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post #1 of 9 Old 09-25-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, i was just wandering if any1 knew if my goldfish were ill?
I have two single tailed goldfish about 2 inches, but they seem to stay on the bottom of the tank??
They have been doing this for about a fortnight now??
And 1 of them seems to be quite fat around the belly are, is she pregnant maybe???4
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-25-2010, 12:55 PM
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I'm of little use with disease problems, but something obviously isn't good with your goldfish. Can you post a photo? Someone may see the issue and be able to advise. Also, provide data on your aquarium: tank size, frequency of water changes, etc.

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-25-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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7 gallon tank, i am doing a 75% water change daily and i have done for the past week, they have perked up quite alot the suddenly have frantic swimming sessions which is interresting to watch
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-25-2010, 03:07 PM
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I'm thinking this may have been a new tank? In which case the cycling (ammonia, nitrite) is the issue, and of course daily water changes of 3/4 of the tank would alleviate this. If you are unfamiliar with the cycling issue, here's a link to a sticky from the top of this section of the forum that explains it:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

A 7g tank will not house two goldfish for very long, but that's another issue.

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-25-2010, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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The tank has been set up for well over 4 months now and i cheched about 2 weeks back all my water is fine no probs with that thankyou.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-29-2010, 11:06 AM
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Goldfish are huge waste producers and a 7 gallon tanks is way too small for them. Common goldfish get really big. Have you tested your water for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates? I would suggest that you start with testing your water. My guess is that you may have a water quality issue.
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the water is fine the goldfish are small and have been

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-30-2010, 08:03 PM
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Not to beat you over the head with the same thing but the tank is to small for the fish. They maybe small now but there insides will continue to grow when there body will not because of the tank size which will cause a slow painful early death for them. As far as the way they are acting it makes me thing even though you checked the water a week ago it does not mean that it is fine now. It is good that you are doing the water changes you deifinatly need to keep them up.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-01-2010, 10:48 AM
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I would think that you would have to do daily water changes just to keep the nitrates at a tolerable level with a 7 gallon tank. Of course, that's if the tank is cycled. I'd be curious to know what the actual parameters are.

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