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11 09, 2015

Cold Fish

2019-03-17T04:35:02-05:00

Cold Fish are healthy fish Buy the book Cold fish are healthy fish. Goldfish and Koi are cold blooded, meaning they have no core body temperature. Their body temperature matches that of their environment. Their ancestors, the Gibel carp swam the icy cold rivers of China. These fish thrive in cold water, and we can use this attribute to our advantage. Reducing tank temperatures is a great way of buying time in a crisis; placing the fish into dormancy. Goldfish begin dormancy at 54f and are fully dormant at 45f. You will still see slow gill and body movement, but they will not eat nor are they very responsive. No, the cold does not hurt a cold blooded animal like it would a warm blood one like us Goldfish and Koi both can tolerate warmer temperatures up to 74f, and sometimes a little higher if conditions are right, but this doesn't mean they should be kept in these temperatures. Their immune systems are compromised in warmer water for more than one reason Bad bacteria flourish in warmer water; beneficial bacteria are weakened. With no internal cooling system, goldfish can and will cook in too high of temperatures. You may see them raise their scales in a futile effort to cool their bodies. Some goldfish have been known to leap out of the water in an effort to escape Water temps goldfish A goldfish is a goldfish no matter what breed or variety. No matter how fancy or how common, your goldfish requires colder water to maintain its good health and longevity. A healthy ecosystem for a goldfish also requires heavily oxygenated water. Some aquarium plants are tropical, and should be placed in tropical tanks with tropical temperatures. Placing these types of plants in a goldfish aquarium invites root rot which invites bad bacteria and adds to the bio load, but some plants, such as algae and duck weed, thrive in very same environment as goldfish, requiring cold and heavily oxygenated water. If a tropical plant is thriving in a goldfish aquarium, the goldfish are not Cold fish Bad bacteria and parasites alike become dormant in cold temperatures, becoming more and more active in warmer temps unless of course the water reaches extreme high temperatures closer to the boiling point which destroys them Goldfish can tolerate extremely low temperatures as long as it remains above the freezing point of 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Goldfish survive extreme winters in ponds only when the pond's bottom is below the freeze line; meaning the point of depth in the grade that doesn't freeze in extreme cold weather Because goldfish are cold blooded they become dormant in lower water temperatures. When a goldfish begins to enter dormancy their blood flow decreases, and so does their need for oxygen or food. The colder your tank or pond water, the slower the fish. The warmer the water, the faster the blood is moving, the more oxygen the fish uses. Toxins or bad bacteria are much more dangerous [...]

Cold Fish 2019-03-17T04:35:02-05:00
2 06, 2018

Diagnose Goldfish Symptoms

2019-04-05T09:49:49-05:00

Diagnose goldfish symptoms and treat Buy the book Diagnose goldfish symptoms and treat by improving water quality and using natural remedies. Tested tried and true, our method of goldfish and Koi keeping brings sick fish back to health If your fish is in distress, follow this link to the 911 life saving water change before you do anything else Natural Health Remedies Anything wrong with your goldfish very likely is related to its environment or care Study the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Have you recently medicated your goldfish tank? If you haven't already, do not medicate. Typically, in most cases medications do more harm than good, killing the friendly bacteria in your tank or aquarium. If your fish is sick, the water in your fish house could be to blame. Using medications could push it over the edge. With the proper care and nutrition most of these conditions or issues can be conquered naturally as the water's immune system is raised along with that of the fish Help your fish by helping yourself to our diagnose and treat section, or create a post in our gfe FORUM blog or contact our HOTLINE Scroll down to diagnose symptoms and treat by clicking related headings and photos If you can't find matching symptoms, post in our forum for assistance, and maybe we can help Ammonia Poisoning Symptoms: Clamped fins; white marks; black marks; swollen gills These fish have their fins clamped tight to their bodies in an effort to reduce the burning sensation caused by ammonia or carbonate mineral burns To learn more click on the link below Goldfish turning white TEST ammonia (zero is the goal) TEST KH (not to exceed 120 ppm)  Fish that have suffered burns may experience swelling in the gills, reducing their oxygen intake This previously all orange fish was in water with high ammonia levels, and was severely burned It's water conditions were poor, and it had little protective slime coat, leaving it at a higher risk The black marks are healing burns _______________________________________________________ Nitrite Poisoning Symptoms: Red streaks in tail fin, spider veining throughout body; spitting food; spasms TEST nitrites (zero is the goal) Fish that has suffered nitrite poisoning my have spasms and or spitting food Click here to learn more Red patches goldfish Broken blood vessels on body are also symptoms nitrite poisoning ________________________________________________________ Nitrate Poisoning Symptoms: bent or curled positioning, pressed to bottom; bottom sitting; lack of appetite Nitrate poisoning symptoms This fish's body is curled due to the effects of nitrates, in the final stages TEST nitrates (10 to 20 ppm is the goal) Do not perform a large water change or move fish exhibiting symptoms Fish that have suffered nitrate poisoning may lose their appetite, may bottom sit, and then gradually curl to one side as the condition worsens This fish is laying heavily on the bottom because the nitrate levels were reduced too quickly when a large and sudden water change was performed, causing nitrate shock To learn more, click [...]

Diagnose Goldfish Symptoms 2019-04-05T09:49:49-05:00
28 05, 2018

Fancy Goldfish Breeds

2019-04-09T05:29:59-05:00

Fancy goldfish breeds are more delicate than common Buy the book Fancy goldfish breeds are still goldfish at heart, but they've been bred for different body styles with various features. It all started with the common goldfish bred from the Gibel carp, and ever since, the breeders have worked hard to create other more exciting varieties Common goldfish The comet goldfish is becoming more common than the common with its extended tail and sleek portions; it races through the water like shooting star; how it got its name. The comet is considered as a common type, but the first goldfish to hold this title with its name is the common goldfish as shown below Contrary to popular belief, the fancy goldfish can be kept with the common goldfish. Although the common fish are faster, the fancy fish are just as determined when it comes to meal time. The faster fish may spend most of its time racing around in excitement, while the fancy waits patiently at the bottom for the food to fall. If you're feeding appropriate amounts and often enough; all of your fish will get more than enough to eat Fancy goldfish have been bred to enhance what may be considered as an abnormality or weakness in the genes, such as bulging eyes like the fish in the photo above or a fat round body or a low flowing tail. In the wild, these fish would not be very successful Goldfish breeds Fancy fish with wens require a little extra attention as they mature. The wen may need trimming because it grows along with the fish; sometimes getting so large the added weight is difficult for the fish to support. Some of these fish with wens; Lionheads and Orandas may have their vision obstructed Whether you choose a fancy or a common goldfish, it will need the same conditions as a common goldfish or even a Koi, cold and heavily oxygenated water; free of toxins Common goldfish Although some of the fancier goldfish need special care and a special environment because of their delicate fins or body shapes, such as pearlscales, the moors, veiltails or bubble eye, most of the other fancy goldfish do very well in tanks or ponds. The butterfly moor seen in the photo below is one of the most delicate of the fancy types Fanciest goldfish Goldfish Breeds 10 Steps to Goldfish & Koi Keeping Goldfish Behavior All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Fancy Goldfish Breeds 2019-04-09T05:29:59-05:00
28 05, 2018

