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New Fish From Dandy Orandas

New Fish From Dandy Orandas

Meet Navi (nah-vee), the newest member of the Solid Gold gang!  She is a red/white butterfly telescope from Dandy Orandas and she arrived on Tuesday, November 25th.  Navi arrived in pretty good shape except for a slight break in the leading ray of her dorsal fin.  It probably won’t heal quite right (you’ll always be…
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Quarantine is Over

Quarantine is Over

Today marks the last day of quarantine for my two little butterflies.  Ideally I would like to keep them in QT for a week or so longer, but current circumstances prevent that.  Since this is the first Christmas my husband and I own a house, we’re hosting a family get-together at our place, and we…
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Day 13 of Quarantine

Day 13 of Quarantine

Quarantine for the butterflies has been uneventful (that’s always a good thing!).  I’ve started feeding them Repashy Spawn and Grow and I think they prefer the taste of this over the Soilent Green.  I like to toss in a big cube and watch them tear pieces off like tiny little sharks!  Okay, so the cube…
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Day Eight of Quarantine

Day Eight of Quarantine

Things continue to go well for the two new butterflies!  On Thursday they finished their first round of prazi, and since then they were in-between doses (when treating for flukes you must allow a few days between doses for the fluke eggs to hatch; they won’t hatch with prazi present).  Today I dosed their second…
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Day Five of Quarantine

Day Five of Quarantine

Today the two butterflies are still doing great!  I placed my first order with Tasty Worms to get some Repashy Spawn and Grow to feed these guys so I can promote their proper growth.  For now they’re doing well on their diet of Soilent Green, Saki-Hikari, and frozen bloodworms.  I decided they had settled in…
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Day Four of Quarantine

Day Four of Quarantine

After adding the prazi and .1% salt yesterday, I was worried because it seemed to agitate the butterflies a little.  But today they are doing perfectly well!  They seemed really curious about my presence when I was near their tub, and they were swimming around energetically all day long.  They like to follow one-another around…
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Day Three of Quarantine

Day Three of Quarantine

Today marks the third day of quarantine for my two new butterflies!  Yesterday the water parameters were: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, and pH 7.8.  I’m happy to see that the cycled media I took from my main tank has given the quarantine tub a perfect instant cycle!  After testing the water yesterday I…
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New Fish Are Here!

New Fish Are Here!

I went to the post office this morning to pick up the package fully expecting the fish to be dead, since they had been in the box since Monday.  I opened the package right there on the post office counter, and was pleasantly surprised to see a flash of red as the little red/white butterfly…
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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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Setting up a Quarantine Tub (New Fish!)

Setting up a Quarantine Tub (New Fish!)

I’m expecting two new fish in the mail tomorrow morning! They are twovibrant red Chinese broadtails, here’s a quick sneak peek of them. I’m tracking their delivery progress online, and right now they’re in Memphis, Tennessee!For their quarantine I’m using a 26 gallon clear plastic bin, filtered by an Aquaclear 110 filter. The filter is…
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