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4 05, 2017

Moor trouble

By | 2019-04-01T13:49:54-05:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues|

Moor Trouble with old rescue fish Moor trouble with fish rescued four years ago. It's owner drove over a hundred miles to bring this fish to me. She was overwhelmed by the instructions, and was afraid of doing the wrong thing. The cycle had spiked several times in the years she'd had the fish. Poisoned by ammonia, nitrite and nitrates too, topping off the devastation, the fish was also suffering from floating issues due to improper feeding Fish tilting The fish is abnormally small for its nine years, a runt for whatever reason It began going downhill a few years ago, sitting for long periods of time. Water parameters were good. The fact that it lost its tank mate close to two years ago may have something to do with its condition. I had moved into a house with filtered water without realizing it. It was a difficult move, and I was exhausted; not thinking. After setting up the stock tank, I was down for the count The next morning the fish were gasping at the surface. Carbonate mineral levels were zero. I buffered KH, and within a few hours the fish were acting normally, however, within a few days one of the moors had a swollen eye. The sight was atrocious. Moors have bulging eyes to begin with. The one eye was doubled in size Tilted goldfish I did everything I knew to do, but it wasn't enough, he passed a few days later. That was when the trouble with his tank mate began. The fish were obviously attached, and the loss was too much for the little guy I recently added a Koi to the tub the fish are in, unintentionally; a gift from my grandsons. The two fish have bonded, and the new fish won't leave the moor's side now There's no symptoms to speak of. He just began tilting to the side. I gave him a salt bath with Oop Boost and green tea. He's upright at this time, but I don't think he's going to make it. Whatever is bothering him has nothing to do with anything I can see or fix. I poured the salt bath in the tub since he responded to it Moor trouble I'm sorry to say I don't have a photograph, and it's difficult to get a clear shot in the tub the fish are in. His tank mate had serious ammonia burns, a sinking issue, and then later developed lockjaw. I'm attaching a photo of him, ET. Sadly, the poor little guy was plagued. I'm haunted by his loss, caused by my negligence. Guilty as charged I'll make updates about his condition

2 05, 2017


By | 2019-04-01T13:51:08-05:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|

Koi OMG given to me by grandsons My grandson's decided I should have another goldfish, only they brought me a Koi. It's only 3 inches long, but OMG, Koi average three inches a year. It would break their little hearts if I took it back or re-homed it. I'm stuck with this fish I've never been a big fan of Koi. They look ornery, and they have bad attitudes. Funny thing is, there was a spawning just a few days after the new fish arrived. I didn't see the chase though, so not sure who was chasing who, however, the new guy is much too small to develop eggs. Time will tell. Maybe some day I'll have Moor Koi. LOL I won't be Koi, there may be a pond in my future. Imagine having a big beautiful pond in your backyard. Ponds are less work than indoor fish houses thanks to Mother Nature Getting the new fish has given me the incentive to work on my stock tank. I filled it up with water, and dropped a pond pump in it after treating for chlorine. I'm adding old tub water to the tank after every water change. I don't care if the pump cycles, but it would be nice to get the algae started up The old stock tank will need to be set up sooner rather than later. Even though the Koi is small now, it's swimming circles around the other fish. I was worried it would take a leap out of the tub, but so far so good At first the fish weren't getting along. My big fish were scared of the new guy, and he could smell their fear. He's really enjoyed the fact

1 05, 2017

gfe BLOG

By | 2018-06-03T20:30:19-05:00 May 1st, 2017|

Blog gfe for members only Blog gfe is for gfe members. 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 If you have a goldfish or Koi 911, and need immediate assistance Help yourself by visiting Diagnose symptoms and treat page or call our hotline Goldfish hotline We hope you'll attach photo(s) to your posts. Everyone loves seeing photos of fish, however, if your fish has an issue, a photo speaks a thousand words. The photos on and around our site weren't taken by pros either, although it's hard to believe. Amazing photos of amazing fish, however, some are rather shocking. Our articles contain photos of fish suffering from any issue you can imagine Read and comment on other member's posts. Tell us your stories, ask questions or just chat. Content is irrelevant as long as it pertains to fish Blog gfe Create your own post by filling out the form 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. Upload images you want to display, and submit. Select a category is optional Members that are actively creating posts, and have earned the goldfish keeper title or higher may opt to have their own category Goldfish blog 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. Be sure to click on 'Submit post' to complete your post Click on the title of your post to open and view in its entirety. Only an excerpt is shown on this page Visit Category page with latest posts Please log in or register before posting Blog gfe Read other posts written by our members Members archived articles Scroll down to view blog posts. Notice each article snip has a category. Read more articles in that category by clicking on the article link. To comment on an article in the category section, click on the title to open, and then click on comment link below Thanks for sharing with goldfish emergency Most recent post

12 04, 2017


By | 2019-04-01T13:52:06-05:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues, Goldfish Koi Maintenance|

