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27 10, 2016

Goldfish bobbing

By | 2019-04-01T14:45:39-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish bobbing at surface and floating aimlessly Buy the book Goldfish bobbing at the surface may be suffering from an impacted intestinal tract. Most goldfish keepers feed only once or two times a day, sprinkling dry flakes on the surface. They may feed floating pellets, designed to bring fish to the top of a pond for viewing. Always pre soak pellets and pre moisten flakes before feeding. Dry foods swell in the tract, causing the fish to become constipated Feed in a sweeping motion as you release to discourage gorging Feed a variety of foods that include veggies. Goldfish need a diet high in roughage due to the fact they have a fast digestive tract; 2 to 4 hrs. Feed your fish less more often to avoid constipation Goldfish floating surface Learn how to feed your fish properly by reading the 10 Steps Goldfish Koi Keeping The swim bladder organ is connected to the intestinal tract by a small tube. It uses the gases being created by waste in the tract to function. If the gas becomes blocked in the tract by waste, the fish cannot sink at will. The more severe the case, the higher the fish floats. Fish at the surface are fully impacted, and should not be forced to the bottom which could cause the bladder to rupture Goldfish upside down surface Learn how to clear a tract and improve digestion by reading about floating issues Goldfish bobbing The symptoms normally start out lightly with the fish looking a little too buoyant, bouncing more than swimming. It struggles to stay down at the bottom, and as soon as it stops struggling, it floats up against its will Goldfish bobbing Goldfish uncontrolled swimming Recommend: Digestive Health Remedy Float Remedy Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Fins Pulled Tight

By | 2020-02-28T04:29:17-06:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish fins pulled tight to body and has white marks Buy the book Goldfish fins pulled tight to body indicates extreme discomfort. Fins clamp for one or two reasons, KH or ammonia is present and in high amounts. Both have the potential of burning fish causing extreme discomfort Goldfish clamped fins Ammonia is created from waste, and deadly to our goldfish. Even though, ammonia is the food source for the beneficial bacteria that are responsible for performing the nitrogen cycle. Most new goldfish keepers do not understand the cycle, and fight it every step of the way by removing too much water, too much waste, and by feeding less Use water treatment to convert ammonia. These treatments only change the toxin to a safe form, they do not eliminate it. You will still get a reading for ammonia when using water treatment Goldfish fins down Some goldfish keepers starve their fish to reduce the amount of waste being created, but this cruel and puts the fish at risk of starvation, without removing the risk of ammonia poisoning. Goldfish has clamped fins due to discomfort Koi clamped fins Test for ammonia, if present, perform this life saving water change If no ammonia is present, it's possible the toxin has already converted. The fins may remain clamped until the pain has subsided. If you're certain ammonia hasn't been present, test KH. If over 140 ppm, add small amounts of white vinegar to aquarium or pond by diluting in freshwater or tank water first. Just like ammonia, KH (carbonate mineral) can burn our fish in high amounts. Use caution. This parameter gives water the ability to support oxygen, and if levels drop below the low end of the comfort zone, the fish could be deprived of oxygen Goldfish fins pulled tight Refer to: Learn about ammonia Learn about the nitrogen cycle pH potential of hydrogen Recommend: Aloe Remedy Oop Boost Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Red veins goldfish tail fin

By | 2019-04-01T14:48:35-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|

Red veins goldfish tail fin and red patches on body Buy the book Red veins goldfish tail fin and or veining throughout the body indicate nitrite poisoning. If your tank or pond hasn't completed the nitrogen cycle your fish may be at risk. Nitrites are the second toxin to form in the cycle with nitrates being the third and final. These two toxins are closely related. Both are produced by living organisms; unlike ammonia, created from waste Goldfish broken blood vessels  A lot of 'new goldfish keepers' and old alike do not understand or know about the nitrogen cycle. In some cases the fish are poisoned again and again; the goldfish keeper unaware. Learn everything you can about the nitrogen cycle. Where you find waste, you find ammonia. When this toxin forms and builds up in quantity good bacteria form to feed on it, converting it into nitrites, and then into nitrates; the end result of the cycle Goldfish spasms Other symptoms of nitrite poisoning are spitting food and exhibiting periodical spasms Goldfish spitting food Both nitrates and nitrites rob the blood of oxygen. Goldfish kept in healthy water may show fewer symptoms, than fish living in a unhealthy water. In some cases the toxin has already been converted; the symptoms slow to show Fish that never fully recover from past poisoning may exhibit sudden symptoms long after the fact if oxygen levels drop Refer to: Nitrogen cycle Test for nitrite. If present, perform this life saving water change Goldfish red veining in tail  Goldfish and Koi that has suffered from nitrite poisoning benefit from a salt tonic red veins goldfish tail fin Refer to: Nitrite poisoning Recommend: Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy Mean Green Remedy Oop Boost Red veins goldfish tail fin Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Eye Bleeding

By | 2019-04-01T14:53:30-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish eye bleeding after pH crash Buy the book Goldfish eye bleeding is a symptom of pH crash, when oxygen levels drop from water suddenly There are many reasons for low oxygen levels in water, although, carbon dioxide is first on the list. Carbon dioxide or Co2 is a gas created from the waste our fish produce, and is eliminated from water by water movement. A quiet surface is much like a closed window. Agitated water pulls oxygen from the air above the surface as it releases Co2 Goldfish bulging eye When oxygen levels drop, the blood pressure increases, causing the eyes to swell, pop and then bleed; not a pretty site. Some fish will be blind permanently and some will lose the eye altogether. That being said, goldfish fare quite well with only one eye, or even with the loss of both eyes. Just like dogs, goldfish have amazing noses for smelling. Blind Koi or goldfish can easily find food Blind goldfish We won't see many blind goldfish in the wild, and that's because natural bodies of water are healthy. Their broad surfaces are exposed to fresh air, making them heavily oxygenated Goldfish pop eye In order for water to be oxygenated, it must be moving with the right kind of action. The surface must be exposed to fresh moving air, but sadly, the new goldfish keeper comes home with a fish bowl or an enclosed aquarium; one no better than the other. Pop eye is all too common an injury due to improper housing and improper set ups Goldfish eye bleeding Goldfish eye swollen Perform 911 Water Change Refer to: Learn about oxygenating water pH, the potential of hydrogen Recommend: Oop Boost Mean Green Back to symptoms and ailments All rights uthor: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish yawning

