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Goldfish Koi Health Issues

By | 2019-04-10T18:56:42-05:00 March 19th, 2019|Categories: Default Category|

Goldfish Koi health issues and ailments Goldfish Koi health issues may be caused by a variety of reasons. The water quality may be poor; low in oxygen and or mineral value. Issues may be related to toxins produced in the nitrogen cycle, or improper feeding habits. Whatever your fish's issues, copy and past the questions below into your post, and answer each one if possible, and we'll advise accordingly. Thanks for sharing with goldfish emergency Goldfish Koi health issues Cut and paste the following questions in your post If you don't know the answer, that's okay, write N/A What are your water parameters GH, KH, pH, temperature, ammonia, nitrite and nitrates Describe your set up (size, height, filters and pumps, substrate, decorations) How many inches of goldfish do you have collectively? Is your fish house enclosed? What and how often do you feed? Describe maintenance routine Have you used medications or salt recently? Do you understand the nitrogen cycle? Describe behavior and or symptoms How long have you had your fish and or fish house set up? Return to gfe Forum Blog Scroll down to view other posts in Goldfish Health Issues category

Goldfish Koi Chat

By | 2019-04-10T18:55:21-05:00 March 19th, 2019|Categories: Default Category|

Goldfish Koi chat or discussion Goldfish Koi chat is a place we can meet and chat about our goldfish. Goldfish keepers love talking about goldfish, however, our non goldfish keeper friends and family get tired of the topic. Here, we can go on and on without getting a sigh or an eye roll. The hobby quickly becomes an obsession. Some of us can't get enough We love our goldfish, and we want to learn everything about them, even so, we also enjoy telling someone about the water spill or the fish that hovers over the jets. Maybe we don't carry photos of them in our wallets, but they're always on our mind Goldfish Koi Chat We keep goldfish for different reasons, but when it comes down to it, we're all passionate about our fish. Goldfish, just like our other pets develop personalities. The bashful goldfish hides when we have visitors, however, the outgoing goldfish is curious, and enjoys getting their attention Goldfish bond to their tank mates as well as their keepers. They have a wide range of emotions Return to gfe FORUM blog Scroll down to view other gfe FORUM posts in Goldfish Koi Chat category

10 Easy Steps Goldfish Keeping

By | 2019-04-10T09:10:28-05:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: , , |

 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 [...]

Goldfish Anatomy

By | 2019-04-01T09:54:43-05:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Default Category|

Goldfish anatomy shown in the diagram below Buy the book Goldfish anatomy doesn't have to remain a mystery. Have you ever wondered where the swim bladder organ is located, or where exactly the dorsal fin is? The diagram below will help you to get more familiar with your goldfish and its anatomy. When describing an issue in a forum, it's important to to name a specific part of the body Goldfish are strange creatures. Unlike most of our pets, they don't have legs or paws. Instead, they create motion with their fins, and it seems to work quite well for them. They don't have eyelids because they're just not necessary in their native habitat. The sun doesn't shine in the depths of the water Goldfish diagram Parts of a goldfish Have you ever wondered how goldfish breathe? or if they breathe? Goldfish don't have lungs, however, they do need oxygen. Fish pull water in through the mouth, and push it out through the gills. As water passes over an organ called the rake, oxygen is absorbed from the water. This is just one reason your aquarium or pond water must be properly oxygenated Goldfish do have skin, but it's covered by scales. Scales act much like feathers on a bird, a protective coat for their tissue. More importantly, scales help them glide and move more efficiently through water. This is critical in their environment if they are to escape predators Fish have been around much longer than man, and may be one of the first living creatures on each. If we're going to keep them in captivity, we must learn everything we can about them to keep them happy and healthy Anatomy of a goldfish Photograph provided by Rachel Morris and Mr. Floatie Parts of a goldfish Diagnosing Goldfish Disease 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping All rights Author: Brenda Rand

Terms of Service

By | 2019-04-01T09:57:25-05:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Default Category|

Terms of services offered by goldfish-emergency.com Terms of gfe services are a broad scope, including diagnosing health issues of freshwater fish, reccommending treatment and recommending care of. Gfe offers expert advice on maintenance and set up. Users can help themselves, get help in our blog or pay for one on one consultation via email or phone. There's a possibility your fish will not survive, no matter the labor or expense, but if you follow our lead, your fish will have a good chance of surviving Brenda Rand (Venus)

Bookshelf

By | 2019-04-13T06:47:05-05:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Default Category|

