Dropsy is a deadly fish disease, which goldfish are unfortunately particularly susceptible. It’s characterized by distended belly, swollen eyes, and scales sticking out like open pine cone scales. The worse thing about dropsy goldfish disease is that it’s often too late when the symptoms appear. That’s why it’s all the more important to prevent the disease from showing up by keeping the goldfish aquarium clean. Changing 25% of the water weekly is said to help prevent the disease.


sorry to bother you with this but it really irks me.


I would like to point out that drospy is not a disease but rather a symptom of fluid retention. The causes can be anything from organ failure (typically kidney failure or shut down) or egg impaction which will cause typically localized scale lifting towards the gonads. It isn’t always deadly either; in fact fish often will respond to treatment with oral medication such as Metromeds. Typically however no matter how it is treated if the fish has dropsied once it will do so again, however when this will happen depends on the individual. It could be months or years, but often it comes back eventually. The most common time for dropsy to occur is during the seasonal changes, so spring and fall. At this time make sure you’re doing plenty of maintenance and trying to keep temps as stable as possible. 

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Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


  • japan ≠ korea ≠ china
  • pakistan is not in the middle east
  • most muslims aren’t arabs
  • geishas are not prostitutes
  • mexico is a very small part of latin america
  • there are 54 countries in africa
  • china has 56 different ethnic groups and none of them eat chop suey
  • singapore is not part of china
  • most singaporeans speak english as their first language, please don’t ask, “why is your English so good”



The vast majority of exotic pets do not have much, if any odor. Those that do, like ferrets, should never have an overwhelming urine or fecal odor.

I hear from pet owners weekly about how bad their turtle tank smells, how their rat’s cage burns their eyes with ammonia, or their rabbit smells like feces. If this is the case you are not cleaning often or well enough.

Fuuuuuck this is so true.

Truth! Although I think Sugar gliders also tend to have more of a scent but only because they pee on everything they touch so even cleaning super frequently they have this ~sugar glider~ smell about them.

stingingnetty said: Do you think reptiles genuinely enjoy being cuddled or snuggled as our pets ? My lizard always seems to want out of her cage to do so but I could be interpreting it wrong but she sure seems to love to cuddle up. Especially if it storms I know she doesn't like them (she squeals if they happen )



There’s a long debate out there about whether a reptile can feel love or affection but for the most part, reptiles do what they need to do to survive. Most of us, myself included are very guilty when it comes to anthropomorphism. We like to use human emotions as an explanation as to why our animals do certain things in an attempt to understand and bond with our silent critters.

However, we need to remember to look at the situation from a critical view and try not to become clouded from these views. For example, we can look at a bearded dragon and suggest that it wants to be cuddled because it doesn’t want to be alone. However, we could as easily say that the bearded dragon doesn’t run away when cuddled because it feels warm and comfortable in specific environment. Obviously there’s a lot more science and a much longer explanation to go into detail, but that’s how I roughly see it.

I personally like to believe that all my critters have emotions to a certain degree and that they DO have dislikes and likes. Though, I don’t believe that my snakes/ geckos love me but that’s okay, if I wanted an animal that showed constant affection I would have gotten a dog of some sort :P

What’s your opinion on the topic?

Whenever Jorgen is out of his cage, he tends to stick very close to me. Now, I don’t think this is because he “loves” me, but for two reasons: I radiate heat and am soft and comfy. He’ll abandon my lap and try to crawl on the lamp if he sense the hot lightbulb nearby.

The second reason he generally returns to me of his own accord is that I’m a tested and true “safe thing” that won’t hurt him. He’s very seldom been outside of an enclosure without someone holding him, after all. He’s not used to roaming the cold house without a human nearby. Ergo, if there’s a human available, he’ll stick close because that’s what he’s used to and what he ‘knows.’

He may not be able to shower me in affection like a dog or cat or whatever, but the knowledge that he is comfortable around me and content to be near me without being afraid is close enough.

Both of my snakes have “their person”. Zubon is very much my snake. He will leave robs hands in favor of my own and is definitely less hissy with me vs Rob. Our female Ume however despises me, she will not sit still in my hands, and is basically almost always trying to get off of me and onto Rob; where she will sit still quite contentedly. Why these snakes prefer the people they do? Not entirely sure, it could be scent or pheromone based, heat based, anything. But it’s very clear to me when my snakes feel comfortable around someone vs. when they do not.

"As robots, [Daft Punk] are even more secretive than before. Bangalter smiles ironically and never lets you in on the joke. De Homem-Christo, on the phone from Paris, is a master deflector. When asked a question about what their image says about them, he responds: ‘I was not programmed to answer that.’" -CMJ New Music Monthly, March 2001 (x)





thefrecklelycanthrope I think the new albino friend might be blind???

It’s so hard to tell from the photos and video. Does he have normal looking eyes except for the color?

My dad is convinsed it has no eyes. But it does, they’re just kinda sunken in, and a redish/orangish color. And he’s got a deformity on his face/nose, its not that nice fat roundish bit a normal gold has, its got a dip.

aww the baby. If he has deformities that include the eyes, he’s most likely blind. It could explain the color as well. It’s a good thing goldies do pretty well whether they have eyes or not. If no other issues arise from his deformities, he should be alright. c:

Looks like he’s at least partially blind if not functionally blind. The lateral line system is a beautiful thing however and luckily because they have that they’ll do just fine with or without eyes.


Did I show you these flashbars from a yardsale? You can see on that Polaroid where they plugged into a camera.


shetan replied to your post “Oh I don’t have a Daft Punk collection” she says as she purchases…”

|D I’m awful. My income is for DP collectables and Godzilla toys.

Hush my child, majority of my money goes to concerts. Spend your money on what makes you happy. Otherwise what’s the point?

Think about it this way, Daft Punk spent their money to make a $4 million dollar anime with their childhood idol.

You’re golden.



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Gold Tiger Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegeli) with babies by LaViboraDotCom