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The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

The nitrogen cycle is a common biological process that occurs innature, and it also occurs in our aquariums. In aquariums it’s an essential process because it removes toxic wasteproducts and coverts them to a much less toxic form.  The process is performed by bacteria, whichwe call beneficial bacteria (or BB). These beneficial bacteria colonize any surface they…
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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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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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Goldfish Teeth

Goldfish Teeth

Wait, goldfish have teeth?  Why yes, they do!  Their teeth are called pharyngeal (far-in-jee-uhl) teeth because they’re located at the very back of the mouth, in the pharynx.  These teeth are not sharp, but rather are blunt, and are used for crushing and grinding food material.  Goldfish are continually losing and regrowing their teeth, similar…
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An Introduction to the Butterfly Telescope Goldfish

An Introduction to the Butterfly Telescope Goldfish

“The Butterfly Tail … often flutters its lovely tail fins like a girl in the flower of her youth taking a leisurely stroll- all innocence, vitality, and not a hint of worry or sadness.  Words simply cannot do it justice.” -Louise Chan The butterfly telescope is most easily recognized by its large, unforked caudal fins…
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