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Forum: Other Fish   02-03-2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By thekoimaiden
Bass was my guess, too. But I haven't seen many...

Bass was my guess, too. But I haven't seen many juvvies. I'd say raise it and see what it looks like.
Forum: Other Fish   11-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,247
Posted By thekoimaiden
Just to clear this up, wild caught sturgeon are...

Just to clear this up, wild caught sturgeon are not sold as pets. They are butchered for caviar. The sturgeon that do appear in pet stores are a result of the captive-bred caviar market. Aquaculture...
Forum: Other Fish   11-18-2013, 09:47 PM
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Posted By thekoimaiden
You should honestly get more than two. Three is...

You should honestly get more than two. Three is the generally recommended minimum for loach species as they are highly social. They are rather hardy aside from that.

I agree with Jaysee on the...
Forum: Journals   08-30-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By thekoimaiden
:( I'm so sorry to hear that, Meg. Sparky was a...

:( I'm so sorry to hear that, Meg. Sparky was a great sausage and will be greatly missed. You did an excellent job giving him a home. I'm sure he enjoyed his time with you much more than that tiny...
Forum: Other Fish   08-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,445
Posted By thekoimaiden
Normally I would have suggested this, too, if I...

Normally I would have suggested this, too, if I hadn't run into one large problem. They no longer make spray bars for the Rena filters. I JUST bought a Rena XP4 for my 55 gal goldfish tank and was...
Forum: Other Fish   08-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By thekoimaiden
Jaysee brings up an excellent point. Goldfish are...

Jaysee brings up an excellent point. Goldfish are HIGHLY social fish. After owning groups of them for 7 years I can clearly attest to that. Goldfish simply shouldn't be kept alone. And while they can...
Forum: Other Fish   08-27-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By thekoimaiden
Really depends on the line. I had a ranchu that...

Really depends on the line. I had a ranchu that came from a small line and never got larger than 5 inches. But I have seen other ranch push 8 inches. Ryukin tend to be shorter, but they have really...
Forum: Other Fish   08-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By thekoimaiden
If you want to get 5-6 goldfish I would shoot for...

If you want to get 5-6 goldfish I would shoot for a 75 gal or larger tank. Keeping 4 goldfish in a 55 gal is pushing it in terms of both space and nutrient load. I had to do 75% or larger water...
Forum: Journals   07-15-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,058
Posted By thekoimaiden
Ah.... Another thing I've been neglecting this...

Ah.... Another thing I've been neglecting this summer. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into writing around the end of August. Work is just too much right now... /sigh
Forum: Other Fish   07-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By thekoimaiden
Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I've been...

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I've been away on vacation with limited internet access.

... That's a pretty deep freezing depth. Let me know what you find out. It sounds like any pond to...
Forum: Other Fish   07-01-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
  Pond
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Posted By thekoimaiden
That is sounding like a better plan. You might...

That is sounding like a better plan. You might even have to make it deeper depending on the hardiness zone. Did you find out what hardiness zone you are in?

Sorry it took me so long to reply. I'm...
Forum: Other Fish   06-29-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
  Pond
Views: 864
Posted By thekoimaiden
That woman actually seems to know a bit about...

That woman actually seems to know a bit about ponds and goldfish. Although depending on how deep the freezes go into the ground where you are I'd make it deeper. You'll need to look into your...
Forum: Other Fish   06-28-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By thekoimaiden
Java moss would work great! It's recommended for...

Java moss would work great! It's recommended for ALL shrimp tanks especially if you want to breed. Anubias would be another good plant and so would java fern. Low light and shrimps love to clean...
Forum: Other Fish   06-27-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By thekoimaiden
Shrimp would be the only thing I would keep in...

Shrimp would be the only thing I would keep in that tank, but I'd make a whole bunch of changes beforehand. Since it won't be able to have a great cycle you'll need to stuff it with live plants. Yes....
Forum: Other Fish   06-27-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By thekoimaiden
Bigger is always better with ponds! My next one...

Bigger is always better with ponds! My next one will be 10,000 + gal.

As for websites, I've found that large koi club websites tend to have a lot of great information. Those are usually the sites...
Forum: Other Fish   06-25-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By thekoimaiden
Hey! I have some years experience with koi and...

Hey! I have some years experience with koi and ponds. They really are wonderful.

1) IMO you're going to be pushing it on a $2000 budget if you want something really nice. Mine was considerably...
Forum: Other Fish   06-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By thekoimaiden
Three marimos isn't going to do much. They are a...

Three marimos isn't going to do much. They are a slow-growing plant. You want things like water sprite, frogbit, and dwarf water lettuce. Fast-growing plants suck up ammonia very fast.

I haven't...
Forum: Other Fish   06-24-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By thekoimaiden
Honestly with water like that I'd get an RO unit....

Honestly with water like that I'd get an RO unit. I've heard bad stories about Texas water. Sometimes there is little you can do when the water is just that bad. I would have expected a betta to fare...
Forum: Other Fish   06-12-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By thekoimaiden
There is no real way to tell if a fish is "happy"...

There is no real way to tell if a fish is "happy" or not because "happiness" is a human construct. It's not something we can apply to fish. Really all we can do is give the fish what it needs in...
Forum: Other Fish   06-11-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By thekoimaiden
Not really claiming to be a koi expert here, but...

Not really claiming to be a koi expert here, but I do know a few things about them after having kept a pond for 7 years. Honestly the reason you keep hearing bigger tank and pond is because that is...
Forum: Other Fish   06-10-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By thekoimaiden
I can't tell anything from the pictures either.

I can't tell anything from the pictures either.
Forum: Other Fish   06-09-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By thekoimaiden
Pretty sure that figure is total length which...

Pretty sure that figure is total length which includes the tail fin.
Forum: Other Fish   06-09-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By thekoimaiden
I certainly wouldn't go any smaller than a 75....

I certainly wouldn't go any smaller than a 75. The issue you run into with smaller tanks is room to turn. Comets can easily reach 10 inches, and a 10-inch fish trying to turn around in a 12 inch wide...
Forum: Other Fish   06-09-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By thekoimaiden
Your general setup sounds pretty good. Petsmart...

Your general setup sounds pretty good. Petsmart sells nice tall plants that are great for cover. I've also seen some fake plant goldfish aquascapes that were pretty neat like this one at PFK: How to...
Forum: Other Fish   06-09-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By thekoimaiden
I know you trust the mods on that goldfish forum,...

I know you trust the mods on that goldfish forum, but after having kept goldfish alone I can tell you they do better with other goldfish. It's not a matter of getting bored like bettas; it's a matter...
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