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Goldfish Varieties & Standards

Goldfish Varieties & Standards

Please note, the following information is not original to me.  I am simply passing along information that has already been made public in other forms.  As you will probably notice, this is not an exhaustive list of all thegoldfish varieties in existence.  It excludes such goldfish as tamasabas (a single tailed ryukin variety), chochokins (a…
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Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

I first saw this idea on Ted’s Fishroom, and immediately knew that sooner or later, I wanted to try it out for my goldfish!  I thought it would be especially neat, since the ancestor of the goldfish is a river-dwelling carp that feeds mainly on algae from the river bottom.  In a way, this sort…
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Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Christmas

Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Christmas

While decorating your home for the holiday season, why not decorate the fish tank too?  Here are some ideas to get you started! For Inside the Tank As always, choices for decorations inside the tank are limited because you need to make sure the decor is safe for your fish.  Goldfish in particular tend to…
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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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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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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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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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Goldfish Breeding Tubercles

Goldfish Breeding Tubercles

Goldfish Breeding Tubercles (Carassius auratus auratus)  Whatare they and what are they for? Jennie Connelly 2012  Breeding tubercles are keratin-based skin nodules found on male goldfish.  They most often occur on the leading rays of the pectoral fins and the opercula (gill covers), but they can also be found on all rays of the pectoral…
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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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