10 Easy Steps Goldfish Keeping

2019-04-10T09:10:28-05:00

 10 Easy STEPS Goldfish Keeping make it simple Buy the Book 10 easy steps goldfish keeping are easy to read and follow The theory is simple, by recreating their ancestor’s natural environment, the cold and fast moving rivers of China, our goldfish will thrive in an aquarium or pond. Learn everything you can about goldfish keeping Centuries ago, and still today, the Chinese displayed their goldfish in glass bowls much to the delight of their guests, but the goldfish were quickly returned to their ponds after the party was over. This could very well have started the ‘goldfish in a bowl’ tradition, and with dire consequences. Follow 10 Easy Steps to create the perfect ecosystem for your goldfish, and they will live up to their full potential in growth and life expectancy Goldfish Care Equipment and Supplies needed; Goldfish container; water pump & sponge; Water treatment; Freshwater tub; Gravel vacuum or python; Natural pea gravel; Goldfish food; Parameters test kit and thermometer Goldfish are delicate creatures. Their environment is a complex ecosystem that must be perfectly balanced. The tiny goldfish you bring home will double in size within a few short weeks, and by the end of the first year could easily measure 2" in length; averaging 1” per year. If their growth is not stunted by close quarters they’ll keep growing for most of their life which averages 16 years, and some live for much longer, growing much larger Goldfish information Goldfish need room to grow. The water they live in should be filtered and oxygenated. Even a large aquarium is not a natural environment for goldfish. They are more at home in shallow water that has plenty of surface area with plenty of surface activity, such as water fountains and falls. Compromises must be made if these creatures are to be housed successfully in our homes 10 easy steps goldfish keeping Goldfish keeping 10 Easy Steps Goldfish Keeping GOLDFISH House Step 1 House your goldfish in a fancy aquarium, a flower pot or even a rubber tub. The most important factors in choosing a container is that it is large enough, strong enough to hold water and free of contaminants, having more surface area and less depth. Some goldfish are sensitive to water pressure  Minimum stocking level 2.5 gallons of water per 1” of body length If you have an indoor goldfish house, locate it a place that doesn’t receive too much sunlight; a room that stays cool year round. The top should be open and exposed to fresh air Use aquarium safe decorations and natural gravel. Make sure plants are nontoxic and free of infection 10 Easy Steps to Goldfish Keeping NITROGEN Cycle Step 2 Goldfish make waste, which plays a big role in helping Mother Nature create a healthy ecosystem for them to live in. Ammonia, a deadly toxin, is created from waste. When ammonia is present, and the environment is right, beneficial bacteria form to feed on the toxin, converting it into nitrite Nitrites attract another [...]

10 Easy Steps Goldfish Keeping 2019-04-10T09:10:28-05:00
26 05, 2018

Understanding Goldfish

2018-05-26T08:10:15-05:00

Understanding Goldfish and their environment Buy the book Goldfish are delicate creatures Understanding goldfish isn't easy, however, it helps if we Descendants of the Gibel carp swimming upstream in China's icy cold rivers for centuries upon centuries. Goldfish,  bred for it magnificent beauty; its brilliant color and splendid size, developing into a wide range of variations in the species. The Chinese first bred these highly prized goldfish in garden ponds, and often displayed them in glass bowls, but only temporarily to impress their  house guests. Perhaps this is how the tradition of keeping goldfish in bowls got started, but this is also where it should end Fish of a Different Color Their natural environment is a complex ecosystem that must be perfectly balanced, and this is only obtained after a great deal of labor, a great deal of added expense, and sometimes heartbreak too The tiny goldfish being sold in pet shops are called (very young babies) fry; they will double in size within a few short weeks and by the end of their first year they could easily measure 2" even 3" in length. After their first year of growth, they average approximately 1" per year Understanding goldfish If their growth is not interrupted or stunted by close quarters, they will keep growing for most of their life span, which averages 20 years, and some live for much longer, growing much larger. If their growth is stunted, their life span will be shortened What size goldfish aquarium? Although we've been led to believe that goldfish can be kept in bowls; this is not true. Goldfish need space; room to grow. The water they live in should be filtrated and oxygenated. Even a large aquarium is not a natural environment for the goldfish. They are more at home in a shallow pond that has plenty of surface area with plenty of surface activity, such as water fountains and falls. Extreme measures are to be taken if these creatures are to be housed successfully in glass aquariums How to clean Aquarium Use your imagination when considering housing for your goldfish; have fun with it, but be cautious. A large terracotta pot works well and is quite attractive. Wine barrels with plastic liners are fun; the plastic liner is a must if you are to avoid disaster, or you might consider a claw-foot bathtub. If cost is a big issue, consider a rubber or plastic tub. The most important factors in choosing a container is that it is large enough, strong enough to hold water and free of contaminants.  Whether or not your goldfish are in a glass aquarium, a pond, a tank, or a tub, it is mandatory to create as natural of an environment as possible, and this can be accomplished by following 10 Steps to GOLDFISH Koi Keeping The oldest known goldfish was proven to be 53 yrs of age When you first read through the 10 Steps, you may feel overwhelmed, wondering how you got yourself into this, [...]

Understanding Goldfish 2018-05-26T08:10:15-05:00
22 05, 2018

Goldfish Breeds

2019-03-17T02:37:09-05:00

Goldfish Breeds are growing in numbers Buy the book Goldfish breeds are growing in numbers due to demand. What started as a simple common goldfish has now started a major industry including goldfish of all colors and body types. Descendants of the gibel carp have been swimming upstream in China's icy cold rivers for centuries upon centuries; the 'goldfish' bred for it magnificent beauty; its brilliant coloration and splendid size, developing into a wide range of variations of the species Single tailed varieties of goldfish  Single tail varieties of goldfish include the common, the comet and the shubunkin which are similar in body shape, easily housed together, and are the hardiest of the species. These goldfish are fast and sleek. They grow quicker and live longer than the fancy variety Double tailed varieties of goldfish Include the wakin, jikin Double tail with dorsal fin varieties goldfish Varieties of goldfish include the fantail, black moor, panda moor, veiltail, demekin, ryukin, pompom, telescope, oranda, pearlscale, ranchu; these fancy goldfish are more delicate and demand pristine water conditions; they are also prone to digestive and swim bladder issues Double tail with no dorsal fin varieties of goldfish Include the bubble eye, celestial, ranchu, lionhead, eggfish Goldfish breeds Upon public demand, the variety list will continue to grow. Over the years goldfish have become more complex in body shape, however, this has led to serious health issues. Some have bodies that are short and deep; almost contorted. These fish experience a higher rate of floating issues that lead to organ failure. To date, the longest living ryukin we've seen here at gfe has been eight years; kept in a healthy ecosystem, and fed a healthy diet, whereas the longest living comet was fifteen years old at the time of death. The comet was kept in a less than healthy environment Oranda Pom Pom Fantail Pearlscale Ranchu Ryukin Lionhead Shubunkin Black Moor Telescope Butterfly Moor Veiltail Common Comet Goldfish emergency wishes to thank all of the members that have contributed to our site with photographs of their goldfish for our varieties of goldfish article Goldfish, the Real Story Fancy Goldfish All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish Breeds 2019-03-17T02:37:09-05:00
21 05, 2018

