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  1. So I learned my goldfish like peas and little of Roman lettuce, I’ve tried cucumbers and baby spinach and kale they don’t seem to like those. I also use frozen brine shrimp and Saki Hikari pellets so should I feed pellets twice a day small amount maybe 5-6 each then use peas once a week? And lettuce once a week and brine shrimp once a week? Sorry I’m all mixed up and could use help making a schedule please or advice. Thank you!!!
  2. Hi guys, So basically my neighbours built this tank and added 8 comet goldfish and 4 others which I cannot figure out whatg exactly they are. The tank seems to be in a poor condition so I decided to post here for help. Please let me know what changes I gotta make and any plants you'd suggest or any cleaning team. Please take a look at the photos.
  3. Hey guys, first time on this forum. I’m usually a monster fish keeper so don’t really keep goldfish, however, recently got a tank for free and it came with 3 goldfish. Generally a goldfish noob, except I keep planted tanks and other large tanks so I’m sure I can provide them a good home. Long story short, after picking up the fish, found there were some white fleshy like bumps on 2/3 goldfish (one on body and other on gill plate. Any tips on what this is, whether it’s contagious, how to treat. Currently just doing daily water changes to keep tank pristine and will probably add a bit of salt to help it. Thanks in advance, hopefully I can become a more prevalent member on this forum and keep more goldfish because I absolutely love their goofy appearance :).
  4. Can my fish be saved? Due to his dark colour I couldn't see him in the pond until I took all 6 fish out today for the startup maintenance. I kept him in a separate container in case he's contagious. Prior to today I didn't see much of him as he would always hide. Only once and a while when the other 5 fish were actively feeding would he make an appearance. But he moved around slowly and would not eat. He always stayed down deep. I pray he doesn't have dropsy but only his one side bulges out and the scales almost look like they're pineconing. Can he/she be saved? Unfortunately I cannot find a veterinarian around here that takes fish. I cannot get antibiotics without a prescription. All I have on hand to treat him with is aquarium salt.
  5. Greetings from Canada Hello hope your all doing well dispite all the ups and downs of living during Covid times. I took the clip a couple of weeks ago shortly after I had the startup maintenance done with involved starting up the filter, skimmer and pumps for the waterfalls. After finishing with the water treatments I added most of the fish back into the pond. This shows some of the Goldfish residents that are happy to have the water levels increased after the long winter hiatus of living under the ice. (Seriously, I don't know how they manage to go for so long without food in our frigid Prairie winters...) Here they are, happy and healthy in the shallows 🙂
  6. Hello Canuck Pond enthusiasts! I'm so excited that April is here and the ice and snow are gone. Soon the summer season will be upon us and I can start up the pumps to the waterfalls and buy some flowering water plants. The fish in the pond are fine and coming out of hibernation. But my questions are more about the water plants. What grows good here? I hate wasting a bunch of money on annuals for one season... unless of course they are really showy and special. I think I may have a perennial water lily that is coming back from last year?! Is there such a thing in central Alberta?? This is my first pond so I'm anxious to learn all about them as I just bought this property and moved in during the onset of winter. The pond is roughly 750 gallons. I still have the aerators and heater running that were on all winter. I look forward to reading any and all suggestions and comments.
  7. Last Thursday I discovered 3 or my shubunkin goldfish covered in fuzz. Gills red with labored breathing at the bottom of their 100 gallon tank. It happened suddenly over night. They had looked fine the night before. There was .25ppm ammonia. No nitrites or nitrates. Temp at 70. The ph was 6.5. When I took them out to get a closer look it seemed like the fuzz came off in the net. Putting them back the fuzz was gone and it appeared later that the extra fuzz had been shed in the tank. I did a 100% water change and everything seemed better. The fish were swimming but, no appetite. I have 180 gallon tank with 7 baby shubunkins. Only an inch long. They received a water change and showed no signs of illness. Yesterday one died out of the blue. No signs of illness. Today I checked on the and another one had died. Now every fish I have is covered in the same fuzz and looks like all of them are struggling. I have a dojo loach with them an his side has the same type of fuzz I Checked the water in the tank all water parameters are at zero, temp 65, ph 6.4. im at a loss trying to understand what is going on and why so suddenly. I use prime and stress coat. my tap water does not register anything but a low pH of 6. I see Melifix and Pimafix recommend from a number of of websites. I am hesitant to go that route unless it’s the only option or the forum recommended it. I have seen just as many websites cautioning against it. I attached pictures. Can anyone tell me what’s causing this and how to treat and prevent this. I have 2 other tanks housing 2 koi and the other two large comets. All healthy except a comet may have a mild case of swim bladder. Heated the tank up to help with digestion, stopped feeding and will give peas in 4 days. I had another case 6 moths ago and with the same treatment they recovered in a few days.
