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Goldfish Skeleton

Goldfish Skeleton

I just got this goldfish skeleton display in the mail today!  It’s super interesting to see up close what the real skeletal structure of a goldfish looks like.  This is a common goldfish, so a typical fancy goldfish would probably look quite a bit different.  It would be awesome to have a fancy goldfish skeleton…
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Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

Playing favorites… are you guilty of it?  I am!  So you guys know I wanted a white butterfly telescope for a long time, and my little Luca does not disappoint!  It’s not even the fact that he’s a white butterfly that makes him my favorite, there is just something extra special about this fish.  Maybe…
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Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

I first saw this idea on Ted’s Fishroom, and immediately knew that sooner or later, I wanted to try it out for my goldfish!  I thought it would be especially neat, since the ancestor of the goldfish is a river-dwelling carp that feeds mainly on algae from the river bottom.  In a way, this sort…
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Quarantine is Over

Quarantine is Over

Today marks the last day of quarantine for my two little butterflies.  Ideally I would like to keep them in QT for a week or so longer, but current circumstances prevent that.  Since this is the first Christmas my husband and I own a house, we’re hosting a family get-together at our place, and we…
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Goldfish Surgery to Improve Buoyancy Problem

Goldfish Surgery to Improve Buoyancy Problem

I came across an NPR story today while searching for goldfishinformation. It explains a surgical procedure done on a 4-year-old goldfish who had buoyancy issues.  He was a chronic “sinker”, meaning he had a hard time lifting himself off the bottom of the aquarium.  I have had a fish like this in the past, and…
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Adding Nerites To My Tank

Adding Nerites To My Tank

After a happily uneventful 2 week quarantine, I added my nerite snails to the tank!  The goldfish were really curious about them at first, but they leave the snails alone now.  They’ve already eaten a lot of diatoms and algae off the glass and no escape attempts have been made even though I don’t have…
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My Goldfish Feeding Regimen

My Goldfish Feeding Regimen

I’ve been using Repashy Soilent Green gel food as my staple goldfish food ever since first hearing about it a few months ago.  In addition, I have started mixing in frozen bloodworms 2-3 times per week for additional protein.  I also feed Saki-Hikari sinking goldfish pellets 2-3 times per week.  I feed this because it’s…
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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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