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Goldfish Koi Maintenance

2019-03-22T17:24:15-05:00

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

Goldfish Koi Maintenance 2019-03-22T17:24:15-05:00

Goldfish Koi Health Issues

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Goldfish Koi health issues 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 Create a post listing symptoms; answer questions below 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

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Goldfish Koi Chat

2019-03-22T17:31:00-05:00

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

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10 Easy Steps Goldfish Keeping

2019-03-22T18:53:23-05:00

 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 2019-03-22T18:53:23-05:00

Goldfish Anatomy

2019-03-22T18:54:46-05:00

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

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