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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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New Fish From Dandy Orandas

New Fish From Dandy Orandas

Meet Navi (nah-vee), the newest member of the Solid Gold gang!  She is a red/white butterfly telescope from Dandy Orandas and she arrived on Tuesday, November 25th.  Navi arrived in pretty good shape except for a slight break in the leading ray of her dorsal fin.  It probably won’t heal quite right (you’ll always be…
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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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How to Sex a Goldfish

How to Sex a Goldfish

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmKkuf9_5CU It can sometimes be tricky to tell the difference between male andfemale goldfish, but there are a few different indicators you can use. Taken individually, each one can be a little unreliable, so it’s best to consider them as a whole when trying to determine the sex of yourfish.  And of course, the…
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12 Uses for a Fish Bowl

12 Uses for a Fish Bowl

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKo4KKQjR8k Vase for Fresh FlowersEven the best things in life are better with a goldfish theme. Candle HolderKeep it simple or dress it up a little with decorative stones or glass pebbles. Aquarium Decor Illustrate to guests why fish don’t belong in bowls! Beach Themed DecorCollect and display sand and seashells from your favorite…
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Easy DIY Spawning Mops

Easy DIY Spawning Mops

When goldfish breed, the male fish drives the female into soft plants so that when the eggs are laid, they get stuck in the plants and they can develop safely.  Rather than using live plants all the time, many breeders simulate plants by making what are called spawning mops.  These are handy because they can…
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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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