Goldfish Ponds

2019-04-09T06:03:32-05:00

Goldfish Ponds make fish keeping easy Buy the book Goldfish ponds are rewarding. Our freshwater friends are much more at home in a shallow pond that has plenty of surface area with plenty of surface activity, such as water fountains and falls. Goldfish average one inch of growth per year. It would take a really big aquarium to house even one mature goldfish, reaching as much as a foot in length. Many people purchase goldfish not realizing their growth potential. Most common goldfish that survive their goldfish keepers end up being released in nearby lakes or ponds The standard stocking level for both fish is 2.5 gallons minimum per inch of body length. Stay at or below this standard to keep a healthy natural balance of the ecosystem. Double the amount of water, and cut the inch in half to cut maintenance in half. The bigger your pond; the lower your stocking levels; the easier it is to maintain The larger the pond, the less maintenance required to keep the water healthy, but just like aquariums and indoor tanks, the stocking levels also dictates how much maintenance will be necessary Goldfish ponds When your goldfish spawn, reduce the amount of food you're feeding. The fish will feed on the eggs and any small fry lucky enough to hatch, controlling their own stocking level. Keep in mind, your fish will never stop growing, and as they age, the size of your pond may need to be increased, or fish re-homed in order to maintain a healthy stocking levels. Exceed the stocking level for too long, and the ecosystem may become unbalanced, leading to an unhealthy environment Common, comets or shubunkins are much better suited to outside ponds than the delicate fancy variety, but even the fancies can fare well in a pond with the proper care Goldfish Breeding Goldfish are cold blooded; meaning they have no core body temperature, so it's important that the depth of your pond is below your regions freeze line. This provides an area that the fish can migrate to in freezing or even warmer weather conditions In some parts of the world it may be advisable to bring your goldfish in during the colder winter months; unless you have a heater for your pond Never chop a hole in a pond that has been frozen over; the vibrations may damage the fish internally by rupturing the swim bladder organ or the central nervous system Keeping goldfish save from predators Most predators interested in goldfish are nocturnal. Our freshwater fish are diurnal, meaning they rest when it's dark. Being bottom dwellers by nature, they should be safe from nocturnal predators. This is one good reason to have an adequate depth in your outdoor pond. A deeper pond not only provides a safe haven from predators, but can also offer cooler water in the summer and warmer water in the winter If water is low in oxygen, the fish are spending time at the surface where they [...]

Goldfish Ponds 2019-04-09T06:03:32-05:00
6 08, 2017

Feeding Goldfish Koi

2019-04-01T10:17:06-05:00

Feeding Goldfish Koi is fun for the entire family STEP 10 Buy the Books Feeding goldfish Koi is a little more complicated than sprinkling flakes on the water surface once or twice a day. We should be feeding our fish close to the same way and the same foods they would eat in their natural environment. In the wild, goldfish spend most of their time nibbling and grazing; eating food as they come across it. These foods consist mostly of vegetation, fish eggs and small fish. In the wild, food is scarce Competition is fierce in the wild. Fish eggs, small fry and worms are few and far between. Vegetation makes up for the biggest part of their diet because it's plentiful. Because of these habits, goldfish have evolved with stomachs the size of their eye. We could almost say they don't have stomachs. The food they eat digests very quickly, leaving their system within a few short hours Feeding goldfish Feed less more often 4 to 6 times a day The goldfish swim bladder organ is connected to the intestinal tract where carbon dioxide is exchanged. Co2 is a gas created from waste. This gas exchange allows fish to rise or sink at will. Improper feeding leads to an impacted or slow tract, which can trap the gas in the bladder, leading to floating issues Feed less more often to keep the tract moving  Offer similar types of food found in their natural habitat. There is no fruit or pork; no beef or chicken, and certainly no dairy products, however, you will find an abundance of vegetation Keep smaller fish separate from larger fish. Goldfish will eat anything they can fit in their mouths including their tank mates Goldfish, just like humans need a varied diet because feeding a limited diet of flakes and pellets leads to an impacted tract, contributing to digestive disorders. Choose a food brand that contains less filler, such as ash. Ash consists of low grade seafood parts: scales and bone used as fillers. Feed less flakes and pellets. Flakes and pellets contain additives. Even though these food products provide the nutrition our fish need, with a little extra labor and a little added expense, our fish could be fed a healthy diet with less processed foods Goldfish care Feeding only once or twice a day causes gorging Bottom dwellers by nature, this is where our fish feel safe from predators. Goldfish eyes are located in a position where it's difficult for them to see below, and because of it, feeding at the surface may cause stress. Most new goldfish keepers make the mistake of sprinkling flakes on the surface. Surface feeding causes fish to gulp air which often leads to air bubbles in their pooh or air bubbles being released through their mouth and gills. Taking in air leads to serious issues that can easily be avoided by feeding properly Feeding goldfish Koi Gather the entire amount of food to be fed in hand. Hold food beneath water surface to moisten. Release in a spreading motion over a large area to [...]

