Tag Archives: how-to

how-to

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…
Read more



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



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…
Read more



Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish

Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish

I recently bought a new type of food to try with my goldfish, called Soilent Green, by Allen Repashy.  It’s a premade gel food mix that you just add water to.  It’s formulated for fish that eat algae and small living organisms, which is basically what the goldfish diet consists of, so I thought I’d…
Read more



How To Take Good Photos Of Your Fish

How To Take Good Photos Of Your Fish

A question I see often is “How can I take better photos of my fish?”.  So here’s a collection of pointers that I’ve found helpful in getting those super-clear, high-quality photos of fish.   1. Ambient LightingOne of the biggest mistakes people make is to take photos during the daytime, which almost always results in…
Read more



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…
Read more



Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

I made some progress on my 55 gallon tank setup!  Now I’m pretty much just waiting on a few more parts and waiting for the silicone to cure before I can set it up. Here I’m siliconing the acrylic parts into the sump.  I used some books and rolls of tape I had laying around…
Read more



Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

The aquarium store finally finished the parts for my sump!  However, there was a major miscommunication or something, and it’s not exactly what I expected.  I think I can still make it work though.   I found out the reason why they took so long too; apparently they aren’t doing well financially and may even go…
Read more