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  1. After losing 7 pearlscales in Q.T. in a period of 5 months, I decided to bite the bullet and get ones from Dandy Orandas. This is their 11th day in quarantine. They got their first dose of Praziquantel powder last Friday. I do 25% water change every day or every other day. Fingers crossed that they make it.
  2. i expect that situations will remain like this for the next few months. since i am waiting for the completion of our new warehouse and cannot accommodate these goofballs any differently for the time being. long awaited update (this is all the stock i currently have). thanks for watching
  3. EDIT: NO LONGER FOR SALE 2 decent size Pearlscale very healthy goldfish, imported from Japan, one blonde confirmed male, one red and white confirmed female.. $400 or nearest offer. they have been in my care for about 4 months. they are disease and parasite free, very active and are incredibly social. i will accept offers from established aquarists who can offer these two a minimum of 40 gallons space (the pair) and have adequate filtration. i will accept offers from non goldfish people only if they are prepared to set up an appropriate environment for them and agree to maintain them as per my instructions. pick up only, i do not ship live stock. so, if you're a Melbournian and would like some awesome quality pearlscales. please contact me or respond to this thread.
  4. Test Results for the Following:* Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrate level(Tap): 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API strips * Water temperature? 72 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal QT for 2 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? None * How often do you change the water and how much? 100% daily change * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 medium pearlscale * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Soilent green twice a day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? API General Cure (Metronidazole) and Seachem Kanaplex (Kanamycin) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. API General Cure and Kanaplex for 12 days. The last days, no meds. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Nothing visible on the fish. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? For the last 6 months, my pearlscale named Golfball has had some floating and buoyancy issues. Despite soaking my NLS pellets, he would often float after eating. I changed the feeding routine for the whole tank and they have been on Soilent Green gel 2x day and frozen bloodworms 2x a week. Occasionally I'd remove Golfball for 20 minutes while I fed the rest of the goldfish NLS pellets, but Golfball hasn't had them. His floating got worse in the last month. Three weeks ago I decided to QT him in a 20 gallon tote with the meds mentioned above. Due to his SBD symptoms, I wanted to treat him with meds to rule out an illness causing his SBD issues. After 12 days of treatment, he was no worse and no better. So I assumed the SBD issues are stemming from a physical problem with his swim bladder instead of an illness. The last 4 days, he hasn't had any meds in his water, but he has now gotten much worse. Yesterday and today, he is constantly upside down on the bottom of the tank and can't right himself. He doesn't seem stressed. He's actually quite calm and breathing normally. Yesterday and today, I've lowered the water level to give him relief. Before, the level was about 15 inches deep, and now it's at about 8 inches deep. Is there anything else I can do for him? I think it's a deformed swim bladder... and I hate to watch him suffer. I was planning on giving him another day or two, and if he is still constantly upside down on the bottom, I'll have to euthanize him... which is not at all what I want to do. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
  5. So I have 2 golfball pearlscales and an oranda in my main tank. These came from the same source and live well together. They are kind of bumbling goofballs. They take their time eating, each taking a piece of food, hanging out chewing, then search around for more kind of like blind squirrels. I am pretty sure the oranda is a female. She seems to enjoy bouncing the pearlscales around like beach balls (not aggressive, just like... Bump. Oops! Sorry, my bad! Haha...) I have a ryukin in a QT who is similar size to the oranda. I am pretty sure he is male. He is a totally different personality. Like a shark. When I drop food in he has everything scooped up before it even gets halfway to the bottom. I could drop it at different ends at the same time and he'd still get it. When you walk by he's like Hey! Hey! You there, yeah You, I'm talking to YOU! Anyway, so I'm getting to the point where I planned to put them together but I'm a little worried that the ryukin might get aggressive with the others or beat up my lady oranda trying to spawn. I've heard of and was warned about ryukins eating the wen of orandas so that is in the back of my mind too. Would anyone else be concerned about putting them together? I'm thinking I will at least try it and keep a close eye on the situation. If he is too much I could put him in my pond but I'm a little bummed about that and a little worried doing it just as winter is approaching. Ergh. Thoughts? Thanks for reading,
  6. Hey all, I'm hoping someone has seen this before, and knows the condition or cause: My pearlscale (hamanishiki) is 3 years old, and has always been healthy. The last month or so, he looks like he has hickeys on his belly. I'm not sure what is causing it, or if it's even a bad thing. Below is what I do know: - Water parameters are always great - I test regularly - He is not being bullied - There are no sharp objects in the tank that are injuring him - He is not clumsy and running into things - For a pearlscale, his belly is not super huge - Eats twice a day - NLS Goldfish pellets once, and Repashy Soilent Green once - Gets bloodworms 1-2 times a week Other than the appearance of the hickeys, he is acting, swimming, and eating fine. It doesn't look like random pigmentation either... looks exactly like a hickey. I'm hoping someone out there knows what it is, and what's causing it. I've been searching for about a month, and decided it was time to post here. Thanks in advance for your help! Also, I have several very clear pictures but was unable to add them to this as they are just on my computer (I don't have a URL). If you know how I can post a pic here, please let me know.
