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  1. What do you think would be the best size of tank to aspire to if you wish to keep Orandas(considering the ideal number of orandas) that isn't out of reach to the average person (income etc)?
  2. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed that the wen on my redcap oranda was being bitten by two other fish in the 24 gallon tank at my office. There were chunks missing on the back sides where the fish bit. I brought the Oranda home last Saturday, and set her up in a 16 gallon tank that I had de-chlorinated and salted and let sit with filter running for several hours before putting her in. The tank is still cycling however--unfortunately with her in it. I have gravel and some plastic plants, which I carefully washed. No amonia or nitrite spikes yet--am testing daily now and did a 25% water change on Thursday last week. Two days ago, I noticed that there seem to be dark spots a couple of places under and on top of the wen--I think where the bites were. The spots are more pronounced today. The wen has been growing like crazy for months--it's really something. I am giving daily does of Melafix. Was planning to do another 25% water change today, but should I while I'm treating with MelaFix? Here are my water and care details so far--would really appreciate some guidance about caring for the spots. From what I've read, it seems likely that this is an infection and treating with Melafix (what about adding garlic?) should do the trick. But I'm concerned now, because I realize that I should have cycled the tank before putting the fish in. Thanks in advance for your help! The name of my Oranda is Einstein-inspired by the translucent brain-like wen. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level - 0.25 * Nitrite Level - 0 * Nitrate level - 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 6.1 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - API * Water temperature? - 65 degrees (estimate) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 16 running one week * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon (medium - came with aquarium) * How often do you change the water and how much? - did a 25% change on Thursday this week. Was planning to do a change today, (water is a little cloudy - and I replaced the filter yesterday, which I realize now I should not have done because the bacteria was starting to grow there), but would like to know if I should change while treating with Melafix - the bottle directions say treat for 7 days and make a 25% change after that. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days * How many fish in the tank and their size? one Oranda - 5 inches fin to face * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - salt on set up (approx 1 teasp); 5 ML of Aqueon water conditioner on set up; 5 ml of prime 4 days ago; 5 ML of Microbe-Lift Bacterial Aquarium Balancer on set up; 5 ML of MelaFix (with medium filter removed from water circulator for about 2 hours) yesterday. * What do you feed your fish and how often? - have been feeding 3-4 mini pellets (floating) of either Hikari Oranda Gold, Pro-Gold or Aqueon Goldfish Granules. * Any new fish added to the tank? - No (will probably add once tank cycles, or might cycle another tank ... still trying to figure this out) * Any medications added to the tank? - just the Melafix. Planning to do that again today. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. New tank ... everything is above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? nope * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - no ... she/he seems active (hungry as always)
  3. Here she is! The new 6 and a half inch oranda!
  4. For some strange reason I had a leak start in the corner of one of my tanks. I had to relocate some fish and crowd them all into the 40 so I can drain and reseal. (Argghhh!) Anyhow gonna have to change water out everyday for about a week or so, but I got almost everyone together for some pics. In a different tank, Hambone is growing so fast! Just out of QT, This is little Cleo. Poor little thing has a deformed tail and fin so she struggles to swim straight. She is hilarious to watch though, she turns flips and does all sorts of tricks. I just love her, she is so amusing. She always seems so joyfilled. I still have to get a pic of a couple of them. Digger thinks cameras are murderers and skids to the back behind plants when he sees it.