Feeding Goldfish Koi 2019-04-01T10:17:06-05:00
5 08, 2017

Goldfish Koi House

2019-04-10T09:08:31-05:00

What kind of goldfish house is right for you and your fish? STEP 1 Buy the book Goldfish Koi House can be any container that's clean, appropriately sized and strong enough to hold water. What size goldfish house do your fish need? Goldfish average 16 years living in a healthy environment, however, some live for much longer, growing much larger. Start with a goldfish house adequately sized. Goldfish will easily reach 2" their first year, averaging 1" per year Recommended STOCKING LEVEL 2.5 gallons of water per 1" of body Recommended water minimum DEPTH; body length of largest fish from nose to tail base Koi grow three times as large, requiring three times the space Size fish house appropriately, so that water parameters remain consistent. With proper care and proper housing a common goldfish could easily out live your dog or cat Goldfish Housing There are many styles and sizes of aquariums on the market today, however, keep in mind when choosing a fish house that goldfish require less depth and more surface area. The majority of aquariums are designed for tropical fish; not goldfish Goldfish houses with small surface area compared to the body of water need increased water movement. Depth of water should not be less than the length of the longest fish from nose to tail Suitable tank mates for goldfish Separate the smallest fish from the largest. Goldfish are omnivorous. They will eat anything that fits in their mouth, including other goldfish. The same holds true with Koi. Even though these fish form attachments to other fish, their natural instinct to survive in the wild drives them to nibble at anything and everything. They just can't help themselves Goldfish care Goldfish have been known to jump out of their water. Avoid accidents by lowering the water table. The gap between the surface and the top should match the body length of your longest fish, and yet another reason to have a larger container for your goldfish. Most aquariums come equipped with lids, however, goldfish fare much better in open topped tanks with the water surface exposed to fresh air. If you feel more comfortable with a top consider a screen Goldfish keeping It's fun to play around in your tank or pond. It's hard to resist beautiful decorations, and sometimes we have a tendency to overdo it. Make certain that the decorations you place in your goldfish house are aquarium safe before adding. If quarters are tight make sure that the object is not taking up valuable space the goldfish need. Goldfish are easily injured on sharp objects, especially the fancy varieties. Some materials, such as plastic, metal, fresh concrete or wood will affect the water quality Type plants goldfish aquarium There's a variety of fake plants to choose from, although silk ones are safest. Plastic plants can injure delicate fish. Be prepared to replace plants regularly if you choose real vegetation. Goldfish enjoy nibbling on plants, and some fish are very aggressive with their nibbling. Make sure the plants you place in your aquarium are [...]

Goldfish Koi House 2019-04-10T09:08:31-05:00
5 08, 2017

10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping

2019-04-10T09:07:13-05:00

Follow the 10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping  Buy the Book 10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping offers methods that are founded on many years of experience that have been proven with outstanding results. The theory is simple, by recreating their ancestor’s natural environment, the cold and fast moving rivers of China, our goldfish can and will thrive in an aquarium or pond. Centuries ago, and still today; the Chinese displayed their goldfish in glass bowls much to the delight of their guests, but the goldfish were quickly returned to their ponds after the party was over. This could very well have started the ‘goldfish in a bowl’ tradition, and with dire consequences Goldfish Keeping Even a pond isn’t the goldfish’s natural environment. When we place them in aquariums or small ponds we must go to great lengths to keep them healthy by making certain their water is rich in minerals and oxygen value Something all freshwater fish share is the need for healthy water. If you follow these golden rules, 10 steps goldfish Koi keeping, you will not only create the perfect ecosystem for your goldfish or Koi. They will live up to their full potential in growth and life expectancy. Study each and every critical step thoroughly and learn how to maintain your goldfish or Koi house. Learn everything you can, and your fish will flourish in the natural environment you create, bringing you, your family and friends lasting joy Goldfish Care It will take more than a quick read to understand fully the 10 Steps to goldfish and Koi keeping. Study each and every critical step thoroughly and learn how to maintain your set up. You should never have to perform a 100% water change; never have to disinfect your tank or equipment ever again. Mother Nature knows best 10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping You may want to start with the 10 EASY Steps Goldfish Keeping (short version) for the how to. When you're ready, or if you're a quick learner, the full version (see below) offers the how to's and the why for's Step 1 Goldfish Koi House Step 2 Nitrogen Cycle Explained Step 3 Gravel Vacuum substrate Step 4 Freshwater Source Step 5 Water Treatment Step 6 Oxygenating Water Step 7 Pond Pumps Step 8 Water Changes Step 9 Testing Water Parameters Step 10 Feeding Our Fish GLOSSARY of Fish Terms CONVERSIONS Goldfish Anatomy 10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping Items recommended 1.   Goldfish house 2.   Fresh water tub 3.   Substrate (natural pea gravel) 4.   Gravel vacuum (python) 5.   Water treatment 6.   Pond pump (sized for goldfish house) 7.   Parameter Test kit 8.   Thermometer If you're a kid or even a kid at heart, have fun coloring, reading stories and learning the Golden Goldfish Rules Be a Goldfish KID The Goldfish Kid Copyright 2007 Author: Brenda Rand

10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping 2019-04-10T09:07:13-05:00
27 07, 2017

Treating goldfish Koi Tumor

2019-04-01T10:28:06-05:00

Treating goldfish Koi Tumor requires extreme therapy Treating goldfish Koi Tumor requires extreme therapy in most cases. It may be difficult to tell what type of tumor you're dealing with. A simple wart is firm to the touch and has a rough texture. They're simple to eliminate with the Sea Salt and Garlic remedy. Tumors created from SSG are mushy and smooth to the touch, however, if the tumor your fish has is a little different, it may be an actual mass caused by abnormal cell production. These types of tumors may or may not be cancerous, and in most cases, we'll never find out. There are few willing to invest in hundreds of dollars to find out, and possibly thousands to treat a cancerous tumor on a goldfish Some of us may not be able to make a large investment, but we've got to do something, and that's where natural remedies come in. There's no chemical on a pet shop shelf that's going to destroy the tumor and save your fish, but herbs that are proven to destroy abnormal cells may be its only chance Tumors on goldfish and Koi Customized remedy combination (dandy, garlic and aloe juice) Before starting treatment, lower fish house water to 64f by chilling tank water in the fridge. This is going to reduce stress on the fish After you've succeeded in lowering temps, proceed with the following Scoop fish up in a one gallon container of tank water; pour in one ounce from 8 ounce remedy bottle slowly, mixing with your hand as you do so The garlic will help to anesthetize the fish after five minutes or so, but if the fish is still too active to treat, chill the container wand fish in the fridge for 45 minute Between the garlic and the cold water, this will help to reduce activity even more Fill syringe with remedy; inject (as much as possible) in tumor during bath. If you feel the tip of the needle may have gone past the tumor and into the tissue beneath it, even better, as this is more than likely where the tumor started Leave fish in bath and follow instructions below Fill eye dropper with oral remedy. Lift the fish's head above the surface, and it will gasp in a moment, giving you a chance to push the tip into its throat. Squeeze gently until the dropper is empty Release the fish and the bath water back into main tank (that's one ounce of treatment added to the main tank) Allow tank water to warm to 72f Remedy treats 80 gallons total (use one ounce of remedy per 10 gallons of fish house water) Repeat entire process daily until remedy is gone All rights Author: Brenda Rand Learn more about tumors on goldfish and Koi Goldfish Tumors

