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Old 01-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #311 
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/sigh He says he'd rather not. Sad sad :<

The comet seems a little off today though, not his usual active self. He was fine yesterday. I'll be keeping an eye on him. I don't have anything big enough to really QT him so not sure what I'm gonna do. Wonder if I should try a couple of pet stores and see if they can take him/give him a home. So frustrated.
There's no possible way you could meet up with him?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #312 
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There's no possible way you could meet up with him?
He really doesn't seem interested in taking just the one fish. Where I said we could meet is closer to him than me and it's a long drive. We're north of Dallas and he's closer to Fort Worth in the midcities so it would suck. But he wants like 3 or 4.
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I think I'm just going to put an ad on CL and see if anyone can take him.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #314 
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In a 55 gal, I believe you can get 3-4 of the fancy goldies in there. You know, the pudgy adorable guys. Fancy or Fantails. Black Moors, Orandas and I *think* Ryukins tend to get larger than 6"
I do like the pudgy ones too XP but I also like the long bodies so I was just curious...
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #315 
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I do like the pudgy ones too XP but I also like the long bodies so I was just curious...
Unless you have a solid second home, I don't think any of the slender goldies can do well in your 55 gal.
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Unless you have a solid second home, I don't think any of the slender goldies can do well in your 55 gal.
Aw darn, oh well. Glad I asked!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #317 
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Some basic care tips were added to the first post!
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #318 
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Yay!!!
Maybe this should be a sticky?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #319 
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Ugh for some unknown reason my cycled goldfish tank decided to crash. I noticed my goldfish were being unusually lethargic and were breathing quite heavily, but as temperatures have been high here I thought it was because of that.

This tank runs four internal filters chock full of media and has been stable for three or so years now so I didn't think to check my parameters until my biggest goldfish showed some red marks on his tail.

Ammonia level was at like 4ppm! pH is over 7 so I was freaking out. In the course of two days I removed around 150L from the tank and overdosed on Prime to hopefully give them (and me) some breathing space. As soon as I added the Prime (I had been using API stress coat previously as I was running low on Prime and needed to conserve it for my other tanks), they immediately perked up and started swimming around.

Luckily after a couple of very thorough gravel cleanings with my siphon and some rinsing out of the filter media in each filter the ammonia problem seems to have cleared up overnight. Going to keep my eye on things for the next couple of weeks but thankfully my poor arm and back can get a reprieve from lugging around 20L buckets full of water.

Does make you realise though just how much ammonia goldfish are capable of producing in an uncycled environment. If it had been any other fish I reckon they would have been dead or extremely sick but my goldfish have returned completely to normal.
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Thanks for the care tips!

How would this be for a couple of fancies?

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
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