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  1. Walt

    You mentioned you could not PM me? any idea as to why, do I need to clean out something?

    1. Ian


      Hi Walt, i think your mail box is full? I did try to get you by increasing the limits, but that did not work.

      Would you try by deleting some oldest old messages - try to delete the oldest ones, and see what happens?

      I don't pm too much, so my mailbox never filled up. Is there a warning or something about that? I don't know....

      But I have seen issues like this before, always related to a too full inbox?

      I wanted to mention to you some stuff, privately....

      Hope all you are well.

  2. Walt

    Hey, what's up with each of you?

    After many things here with illness, and daughters cancer, I topped that off with my 30 gallon bursting a seam. I did a rapid change into the 55 I had up and running. Overcrowded but working. I have two large calico,s, odd parents it seems, one telescope, one yellow head, an five offspring mostly orange and white at present, some single tail. That and several bristlenose catfish. Doing weekly water changes due to the amount of fish
  3. Walt

    Plants for goldies to eat?

    your on the right track. If the goldfish like a certain plant it is not likely to grow fast enough to stay ahead of demand. It would need to a fast growing plant in a large tank. There are several fine leaved plants that goldies like, but a bit of research would need to be done to get the best match
  4. Walt

    What is food

    True, glad there are no insects indoors here. All in all, the fish look like they are doing well here
  5. Walt

    What is food

    May not be a point for you dear Dr., but it works for me. The fish can survive for several days without food, one days feeding less is not going to hurt, and their piggish eating needs the extra time to pass the excess gas. The weird part is that they nibble at the surface with no food there. And being indoors, no insects to go for. Yours look great by the way
  6. Walt

    What is food

    By the way your picture needs a stethoscope to make you look like a real Dr.
  7. Walt

    What is food

    Floating food? Is this not a general no no? When my big dummies try to feed at the top they get bloated and tend to lose control of their swim bladder. I feed sinking small pellets, sparingly, and on occasion I skip a days feeding to make sure they pass any gas before eating more. Just my view from the inside tank. Some day I be well enough to get this liner pond installed and enjoy a small pond again, so I hope. Arthritis still giving my joints a tough go of it. Any manual labor is out of the question for now
  8. Walt

    Cloudy eye and white stuff on fin

    Looks like your going in the right direction, don' be too harsh with the percentage of medication. Nice looking fish as to coloration. It is possible that the fish will settle in a bit more and become more accustomed to your conditions in the tank. Other wise continue your good habits and keep your increased heat steady
  9. Walt

    Nasty winter so far

    Ouch, low blow. It was not to point out an imperfection, it was a possible solution. This has been the worst winter as far as temps and a heater would help. My reasons for neglect are involved with my health and the fact that the Dr.s at Baptist Hospital have given up on my daughters recovery, recommending for her to get her affairs in order as she has little time left. Having or not having a heater is not what I call an imperfection, just a potential aid to help with keeping the fish alive in these temps. Since you seem to take it as a criticism I will not make any further suggestions to aid and assist
  10. Walt

    Nasty winter so far

    Sorry you feel his way about the floating pond heater, would save the fish from the severe cold
  11. Walt

    Nasty winter so far

    I see you did not get a floating heater as suggested last winter. That would provide enough heat to get them these incredible cold nights
  12. Walt


    Great Job, keep it up
  13. Walt

    Recovered Fish

    Thanks, we are trying to get by. I have another procedure for my heart on next Tuesday. I worry about things to do with the heart
  14. Walt

    calico now

    Looks good still
  15. Walt

    Recovered Fish

    What a picture Myra, all Dolled up!

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