By | 2020-08-05T09:32:35-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish yawning and hanging out at surface Buy the book Goldfish yawning or gasping at surface in an effort to breathe, due to the fact there is little or no oxygen in the tank or pond water. Goldfish take in water through their mouths, and push it out their gills. Oxygen is absorbed from the water as it passes over the rake, an organ located inside the gill. The rake is equivalent to our lungs, providing oxygen to the bloodstream Goldfish deprived of oxygen spend time at the surface, sucking air Goldfish rapid gill movement The higher the goldfish rests in a body of water, the lower the oxygen levels in the water, normally due to the carbon dioxide created by the waste goldfish produce. Co2 hangs heavily on the bottom where waste settles. The greater the levels of Co2 in the water, the less oxygen Goldfish overworking mouth gills Water must be free of gases in order to be oxygenated. A natural body of water has a great deal of surface area; always moving, however slightly. Called method of diffusion' water movement pulls Co2 from the depths as it absorbs oxygen from the air, however, it takes more than action to oxygenate water Goldfish gasping surface Few goldfish keepers understand the needs of their fish nor the water they live in. Goldfish come from the rivers in China, and because of it, they require cold and fast moving water; water rich in oxygen and minerals. All too often, goldfish aquariums are enclosed with filters that hang on the top, although, these types of filters do not oxygenate water. Only a real pond pump creates the necessary action needed to clear a body of water Goldfish yawning Water surface must be exposed to fresh air. The body of water must be free of gases created from waste or pressure found in tap water; free of clouds created from green water algae or bacteria blooms. Only a real pond pump is capable of getting the job done Last, but not least Carbonate mineral (KH) giving water the ability to support oxygen, is a part of pH. The comfort zone is 70 to 120 ppm, however, why settle for less It's not just the fish that need oxygen, but the environment they live in. Heavily oxygenated water is free of fungus, bad bacteria and parasites Refer to: 10 Steps to Goldfish keeping Oxygenating water Recommend: Oop Boost Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish bent

By | 2020-08-05T06:38:16-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Goldfish bent to one side indicates nitrate poisoning Buy the book Goldfish bent or in a curled position are suffering from nitrate poisoning. Nitrates destroy the blood cells causing extreme pressure and pain. In most cases, the goldfish keeper performs a large water change which worsens the condition. Goldfish in water with high nitrates need deep water, and removing too much at one time reduces the water pressure, increasing the pressure in the body. Even worse, some keepers move the fish into a hospital tank after noticing it's not behavior. These hospital tanks are typically shallow, and low in oxygen due to bubblers or air pumps Goldfish curled sideways Goldfish suffering from nitrate issues require water that is deep and water that is rich in oxygen. In most cases, fish may succumb to nitrate poisoning due to the fact the water is low in oxygen. Getting the blood oxygenated is the key to recovery Goldfish not eating If your goldfish folded over has been poisoned by nitrates, exchange only 5% of tank or pond water every half hour to reduce levels gradually and safely. This method of exchanging water also keeps the water table high Goldfish bent Even the healthiest goldfish need water that is rich in mineral value and oxygen, but if your fish has experienced high nitrates or any level of nitrite, it will need these conditions even more. Don't settle for parameters that are in the comfort zone; reach for the top. Most goldfish keepers are unaware of the conditions that goldfish require; cold and fast moving water Goldfish bent sideways Water is oxygenated by the diffusion method. This is when the surface absorbs oxygen from the air above it. If your aquarium has a top on it, remove it. Install a pond pump in your aquarium. They come in all sizes. No other HOB filter or canister is capable of clearing a body of water. Gases created from waste take up space, keeping oxygen from entering Test pH; made up of oxygen and KH. Comfort zone for KH is 100 to 140 ppm. Buffer KH to high end of the zone for optimum benefit. If pH is still low, water is low in oxygen Goldfish may experience nitrate shock when moved from water high in nitrates to water low in nitrates and vice versa Test for nitrates. Comfort zone is 20 to 40 ppm, but goldfish suffering from nitrate issues past or present may prefer lower levels; 5 to 10 ppm being super sensitive Perform 911 Water Change to reduce nitrate levels Refer to: Learn about nitrates and the dangers Recommend: Mean Green Remedy Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish Swimming Circles

By | 2020-08-05T07:25:02-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , , , |

Goldfish swimming circles or somersaults Buy the book Goldfish swimming circles or somersaults have been affected by high nitrate levels. They swim in circles because their bodies are slightly bent due to the poisoning. Stuck in the position, they try in vain to fight the affects of the toxin. Nitrates rob the blood of oxygen, and as the blood thickens due to the loss, the pressure causes the fish to curl. Learn about nitrates, the end result of the nitrogen cycle, and how they can harm your fish Goldfish swimming somersaults Most new goldfish keepers are unaware of the nitrogen cycle; clueless to the toxins that will form and poison their fish. Experienced goldfish keepers that know about the cycle, may get lax on water changes. Without realizing it, levels climb. Before long the fish is pressed to the bottom and not eating. These are the first symptoms of nitrate poisoning. If levels are allowed to keep climbing, the final symptoms, curling and swimming in circles will follow soon after. Once the condition has progressed to this stage, we must go to great levels to bring the fish back to good health. In some cases, it's just too late Goldfish swimming circles Many a fish will die from nitrate poisoning. The toxin is the least dangerous in low amounts, but when levels rise, so does the pressure in the fish's body. You might notice they stop feeding or press to the floor of the tank or pond. You might notice they dig into the gravel to get lower and lower. This is due to the fact deep water relieves the pressure caused by nitrates. Nitrate poisoning is a painful condition You might also notice that after a large water change to reduce high levels of nitrates, the fish's condition worsens. This is because the water table was lowered, increasing the pressure inside the body Goldfish swimming spirals Causing similar symptoms, super saturated gases. SSG are found in tap water and created by pressure. The extreme amounts of oxygen fill a body of water, however, they are also absorbed into the fish's bloodstream. Check to see if there are minuscule bubbles on the fish or the sides of the tank, if so, your fish is suffering from SSG Supersaturated gases Goldfish swimming strangely, in spirals or circles are suffering from nitrate poisoning. The last symptoms to show is curling to one side. As the fish tries to swim, it swims in a spiral, desperate to lay flat on the bottom, in an effort to relieve the pressure perform 911 water change Refer to: Nitrate poisoning Read the 10 Easy Steps to Goldfish Keeping Recommend: Mean Green Remedy Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

