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Vicloz2006
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Flashes new tank
« on: May 18, 2012, 05:16:46 PM »

This is my new 180 litre tank, with my black comet Flash.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 06:07:11 AM »

Holy cow!!!! Flash is huge!!!
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 01:15:14 PM »

How big is Flash now Vic?  Cheesy
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 03:11:58 PM »

So bright! Lovely tank Smiley
I never knew Flash was a black comet! Really impressive, I heard they're very rare Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 08:08:27 PM »

Wow what a great tank.  Your fish is beautiful and huge Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 08:05:23 PM »

Yeah Nossie he is and I believe they are very rare, that is why I am trying to take extra special care of him. I'm not sure how big he is, I dont really know how to measure him and the only way I have seen is to take him out of the tank and I dot want to do that. He is powerful. I am hoping to Merle in aswel in a week or two if the tank has cycled. Flash loves to eat the plants I put in with him. I saw somewhere on here that fish don't eat anubias so I bought one and he destroyed it. Lol! I love how different flash and Merle are, flash eats all his greens, his cucumber, spinach and as mentioned any plant I put in whereas Merle loves bloodworms, especially frozen ones. Flash loves the new tank and the extra space but watching him I think he actually misses Merle Sad which I am hoping is a good sign.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 01:35:31 AM »

I measure my fish just approximately with a ruler through the glass, sort of move it along right after they eat or something when they're busy chewing xD
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 02:08:35 AM »

Cool thanks Nossie might have to try that.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 03:12:15 AM »

One tactic I use with Lucky is get out my measuring tape and entice her to the top of the tank with food, so while she's eating out of my fingers I can get a rough idea as to her size!

I also still wonder if Flash is a common goldfish though? Do you have a photo of him when he was younger? As I know you mentioned his fins were a lot longer when he was a juvenile.

Oh I also found this interesting article about hybrids Smiley (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 03:35:38 AM »

Now that you mention it, Skwishee, he looks pretty compact, might actually be a black common goldfish... Smiley He's adorable! Smiley
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 05:04:37 AM »

he seems to have a Moorish font end , and a common rear end. Could he be some sort of cross? Although I do wonder whether the black colouration is recessive Huh
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 06:31:16 AM »

Well if he isn't I will complain to the store I got him from as he was in a seperate tank that was only comets!
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 01:07:12 PM »

No need to complain, goldfish are mislabeled all the time Tongue
People are a tad more universal here though and label them all "goldfish", sometimes specific colors might be added like "chocolate" and moors are usually labeled "telescope goldfish" since they have varying prices... Smiley
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 03:01:11 PM »

You are right...over here virtually all twin-tails are labelled mixed Oranda
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 03:42:37 PM »

It's actually more up to you as a buyer to recognize the varieties of goldfish, particularly if you want a specific one... Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 07:27:22 PM »

They have common goldfish there as well but they keep them in a seperate tank. And when he was small he looked just like the other comets in the tank only black. I have come to the conclusion that he is a hybrid of common and comet. It says that comets are more active than commons and every other common I have ever had have always been rather docile in comparison to Flash! He is very fast and on the move all the time he never seems to stop he just dashes around even feeding him is a frenzy and he is almost impossible to catch, which I believe is a comet trate.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2012, 02:57:44 AM »

Or, he's a comet that just wasn't a "perfect" comet and turned out more plump when he grew. Most pet shop goldfish are breeder culls anyway so most of them won't be... say "real orandas" or "real pearl scales" because they may have a centimeter less deep body than they're supposed to or something...

I don't think it matters, that's your fish and you probably like him just the way he is Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 03:15:22 PM »

I do he is a beautiful pain in tha bum, lol! He eats me out of house and home, in sure he does. He also keeps me entertained for hours just watching him.  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2012, 03:29:34 PM »

Aww Smiley I can see why, he's really beautiful! Smiley
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 07:53:04 PM »

The ammonia in his tank went up the last two days I did some small water changes while it had peaked but it is settling back down again nicely now. What am I looking out for next is it nitrates or nitrites?
 Also I got an ornament for the tank today that I ordered on eBay, it is currently soaking in salt water, it has been all day and I am leaving it all tonight, is there anything else anyone recommends I should do before I put it in the tank?
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 08:22:07 PM »

Nitrites will be next, and this is the nasty stuff. Signs of nitrite poisoning include red streaks in fins
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2012, 05:48:57 AM »

Nitrites, as Scrivens said, keep the test kit ready... Smiley

I don't think you need to do anything more with the ornament... it probably isn't carrying anything horrible even though it might have been used.
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2012, 09:22:10 AM »

I know just thought it wouldn't hurt to soak it. Thank you for your help. I have a test kit handy. He seems ok at the moment did just test the water and it looks like the nitrites are on the way up.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2012, 08:15:11 AM »

Flash might act up a little if the Nitrite level gets too high, but keep up with those water changes and he'll be okay.

It's interesting what you've mentioned about the behaviour Vic, it makes me wonder if Lucky is a common or a comet. I've always called her a common, but since moving her to the bigger tank, her tail is just beautiful! Not as short as most commons, but not as a long as most comets either Wink
She is also very active and impossible to catch!
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2012, 05:57:02 PM »

Yeh I looked comets up on the Internet and it says that they are more active and faster than commons! Flash is a nutter though he practically jumps out of the tank to get food he goes for it that fast!
 Update: the nitrites have dropped, I changed two bucket fills over water every day too keep them down for him, the nitrates went up and are now starting to go down. Flash is doing well, but I think he is lonely and misses Merle.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2012, 08:15:30 PM »

Poor flash. Will he get a new friend in the future?
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2012, 09:06:42 PM »

Well I still have Merle it's just I haven't put him in yet. I didn't want either of them in there until it had cycled but flash was starting to get aggresive due to lack of space and Merle was starting to get weak due to lack of space, which then cause flash to pick on Merle a while so flash had to go straight in the new tank and Merle should be joining him in the next few days. Cheesy hope fully later today, I am gonna test the water later to see if the nitrates have dropped if they have he is going in. Cheesy
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2012, 08:46:07 AM »

Aww that's great....I got confused. You'll have to tell us if they get excited to see each upon being reunited.
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Re: Flashes new tank
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2012, 03:16:44 PM »

Maybe you mean nitrites? Nitrates don't drop on their own without a water change... Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2012, 03:27:02 PM »

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Maybe you mean nitrites? Nitrates don't drop on their own without a water change... Smiley
Unless you're using the API master test kit....a product which is renowned for giving false zeros.....
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