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Forum: Forum Admin & Announcements 03-08-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Sharpchick
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Forum Admin & Announcements 03-07-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Sharpchick
How do I cancel a membership?

Had no idea the membership was recurring. I see the message that I need to cancel it to prevent debits to my checking account, but cannot see how to cancel.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 10-20-2013, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,501
Posted By Sharpchick
Some people do. I never did when they were in an...

Some people do. I never did when they were in an aquarium indoors. Mine are now in a pond, and I didn't feed every day during the summer because the ecosystem supported by a pond produces food for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 09-06-2013, 07:44 PM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Sharpchick
Take a look at the photo of my male calico...

Take a look at the photo of my male calico ryukin, Gypsy, in this thread (https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f17/swim-bladder-problems-with-ryukin-goldfish-252894.html) before I moved him out to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 09-06-2013, 06:37 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Sharpchick
Looks like a calico ryukin to me. The belly is...

Looks like a calico ryukin to me. The belly is normally large.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 09-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Sharpchick
Goldfish don't get pregnant. The pair spawns and...

Goldfish don't get pregnant. The pair spawns and the female scatters fertilized eggs in the water.

Yes, if you mix different types of goldfish together, they will spawn. That's one good reason...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 09-01-2013, 03:02 PM
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Views: 601
Posted By Sharpchick
They would be fine in a 55 gallon over the...

They would be fine in a 55 gallon over the winter. Having said that, cycling a new tank with goldfish is sometimes more challenging than with other fish, due to the bioload of thick bodied goldfish....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-31-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Sharpchick
I wouldn't mix the commons with fancy goldfish,...

I wouldn't mix the commons with fancy goldfish, either inside or out.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-27-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sharpchick
That's pushing it. Take a look at the sticky...

That's pushing it.

Take a look at the sticky (https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f135/why-fancy-goldfish-require-big-tanks-visual-perspective-265871.html) posted at the top of this forum for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-20-2013, 07:51 AM
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Views: 1,727
Posted By Sharpchick
Than you shouldn't add goldfish to his tank. Not...

Than you shouldn't add goldfish to his tank. Not just the delicate fancies - no goldfish.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-20-2013, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Sharpchick
One of the things I'd do immediately is add more...

One of the things I'd do immediately is add more filtration. Although a 50 gph filter is fine on a 40B with tropical fish, it's not enough filtration for goldfish (and when all is said and done is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-17-2013, 01:00 PM
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Views: 1,034
Posted By Sharpchick
There's a very good article about understanding...

There's a very good article about understanding color in goldfish, here. (https://www.raingarden.us/color.htm)

I found it when I was researching if the gel food I'm feeding my pond goldfish could...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Sharpchick
Those colors can be difficult to read. I usually...

Those colors can be difficult to read. I usually hold the test tube up against a white paper towel or white hand towel.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sharpchick
If you are doing a 50% water change once or twice...

If you are doing a 50% water change once or twice a day, I wonder how you can have .25 on ammonia and 20 on nitrates. Often tap water will have .25 ppm ammonia, but not nitrates.

Have you tested...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sharpchick
No the Prazi won't hurt. If you have canned or...

No the Prazi won't hurt. If you have canned or frozen green beans or spinach, try one or the other of those. For canned I usually rinse real well, and stick a bit of rinsed in the fridge for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Sharpchick
Prazi will not interfere with the cycle. Do take...

Prazi will not interfere with the cycle. Do take the carbon out of your filter. You are also supposed to discontinue UV sterilization and use of protein skimmers while treating with Prazi, but you...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By Sharpchick
You know, you might be right...if your fish farm...

You know, you might be right...if your fish farm housed goldies in the same tank with red tailed sharks and Jack Dempsey cichlids, then you probably should just go for it.

And I probably should...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Sharpchick
Here are two useful tools for people who are...

Here are two useful tools for people who are thinking about starting freshwater fish tanks.

Freshwater Fish Compatibility (https://tropicalfishandaquariums.com/Compatibility/MatchResults.php)
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Sharpchick
I responded to a vague number of fish, and a...

I responded to a vague number of fish, and a specific statement. The OP seems to want to just put colorful fish in the tank with no real thought about the needs of the individual fish and inverts,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-12-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sharpchick
Are you talking about the black spot that looks...

Are you talking about the black spot that looks like it is attached to the back and part of the tail fin? It looks it connects the fin to the body. Is that just the angle of the photo or a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-12-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Sharpchick
Your filtration should really be on the side of...

Your filtration should really be on the side of 10 times the tank capacity for a goldfish tank. You may want to add another filter.

The general rule for fancies (although you didn't say what kind...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sharpchick
If you could post a photo, that would help. ...

If you could post a photo, that would help.

The black spot could be healing ammonia burns, but a photo would be helpful to really say about that.

And if you are not feeding vegetables, you...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Sharpchick
You didn't specify the number of any of the fish...

You didn't specify the number of any of the fish except the cories, and 2 on them is a bad number because they are shoaling fish. Five or six is what it will take on cories to make them feel secure....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Sharpchick
You're already overstocked.

You're already overstocked.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 08-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sharpchick
There are several threads that deal with this...

There are several threads that deal with this issue, which sometimes can be attributed to feeding flake food, not feeding veggies, and the possibility of flukes, along with what you do about that.
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