[QUOTE=Dean4;1315946]Excellent wendi u av a real champ there, my kids, the youngest is 8 month boy then 3 year old lad, 6 year old girl then twins at 7 years 1 boy 1 girl.
But has u said it well could be a few weeks to soon to spawn but my goldfish is bursting and thought she might of spawned but when I did my water change yesterday I checked all the males for tubercle but none as yet so would be pointless if female did proceed now.
For the 20% water change it takes round 2-3 hours and use a very good carpet cleaner with a big drum and I also have a very handy drain beside the pond so it's all perfectly in place, then after I always add (please don't argue haha) aqualibrium salt that also keeps away infection and keeps fish stress free and maintains ph level.
You seem to like children as much as you do fish. Are you planning on more kids along with the bigger house and bigger pond?
Don't worry, I won't argue about salt. I also use it with PWC
I agree it helps. It's one of those things that some people swear by and other's will badger you about how bad it is
I just avoid any threads that involve Aquarium salt. I won't be able to change their minds about it and I feel different about using salt than they do. It's not worth arguing about
I learned a long time ago to pick my battles. Salt is a personal preference. Where PWC
are a necessity, so doing enough of them I will fight for.
It sounds like you love and care well for your fish, so no arguments out of me, I promise.
I'm glad your gold fish haven't spawned yet. Although I've heard that Spring has Sprung in England
Not so Lucky here in Oregon