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Hanna
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MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« on: January 02, 2011, 06:34:43 AM »

 Shocked One wouldn't believe it, after fasting for 3 days, Skippy managed to munch up a 3cm long, leafy piece of Ambulia within seconds. It just looked too hilarious.
Just imagine a beautiful, lush, green and leafy chunk of plant hanging out your fishes mouth and getting shorter and shorter like going through a saw mill.

I even didn't had the time to get the camers ready, I was startled  Shocked

Thinking you wanna fast your goldies, bwahahahaha they eat all the plants in the meantime.
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 06:39:01 AM »

That's what happened to my plants during Sunshine's treatment!!! Haha those naughty comets Tongue Thought I'd barely feed Sunshine during and after as there was a high risk of my tank re-cycling. Well it resulted in the death of two plants  Shocked My face was like  Angry They like to make our life difficult Tongue

How come you are fasting your fishies, Hanna??
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 06:53:58 AM »

I fast them because of Sunshine.
She is bloated on one side, NO pineconing, she poops only a little.
It is said it could be eggs which she can't expell because she's not nudged enough. Eggs most times show up like one side swollen. And they may block her digestive system.
She swims with errected fins, wants to eat but she's slower than the rest of the gang.

So I will now and already done it once and they ALL went crazy, feed pea-garlic-mash, maybe add a few granules of epsom salt the next time.
Water is pretty warm too, just managed to get it down to 27 cels. Increased oxygen supply and also do more frequent waterchanges with "cooler" water
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 06:59:17 AM »

I didn't know she was still like that, maybe you could post a photo and someone might have some suggestions? I've heard about the egg thing before, but Sunshine is pretty young isn't she?

My water is really warm too, wasn't too sure how to increase aeration. Sunshine is doing fine, but Clementine has been acting very down during the heat. I did a water change for her yesterday but is meant to cool down tomorrow and I can already feel so it will cool down naturally Smiley Hopefully she bounces back, all her fins are erect too she just isn't swimming around much though no bottom sitting.

Best of luck with Sunshine, sounds like what you are doing is good Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 07:07:20 AM »

Yes, she is pretty young, but who knows, some may be able to have their eggs earlier Huh Like she's a wild coloured one, maybe more "natural" than others Huh

Will try and get a pic where it is visible...
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 07:09:13 AM »

Hmm I guess in the end you don't actually know old she is  Huh Or do you? I dunno lol.
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 10:18:37 AM »

LOL, that's really funny!  Cheesy I can just imagine the leaf being eaten up!
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 01:09:21 PM »

Fishies and plants, eh? Wink  I saw Stripe once eat a piece of red leaf lettuce about half his size after two other fish had tried and given up!  It took awhile, but he finally got it all done, then he flapped his gills proudly!  I hear they can even eat whole earthworms and not choke (not that I'd do an experiment).  I told a coworker that we were afraid Stripe would choke and had the tweezers at the ready, and she siad, "You mean you would actually pull your goldfish out and try to pry the lettuce out of its throat with tweezers?" and I said, "Of course!  He's my goldie!"
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 02:02:08 PM »

Goldfish can sometimes take 8 years before they're mature to breed. So you can't be sure if it's eggs or something else Undecided
But if she's still acting healthy, only being bloated, that could be just the problem.

Only that she'd need surgery if her eggs are stuck. Something could be wrong with her ovaries, and that would kill her Sad So do watch out! There might be some internal tumors too, if it's not the eggs.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 02:07:06 PM »

Sorry, I posted twice because of my annoying comp D:

Soo.. I'll add something else here... like... it's sweet that he ate that plant like that Wink My fish use to react the same when I give them sea weed! Cheesy I can imagine so well what it must have looked like Smiley

Oh and also, internal tumors are much like external ones, only that they're inside the organs and may cause pain and discomfort for the fish. And of course, if they're pressing on the swim bladder or the digestive tract, they would make it harder for the fish to stay straight in the water.

I do hope it's nothing serious! Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 04:29:29 PM »

Andrea, no, we don't know exactly how old they are... we only can assume

Nossie, of course it takes different times until a fish reches puberty Wink
I hope it is not a tumor because she doesn't show clamped fins at all, and of course I am not 100% sure if it is eggs, but it is a possibility ( I'm on another forum too with lots of clinical experts advice )
I hope too it's nothing serious.

Nicole, nice to have you back
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 10:31:25 PM »

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Shocked One wouldn't believe it, after fasting for 3 days, Skippy managed to munch up a 3cm long, leafy piece of Ambulia within seconds. It just looked too hilarious.
Just imagine a beautiful, lush, green and leafy chunk of plant hanging out your fishes mouth and getting shorter and shorter like going through a saw mill.

I even didn't had the time to get the camers ready, I was startled  Shocked

Thinking you wanna fast your goldies, bwahahahaha they eat all the plants in the meantime.

OMG Hanna  Shocked I have such a visual of your beautiful plant being pulled in by Skippy 'the mulcher' like this ahahahahaha this is hysterical!!! Cheeky little monkey  Grin

I so hope this distortion in Sunshine's belly corrects itself. You are doing the very best for her though so Jilly and I have our 'fin'gers crossed  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 10:39:24 PM »

Thankies April,
yes I stood there like the Liberty Statue in NY, only that my eyes got wider and wider watching him   Shocked .

LOL, Skippy "The Mulcher" bwahahahahaha

Bought some new plants today.....but big leafed ones.... Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 10:52:37 PM »

Ah so this will be more of a challenge with bigger thicker leaves Wink I would've had to pick my lower jaw up off the floor having seen something that funny. "nuh uh Mummy...you are not gonna starve me!" the defiant little stinker ♥ so adorable!
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 11:00:02 PM »

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Ah so this will be more of a challenge with bigger thicker leaves Wink I would've had to pick my lower jaw up off the floor having seen something that funny. "nuh uh Mummy...you are not gonna starve me!" the defiant little stinker ♥ so adorable!

LOL, see how we go after they munched up the Anubias AND Java Fern I think nothing is safe.... Shocked Wink

LOL and they all are stinkers after they greedily ate the pea-GARLIC-mash....huuuu that smells when they f.a.r.t or b.e.l.s.h.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2011, 11:16:31 PM »

bwahahahahaha!!! Grin little smelly bellies ♥ nail down anything you don't want inhaled! Oh wait they will just get out their power tools and dig em up anyway ROTFLMAO!
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 03:48:02 AM »

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Thankies April,
yes I stood there like the Liberty Statue in NY, only that my eyes got wider and wider watching him   Shocked .

Well that's an awkward pose to be watching your fish in Wink Hope the people on the other forum can help!! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 03:57:39 AM »

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Thankies April,
yes I stood there like the Liberty Statue in NY, only that my eyes got wider and wider watching him   Shocked .

Well that's an awkward pose to be watching your fish in Wink Hope the people on the other forum can help!! Smiley


LOL Nossie, you make me laugh so much. Cheesy
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2011, 07:50:51 PM »

Thanks, glad to be back.  We finally have internet, and our little goldfish-baby is finally sitting on his own and playing with toys, so I get a few minutes here and there.
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Re: MUNCHING UP A "TREE"
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 10:45:17 AM »

Tee hee Wink

Nice to have you back, Nicole! Smiley
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