Nematodes are harmless worms Nematodes are harmless, tiny worms that sometimes infect our aquariums or ponds. Even though they benefit the environment by utilizing waste, they're unsightly. These little pests are easily destroyed by dangerous chemicals, however, these same chemicals can destroy our fish as well. Just like all parasite invasions, it's best to eliminate them naturally so as not to harm the fish or their environment A safe and effective remedy Sea Salt and Garlic remedy Simplify your set up before treatment. If you're using sand as a substrate, replace with a thin layer of natural pea gravel. Remove decorations. For best results, water temperature should be at 72f and tank lights should be turned off during treatment. Nematodes prefer darkness and warmer temperatures. If they're hiding or dormant, the treatment won't be as effective To treat: perform 20% daily water changes. Premix one ounce of Garlic and Salt Remedy per 10 gallons of tank water to freshwater before adding to tank. Use water treatment to eliminate chlorine as needed Repeat for three days; wait two to three weeks and repeat entire treatment. A third treatment may be necessary if infection persists During treatment, dip plants and decorations in bucket of chlorine bleach water (one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water) air dry for two to three hours before replacing in fish house. Treat new plants with the same formula before adding to tank or pond Tiny white worms quarium If infection persists, it's likely they're being introduced into the environment unknowingly, or your fish water is poor in quality Infestation is easily discouraged by maintaining water conditions that goldfish and beneficial bacteria thrive in, such as cold water that is rich in oxygen. Parasites, nematodes included can't tolerate these same conditions, preferring water low in oxygen and mineral value Read and follow 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Worms in aquarium Nematodes live in the ground. Their larvae is impossible to see with the naked eye, and most people wouldn't notice a mature worm if they weren't observant. The worms can grow several inches long, but it's unlikely they'll reach this size in your tank. Different from earth worms, nematodes can live in earth or water If your fish water is healthy, and after using the remedy infection persists, it's likely reinfection is occurring To prevent infection rinse your hands in hydrogen peroxide before feeding your fish or coming into contact with fish water. This goes double if you've been busy in the garden If you're on a well, treat freshwater with chlorine bleach; one teaspoon per 10 gallons of water. Use water treatment to eliminate chlorine or add a pump to freshwater bucket; leave running for two to three hours before adding water to fish tank. Chlorine is a liquid gas, and is eliminated when exposed to fresh air Nematodes are considered as a lucky meal to fish in the wild, but our goldfish are spoiled to finer things in life, such as tasty flakes and pellets. A fish that's only been [...]

8 04, 2017

Goldfish sucked on by Pleco

By | 2019-04-01T14:07:06-05:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues|

Goldfish sucked on by Pleco. Please help her recover!! I know, I know it was a horrible idea to have a Pleco and a Goldfish together. After listening to a Pet store clerk 2 years ago we brought 'Zucchini' home and tried to make it work when we realized the mistake, since we only had time for 1 tank. 6 months ago our male Goldfish got sick. 'Zucchini' sucked on our now deceased male goldfish and got a taste for goldfish slime coat, I guess. We thought if we fed him well he would leave the healthy female alone, they had been living peacefully for 2 years together. But 'Fortune' our female Goldfish was aggressively attacked one day when I forgot to put some vegetables on the veggie clip. We managed to rehome Zucchini, which was a sad goodbye. Leaving us caring for the injured Fortune. She is the only inhabitant now to a 50 gallon tank. It has a 40-70 gallon Aqua Clear filter, Aquatic sand, a bubble wand and silk plants. I haven't checked water parameters because I'm dealing with an injury and it's hard for me to use the Master kit. Day 1- I have been feeding her only sinking pellets and peas because she can't swim to the top of the tank. I've been giving her Vitachem vitamins long term and I've been using Kordon Fish Protector with Vitamin B12 and Echinacea since injury as well adding Hydrogen Peroxide to the tank 5Tbs. Day 2- I turned off the bubble wand because Fortune is having a really hard time swimming. I continued the Fish Protection and Vitamins according to instructions. Added a dose of Melafix. By night Fortune can't eat peas, can't swim. Is laying st the bottom of the tank or occasionally righting herself and floating/struggling. What can I do? I'm afraid to do a water change in case the Prime water conditioner hurts her fragile tail. I'm afraid to do a salt bath because she is on medication. Not sure how much longer she can stay at the bottom or go without eating! Photo below show fish with red veining in tail fin caused by nitrite poisoning Goldfish sucked on by Pleco by Venus: Nitrate levels were dangerously high. A large water change was performed after the owner noticed the fish wasn't quite right. Fish is starting to curl due to nitrate shock Fish swimming normally. Although some damage may have occurred from Pleco sucking on fish, nothing too serious After a few days of deep and heavily oxygenated water, fish is recovering

2 04, 2017

Goldfish Antibiotics

By | 2019-04-01T14:08:16-05:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat, Goldfish Koi Health Issues|

Goldfish Antibiotics compromise the immune system Buy the book Goldfish antibiotics sold at pet shops can and will kill your fish. Destroying everything in its path, good and bad bugs alike, antibiotics work by poisoning the environment. In the process, organs are compromised. Antibiotics prescribed by a veterinarian are more powerful, and may work faster, but they too are lethal, and here's why........ Bad bacteria are everywhere; in our fish's water and in their bodies, waiting patiently for a chance to thrive. When we refer to infection, we mean bad bacteria have become invasive. For example, a slow moving tract is an open invitation for bad bugs. Food is utilized gradually as it travels through the intestines turning to waste. Creating the perfect home for unhealthy bacteria, waste that has spent too much time in the tract decays. Be it waste, water or tissue, bad bugs thrive in poor conditions. Rotting food or tissue is their food source Good bacteria thrive in the opposite conditions. Toxins created by the waste your fish produce are their food source. Their presence helps to create a safe environment in or out of body. Another notable difference, bad bugs are capable of building immunity to intolerable substances, and at the top of the list is medicinal antibiotics, however, good bugs, fragile as they are, cannot build resistance. The only thing these bugs have in common; they are both microscopic organisms Healthy bacteria thrive in healthy environments What causes infection? Goldfish living in water poor in quality are at high risk of infection. If the water is infected, so are the fish Goldfish antibiotics Maintaining excellent water quality doesn't mean your fish will never become infected with bad bacteria. Some things are out of our control. Internal body parts are at high risk of infection if they slow or cease to function. Like the water our fish live in, as the action slows, the risk of infection increase Body parts deteriorate as they slow in function. A failing heart, kidneys or liver are all prone to infection. The swim bladder organ that has collapsed or ruptured will fall prey. Older females are at high risk due to lower hormone production. Fewer males chase during the spawning event. Her eggs become impacted, and then decay inside of her body, inviting infection We live in an instant society. We want it, and we want it now Goldfish medication Infection is often widely spread by the time we notice symptoms. Medicinal antibiotics work quickly, giving us gratification. This is just one reason we're drawn to them. Within a few short days symptoms disappear, however, looks are deceiving Known or unknown, the source of infection in its weakened state is first attacked by bad bacteria weakening it further. Adding insult to injury, the organ is then subjected to the poisonous properties of antibiotics Beneficial bacteria reproduce every 12 to 20 hours, whereas bad bacteria reproduce every 12 to 20 minutes. After using medicinal antibiotics, it will take a few months for friendly bugs to rebuild their colonies. During this time, the fish are vulnerable. Within a few days the enemy will be at full force Medicinal antibiotics [...]

