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    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

    So these are the babies I had left after the disaster. They weren't in the affected pond and have been totally healthy. As Nisai this year, I am hoping the Ryukins do well this grow season. This is what I did with my 55. Mary is the orange Blood Parrot I got last June. I got the Tiger Barbs about two months after her. There are also 2 Emerald Cories. There were 3 but one disappeared and my brother said he saw Mary eating it! They are bullied and they don't seem to be thriving. No more Cories. Brown algae like a MUG. This is the mud that I'm going to be working on this spring. 6/7 of the babies I put in the pond last October are still alive. One disappeared without a trace. The largest fancy. Netted the pond and no more issues. There's one tiny weak one that may or may not pull through. There's one I got after the initial group that I HAD to have called Blueberry. Here she is early January when I first got her... Instant love. I ADORE blue fish and for $2, she HAD to come with me. They're all seemingly doing okay and eating and everything. Going to be making some moves as the weather warms up. Gotta finish digging out the mud and the gotta work on planting it and whatnot to help sustain the fishy life through the summer and making it a nice place for them to live. Should be interesting. Just another one of my experiments/projects. I've gotten fairly good with indoor plants on a small scale... Here's my 10 gallon loaded with duck weed that I grew from a $5 tiny amount and have been feeding a lot. And also I have another 10 gallon with many plants and snails. I also got this big net to be able to catch babies in the mud later on. And this is a photo of me taken two days ago. I cut my hair and it looks different now... And I will be cutting it again soon. I also got 3 babies bred by a friend yesterday. They're Ryukin/Oranda mixes and I ADORE them. I will add a few photos of them tomorrow.
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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.
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    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.
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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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Nitrite Poisoning in Goldfish

    Please read the thread. I encourage you to. You'll see that Myra is definitely NOT talking nonsense. The user did not fill out the form properly or fully, then he used medications that nobody recommended without asking anybody (read good reviews? Where? Nobody on the forum gave it a good review!) all while now claiming he DOESN'T want to treat the fish (what? You medicate and then say you DON'T WANT TO?) , got the salt and claimed he would add it but then comes here and says he never added it, and when told to use Prime, mentioned stuff he prefers. And nobody really said NOT to use medication, but they may as well have because your water quality was still showing toxicity, so medication would not help. When users make things difficult like this by not giving exact numbers etc, dose things without asking, post confusing or conflicting information, and then childishly accuse of me having sticks in places, I do not attempt to help. Why would I? It is unlikely my advice would be followed anyway. The salt wouldn't have been a good idea if the fish was brewing dropsy. Any other medications would not have been a good idea because his water was still showing toxicity.
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    Nitrite Poisoning in Goldfish

    I cannot help this user either. This is not the only forum he has posted on. He has received help from other forums as well. He believes his fish has nitrite poisoning when his tank is old which does not make much sense. He never mentioned any numbers to indicate any of this. He mentioned a few numbers after claiming to have done multiple water changes. He does not wish to treat the fish for septicemia despite people saying that the fish does seem to need treatment. Dropsy won't make a fish stop eating all the time. Can't see dropsy from the side and he did not provide top photos. He uses Tetra (not API) Lifeguard when nobody recommended this (almost useless) medication. What help can I offer to someone who is bent on doing things his way and leaves out pertinent information and photos?
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    Fishy Update!

    Yeah I've had this issue before as well when I realized I was just doing too much. I would love to see some photos or video of your babies now. You were the only one who had more than me! I lost them all but am slowly rebuilding and I am still trying my pond project.
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    UPDATE--Feb 27, 2019

    I thought it was Ian paying, but I wasn't sure. I went to FishLore. Quickly decided that I didn't like the moderators there and left. Recently left Kokos permanently after she got annoying and bugged me. I now post only on Goldfishkeepers, and the site has a bunch of snobby people so I am careful about what I post. All my fish are okay, as well. Trying some new projects this year of course. Kinda just my own stuff. I don't share much anymore since the people on GoldfishKeepers don't too much care about such and care only about breeding.
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    Boo!

    I can hear them too. I suppose I will post a fishy update as well. I think maybe we all should. Catch up of sorts.
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    UPDATE--Feb 27, 2019

    Yeah the site is dead. I check now and then but never see any posts. The ADMIN and her advisor have long since abandoned the site. Last I saw, she was having an outbreak amongst her fish as well. Hopefully it did not run rampant like my issue did. I wonder who is even paying for the site at this point? Glad your fish are well.
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    Fatty Fatty Two by Fish

    I stop by now and then. Nobody posts so I usually don't even bother to log in. Let's have a look at fishy. Hard to be sure what might be the issue without a look. Obesity in fish is a thing, but in fancies, it's hard to tell from the outside until its gotten BAD. From what I recall, your fish were always too thin to me so maybe this one isn't fat, maybe the others are just thin. Anyway, hope all is well with you.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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