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    Mystery Snail

    I just got this snail today, the only one they had in the shop, to be an algae-eating companion of my fantails.

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    What kind is it? It has some algae action happening on its...
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    Pet store dude I bought my snail from said that...

    Pet store dude I bought my snail from said that my type, when it's bobbing around at the surface is actually going into hybernation mode... probably b/c there's little food left in the tank. He...
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    Help for the powerless

    The flickering lights at my house are reminding me that winter (and its power outtages) is coming. This being the first East Coast winter for my fantails and snail I have to ask: in the event the...
  4. [QUOTE=ldoerr]There is no need to remove the fish...

    [QUOTE=ldoerr]There is no need to remove the fish while doing a WC. You unplug the filter, drain the water, add enough declorinator for the whole tank, fill the tank up, and turn on the filter. That...
  5. I haven't been turning the filter off either (I...

    I haven't been turning the filter off either (I turn off the light b/c I have to take off the hood to change the H2O). I have a 15g and do partial changes. I am doing fish-in cycling too (haven't...
  6. Interesting development: the black smudges have...

    Interesting development: the black smudges have lessened in number (I couldn't even catch them w/ the camera this evening, but they were really evident this morning), and I've noticed he's lost some...
  7. Will do... after work. :)

    Will do... after work. :)
  8. My fantail's getting black smudges on his scales

    Hello, all.

    As it says in the title, some of my fantail's scales are looking sooty or black. We put some new decorations in their tank (some fake plants and a castle) and it almost looks like he...
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    There's so much good stuff around here it takes a...

    There's so much good stuff around here it takes a while to get to it, eh! Thanks for suggesting the lingo cheat-sheet!
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    Thanks. Heating some up sounds like a plan,...

    Thanks. Heating some up sounds like a plan, especially since I found this in the AC Goldfish article:
    "When you perform water changes it is imperative that the water that you plan to add has the...
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    Our well is pretty heavy w/ iron and other metals...

    Our well is pretty heavy w/ iron and other metals so we're using spring water. The tank's reading about 79 degrees (the thermometer must be off cuz it doesn't feel that warm in the house) right now...
  12. Thread: hello

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    Welcome! I hope you're enjoying your research.

    Welcome! I hope you're enjoying your research.
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    WC temperature differentials

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    So I am learning that patience is a real virtue with having an aquarium. We get our water from a spring and since it has been colder out lately the water is pretty cool. I...
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    Same thing has happened to me. Our 'Mommy...

    Same thing has happened to me. Our 'Mommy goldfish' is the male. My 3 yr old named his fish that because he 'can't see the penis.' Very logical, especially to a 3 yr old, but not very accurate as it...
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    Sticky: Much appreciate the myth-busting about...

    Much appreciate the myth-busting about goldfish... and the added commentaries. I started out with two healthy and (I found out later) an unhealthy fantails. The unhealthy one I (luckily) moved to...
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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction,...

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, and the advice re: the kids. They equate fish going to work now w/ them dying so...

    The 15g is 30x30x58cm (outside glass). Again, thanks!
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    Sticky: Great post. Thanks alot!

    Great post. Thanks alot!
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    Unfortunately aquariums of any size greater than...

    Unfortunately aquariums of any size greater than 30G aren't plentiful where I am (on craigs or on kijiji). I'll keep scanning and making frequent H2O changes. I do have an approximately 25G tank that...
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    (Thanks so much, folks! You're awesome!)

    (Thanks so much, folks! You're awesome!)
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    Bought a bio additive. Introduced it into the...

    Bought a bio additive. Introduced it into the tank. I guess I'm going to start scouting around for a larger tank! With two fantails (each one now about 1.5 inches long) in a 15 G tank how long do we...
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    No seeded filter. I added Aqua Plus as directed,...

    No seeded filter. I added Aqua Plus as directed, and have been feeding the fish 2-4 pellets each per day as directed. Today I got to Walmart (kits all sold out!) and read that goldies are suppose to...
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    Water Changes during Cycling w/ Fish

    I have two fantail goldfish that need your help. Their newbie owner has them in a 15 gallon tank and is going thru the cycle with them in it. :14: It's been a week. The pet store person, perhaps...
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    Salutations!

    Hello, everyone! I am extremely new to aquariums and am learning a ton a minute. I have three tanks of different sizes and am looking to do good by my fish by learning all I can. I appreciate...
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