29 03, 2017

Goldfish Koi 911

By | 2020-08-05T13:46:00-05:00 March 29th, 2017|

Goldfish Koi 911 click preferred option listed below Goldfish Koi 911 demands fast action. Time is of the essence. In most cases, the fish we help are not diseased, but suffering from water low in oxygen and mineral value. Improve the health of the water; improve the health of the fish. Every tonic or treatment should start with healthy water. If you're reading this, your have a sick goldfish or Koi Start by performing this 911 Water Change Goldfish sick dying Every fish keeper at some time or another will experience a goldfish emergency. Be prepared by having a goldfish first aid kit on hand Items you need for your first aid kit Water treatment (that converts ammonia, nitrite and nitrates to a safe form)  Eye dropper (fine Tipped) Syringe (fine tipped) Oop Boost (to increase oxygen levels) Baking soda (to increase KH levels) Epsom salts Aquarium safe salt Master freshwater test kit Goldfish distress If you would you prefer to talk to one of our administrators via the phone, call our hotline where you'll receive a minimum of one hour phone time, backed up with conversations via email. Consultation will not stop until the fish is on a path to recovery or the unspeakable. We cannot save every fish, but if you do everything we ask as quickly as possible, the odds are in our favor HOTLINE Your fish has the best chance of recovery if you follow our instructions to the letter and work quickly Goldfish sick dying If you would prefer to help yourself, search through our broad collection of photos of sick and infected goldfish with listed symptoms to match. The symptoms are followed up with referrals to related pages that instruct on treatment and care. Another option is to join us in the our gfe forum Goldfish 911 emergency The pages of information are founded, tested, tried and true. Even though the industry is an old one, there is little valid information in the pet shops or on the internet on goldfish care. If you rely on the pet shop, they will sell you a set up that's designed for tropical freshwater fish, not goldfish. They won't tell you the real story about the nitrogen cycle. They will sell you boxes of dangerous chemicals labeled to kill bad bacteria Goldfish unresponsive Bottles labeled to cure nitrate poisoning, labeled to cure floating and bloating issues. The end result; the beneficial bacteria will be poisoned by the poisons as well as the cycle it breaks. The chemicals they promise will cure your fish will push it over the edge. The industry is heartless Hotline (consult with expert via phone) One on One (consult with expert via email) Diagnose symptoms and treat (self help) Goldfish symptoms Ailments (self help) Class symptoms (self help) All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

27 03, 2017

Goldfish Koi Info

By | 2018-06-03T13:39:32-05:00 March 27th, 2017|

Goldfish Koi Info is critical to keeping your fish well Goldfish Koi info should be studied before you obtain them. There's more to our fish than meets the eye, and there's more to learn than just the 10 steps. Understanding their behavior, their ancestry and their natural instincts helps us to better care for them. Goldfish have needs that exceed food and healthy water. They also need a stimulating and feel safe environment When we keep animals contained, in a way, we're holding them as prisoners. Imagine a dog confined all of its life in a small cage; no yard to run and play in. Our goldfish and Koi are no different. Keeping them in a small environment with no yard to swim in is cruel. Make sure you fish lives in a fish house suited to its type and size, and then go a step farther by making the environment stimulating; not just with beautiful decorations, but natural gravel to rummage through; with plants to nibble Learn goldfish Goldfish need moving water, not just for oxygen, but so they can feel like the goldfish they are, but at the same time, they also need a quiet spot to rest and hide in times of stress Get to know your fish and provide a real fish house for them. Our fish are a part of our family, not living decorations. Give them the same respect as you would your cat or dog. Goldfish have feelings too Goldfish Koi info Enlighten yourself about goldfish by reading everything you can. We all have much to learn, and should share what we learn with others to strengthen our knowledge base Goldfish information Goldfish the real story Goldfish behavior Lifespan goldfish Koi Goldfish breathe Stunted growth goldfish Goldfish home alone New goldfish Moving goldfish New goldfish aquarium Shipping goldfish Author: Brenda Rand

25 03, 2017

Give US your Fish

By | 2019-03-22T19:12:58-05:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Default Category|

