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  1. calicomj replied to the thread Black marks on body and fin..

    Really too bad. He was a very unhealthy fish and his water quality was unfortunately a death trap. Nitrates must never be allowed to get...

    Jan 23, 2018 at 6:56 AM
  2. calicomj replied to the thread Odd goldfish condition.

    I'm not sure the fish with the fin issues will die, but there's nothing normal about it and the ranchu already don't have a dorsal to...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:07 PM
  3. calicomj replied to the thread Black marks on body and fin..

    The tank is about 13 gallons. Too small for a goldfish. Thered waste trapping gravel in there. In addition she does only a 20% water...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:05 PM
  4. calicomj replied to the thread Odd goldfish condition.

    Repeat once daily for a few days and see if there's any change. Dip the fish that just begun seeing the rot, as well. See if we can slow...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:53 PM
  5. calicomj replied to the thread Odd goldfish condition.

    For the dip... Which lasts around 10 seconds, it should be pretty blue. Follow the directions as closely as possible for the dip.

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:52 PM
  6. calicomj replied to the thread Black marks on body and fin..

    He's somewhat old then. The black marks themselves are not a disease... But they can be a sign that the fish is sick, which clearly he...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 5:57 PM
  7. calicomj replied to the thread Black marks on body and fin..

    That's not generally the pattern we see for ammonia burn. Looks more like damage healing from bottom sitting a lot. This fish doesn't...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM
  8. calicomj attached a file to the thread My blue boy isnĀ“t himself, help needed.

    @Buttercup I am going to ship 3 boys to a friend this week. That's my first time shipping. If all goes well, I can then ship you the...

    IMG_20180121_120447.jpg Jan 21, 2018 at 8:50 PM
  9. calicomj replied to the thread LION HEAD SICK???.

    Please take a picture. Seriously there's no way to tell without a picture. Or at least try to find a photo online that looks exactly...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 8:42 PM
  10. calicomj replied to the thread Odd goldfish condition.

    Methylene blue will stain everything blue. It MUST NOT be used in the main tank. It will ruin everything. It needs a specific holding...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 9:28 PM
  11. calicomj replied to the thread Odd goldfish condition.

    Kordon methylene blue is the one most use. Good to have on hand in general too.

    Jan 20, 2018 at 5:54 PM
  12. calicomj replied to the thread broken dorsal fin.

    Glad it healed well. Some Koi people who have very high quality show fish (these can cost $10,000) that end up breaking fins DO have a...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  13. calicomj replied to the thread spawning age?.

    Forcing animals to breed really doesn't sit well with me. "Rape stands" for dogs and "hand spawning" fish isn't something I agree with...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  14. calicomj replied to the thread What do you think of this idea.

    Beware the night predators, as well. An OWL struck my ponds at night, killing/eating multiple fish. Only scales and a mess was found...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 8:11 AM
  15. calicomj replied to the thread What will my fry look like?.

    That's a lovely butterfly though! Good luck in raising the babies.

    Jan 20, 2018 at 8:07 AM