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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…
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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…
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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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