I am getting very very tired of the way Tumblr works in Chrome. I don’t get notified of asks properly, I can’t play most videos, my answers to asks keep overlapping the “answer” buttons (making it impossible to click them)… I love Chrome, but I don’t love having to switch to FF every time I want to write a longer reply to an ask?!
my goldfish's scales on its lower belly are turning browny black at the tips. it's behaviour seems fine, although it doesn't seem to be growing as much as the other who doesn't have the colour change. is there any reason for this and should I be worried?
Blackening on a goldfish can be a sign of ammonia burns. I would test my water with a liquid test kit as soon as possible! This could be a sign your tank is not properly cycled. How big is it and how many goldies are in there? Are they commons or fancies?
I don't know if you ever got my ask but I fixed the light, turns out it just needed a new bulb :)
Hi there! I’m so sorry if I missed an ask of yours, tumblr has been awful with notifications lately. I actually missed this one too, I only got notified of one message even though I had 4. :/ Just a heads up for everyone!
My parents are complaining that my goldfish tank back at home is stinking up the house. I think it’s because I only get to do water changes every 2 (or 3) weeks, but I do big ones! Anyone think that removing the gravel substrate will help?
Yes, definitely! But you need to do a huge waterchange right after, because removing the gravel causes ammonia and nitrates to be released.
Bunni is a very sweet young cat that I rescued last Tuesday. She was wandering around on my street looking for food around the neighbors trash. She followed our truck down the road a bit and then came running to me when she noticed I was friendly. I gave her a good meal and set her up in one of our large kennels. I noticed something disfiguring about her face.
It’s unclear what happened to poor Bunni prior to her finding me. She might have been kicked as a younger kitten, thrown from a car, or even hit by one. It’s a mystery, but sadly because of it, her teeth are broken and disfigured on one side. Some of her front teeth are also in the wrong places. Even her right lip and whiskers a misshapen. I wish I had better photos, but she is such a wiggly love bug. After this photo was taken, I gave her a bath and tried to clean as much of the stained blood off her face and paws as I could. The next morning, she was covered in blood again. As it seems, Bunni’s ordeal is far from over. I can only guess that the broken and misplaced teeth cut into her mouth when she tries to eat. I can’t imagine being in that kind of pain, but being so hungry and having to bear it.
I’m heartbroken that this sweet wonderful girl has been left to suffer like this. She needs vet attention and I’m quite sure she will need dental surgery. My mother and I, who rescue cats frequently, cannot afford the cost of this alone. In fact Bunni is not the only kitty that we took in last week. A few amazing people here on tumblr have brought me to hopeful tears and offered to help me spread the word and raise money for her. The dental surgery we had to do for a kitty last year, cost around $400.
So here is where you come in. I am more than willing to do art for donations. If you would like to send me an ask or e-mail (Shiblue@hotmail.com) about that, I’d be happy to discuss something with you. I do water color pet portraits and the like. Here’s an example:
If you would like to simply donate; my paypal is Shiblue@hotmail.com
I fully understand if you are not able donate, but I eternally appreciate you sharing. Thank you all so much.
So I’m thinking of asking for a new tank for Christmas. I don’t know what size though. I want goldfish again, so maybe a 20g. I want to get an Oranda, I know they are one of the biggest goldfish, so do you goldfish blogs think a 20g with a AquaClear 50 would be okay? Opinions would be great c:
Because goldies unfortunately shouldn’t be kept alone for extended periods of time, that doesn’t sound like the best idea. They are prey animals, so they need company to feel “protected”.
If you want to keep fancies/orandas, I’d go for at least 40 gallons for two fish with a big canister filter. 30 gallons is the “official” minimum, but that would require a lot of water changes once they grow a bit bigger.
New product review on Aquariadise! Eheim Jäger thermostat heater
Since the last product review was quite well-received, I figured it was time to do another one! I am quite enthousiastic about this heater, especially for goldfish tanks, as it keeps the temperature super stable and we all know how important that is for our goldies. You can check out the full review here!