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Goldfish Care

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Goldfish Care section contains all of our sites knowledge base on keeping goldfish. Learn everything you can about your fish by reading the Art of goldfish Koi Keeping. Gfe archives is our knowledge base. Our method of care, our natural remedies and water treatments will help you to create a healthy ecosystem

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Your fish will thrive in the environment you create. The theory is simple; provide water that’s rich in mineral value and heavily oxygenated. Good health will follow. Healthy fish live in healthy water

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Goldfish care is much more than you ever imagined. Our fish live in a complex ecosystem, and their water must be rich in oxygen and mineral value. Most goldfish keepers add water treatment to freshwater, perform a water change and call it quits. Few understand the five common water parameters

Ammonia
The first toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle; created from waste. Ammonia is deadly to goldfish, however, without it, there would be no cycle; no circle of aqua life. All too many goldfish and Koi keepers don’t know it exists or fight it

Nitrites
Second toxin converted by beneficial bacteria from the ammonia they feed on, however, it too is misunderstood. It’s dangerous, although a necessary part of the cycle

Nitrates

Third and final toxin to form in the cycle, although, this toxin is always present in a cycled aquarium or pond. Nitrates are safe in low amounts. Algae is not considered as a parameter, although its worth is invaluable in a healthy ecosystem. Mistaken for grunge, algae forms when nitrates are present, feeding on the toxin, keeping levels tolerable. Algae is also a healthy food source for goldfish. This amazing plant completes the circle of aqua life

General Hardness
Together, magnesium and calcium make up general hardness. One of the forgotten parameters, GH contains vital minerals our fish need for good health and longevity

Carbonate Hardness

KH is another one of the forgotten minerals, and that’s too bad, because this all amazing mineral gives water the ability to support the O2 molecule. Water would not support life without its presence. Carbonate mineral alone is responsible for the alkalinity of water

No, that’s not a flower in the photo below, but the flowing tail of a goldfish. The red streaks
have been caused by a nitrite spike; the goldfish keeper unaware. Don’t let this happen to your fish
Learn about the nitrogen cycle and keep your fish safe from toxins

Follow our 10 Steps. If you do, your fish will thrive in the environment you create for them. The author offers various learning levels for those who want to know why and for those who just want to know what to do

10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping

Goldfish Koi Care

Goldfish Koi Ponds

The Art of Koi

Enzymes the building blocks of life

Nitrites and Nitrates fraternal twins

Salting our Fish

Super Saturated Gases

Nitrate the gentle giant

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Author: Brenda Rand

 

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