Treating goldfish Koi Tumor 2019-04-01T10:28:06-05:00
10 02, 2017

Stop Killing goldfish

2019-04-01T14:16:49-05:00

Stop killing goldfish and stop following pet shop advice Stop killing goldfish. Instead of keeping them in a sterile or chemically induced environment, create a natural ecosystem for your fish. Pet shop clerks sell products. Few are experts on animals, especially goldfish, although they act like it in order to make the sell. If they're confident, you'll be confident in them. The products that line the pet shop shelves hold false promises of curing your fish Most of these products are based on dangerous chemicals that all too often push sick fish over the edge. I have never known one case where these chemically based medications improved the health of a fish Dead goldfish Nine times out of ten, a fish is suffering from water poor in value, poisoning or improper feeding, not disease. Adding pet shop medications to their unhealthy environment worsens the condition of the water and the fish. The same chemicals promised to improve the health of your fish, destroys the ecosystem by killing organic life forms. Fish living in a natural environment depend on a healthy ecosystem for quality of life, and so does the fish living held in captivity Killed goldfish When chemicals are intentionally or unintentionally dumped in our natural water works, the live in it dies or becomes sickened. The same is true of our goldfish. We should never have to use chemicals to maintain the health of our fish house water. With little encouragement, Mother Nature will get the job done Stop killing goldfish A natural environment starts with fast moving water exposed to fresh air; cold water rich in mineral value, set up with real pond pumps, established with a healthy colony of beneficial bacteria. The environment is topped off with a thick layer of algae Newly remodeled to encourage mother nature, in a short time this aquarium will sport a beautiful layer of green algae. The fish in the photo came back from the dead when placed in a healthy body of water Healthy water 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Stop Killing goldfish 2019-04-01T14:16:49-05:00
29 10, 2016

Goldfish Types

2019-04-01T14:24:28-05:00

Goldfish Types are growing in numbers Buy the book Goldfish types are growing in numbers due to demand. What started as a simple common goldfish has now started a major industry including goldfish of all colors and body types. Descendants of the gibel carp have been swimming upstream in China's icy cold rivers for centuries upon centuries; the 'goldfish' bred for it magnificent beauty; its brilliant coloration and splendid size, developing into a wide range of variations of the species Single tailed varieties of goldfish  Single tail varieties of goldfish include the common, the comet and the shubunkin which are similar in body shape, easily housed together, and are the hardiest of the species. These goldfish are fast and sleek. They grow quicker and live longer than the fancy variety Double tailed varieties of goldfish Include the wakin, jikin Double tail with dorsal fin varieties goldfish Varieties of goldfish include the fantail, black moor, panda moor, veiltail, demekin, ryukin, pompom, telescope, oranda, pearlscale, ranchu; these fancy goldfish are more delicate and demand pristine water conditions; they are also prone to digestive and swim bladder issues Double tail with no dorsal fin varieties of goldfish Include the bubble eye, celestial, ranchu, lionhead, eggfish Upon public demand, the variety list will continue to grow. Over the years goldfish have become more complex in body shape, however, this has led to serious health issues. Some have bodies that are short and deep; almost contorted. These fish experience a higher rate of floating issues that lead to organ failure. To date, the longest living ryukin we've seen here at gfe has been eight years; kept in a healthy ecosystem, and fed a healthy diet, whereas the longest living comet was fifteen years old at the time of death. The comet was kept in a less than healthy environment Oranda pom pom Telescope Ryukin Butterfly moor Fantail Pearlscale Ranchu Veiltail Black moor Lionhead Comet Common Shubunkin Bristol shubunkin Goldfish emergency wishes to thank all of the members that have contributed to our site with photographs of their goldfish for our varieties of goldfish article Goldfish, the Real Story Fancy Goldfish All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish Types 2019-04-01T14:24:28-05:00
27 10, 2016

Goldfish Raised Scales

2019-04-01T14:27:01-05:00

Goldfish raised scales caused by too warm of water or fever Buy the book Goldfish raised scales its body is overheated. Goldfish are cold blooded, and can literally cook in too warm of water. The comfort zone is 64f to 74f. All fish with scales show the same pine cone symptom in an effort to cool their body temperature. Raised temperatures are caused by either too warm of water or fever caused by infection or disease Goldfish pine coning If you are certain the water has been cool enough for your fish, the same symptoms could indicate the fish has a fever. Just like people, if a goldfish raised scales, it may be infected, and when this happens, their temperatures rise with fever to blame A happy goldfish is a cold fish Goldfish lifted scales Having no core body temperature, goldfish must be kept in temperatures that are no higher than room temperature. Many people make the mistake of keeping their indoor aquariums in front of a window in direct sunlight or over a heat register. Some people keep their tanks in the kitchen where temps rise when dinner is being cooked Goldfish scales lifted Goldfish in ponds can easily tolerate the warm summer days if the bottom of the pond is at the freeze line. This is the point of depth in the earth that doesn't freeze in the coldest part of winter, but it also the point where it remains coolest. The earth is a great insulator, and ponds lying above the ground in warm weather regions are dangerous for goldfish and Koi alike Perform this 911 water change to improve water conditions Goldfish scales raised Goldfish raised scales If your goldfish is exhibiting the symptom of pine coning, chill the water by scooping aquarium water up in a pitcher; chill it in the freezer or fridge, pour in slowly and all around; refill and repeat until temperatures are well below the low end of the comfort zone. Reduce temps to 55f until scales have returned to their normal position Recommend Garlic Remedy Learn more by reading the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Care Back to symptoms and ailments All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish Raised Scales 2019-04-01T14:27:01-05:00
27 10, 2016

Goldfish Keeping

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Learn all about goldfish keeping and Koi Buy the book Goldfish keeping is a most enjoyable hobby if you learn how to care for them properly. It's a myth that goldfish can be kept successfully in bowls. Goldfish grow rapidly throughout their lives and they require growing room. It's also a myth that goldfish do not need filtered or aerated water. Goldfish are river fish, If we are to keep them healthy we must provide a pond like environment. Learn everything you can about goldfish, so that you can provide proper goldfish Koi care Goldfish information The goldfish information you find on the net may be misleading. All too often it's copied from one site to the next without any research. Don't assume the information you have found is true. Use your common sense when it comes to your goldfish. The information on this site has been researched, not from other goldfish sites, but through hands on experience Koi Keeping Many years ago, when my fish were dying one after another, I followed the instructions I found online, but it didn't help. One day, I had an idea to research the history of the goldfish. I found out they come from the cold and fast moving rivers of China. I worked on recreating the same environment, and my fish began to thrive Keeping goldfish By creating a natural and healthy ecosystem in your goldfish tank or pond, no matter the size, your fish can thrive also. Goldfish need water that is rich in mineral value; water that is heavily oxygenated. If you want your fish to live and grow, read the 10 steps to goldfish and Koi keeping. Follow each and every step, and this will lead you to a healthy environment for your fish Goldfish care Goldfish care is much easier than you think. Most new goldfish keepers exchange all of the tank water at one time, scrubbing everything down. This action destroys the ecosystem. An ecosystem consists of healthy microorganisms that help keep the environment safe. Exchanging all of the water eliminates these friendly bugs. Most new goldfish keepers believe that waste  dirties the water and is unhealthy for the fish, but the opposite is true. From waste, ammonia is created. Waste is food source for friendly bugs goldfish keeping Most new goldfish keepers sprinkle flakes on the surface, once or twice a day, but in the wild, goldfish are known to be bottom feeders. Feeding from the surface causes digestive issues due to the intake of air 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi keeping Use organic tonics and remedies All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish Keeping 2019-04-01T14:33:42-05:00
27 10, 2016