  5. Rather than repost the pictures and the video, I'll link the thread: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98735-omg-fishies-are-here/page__fromsearch__1
  6. Hello, Given that I have 20 goldfish now, it would be a bit of an insane update if I were to attempt to post pics of them all in a thread. So, I figured I would do periodic updates with one or a few of them at a time, tied to a central theme. I'd like to present a little update on Kisuke, one of my blue orandas. __________ This is what he looked like when I first got him a year ago (April 2011) ___________ A few months later (September 2011), he got a little bit lighter, but not much ___________ Still the same in at the end of November 2011 ___________ Then, at the beginning of February 2012, he started showing some blond ___________ Then a month later (March 2012)... __________ It's been really fun watching him change colors. I don't think he's quite done yet, so there will be more updates to come. Thanks for looking
  7. Good day All, Just a quick question this crisp Ohio morning. I picked up a Blue Oranda from a local pet shop over the weekend that I couldn't resist. He is perhaps one of the best examples of a "true" blue that I have encountered. Most blues that I have seen (in person) are mainly silver with large amounts of bronze and green. This guy's body is almost entirely steel, with a thin bronze line on the side and his fins are a dusty blue/grey color. He is about an inch long with a deep, plump body and has good head growth for his size. My only concern is that his tail fin seems to have been damaged in transit to the store. One side has a minor kink in it and the other side a slightly split. I know the kink will probably not go away, but I hope that it will get "better" as he grows. The split fin is very shallow (maybe 1/8" to 3/16")and reminds me of the tongue of a small snake. The ps employee told me that it will heal, but I have some doubts. So the question is, will the split fin truly "zip" back up and is there anything I can do to help it along?? Thanks for the help!!
  8. Hullo from NZ! Hope everyone had a good Christmas. I have a problem in the form of my favourite Oranda becoming lethargic and losing her gold colour. I would appreciate any help on the matter. Test Results on 25th Dec: Ammonia Level - 0 Nitrite Level - 0 Nitrate level - 10-20 Tank pH Level - 7 Other: Test-kit - API freshwater master test kit - liquid Water temperature - 24C / 75.2F (this is room temp for us at the moment) Tank size - 160L / 42gal Run time - 7 months with fish, 8 without. Filters - Eheim internal 2010 = 220-500 l/h + Eheim internal 2012 = 220-570 l/h Water change - 25% once a week Last water change - 24th 25%, 25th 50%, 27th 10% Fish - 3 10cm (not including tail) oranda, all female and one year old, 8ish adult red ramshorn snails Additives/conditioner - Seachem Flourish in the correct dose once a week after water change. Food - Mix of Hikari oranda gold, wheat germ, saki growth, kanshou spirulina twice a day. Extra feeding of either peas, frozen/frezedried bloodworms, gel food, freeze dried baby shrimp 3 times a week. New fish - No. Medications - No Entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank - Never had any problems till now. I cycled the tank for a month and a half when I first set it up with live plants but no fish. The fish have been healthy and thriving up until now. Unusual findings on the fish - Loss of colour in one fish. Used to be a brilliant gold, now is turning white. The change began with the wen and I attributed it to rapid growth and then her body started fading too. This is the first year I've had them so I'm new to the Oranda growth process. Unusual behavior - Same oranda is lethargic and often gets caught in plants and seems unable to escape, very lethargic, sits at the bottom of the tank and only moves for food. Often does headstands while foraging after feeding. She doesn't sit on the gravel with her body, more like she rests on her fins. As far as I'm aware, nothing has changed. I reorganised the tank and added a large piece of clean planted driftwood about 2 months before she got sick, they didn't seem to have any problems with it then. I removed it yesterday just in case but no improvement. I've added an extra air pump to no effect. After I found the nitrate was at 10-20 I did a 50% change and after that she seemed a bit better, but the next morning she was hiding in the corner again. It is Summer here in NZ so the fish are growing a lot and room temparature is up. I should also mention that our water is pure with no additives at all. Also the other 2 fish in the tank seem to be fine. They haven't lost colour or energy at all. Thanks for looking! Please let me know if you need more info.