  8. Please forgive the long post. I am desperate to find out why my fish are sick and how to prevent it. I have tried to figure it myself but, this isn't the fist time this happened. I don't know what to do. I don't want to see them suffer. This afternoon I noticed 3 of my Shubunkins are covered with fuzz one looks like their skin is peeling off and two have bright red gills. They did not eat last night and were hanging at the bottom of the tank. Until today they have been healthy and active. I have had them for almost a year. Background - I have 4 medium shubunkins, 5 baby 1 inch Shubunkins, 2 large Comets, a 6 inch koi and three 4 inch koi. I have three 180 gallon stock tanks and a single 110. They are in my green house and have been their since October. The sick fish are in my 100 gallon tank. They have been in this tank for over a month. They were with my two 6 inch koi in a larger tank and I moved them prevent overcrowding. I have the same feeding, water change, water testing schedule for all tanks. If ammonia rises above .25pmm I will complete a water change that day. Previously, I have had two events where every fish in this tank had a rapid onset of white fuzz and some had what appeared to be lesions. Every time the exact same symptoms. The first time I had just purchased 3 small koi and 2 weeks later they all became sick suddenly. The fish were young and new so, I thought since they were all sick it most likely was and illness they already had. I changed all the filter media, cleaned the stock tank, and after a week or so went to a koi garden store and purchased 3 more replacement koi. About a month later the same exact thing happened. I tried Melafix and Pimafix. They never recovered and it seemed to get worse everyday. After scouring the internet I couldn't pin down what was happening. I went to the koi pond and garden store and asked what could cause my fish to get sick so fast and die and if there was anything I could have done to save them. I was told that it was probably and electrical charge that caused it. It made sense as the fish all became sick in the tank with that pump. I bought a new pump and thought I had taken care of the problem. Fast forward I just went down to see the fish and was horrified to see my 3 shubunkins I had raised so sick. I am desperate to find out what is happening and how I can prevent this from happening. The tanks are not cycled. The original tank was overcrowded and I realized I needed more space. That is why I have four tanks. It was either have them with a daily ammonia spike of 1ppm or split them up and work daily with small water changes, 2 x daily water checks, water filter, always making sure water conditioner was added, and rotate filling the tanks never letting the water temp change more than 3 degrees in 12 hours. The fish will be moving to a 2,000 gallon pond in a few months. I will not put any fish in the pond until late spring and the pond has been cycled completely. I have learned my lesson. Please do not beat up on me. Ammonia - never above .25pmm - water changes if ammonia registers Nitrites - 0ppm Nitrates - 0ppm ph range 6.5-7.0 Temp - 70 degrees single 500watt heater 600gph Pump filter - Mechanical, biological, and uv filter. Matrix biomedia Seachem Prime water conditioner Recently started adding API stress coat - 2 weeks ago I vacuum out all waste daily - Small quite battery powered Maximum water change 50% is water has ammonia spike - Rare Typical water change 30% Water changes twice a week. More if needed. Hikari growth - small floating pellets Filters rinsed in tank water weekly All other fish and tanks have the same readings. Baseline for Tap water registers no ammonia, nitrates, or nitrites. ph is 6, and it is hard water. Can anyone help save my fish?????????????
