06-24-2007, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for the speedy reply Lupin. Again I have a 10 gallon tank w/2 large gold fish (both very beautiful IMO) and a small gold mystery snail. The tank's filtered by an Aqua Tech charcoal insert filter for a 5-15 gallon system. I have a flexible bubble curtain under the gravel in the shape of an oval for aeration. Other than that, it's sparsely furnished (large clam shell for decoration, small colorful store bought decoration, and a large plastic plant in the back right corner) to give these big boys plenty of swimming room. Even though it's sparsely furnished, it's a very beautiful tank and the gold fish really move around in it making it an eye-catcher. I've done a water change today of about 50% and also used an algae tab to kill any of that off. Also a filter cartridge change. I'm now waiting just a few minutes before I add the snail back in to allow the chemical in the algae tab to works it's way out of the system.
I've checked both fish very closely today during maintenance. They both are clear eyed, frisky and appear to be doing super. The large one I was concerned with (changing colors) still has some gold scales around his face, around the upper part of his tail and just the occasional fleck here or there. The new white scales on this big boy are iridescent, "mother of pearl" and shiny. Sounds like he's just going through a color change now that he's about 1 1/2 old.
Thanks again friend,