Dying Goldfish

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Dead or dying goldfish Buy the book Dying goldfish or a dying Koi is devastating. The fish may be in water low in oxygen and mineral value or it may be in water that is high in ammonia, nitrite or nitrates. Some goldfish die because their fish house is infected with bad bacteria and so are they. There are too many reasons to list that goldfish die, and some of these reasons are out of our control, but most of them can be avoided if you know how to care for goldfish properly If your fish is dead or dying, try reviving it with this life saving salt bath Goldfish upside down on bottom In most cases, we know the fish is sick, and that something is wrong. The goldfish is dying or even dead. Most goldfish keepers take action, but the wrong kind of action. They perform a giant water change or add medications and salts, and in most cases, this is not what the fish needs. Every sick fish and healthy fish alike will benefit from a water change, but only if it's properly performed Sick goldfish respond to heavily oxygenated water added to a salt bath Most people believe that goldfish has short life spans. They're unaware of the nitrogen cycle, and new goldfish are often poisoned by ammonia and or nitrite. They're unaware that goldfish need oxygen, and unaware how to provide it. It's often too late when they find out how to properly care for their fish. Learn everything you can about your fish. Goldfish need water that is cold, heavily oxygenate and rich in mineral value Revive goldfish Perform this Life saving water change Dead Goldfish Learn how to keep this from happening to your fish by following the 10 Steps to Goldfish Keeping Sick dying goldfish Recommend: Oop Boost Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Dying Goldfish 2019-04-01T14:44:28-05:00
27 10, 2016

Goldfish yawning

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Goldfish yawning and hanging out at surface Buy the book Goldfish yawning or gasping at surface in an effort to breathe, due to the fact there is little or no oxygen in the tank or pond water. Goldfish take in water through their mouths, and push it out their gills. Oxygen is absorbed from the water as it passes over the rake, an organ located inside the gill. The rake is equivalent to our lungs, providing oxygen to the bloodstream Goldfish deprived of oxygen spend time at the surface, sucking air Goldfish rapid gill movement The higher the goldfish rests in a body of water, the lower the oxygen levels in the water, normally due to the carbon dioxide created by the waste goldfish produce. Co2 hangs heavily on the bottom where waste settles. The greater the levels of Co2 in the water, the less oxygen Goldfish overworking mouth gills Water must be free of gases in order to be oxygenated. A natural body of water has a great deal of surface area; always moving, however slightly. Called method of diffusion' water movement pulls Co2 from the depths as it absorbs oxygen from the air, however, it takes more than action to oxygenate water Goldfish gasping surface Few goldfish keepers understand the needs of their fish nor the water they live in. Goldfish come from the rivers in China, and because of it, they require cold and fast moving water; water rich in oxygen and minerals. All too often, goldfish aquariums are enclosed with filters that hang on the top, although, these types of filters do not oxygenate water. Only a real pond pump creates the necessary action needed to clear a body of water Goldfish yawning Water surface must be exposed to fresh air. The body of water must be free of gases created from waste or pressure found in tap water; free of clouds created from green water algae or bacteria blooms. Only a real pond pump is capable of getting the job done Last, but not least Carbonate mineral (KH) giving water the ability to support oxygen, is a part of pH. The comfort zone is 70 to 120 ppm, however, why settle for less It's not just the fish that need oxygen, but the environment they live in. Heavily oxygenated water is free of fungus, bad bacteria and parasites Refer to: 10 Steps to Goldfish keeping Oxygenating water Recommend: Oop Boost Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish yawning 2019-04-01T14:57:24-05:00
27 10, 2016

Goldfish bent

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Goldfish bent to one side indicates nitrate poisoning Buy the book Goldfish bent or in a curled position are suffering from nitrate poisoning. Nitrates destroy the blood cells causing extreme pressure and pain. In most cases, the goldfish keeper performs a large water change which worsens the condition. Goldfish in water with high nitrates need deep water, and removing too much at one time reduces the water pressure, increasing the pressure in the body. Even worse, some keepers move the fish into a hospital tank after noticing it's not behavior. These hospital tanks are typically shallow, and low in oxygen due to bubblers or air pumps Goldfish curled sideways Goldfish suffering from nitrate issues require water that is deep and water that is rich in oxygen. In most cases, fish may succumb to nitrate poisoning due to the fact the water is low in oxygen. Getting the blood oxygenated is the key to recovery Goldfish not eating If your goldfish folded over has been poisoned by nitrates, exchange only 5% of tank or pond water every half hour to reduce levels gradually and safely. This method of exchanging water also keeps the water table high Goldfish bent Even the healthiest goldfish need water that is rich in mineral value and oxygen, but if your fish has experienced high nitrates or any level of nitrite, it will need these conditions even more. Don't settle for parameters that are in the comfort zone; reach for the top. Most goldfish keepers are unaware of the conditions that goldfish require; cold and fast moving water Goldfish bent sideways Water is oxygenated by the diffusion method. This is when the surface absorbs oxygen from the air above it. If your aquarium has a top on it, remove it. Install a pond pump in your aquarium. They come in all sizes. No other HOB filter or canister is capable of clearing a body of water. Gases created from waste take up space, keeping oxygen from entering Test pH; made up of oxygen and KH. Comfort zone for KH is 100 to 140 ppm. Buffer KH to high end of the zone for optimum benefit. If pH is still low, water is low in oxygen Goldfish may experience nitrate shock when moved from water high in nitrates to water low in nitrates and vice versa Test for nitrates. Comfort zone is 20 to 40 ppm, but goldfish suffering from nitrate issues past or present may prefer lower levels; 5 to 10 ppm being super sensitive Perform 911 Water Change to reduce nitrate levels Refer to: Learn about nitrates and the dangers Recommend: Mean Green Remedy Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish bent 2019-04-01T14:58:31-05:00
26 10, 2016