  9. Yesterday I received my two new Oranda goldfish. I’m a bit concerned about one of them, he has these large white spots near his eyes. Some background the seller had mentioned he got a bit beat up by another goldfish prior to the sale, and his wen had been damaged. Knowing this I prepared my tank with aquarium salt and purchased some Paraguard knowing he’d be more susceptible. When I received him he has these white spots near his eye. I thought they may be ich but they seem to be bigger and a little fuzzy. Is it fungus? For now I’ve been doing daily partial water changes with aquarium salt and a half dose of paraguard as I’m scared they may have negative effects to it. Thanks in advance! **the speckles on his body are sand, he got a bit of sand on him during the water change
  10. Hi everybody it's been a long time in the last been on here it is I tohru1529. I have some great news and sad news. As she knows 2 years ago I had 4 goldfish name Pearl, Pebbles, jabu jabu, and Angel. I was able to save Pebbles for one more year. Pearl was too sick, to save. She passed away October 1st 2017 she was 1 years old. Pebbles got sick again and I tried to save her but it was too late, she passed away November 15th 2018 she was 7 years old. And you remember angel she was sick and I saved her she was able to live for one more year. She was doing great with jabu-jabu, until one day I went upstairs it was about 2 or 3 oclock in the morning. And I noticed I couldn't find her, I looked in the pots in the tank and she was in there all beat up by jabu jabu. She looks so bad she couldn't swim, her fids were all ripped, her tail was ripped and her one side was beating bad. I had to think quick, I took her out and put her in the sick tank and try to save her but it was too late I was mad at him for beating her up. Angel died December 4th 2018 she was 4 years old. So I said to myself I was stick to one fish for now, he did really well for the two years but he passed away 2 weeks ago but unknown calls, I don't know what happened he just died. He died November 7th 2020 , he was 5 years old. After he passed, I fell into depression I couldn't even look at the tank without having someone to claim me down. My mom, noticed I look sad and not having fishes in the tank so she said let's go to the store and pick out some and I said to her, I want to get something to clean out the tank like a snail. So me and my brother clean up the tank together, cleaned it out really well. I picked out 4 beautiful goldfishes, + 2 baby snails, their names are Marble, Tohru, Meg, and Ember. The two snails names are Mike Wazowski, and Roz. I did try my best to take photos of them so here are photos of them I hope you enjoy
  11. Hello! So, I got a brank new 20 gallon tank for two Shubunkin goldfish last week. Yes, I know that they are pond fish and can outgrow the tank don't worry they are quite young and I am planning to get a bigger tank for them soon. It has been cycled well and the water parameters are perfect. Evey time I feed them they fight a LOT and I tried using a tank divider but the divider was a bit too short and the goldfish swam right over it and continued fighting. Every time during feeding they push each other around, chase each other in circles and such aggressive acts. I thought it was because of underfeeding but that is definitely not the case. I have fed them enough. One of the goldfish seems to be less active recently, but still eats well and searches for food in the substrate. I have tried everything, tank dividers, feeding them a bit more than usual and even using a net to separate them but no avail. What should I do? This is very alarming to me... please help I really don't want it to die due to stress..
  12. This almost clear bubble started out very tiny and 3 days later this is where we're at....HELP..Other than this bubble my fish is totally fine at the moment.. what do I need to do??
  13. This is an article about how to deal with a common pleco if you keep one with your goldfish out of misinformation or lack of knowledge before purchase. The common pleco is one of the most commonly sold varieties of plecostomus at most LFS. With that, many of us end up buying one of these fish that we think will conveniently keep our tank algae free. Eventually we are hit by the realization that the common pleco grows to be a fairly large fish, produces a large amount of waste, and clearly is not satisfied by the algae that may or may not naturally grow in our aquarium. I have been there, and done that, and the following post is based on my personal experience over the past five years as well as reading up a lot about this on various pleco forums: A. If you can, stay away from the common pleco before you buy one. There are other plecos that do well with goldfish, and I will get into that in a little bit. B. If you have a small common pleco and can still return him to the LFS, return him if you are ok with that decision. C. If you have a common pleco with your goldfish, and you also have at least a 55g tropical tank to move him into, do that but make sure to slowly transition the pleco to the new water parameters (temperature, pH etc). If none of the above applies to you, then keep reading for some helpful information: Common plecos are some of the largest fish available at most LFS. These fish can grow to a length of up to 24+ inches, although the average size seems to be at around 11-15 inches in an aquarium, unless your tank volume is in the three-digits. This is similar to any breed of goldfish, who all have the potential to grow to a body length of 8-12 inches if enough space and food is provided. The minimum tank size to keep these guys in is 55 gallons. Ensure to provide at least the same amount of water volume per pleco as you would do with goldfish (ideally a minimum of 150% of that amount), or be sure that you will do a lot of water changes on his tank. Common plecos are generally peaceful fish. They are for the most part nocturnal, and in order to be comfortable during the bright day time, they require hiding spaces such as larger pieces of drift wood (most recommended) or artificial caves, plants etc. A common pleco in a completely bare tank with just a couple plants will