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Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Many types of baby fish, including goldfish, grow best on a diet of live baby brine shrimp.  Baby fish, also called “fry” eat baby brine shrimp readily because the movements of the shrimp entice them to eat.  Baby brine shrimp are also good for fry because they are high in protein, are easily digestible, and…
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Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

Tank Talk | New Fish Room!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L73WP3DVrio Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on setting up a little basement fish room, with the goal of one day breeding show quality butterfly telescopes!  You might remember this previous post about the 60 gallon Laguna tub I picked up from the local fish store.  Well, this week I picked up…
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Subscriber Giveaway!

Subscriber Giveaway!

Hey guys it’s time again for another giveaway!  My YouTube channel recently surpassed 1,000 subscribers, which I am so thankful to all of you guys for.  So as my way of saying thank you, please enjoy this new product giveaway!  Items up for grabs are… “Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Collecting” by…
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Changes in the Goldfish Tank

Changes in the Goldfish Tank

I’ve been wanting to try CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand in my tank for a long time now, and finally made the leap today!  The fish seem really excited about their new scenery, especially the butterflies!  They keep going around grabbing mouthfuls of sand and chewing on it.  I’m getting new tank lights soon, so I’ll…
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Day Eight of Quarantine

Day Eight of Quarantine

Things continue to go well for the two new butterflies!  On Thursday they finished their first round of prazi, and since then they were in-between doses (when treating for flukes you must allow a few days between doses for the fluke eggs to hatch; they won’t hatch with prazi present).  Today I dosed their second…
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Nerite Snails Update

Nerite Snails Update

My two nerites have been doing a pretty good job of eating the algae and diatoms in my tank so far, but in the big picture, they still haven’t really made much of a dent yet!  It’s been really fun seeing their little bite mark trails all over though, and that tells me they are…
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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 Beyond a certain point, Viagra will no longer be present in your bloodstream…
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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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Dioder Fun

Dioder Fun

I’m just being a night-owl (as usual) and playing around with the dioder on my tank.  Fun fun!  I think my favorite color is red because it’s so vivid, and it makes the red colors of the fish look like they’re glowing.  It is pretty value enough for me. Personally, if all find this owners…
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Once Upon a Water Change…

Once Upon a Water Change…

I tested the parameters beforehand.  Nitrates were at ten, and I don’t like them getting any higher than that, so it was time for a water change! Here at our new house, the water pressure from the sink is really good.  I’m thankful for that because it makes the water changes go faster, but at…
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