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  1. No matter what conditioner you use, if it...

    No matter what conditioner you use, if it "handles chloramines", that means it turns breaks chloramine down. The end product of breaking down chloramine? Ammonium....... which can be read as a...
  2. Thread: Neon Tetra

    by Tiari
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    I'm a huge Neon Tetra fan. I have a species...

    I'm a huge Neon Tetra fan. I have a species only tank with Neon and love love it. Its not the most active tank, however, people are "shocked" I can keep them alive........ no idea but casual fish...
  3. This can happen if your water supply contains...

    This can happen if your water supply contains chloramines. I've been down this road before, but it happens to my tanks from time to time. Because of this problem, I invested in a Seachem ammonia...
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    You could replace that filter with another,...

    You could replace that filter with another, however, I'm a waste not want not kind of gal. I'm glad my cleaning method worked, but over time that cartridge will break down. It would be a good bet...
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    To clean the cartridge if its the "flat" type,...

    To clean the cartridge if its the "flat" type, get a bucket (one for fish only) and remove tank water into it. Pop the cartridge in submerged and rub your hands against both sides gently, but...
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    Since he was a rescue, and I'm not sure under...

    Since he was a rescue, and I'm not sure under what circumstances he was before you got it, it could be age, or, an "unseen" disease like fatty liver.

    In any case, I'm glad he had a good trip into...
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    When your fish friends outgrow their tank, a pond...

    When your fish friends outgrow their tank, a pond is the only reliable humane living area for them. That's the fact. Common and Comet do fine in these settings and will readily "make friends" with...
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    Precisely, goldfish should not be fed once the...

    Precisely, goldfish should not be fed once the water temp hits 50 degrees, and should be left without feeding until constant temperatures are assured of higher than water temp of 50.
  9. Thread: Oto question

    by Tiari
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    I have otos in three of my tanks.... and rarely...

    I have otos in three of my tanks.... and rarely do I see them all at once. There's always a game of "where's Waldo" for one of them, always unseen at any moment.

    When I take decorations out to...
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    The feeding didn't even occur to me! That could...

    The feeding didn't even occur to me! That could be it right there. Goldfish eat a LOT. You feed less than they want, because, well, they will always "plead hungry" and stuff themselves.

    If...
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    Good for you on upgrading them! In time (a year...

    Good for you on upgrading them! In time (a year or more) they may outgrow this tank, but I'll get to that later.

    There's a few likely reasons they are "slow growing", one, the obvious, is a minor...
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    This picture is a little better for me to see,...

    This picture is a little better for me to see, and I can make out the details of the end tips pretty clearly. The end tips are turning dark, little black edges. This is indeed fin rot.

    Ugh, I...
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    The warmer temp will certainly help him. Keep an...

    The warmer temp will certainly help him. Keep an eye on him and of course offer food. Make sure if you put food in, have a net nearby to take it back out if he's not interested in it at all to keep...
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    A question on your outdoor pond, have you...

    A question on your outdoor pond, have you considered cold resistant aerators and a pond heater? I have those in mine and keeps the ice open on the pond for the fish, the survive in New England here,...
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    I don't recall my info being "unconventional", at...

    I don't recall my info being "unconventional", at least usually in this forum though with fancy goldfish I could indeed be under informed. Generally speaking though, goldfish, even small ones have...
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    I've used the ammonia and PH alerts and have had...

    I've used the ammonia and PH alerts and have had okay results with it. Mine never lasted more than three months, before the test dot turned coffee colored and useless. Still when in effect, they...
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    If there is any remnant of the fin root, even if...

    If there is any remnant of the fin root, even if microscopic, still attached to the body, it is possible for it to regrow. You won't know for a while, but if after a few weeks it doesn't grow in,...
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    The answer to your problem seems elementary to...

    The answer to your problem seems elementary to me, that the tank is too small. I know it doesn't look it to your eyes, but indeed, goldfish need a heck of a lot of room.

    First you have fancy...
  19. Thread: Butterfly Koi

    by Tiari
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    Call Petco. I know ours here routinely will take...

    Call Petco. I know ours here routinely will take in Koi, particularly butterfly Koi and re-sell them. You won't get anything for them from the store, but they will sell them at a reduced rate to...
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    This sounds like a typical classic case of old...

    This sounds like a typical classic case of old age. There is a progression when a Betta is dying of old age, which you can almost measure in time frame, and once it begins, it generally runs about...
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    Betta can change color for many reasons, and it...

    Betta can change color for many reasons, and it is all perfectly normal. Some as mentioned above have the jumping gene, and can change color throughout their lifetimes. It is not unusual for some...
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    I too noticed off the bat the lack of nitrates. ...

    I too noticed off the bat the lack of nitrates. Since you stated in your first post you are new at this, I am curious as to if you are shaking bottle two on the test hard for sixty seconds before...
  23. Okay, now I get what's going on. I understand...

    Okay, now I get what's going on. I understand the confusion of the other poster as it took me a minute to understand about the tests/bottle from store/stuff from real fish place.

    So, the stuff in...
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    I would, with 99.5% accuracy label this a female....

    I would, with 99.5% accuracy label this a female. From the pictures alone, some of the characteristics appear female in my opinion. Without seeing the underside, I can't make a 100% revelation. ...
  25. Thread: betta help 0.o

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    Ahh, I know this problem well. You have a filter...

    Ahh, I know this problem well. You have a filter sitter for a Betta. I've seen this several times, where Betta actually LIKE the feeling of letting their fins get wrapped around the filter intake....
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