  7. This is MaxFli - Max for short. I took all of these shots this morning except for the first one. It was taken in Feb 2013 right after I got him. As you can see he's gotten quite a bit bigger in the 2+ years that I've had him. I don't know how much he weighed when I got him; he was really small. I'm sure it was under 10 grams. I weighed him about two weeks ago and he weighed 315 grams.
  8. Guess what.... I GOT NEEW FEEEEEEEEEEEESH! Just today!!!!!!!! I was going in to the pet shop today to buy two fantails, and when I got there the fish in the fantail tank didn't look too crash hot, lots of bottom sitting and floating issues. So I started looking around and fell in love with these two little babies. They are only small. I think they are about 6-7cm. How does one measure a fish? Nose to tail tip? or Nose to base of tail? Please excuse my photo taking skills. They just would not stay still for two seconds together and my lighting was not great. This is pOdge.... pOdge is checking out my finger to see if there is food attached. He has such a big mouth for such a little fish! and this is & Co. (he hasn't got a name yet, still trying to think of one that suits him). I think he might have a dose of ick though. Is &Co. a black telescope or a black moor, or are they the same?
  9. Here are some pretty poor quality photos of the new pearlschus as they settle in. The orange pearlchu has a few bumps and bruises from shipping but is active so I'm monitoring it. The sakura is big fish and a powerful swimmer; I’ve always had a soft spot for sakura ranchu. The little yellow pearlchu is somewhat younger than it’s two friends, at 2 months old, this fish came from Thai buffalo lines so I’m excited to see how it’s wen grows out. It was far too speedy for me to get any good picture of it this time, maybe once it warms up to me more. For anyone who isn’t aware these fish are not a cross of any kind, they are 100% ranchu, spawned from completely normal ranchu parents. However it has been shown that when you linebreed goldfish certain oddities can arise, and in ranchu you sometimes get these funky pearlscaled ranchu (which I have uncreatively called pearlchu). ECR and I happen to share a love of pearlscales, and she entrusted these little ones to me so that I can make my sole purpose in life showcasing how dang cute they are. To the best of my knowledge, these fish do not breed true. But overall I’m so stoked to own these guys; they’re definitely one of the coolest phenotype combos I’ve ever seen. (Also sorry for the watermarks, I've had a few images stolen recently and I don't want to take any chances)
  10. It's been 6 months since I got these fish. I euthanized the blue ridge fish with the most extreme body after it developed swim bladder problems and flipped. The calico is still the runt with a small head, but they are all developing well and getting some size on. Here are some initial photos of the fish, and them yesterday. I should get their weights in as well. Comments and critiques welcome. All the fish aside from the red and white hamanishiki had fin flaws when I purchased them and are still present. Most improved! Red and white fish. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Tricolor fish. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Runty Calico. 6 months ago. Yesterday. Blue Calico. 6 months ago. Yesterday. And here is a new fish. This fish has really nice fins and shape, I'm hoping to prevent the same swim bladder issues present in the other very round fish. Everyone all together.
