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I can’t wait til it gets nice and warm here so I can take Nyota to work with me. u w u
I just ordered some heat packs for emergency use (finally) since I got a decent deal on Amazon for them. Now I will have enough heat for Nyota for 160 hours— plenty of time to get her somewhere with power if we lose it here.
I want to get a digital scale eventually so I can chart her growth more accurately. When it warms up I can use the scale at work, but I’m just so darn curious as to her current weight— I remember she was only 20-ish grams when I got her and I know she’s much bigger now but it’s hard to see when I see her every day and I don’t have good pics to gauge the difference in size since october.
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, so I moved them to the stable tank and watched for hours to make sure the smaller fish were not being harassed and could hide. This was a temporary accommodation, until Saturday, when I had already planned to finish setting up the babies’ 55 gallon.
I got home just in time to see my fantail attack and pull an eye out of my smallest baby. When I walked in, all the fish came to beg for food, except the baby who had been attacked. I cupped my hand under it, and immediately saw that my little telescope eyed baby is now eyeless.
Currently, it is in a floating basket, where it has eaten a pellet that floated in. I’m watching the other fish, and the fantail is ignoring them, but the unmaimed babies are bigger than the maimed one…quite a bit bigger.
Does anyone have any experience with eyeless goldfish? Should I euthanize the maimed fish? I feel sick…this baby trusted me, and aurulentbubbles trusted me with them.
Oh no!! Poor guy!!
I would think to just watch out for infection and keep him isolated from the other fish. I wouldn’t jump to euthanasia. You may just have a special needs fishy who needs a little extra attention and care. But first you just have to make sure he doesn’t get an infection from losing his eyes.
I know little to nothing about goldies but I wonder if a light salt bath would be a good idea to keep his wounds clean??
Goldie owners? Thoughts?
I’ve used salt to disinfect goldfish who lose eyes at the store and they heal up great afterwards— I’m gonna signal boost this— anyone else have advice?
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before i scrolled down i could have sworn that was apollo
Eusine has the power of perception. :P
Hey, what was the inspiration for your snake's name? And have you read the children's book, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters? 'Cause there's a garden snake in it that turns into a prince at the end, and his name is Nyoka, and I always think of that when you talk about your snake... (sorry for spoiling the end of the book if you've never read it)
Fun fact!: Nyoka is Swahili for snake, hence the prince’s name in that story. uw u
Nyota’s name means star in Swahili, and it’s also Uhura’s (from Star Trek ToS) first name!
I chose it because she’s a Kenyan sand boa, so I wanted a swahili name for her— I thought her patterns looked like galaxies so I chose the swahili word for star— and then remembered the nerd bonus of it being the first name of one of my favorite characters.
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