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  1. myrasosweet

    Hello again! and UPDATES from Cali

    The people who had the puppies were new to this state. Their county shelter had no room for puppies and they had 7 under aged puppies, 6 girls and a boy. They brought the puppies to this state with them. They said that a lady had dumped the box of them and that in Texas where they're from, it's nearly impossible to rehome dogs so they hoped Georgia would be better. They couldn't keep any puppies. They had 3 kids and not much money. Regulations here require that you bring the puppies only to a shelter in your county. So where ever your address is, that must be in the same county as the shelter you take your dog. Even if there is space in another county's shelter, you may not take your dog there. It will be rejected. Entire litters of 6 week old puppies are usually rejected so it did not surprise me when she told me that. They tell you they can't take them. Many people then just leave a box of puppies outside because there's nothing they can do with them either. The shelter will put them all down. They don't have the space for all of them, they don't want to give all the extra shots and care for them, and they don't have the staff to nurture them etc. The shelters are constantly too full. Way too many dogs, nobody to take them. I don't want a female puppy at all and was prepared to leave them all... But as it turned out, there was ONE little boy. I decided to take him. $20 for him. He had 1 set of shots and he and his litter mates appeared healthy and vibrant, but were flea infested. They begged me to take two girls for free, but I just can't. I try not to think about the fates of the puppies because I already know that they won't all find homes. As for the ponds... in the south, we suffer from very acidic rain. Atlanta always has terrible air quality, as well. This can easily destroy your pH in smaller systems. Burned a few of my fish to a crisp. But all is okay now. There is an owl that hunts my fish, but he is deterred by nets.
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    Hello again! and UPDATES from Cali

    Hello. Wow Chai looks great. Great job. Glad the handsome guy is still well. I begun to work too much and we had a horrible rainstorm one weekend and I wasn't home at all to buffer. I suffered a crushing pH crash that killed some of my larger fish outright and sickened some of the smaller ones. Both the adult Comets died outright. Rustic and Shrimp. I also lost my largest Ryukin... Whisper. I had to put down two smaller single tails Common and Sasha. The rest of the fish somehow have recovered and are okay. I thought I was going to lose everyone AGAIN. My show boy Bayana had suffered an odd injury the week before. I thought he was going to die. He was not in the pond when it crashed. He recovered as well but his fins will never grow back right so he can never show again. Mary the blood parrot is fine. I lost one Tiger Barb (not sure how) but the other 5 are fine. Hair is light blue on the ends now... Different again. I also got THIS on Sunday. Didn't intend to but couldn't let him die. His name is Malone. Been busy busy. I also somehow went into acute liver failure after a horrible UTI... So that's been horrible. On meds forever but I am okay now and back at it. I will get some video or photos of my remaining fish for you hopefully tomorrow. This site has been abandoned by most members as well as all the ADMIN/MODS. Only a few members check in now and then.
  3. myrasosweet

    Fish updates and whatnot

    I almost died of cuteness when I saw the first one. He's a short tailed little baby. There are 4 total but these two are my favorites. All girl names as well. Stacee, Tracee, Lacee, and Gaycee... LOL!
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    Fish updates and whatnot

    Look what I found... They're tiny Ryukins if ever I've seen any... Super cute. I lost all my calico babies and couldn't pass them up.
  5. myrasosweet

    Fish updates and whatnot

    Decapsulated brine shrimp are for fish fry. Adults find the bits too tiny and don't bother trying to eat them. I keep duck weed for mine too. Most of them love it and it is good for them. If you are going away for a few days though, it is better to just fast the fish. No need to feed them.
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    Fish updates and whatnot

    Right? My plants didn't die a horrible death this time. Now I want to see if I can grow some bog plants around my mud pond. Probably not. Probably won't get that lucky. I'm actually going to upgrade that planted tank to a 20 gallon soon. It's way overrun. Here are the little mutt girls from Kentucky Orandas. Standard orange short tailed Ryukin crossed with standard orange Oranda. They remind me of the three Ryukin babies I lost that were named Tangerine, Tangelo, and Citrus. These are all suspected girls... Though I am not sure yet. I named them Lila (LEE-LUH) (small one with tail curl), Lola (most orange one), and Layla (larger one with black). Thrilled with them. If they grow tiny wens, I will die from cuteness.
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    Fatty Fatty Two by Fish

