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The Art of Goldfish
B. G. Rand

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10 Steps to
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B. G. Rand

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Diagnose & Rescue Procedures 10 Steps
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10 Steps to Easy
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B. G. Rand

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Golden Goldfish Rules
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B. G. Rand

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20-09-2014 10:05
If it was neutered, it didn't move on, unless it's to that big cat heaven in the sky. lol

20-09-2014 01:09
hmmm feral hasn't been back in ages so perhaps he's moved on. Phewwww

12-09-2014 10:32
He's gotta go, and soon.

12-09-2014 10:31
Just because a cat is feral doesn't make them vicious, but some are. I'm dealing with one right now. It's come after me 3 times, and is always after the other cats that come up. Angry

12-09-2014 10:30
Wowza; 100 k? That makes it pretty hard for most people. I guess people drop their parents off and then disappear. lol Too bad about the wild cat, but I understand.

12-09-2014 08:30
hard part was bringing my cat with me. She got beaten up by a feral, twice $1200 in vet bills. Trapped the lil sucker and took him to the pound. He was the neighbors cat but they had let him go feral,

12-09-2014 08:26
that would mean selling the house to get into care scenario. I only wrk 3 days a week so I can be around the house.

12-09-2014 08:25
shes still pretty good at getting around and eating. Would only look at a home if she becomes vilolent. We have to have huge security bonds to pay nursing homes here $100 k

12-09-2014 08:23
Sad Sorry to that Kat. That's tough, but doesn't that make you an even better daughter? Most would be calling the old folks home for a reservation. You're a peach. Hang in there.

12-09-2014 08:22
Job is answering phones so time flies but its a bit of a drain on my energy. Funny I give them as much garlic as I can in meals and on sandwiches coz we all know its good for yah Smile Grin

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Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

Even though it is uncommon, it's every goldfish keeper's worst nightmare; goldfish have been known to jump out of their tanks, aquariums and even ponds, quite often leaping to their death.  There are a few explanations for this suicidal behavior.

  • Why do goldfish jump out of their tanks?

Goldfish become less active in colder water temperatures, hibernating much like bears, but in warmer temperatures they spawn, or breed,  increasing their activity. Goldfish are very vigorous breeders and are extremely active during this time. The males chase the females with the greatest of enthusiasm. In all of the excitement, a goldfish could unintentionally leap out of the water, falling prey to predators or suffocation.
To Catch a Goldfish
The goldfish comfort zone for water temperature is 65 to 75 degrees, but if the water becomes too warm for them they may try leaping out of their environment. Goldfish in too warm of temperatures may present symptoms of raised scaled, referred to as pine coning. Goldfish

Goldfish infected with parasites often swim sporadically; flashing against objects. In their desperation to escape the discomfort, they might be tempted to leap out of the tank, intentionally or unintentionally.

Goldfish that have not been provided fresh, oxygenated, water may exhibit this same behavior, but in a short amount of time become sick and inactive.

Maybe a little far fetched, but possible; a single goldfish, the lonely guy, may jump from the tank in an effort to get to the fish it sees in the reflection of a glass tank. Goldfish swim in schools and feel much more confident, safe and happier with other goldfish.

  • How to keep goldfish from jumping out of tank

Make certain that the water level in your goldfish tank or pond is low enough to prevent any of these accidents from occurring. To keep your fish safe, the length of your longest fish should match the space in between the surface and the top of the tank, and yet another reason to have a larger tank for your goldfish. Most aquariums come equipped with lids, but goldfish fare much better in open topped tanks with water surface exposed to greater amounts of fresh air. If you feel more comfortable with a top, consider a screen instead.

  • What to do if goldfish jumps out of tank

In the event your goldfish jumps out of its water, return it to the tank ASAP, even if you believe the fish has already expired. Gently guide the fish through the water in cupped hands. Using a finger, gently message its underbelly periodically. Give it time, and you may be surprised. Use the 'Garlic Tonic' with your next water change.

A recent post on this site shares such an amazing experience. Haley's black moor was found on the floor, completely hard and dried out, but miraculously came back to life when returned to its bowl. This article is dedicated to her and Fish.

GOLDFISH CARE 10 steps

 

Author: Brenda Rand


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