Goldfish parasite infection

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Buy the Books Goldfish parasite infection on body and finson goldfish and Koi Goldfish parasite infection is easy to eliminate using natural remedies. Improving water quality discourages these bad bugs; thriving in warm water low in oxygen. Use natural remedies instead of over the counter chemicals. Chemically based products destroy beneficial bacteria, and loss of friendly bugs could put your fish at risk for ammonia or nitrite poisoning. These dangerous products often push the fish over the edge as well as friendly bugs. Pet shops medications are actually chemicals. Medications can disrupt the cycle as well as poison the fish Plants also spread parasites. The entire house could be contaminated by the time you notice. Parasites thrive in warm water that is low in oxygen. In most cases the water quality is poor where infection is heavy. Common parasites are flukes that look like white blobs and ich, looking much like a white head. A not so common parasite is the anchor worm Goldfish frantic Parasites must be introduced into an environment. Give your new fish and plants a quick dip in a salt bath to eliminate the risk of infection Goldfish darting Parasites cannot tolerate heavily oxygenated water. Cold water that is rich in oxygen discourages formation and reproduction of bad bacteria and parasites Goldfish rubbing gravel decorations Parameters should be boosted to optimum levels before starting treatment. Heavily oxygenated water rich in mineral value alone will retard reproduction. Adding a natural remedy to healthy water will destroy the bad bugs. In most cases a second treatment is required to destroy hatching larvae goldfish parasite infection Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Refer to: Oxygenating Water Water Parameters Recommend using Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy or Garlic Remedy (for fish that cannot tolerate salt) Gel Food with natural antibiotic Read the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Keeping Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish parasite infection 2019-04-01T15:12:01-05:00
26 10, 2016

Goldfish red blotches

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Goldfish red blotches or bleeding under skin  Buy the book Goldfish red blotches or bleeding under the skin affect the old, the sick or injured. Bleeding under the skin is caused by blood poisoning or septicemia due to infection. Compromised liver or kidneys being the number one cause, however, a tear in the tract due to impacted waste can also lead to blood poisoning Goldfish blotchy red patches Red blotches however, could be broken blood vessels. Broken blood vessels indicate nitrite poisoning, although the symptoms are slow to show; appearing long after the nitrites have been converted. The experts all too often overlook the symptoms due to the fact Nitrites also cause red streaks or broken blood vessels in the tail fin. Nitrites are the second toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle Goldfish bleeding under scales Medicinal antibiotics are not the solution. Over the counter products are harsh chemicals that destroy the beneficial bacteria responsible for the nitrogen cycle. Use of these chemicals puts the fish at risk of being poisoned by ammonia and nitrite. Pet shop medications also injure the fish's immune system. What we refer to as blood poisoning is actually bad bacteria that has infected the blood stream The fish below has blood poisoning, better know as septicemia Goldfish red blotches The immune system of the blood stream must be boosted in either case to improve the health of the fish, however, the immune system of the ecosystem must be boosted at the same time. Using medicinal antibiotics will push the fish over the edge in either case. Bacteria rapidly builds a resistance to medications Nitrite recovery requires excellent water with natural remedies, such as the sea salt bath to improve gill function and the green tea remedy. Green tea increases the blood flow restricted by nitrites. Cold and heavily oxygenated water is the key to recovery The fish below has been poisoned by nitrites

Goldfish red blotches 2019-04-01T17:48:17-05:00
26 10, 2016

Goldfish Needs Help

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Goldfish needs help if exhibiting symptoms Buy the book Goldfish needs help asap. Bad bacteria are everywhere just waiting for an opportunity. Bad bugs thrive in water low in oxygen and warm, whereas goldfish and beneficial bacteria prefer the opposite environment. Cold and heavily oxygenated water however, helps to create a healthy ecosystem. Goldfish needs help if it has missing scales or rotting fins Koi needs help Healthy goldfish live in healthy water. Learn everything you can about your fish and the environment they live in. All too often, new fish are poisoned by ammonia, the first toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle. Ammonia, created from waste is deadly. Beneficial bacteria form to feed on ammonia, converting it into yet another toxin, nitrites and then into nitrates, creating a safe ecosystem Please help goldfish Unaware, the cycle takes place in the new set up. The fish is first poisoned by ammonia and then nitrites. If the cycle becomes established; meaning the goldfish owner doesn't scrub the tank down regularly, nitrates begin to build, and often to dangerous amounts. If the owner is cleaning the tank, the fish will be poisoned by ammonia again and again, until...... Koi needs help The set ups we keep our goldfish in are designed for tropical fish, not goldfish. This doesn't mean it won't work, it just means in order to keep them healthy, a few changes will have to be made. Trade the filter for a real pond pump. Remove the top. Learn everything you can about goldfish and what their needs are The fish in the photo below were suffering from oxygen deprivation. Now a pond pump has been installed and the top removed, yet their still at the surface. Reason being, the KH levels are low. KH gives water the ability to support oxygen, making for a low pH. KH combined with oxygen makes up pH. After KH was raised, the fish rest comfortably on the bottom where they belong goldfish needs help Perform a life saving water change by clicking here For bad bacteria infection 911 refer to: Bacteria, Friend or Foe Oxygenating Water For Bad bacteria infection 911 recommend the following Oop Boost Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy Read the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Care and follow each step to improve the ecosystem in your fish house Goldfish needs help Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish Needs Help 2019-04-01T17:50:25-05:00
26 10, 2016

Goldfish looks pine cone

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Buy the Books Goldfish looks pine cone indicates it may have fever or water is too warm Goldfish looks pine cone, or has raised scales is the fish making an effort to cool its body temperature. Referred to as pine-coning, it may be in water that is too warm, or it may have infection. Goldfish are cold blooded and cannot tolerate high temperatures. If you believe your fish is suffering from infection do not use medicinal antibiotics. Instead, use natural antibiotics. The harsh chemicals sold at the pet shop may push your fish over the edge as well as destroy the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium or pond that create the nitrogen cycle Goldfish looks pine cone Test water temperature. Comfort zone is (64f to 74f) Goldfish scales raised Lower water temps to 54f by chilling tank water in the fridge and or the freezer Pour all around slowly; refill and repeat Freeze (smooth) stones (appropriately sized) and place them in the fish house periodically If indoors, set up a fan so that it hits the fish house and skims the surface Fish house should be open so the surface is exposed to fresh air Goldfish pine-coning If the temperatures have been in the comfort zone, your fish has a fever caused by infection. Most infections are caused by poor water quality, long term organ failure, septicemia (blood poisoning) impacted eggs or long term constipation. The goldfish in the photo below is experiencing liver failure; once white, now turning yellow. Also notice it has black marks which are healing burns caused by ammonia, but it's the organ failure causing the fever, causing the scales to lift Goldfish scales sticking out Goldfish looks pine coning Any illness that causes infection has the potential to cause fever goldfish looks pine cone Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Refer to: Cold Fish Recommend using Aloe Remedy Garlic Remedy Digestive Therapy Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Goldfish looks pine cone 2019-04-01T17:57:57-05:00
10 05, 2016

