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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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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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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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Luca’s Mouth Issue

Luca’s Mouth Issue

My poor little Luca seems to be having a health issue.  On Monday I noticed that his mouth tissue looks frayed as if it’s deteriorating.  See how it appears sort of “frilly” looking?  Well normally it would be perfectly smooth with no odd flaps or frills.  It seemingly happened overnight and at first I wasn’t…
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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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Goldfish 101

Goldfish 101

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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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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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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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