majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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Anonymous: okay so i have comets and one of my friends has 2 fancy goldfish in need of a home(now) i have a tank & everything but i have to set it up and in not enough time. could i put the goldies in with the comets if i keep an eye on them? just for a month.

How big is the tank?

I’d quarantine the fish first, to be honest. u_u You never know if they are carrying diseases and it would suck if one of your comets got sick because of it. I use a sterilite tub for quarantine purposes and I do water changes in there daily. c:

the-scaly-one:

goldfishdoctor:

the-scaly-one:

goldfishdoctor:

the-scaly-one:

The first one is my little Pirate, I rescued him from my Wal-Mart, I couldn’t handle watching him suffer anymore and asked a manager to drop the price of him to a dollar so I could save him, and she did. He has survived death twice!

The second one Spot, which is a fantail that damisays gave me because goldies aren’t her thing.

And the third on is my beautiful little Bubble, the telescope eyed fantail.

goldfishdoctor are my babies fat enough ;o


(fish are a bitch to get good pictures of ugh)

They look okay to me! They could be a little fatter but I think they’re still young, so I’m sure it’ll be allright :) 

How many fish are in there though? I’m a little worried because I think I see two common goldfish swimming around too?

There are currently 9 fish in there, it’s a 60 g, I’m planning on upgrading to atleast a 100g when I move, and seperating the comets and the fantails.. Would 6 comets be able to live in a 100g? Or would I need to just get a giant indoor pond .-.

I’d go for the giant pond - a 100 gallon tank is awesome, but for 6 comet goldfish it’s just too small. :/ They can get so huge! I wouldn’t recommend them for a tank. They really are pond fish and due to their slim bodies they can swim long distances easily. They’re also quite fast - what makes them very suitable for ponds!

Alright .-. For my three fans, what size tank should I have for them, as a forever tank?

60 gallons or up is great for 3 fantails! c: 

the-scaly-one:

goldfishdoctor:

the-scaly-one:

The first one is my little Pirate, I rescued him from my Wal-Mart, I couldn’t handle watching him suffer anymore and asked a manager to drop the price of him to a dollar so I could save him, and she did. He has survived death twice!

The second one Spot, which is a fantail that damisays gave me because goldies aren’t her thing.

And the third on is my beautiful little Bubble, the telescope eyed fantail.

goldfishdoctor are my babies fat enough ;o


(fish are a bitch to get good pictures of ugh)

They look okay to me! They could be a little fatter but I think they’re still young, so I’m sure it’ll be allright :) 

How many fish are in there though? I’m a little worried because I think I see two common goldfish swimming around too?

There are currently 9 fish in there, it’s a 60 g, I’m planning on upgrading to atleast a 100g when I move, and seperating the comets and the fantails.. Would 6 comets be able to live in a 100g? Or would I need to just get a giant indoor pond .-.

I’d go for the giant pond - a 100 gallon tank is awesome, but for 6 comet goldfish it’s just too small. :/ They can get so huge! I wouldn’t recommend them for a tank. They really are pond fish and due to their slim bodies they can swim long distances easily. They’re also quite fast - what makes them very suitable for ponds!

An adult Red Eared Slider Do you want this in two years? If not, then you don't want a pet turtle.

happygeckostickysituation:

Public Service Announcement FOR THE TURTLES

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie is coming out today.

Get toys for your child instead of a living creature. Please don’t buy a turtle for your child on a whim. Prevent the loss of native species, be responsible. Do a lot of research before you bring a baby turtle home.

The tank you see below is the MINIMUM for a red eared slider. Do you have room for this big of a tank in two years when your new baby turtle gets big?

Baby turtles are just that—babies. They get BIG. They can live for up to 30 years. They also require some of the most needy care if you wish to care for it correctly. They don’t just require water and land and food. There’s a lot more that goes into it. And if you let it go or flush it down the toilet (like so many people do, sadly) when your child gets bored they are *worse* for the ecosystems than those burmese pythons everyone is so worried about.

If you are in Oregon, and you need more information on turtles, look here:
http://www.willametteturtles.com/index.html

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the-scaly-one: You wouldn't happen to have any posts you've made/reliable sites you know of that can aid in determining the sex of someones goldies, would you?

Solid Gold made a video about it!

Anonymous: one of my fish looks like it has ammonia burns but i checked the water and everything is balanced and is perfect. could it just be a stop i havent seen? or should i be concerned?

When ammonia burns appear, the ammonia is often already gone. u_u Just keep a close eye on your water parameters c:

Anonymous: So I have noticed a lot of pictures on your blog on you making contact with your fish. I love that you adore your fish so much, and i really do not want to be mean, but touching goldfish at all is a real fish keeping no no. Goldies have a very delicate slime coat, and every time you touch them, even slightly, they have to shed it and build it back up again. This shedding period leaves them very vulnerable to bacterial infections, which i know you've had problems with in the past.

lilwoofer:

goldfishdoctor:

I’ve never heard of a fish shedding its slime coat, actually.. 