27 10, 2016

Goldfish side bulging

By | 2020-08-05T07:28:51-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish side bulging symptoms and treatment Buy the book Goldfish side bulging indicates an internal tumor or more than likely impacted eggs. If the symptoms are accompanied with floating at a 45 degree angle nose down; if the fish is alone or with only one or two other fish, it could be a female. Females develop eggs with or without the presence of males. When the eggs are fully developed, she emits a hormone that encourages the male to pursuit her. This pursuit involves a long and hard chase that doesn't end until the female collapses from exhaustion. The males then rubs and bumps against her causing the eggs to release. The eggs are then fertilized by the male Goldfish floating 45 degree angle If the female is alone or with other females she may become impacted. Goldfish swim in schools in the wild, and when in captivity, even one male may not be enough to help the female complete the spawning event. If the female is strong and fast, it will take more than one male to get the job done. As one tires, another fish will takes its place in the pursuit Goldfish swollen one side You can determine the sex of your goldfish by examining the vent, located just beneath the tail fin. Females have swollen vents, whereas males have flat ones. If a female fish is alone or with no males, adding a pond pump to your set up may be the solution. Pond pumps sit on the bottom of the floor. They shoot a jet stream to the surface. This same jet stream designed to oxygenate water also helps to release eggs. Impacted females quickly learn the jet stream reduces the pressure she's feeling Refer to: Impacted Eggs Recommend: Garlic Remedy Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish Blowing Bubbles

By | 2019-04-01T15:03:48-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish blowing Bubbles through mouth or gills can lead to more serious issues Buy the book Goldfish blowing bubbles through mouth or gills isn't a serious ailment, but can lead to such if the cause isn't corrected. Goldfish are often attracted to the bubbles an air pump produces, and enjoy nibbling at the bubbles, however, this is not healthy. New goldfish keepers are led to believe that air pumps oxygenate water, although, it's simply not true. Goldfish that nibble on these air bubbles can swallow air, which may lead to swim bladder issues, however, more than likely the air is pushed back out the gills or the mouth, which looks like the fish is blowing bubbles Goldfish blowing bubbles through gills Life threatening, goldfish seen at the surface gasping or blowing bubbles are being deprived of oxygen Oxygenating water Goldfish and Koi will spend time at the surface gasping and sucking air when oxygen levels are low. New goldfish keepers believe their fish are begging for food, however goldfish fed on the surface, beg on the surface, which can also lead to blowing bubbles Goldfish blowing bubbles surface Goldfish blowing bubbles surface may be gasping at the surface in an effort to get oxygen. If oxygen is low in their water, this is where you'll find them. This may relieve them in some way, but it doesn't get the job done Supersaturated gases may also lead to goldfish blowing bubbles, however, not enough information has been collected to confirm the theory. Found in pressurized tap water, theses gases are actually increased amounts of oxygen that are capable of suffocating goldfish. Readily absorbed into the fish's bloodstream; clustering beneath the tissue, SSG can look much like a tumor. A seemingly harmless gas can also be ingested, causing fish to expel them from mouth and gills. Working fresh water over will remove these minuscule bubbles from tap water, although a pond pump will get the job done faster and more efficiently goldfish blowing bubbles Bubbles escaping goldfish mouth gills Refer to: Bubble Disease Recommended treatment: Oop Boost Back to diagnose symptoms and ailments Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish Tumors

By | 2020-08-05T09:00:33-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues|Tags: |

Goldfish tumors on body Buy the book Goldfish tumors on body may be a simple issue. You may not know it, but your tap water is filled with supersaturated gases produced by pressure in the lines. This pressure helps water travel the distance from the reservoir to our homes. These concentrated amounts of oxygen can fill a body of water suffocating fish. They are easily absorbed into the blood stream where they cluster beneath the skin, looking much like tumors. The eyes and upper side of the body is where you'll find them Goldfish large lump Supersaturated gases are often a problem when large water changes are a being performed. The tiny bubbles may not be noticeable as they move about freely in the water, but they make their presence known by clinging to the fish, the walls of the aquarium, plants and decorations Goldfish covered growths These gases are easy to eliminate by breaking up these tiny bubbles. Work your freshwater over by pouring it. Let it hit the freshwater bucket hard. It will take more than a few pours to remove the gases. Add a pond pump to your freshwater bucket to disperse these gases. Let it run for a few days before using Goldfish and Koi affected by SSG exhibit similar symptoms as nitrate poisoning. You may see them sitting pressed to the bottom of the aquarium. You may even see them curl due to the pressure the air caused by the gases. These gases often accumulate in the eye socket, causing the eye to bulge. Although SSG isn't the only cause of bulging eye, it's the most common Most goldfish keepers are unaware of SSG Lumps goldfish body Test freshwater for SSG by scooping water up in a clear glass. Let it sit for one hour. Do you see tiny bubbles forming on the glass? If so, keep pouring The fish in the photo below has a lump on its dorsal fin caused by SSG goldfish tumors The fish in the photo below has warts Goldfish has lump or tumor In most cases the fish makes a full recovery just by eliminating the supersaturated gases from the water If the lumps on your fish are firm to the touch, and have a rough texture, your fish has warts. Warts are very common with goldfish and Koi, however, they're easy to eliminate by using Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy Other types of lumps that may be actual masses, cancerous or noncancerous have been treated successfully using Garlic Remedy and Aloe Remedy combined Refer to: Bubble Disease Supersaturated Gases Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish Needs Help

