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My Halloween-Themed Aquarium

My Halloween-Themed Aquarium

As promised in a previous post, here’s a video of my tank all decorated for Halloween! I really love it. Every time I walk past the tank, I smile!  Here are some still images too. They look like they’re caught in the spider web in this one! I hope you love it as much as I…
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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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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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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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Goldfish Lullaby

Goldfish Lullaby

Here’s a relaxing video of my 55 gallon tank at night with just a dim light on.  It’s just too bad that in real life the tank is not this relaxing.  The overflow box is making a loud gurgling noise that I still have to fix!  These two little trouble-makers already figured out that it’s…
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