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post #41 of 57 Old 08-24-2012, 09:07 PM
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Every feeding. He'll get the fiber he needs from the veggies, and the nutrition he needs from the pellets. Spinach and kale are good veggies. Cucumber, too. The greens you feed your dragon will also work.

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post #42 of 57 Old 08-24-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I feed him mustard turnip carrots and squash.
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post #43 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 03:15 PM
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A "wen" is the tissue on the head of an Oranda or Ranchu. Sometimes it covers the eyes and makes it more difficult for the fish to navigate.

Hey! "Allaboutfish"! How come your sister can make you buy a fish, but not make you change the TV to watch what she likes to watch? Don't blame her!! Also, as I recall, you bought some angels online and they sent you too many and that's why you were having space issues in your Cory and lemon tetra tank last week. How come you are buying more fish when you don't have enough space for the ones you have?

I think it's important to keep people honest around here.

So anyway, How did we get from one goldfish to four? As I see it, one little mistake simply means you turn around and take that fish right back where it came from.

I would ask Allaboutfish to reread this entire thread. I agree that it is all good advice, but I doubt it will be acted upon with sufficient speed to do these fish any good. You were all supportive and nice. I applaud that, but I doubt the fish will benefit from your diplomacy and tact.

Goldfish are pondfish. People who successfully keep them in tanks keep them in BIG tanks. People who do well with them in tanks, do HUGE and FREQUENT water changes. It isn't difficult, it's just physically demanding and it has to be done. Week after week after week. After week. After week after week. No one mentioned that goldfish can and ought to live a good twenty years. Probably longer. A British fish named "Tish" who was won at a carnival in the late fifties died at age 43 in the early nineties. That's a commitment, yes? Four or more HUGE water changes a month, twelve months a year for 43 years. . . because you said "Aww, how cute" at Walmart and bought a fish on impulse and now we're all sitting here giving you advice. Take it back!

Many people say, "I'll keep this fish in a twenty gallon tank untill it out grows it, then I'll upgrade.
But what usually happens is that the fish dies a year or so before you thought it was time to upgrade.

I like to be optimistic and often I am, but this was just an impulse buy and this young forum member should really be spending his or her money making life better for the fish he already owns, rather than taking on a monstrous multi-decade mega-gallon project all because of one uncalculated decision.



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post #44 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I have them in a 55 with lots of filteration an I do 50-75% water changes weekly. I decided against keeping all of my angels. I'm selling 2 to correct my stocking issue. Ive read a lot about goldfish.
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I didn't have a Cory and lemon tetra tank. I had an angel tank I wanted to add some Cory's and lemons to
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post #46 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 03:26 PM
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Mine are in a pond and they are fine. so most likely alot of space
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post #47 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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I stand corrected. So how big is the goldfish tank?



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post #48 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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55 gallon.
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post #49 of 57 Old 08-25-2012, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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and theyre all fancy varieties.

they arent eating the turnip greens :( also one is just laying in the pot all day and the other is at the top all day until feeding time. i have plenty of aeration and params are ammo-0 and nitrites-0 i couldnt test nitrates bc i didnt have my phone.
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Sometimes it takes goldfish who have been pellet fed all of their lives little while to get used to eating greens. Try fasting them for a few days.

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