By | 2019-04-01T17:50:25-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish needs help if exhibiting symptoms Buy the book Goldfish needs help asap. Bad bacteria are everywhere just waiting for an opportunity. Bad bugs thrive in water low in oxygen and warm, whereas goldfish and beneficial bacteria prefer the opposite environment. Cold and heavily oxygenated water however, helps to create a healthy ecosystem. Goldfish needs help if it has missing scales or rotting fins Koi needs help Healthy goldfish live in healthy water. Learn everything you can about your fish and the environment they live in. All too often, new fish are poisoned by ammonia, the first toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle. Ammonia, created from waste is deadly. Beneficial bacteria form to feed on ammonia, converting it into yet another toxin, nitrites and then into nitrates, creating a safe ecosystem Please help goldfish Unaware, the cycle takes place in the new set up. The fish is first poisoned by ammonia and then nitrites. If the cycle becomes established; meaning the goldfish owner doesn't scrub the tank down regularly, nitrates begin to build, and often to dangerous amounts. If the owner is cleaning the tank, the fish will be poisoned by ammonia again and again, until...... Koi needs help The set ups we keep our goldfish in are designed for tropical fish, not goldfish. This doesn't mean it won't work, it just means in order to keep them healthy, a few changes will have to be made. Trade the filter for a real pond pump. Remove the top. Learn everything you can about goldfish and what their needs are The fish in the photo below were suffering from oxygen deprivation. Now a pond pump has been installed and the top removed, yet their still at the surface. Reason being, the KH levels are low. KH gives water the ability to support oxygen, making for a low pH. KH combined with oxygen makes up pH. After KH was raised, the fish rest comfortably on the bottom where they belong goldfish needs help Perform a life saving water change by clicking here For bad bacteria infection 911 refer to: Bacteria, Friend or Foe Oxygenating Water For Bad bacteria infection 911 recommend the following Oop Boost Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy Read the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Care and follow each step to improve the ecosystem in your fish house Goldfish needs help Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish mouth locked

By | 2019-04-01T17:52:13-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Buy the Books Goldfish mouth locked open or closed indicates the presence of a virus called tetanus Goldfish mouth locked open or closed. If so, this is Lockjaw. Common in goldfish and Koi, Tetanus lives in most all animal's intestinal tracts, including our fish. The virus is just waiting for an opportunity to make its presence known. In some cases a torn tract due to constipation, although open wounds are easily infected. Treated in the early stages Tetanus is curable Lockjaw is not a transmittable Goldfish mouth froze Tetanus, better known as lockjaw is said to be caused by getting cut on a rusty nail, however, this is only a rumor Goldfish mouth locked Cuts or scrapes are an open invitation to infection. Goldfish and Koi are vulnerable to lockjaw because they're bottom feeders; constantly diggin in the gravel where waste settles. Our fish are perfect targets, although, using a gravel vacuum reduces the risk of infection. Combine water poor in quality, a goldfish with a poor immune system, and we have a prime candidate for the disease Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Tetanus virus produces a toxin that paralyzes muscles. The first muscles to be affected are the mouth and gills, however, as the toxin levels increase, the heart muscle begins to shut down. The fish is first subjected to oxygen deprivation because it can't move the mouth or gills. The fish's mouth will be locked open or closed depending on the timing of the infection goldfish mouth locked Goldfish jaw locked closed As the disease progresses, other muscles, including the heart are affected, killing its host Tetanus can be cured if treated early and properly. Treatment entails boosting the immunity of  the bloodstream. Fish with lockjaw need several days of  therapy and hand feeding Do not be tempted to use pet shop medications. Chemicals push fish over the edge Refer to: LockJaw in Goldfish and Koi Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish floating

By | 2019-04-01T17:53:56-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Buy the Books Goldfish floating upside down at surface  Goldfish floating upside down or bobbing at the surface are suffering from floating issues. Floating issues are caused by feeding too much at one time which leads to constipation, however, kidney failure is the secondary cause Goldfish floating aimlessly Gas (created from wastes) becomes trapped in the swim bladder organ of constipated fish, although Co2 is necessary for swim bladder function. Fish lose the ability to sink at will. Goldfish floating upside down are more than likely constipated. Constipation is typically caused by feeding dry foods, however, feeding too much at one feeding is also to blame Impacted tract blocks the tube that connects the tract to the swim bladder  Goldfish bobbing surface Bloated Fish often develop floating issue, due to swelling in the intestinal tract. Swelling, caused by kidney failure, causes the body to retain fluid, however, when the tract is swollen, food becomes trapped in it, blocking the gas exchange from the swim bladder Treat bloat with Dandy Remedy Goldfish overly buoyant Feed your goldfish and Koi less more often. Feed a variety of healthy foods. Moisten flakes by holding them beneath the surface. Soak pellets in tank water for 15 to 20 minutes. Spread food in a sweeping motion to keep fish from gorging Goldfish floating aimlessly The fish in the photo below looks to be dying, but goldfish do not float at the surface as they die. This fish is suffering from a common ailment with goldfish, constipation. Exhausted from its efforts of trying to get to the bottom where it feels safe, it's floating aimlessly at the surface Goldfish floating Refer to: Step 10 Goldfish Feeding Floating and Sinking Issues Recommend using Float Remedy Oil Therapy (floating issues) Digestive Therapy (floating and sinking issues) Seaweed and Shrimp Gel Food Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish gasping surface

