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Gaile Ford | 4 years ago
My Fish Is Blind, But I’m Not Sure How To Feed Him The Dog Photo…

My fish is blind, but I’m not sure how to feed him
the dog photo is not mine
Leo lives in 20 gallon tank with 4 glofish an some cleaner fish. It is my fish

Leo’s info: glofish one year old 20 gallon tank with 4 other glofish

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  1. Anonymous

    I’ve never encountered a fish that could neither see nor smell. All of my suggestions have to do with scent.

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Marshall Nies | 4 years ago
What Types Of Fish Can Live With A Goldfish?

What types of fish can live with a goldfish?

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  1. Anonymous

    I’m not sure what happened to my comment, but in short: most cool water species will do fine. Be aware goldfish and other carp species are poop machines and get to be quite large – make sure your tank is large and your filtration is robust. This is an excellent link to start your research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldwater_fish

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Samra Belete | 5 years ago
My Goldfish Have Laid Eggs And I Don’t Know What To Do. I Have Separated…

My goldfish have laid eggs and I don’t know what to do. I have separated the adults from the eggs. What else do I need to do?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    hello,
    the eggs can hatch in a few days, but in some cases they are not fertilized and therefore may not be viable. Try keeping the water quality good and warm there is not much else to do. If possible I always recommend finding a local fish store to go for personalized help.

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James Lindsay | 5 years ago
Hey There, I Am 17 Years Old And I Adore Animals. I Live With Just…

Hey there, I am 17 years old and I adore animals. I live with just myself and my mother and I currently have 4 cats (soon to be more probably) 2 gerbils, and 2 goldfish. I look after my pets very well and make sure they are happy and healthy.

I have always loved birds and have always pictured myself having a parrot (such as a macaw) I have owned finches, budgies, and other small pasts in the distant past, but I haven’t had any for a while thus I will not get a large bird like a macaw. One that has really caught my eye is a Sun Conure. I think they are beautiful birds and would love to have one as a pet to commit my time to.

I will mention in a list-styled fashion what my concerns are:

-I am 17, very young and my life is just beginning. I don’t travel much but will likely travel every so often. Not to mention I may be starting university soon.

-I have 4 cats, obviously cats and birds don’t mix. My plan would mainly be to just make sure they are seperated at all times in the house but I am still concerned, should I be?

-Gerbils natural predators are birds, as far as I know, Sun Conures do not eat rodents, however they would still terrify my gerbils. Gerbils only live until around 4 years old so maybe once they are gone I will get my bird.

Besides what I listed, I cannot think of any reasons as to why I would not be ready. I will always commit my free time to looking after it and spending time with it, I will be sure it’s healthy, regular check ups, and so forth. Would like to hear some feed back. Am I ready?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    It sounds like you have a very full and busy life with your pets already and that you are about to embark on a new adventure at school. birds need a great deal of time and attention and can be very fragile in stressful environments. I think it would be best to focus on your current pets and starting another chapter of your life and leave the bird quest for a time when you are settled and comfortable with a home and can devote the hours and space needed to care for them adequately.

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Toni G | 5 years ago
My Goldfish Has Black Smudge Like Markings Appearing All Over Him. No Clue Why Or…

My goldfish has black smudge like markings appearing all over him. No clue why or what to do to help him, due to being brand new fish owner. What could be the problem and how can i help him?

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  1. Anonymous

    In short: change the water.

    Long answer: the water’s in desperate need of a change, and you may need to upgrade your fish’s tank. Do you have a large (10 gallon) tank, with good filtration? If not, invest in those two things. Change filter media on a regular cycle. Change water weekly and test it regularly. MAKE SURE you treat the water before adding, because chlorinated water will kill your fish.

    In the future, if you notice any illnesses or strange things going on with your fish, it’s most likely a problem with the water.

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Lolita Marshall | 5 years ago
Hi. My Name Is Peiton. I Have 4 Goldfish And I Noticed One Of Them…

Hi. My name is peiton. I have 4 goldfish and I noticed one of them has white spots all on it (his name is speedy) and I looked it up and found out it is ich. All the solutions I have looked at have said I need to raise my water temp and add aquarium salt, but I don’t have a heater. All I have in the tank is gravel. Any recommendations of how I can keep speedy alive, and not lose the other three fish?

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  1. Anonymous

    Tank heaters are inexpensive. Please get a heater. I would also test the water to make sure quality is correct – water test kids are equally inexpensive.

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shervonne tan | 6 years ago
Hi All I Really Hope You Could Help Me With This Issue With My Goldfish I’ve…

Hi all i really hope you could help me with this issue with my goldfish

I’ve had my pet goldfish for almost 3 years now. it is the only goldfish (fantail) that i got in my 27L tank with oxygen pump and filtration. I normally would change the water about 20% every week and i will add in some nutrafin aquaplus into my water. Recently I observed that my fish has some white spots on it and i suspected that it might have white spot, so i went down to my local fish shop and bought a medicine for the white spots.

However, days later it started to show symptoms of dropsy. Such as hiding at one corner and occasionally swimming to another position, have protruding scales that resembles a pine cone, having an extremely swollen belly and not as active as its old self. Its belly has started swelling a few months back but it didn’t have any obvious symptoms that may suggest that she might have dropsy so i did not do anything.

Due to its abnormally large belly I thought it might have indigestion and has recently started feeding it peas before she had shown any sign of dropsy.

On 9 September I bought medication to treat her dropsy and currently I change 20% of its water everyday and add epsom salt, the medicine (dropsy) and the anti chlorine. 4 days into its treatment, i observed that its has developed 2 pea size lumps on its head just beside each other and its cheeks has swell up tremendously. She seems to be even more unactive than before the treatment began.

