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Training Your Fish to Eat from Your Hand

Training Your Fish to Eat from Your Hand

This is something that a lot of people tend to ask about, so here’s my take on it.  First, clean your hands thoroughly!Step 1: Spend time near the tank to get your fish used to your presence.Step 2: Get your goldfish used to your hands being in the tank.  Step 3: Feed them by putting…
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Goldfish Art – Kenshiro Iwata

Goldfish Art – Kenshiro Iwata

I’m always on the lookout for unique and interesting goldfish art, and I recently stumbled across an awesome artist!  His portfolio website is all in Japanese, and I don’t know the first thing about the language, but here’s what I could glean from it by using Google Translator.  Kenshiro Iwata was born in the town…
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Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Halloween

Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Halloween

Click here to see My Halloween-Themed Aquarium! Halloween is just around the corner, and that means people everywhere will be busy decorating their homes for the holiday! But why stop there when you can decorate your fish tank as well? Typically I don’t like a lot of decorations inside a goldfish tank because (as you undoubtedly…
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Fish Lice

Fish Lice

Back in 2009 I worked as a Pet Care Specialist at Petsmart (unfortunately!), and I had to deal with a lot of fish parasites and other maladies the fish shipments arrived with.  While looking at the feeder goldfish tank, I saw a curious green spot on a comet’s tail.  I took the fish out to…
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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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