * Any new fish added to the tank? Not recently. About two months ago * Any medications added to the tank? Feeding medi gold and applying bio bandage to my oranda with the problem * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) none * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Possible fungus on the oranda not sure * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. So here it is I have an oranda. He has had a white spot on his wen from about almost the time I purchased him. It comes and goes, so I thought it was wen growth. Then a week ago it got a little fuzzy so I thought maybe fungal. Dabbed the area with a bit of peroxide. Seemed to help. Next day a new little pimple spot appeared. With a white head. Then a little white string coming from it. Within an hour it fell off. Did a bit of research and thought maybe anchor worm. But looked at picks and there wasn't a "y" end to it nor a red spot where it was coming from. So I was told to try bio bandage on it. I have been applying that with feeding him medi gold. Seemed to get better where it went down and became that slightly whit area again on the wen. I applied the bio bandage again this morning, but after about 15 min I noticed something stringy coming out again. This time the color was slightly orange. Not sure if it was the bio bandage coloring it. Because I notice it turns slight pinkish when applied. Then again as quick as it appeared it disappeared. Now later today looks like that whit wen growth again. If you couldn't tell I'm extremely confused and concerned. All his friends including him are eating and acting normal. No other visible signs of anything wrong. So what should I do? Is it tape worms, anchor worms, treat for flukes, fungal, or something else. Worried about my little guy. I have pics just not sure how to post them? Thank you all!
  10. I am a photographer in the west Michigan area that is working on a project with fancy goldfish. I am wondering if there are any folks in the area that would have some cool orandas that they wouldn't mind me photographing. Just to give you an idea what I have done with other fish (bettas) you can check out some of my images at 500px.com under Bruce Wyma.
  11. Hi everyone I snapped a few pics of Eden today, since Otis isn't feeling well (super floaty, it's my fault I fed him Pro Gold) and I really liked how they turned out so I thought I'd share
  12. Hello there i have 3 400 Litre Plastic troughs that i am wanting to use as ponds for baby orandas.How many orandas that are about 3cms long Could i put in each pond.I am planning on getting them to around 8-10Cm within one year thanks
  13. SO QT is over and Edie has officially been introduced to her still nameless boy toy. They are getting along really great so far I have a video to post at some point too of the introduction, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Anyway, enjoy!
  14. Hello! Let me just start out by saying this is not my fish, or my tank. Just something I saw at petsmart today. I saw a really pretty oranda at the pet store today, but it had a green wart like thing on it's wen. I'm just curious as to what that thing was! any Ideas? Sorry if posted in the wrong fourm, was just really curious.
  15. hi everyone...it hasn't been too long since my last update but I just received my new light fixture, the aquatic life t5 HO and I am AMAZED at how wonderful it makes my tank/fish look! Of course I lost one of the little screws for the legs immediately after opening so I'm going to have to figure that out, it's just resting on the glass for now. here are a couple of photos of my oranda's Otis bit off more than he could chew... FEED ME! (before repashy, they wouldn't cooperate until I fed them) Next on the list is new plants! Thanks for looking edit: it just cracks me up in every photo otis has got his mouth full
  16. It's about two weeks now since Wakka started to pinecone again (he pineconed once early this year). The other two fish that started to pinecone slightly went flat within 24 hours. Removing all the TMS and the rust in it really seems to have massively improved the situation. I even gave the filters a good cleaning in order to get any possible rust particles out of there too. But Wakka is not 100% flat yet. He has been in Epsom for the first week. Temperature is at 82F, 10g QT with 180gph HOB, daily 100% w/c, params 0/0/0. 400mg metronidazole per 10 gallons of tank water. I clean his filters out weekly to remove as many nasties as possible. He also tends to tip onto his side when swimming near the bottom. He has no problem swimming around in the tank / up to the surface / down to the bottom, but he tips over and sideways a lot - see video. Periodically bottom sitting under a plant. He always had buoyancy issues ever since I got him, getting floaty, or flipping over without being floaty etc. The wound on his side is healing nicely. All bloody spots have disappeared within a few days. The mushy belly firmed up again. He is quite active and has great appetite. No clamping, no gasping. Nice pink gills, no redness/red streaks or anything. Just the still slightly lifted scales and the swimming issues. It's like watching Bambi on the frozen lake. So.... continue MMs? For how long? Re-add epsom since we went a week without since the last use, or is this not recommended? For now I'll be keeping him in QT either way, because with his buoyancy issues I don't want to toss him into a tank with almost 700gph filtration and 75% output of a whisper 300 air pump. D:
  17. I was just looking at old photos of my Oranda and Lionchu, my first two goldfish, and was so wowed at how far they have come. Then: Now: Not a huge change, but certainly noticeable. Makes me a little proud.