  11. Hello. My boyfriend recently brought home four new pearlscales and plopped them into the main tank, not quarantining them. Sigh. So three of them are doing fine. Have been in the tank for four days. However, one seems to be on death's door. I have given her a salt dip in a 3% saline solution, have been trying to gently net her and feed her since she can't seem to maintain a stable balance (the slightest pressure from the bubbler will blow her over) and she is routinely near the top of the tank, not gasping at the surface, but hovering there. I have a UV sterilizer running and was advised by the breeder where we got her to try a course of antibiotics. I treated the tank with 1,250 mgs of amoxicillin (60 gallon tank, 250 per 10 gallons). I have done a partial water change today and will treat again with amoxicillin. It should be a 4 day course. I order PrasiPro and it should arrive Monday because it could potentially be flukes if it's not bacterial. She shed her slime coat after I performed about an 80% water change using Prime and API stress coat (yesterday). It scared me to death because there were long milky peels hanging form her sides last night and now she has red, raw sides. I cannot get her to eat anything substantial although she shows interest. I feel like she is on a slow march to death :'( Please help. * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.8 Ph * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master kit * Water temperature? 78 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?: 60 gallons, 3 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Marineland Penguin 200 HOB (2 of them) each has ceramic rings and carbon filters. Combined, they filter 20x the tank's overall water capacity. * How often do you change the water and how much? Change the water twice a week, about 60-80% each time * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1 day ago, 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 fish, each 2-3 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, API Stress coat, API aquarium salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lionhead growth pellets, twice a day. Shelled peas, once a day * Any new fish added to the tank? yes, 4 pearlscales * Any medications added to the tank? amoxicillin * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Please see description at the top of the post * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Mildy frayed doral fin, very red sides where slime coat peeled away, red, swollen looking gills. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? When I feed her flakes (as she cannot control her bouyancy and make it to the bottom to gather pellets) she will chew one or two and spit it out ground up. She sows interest in food, just not capable of consuming it.
  12. she's been growing this 'yoop yoop' for a while now.. i think it's about as big as it's going to get. i don't think she's unhealthy but i just wanted to share this moment of crazy with the crazies all the other marks she developed during her first few spawning moments... they never disappeared and they haven't caused her any health issues. enjoy!
  13. So I'm getting my big BIG tank at the end of the month and decided to order the fish I wanted online because the LFS here where I am (North East Scotland) really don't have much goldfish beyond fantails, commons and comets. I ordered standard non-show/breed quality fish online so didn't get the option to pick them myself, just colour and breed. Aaaaanyway to cut a rambling story short I had ordered 1 regular red and white Pearlscale, instead I got a calico CROWNED pearscale. Now this little ball is the cutest thing ever and I am not sending her back (she is surprisingly a very fast swimmer, particularly when there is food). However the reason I didn't initially go for a crowned Pearscale is because the bump on their head freaks me out a little. So my silly question : Is that bump filled with fluid or hard tissue like the wen of an Oranda and what are the chances of it popping?! I apologise if this question has been asked before, I did try an internet search but it's either all vague information or I'm brain dead (which is a possibility). Instead of worrying about it I thought I'd just ask here and get some clarification. She is 2-3 inches and I'm still deciding on a name. The bump on her head is definitely there but not particularly big, just looks like a little bubble. Any advice from those who have crowned pearlscales would be much appreciated.
  14. I like to organize my pictures into one timeline, so some of these pictures are already on the site (: Something New: My Pearlscale. It could be something fishy, but it's actually more new than the fishy thing... If that makes sense. I still don't have a name for her. But she is super cute, I really like her. There is a perfect name for her out there somewhere! Today When I got her, she was a little pale. She is super small, only like the size of a quarter. She has perked right up since being put in with my other fish in QT. Everyone is about to be treated for prazi (: Something Fishy: Yukis new diggs, and pictures of my new Ryukins and Oranda (though not the best pictures). Mushu, my little Ryukin (: Chocolate Ryukin, his hump isn't as well developed as Mushu, but he is pretty and big! Sashimi, my cute little panda oranda. She has some cool yellow coloring under that black. (: Yuki's new pad. It's going to get more plants soon (: Something Cute: Otter and Cloud! My two bottle fed boys. Cloud is an orphan I hand raised. When I got him he had a gash on his side and was only one week old. This baby is a fighter and he is now almost 8 pounds of Handsome. Otter is only about 4 weeks old and is adorable. Cloud has adopted him as his own baby, and cleans and stimulates him to go poo. They cuddle and play together :3 My boys :3
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