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Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L73WP3DVrio Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on setting up a little basement fish room, with the goal of one day breeding show quality butterfly telescopes!  You might remember this previous post about the 60 gallon Laguna tub I picked up from the local fish store.  Well, this week I picked up…
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What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins

What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins

Steve Hopkins of Rain Garden Goldfish in Hawaii recently published an article about goldfish feeding and nutrition.  I think it’s a must-read for every goldfish keeper, and it contains some very valuable information! Check it out here:What Do You Feed Your Goldfish



A Guide to Quarantine Procedures

A Guide to Quarantine Procedures

A good quarantine procedure has three equally-important components:-the quarantine tank setup,-maintenance of the tank,-and medications.All three components work together for a successful quarantine experience.  The Quarantine Tank The TankThe quarantine (QT) tank should provide at least 10 gallons of space per fish.  Sufficient space is always important for goldfish, but it becomes especially important in…
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Once Upon a Water Change…

Once Upon a Water Change…

I tested the parameters beforehand.  Nitrates were at ten, and I don’t like them getting any higher than that, so it was time for a water change! Here at our new house, the water pressure from the sink is really good.  I’m thankful for that because it makes the water changes go faster, but at…
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A Year of Growth

A Year of Growth

A year ago, I purchased a tiny white/red ryukin as somewhat of an “afterthought”.  I was buying a large butterfly online, and I wanted a second fish to make shipping worthwhile.  Also, I wanted a small ryukin to provide company for a little fantail I was keeping in a tank alone at the time.  So,…
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A Very Merry Fishmas to You!

A Very Merry Fishmas to You!

Something I found amusing recently is that almost all the items on my wish list for family are fish-related things!  My list includes auto-feeders, feeding rings, Saki-Hikari pellet food, digital thermometers, and other various fish things.  So who are these gifts for really I ask you… myself or the fish?! Everything is going well with…
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Photos from the 75g Tank

Photos from the 75g Tank

Today I took some photos of the fish in my 75 gallon tank; here are a few highlights… This is Nixie, a small orange butterfly telescope.  She is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, a large calico butterfly telescope.  This guy is a powerful swimmer. This is Babydoll, a small black…
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Goldfish Lullaby

Goldfish Lullaby

Here’s a relaxing video of my 55 gallon tank at night with just a dim light on.  It’s just too bad that in real life the tank is not this relaxing.  The overflow box is making a loud gurgling noise that I still have to fix!  These two little trouble-makers already figured out that it’s…
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Adding Plants

Adding Plants

Today I added some plants to my new 55 gallon tank!  I like to keep my tanks bare-bottom (with no substrate) for easier maintenance, so I normally just tie some anubias or java fern onto large rocks if I want to add plants to my tank.  But this time I tried a different approach.  I…
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