By | 2019-04-01T17:55:53-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Buy the Books Goldfish gasping surface could indicate oxygen deprivation is  Goldfish gasping surface. Most goldfish keepers believe water is oxygenated by means of an air pump; a bubbler, but such is not the case. Water absorbs oxygen by method of diffusion; when oxygen is pulled from the air by a moving surface. In order for this to event to occur, the body of water must be free of gases Goldfish sucking air surface The most common things that take up space in water causing oxygen deprivation 911 are Co2 (carbon dioxide) a gas created from waste and supersaturated gases (concentrated amounts of oxygen) found in tap water created by pressure. Bad bacteria (white cloud) bloom or green water algae can also take up space In order for water to be free, it must be properly agitated. Standard filters do not provide adequate water movement to eliminate these gases. Add a pond pump to your set up and leave the top off your aquarium Goldfish begging surface Another thing that affects oxygen levels is pH. This parameter is a combined reading for O2 (oxygen) and KH (carbonate mineral) levels. If pH is low, but water movement is sufficient and the surface is exposed to fresh air, test KH. Carbonate mineral gives water the ability to support oxygen The goldfish in the photo below live in water that has little to no oxygen. Goldfish gasping surface are trying in vain to get oxygen from air above the water, but their effort is futile. Notice the bleeding under the skin next to the gills? Thankfully, the goldfish owner followed our instruction to the letter, and the fish are now swimming happily in healthy water goldfish gasping surface Learn more about oxygenating water by reading and following the 10 Steps to Goldfish Keeping If your goldfish or Koi has any of the symptoms listed above Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Refer to: Step 6 Oxygenating water Step 9 Water Parameters Recommend using: Oop Boost Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish looks pine cone

By | 2019-04-01T17:57:57-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , , |

Buy the Books Goldfish looks pine cone indicates it may have fever or water is too warm Goldfish looks pine cone, or has raised scales is the fish making an effort to cool its body temperature. Referred to as pine-coning, it may be in water that is too warm, or it may have infection. Goldfish are cold blooded and cannot tolerate high temperatures. If you believe your fish is suffering from infection do not use medicinal antibiotics. Instead, use natural antibiotics. The harsh chemicals sold at the pet shop may push your fish over the edge as well as destroy the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium or pond that create the nitrogen cycle Goldfish looks pine cone Test water temperature. Comfort zone is (64f to 74f) Goldfish scales raised Lower water temps to 54f by chilling tank water in the fridge and or the freezer Pour all around slowly; refill and repeat Freeze (smooth) stones (appropriately sized) and place them in the fish house periodically If indoors, set up a fan so that it hits the fish house and skims the surface Fish house should be open so the surface is exposed to fresh air Goldfish pine-coning If the temperatures have been in the comfort zone, your fish has a fever caused by infection. Most infections are caused by poor water quality, long term organ failure, septicemia (blood poisoning) impacted eggs or long term constipation. The goldfish in the photo below is experiencing liver failure; once white, now turning yellow. Also notice it has black marks which are healing burns caused by ammonia, but it's the organ failure causing the fever, causing the scales to lift Goldfish scales sticking out Goldfish looks pine coning Any illness that causes infection has the potential to cause fever goldfish looks pine cone Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Refer to: Cold Fish Recommend using Aloe Remedy Garlic Remedy Digestive Therapy Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

26 10, 2016

Goldfish Bloated

By | 2020-08-05T06:19:20-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , , , |

Goldfish bloated may be suffering from organ failure Buy the book Goldfish bloated is a symptom caused by kidney failure. Organ failure is common in the industry due to the overuse of salt and chemicals in the industry. The breeders use these products to reduce the risk of bad bacteria and parasite infection. The goldfish keeper uses the same products for the very same reasons. In most cases it's unnecessary. A healthy ecosystem depends on water that is rich in mineral value and heavily oxygenated Goldfish bloated If your goldfish bloated and mushy to the touch it may be suffering from kidney failure If your goldfish turning yellow it may be suffering from liver failure Goldfish turning yellow Goldfish or Koi water has excellent value before starting treatment. The water is free of salts and medications. Instead of using medication made up of chemical, opt for natural treatments. The last thing a fish suffering from organ failure needs is more chemicals in the bloodstream. These product push fish over the edge Perform the life saving 911 water change Salt is magical, however, less is more. Salt should be used as a bath for emergencies or as a periodical treatment for infection. Keeping a constant saline solution in aquarium or pond water; a mistake many goldfish keepers make. Salt destroys bad bacteria and parasites, although both will quickly build resistance Goldfish swollen Poison is abused in the goldfish industry. Made up of dangerous chemicals, even the water treatment we use can injure our fish. Water treatment is a necessary evil. Many of us must use it to convert chlorine and chloramines. We must rely on it during a spike in the cycle, however, this is when we get into trouble Toxins are not eliminated by the use of water treatment. We refer to them as 'converted' although this isn't the case either. Water treatment bonds to the substance in question, keeping it from harming our fish. Because they're still present, they can be measured for a test result. New fish keepers continue dosing, thinking the toxin still a threat Goldfish that have been poisoned need healthy water that is rich in mineral value topped with a remedy for cleansing the blood. Combine excellent water with natural remedies, and a sick fish has a fighting change. Organ failure often leads to infection due to the weakened immune system. Natural antibiotics should be used as a preventative Refer to: 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Organ Failure Recommend using: Oop Boost Dandy Remedy Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

25 10, 2016

Red patches goldfish

By | 2020-08-05T05:45:53-05:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Buy the Book Red patches goldfish and red veins in tail fin Red patches goldfish or broken blood vessels exhibited is a sign of nitrite poisoning; the second toxin to be converted in the nitrogen cycle, with nitrates being the end result. Both toxins are created by living organisms, however, ammonia is the first toxin to form; created by the waste our goldfish produce. Symptoms of nitrite poisoning are exhibited long after it has been converted, which explains why the toxin isn't often held accountable for the deed Twins; nitrites and nitrates both rob the blood of oxygen A show of nitrites in a poorly managed aquarium or pond all too often lead to death, however, those fish living in a healthy environment have a much greater survival rate. Nitrates are found in every cycled aquarium or pond, although the presence of ammonia or nitrites indicates either a spike has occurred or the fish house has not completed the cycle. Either way, the fish are at risk Red streak goldfish tail fin Zero is the goal for ammonia and nitrites, however, nitrates are safe in low amounts. Only nitrates are present in a healthy ecosystem. Perform daily water changes while using water treatment to convert these toxins to a safe form when occurring Friendly bugs form to feed on ammonia in a tank or pond that hasn't completed the cycle, changing it nitrites, and then into nitrates Goldfish spasms Countless goldfish will be exposed to nitrites again and again, their keeper unaware of the nitrogen cycle. Learn everything you can about your fish as well as the environment they live in, so you can protect them from the toxins it produces Work with Mother Nature, not against her red patches goldfish TEST nitrites Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Test for ammonia, nitrite and also nitrates regularly Refer to: The Nitrogen Cycle Nitrite Poisoning Recommend using Sea Salt Remedy Oop Boost Mean Green Remedy Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat Author: Brenda Rand