become stressed out over time and is more likely to display aggressive behavior. Due to their nocturnal nature, they enjoy not only hiding places, but also dark substrate to aid their camouflage coloring. There is a reason they have this dark and light camouflage pattern. My current tank has a few hand fulls of dark substrate along with two pieces of drift wood and a bunch of dark brown and black large river rocks either placed on the bottom of the tank, or with tall anubias tied to them, or several rocks siliconed into small, tall formations for additional cover. Their natural habitat are streams and rivers, and they enjoy stronger current. Overfiltration (10x tank volume per hour or more) is definitely recommended. Mine loves to swim downwards in the current of the bubble wand powered by a Whisper 300, in addition to 770gph HOB filtration in a 55g tank, along with an Aquaclear 20 Powerhead (127gph) placed as close to the bottom left back corner of the tank as possible. The common pleco's natural diet consists mostly of algae during their early time. Of course since they grow to be rather large, algae alone will not suffice. They begin to eat decaying plant material as well as decaying bodies, such as sick or dying fish. This is where one of the "myths" come from that a common pleco will attack your goldfish because the goldfish's slime coat is tasty. The truth is this: Yes, they will attack the goldfish because the goldfish's slime coat is quite nutritious. But this happens due to the fact that a large fish like the common pleco will have a tough time competing with goldfish, especially considered that the pleco is mostly nocturnal. Often, a pleco kept with goldfish will starve to a degree. As we know, goldfish are little pigs and they will immediately gobble up pretty much anything edible you drop into the tank. Plecos, being nocturnal, won't always come out to eat when food is served throughout the day, as it is mostly against their nature. Aside from that, even if they get past their shyness and try, the piggish goldfish are more than likely to have consumed most of the food that was provided. Even if you feed algae wafers for bottom feeders, chances are 9.5 out of 10 that your goldfish will have eaten most of that before the pleco even dares to approach the food. "Attacking" other fish happens due to the fact that as the common pleco grows older and significantly larger, the little bit of algae alone is not enough to sustain these fish. They do crave some protein too, and I like to toss a generous pinch of goldfish pellets into the tank every night just before I go to sleep. A lot of it will still be eaten by the goldfish, but in the dark the pleco is more likely to forage for stray pellets. Gel food such as homemade or Repashy Soilent or Super Green work great too, but you will have to feed a considerable amount because the goldfish will want to gobble up as much as possible. Again, a good amount of gel food fed a couple hours after the tank lights go off will significantly help the pleco in finding enough food. In addition to that it is highly beneficial to have some blanched vegetable available in the tank most of the time. This won't be gobbled up by a goldfish within minutes, but usually lasts for hours or even a couple of days, depending on how much vegetable there is vs fish and how much other things you feed. Peeled, (seeded), blanched zucchini, cucumber, spinach and kale, or other green vegetables are almost always available in my tank. That way the pleco can eat over night with being disturbed by the goldfish. Another reason for common plecos (or even small plecos) to "attack" your goldfish is disease or injury. In nature, plecos are somewhat of a cleaning crew. Reducing algae, eating decaying plant material, and consuming diseased or dead fish is all in their nature. Keeping an ill or injured (gold)fish with any kind of pleco poses a serious threat to the health and live of the affected fish. Should one of your (gold)fish be ill or injured, always make sure to QT them away from any other fish! We have even seen cases where even mellow (gold)fish would start eating on their still living but ill or injured buddy, causing (further) injury or even the death of the affected fish. Driftwood. Most varieties of plecos require submerged wood. They will graze on it and consume some of the fibers which are beneficial to their digestion. Aside from that, as mentioned above, a properly sized piece of driftwood will offer cover to an otherwise stressed and aggressive fish. Keep in mind that as your common pleco grows you will have to offer larger hiding places. Not too long ago, my own pleco started to be somewhat stressed out because the smaller piece of wood and the few pieces of anubias would not provide proper cover for him any longer, and he would freak out several times a day, dashing about, and darting to the surface. And if there wasn't a cover he might even have even accidentally jumped out of the tank. I then ordered another piece of wood as well as a bunch of tall anubias, added a medium sized clay pot laying sideways and made small "walls" out of up to 5-6 pieces of kid-fist sized dark river rocks. Since the addition of these things he has not freaked out at all, even with the lights on. So yeah. If you can, stay away from adding common plecos with your goldfish, until you have a very large (100+ gallons) tank availabe, and still make sure to keep the pleco as comfortable as possible. As for the smaller varieties of plecos (under 6-8 inches) that usually can live with goldfish without problems (if you provide enough food and keep sick goldfish away from the pleco), here is a quick list of the most commonly available plecostomus varieties: Bristlenose Pleco Rubbermouth Pleco aka Rubberlip Pleco aka Bulldog Pleco Clown Pleco Royal Pleco
  14. @koko Where's the food Dude? @FishyMandy Lenny, 10 Weeks old
  15. Hello! I've had my two goldfish for about 3 or 4 years and never had any problems, today I switched them into a 20 gallon tank with the water temperature at about 74 degrees Fahrenheit because I read that's the temperature they do best at, now they swimming upside-down and they're very lethargic, please help I don't want them to die.