Can anyone please tell me whats going on with my goldfish??? Is it normal to have this type of reactions when treatment for dropsy starts? if not what am i doing wrong? What medicine must i buy for my goldfish? Is she having a tumor?

Thank you all.

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  1. Anonymous

    That’s such an odd mix of symptoms. Have you taken the water to your local store to get it tested? Their kits are much more extensive than home kits.

    Does your fish’s tank have a filter on it?

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Rebekah Houck | 6 years ago
I Have A Goldfish That I Have Been Trying To Take Care Of. I’ve Had…

I have a goldfish that I have been trying to take care of. I’ve had him for a few weeks now and have been taking advice from a local pet store on how to take care of him. I had no idea about cycling the tank before I got him! At first he seemed like he was fine. Until I bought an ammonia test kit and the ammonia leaves were very very high! The pet stor told me to get a 10 gallon tank and put him in this RO water that they sell. I did that last Saturday and he got very sick! I changed his water back out a few gallons at a time with the tap water and he slowly started looking better and swimming around more. But he’s not completely better he still has white stuff over his eyes and his skin at the top of his body is black! I stopped doing water changes and using prime because someone told me to not put anymore chemicals in the tank and just get nite out. So I’ve done that for the past few days. The fish is still not looking better and the ammonia leaves are still super high! Can someone please tell me what to do???? I feel awful because I feel like he’s suffering!! Could someone please help me???

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  1. David R Thompson DVM

    The bacteria that convert the ammonia to nitrite need something to attach to please make sure you have some gravel in the tank. Next you can add some carbon in the gravel to help remove some of the ammonia. Ten to 20 percent water changes will continue to help lower the ammonia until the bacteria can start converting the ammonia to nitrite. The nitrite is also toxic and will need to get certain bacteria to grow to convert it to the non toxic nitrate  

  2. Rebekah Houck Post author

    I do have gravel in the tank and I have been putting the nite out bacteria in the tank for the past few days. I have not done a water change because the tap water has chlorine or chemicals in it so I’d have to add the prime to the tap water so that it would “be safe” So then I’d be putting more chemicals in the tank! which makes no sense to me because it seems like the chemicals are what’s hurting him!!

  3. Andrea Cox

    I feel your pain.  I just wanted to tell you your not alone. Fish are incredibly hard to keep alive and especially when transitioning from one water tank to another. I was at my wits end after going through a dozen fish and hundreds of dollars and not one would remain alive longer than a couple days. Mostly goldfish. I just gave up. Other people find this easy, I found it to be one of the most difficult things ever.. I’m glad your trying so hard and hopefully you will get it right.  Good luck.

  4. Rajesh Vyas

    It is normal to loose some fish when you first start and the nitrogen cycle establishes in the tank.  Keep changing 20% water to help lower the ammonia in water. Do not use RO water? Use normal tap water with prime added.  Use of RO water will cause more issues because RO water does not have any minerals and it will draw them out of the fish.

  5. Rebekah Houck Post author

    I know it’s super painful!! ? I feel like he is suffering! I just talked to a different fish store and they suggested ammonia chips that you put in your filter. I’m getting them does anyone know if they work or if they are not harmful to fish? I’m praying it’s gonna work!

  6. David R Thompson DVM

    Yea you have to use the chlorine remover  almost any brand will do. The chlorine is especially harmful. What size goldfish and what size tank? A general rule is 1 inch of fish for every gallon of water. Many time for goldfish the first tank is too small if it hasn’t been cycled. You may also go out in the yard and get a small pinch of dirt or sand and put in the tank to get the bacteria started

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Brooke bishop | 6 years ago
Just Bought 3 Goldfish Male Was Chasing Female I Seperated Him He Also Began To…

Just bought 3 goldfish male was chasing female i seperated him he also began to stress and just hang at the bottom

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  1. Anonymous

    What size tank do they have?  Keep in mind, you just dumped them in a new tank…if it wasn’t cycled properly, you could have a problem with the water.

  2. Brooke bishop Post author

    I have a total of 5 fish in a 30 gallon tank and i did thunk about the new environment just worried the stress will cause more problems i am going to be investing in a filter this week and did change the water today

  3. Anonymous

    Goodness, with 5 goldfish you will NEED a filter! Do they have a number of hides? I would try to add a bunch, if bot.

  4. Brooke bishop Post author

    I have 4 different plants and i deff will be getting a filter in order for the water to remain at a healthy safe level and no amonia will build up

  5. Brooke bishop Post author

    Actually a count of 4 gold fish an an a plenco an algae eater i added him as well

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burke claint | 6 years ago
We Were Able To Cut Down Most Of His Fur Around The Cut And Cleaned…

We were able to cut down most of his fur around the cut and cleaned it with a providone-iodine solution (diluted with sterile water to the color of a weak tea). We then applied butterflies to close it and wrapped it so he couldn’t get them off. They only held for about 72 hrs as we were only able to cut his fur down rather than shaving it. The wound is mostly closed with only approx. 1 cm still open. We don’t have any more butterflies and I’m not comfortable trying to close the wound now that is been 4 days. So we have been putting silvadine 1% cream on it daily and dressing it so he can’t lick the cream off. There are no signs or symptoms of infection but I know an abscess is still possible. But what do I do/give him to keep that from happening? Neither me or my husband have ever had anything other than goldfish so I just don’t know enough about vet medicine to know what else to do do or what’s even available to me from home. Is there an antibiotic that I could give him?

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