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I have an unusual question about my goldfish, hope someone can answer it
Old 11-22-2009, 10:45 AM   #11
 
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Hey thanks bearwithfish, I'll be patient. Sounds like Lupin is the goldfish man.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
 
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And I'm so inpatient that I just sent Lupin a PM to chime in on this.
He's the go-to-guy for all things goldfish.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:46 PM   #13
 
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so did i.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:58 PM   #14
 
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Thanks so much you guys! It's really helpful of both of you.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
 
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no problem :)
hope he hurry up.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:48 AM   #16
 
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Hi,

I just got back from my bout of flu again.

Adiumroot is right. It's not often the fin kinks would cause a fish to flip upside down. The main cause usually is air which fish can consume when they eat foods that include air as they ingest them in the process. This is a primary reason why I do not feed my fancy goldfish flakes, floating pellets and freeze-dried stuff anymore. What do you feed your fish?

Unfortunately, Kiwi does look stunted especially with its eyes looking largely disproportionate to its body size. Growth is inhibited usually by release of growth hormones in response to stress. Until the stressors are removed, the constant growth inhibitions may eventually result in stunting. A few things that influence growth spurts is abundance of food supply, stress-free environment by maintaining clean water and less than crowded conditions. Even genetics play its role here in influencing the growth potential of your fish.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:45 AM   #17
 
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Lupes- Thanks for getting back to us. When you say a "bout of flu again" does this mean you've had it twice? Yikes, feel better soon!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:08 AM   #18
 
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Hey Lupin! Sorry to hear about you getting the flu twice! It's really bad these days, be careful and get better!
Also thanks for your wise words.
Although they were disappointing to hear I kinda already figured what was coming.
My fish definitely have an abundance of space right now. But maybe it's the swim bladder problems that can be adding stress then huh?
I've been feeding my goldfish mostly flakes, just recently adding blood worms to their diet. I never thought the flakes were a problem since none of the other fish would swim upside down, but it makes sense as well, Kiwi is a little different than my other two. But usually when I do feed them flakes, Kiwi usually hangs around the middle of the tank waiting for the flakes to drift down. Kiwi is a slower swimmer (I'm sure because of the tail fin) and the other two are usually the ones taking their food down with large intakes of air. So I'm kind of confused as to why Kiwi would have swim bladder problems if she never eats her food with air ?
What I'm also worried about is the competition for food in my tank. The largest one usually gobbles up most of the food. Is there any way I can ensure that Kiwi especially gets fed a larger portion?
Any recommendations for their diet? Anything I can do to reverse the effects of stunting? Thanks so much everyone!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:10 AM   #19
 
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Hi,

I just got back from my bout of flu again.

Adiumroot is right. It's not often the fin kinks would cause a fish to flip upside down. The main cause usually is air which fish can consume when they eat foods that include air as they ingest them in the process. This is a primary reason why I do not feed my fancy goldfish flakes, floating pellets and freeze-dried stuff anymore. What do you feed your fish?

Unfortunately, Kiwi does look stunted especially with its eyes looking largely disproportionate to its body size. Growth is inhibited usually by release of growth hormones in response to stress. Until the stressors are removed, the constant growth inhibitions may eventually result in stunting. A few things that influence growth spurts is abundance of food supply, stress-free environment by maintaining clean water and less than crowded conditions. Even genetics play its role here in influencing the growth potential of your fish.
So what exactly should one be feeding their goldfish(s) ?
What do you feed yours ?
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #20
 
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Lupes- Thanks for getting back to us. When you say a "bout of flu again" does this mean you've had it twice? Yikes, feel better soon!!
Yes, it came back barely 9 days after I recovered from my first.

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So what exactly should one be feeding their goldfish(s) ?
What do you feed yours ?
Mostly gel foods which comprise Mazuri gel powder, Knox gelatin, acidophilus, calcium, multivitamins, sardines, vegetables, etc, and sinking pellets. Bloodworms, shrimps, extra aquarum plant cuttings, mosquito larva and occasional earthworms also add a nice compliment to the meal. My choice of pellets are Hikari Lionhead. I keep mostly orandas, ranchus, crown pearlscale and lionhead myself so the additional protein from Hikari Lionhead encourages their wen to accelerate a bit. Saki Hikari is another good brand to have around.

Pond types can do better on floating foods than fancy types as their GI tract is not as compressed as the pond types such as shubunkins have.
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