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The Art of Goldfish
B. G. Rand

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10 Steps to
Goldfish Keeping
B. G. Rand

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Diagnose & Rescue Procedures 10 Steps
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B. G. Rand

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10 Steps to Easy
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B. G. Rand

5"x 8" Book $15.00
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Golden Goldfish Rules
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B. G. Rand

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Found it. We had a spammer the other day and when I deleted the links from numerous threads, the order changed. Thanks for letting us know.

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I drew that pic for ya itsint he thred fish drawing

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Same here Cricket.

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I hit the goldfish 911 forum link, then scroll to see if there are any yellow envelopes.

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Humane Disposal of Goldfish

Humane Disposal of Goldfish

Most goldfish get sick at one time or another. One may have a floating issue caused by constipation, and another may be sensitive to nitrates; bottom sitting. If your fish has been kept improperly, it could be suffering from oxygen deprivation or it could have a bacteria infection. Whatever ails your fish, it's difficult to know if the fish is going to improve with the proper care and time, or if it's just going to decline; getting worse with each passing day. It's very difficult to know when and if it's the right time to euthanize a sick fish.

You may hear someone say, just let nature take its course, but in the wild, a sick fish will quickly fall prey to a large and healthy one; it won't suffer for long. In captivity, our fish can linger for weeks, even months before passing. We all have to use our own good judgment here; trust our instincts.

Euthanizing a goldfish can be relatively easy and painless; for the fish that is. Goldfish become dormant in colder temperatures; being a cold water fish it has no core body temperature. Fantail goldfishIts temperature is always the same as its environment. This can be a distinct advantage for the goldfish keeper. In a natural environment, goldfish live in outdoor ponds. In winter, the water temperatures may fall below freezing temperatures. Although they cannot survive being frozen solid for long periods of time, they can survive close to freezing temperatures for an unlimited time. Reason being, their organs shut down and they no longer require food or oxygen; much like a bear in hibernation. You may think this would be painful for the goldfish, but keep in mind, only warm blooded creatures, such as dogs, cats, and humans alike find cold temperatures painful.

Death of a Goldfish

Euthanizing goldfish

The Big Chill method

1. Scoop up the fish along with tank or pond water in a large disposable container; one that is opaque (for discretion) instead of translucent.

  Container should be proportionately sized so that the fish can swim around a bit

2. Cover, label as such, and place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours, so that the fish will become completely dormant.

4. Place the container in the freezer for a minimum 36 hours.

5. Dispose of container at your discretion

On rare occasions, goldfish have been known to come back from the dead. Read the story of how one goldfish leaped from its tank and was found dried out; rock hard hours later, only to come back to life when returned to its tank. Fish Out of Water  There are many such goldfish stories. Every creature big or small has a very strong survival instinct. Euthanizing is often a very tough decision to make. Consider this option only when there's no chance for life, and their suffering is too much for the both of you.

GOLDFISH CARE 10 steps

Anesthetizing Goldfish

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