25 10, 2016

Goldfish turning white

By | 2020-08-05T20:39:23-05:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish turning white with clamped fins may be caused by ammonia or KH poisoning Buy the book Goldfish turning white may be caused by ammonia poisoning. Ammonia is the first toxin to form in the nitrogen cycle. Ammonia is created from waste, and is only present when there is an absence of beneficial bacteria in the environment, or a spike in the cycle has occurred. Goldfish have no tolerance for this toxin Goldfish white patches If ammonia levels are zero, test KH. the comfort zone if 100 to 140 ppm, although, goldfish can tolerate higher readings. If reading are over 160 ppm, use another test kit to compare the readings or take a sample to the pet shop. Ask for specific readings if you do. If KH is higher than 160 ppm; use white vinegar to reduce by premixing 1/2 teaspoon per 10 gallons of fish water to freshwater during a water change; wait an hour and test again. If still too high, pull a gallon of fish water add vinegar accordingly and repeat until levels are lower to safe zone. Move slowly so as not to drop levels to danger zone. KH (carbonate mineral) is an equal part of pH, giving water the ability to support life Goldfish white blotches Never add vinegar or other substances to your fish house water without diluting in tank or fresh water If carbonate hardness (KH) is in the comfort zone, and ammonia levels are zero, the fish may have been very recently poisoned by ammonia that is no longer present, the spike over Goldfish covered whitish marks Both ammonia when present and KH when too high can burn fish, leaving white marks that later turn black as they're healing. Symptoms can be present long after the fact because burns are slow to heal and painful. The internal parts of the gills may become inflamed, causing the oxygen deprivation Refer to articles Step 5: Water Treatment Nitrogen Cycle Recommend using Aloe Remedy Refer to: About ammonia 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights copyright 2007 Author: Brenda Rand

13 08, 2016

Toxic Tap Water

By | 2020-08-05T06:33:08-05:00 August 13th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat, Goldfish Koi Maintenance|Tags: |

Toxic tap water isn't as uncommon as you might think Toxin tap water can be found in large cities, small towns and country homes. Most of us live in regions that have safe drinking water right from the tap. Our cities go to great lengths and expense to make sure of it. Engineers monitor, filter and treat the water accordingly. They filter the water to remove significant amounts of metals and dangerous minerals or impurities, such as arsenic and phosphates; found in natural bodies of water in most regions Tap water with nitrates The fish in the photo below was poisoned by high amounts of copper in tap water, and has experienced kidney failure. Their organs are not designed to filter chemicals or high amounts of metal, but neither are ours These engineers test the water for bad bacteria and treat with disinfectants, such as chlorine and ammonia. If you're lucky enough to live in one of these cities, you enjoy the comfort in knowing your family and your pets are drinking healthy water..........or are they? Even though your city provides healthy tap water, the water you are filling your pitcher with may be toxic Tap water with bad bacteria We treat our tap water to eliminate chlorine and chloramines in our aquariums and ponds, yet drink this same water ourselves. The experts say these chemicals are safe to drink in trace amounts, but why take the risk? These same chemicals that destroy beneficial bacteria in our fish houses, destroy the friendly bugs in our intestinal tract, and who knows the other health risks they present Find out if your city uses chlorine or chloramines in your drinking water. Chlorine can easily be destroyed by adding a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to a pitcher of water. Chlorine is a gas that is easily eliminated when it comes in contact with oxygen, but chloramines is ammonia combined with chlorine, and ammonia is not easily eliminated from drinking water Old hot water tanks are notorious for contributing to the metal and rust content of water Higher quality older homes with old copper pipes used for plumbing are at a high risk for high contents of copper in the water due to corrosion. Lower quality old homes with metal piping could contain high levels of rust and bad bacteria. Rusty water is more common, but more easily noticed Toxic tap water In regions where carbonate and magnesium minerals are high, it's common for home owners and or builders to install a filtering system to old and new homes alike. These minerals build up in the pipes and our hot water tanks over the years, damaging parts and causing low water flow. While minerals are healthy for our fish and family, not so good for our plumbing Are you drinking toxic tap water? Most residential filtering systems do just that, filter the water, but some filters take it a step water, and require additives such as chemicals that soften the water. Soft water is water low in mineral [...]

3 07, 2016

Using Water Treatment

By | 2019-04-01T18:27:14-05:00 July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|

Using water treatment is a necessary evil for some Using water treatment is a necessary evil for some of us. There's a wide variety of brands and types of water treatments available these days. Unfortunately for our fish, most of us don't know how to use them or why we should or shouldn't. Many fish have been killed due to improper use of these treatments. Made up of dangerous chemicals, water treatment has no place in a natural environment We depend on using water treatment to create a healthier environment for our fish, which is a bit of an oxymoron Water treatment is used by our cities to destroy bad bacteria in our drinking water. For some of us, it's a necessary evil. Experienced goldfish keepers know that chlorine in our tap water can kill the beneficial bacteria that create the nitrogen cycle. We been told we must use water treatment designed to destroy chlorine, although this isn't true. A liquid gas that destroys bacteria; chlorine is easily eliminated from water by exposing it to oxygen Large cities often use ammonia and chlorine both; called 'combined ammonia' or chloramines. Ammonia is not gas, and can only be eliminated with water treatment. Most basic water treatments eliminate both chloramines and chlorine Eliminate chlorine from tap water without the use of commercial water treatment Oop Boost destroys chlorine found in tap water, or add a small pump in your freshwater bucket as shown below. Water hits the air, which destroys the chlorine. Depending on the amount of water, and the size of the pump, it takes only a few hours to get the job done. Use a chlorine tester before adding to your aquarium or pond. In trace amounts, chlorine is safe for fish, but deadly for the beneficial bacteria that create the nitrogen cycle About water treatment Water treatment is also used to convert the dangerous toxins produced during the nitrogen cycle. Ammonia is the first toxin to be created in the cycle. Some products convert only ammonia, whereas some products also convert nitrites and nitrates: the second and third toxins to form in the cycle Standard products cannot keep your fish safe during the entire event of the cycle. The amount of water treatment it would take to keep the fish from being affected would poison them in itself. Depending on the brand of test kit being used, ammonia peaks at 8. to 10 ppm, whereas nitrite peaks at 5. to 8. ppm. This is why we perform daily water changes during the event; to reduce toxin levels, however, water changes stall the event We use the term 'convert' loosely, because the treatment doesn't actually change the toxin, but bonds to it, making it insoluble which keeps the fish from being affected by it Water treatment aquariums and ponds The most commonly used water treatments on the market today are listed as follows Stress Coat Designed to eliminate chlorine and chloramines. Contains trace amounts of Aloe Vera to increase the external slime coat on fish. Some brands [...]