Bookshelf by BG Rand Bookshelf has something for everyone, young and old alike. Take a scroll and see For the Love of Cats If you love cats, you'll enjoy learning more about their behavior good and bad. Learn how to change bad behavior by working with their natural instincts, and not so natural. Concerned for homeless cats, the author has spent over twenty years trapping, spaying and neutering stray and feral cats One cat at a time is trapped, taken to a clinic There it is examined, spayed or neutered and treated for parasites or minor ailments. The cat is then placed in a crate for observation. The cat is released where it was trapped if deemed unsociable. If the cat is friendly, it's placed up for adoption Your cat will benefit from the many health remedies and preventative treatments listed in her pages During these twenty years over 100 cats have found loving homes. Now, she would like to share her experience by offering tips on behavior, training, and care of cats Buy books Buy For the Love of Cats For the Love of Cats Dead End of Puppy Creek Road This thrilling mystery takes place in the foothills of Arkansas Inhabited by ghosts that lived  during the civil war era, the new owner of an old southern plantation finds herself uncovering the grim details of their tragic demise in order to lay their spirits to rest. Unknowingly, she reunites a beautiful young debutante with her one true love, a Colonel of the Confederate Army, but not before falling in love with him herself A photographer, her recent shots of the place are chosen to be displayed in a gallery. Opening night reveals images from the past in the photos which peaks the gallery owner's interest, and the couple investigate together As the mystery is solved, the two fall in love Buy Dead End of Puppy Creek Road Dead End of Puppy Creek Road Liberty's Bell During the Revolutionary war, women and children were left to fend for themselves as their men went off to fight for their new country's independence.  Tommy forms a forbidden friendship with a Cherokee boy from a neighboring village which becomes known when his school mates are forced to defend their township from an invasion of British red coats. Tommy's Indian friend gathers other boys from his tribe to help. Tommy's dog, Liberty has been missing for several months, but is found by Tommy's brother, tagging along with a group of patriots. Liberty sacrifices his own life in order to save Nathan during a battle on the town's bridge... Buy Liberty's Bell Liberty's Bell Pennies for a Boy Joe and Elizabeth have led difficult lives, having been neglected and abused by their mother. Joe’s little sister disappears from school the day before Christmas vacation. The next morning he wakes up to an empty house; his mother no where to be found. His sister was missing also. Joe spends his entire vacation searching for her. At the [...]

Buy the Book

By | 2019-04-01T09:59:46-05:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Default Category|

Buy the book and learn everything you can about the fish you keep Buy the book, follow our lead, and your goldfish or Koi will thrive in the environment you create. The industry encourages the use of harmful chemicals and medications to eliminate bad bacteria, however, these same substances shorten the lifespan of your fish. Keeping your fish in a natural ecosystem is much easier than you think The Art of Goldfish The Art of Goldfish 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping 10 Easy Steps to Goldfish Keeping 10 Easy Steps to Goldfish Keeping The Organic Goldfish & Koi The Organic Goldfish & Koi The Semi Live Fish Free Cycle The Semi Live Fish Free Cycle The Goldfish Kid The Goldfish Kid Water World Water World Color Book All right reserved Author: Brenda Rand

Tank Cycling

By | 2019-04-01T10:01:00-05:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|

Hello Venus, I'm goldfish sitting again. This time, just for 12 days. Since the pump and pond sponge was added last time, it appears that good bacteria were able to grow in the tank! This is a 5.5 gallon tank with 3 small fantails. Unfortunately, I will not be able to upgrade the tank size as it is not my tank :( Current readings are: Ammonia=0, Nitrite=0.5, Nitrate=5, pH=7, KH=0. (No GH reading until new tester arrives). One of the fantails’ tail frayed before and apparently the tank was salted. When the tail healed, it became black. Current salinity is 0.03ppm. One side of the black tail is longer than the other. I’m not sure if it’s completely healed but I imagine this happened as a result of cycling. The top fin of that fish is also slightly torn. Should we add any treatment to assist in the fin/tail healing? Or is fixing water parameters enough? Do you think we are in the middle or tail end of cycling this tank? With the current nitrite and nitrate levels, how often should I be doing water changes and how much water should I be changing? Should I dose Prime for the amount of new water added or the entire 5 gallon tank? Since the KH=0 (very low mineral quality), should I add some backing soda? Our tap water also has close to no minerals and low pH. I have already ordered some small wonder shells to arrive next week. In the meantime, should I add baking soda to raise KH and then add the shells to maintain KH? Or just wait for the shells and rely completely on the shells to raise and maintain KH/GH? If I add baking soda first, how much should I add for 5 gallons?

Amquel Plus

By | 2019-04-01T10:03:11-05:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: , |

Amquel Plus converts dangerous toxins to a safe form Amquel plus converts 2 ppm of ammonia and nitrite per dose. I bought a bottle of Amquel Plus the other day. But I haven't used it, and don't seem to need to use it, but that one touch of nitrate, that is so low though, I don't want to interrupt if a cycling is occurring, but wonder if getting rid of any trace of it may help. Water treatment converts ammonia and nitrite Prime is all I've been using. I really hated to use it though because it stinks so bad, but so many people say it's so good for cycling and water changes. Wish I had it on hand when I had that reading of ammonia. Wanted to let you know I have it now. I remember you asking me if I had Prime or Amquel. This is actually Amquel Plus. It's all they had. Nitrogen cycle

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