Tips Keeping Goldfish Cool

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Tips keeping goldfish cool in the summer Being coldblooded and cold water fish, goldfish have little tolerance for warm temperatures. Why do you need to read tips  keeping goldfish cool, because goldfish use more oxygen in warmer water, making it all important to keep up with water changes and maintain a healthy pH balance. Because they use more oxygen, this makes nitrates more dangerous in warm water. Warm water also invites bad bacteria and encourages the reproduction of external parasites Comfort zone of water temperature for goldfish and Koi is 64 to 74 Fahrenheit  No matter how fancy your goldfish, you can bet it prefers cooler temperatures Although lower temperatures are easily tolerated, as the blood flow slows, so does the digestive system. Goldfish can easily survive winter in a pond if the bottom is at or below the freeze line, but only if the water is properly oxygenated Surviving high water temperatures is another story. Unlike warm blooded animals, whose core body temperature is regulated, the body of the goldfish and Koi always match the temperature of the water they're swimming in. When temps rise to dangerously high levels, their bodies can actually cook. This is why it's important to keep their goldfish house water temperature at comfortable levels Symptoms of too warm of water: raised scales Goldfish lift their scales in an effort to reduce the temperature of the body whether caused by fever or warm water How keep goldfish pond cool Here are a few tips for keeping your goldfish cool during the hot summer months 1. Install a water cooler in your aquarium. You can buy them new and used from $100 and up depending on the size you need. If you don't like turning on the A/C this is an affordable way to keep your fish cold while you enjoy the warmth of summer 2. Chill a pitcher of tank or pond water in the fridge; pour all around slowly; refill and repeat as needed. It may take only a few or several throughout the day to keep your fish cool 3. Keep your indoor fish house open so the surface is exposed to fresh air 4. Set up a fan so it blows across the surface, cooling the air over it 5. Float ice cubes (made from tank water) in the tank, but not so much that they cover necessary surface space 6. Freeze smooth stones appropriately sized and place in fish tank 7. Don't place indoor fish houses in front of windows that receive a lot of sun 8. Don't place indoor fish houses in the kitchen or rooms that are warmer than the rest of the house 9. If your pond doesn't get any shade throughout the day, use free floating water plants to shelter the water from the sun, such as lettuce or water hyacinth. The roots filter the water and the fish enjoy hiding within the stands 10. Increase the water movement in your pond or tank water. Faster moving water stays [...]

Tips Keeping Goldfish Cool 2019-04-01T18:51:06-05:00
20 04, 2016

Easy Goldfish Cure

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Looking for an easy goldfish cure for your sick fish? I'm sorry to tell you there's no such thing. A lot of people come to our site asking for an easy goldfish cure. When we tell them that the water needs to be tested, buffered and exchanged, they go elsewhere for help. They want a magic potion to pour in the water, making everything right. The magic potion is in the elbow Healthy fish live in healthy water, and healthy water doesn't come easy in an aquarium or small pond. What goldfish and Koi need is water that is rich in minerals, cold and heavily oxygenated. Goldfish the Real Story easy goldfish cure You may see products at the pet shop that promise to keep your water clear; products that promise to destroy bad bacteria and parasites. You will also see products that promise to raise pH; products that create an instant cycle. Some of these products work, but only temporarily, and most of these products cause more problems in the long run Help cure goldfish The very products that destroy bad bugs also destroy friendly bugs; the bugs that are responsible for creating the nitrogen cycle. After use, the bad bugs are gone, but so are the good. When this happens, ammonia forms, poisoning the fish. Now you might be thinking, but there are products that eliminate ammonia, and it's true, but these products cannot safely convert ammonia levels that continue to rise as the cycle completes Products that raise pH also raise KH. Even though carbonate hardness is a part of pH, so is oxygen. In most cases where pH levels are low, oxygen levels are low, not KH. Too high of carbonate levels can burn your fish There are products that eliminate nitrates, the end result of the nitrogen cycle, but these products can only convert low levels, and if you've been testing nitrates, you know these levels have the potential to climb to high numbers. Nitrates should be removed by exchanging old tank water for fresh Easy goldfish care There are also products that eliminate algae, but most goldfish keepers do not understand that algae is a plant life that feeds on nitrates, keeping levels at bay. Algae is also a nutritional food source for goldfish, rich in nutrients and roughage. Being omnivorous, goldfish need both meat and plants for good health Excellent goldfish health starts with excellent water quality. The tonic below is as close to an easy goldfish cure as it gets, but even so, you can't depend on for long. Health tonic is a quick fix until you get the things you need and do the things you need to do to create a healthy ecosystem for your fish easy goldfish cure Learn everything you can about your goldfish by reading the 10 Steps to Goldfish Keeping. It's no easy task keeping your goldfish water healthy, but a little hard work never killed anyone, and lack of it, can kill your goldfish There's no easy goldfish cure, [...]

Easy Goldfish Cure 2019-04-01T18:53:21-05:00
17 03, 2016

About Goldfish Emergency

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About goldfish emergency and the owner author administrator About goldfish emergency. Would you like to know a little about me? I started keeping goldfish when my daughter stopped at the age of eleven. She'd been given two tiny fish for Christmas, and she had no interest. Someone gave me a quart sized antique fish bowl for the fish, and that's what started my goldfish journey almost twenty years ago Being on well water, the fish survived their daily water changes, and quickly outgrew their bowl. The next bowl held two gallons. The opening was really small, but the bowl was beautifully shaped. Soon after I moved to town, one of the fish died. The other began swimming into the glass, trying to get to her reflection. I raced to the pet shop, and came home with one tiny fantail fish, the only white fish swimming in a school of feeder comets. He was adorable, and it was love at first sight for both fish About goldfish emergency Goldfish emergency The pair lived for thirteen years. The first fish died from female issues, and her fellow died of a broken heart soon after During those first few years, my obsession began when I found the fantail laying upside down at the bottom of the tank. I gave him a salt bath, something I remembered reading. It worked. Within a few moments the fish was moving its fins and working its gills. He was alive I had been through several goldfish articles and websites, and although some of the information I found was helpful, none of the advice given was keeping my fish healthy. While the original pair seemed to survive my feeble attempts at goldfish keeping, one new fish after another died About goldfish I upgraded from a two gallon bowl to a thirty gallon hexagon shaped tank, and then to an eighty five gallon stock tank. After finding my fantail like that, I was determined to keep my fish alive and healthy, so I began researching the goldfish's native origin, the rivers of China. My thought was, if I could recreate the water conditions and quality, my fish would thrive just as their ancestors did, and it worked Here's a photo of my first stock tank. As you can see, I worked harder at making it attractive than making a healthy environment. Today, my tank has no plants other than algae, and no decorations. Just a terracotta drain tile for the fish to hide in and four pond pumps. View the video of my ecosystem 85 gallon stock tank It's all about the water our fish live in The Gibel carp thrives in water rich in minerals, cold and heavily oxygenated, and so do our goldfish. The Gibel carp swims in water that is fast moving, with strong currents. I knew what I had to do. Get that water moving, and expose the surface to fresh air. I buffered the mineral value and shot for the high end of the comfort zone with [...]

About Goldfish Emergency 2018-12-15T19:28:51-05:00
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