piggiesarepink asked: Hey, are you still doing felt goldfish? If so would you be able to do one of my goldie Pumpkin? p.s. your Naruto has the cutest face!<3
Hi there, and thank you :) I’ve been really busy with school and I haven’t even finished the ones I said I was going to do months ago (sooo bad, I know -_-) but I’ll definitely let you know once I find the inspiration and motivation to get going again.
I would like to introduce you all to Callias, Hester and Xe our 3 gorgeous flubba-dubb goldfishies ; wwww ;
Callias is super energetic and she darts around the bowl chasing the other two around and bumping into them. She also spends most of her time hiding in the anubius plant and blowing bubbles, biding her time until the next attack, I’m sure.
Xe is super fancy and the biggest of the 3, he spends most of his time swimming around with Hester and being a huge cutie. He likes to eat the fish pellets and then spit them out again straight away because he’s too fancy to eat anything without taste-testing for toxic poisons first.
Hester is pure gold and lively. She avoids Callias mostly and likes to play around like a little kid in between the leaves and with Xe. She’s pure gold, but it doesn’t make her plain, her gold is very pretty and she sparkles in the sunlight like a princess * w *
I love you fish.
Hi! Your goldies are really lovely, but unfortunately your setup is not adequate for them to survive in for longer periods of time :( if you really love them, I’d really recommend moving them to a pond (lots of people have one and are willing to adopt goldfish), as they are not suitable for bowls or even aquariums. They grow very big and produce a lot of waste, which they’ll unfortunately eventually choke on and get burns from in a setup like this.
Fancy goldfish (with double tails and fat bodies) can be kept in filtered aquariums with 20 gallons per fish, so you can definitely still keep goldfish inside! Just not these, unfortunately.
Hope you’ll do something about their situation, as they won’t live long in here. Goldfish can actually live for up to 20 years, so moving them to a pond so they can live out their years peacefully and without pain would be the best idea :)
Hi there! I appreciate your concern, and I do fully understand the needs of our lovely new family members. This is really just a temporary home until they are a little bigger and we intend to upgrade their homes as their needs change. I spent a lot of time talking to my local pet shop and I have the right water conditioner, salts, pellets and live food — it was also recommended that I get a plant to help balance out the nitrogen in the bowl and an anubias is wonderful for that because it requires very little light and the goldfish won’t eat it.
Thankyou for the comment, I love your blog!
Since the bowl is a temporary measure, how about keeping them in something larger, like a food-safe container or bucket? :) They won’t be able to grow much anyway in such a bowl and feeding enough for 3 growing goldfish will surely spoil your water faster than you can replace it. Anubias are slow-growing plants so they won’t do much for your nitrate. You have a pretty good plan in regards to their future housing but I urge you to do it soon as these little guys have the potential to grow so fast and it takes a while to get your nitrogen cycle going in a large tank (for 3 single tails, at least a 55 gallon if you’re thinking long-term). Most importantly though, I wanted to point out that it’s better and more accurate to buy a test kit and test your water as a way to see when an upgrade in tank size is necessary versus the size of the fish. Once your readings are anything above 0ppm ammonia/0ppm nitrite/40ppm nitrate, it is time to find a bigger tank. They grow very fast in the right conditions, which is why it’s always better to start off with a large tank (even if it seems to be too large for them at the time - they will fill it in, no doubt). Best of wishes to you and your goldfish & may they grow to be big and healthy ;)
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.
Photos of Arnie for once. We’re battling some health issues so I haven’t been taking pictures of him lately.
I’m trying to get these dwarf lily plants to grow but Naruto keeps eating them T~T
Found some pictures of Naruto’s chubby face :)
Sorry for not finishing the felties, guys. My little hammie, Sophie (we call her Fifi) had a stroke and I’ve been busy looking out for her since she could no longer use her back legs. Today, she finally passed and my siblings and I buried her in our front yard.
My boyfriend and I adopted her for $5 from Petco. She came with a sassy attitude and a really awesome coupon book lol. She bit us both (really hard) multiple times when we first tried to handle her but after earning her trust, we got along swimmingly. RIP little one, mommy and daddy will miss you and your cute furry butt :(
My babies from aurulentbubbles as they demolish a dinner of gel food. They bounced back from their long trip, and they are so wiggly that my cellphone camera can’t keep up!
They’re so cute, all settled into their new home and whatnots :) I hope you’ll continue to enjoy them for a long time!