    People are so scared to do necropsies on their fish, that I have only been able to confirm ONE case of internal tumor. The fish was somewhat floaty, but it was not severe enough for me to be sure if the fish wasn't just an all too common annoying SBD fish. If I recall correctly... one day it just up and died. This was a while ago. The time it would take depends on the fish and possibly the location of the growth. I truly have no idea about a time frame. It may also be fluid retention, egg retention, or maybe even something else. Unfortunately it is impossible to be sure. But I don't think it's mere obesity. Makes no sense for only one fish to be affected so badly if it were mere obesity. Another thing... What variety is the fish?
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    UPDATE--Feb 27, 2019

    On active forums, much like the recent user in the disease thread, forums are still loaded with thin skinned easily offended people who ask for help but don't actually want it etc. I have been trying to help on forums too long to have patience for it at this point, hell I hardly had the patience for it to begin with. So I don't post nearly as much on forums anymore. And for other forums, much like this one... They have been abandoned. Nobody posts much anymore since many have moved on to social media or been run off by poor maintenance of the site. This site has been abandoned by its ADMINS and the members quickly left afterwards. Making a new forum won't do much. Only a few people will even see that you created it unfortunately.
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    Pulled mud babies

    It was an experiment. I did not truly expect most of them to survive. I expected maybe 2 to be left. I hoped but you know how I am. 5/7 so far are still alive. The small fancy boy is by himself in a tub. I believe he will survive. He's got fight in him. He's showing breeding stars and eating like a beast. I won't place him back into the mud until I can feed regularly. Still cannot do that yet. Not warm enough. He and the other tiny fancy both came out of the mud extremely weak and near death. I knew they needed food or they would not last much longer. That's why I pulled them out to a warmer holding to try and slowly feed them, but the little one died anyway. He's a handsome blue based young man. If he survives, he will become a favorite like my sweet Shembje was. His name is Booshka, I used to call Shembje that all the time.
  10. myrasosweet

    Pulled mud babies

    The tiny weak one I was worried about actually did die. I agree that calicos tend to be more frail. I agree also that they are likely not permanently stunted, they will catch up to the orange ones.
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    Fatty Fatty Two by Fish

    If the other fish are all fine and there's no apparent reason he's so unusually round, it could always be a tumor causing the roundness. They can get huge before they affect the fishes quality of life. That's why I wanted to look.
  12. myrasosweet

    Pulled mud babies

    Do you have any photos of them? I would love to see some adults. I also have these 3 new babies bred from a friend who just started up her program called Kentucky Orandas. Aren't they cute? They're Ryukin/Oranda hybrids. Lila (LEE-LUH) small one with curled tail, Lola most orange one, and Layla bigger one with black... are their names. 10 days into quarantine.
  13. myrasosweet

    Pulled mud babies

    I think so too. I love blue and blue based fish. I think they're really pretty. Blueberry I hope gets deeper blue and grows to about the size of Shrimp this summer. She would be SO pretty if she did.
  14. myrasosweet

    Pulled mud babies

    The blue based Shubunkin I would say is rare... I have never seen one. The fantails? Nah they're fairly common. People just think they're ugly next to the ones with more reds and whatnot and rarely get them.
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    Pulled mud babies

    They are quite stunty/small. They spent 5 months as babies outside and had barely any food and the water was cold. There are two boys LOADED with breeding stars and the girls look like they are getting eggy, so I suspect they're maturing at this point even though they are sizewise not there. The tiny one Orita seems weak and she may not make it to the grow season but I hope she does. Names in order: Sasha (suspected girl)- Sarassa Comet Blueberry (girl) - Blue based Shubunkin Elizabeth (girl)- London Shubunkin (VERY fat... Hopefully she is okay) Rangli (boy) - Standard Shubunkin Orita (suspected girl) - Blue based calico fantail Booshka (boy) - Blue based calico fantail Common (suspected boy) - REGULAR GOLDFISH!!

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