Give us Your Goldfish if can no longer care for them Buy the book Give us your your fish if you can longer care for them. People bring home goldfish thinking they're cheap and easy to care for, but live to regret it when they realize the opposite is true. The pond pumps, the larger tanks and the remedies we recommend do not come cheap. Some of us simply can't afford it Due to poor health, some may not be able to perform the labor intense water changes we recommend. There are also some that don't have time, and some that cannot handle the emotional stress involved in caring for a sick fish Rehome goldfish Don't beat yourself up; goldfish are not for everyone It's not easy to find a home for a goldfish; a home where you know the fish will be well cared for. Releasing the fish in a local natural waterway is not the solution. A small goldfish is a light snack for a larger fish in the pond, and most environmentalists frown upon it, as well as some officials. If you get caught, you could be fined Instead, give us your goldfish We've recently decided to open our hearts and our tanks up to unwanted goldfish, for whatever reason, but of course, only when space allows. Common or fancy, large or small, no matter their condition, healthy or sick. The sick goldfish will be treated until they either get healthy or die trying, but when a fish does pass on, it will be respectfully buried in a garden We cannot take large pond fish, however, we invite you to blog about it Blog gfe Find home goldfish The goldfish that are deemed healthy will be re-homed to qualified goldfish keepers Give us your fish The nine year old moor goldfish in the photo above was given up by a woman that felt overwhelmed by their needs, and some day it may be placed up for adoption. The fish had a sinking disorder and had been severely burned by ammonia (see below) but after months of therapy is now healthy and swimming normally. Every fish deserves its chance How to ship goldfish Give us your Fish Please donate unwanted pond pumps. They will be used to support the fish we take in, and when they're no longer needed will be sold as established pumps to help support our efforts and our site Click here, and post on our blog to tell us about your fish Blog gfe (click on the 'Give us your fish' category) Feel free to post an add here on the site if can't pay for shipping. We may be able to help you reach someone in your area that would like to have, and take care of your fish Ask questions to make sure the new owner is a qualified fish keeper before you give your fish to just anyone. A good fish keeper understands the nitrogen cycle, and tests water [...]

9 03, 2017

Please Help!

By | 2019-04-01T14:11:11-05:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues|

Please help my fish Please help. I'm fairly new to this hobby, however having learned the hard way, and losing many common/comet goldfish along the way...... I am still confused as to why my goldfish can be happy one day and listless the next day.  We've had our 3 goldfish for over 2 years living in a 5.6g tank, 1 died recently last month so I rehomed the surviving 2 goldfish into our 10g sump. Admittedly I panic and try to administer either Api General Cure or Hikari Prazi-Pro because in the past I've watched each of our goldfish start out with sunken bellies then eventually die. After going to many pet stores and reading almost every forum I can only assume its wasting disease and have been told these fish are "usually" feeders preferably not kept as pets. But after 2 years of hopefully "healthy" living I assumed our comets would be long term pets..... till last month our white and red goldfish became sick and died.  And now that the 2 orange survivors have been living in a 10 g sump, one started exhibiting the same listless behavior.  Fins still up he just seemed not interested and no stringy poop but could see what I assume was the start of a sunken belly. Fish need help Quickly took him out in fear of disease spreading and put him into a 1 gallon tupperware with an air stone and 1 bag of old filter media.  To my amazement he perked right back up and started swimming and eating. I got excited and went out bought a 15g tupperware, same air stone and 1 filter sock from the sump.  By that night he was back on the bottom sitting lifeless. Please help Now that I've read your forum I see maybe its been my mistake by transferring the fish from home to hospital and only thinking "zeroes" are good for all water parameters actually may have stressed him out more.  He was listless then became folded and when he tried he could only swim in spirals? Two days later he has passed..... nitrates poisoning or levels too low? Sorry for such a lengthy post but I'm still confused as to why a healthy goldfish can turn sick so fast, the other habitats in the tank are all still healthy I HOPE!! No new fish introduced. Water parameters are 0 Amm, 0Nit, and 20 Nitrates. Ph 7-8 range.  Try to do weekly tank cleanings but usually becomes every 10 days. Hoping for some insight as to why my goldfish always seem to develop some sort of parasitic disease? Even after 2 years without problems?  Ultimately i want to know if I'm doing something wrong and how I can make our last goldfish live for years to come....  :good: Thanks in advance, Harry

5 03, 2017

Theme troubles

By | 2019-03-22T19:13:15-05:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Default Category|

Theme troubles after installing Comodo Theme trouble at gfe. If the website looks a little strange, it's because the theme was messed up when Comodo (secure pay) was installed. This installation involves redirecting the address of the site, so that everyone enters from a secure access. It's complicated. It's so complicated, I had to get help from our host Theme trouble There's only one way to fix it, and that's to delete and reinstall Avada, our theme. All this may sound strange to some, or even most of you, but now, it's become a big part of my life. I spend more time working on the site than I do with the business of goldfish. Even when the site is where it needs to be, I'll continue working on content. It will be a never ending job Avada website theme The posts we create in our blog will have to be edited to meet Google's requirements. This helps our ranking, so if you notice your post has been edited, it's not you, it's me trying to catch Google's attention. It's not enough to have content. We need to have the right kind of content. Yes, Google judges us on how well written, how many words, how many photos, how many links and headings our page contain, and that's putting it lightly theme trouble Like that run on sentence you just read will have to go. lol It's mind boggling I've been reading up on how to reinstall the theme, and I think I have it figured out. I have a feeling we're going to lose a lot of settings in the process, so you might not be able to log in for a day. Once it's done, the site work will be completed; back to the business at hand; goldfish keeping Update: our problems have been solved here at gfe, until a new one pops up Author: Brenda Rand

26 02, 2017

Website stuff

By | 2020-08-05T16:00:03-05:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Default Category|