  9. Let me pick your brains for a minute. I have a medium sized Panda Oranda, that is honestly more blue/purple and white, than black and white. He also has a patch of yellow/gold under the darker colors on one side. The other day, I had him out of the tank and into a 5 gallon bucket while performing a major water change. He was in the bucket for MAYBE an hour while I changed 90% of the water in my 46 bow-front. After letting the filter cycle the new water for about a half hour, I placed the Panda back into the 46 and was shocked to see that most of his color had completely bleeched out! The whites were obviously still white, but the blue/purple had turned to a light greenish color and the gold was completely gone! I was initially very upset with this, but after about 10 minutes, all of his color returned as if nothing had happened! My wife thinks I dreamed all of this up, but I am certain that the color on this fish faded out and then came back. Is it possible that the stress from being in the bucket caused this? Or perhaps a lack of light in the bucket? I have never heard of this happening and can't seem to find anything on the internet about it. Again, there is nothing wrong with the fish, I am just more curious than anything. Also, 3 other Orandas of varying colors (Med. Calico, Sm. Redcap, Sm. Blue) had no signs of color change. I had 2 five gallon buckets with 2 Orandas in each. The buckets were orange, although that probably doesn't matter. HA! Thanks for reading!
  10. I am enjoying my tripod these days Here's Edie enjoying a piece of lettuce today in double time <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h2TmbfPoHZA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3qtgJO3d44&feature=youtu.be
  12. I've been wanting to start keeping fancy goldfish for a while now and I've been a lurker on this site for a bit. That said, I've been trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to do and I thought maybe I could get some insight from some of the experts here. I'm really interested in setting it up right the first time, as I really don't like the thought of tormenting some poor fish by making silly choices. Here's what I've been thinking about: Tank: 36 gallon (I'm leaning towards a bare bottom tank) Fish: 1 Black Moor and 1 Oranda Decorations: a few plastic plants and probably some smooth river rocks I'm not sure about filtration though. I like the idea of using two filters in order to accomplish the job, but I'm stil confused about which models or types are good for a novice like myself. Also not sure about what type of bubbler to use. Am I missing anything else? What do you guys think? Thank you for your time and thanks to everyone who contributes to this site. So much great info and awesome fishies!!
  13. went to suppliers today i decided to take more video from one section of his small shop. he fills it well remember, this is the fish i wanted, and came home with i have decided to call her Anastasia enjoy
  14. i visited my supplier today. he has received some new fish.. unfortunately no telescopes.. which is what i had in mind to come home with.. but, i secured a ryukin that will be released from QT next week.. it's at 1:23 mainly orange on the head (calico) with black striped tail.,. huge
  15. Got two Ryukin, and a baby Butterfly out of QT just today. This is Loops. He's just tiny, maybe 2 inches. In the 2nd pic there is one of the red and white Ryukins, Scribbles. W/ more of him below. The other Ryukin, Bozie in the bottom right corner. He wasn't cooperating for pics. Bourkie And The Doctor way in the background. He's getting tubby. I'll try to get a better pick of Bozie. Scribbles definitely has a more pronounced hump. Both are about the same size, guessing around 4 inches.
  16. I upgraded my lighting to a dual T5 HO fixture and wow, what a difference. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've even seen my fish! I definitely like the TMS much more now. So, here are some pics of the goldies and tank with the new lighting
  17. I've been trying to get some acceptable pics for my crew, and they finally cooperated. This is the group in the 100g. I'll update the 55g in a couple of days. Without further ado, here they are, in alphabetical order XD Byakuya After a very very rough beginning, Byakuya has recovered well from her dropsy after shipping. I hope she will stay healthy for years to come. Gin Gin came from Petsmart, and was discovered to have a very mushy belly when I took her out of the bag. She too has fought the infection, and here she is Hanataro Hanataro is the surprise baby from DO. He's such a spunky little guy. He definitely livens up the tank Ichigo Ichigo's my first from Petsmart. Also another bundle of energy, she's demonstrated a nice growth. Jyushiro My calico oranda baby!!! Kisuke Blue oranda from Petsmart. He has the best facial expressions. Nelliel She's the panda I've always wanted to complete my tank. Nelliel does not disappoint. The shipping from DO this time was as smooth as can be. Nelliel & Hanataro didn't even stress. Renji I had to bring him home when I saw him. Toshiro Queen of the tank! :wub: Group Shots We Be Butterflies I <3 U Thank you so much for looking. I realize there were a lot of pics (Notice Toshiro in every single group shot. She's well loved lol)
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