  18. So I'm working on the 55 gallon new design. I changed the background to black and I also got them a powerhead on the side. Goldzilla likes it, the other two aren't sure yet! but I'm planning on getting different plants for the aquarium, but as of now this is what it looks like! Before After (in the making) Also my little Pendleton is growing up so fast! he's getting so much orange so fast! Before After Last but not least Pendleton got a new buddy! I don't have a name for her yet, I've had her for a few weeks now but Pendleton is in LOVE with her! he doesn't like to leave her alone its kinda cute. When she gets annoyed of him she just squishes him, but you can tell he likes it She's huge! any ideas for names? Oh and they're both getting quarentined in the main tank since they both have never been treated!
  19. These guys are too cute P.S sorry for bad quality forgot to put it in HD
  20. My new fish came today! (from raingarden) He is so teeny compared to Edie! I will probably keep him in QT for a couple months to fatten him up some. As much as I love the look of a deep bodied fish, I purposely chose a long bodied one in order to lessen the chances of SBD.... having dealt with a floaty fish for the past year I want to do everything in my power to avoid having another one! I couldn't get many pics because he is very skittish and began darting around when I turned on the light, so I'll have to do a more formal intro in a few weeks once he is settled (and once I have a name!) I was really impressed by the water params. Ammonia was about .25, and Ph was about 6.6-6.8 (which means there was essentially no toxic ammonia in the bag)
  21. Not the best by far, I didn't use macro and she zooms around her side of the 55 really quickly. Currently she has most of the plants cause she doesn't eat them like the commons do XD She is the only fish who will swim up to the tank to see me :3 I love her chubby face! But I am not positive she is a girl. Her vent isn't quite an outtie but it looks more like a female vent than a male vent, and her shape seems more female. Argg. Guess I have to wait to see if she gets breeding stars or not!
  22. Very exciting! Been waiting like 4 weeks for a friend of the tank builder to build a stand, but heading to Aussie in 3 weeks, was sick of having being ignored and needed the tank set up NOW. So we improvised. It's probably just temporary til we can find something better. Gunna be a lot of photos in this topic. Filling! And the boys! I've been having issues with water quality recently, so yes we have streaky and ripped fins. Hopefully that'll be sorted out now. Jack! And Doc Next up, the Chus~
  23. Hi all, I just got a beautiful and adorable red cap oranda. It is the first time I have had a goldfish big enough to sex. But I am having a hard time with it. I can't tell the difference between thick pectorals or thin, and it is rather hard to see the vent. It looks on the larger more triangular, but I haven't been able to get a good look cause it just swam away as fast as it could. It doesn't look like it has breeding stars on its pectorals though, but it is a white fish so its kind of hard to tell hah. I got one good picture: And a video: <br> <br> <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid4.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy118%2Fsoy_mocha_latte%2FAnimals%2FDSCN1550.mp4"> <p> I really hope its a girl but it is cute and super sweet anyways Also, the woman at my LFS said that it is getting harder to sex goldfish because more females develop breeding stars, and they are starting to become sterile because of inbreeding. Does this have truth to it?
  24. Here are 3 of my cuties 2 of them came from a good friend and memeber here Tundra The tele I got about a week and a half ago and boy is he/she tiny compared to these guys but not for long The 3 cuties in this tank are the only one who are going to be in this no more goldies in this tank I woant to give them as much space and growth room as possible They are going to be starting prazi treatment tomorrow My lovely Ryukin who is a gorgeous gale My lil tele and undure of gender lol My lovely lil Oranda who is also a girl lol Too cute!! Swimming :3 yay sand lol swimming with my friend I have a blue and black eye Such a noble gal She is a camera hog other side lol Mee next HI!!! I am so pretty :3 tehe lil cutie thank you:) nom Thanks for viewing
  25. My fish were very happy after their water change and their green beans. Please excuse the bad quality, and ignore the background noise, my dad was watching Transformers, lol.
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