Website stuff that had to be done Website stuff is the most challenging work I've ever done, but I'm getting better at it. As you've noticed, the site's been down this week. It's been under construction so to speak. The images have been compressed for optimazation. Bad links and clutter have been removed. Now it's loading faster, which is convenient for us, but it also helps our ranking with Google We've passed the website tests with flying colors, and it was no easy task Still have some code showing up in some of the pages that doesn't belong, so I'll be working on that over the next few days. The settings for font and menu colors were changed at some point and time. I'll be working on that as well. The good news is, our blog is back to normal. During all this, some how I broke the theme, and had to reinstall it. The theme has templates on it we use in our forms, so the sign in and up buttons stopped working along with the blog. What a mess. It was sort of like cleaning a house with a large family in it, that had never been cleaned Secure website I didn't do it all myself. I had a lot of help from some experts. It's one thing to work on the administrative panel; the backside of the site, however, it's another to repair codes. I've learned a lot during the process; learned how not to break the site Now that the site is in such great shape, we can relax, and begin to enjoy it. We should start seeing the results of the makeover very soon. If you're interested in watching our activity, click on the view my stats link in the footer. My apologies to those of you that were inconvenienced during the down time. I don't think any of us trust the site to be here when we need it right now, but in time, that will change too SSL certificate We now have an SSL, which is security certificate. This too helps our ranking as well as assuring buyers they're protected There's a rumor floating around that tog will be back soon. I'm looking forward to moving it over to our new host. It's much smaller than gfe, so it should be a faster process We should start seeing the results of the makeover very soon

10 02, 2017

Stop Killing goldfish

By | 2019-04-01T14:16:49-05:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|

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

9 02, 2017

Goldfish Products

By | 2019-04-01T14:20:04-05:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Default Category|

Goldfish products; to use or not to use Goldfish products are on every shelf of every pet shop just waiting for us to buy them and bring them home. People all across the globe are keeping goldfish. The hobby isn’t limited to the US, Canada and Europe. Goldfish keepers in these countries have access to a wide product range unlike our friends in the far east. Their choices are limited, and sometimes there are no choices. There are also those that can’t afford buying products, mistakenly thinking goldfish were cheap to keep and there are also those that prefer using as few unnatural products as possible; the organic goldfish and Koi keeper We’re not against the use of chemical products. Some of us use it religiously. Some of us can’t and some won’t. If you’re considering the use of a product, using a product or have used a product, we want to hear your opinions or help you form one. If you can’t obtain a product we want to help you to find a way to get around it Goldfish supplies Although I keep Amquel Plus (water treatment that converts chlorine, chloramines, ammonia, nitrite and nitrates into a safe form) on hand, I do everything possible to avoid using it because it contains chemicals. I have a natural ecosystem, and these types of treatments are not natural goldfish equipment Every product or piece of equipment we use has a purpose, and no matter what the purpose, there’s always another way to get a job done. For example, most of us use water treatment to eliminate chlorine, but there’s a way to eliminate chlorine naturally, being a liquid gas, by exposing it to oxygen goldfish products If you’re cycling your aquarium or pond, and cannot obtain water treatment, the Semi Live Fish Free cycle will see your fish safely though. If there are no pumps or filters available in your region or online, there’s a way to keep the water oxygenated without mechanical means Goldfish equipment Although I have four pumps in my tank right now, the fish would fair just fine without them. This is because the water table is low and the surface area is quite large compared to the body of water. In most cases, there is a way to avoid the use of a product and equipment as well, and still get the end result All rights Author: Brenda Rand     

5 02, 2017

Swollen Goldfish

By | 2019-03-18T07:21:10-05:00 February 5th, 2017|

Swollen goldfish caused by organ failure Buy the book Swollen goldfish caused by organ failure is common due to the overuse of salt and chemicals in the industry. Breeders use these products to reduce the risk of bad bacteria and parasite infection. Goldfish keepers use the same products for the same reasons. In most cases these products are not necessary at all. A healthy ecosystem depends on water that is rich in mineral value and heavily oxygenated Goldfish turning yellow Perform the life saving 911 water change A mistake many goldfish and Koi keepers make is using a constant saline solution in their water. Salt destroys bad bacteria and parasites, but both can and will build resistance. Although salt is magical, less is more. Use salt as a bath for emergencies, to increase slime coat, to destroy external parasites or improve gill function Goldfish swollen The water treatment we use can injure our fish's organs. Made up of chemicals, water treatment is responsible for poisoning many a fish due to overuse. Some fish keepers don't realize that water treatments only convert toxins, they do not remove them. Toxins are present, but in a different form, and they can be measured by testers Goldfish keepers often race to the pet shop for medications when their fish get sick. Medicine found at the pet shop is made up of dangerous chemicals. These chemicals push sick fish over the edge. Poisoned fish need healthy water that is free of salt and chemicals, but rich in mineral value Kidney failure Refer to: Organ Failure Recommend using: Oop Boost Dandy Remedy Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat Author: Brenda Rand

1 02, 2017

Fish left unattended

By | 2020-08-05T12:28:39-05:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat, Goldfish Koi Maintenance|

