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  1. Sunday Fun Day😄 10g hospital/quarantine tank: Current home to 10-ish? ghost shrimp (the shrimp shenanigan's as they're starting to be known) that were gifted to me Friday as well as a mass of java moss. Oh! and a newly found bladder snail. 20% water change - parameters tested 0 ammonia/5 nitrates before change Filter is hob that came with the larger tank (marked whisper 20-40 on spill edge) that I fitted with a nylon to help keep out the java moss. Pruned back some of the devil's ivy (pothos) in the filter hopper and rinsed filter 'bag' in dirty tank water. Replaced the charcoal in filter bag as I kept the bag since the ivy has started root in it. [Note: will cut apart the bag material before replacing to keep some in tank and reposition to keep roots in place.] Brushed off java moss from nylon and moved some into 3d printed floating pot. Lastly, rock with moss on it to the spill edge to slow down flow. Added pvc tubes to add hide spots/exploration places for the shrimps. Tank Goals: -Move java moss to floating planter. Nylon is holding up better than anticipated. -Research ghost shrimp care and breeding. Pretty sure there are a couple females with eggs. -Research calcium supplements. We have r/o well water here so any such minerals will need to be added. -Put in fancy substrate? Did pick up Fluval Stratum but realize after some more videos that it might be more muss than its worth for the shrimps? -Add more plants. Will clip some water sprite and pennywort from large tank to move into this one. 39g Goldfish Community tank: Current home to one shubunkin (Shu), two fancy fantails (Pooh & Tail), red cap oranda (Baby) and one surprise koi (yet unnamed) gifted to me on Friday. (the koi was supposed to be another shubunkin - was a surprise when I saw the little whiskers😄) 10% water change - parameters tested 0 ammonia/5 nitrates before change Slight gravel vac done to get up excess food and poop. Reburied plants that had been disrupted during the week. Brushed moss off from filter intake and added to a floating pot. Starting to see some aggression from Shu (shubunkin) towards Baby (oranda). No tail or fin nipping as I was kind of expecting, instead Shu is nipping at Baby's face. I don't see any marks or wounds but am starting to see a bit of a red streak starting in Baby's tail. Seems to do it mostly around feeding time. All fish except koi are handfed pieces of Repashy super gold in addition to a larger chunk being dropped in the tank (all together it equals out to about .25tsp). May try moving to 3 feedings per day from current 2. Shu's color seems to have stabilized again though I'm still keeping tabs of spots that I think may be or have been ammonia burn. Baby's tail is still a bit bent from where it has started growing back in. Concerned about possible stress from Shu causing the red streak in tail Koi seems to be settling in fine. Kept overnight in 10g and then given a paraguard bath before moving to tank. Having koi and Shu has moved up pond plans for this year. Thankfully craigslist to the rescue and I have a couple messages out for larger tank and stock tank/pond. Originally I was hoping to set up the pond in a greenhouse to run it year 'round but that may have to wait. Tank Goals: -Move java moss to floating planter. -Keep monitoring Shu and Baby -Start work with koi in a couple weeks to get him comfortable with hands; point work -Track down larger tank/pond for Shu & koi -Research greenhouses; heating in particular
  2. Hello all, Thank you for taking the time to look at my post. I am somewhat new to the hobby. I have Been keeping goldfish my whole life in ponds but new to the Aquarium hobby. all of the fish I have now are all new from the pet shop this year. so.... I have a 150 gallon tank. yesterday (right before heading out to Sunday church) I noticed one of my Shubunkin goldfish was at the bottom of the tank just sitting there without flapping any fins. So I put her in a Quarantine tank and observed her for a few minutes, she was only using one Gill for breathing and when she did move would only use one of her side fins. She had been sitting on the bottom of the tank inactive. the weird part is, she has been doing this on and off all day. she will sit at the bottom then i will see her moving around as if nothing is wrong moving both fins and breathing out of both gills. Then I will see her at the bottom again. I did see some white/clear poop sting coming out of her as well. I medicated her with Minnfinn and also added some Epson salt to the quarantine tank. Everyone else in the main tank is just fine. If anyone has any sort of advice for me that would be so much help. Thank you all here are my Test results from the water, Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 5.0 Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap) 5.0 Ph Level, Tank 7.2-7.6 Ph Level, Tap 7.2-7.6 Water temperature? 70F
  3. I've been thinking about a small outdoor pond setup, but I don't want any fish that get massive (like comet goldfish or koi). Neither do I really want small fish like rosy red minnows or even smaller than that. I'm not a fan of most of the fancy goldish. Their body shapes and mutations just don't appeal. But I ran across shubunkins, and I love the way they look. The web, of course, has articles that totally contradict each other on everything about them, so I thought I'd ask about them here. Does anyone have this particular type of goldfish? Do they truly stay smaller than comets, without being really small? I read 8" and thereabouts on some sites, which would be perfect, I think, for the type of setup I want to do. I also found sites that said they get HUGE (16") and some that said they stay smaller (4-6"). Talk about huge variation. *sigh* Do you have them outside? Do they do well in a pond setting? Or are they better for an indoor aquarium?
  4. I got these baby Shubunkin, they are about an inch or so and they wont eat. It's been 3 days since i got them.
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