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  1. myrasosweet

    This years experiment

    The Oranda showed signs of parasites. After no improvement with prazi or flubendazole, and kept worsening... I put him down. I'm not willing to spend anymore to buy meds to try on import fish that idk what they have. I gave Southwest two proper tries. Got two batches of sick fish. Done with imports for good now. They're a waste of money. I won't risk my other fish again. No way. One of the little Shubies had a broken jaw. I didn't notice it at first but you can even see it in the first video. He could not open his mouth to eat and he was getting weaker and weaker. After this failed attempt to feebly help him, he unfortunately died. WARNING: ANESTHETIZED FISH AND POSSIBLY DISTURBING FOOTAGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi3u1YrICUQ These were added to the collection to make 5 fish for the experiment. Weather took a turn for the worse and I had to move some heaters for tropicals so I decided to chuck these into the mud early. We had several nights in the 30 degree area. Terrible winds and rains as well. I haven't seen any life in the mud for several days. Today it warmed past 60 and so I went out to try and see if there were any babies left. Lo and behold... All 5 little fish were spotted and were very hungry. The water looks different now. Much more clarity. The net blew off in the storms and I haven't had the fortitude to go out in the weather and find it and put it back on. I wasn't worried about predators initially but the improving clarity now kinda makes it a threat. There are several inches of visibility now. They're all just fine. Needs a bit of cleaning now due to the leaves and whatnot falling in. It is quite large even unfinished. At least 400-420 gallons. In the spring I am planning to finish it. I am going to get some plants for it as well as a waterfall thingy for the middle of it. This helps prevent excess stagnation. For now, there are just a few tiny fish whom I almost never see and so all is well. I am going to be monitoring the entire thing. The water is actually nearly clear when placed in a cup, so I can do some tests... Which I am going to do tomorrow.
  2. myrasosweet

    More than I can Chew!

    One of the little calicos I got for experiment had a broken jaw. She must have broken it when she was removed from the Walmart tank because I didn't notice it at first. She could not eat. After a failed attempt to sedate her and adjust the bones, she sadly died. I went to get 2 more so I could have 4 for the experiment. I PROMISED that I would not get anymore regular goldfish because I don't like them and still have 2 from last year that I am sorta stuck with. I wanted only fantails or Shubunkins ideally. A regular goldfish to me is a plain orange Common or Comet. A "feeder" usually. I did like the cute Sarassa. She was very active and said hi and I have never ever seen one at the local Walmart. And I LOVE the blue base fantail. Reminds me of Shembje. Picked them instantly. But I ended up with an ugly regular goldfish anyway. He was actually ALL by himself with the Koi... And again I felt for him and I took him. Now if he survives, I will once again have a regular goldfish that I don't really want. I saw a really cute Oranda with a nice little wen for his size, but Orandas are weak and not suitable for this experiment and a tiny Oranda with a big wen will just grow up to have issues if it survives anyway. Moral is, I end up with too many fish because I end up feeling sorry for fish that I do not want and then I end up stuck with some of them. It's HARD to get rid of fish here. VERY hard. And the one time I gave away two fish, the guy quickly sickened them and I regretted it. I feel your pain here. I don't have individual bonds with any of my goldfish anymore either. My strongest bond that I have is with my Blood Parrot Mary.
  3. myrasosweet

    hemorrhagic septicemia and dropsy help

    If its a kiddie pool then you could have heated it. Not that hard to do so actually. And you soaked him in Bifuran? Ah, boy. I cannot follow what you're saying and you don't provide water quality numbers or anything and so I cannot help anymore. Good luck with your fish. Hopefully he recovers. Bad fin rot often doesn't heal all the way and the tail or fin can look permanently wonky. And of your pond is that cold, you don't need to be feeding your fish. It will do them harm.
  4. myrasosweet