Fish left unattended can survive Recently, I had to leave my fish without care or maintenance. I had no idea when or if I would get them back. There was someone there in the house, however, that someone cared nothing about the fish. I couldn't take them with me. Inconsistent feedings and inconsistent water changes would do more harm than good. My fish would be better off without any attention at all Goldfish abandoned I wasn't worried the fish would starve. My stock tank has a lush layer of algae built up on the side walls of the tank. It's highly nutritious and my fish love it. They peck on it periodically throughout the day I wasn't worried the fish would be poisoned by nitrates. Feeding on nitrates, algae keeps levels at bay.  The fish eat the algae. The waste they produce creates the toxins created by the nitrogen cycle, with nitrates being the end result Fish left unattended A month later, my fish were brought to me in a bucket of their tank water, along with their pumps; all in excellent health. Nitrates tested at 20 to 40 ppm; the cycle in tact Goldfish left alone The pumps were left running, and one light on one side of the tank was left on. The light burned out after two weeks, however, the algae hung in there for the duration In a million years I never thought I would abandon my fish, but life is unpredictable. No, I wasn't lucky. Luck had nothing to do with it. A natural ecosystem saved my fish from certain death, however, it's good to know I can leave for the weekend, or even a week with little to no consequence Thanks Mother Nature. You're pretty amazing Fish left unattended Goldfish the real story Author: Brenda Rand

3 11, 2016

Test Water Parameters

By | 2020-08-05T08:59:44-05:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: , |

Test water parameters to make sure your fish are safe STEP 9 Buy the Books Test water parameters if you want to know the real story about your fish water. Tests are difficult to read, requiring a little practice. Test strips are less expensive, however, and found to be accurate with comparable readings to the more preferred method of testing; test tubes. Keep your test kits in a cool dark place to extend the shelf life Most test kits measure readings by ppm (parts per million) however, some kits (most commonly KH and GH) measure by dH (degree of hardness) One dH equals 17.8 ppm (parts per million) or mg (milligrams) Never dip test strips directly into tap or tank water. The regents used in the tester is toxic Goldfish prefer a range of 64 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit Not being able to withstand freezing temperatures, goldfish and Koi are cold blooded, becoming dormant in colder temperatures. As water temperatures drop, these freshwater fish breathe less oxygen, eat less or nothing at all, however, this marvelous attribute gives us a method of keeping them safe from toxins, low oxygen levels, or even parasites and bad bacteria Test water parameters Goldfish care Lowering water temperature is an effective method of protecting your fish during times of stress. Beneficial bacteria thrive in the same conditions as goldfish. Both begin dormancy at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, and should reach a full state of dormancy at 44f Begin to slow feeding at 64f. Stop feeding at 54f Cleaning agents Chlorine is used by our small cities to destroy bad bacteria in tap water, although, chloramines (ammonia combined with chlorine) is used in larger cities to give water staying power. Use water treatment to eliminated before adding to fish house Destroys chlorine (does not destroy chloramines) Oop Boost Testing toxins In a goldfish house that has not completed the nitrogen cycle, test for ammonia and nitrite, however, in a cycled house, test only nitrates are present Symptoms of ammonia poisoning may include; clamped fins; burns which later turn to black marks Symptoms of nitrite poisoning may include; bottom sitting; loss of appetite; red streaks in fins; red blotchy patches on body Symptoms of nitrate poisoning may include; loss of appetite; bottom sitting; curled or bent positioning, somersault swimming Due to the fact that goldfish and Koi use less oxygen in colder water, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are less dangerous in cold water conditions Normal readings for test results Ammonia (NH3) Zero is the goal. This first toxin in the nitrogen cycle to be created from decomposing fish waste. Goldfish have no tolerance for ammonia Nitrite (No2) the 2nd toxin in the nitrogen cycle converted from ammonia. Goldfish have no tolerance for nitrite; Zero is the goal Nitrate (No3) the third and final toxin in the nitrogen cycle converted from nitrites. Goldfish can tolerate in low amounts, preferring consistent levels of 10 to 20 ppm. When nitrate levels are high, reduce gradually to reduce the risk of nitrate shock Nitrate Poisoning When using water treatments, gypsum (calcium), Epsom (magnesium), bicarbonate [...]

2 11, 2016

Oxygenating Water

By | 2020-08-05T05:44:08-05:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Oxygenating Water takes more than a bubble wand STEP 6 Buy the Book Oxygenating water will take much more than a bubble wand. By method of diffusion, moving water pulls oxygen from the air above its surface, oxygenating it, although, the water must be free. On the list of these items that take up space, keeping oxygen from entering is Co2; first and foremost. Carbon dioxide (along with other types of gases in trace amounts) are created from waste which goldfish produce in large quantities. Waste sits on the bottom, and this is where you'll find Co2 in abundance. This is why we see goldfish in slow moving water, swimming closer to the surface than the bottom. By nature, goldfish are bottom dwellers Goldfish and beneficial bacteria alike thrive in heavily oxygenated water, unlike bad bugs. They can't tolerate oxygen Running a close second are clouds; bad bacteria clouds (bacteria blooms) form when conditions are unhealthy, and then we have super saturated gases; created by the pressure in tap water. Last but not lease we have algae blooms; green water algae. These are the things that push oxygen out of water Goldfish care Green water algae is free floating, taking up valuable space in the water, however, you will not see this type of algae in water that is moving. Water action forces algae on to substrate, clearing the body of water. A bacteria bloom also takes up space in water, although it's most commonly seen in water that has little or no movement How to oxygenate water Aquariums are more at risk for decreased oxygen levels than ponds because the surface is small compared to the body of water, and often covered Oxygenating water is more complicated than adding an air pump, or bubblers as we like to call them. It is a myth that bubblers or bubble wands have the capability to oxygenate water. This piece of equipment releases air bubbles into the water that shoot to the surface and pop, releasing the oxygen back into the air. Imagine the surface of your tank as a wall; a bubble wand or even two is like knocking a small hole in the wall. The entire wall must come down in order for fish to breathe Carbonate mineral, or KH is vital to oxygenating water, as this mineral gives water the ability to support oxygen. Without it, life cannot exist. Every natural body of water that supports life has sufficient levels of carbonate mineral. The comfort zone is 70 to 120 ppm, but the higher side is preferred for goldfish in aquariums Exposing the surface to fresh air, healthy carbonate mineral levels, and moving water. Together, these three things oxygenate water Goldfish information Goldfish absorb oxygen from the water by taking it in through their mouths and pushing it out through their gills. During this process oxygen is absorbed from the water and into the bloodstream as it passes over the rake. This organ does the same job that our lungs do, only in a different [...]