21 06, 2016

Releasing goldfish

By | 2020-08-05T06:34:50-05:00 June 21st, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|Tags: |

Is it okay, releasing goldfish into the wild or are we doing our fish and our community an injustice? It's been a hot topic of debate for some time, and like every discussion, there are two sides to the coin. Should we be releasing goldfish? A lot of people don't realize that the tiny goldfish they bring home will double in size in just one year, averaging an inch every year of its life. If kept in a healthy environment, they can easily outlive our dogs and cats. Most people hadn't planned on investing in a small pond to house their pets, so what do they do when the fish outgrow the second or third tank upgrade? If they can't find someone with a pond to take in their fish, they turn to their local natural waterways; the lakes, the rivers or the creeks We won't discuss the idea of flushing goldfish today What else is there to do? Now, you might think, if everyone does this our waterways would be overstocked with goldfish, but in most cases, most people can't keep a goldfish alive for more than a few months. It's a rare problem; what to do with a large goldfish. Large goldfish are older goldfish. The article makes it sound like everyone is running to the lake with their giant goldfish Large Goldfish There may be some cases of people who get goldfish, and can't keep them for whatever reason, but again, this doesn't happen often. People generally don't buy goldfish if they don't want them. Fair fish maybe? Perhaps people win a fish at the fair, not wanting to keep or kill it might think releasing it would be the fair thing to do, but this isn't a common occurrence either Overstocking is rarely a problem in our own ponds, because goldfish and Koi both eat their own eggs and fry (hatch-lings) This is true in a natural body of water also If you read this article linked below, and scroll down, you'll see a photo of hundreds of goldfish gathered in the shallow shoreline. In the wild, in any school of carp, you would see varying sizes, but these fish are all the same size…/goldfish-attack-in-high-river-ponds-1.3… My thought is, a pet shop or even more likely a breeder is responsible for the overstocked population; not any one or few individual goldfish keepers. This is the work of a commercial enterprise In one of these articles, the uninformed author writes that goldfish are fragile in bowls, but they thrive in the lakes. Well, goldfish are fragile in bowls because they can't be kept healthy in bowls. They thrive in lakes because this is a natural healthy environment…/invasive-goldfish-being-electrocuted-1.… Prey fish, most goldfish released in a healthy body of water will be eaten if they're not at least 8" to 12" long. If they survived, and spawned, they would be found guilty of eating their own eggs and fry; few offspring survive. The ones that did, would [...]

7 06, 2016

Goldfish Distress

By | 2019-04-01T18:36:09-05:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Health Issues|

Goldfish distress please help Goldfish distress need help. We inherited a goldfish from a friend who was moving out of state. The fish lived in a bowl which I immediately upgraded, however, the kids wanted to add two very small tropical fish (I think red fin?).  Goldfish was very happy in 10 gallon tank and doing well for about 10 months, however, it was time to upgrade to a 55 gallon (still be very much a novice with aquariums) Please help goldfish distress Goldfish distress He was doing well for the first month or two in his new home, and we added a few more small tropical's for the kids.  One day a neon tetra went missing.  Not sure what happened to his body. I believe earlier the same day we had added 2 algae eaters and one immediately died in the tank, which I recovered. One night my wife said goldfish wasn't eating, and he was usually the pig in the tank!  (He was stretching his mouth out a lot).   The next day or two he appeared very scared of his surroundings and occasionally was darting around.  We kept an eye on things.   Very soon, it looked like his eyes were beginning to get Popeye.  We got him out of the tank with a net (probably bad idea looking back) and put him in a hospital tank. Tried these medicines in this order. API Salt Melafix Maracyn Maracyn 2 Metronidazole He seemed to be doing better then got white spots on his back fin.  I tried the 84F/salt for two week program.  About 11-12 days into this program, I noticed he was getting pop eye again.  I started with the Macacyn 2 but wasn’t seem to be helping.  I was doing 25-50 water changes daily. Goldfish pouting A few days passed and he was getting a black/ash like color on his top/back fin.  Then it progress to no swimming laying on bottom, then falling on side and staying there for days breathy heavy and not eating. Still doing water changes, no salt now, as I read this type of salt could be bad for him.  And just focusing on Metronidazole.   He still is in bad shape and not upright on bottom often.  He’s gill bone and face area seem really puffy, as well as his tummy (could be a female too, don’t know). Hopefully I will be able to attached a few pictures to this scenario.

19 05, 2016

Difference between goldfish Koi

By | 2020-08-05T06:34:50-05:00 May 19th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|

