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Story of Babies


In Dec 2018 one of my fancy goldfish started be having oddly, she was struggling to keep upright, she would float with her tail up but only towards the end of the day, then sleep at pretty much 90' in the night. She was also being chased by the two males who had white spots on their gills, so guess this was mating behaviour. After a time this all stopped and the female fish got back to normal, so didn't think more about it. Then a few march I noticed a tiny baby fish in my tank! So the much have mated. I didn't see the eggs. It's a very heavily planed tank. and I guess most of the eggs/fry were eaten. But luckly one survived. I got a net enclose and put the baby in there to protect in. Then a couple of day later I spotted a second baby. I looked round but really couldn't see any more. After a week or so in the net I set the babeis up with a new 90l tank. Video here: Since then the have been growing quite a it, but still retain their silver colour. Here is a video a month later: I'm waiting to see what happens when they get their colour. Mum is a schubunkin and the dad could either be an orange pearlscale. or a red and white ryukin. I'm guesing from their shape so far that the ryukin is dad.

Story of Babies 2019-04-19T19:22:22-05:00

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gfe FORUM blog for members only Buy the book gfe FORUM blog for members is a place to chat, get advice or help with your goldfish or Koi. Create a post pertaining to goldfish and or Koi. Write about an issue you're having and get help from our members and gfe admin. Tell us about your own experiences, and start a discussion Goldfish forum Our response time is sometimes fast; sometimes slow. If you have a goldfish or Koi 911, and need help asap, call our Hotline or help yourself by clicking on this link  Diagnose symptoms Everyone loves seeing photos of fish, however, if your fish has an issue, a picture speaks a thousand words. Feel free to read and comment on other member's posts. Feel free to offer your opinion or your encouragement. Tell us your stories, ask questions or just chat. Content is irrelevant as long as it pertains to fish. Create your own post by filling out the form found on categories listed below. Create your post in a word program if it's lengthy. This assures you won't lose it before you've finished writing. Cut and paste into form. Be sure to give your post a title Goldfish forum To upload photo click on 'Choose image' in white box below text box. This will lead you to the files on your computer. After selecting an image, click open to upload. Want to show a video? upload to YouTube, create video, then select, copy and paste link into your post. Be sure to click on 'Submit post' to complete the task. Click on the title of your post to open and view. If you need more help, read here Upload photos Select your preferred category from below      Goldfish Koi Maintenance           ♦          Goldfish Koi Chat           ♦           Goldfish Koi Health Issues Thanks for joining us

FORUM blog 2019-04-10T18:46:46-05:00

Nitrogen Cycle


Nitrogen cycle explained in depth STEP 2 Buy the Book Nitrogen cycle explained covers the event from beginning to end. The cycle is vital to the well being of our fish, and if you don't understand it, your fish are at risk of being poisoned. Goldfish produce a tremendous amount of waste which converts to ammonia in a very short time. Ammonia is extremely toxic to goldfish, but thankfully, beneficial bacteria guard the front lines, soldiers with a cause. Friendly bugs have a voracious appetite for ammonia. The smallest amount of ammonia can quickly poison goldfish. This toxin must be removed by means of a freshwater change and converted with water treatment unless beneficial bacteria are present Ammonia is the first toxin to convert in the nitrogen cycle Nitrites, the second toxin to convert in the nitrogen cycle, is also toxic to goldfish. Nitrites are being produced by one type of beneficial bacteria as another type forms to feed on it, converting it into nitrates. Closely related, both toxins are created by living organisms Healthy fish live in healthy water Nitrates are the third and final toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle. This toxin can only be removed from the water by means of a partial water change or by using water treatment, however, a thick lining of algae on the side of your tank will also share in the responsibility of removing the gentle giant. Algae forms naturally in a cycled tank or pond, making for an almost perfect ecosystem Creating a perfect union, the friendly bugs will keep growing in numbers, matching the amount of waste created Beneficial bacteria The life span of a friendly bacterium is 2 to 4 months, taking 10 ro 12 hours to reproduce. Friendly bugs require ammonia created from waste that contain enzymes as their food source. Only waste produced by living creatures contain enzymes. We refer to this ammonia as ionized Enzymes the building blocks of life Nitrates in tap water Nitrate the gentle giant We think of the nitrogen cycle as being complete when only nitrates are present, but in a natural body of water, little if any nitrates would be measurable. This is because other microorganisms called diatoms appear when nitrates are present, feeding on the so called final toxin in the nitrogen cycle Nitrogen cycle explained These diatoms are what we call algae; the living plant. Algae is a very important part of the cycle, feeding on nitrates, reducing levels. Nitrates provide a valuable food source for fish, who then in turn make waste that converts to ammonia, starting the cycle again. The circle of aqua life Algae the living plant Plants absorb Co2 (carbon dioxide) from water freeing it for oxygen to enter, although, the same plant releases Co2 at night. Thankfully, being diurnal, goldfish sleep in the dark of night. It's a myth that plants produce oxygen What are friendly bugs? There are two kinds of bacteria in a goldfish tank or pond; the beneficial and the harmful. Bad bugs are everywhere just waiting for an opportunity to multiply. Good [...]

Nitrogen Cycle 2019-04-10T09:05:49-05:00

Published Article


My thanks to for publishing one of my articles The Organic Fish

Published Article 2019-04-01T07:18:26-05:00

Goldfish Koi Maintenance


Goldfish Koi Maintenance and more Goldfish Koi maintenance and care is a topic that is widely discussed, and everyone seems to have a different opinion. Goldfish have a reputation of being easy to keep. Buy a bowl, fish flakes, and you're good to go, however, such is not the case. No matter what type of fish you keep, it is a challenging hobby. Every type of fish have specific requirements for water temperature, pH and mineral value. In order to keep them healthy, you must learn everything you can Goldfish Koi maintenance GFE practices organic methods of fish keeping, and hopes to share the knowledge collected over the years with other fish keepers. The industry pushes chemicals at us from right and left. The pet shop shelves are lined with dangerous water treatments and medicines, however, most of these products are useless and unnecessary. Our fish came from the rivers of China. There are no chemicals in these waters to keep them healthy; only oxygenated water with healthy mineral value Koi goldfish care What does it take to keep goldfish and Koi thriving? Read the 10 Steps to find out, and if you still have questions, concerns, post here to discuss, share or ask questions Return to gfe FORUM blog Scroll down to view other posts in Goldfish Koi Maintenance category

Goldfish Koi Maintenance 2019-04-10T18:53:01-05:00
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