10-13-2006, 12:28 AM
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Welcome, Swing! I am glad to hear your fish are surviving. cycling your tank does take a bit of time, just be patient.
Goldfish thrive in cooler waters, with lots of oxygen. We have already determined that you may have over crowded your tank, but since you cannot take them back: in addition to awaiting the tank to be cycled correctly, try to use a 'more than adequate' mechanical filter on the tank, and add extra aeration ( a bubble wall perhaps?) to the tank. Although the fancy-tailed goldfish (like the black moor) don't care for lots of current in the tank, the over-crowded tank will be better off with more oxygen. The current, caused by the additional aeration bubbles, will provide the extra oxygen that goldfish thrive on. :) Good luck to you.