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02-07-2015 18:58
Welcome, lifeguardguy. Smile

01-07-2015 19:51
Welcome NYCNick. Smile

01-07-2015 00:45
Welcome, brewerj. Smile

28-06-2015 10:08
Gave me an idea. I've just cleaned a couple of big rocks, and placed em in the freezer to place in the tank. I'll alternate. This will keep things a little cooler.

28-06-2015 07:08
definitely running over freezer bricks cooled it right quick ! Humidity is minimal when its that hot and only damp cloths sheets towels- what have u..

27-06-2015 22:14
BUT, now the sushi is gone. Hmmmn. Maybe I'll just go back to the store and get more. It's the perfect way too hot summer evening meal. Nom nom nom with no cooking. Smile

27-06-2015 22:13
it's getting harder and harder to wait the 2 hours for my water to chill in the freezer. Ah well, this too shall pass.

27-06-2015 22:10
My husband is an anti humidity crusader (being very polite here), otherwise I'd jump on the damp rag idea. Smile

27-06-2015 22:06
Oh, wow. That was an ordeal! Did running it over ice bags chill it very quickly. Sounds grueling, but so are water changes. LOL

27-06-2015 22:04
I had a 3 day power outage and had to keep tumbling tank water to oxygenate it and run it over ice bags to chill it. Fish survived but I got a spike in the levels . Angry

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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.

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Author: Brenda Rand


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