  16. Hi! My name is Kyle, and my girlfriend and I have two goldfish that need a new home. My sister recently relocated to the east coast, and couldn't take these fish with her. We have been taking care of them for 7 months. In that time they've outgrown our tank, and we aren't able to get a larger one, due to apartment building restrictions. One is gold (Charlie Goldstein) and the other is silver (Frank DaSilva). They're very healthy and active, and deserve a hobbyist with the proper sized tank. Please let us know if you or you someone you know in the greater LA area can help us find them a new home. Thank you so much. Happy 4th! Kyle
  17. i just giggled at the topic tags ok.. much has been asked about how to sex goldfish. this is my view on how to tell male from female and visa versa.. male: breeding stars on pectorial fins as well as on gill plates, around eyes and sometimes all over the head. the pectorial fins of a male, on top are rather thick so they can carry their manlihood with pride this guy, he's got breeding stars only on pec fins. sometimes breeding stars can be seen on his gill plates, but most often, he displays them only on his pec fins: the vent of the male goldfish: notice that it's smaller and taller. the female. her pectorial fins on top are thinner and there are no breeding stars: the female goldfish vent: notice how it's wider, stretched like more of a circle or in this instance, kinda like a triangle or diamond? you can also tell the difference between a male and female goldfish when they're turned upside down by their bellies between the ventral fins and how they are attached to their bodies. normally on the male goldfish, the space between the ventral fins is slightly more concave. on a female, it's quite full and round. the male in that area tends to be thinner where the female can carry a rather lovely and smooth belly. if you go back to the belly pictures i posted above you will notice the difference i mention here. hope this helps a few members to be able to sex your goldfish with ease happy sexing! Click here to view the article
  18. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) If you have a test kit, take these readings before you do a water change. If you don't have a test kit and can't get one immediately, please take samples of tank and tap water to your fish /pet store and request a test. Demand numbers for each test. * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) Please test tap water. It may contain ammonia or nitrate. Tap water often varies in quality with weather/season, so don't just report an old test. * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Difference in the pH of tank and tap can cause distress in your fish. We need both tap and tank results. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) If you don't have KH and GH tests and have municipal water, you can often get this information from the water company. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit - drops * Water temperature? Air temp - 16 degrees celcius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90L - >5yrs * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? By the "size" of the filter we mean the gph/lph that it claims to turn over? 400 lph * How often do you change the water and how much? Please answer both questions. Every 5-7 days, 80-90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Please answer both questions Monday 22nd - 70% * How many fish in the tank and their size? You may give the weight of each fish or the length. 1 goldfish - length of my hand plus caudal fins * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Water conditioner means the agent used against chlorine. Fluval aqua plus water conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. Repashy soilent green - once a day +occasional algae wafers/sinking pellets/peas/brocolli * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? None at the moment. About a month ago added eSHa gdex (active ingredient praziquantelum) due to flashing and never actually treated him for flukes before. He reacted really badly to it which I thought was unusual due to being known as a safe medication. Read it could be due to dead fluke overload however as it was mainly a preventative measure I removed it by water changes then carbon. He has been fine ever since. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This can be a long answer if you have a sickly fish. In the past he's had eSHa 2000 & exit * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? He's had small white specks on his whole body for a long while now. I thought this was ich however they are much smaller than all the photos of ich I have seen. They look like breeding tubercles, but all over his body... He occasionally flashes which makes me think he has some kind of parasite issue, however I'm not 100% and due to no other issues like going off food etc and him being sensitive to medications I haven't treated. As I was cleaning the tank yesterday he went crazy, which is unusual. Then I noticed protruding scales (slight white discolouration) on both sides near his anus that I hadn't noticed before, however I hadn't particularly looked closely in about a week as I have been busy. The first thing I thought of initially was dropsy - which is obviously just a symptom with many possible causes, however wouldn't this be less focal and more diffuse. It almost looks like an internal growth causing scale protrusion. Or could it be some sort of injury, hence the crazy episode whilst cleaning. I honestly have no idea what it is. Slightly white stringy poo too. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No except when still his back end rises higher than his front end which he normally doesn't do but he seems in control of the movement. Apart from that he's acting completely normal. Hi guys, I'm just about to test the water (however I think my API test kit is out of date) but it's the best I can do for now. Before I have the results, I have never had ammonia or nitrite in the tank. It's been well cycled for years and years. I've had Blacky 10 years! Nitrates will be higher than ideal due to tank size but water changes keep them under control enough. Also I already know the tank is way too small for him. Working on getting an indoor pond this summer. I think everything else is mentioned above. I'll attach some pictures. Thanks in advance for any help. Images: 2 image showing small white dots on body - hard to see Here is a video showing the protrusion.
  19. @koko Bob of T's @FishyMandy Oh I could have sworn I entered this! Here is Mirinda and Tige
  20. I will be updating this thread soon. I will be having our yearly Raffle and everyone is welcomed. Update 9/11/2018 Im giving away two Yujin Gashapons Goldfish of your choice. Also a Koko's Goldfish Shirt (I only have Medium and Large). the only thing I ask is for you to post something about your self, like how did you get into raising goldfish. Everyone is welcomed. I will be randomly picking a winner on Oct 11 2018. Enjoy and have fun koko
  21. Welcome to the Pic of the week Entries. Anything goldfish related will do. One pic per person and a description would be great. Thanks
  22. Hi all, my 9 year old goldfish has a fungus ion his upper body. one on each gill which I as able to remove. He also has one on each eye. I was able to get art of one off of one eye but the other one is large over the eye and I can't get it off. He also as one in the middle of his head and it looks like each fin has the start of one where the fin meets the body. I have all three fish quarantined and added ich-x and salt and doing water changes. He definitely has perked up in the last 24 hours. It is NOT ich, which I found from my research tonight, but the store where I buy my supplies didn't do enough research and claimed even if it wasn ice the salt and ice-x would be ok. What do I do now and which med is o.k. Do I treat all three fish even though the others show no sign of the fungus. By the way, they are all in the bathtub and love it!!! I don't have a quarantine tank because they have never been sick. I will appreciate any help because I can't find a vet that treats fish in my area. God Bless. Deby
  23. Hi everyone Pebbles is doing really well she is all better swimming around happily. I am going to show you photos of her. Pebbles is now 4 year old and Jabu Jabu and Angel are 1 year old now. Here some photos of them and just to let you know Angel have ammonia burns but she doing well..
  24. My step-son inherited a pond when they bought their new house and he originally started with goldfish and some small koi, he has now moved up to buying large, expensive koi. He does not want to keep the Goldfish and small koi that he has, and actually there are a few larger koi as well. He only wants to keep the really expensive Japanese ones. I think there are about 10 goldfish ranging from 4 to 6 in and the koi are probably 6 or 7 in, with one or two being about 10 inches. So some of these are big enough that they should probably go in a pond and not a tank. I just wanted to see if anybody wants them for a pond or large tank because I don't know what he's going to do with them and I don't have room. They live north of Seattle but I would be willing to help transport to the right home. He has had these fish for about 2 months and all seem to be healthy. He may also be getting rid of a 7-inch pleco too. Let me know if you're interested.
  25. I will be moving out of my parents house in a few weeks for university to somewhere roughly a 6 hour drive away. I have two goldfish and I’m wondering if it would be safe to take them with me on such a long journey and how I might go about it. It’s possible for me to leave them with my parents as they are willing to take care of them and i’ll be back every few months for holidays but i’d much rather take them with me if possible. How would I go about transporting my fish (one about 6cm /10 including tail the other a few cm smaller) on such a long journey??
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