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Promoting Growth in Goldfish

Promoting Growth in Goldfish

  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k326_yiQG1s Factors Affecting Growth Rate in GoldfishAll of the following factors go hand-in-hand. To realize a goldfish’s best growth potential, all factors should be maximized. Temperature – Despite what some may tell you, goldfish are not necessarily “cold water” fish. Yes, they can survive and thrive in cooler temperatures than most aquarium fish…
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What Pet Stores Don’t Tell You About… Water Changes

What Pet Stores Don’t Tell You About… Water Changes

Now I don’t want to make it sound like all pet stores give bad information about fishkeeping, because some are very good at what they do.  However, it’s been my experience that most pet stores give pretty bad advice when it comes to proper aquarium fish care, so I’m going to be doing a mini-series…
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What Pet Stores Don’t Tell You About… Cycling

What Pet Stores Don’t Tell You About… Cycling

Now I don’t want to make it sound like all pet stores give bad information about fishkeeping, because some are very good at what they do.  However, it’s been my experience that most pet stores give pretty bad advice when it comes to proper aquarium fish care, so I’m going to be doing a mini-series…
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How To Euthanize a Fish Humanely

How To Euthanize a Fish Humanely

Euthanizing our pet fish is obviously something none of us ever want to have to do, but sometimes it’s the kindest thing if the fish is suffering and has no hope of recovery.  There are lots of ways people have come up with for euthanizing a fish, but the most humane method is by administering…
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Beginner Mistakes to Avoid | Dos and Don’ts

Beginner Mistakes to Avoid | Dos and Don’ts

Do plenty of research before buying anyfish!  This will help you avoid many beginner mistakes and allow you toprovide a much better living situation for your new pets.  For instance, most people don’t realize the tank has to go through a roughly 1 month-long fishless nitrogen cycling process, in which you add pure ammonia, for…
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Goldfish First-Aid Kit

Goldfish First-Aid Kit

When your fish becomes sick, time is of the essence when it comes to administering treatment.  In some cases, if treatment is delayed because you have to go out and find supplies, or you have to wait for online orders to be shipped, it can be too late to help the fish by the time…
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Goldfish Internal Anatomy

Goldfish Internal Anatomy

(click image for larger view) Mouth Food is ingested through the mouth, but the mouth also takes in fresh water.  This water is continually pumped over the gills to extract oxygen from it, and then expelled through the operculua. Pharynx The pharynx is located at the very back of the mouth, and this is where…
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Goldfish External Anatomy

Goldfish External Anatomy

(click image for larger view) BodyFor fancy goldfish, the body shape is much shorter and deeper than the typical torpedo shape seen in most fish.PeduncleThe peduncle is the area of the fish that joins the body and the caudal fin together.  In Japanese ranchus especially, a thick peduncle when viewed from above is a very…
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Fish Bowls Are FOES!

Fish Bowls Are FOES!

Fish bowls are foes and here’s why! This video explains exactly why fish bowls make a bad home for a goldfish.  Remember, fish bowls are FOES because… F – filtrationIn a bowl there is no room for filtration, and goldfish require powerful filtration. O – oxygenThe round shape of bowls means that they have very…
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