28 10, 2016

Goldfish Floating 45 degree angle

By | 2019-04-01T14:25:21-05:00 October 28th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Buy the Books Goldfish floating 45 degree angle nose down Goldfish floating 45 degree angle indicates a female impacted eggs. Females develop eggs with or without the presence of males, however, they often have trouble releasing the eggs on their own. Males play a very important role. This is why goldfish and Koi should not be kept alone, or even in low numbers; narrowing the odds of a mixed gender house When you see a goldfish floating nose down at a 45 degree angle, there's a very good chance she's impacted with eggs. The eggs are buoyant, causing the back side of the fish to rise. As the situation worsens, she may eventually end up in a vertical position; nose down With the rise of the water temperature, goldfish spawn Goldfish swollen one side Older females may stop emitting hormone that encourages the males to pursue, however, they sometimes continue to develop eggs. Without the help of the males, she's unable to release the eggs In most cases, one side of the fish bulges due to the increased amount of eggs she carries. Healthy females with eggs seldom show obvious bulging Goldfish are often kept in smaller houses, causing the temperature to fluctuate more often than larger bodies of water. Females spawn as the water warms; causing eggs to be produced over eggs that haven't been released, or have become impacted. Fish impacted with eggs become infected with bad bacteria Goldfish floating 45 45 degree angle  The ecosystem in your goldfish or Koi house should be a healthy one. Healthy fish live in healthy water Keep water temperature as consistent as possible. Create a balanced mixed gender in every school of fish. Females do not live as long as males due to these types of issues KH 120 ppm pH 8.0 to 8.4 ppm GH 300 to 400 ppm Goldfish nose down Goldfish and Koi houses should have one or more pond pumps included in the set up. The jets of the pumps create the right kind of action for oxygenating water, however, they also offer female fish the added pressure she needs to release eggs. You may see fish hovering over the jets, and this could be the reason why Scoop your fish up with your hands, and hold her mid section over the jets. Setting should be on medium Goldfish floating 45 degree angle nose down Refer to: Goldfish Impacted with Eggs Recommend using Garlic Remedy Health Tonic Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish hole head

By | 2019-04-01T14:31:44-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish hole head that started off as an abscess Buy the book Goldfish hole head is a serious condition that often leads to death. The condition is caused by bad bacteria infection. In most cases, it's a sign that the tank or pond water isn't properly maintained; the water quality poor. The aquarium set ups sold at pet shops are designed for tropical freshwater fish, not goldfish. Aquariums are typically covered which cuts off oxygen from the water Oxygenated water discourages bad bacteria from forming Use Oop Boost to oxygenate water Oxygen is the biggest defense from harmful bacteria. Bad bugs are always present, just waiting to get a foothold. Water rich in oxygen and minerals is healthy water. Healthy fish live in healthy water. Healthy water helps to build the immune system of the fish and the ecosystem Magnesium and calcium make up the general hardness of water. These minerals give fish vitality and longevity Hole Goldfish Head Avoid or treat hole in the head syndrome. Do everything you can to improve the environment before starting treatment. Avoid using pet shop medications. Medications added to aquariums with poor water value is a bad combination. Do not place the fish in quarantine. This condition is not contagious. If one fish is sick, the others are soon to follow Hole Koi head Caught in the early stages, this condition can be cured with natural treatments Treat fish with Sea salt and garlic remedy that haven't been living in saline water. Use garlic remedy for fish recently salted. Be aggressive with the treatments. Make certain the water is rich in minerals and oxygen before starting treatments. If the fish in question is not eating, force feed to avoid sinking issues. Feed gel food with natural antibiotic Seaweed and Shrimp Gel Food goldfish hole head Goldfish abscesses Learn about water value by reading the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Care Goldfish ulcers Perform 911 water change Read about bad bacteria and how to avoid Recommend: Oop Boost Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy Seaweed and Shrimp Gel Food Back to symptoms and ailments All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Keeping

By | 2019-04-01T14:33:42-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category, Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: , |

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

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Torn Fins

By | 2020-08-05T13:44:16-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , , |

Goldfish torn fins and missing scales Buy the Book Goldfish torn fins may be in water infected with bad bacteria and or in water low oxygen and low in general hardness. GH is made up of magnesium and calcium. These are minerals our goldfish and koi both need for good health, but bad bacteria can also eat away at the tissue Goldfish shredded fins Test GH for hardness levels. The comfort zone is 200 to 400 ppm. If the range in your tap water tests in the comfort zone, your tank or pond water may be low in oxygen. Most goldfish keepers know to test pH. A high pH reading doesn't make for healthy water. KH (carbonate mineral) is often overlooked. Carbonate mineral is a part of pH with O2 making up the other part. KH gives water the strength to hold on to the oxygen molecule. Bad bugs love water that is quiet, because quiet water is low in oxygen. Learn how to test and create healthy pH levels by reading the 10 Steps Rotting fins goldfish Learn how to oxygenate water Torn fins goldfish You may notice another fish nipping at the goldfish has frayed fins. Some novice goldfish keepers believe the nipping in the cause of the damage, and separate the fish, but this is normal behavior. For some reason unknown, goldfish nibble around the infected area. Maybe they're trying to help, or maybe they're attracted to the rotting tissue Goldfish missing scales Like our hair and fingernails, fins and scales will grow back, but this takes time. In worst case scenarios the fish is left without a tail, but if the water quality is improved and treatment administered, the fish should make a strong come back. Goldfish with missing tails are able to swim, although it's awkward. As long as the body hasn't become infected, the situation is not a serious one. If left unattended, the bloodstream will become infected, and the fish will die Learn about bad bacteria Learn about water parameters Recommend: Oop Boost Garlic Remedy 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Back to symptoms and ailments All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Dropsy

