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Mindemae
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2010, 08:29:30 AM »

Gosh, I don't know how old they are but over a year I'm sure.
They are huge!  And quite fat.  They are about as big as my hand, Blueberry being slightly smaller than Bobbi and Thor. Smiley
ok here is an idea of how big they are.....you know those tubifix worm cubes?  Well Thor and Bobbi suck up the whole cube in their mouths and chew it down the hatch..LOL!  Blueberry and the 2 babies have to share one.  She grabs the cube and shakes it like a dog with a toy! And the 2 babies follow her around the tank and eat the pieces that fall from being shook! Grin
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Nossie
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2010, 01:05:11 PM »

Wow, they're really big then! o_O Hope my orandas will grow to be that big one day Cheesy
How cute, I can so easily imagine how they're dealing with their cubes c:
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2010, 04:40:42 PM »

Nossie: if I'd be closer , yes, sure Wink but you will be a very good mum for him too, wow, big boy Cheesy

Mindemae, geez I can imagine this, how sweet Cheesy
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2010, 11:06:15 AM »

I don't have any space for him unfortunately |':
Wish I had a 60L tank laying around somewhere for him to dwell in c: But I don't have any space for the tank in the first place! xD
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2010, 07:46:25 PM »

Thanks to the new reviews about my Hannah (Vt vs. Ft). I really appreciate the feedback.

But - big news here...Today was the second weekly "TWO PEA TUESDAY" Blue Plate Special with
her. She loves them!  After I shell the peas, I split them into quarters. She then will come up to
my index finger and accept it!  She  is so sweet!

I took the advice posted (Nossie, was it you?), and di not buy shrimp at the WalMart. Our local pet
store referred to an aqaurium shop just a few miles down the road and they will have a frech supply
on Friday. All is good on getting Hannah more quality protein (besides the Aqueon flakes and Tetra Crisps).

Now, here's a question...How often should I vacuum the gravel?  I contune with the filter (Aqueon) change every 2 weeks and a 25% water change every 3.  I also drop in an anti-algae fizzi tablet in between. All water readings are good. But, I want to stay ahead of maintenance. So, any experienced information would be helpful.

Many thanks in advance, Veiltale Girl Wink
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2010, 02:23:14 AM »

I think I said it, yes Smiley That's very nice that you found that other shop with shrimp! Cheesy

I always do it once a week at the same time as changing the water, because the nitrates "hiding" in the gravel won't be removed otherwise. Not to mention that changing the water every 3 weeks and as little as you do, is going to give you a build up of nitrates. So ALWAYS change at least 50%. If you test the water before the water changes and notice high nitrates or any other faults with the water parameters, change 70%. (But  that shouldn't even happen if you'd be changing half  the water every 1-2 weeks)

What do you mean by "change every 2 weeks" about the filter? If you're changing filter media every 2 weeks you'd better stop that, because the beneficial bacteria live there. And they will be disturbed (and even removed) if you change filter media or clean it in tap water every 2 weeks! So, when doing filter maintenance, do it at the same time as changing the water, keep a bucket of the old tank water and rinse the filter media carefully there, just to get rid of most of the dirt. Don't change filter media until the point when it will be all slimy and useless d: Unless we're talking about activated carbon which needs to be changed every week, which is a waste of money imo, as goldfish would benefit greater from more bio filter media.
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2010, 04:03:59 AM »

According to maintenance I agree with Nossie.  Smiley

According to foos: did you try strawberries and watermelon yet?
Ours got some strawberries yesterday as desert, lol they gulped them quicker than we ate ours Grin
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2010, 07:10:28 PM »

Hello veiltalegirl, your Hannah is really beautiful. They are such gentle little souls goldfish. I've become quite attached to the one I recently adopted. Hope to see more photos of your pretty fish Smiley
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Re: Veiltale Goldfish
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2010, 01:04:31 PM »

Activated carbon filter media should be changed once a month.
The carbon loses it's efficiency in about a month - 6 weeks.
I have the aqueon filters too, in all my tanks, VT girl, and I LOVE LOVE them!!!
Everytime I do a water change I rinse my filter pads in the bucket of tank water, then once a month I throw the old filter pad out and replace with a new cartridge, after rinsing the new one in the tank water I've taken from the tank.  Smiley
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