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I got a new fish! :newfish He's (or she) is a lionhead (gold and white)and I'm going to put him/her in the 55g (after QT of course) with my fantail and comet. I know that's generally a no-no, but I didn't think it would be a problem since my fish aren't bullies and are fairly small. I'm pretty sure that they'll get along fine, especially if I train him/her to handfeed. Do you guys think this will work?

Also, I was wondering if I should use meds just to make sure that he/she dosn't have parasites or somthing or if I should just QT without meds?

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Congrats on your new fishy!

If you don't specifically see anything, I wouldn't use meds, but maybe you could do some salt or something. That could take care of lots of things, and won't hurt the fish.

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They all should get along fine :) Lionheads can't swim very fast, but aren't really fragile and can see fine. Hand-feeding will be wonderful. Lionhead's are so cute, and orange/gold and white are my favorite colors! I just brought home an orange and white baby lionhead too, but he's a sicky :( Congrats, if mine makes it then they can be friends :heart

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I would salt the QT tank just in case.

Don't worry, I have a chocolate oranda, a red capped oranda, and a comet in the same tank and the poor comet normally has a time getting food. Your lionhead should be fine.

Pictures! And congrats on the :newfish

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He's acting happy as can be, still eats his medicated food, and is extremely active. I think he'll pull thru. I'm really worried tho because I go on vacation for 3-4 days next week and my tank isn't cycled..I've been doing daily 25% water changes to keep the ammonia down!

Anyways, congrats on your new little fishie! You're going to love him/her :D

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Yeah! Congrats on the :newfish !!! Does he have a name? Or did he not tell you what his name is yet? :lol: Don't forget the pix!

I am no expert but if he is not sick then the QT with salt sounds very good - because of tolerance to meds. I just find it's always best not to do too much!

Kissy - Congrats ont he new fish - I missed that... I hope he gets better soon!

Kortinee - love that bunny! Is he your bunny? Cute!

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Kortinee - love that bunny!  Is he your bunny? Cute!

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Yup, that's my baby Melvin. She's actually a girl bunny, though. I picked the name before I picked the bunny, and it just fit even though she's got the wrong plumbing. :D

She's got an attitude, as you can see.

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okay, salt yes, other meds no. the salt is one tablespoon each five gallons or one teaspoon each gallon, right? just want to make sure cause it's been a long time since I used salt(for the fishies that is)! And I don't know exactly how much water there is so would it be the end or the world if I accidentaly slightly over or undersalted?(he/she is in a rubbermaid tub and I didn't fill it up all the way.)

Kortniee- lol wrong plumbing!!! :rofl still very cute!

Kissy-so sorry your baby is sick!!! what's wrong with her?

Graham- as for names, no nothing as of yet. I've thought of a few, but none that jumped up and bite me in the backside!

sorry guys that I have been so late replying to this thread!!! :(

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Oliver has some sort of external parasite and probably internal ones as well. He was pretty bad yesterday, but he's perking up today!!!!

I think I'd rate lionheads as overall the cutest. Chubby cheeks, fat body, little tail, and they WIGGLE so much when they swim :)

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I just read somthing in another post that says you should feed medigold to fish in QT. is that right? I have medigold on hand and it probably couln't hurt, right?

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