I always clean my hands before touching my fish, and even though it seems that I’m touching them a lot, it’s not like that! The last time I touched Reshi is because I had to do a slime coat swab. I know I’ve got a few pictures where I hold Watermelon, for example, but that was during feeding and she would just swim towards my hands hoping there’s food. Other than that I only touch fish if neccesary. c: So don’t worry!

Ha, on anon because we want to talk down to someone but don’t want to face repercussions?

Yes, touching a goldfish can be bad, however, the occasional touch is not a big deal. It’s not as if they are petting or rubbing, which would be a danger to the slim coat, However, gently coddling them is ok, as they occasionally pump into things in their environment all the time anyway .___.

I touched my fish plenty when i would be cleaning my tank- my large Ranchu was very accustomed to hand feeding, so she would come over and bump at me constantly. Not to mention, at actual goldfish farms, the fish are occasionally handled to check sex, color and other various things. The occasional touch is fine, what is bad is rubbing or petting, kind of like that one video of that little girl petting a koi. That is a no no- not the pictures i’ve seen here of occasional interaction with a human hand.

I also like how this person thought you just simply had no idea about this? Or that this could have been the cause of Watermelon’s bacterial infection. Dropsy and internal bacterial infections can be caused by so many things, and a lot of the time by things that are completely out of the keepers control. I had one death from it, in some of the most perfect water conditions. I was doing everything 100% right and he still died from it. Pointing out this was the fish who never warmed up to hand feeding, and thus, was never touched by me. 

Exactly this, haha.

And yeah it’s weird. I actually like handling the fish with my hands more than using nets and such, because I’ve heard of so many fish breaking their fins and stuff like that due to their position and them splashing around in the net.. with your hand you’ve got more control and you can pick up a fish the right way, so it doesn’t get hurt. u_u

dodri0: I like to feed my goldfish chopped peas. I thaw them from the freezer, peel them, and then chop them. That's how everyone else seems to do it--but do I really need to peel them? Is there any reason I can't chop up the peeling with the actual peas themselves? Thanks.

Why are you chopping them? Just wondering c:

The skin of the peas can cause constipation, so it’s wise to peel them before feeding.

darktanion: Yeah, here's the thing. I have over 250$ to pimp out on my fish, only problem is my parents don't think the fish is worth that much. I got a fantail goldfish in a 7 gallon tank, but the said once he grows I can get a bigger tank. See my dilemma? Any suggestions to make his life as good as it gets until then?

And you’re upgrading to a 10 gallon?

I’d try to get a cheap (big) tank on craigslist, so it isn’t as expensive! You can also use a big sterilite tub as temporary home. Those aren’t expensive either (I got an 25 gallon tub for 10 bucks) compared to tanks. Those will make better long term homes for your goldie.

I know your pain, though! It took a lot of convincing that I needed a bigger tank when my two goldies were still swimming around in their 13 gallon. In the end I bought a cheap tank off craigslist and now my parents don’t even bother when I’m buying fish stuff.

Anonymous: So I have noticed a lot of pictures on your blog on you making contact with your fish. I love that you adore your fish so much, and i really do not want to be mean, but touching goldfish at all is a real fish keeping no no. Goldies have a very delicate slime coat, and every time you touch them, even slightly, they have to shed it and build it back up again. This shedding period leaves them very vulnerable to bacterial infections, which i know you've had problems with in the past.

I’ve never heard of a fish shedding its slime coat, actually.. 

I always clean my hands before touching my fish, and even though it seems that I’m touching them a lot, it’s not like that! The last time I touched Reshi is because I had to do a slime coat swab. I know I’ve got a few pictures where I hold Watermelon, for example, but that was during feeding and she would just swim towards my hands hoping there’s food. Other than that I only touch fish if neccesary. c: So don’t worry!

fauxroses: Hey, I'd love any advice you can offer. I've had both my goldfish for 2 years and one of them developed a white spot in his nose which has now turned reddish. I have a pic if that would help. I really don't know what to do

Can you send me the picture? It’s hard to say what it is without one :)

akaine:

goldfishdoctor:

goldfishdoctor:

Pictures of Watermelon I really like. :) The fish in the first pictures is Baas, her friend. I had to put him down because he couldn’t eat anymore.. :(

Unfortunately, Watermelon isn’t doing well :( She has dropsy, and she didn’t want to eat anything today.. I really hope for a miracle but to be honest: I don’t think she’s going to make it :( 

More old pictures of Watermelon! I love the first two with Baas - they really were the best friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mpzO1lAHSM&index=13&list=PLYQUb8GsKn0caQGEfnbDI2U-8mjiRhyie The dropsy might be caused by a bacterial injection and Baytril might help Watermelon!!! I had a betta that had dropsy (liver failure), and had to be put down, but for larger fish I would definitely try to save them! It’s a long shot, but it’s worth it to save your friend!!! Such a beautiful fish Q.Q

Yeah, I tried treating it with baytrill injections - but it got worse and worse. I had to put her down in the end :c It still makes me sad even though she passed away a year ago.

Still thanks for your help <3

darktanion: I've had my 10 gallon tank with it's filter on and water conditioner added, is it safe to add a fish now?

I guess it depends on some things! Is the tank fully cycled? And what kind of fish were you planning to put in?

Goldfish aren’t suitable for a 10 gallon, for example. u_u