I recently finished cycling my 30 gallon tank and got two goldfish! A Red cap oranda and a panda butterfly, which I was really confused by since I thought they were rare? (I got them at petco) The stock they had was wide but they literally placed oscars with some goldfishes and angels which really shocked me. Anyways the fishes have been eaten well, and I’m wondering if I should get another panda next month. I think right now they should be fine and I will upgrade the tank later on but I don’t want to over stress the biological filter. I still don’t have names for them so any suggestions?
I would probably stick with just the two fish until you upgrade your tank - overstocking a 30g is probably a little less comfortable than slightly overstocking a larger tank.
And pandas can be rare… it all depends on what the distributor sends your stores. Like, my LFS hasn’t had pandas in forever, but now they got some two weeks in a row! Your little guy doesn’t look like he has super pronounced butterfly finnage though, so that may be why.
THIS IS THE SINGLE GREATEST LES MIS GIF I HAVE EVER SEEN
HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO TAKE YOU TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT LIKE SERIOUSLY IT’S BEEN OVER 10 YEARS.
Not to mention the fact that while not made as big a deal of in the anime, he is the possessor of the Golden Crystal, the Earth’s Sailor Crystal.
Hi Tumblr goldfish folks,
I arrived home just now, and as always, went to check on my goldfish. Three days ago, I moved my baby goldies into the 55 with my adult fancies, a black moor, a fantail and a ryukin. I have been battling ammonia spikes in the babies’ tank, and they had grown quite a bit,…
Oh no :( These kinds of things just happen sometimes - I hope you’re okay. Eye-less fish can live out a normal life, they’ll just need a little extra attention during feeding time.
Well, as others pointed out, the very first thing to do would be to separate/quarantine the little guy. The babies are still pretty small so a 5-10 gallon tank or container will do. It does not need to be cycled. You will need a small airstone in there to keep the water moving & oxygenated.
Check the fish to see if there is any fluid build-up in the eye area. If there is, epsom salt will be needed to draw it out before we can move onto regular salt. If you don’t see any build-up, go ahead and start a 0.3% salt concentration.
You’ll need to do 100% water changes everyday to keep the water clean and prevent infection, remembering to add in the salt every time.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to message me here or on fb.
Oh gosh, precious baby :( I hope he pulls through. Sending good vibes!
Shoot, I was planning on moving my guy into the big tank next week but now I’m wondering if I should let him grow up a little more…