Do you know the difference between goldfish Koi? Do you know the difference between goldfish Koi. Both species descended from the rivers in China, although Koi were adopted by the Japanese, where they were first bred for their coloration and kept in ponds. We often see Koi sold at the pet shops. Sometimes they're in the goldfish section, although most pet shops have them in a large tank in the pond section, as well they should be. Koi fish must be kept in a pond, and not just any pond, but a very large one. Goldfish and Koi both continue growing throughout their entire lives, and even though it's a struggle to keep goldfish in a comfortably sized fish house over the years, keeping Koi is a challenge that most of us can't live up to Koi goldfish related? Goldfish average one inch of growth per year, but Koi average three inches of growth per year. If a goldfish is kept in a healthy environment, it can easily outlive your cat or dog. The average lifespan is 13 yrs. A Koi has almost twice the lifespan of a goldfish, so imagine how large it can grow; up to three foot in length This large growth rate and their cat like whiskers is the only real difference between a goldfish and a Koi. Both are from the carp family, and both prefer the same water conditions, requiring the same care It's too bad, but most pet shops do not post information about Koi, and most pet shops are selling very young fish, two to three inches long. Most people have no idea that Koi will quickly outgrow their aquarium or small pond How big Koi get? Koi are famous for their brilliant coloration and patterns. Carp are also famous for their brilliant colors Although some goldfish types are more valuable than other, and some goldfish are worth a great deal of money, the Koi by far exceeds their value, sometimes being sold for thousands of dollars. The Koi industry is a big one, and even though it's a different one than the goldfish industry, it's plagued by the same problems; lack of information on the needs of the fish The man in the photo below is calling the fish in the photo below a Koi, but it's just a colorful carp, however; a great example of the size Koi grow to Koi require the same stocking level as goldfish; minimum of 2.5 gallons of water per inch of fish body The biggest mistake people make is overstocking a small pond with a few dozen small Koi. The pond will be overcrowded in no time at all, and the fish will be at risk. If you're going to keep Koi, think big All rights Author: Brenda Rand

14 05, 2016

10 Deadly Goldfish Myths

By | 2020-08-05T08:58:00-05:00 May 14th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|Tags: |

10 deadly goldfish myths that may surprise you 10 deadly goldfish myths that may surprise you. The very things you think are right to do for goldfish could be the very thing that kills them. Read below, and then follow up by reading the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping. The goldfish you're keeping in a bowl deserves much more 1. Goldfish cannot survive in a standard goldfish bowl, however, a container that has a large surface area and moving water is an appropriate fish house. A container space too small for the size of the fish will not support enough oxygen for a proper length of time. The smaller the body of water, the greater the risk of the fish being poisoned by the toxins created in the nitrogen cycle. Goldfish need space, room to swim and room to grow How big do goldfish get Recommended stocking level 2.5 gallons of water per inch of goldfish body 2. Cleaning the entire bowl of water does not a healthy and safe environment make. To keep goldfish safe from ammonia; a toxin created from waste they produce, it would be necessary to exchange all of the water three times daily. The only safe environment is a cycled one Tap water is recommended for use in goldfish houses, however, it's treated with cleansing agents by our city that destroys bacteria. These chemical poison fish, and friendly bacteria, keeping the cycle from forming 3. Goldfish Flakes or pellets are only part of a healthy diet. Do not sprinkle on the water surface. Food should be moistened, and spread through the body of water to prevent gorging  Feeding goldfish 4. Goldfish should be fed less more often several smaller meals throughout the day. Having no stomach to speak of they digest their food within a few short hours. Not only does practice keep the fish satisfied, but it helps keep a consistent supply of carbon dioxide in the intestines. This gass keeps the swim bladder organ functioning. The swim bladder organ gives fish the ability to sink or rise at will. Feeding only once or twice daily make cause constipation, and a very bored goldfish No food in the tract means no waste which leads to a fish with a sinking disorder 5. Air pumps are pretty to look at, however, bubble wands or bubblers as some of us call them, do not oxygenate water. These units only push air through the water. In order for water to be oxygenated, the body must be clear, the carbonate mineral level healthy and the surface must be moving and exposed to fresh  air. By method of diffusion the oxygen is pulled from the air into the water as it's in motion Tap water is also commonly saturated with concentrated amounts of oxygen. These are the tiny bubbles that take up space in water, and cause serious health issues with goldfish as they enter the blood stream How long goldfish live 6. Goldfish do not have short life spans, however, they can easily outlive our dogs and [...]

10 05, 2016

Tips Keeping Goldfish Cool

By | 2020-08-05T12:18:27-05:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Goldfish Koi Chat|

Tips keeping goldfish cool in the summer Being coldblooded and cold water fish, goldfish have little tolerance for warm temperatures. Why do you need to read tips  keeping goldfish cool, because goldfish use more oxygen in warmer water, making it all important to keep up with water changes and maintain a healthy pH balance. Because they use more oxygen, this makes nitrates more dangerous in warm water. Warm water also invites bad bacteria and encourages the reproduction of external parasites Comfort zone of water temperature for goldfish and Koi is 64 to 74 Fahrenheit  No matter how fancy your goldfish, you can bet it prefers cooler temperatures Although lower temperatures are easily tolerated, as the blood flow slows, so does the digestive system. Goldfish can easily survive winter in a pond if the bottom is at or below the freeze line, but only if the water is properly oxygenated Surviving high water temperatures is another story. Unlike warm blooded animals, whose core body temperature is regulated, the body of the goldfish and Koi always match the temperature of the water they're swimming in. When temps rise to dangerously high levels, their bodies can actually cook. This is why it's important to keep their goldfish house water temperature at comfortable levels Symptoms of too warm of water: raised scales Goldfish lift their scales in an effort to reduce the temperature of the body whether caused by fever or warm water How keep goldfish pond cool Here are a few tips for keeping your goldfish cool during the hot summer months 1. Install a water cooler in your aquarium. You can buy them new and used from $100 and up depending on the size you need. If you don't like turning on the A/C this is an affordable way to keep your fish cold while you enjoy the warmth of summer 2. Chill a pitcher of tank or pond water in the fridge; pour all around slowly; refill and repeat as needed. It may take only a few or several throughout the day to keep your fish cool 3. Keep your indoor fish house open so the surface is exposed to fresh air 4. Set up a fan so it blows across the surface, cooling the air over it 5. Float ice cubes (made from tank water) in the tank, but not so much that they cover necessary surface space 6. Freeze smooth stones appropriately sized and place in fish tank 7. Don't place indoor fish houses in front of windows that receive a lot of sun 8. Don't place indoor fish houses in the kitchen or rooms that are warmer than the rest of the house 9. If your pond doesn't get any shade throughout the day, use free floating water plants to shelter the water from the sun, such as lettuce or water hyacinth. The roots filter the water and the fish enjoy hiding within the stands 10. Increase the water movement in your pond or tank water. Faster moving water stays [...]

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