A Solution for Ammonia in Tap Water A Solution for Ammonia in Tap Water


I moved to a new city recently, and where I lived before I never had any issues with ammonia in my tap water.  However, where I live now does have about 0.5 – 1 ppm ammonia in the tap water. Ammonia is very toxic to fish, and even more toxic at a higher pH.  My…
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Food-related Color Change Food-related Color Change


I figured that with the high algae content in the Repashy Soilent Green food, Clover might become a little more yellow.  And he did!  I prefer him to be a nice clean, brilliant white color, but I don’t dislike the yellow enough to stop using this gel food.  Here’s the before and after, so you…
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What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins


Steve Hopkins of Rain Garden Goldfish in Hawaii recently published an article about goldfish feeding and nutrition.  I think it’s a must-read for every goldfish keeper, and it contains some very valuable information! Check it out here:What Do You Feed Your Goldfish



Custom Goldfish Necklace Custom Goldfish Necklace


This necklace was custom-made from a photo of my goldfish, Chiba.  I had Chiba for a little over one year before he became ill withuntreatable dropsy and died.  He was a very special fish and anabsolutely perfect example (in my opinion) of the butterflytelescope.  It’s nice to have something to remember him by.  You mayrecognize…
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A Guide to Quarantine Procedures A Guide to Quarantine Procedures


A good quarantine procedure has three equally-important components:-the quarantine tank setup,-maintenance of the tank,-and medications.All three components work together for a successful quarantine experience.  The Quarantine Tank The TankThe quarantine (QT) tank should provide at least 10 gallons of space per fish.  Sufficient space is always important for goldfish, but it becomes especially important in…
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Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish


I recently bought a new type of food to try with my goldfish, called Soilent Green, by Allen Repashy.  It’s a premade gel food mix that you just add water to.  It’s formulated for fish that eat algae and small living organisms, which is basically what the goldfish diet consists of, so I thought I’d…
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The Goldfish Digestive System The Goldfish Digestive System


Jennie Connelly 2012 Introduction  The digestive tract of the goldfish is interesting because it completely lacks a stomach.  This means that food moves through the goldfish system faster than it does in animals with a stomach, because there is no space for large amounts of food to be stored.  It also means the intestines are…
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How To Take Good Photos Of Your Fish How To Take Good Photos Of Your Fish


A question I see often is “How can I take better photos of my fish?”.  So here’s a collection of pointers that I’ve found helpful in getting those super-clear, high-quality photos of fish.   1. Ambient LightingOne of the biggest mistakes people make is to take photos during the daytime, which almost always results in…
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