    hemorrhagic septicemia and dropsy help

    I saw you post on Koiphen. They also advised against treating the entire pond. They also told you that Kanaplex won't help the fish. Seachem makes medicine for aquariums. They don't know much about Koi or pond environments. Their technical supports interests are selling their products, they are not interested in your Koi. Take their advice with salt. Your severely ill fish is likely to die. It was caught too late and you don't have the ideal medications of environment to help him. What you don't want to do here is lose the rest of them. Treating the entire pond will cause every fish in there who doesn't have the bacteria to lose resistance to it. This can result in a catastrophy. With that said, medicate the entire pond at your own risk.
  5. myrasosweet

    hemorrhagic septicemia and dropsy help

    Kanaplex is for aquarium use. That's why it comes in tiny tubes. It isn't meant to be dosed in ponds. Koi are different from most aquarium fish. They aren't resilient and they usually need much stronger medication when they get sick. Their environment is usually too big to dose most medications anyway and normally the individual fish is treated instead. Medicating the healthy fish along with the sick ones will cause the healthy ones to develop resistance to the bacteria the sick ones have. Then your chances of a widespread issue go WAY up and your fish can lose their immunity. Kanaplex is a harsh medication that is bad for their kidneys as well. It really is only meant for last resort use. That is why it claims to be for dropsy. Dropsy means death so last resorts are permitted. Medicating the healthy ones give them all the side effects for no reason. Again, you should never ever do this. You need quarantine tanks to remove the sick ones. And where did you "hear" all this information? It is certainly nonsense if someone told you that its perfectly fine to medicate healthy fish. This is a terrible aquarium practice and should never be done.
  6. myrasosweet

    hemorrhagic septicemia and dropsy help

    We never ever treat healthy fish. This is a terrible idea and can cause much harm. In addition, Kanaplex is not likely to help here. On top of that, it is not truly meant for pond use and you would need a ton for a Koi pond. On top of THAT, it really isn't useful for Koi. This site is for goldfish. May I refer you to koiphen.com for health issues concerning your Koi.
  7. He is in dropsy. Moderate to severe. Very bloated, huge fluid rings under his eyes, clearly raised scales, and he's mostly on the BOTTOM of the tank. He's beginning the "C" shape as well. In my experience, there is no saving a fish once it gets to this point. I would put him down were he my fish. If you insist on trying, may I suggest checking the articles section here and following the metro feeding regimen.
  8. myrasosweet

    This years experiment

    It is no longer 90° outside, but today will be past 80° and I am not concerned at all for the outdoor fishes safety. They'll be completely fine all the way until November at least. I am sure the Tosai will be able to winter just fine. I will not allow their pond to freeze though. We may not have a freeze this year. We don't always. Based on my experience, temps in the 40s do not harm healthy goldfish at all. Even small ones are totally fine at those temps if they're healthy. Your babies should be fine. All the calicos except the import are part of this year's experiment. I'm still going to do my type of fishkeeping. There's still much to learn. My site flooded with the hurricane rains and I decided to test it out. Uru is still alone in the "dirt quarantine" where I introduced the mud into their tub, but Rangli and Kosmos I chucked into the mud pit. So far they're all just fine. You can see what it looked like before I removed the surface debris. I am not really worried about stagnation or predation right now but I put a water pump with a shortage there to move it a tad and chucked the old net to keep out birds. In 2-3 weeks, I will drain it and search for the fish and then we will finish the project. Needless to say I cannot see them and I cannot catch two teensy fish in there blindly. They've been there 3 days and I saw them both yesterday for a split second come to the top when I chucked in some floating pellets. I figured it would help me see them and I can easily just net off the food. There is about 220 gallons of water or with two TINY fish and some mud. Not worried about water quality. When finished, it will hold around 400 gallons at least. Right now it's just a pit of mud with water, but it ideally is going to have bog and pond plants and some fishies. Based on what I have read, this will take a while to establish. It's such a small system that it shouldn't be TOO hard. Normally these are done on HUGE scales for Koi. We shall see.
  9. myrasosweet