By | 2019-04-01T14:41:09-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish dropsy caused by organ failure Buy the book Goldfish dropsy caused by organ failure. Symptoms are bloating. When you see a bloated goldfish or Koi it's a sign of organ failure. Often referred to as dropsy, the kidneys aren't doing their job, and fluids begin building up in the fish's tissue. An older fish may be more susceptible to organ failure, it's body slowly, winding down with age. A young fish however, should have strong healthy organs We're seeing more and more of goldfish dropsy these days Goldfish dropsy causes floating or sinking issues. As the body swells, so does the intestinal tract, closing off the tube leading to the swim bladder. Gas may be trapped in the bladder causing the fish to float aimlessly, however, gas may not be able to access the bladder due to swelling. The swim bladder organ uses gas created by waste in the tract, giving the fish the ability to sink or rise at will Bloated Goldfish It's unfortunate, but the industry pushes salts, medications and chemicals on us like it was a way of life, and for goldfish keepers it is. The breeders rely on salt and medications to control disease and infection. This is the first insult to the fish. A little salt is healthy for goldfish, however, if KH levels are on the high side of the comfort zone, saline content in the water should be just enough to keep the water free of disease Koi Dropsy It's recommended to keep KH on the high end of the comfort zone. Alkalinity fights disease. Organs affected by disease deteriorate in acidic water. Considered as alkaline or base, the measurement dividing the two is 70 ppm for KH. KH alone is responsible for alkalinity, unlike you've been led to believe. Most goldfish keepers ignore the parameter, measuring pH only Comfort zone for KH is 100 to 140 ppm Goldfish swollen Many so called experts recommend the use of salts to prevent infection, but bad bacteria and parasites both quickly build a resistance to the saline. Because the industry doesn't teach about the cycle or doesn't offer information on creating a healthy environment, the health of water depends on medication instead of Mother Nature Bloated Koi  Being freshwater fish, their organs cannot tolerate constant saline solutions. Medications used to destroy bad bacteria are stressful as well. Even the commercial water treatments we use are made of chemicals that can injure our fish. Do not medicate goldfish or Koi with dropsy. Containing harsh chemicals, meds will push the fish over the edge Refer: Organ failure The best medicine for fish with organ failure is healthy water free of chemical and salt. Mother nature will do the rest with the helps of natural remedies Goldfish Dropsy Learn how to create a healthy ecosystem by following the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Back to symptoms and ailments All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish bottom sitting

By | 2020-08-05T06:23:09-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|

Goldfish bottom sitting and will not eat Buy the book Goldfish bottom sitting is a symptom shared by a few various conditions, such as pressure caused by nitrates or super saturated gases. Another less common symptom, sometimes referred to as a sinking issue, is the absence of waste in the tract Goldfish sinking bottom Fish suffering from a true sinking disorder are unable to lift or swim; therefore, they are also unable to tilt their head towards the floor where food can be found. Goldfish with this disorder must be hand fed, or they will literally starve. Carbon dioxide is a gas created from waste which is utilized by the swim bladder. This organ gives fish the ability to rise or sink at will. When there's no food in the tract, there's no gas available Goldfish pressed to bottom Floating and sinking issues Using pressure of deep water to equalize pressure caused by the toxin, fish poisoned by nitrates sit or lay flat on the bottom Nitrate poisoning is a common occurrence in goldfish houses because the keeper is unaware of the nitrogen cycle. The first symptoms to appear are bottom sitting. The fish begins to curl or bend as toxin levels rise in the water and their bloodstream if conditions aren't improved. High levels of nitrates combined with water low in oxygen is a deadly combination due to the fact, nitrates rob the blood of oxygen Once a fish is poisoned by nitrates it may be super sensitive in the future, preferring low levels Goldfish not eating Causing similar symptoms are SSG; super saturated gases, often referred to as increased amounts of oxygen. These gases are created by pressure in tap water. The minuscule bubbles fill a body of water keeping oxygen from entering, and are soon absorbed into the fish's bloodstream. The not so innocent, tiny bubbles often cluster beneath the skin looking much like a tumor, however, super SSG may be removed from water by working it over or adding a pond pump to a freshwater bucket Super saturated gases appears in abundance after a large water change is performed Koi bottom sitting Supersaturated gases Eliminate super saturated gases from freshwater by exchanging small amounts of aquarium water more frequently. Another method of reducing SSG, it to fill freshwater buckets with slow running water from the tap to reduce pressure. Work freshwater over by pouring, but let it hit hard. Test for SSG by filling a clear glass with freshwater, and then let it sit a half hour. Do you see tiny bubbles forming on the sides of the glass? If so, keep pouring The fish in the glass bowl below were placed temporarily in the container during a water change. The nitrates had been high, and the sudden lowering of the water table increased the pressure (caused by nitrates) They sit pressed on the bottom, as the pressure of deep water counteracts the pressure caused by nitrates Perform the water change below, following each step closely 911 Water Change Read more about nitrates Nitrate [...]

27 10, 2016

Dying Goldfish

By | 2020-08-05T13:46:00-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|

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

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