    This years experiment

    I am going to be testing out a "natural bottom" environment... As opposed to a normal lined pond. I've heard mixed things and as an experimental fishkeeper, I want to see for myself. I'm going to be slowly introducing the elements of what would be in the pond into the quarantine of these 3 babies and see what happens. I actually LOVE the fantail. I wasn't going to pick any fancies for the preliminary experiment but didn't want to end up stuck with anymore plain orange goldfish so I had already decided to go with Shubunkins. Never had a true Shubunkin, had a tiny weak London type that died quickly once. The fancy dude I just couldn't pass up. Got them last night but they're all eating well and seem okay for now. Very very thin as always but if they survive quarantine and whatnot, they won't be thin for long. Already named... Brownish shun - Rangli Reddish - Uru fantail - Kosmos And this cute mushy man is an import. I don't trust the health of these dudes after so many stories and a disease that was impossible to fight and claimed everyone but I HAD to get this short bodied cute little flipper. He is being quarantined AWAY from everyone else and won't be going with my Ryukins regardless. Even his water is not drained anywhere near anything the other fish get close to. He's on the other side of the house and on the opposite side of the porch facing away from everything. I MAY eventually put him with the new guys and Comets but he never gets close to my Ryukins ever. He's very young but I do believe he's a boy. His name is Gladiolus. He's a Chinese Yuan Bao I think. He won't be spending the winter outdoors. He's just outside for now since its still 90° outside.
  10. HUGE show this year. Nearly every tank occupied. So many different types and sizes of fish. I had an awesome time. My boy Star defeated the other 5 Size 1 Ryukins for Best In Variety - Ryukin. We didn't win any prestigious awards this year, way too many nice fish... I am happy we got even something lol. Had an awesome time. Excuse the potato quality... My phone photo quality has dropped and I was moving trying to get past quickly. Was crowded and whatnot. And I also may have oopsied... Because I missed having a calico.
  11. myrasosweet

    The Donald

    Nope. She leaves the Barbs alone and they leave her alone. I tried a Firemouth Cichlid before the Tiger Barbs and she beat him up and was very mean to him. I took him back. King Kong Parrots have different shapes and much better functioning mouths than Blood Parrots usually. These are KKP. They look much more like Flowerhorns. Their mouths must never look like the mouth your fish has. That is Blood Parrots only. These fish are all Blood Parrots. My fish and your fish are both Blood Parrots. King Kong Parrots are rarer and tend to grow larger. Your LFS mislabeled him, either by accident or on purpose. The differences between the fish aren't exactly subtle so it's interesting how a a fish store can mix them up.
  12. myrasosweet

    The Donald

    He isn't a King Kong Parrot. He's a Blood Parrot. I saw a big one at PetSmart for $30.They are different from King Kong Parrots. It just so happens that I got one myself for my 55 in June. Yours is an adult but mine is a baby. I named it Mary. Bloody Mary. You get it. She lives with 6 Tiger Barbs. June and then today
  13. myrasosweet

    Hello people

    My name. The spelling... The pain. It's Myra lol. It's all good. Thank you for the information. I appreciate all the information that I can get. Of the Ryukin babies, Star was the biggest when I got him and Whisper was the smallest when I got them. They're now exactly the same weight. Photos here taken the exact same day. Star looks much bigger but Whisper is more stout so their weight is the same. A Ryukins weight is in his stoutness.
  14. myrasosweet

    Hello people

    How old are the ones that are kicking over?
  15. myrasosweet

    Hello people

    Shrimp is such a weird little fish. She's always been oddly fat for a single tail. That's why she's my favorite regular goldfish but I'm not sure it's normal. She hasn't spawned this year but I've never seen any stars on Shrimp and with her shape, I assumed female. Could be wrong. None of my fish are ever thin but this little girl is a tub of lard... She's been this way since she was small. Her fatness is even looking from the top. She's equally as bulgy on both sides. All my fish have had a bit of a growth spurt over the past two weeks for some odd reason. It's been 90° every day still so I haven't cut feeding even though its mid September.

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