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Deku 07-29-2009 11:41 PM

Goldfish questions!
 
Should one actually do this? YouTube - goldfish punch oranda
I saw this video and I was awestrucked. Is it possible to have a bond like that with a fish?

aunt kymmie 07-30-2009 12:07 AM

Handling your fish will damage their slime coats. I don't see bonding in that video clip; I see man-handling. Not advisable. :-?

Lupin 07-30-2009 12:30 AM

I am speechless.:shock: :shock: :shock:

Deku 07-30-2009 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 220271)
I am speechless.:shock: :shock: :shock:

theres more videos like these o.O and they boast that you can handle them o.O like this womans goldfish actually follows her hand when its in there and if she doesnt get handled she rams into the glass. o.O

Deku 07-30-2009 02:14 AM

Is there any form to bond with a fish?

Deku 07-30-2009 02:24 AM

Btw >> your flickr pics are cute <3 -hugs- <3 ;o

Lupin 07-30-2009 02:42 AM

That video was going overboard, Deku. I would never handle a goldfish like that. A fish can be handled but do it gently, not roughly like the video showed. My goldfish like to nibble on my fingers but I would never go to the point of handling them roughly. Goldfish are intelligent creatures. Mine were able to recognize me and had my watonai and fantail not started approaching me immediately after I returned them to the 75g, the new comet and shub would still cower in the corner as they are still ridiculously shy but with the appearance of my old goldies, the new ones were able to join the fun and able to face me without panicking around.:lol: I bought my watonai and fantail last May and they had garnered at least 2 inches in size since I bought them and they were already attached to me.

Deku 07-30-2009 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 220294)
That video was going overboard, Deku. I would never handle a goldfish like that. A fish can be handled but do it gently, not roughly like the video showed. My goldfish like to nibble on my fingers but I would never go to the point of handling them roughly. Goldfish are intelligent creatures. Mine were able to recognize me and had my watonai and fantail not started approaching me immediately after I returned them to the 75g, the new comet and shub would still cower in the corner as they are still ridiculously shy but with the appearance of my old goldies, the new ones were able to join the fun and able to face me without panicking around.:lol: I bought my watonai and fantail last May and they had garnered at least 2 inches in size since I bought them and they were already attached to me.

o.o my friend showed me that. Sorry Dx iam sorry. Dx but if you can handle them. What do you mean gently? can you "massage" their bellies? Pet their head softly?

Deku 07-30-2009 02:57 AM

Btw with ping pong pearl scale goldfish... what other goldfish can I mix with it? I dont have any goldfish yet...and for some odd reason even Iam offered a saltwater aquarium with everything. but oddly...iam attracted to the goldfish... o.o

Lupin 07-30-2009 03:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Deku (Post 220296)
o.o my friend showed me that. Sorry Dx iam sorry. Dx but if you can handle them. What do you mean gently? can you "massage" their bellies? Pet their head softly?

You can massage their bellies or pet them on the head softly. The one on the video was just very rough. If you notice some white stuff floating around, it indicates their slime coat is already peeling off and you should stop handling the goldfish once you see it. Damaged slime coats leave them more prone to secondary infections.

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Originally Posted by Deku (Post 220299)
Btw with ping pong pearl scale goldfish... what other goldfish can I mix with it? I dont have any goldfish yet...and for some odd reason even Iam offered a saltwater aquarium with everything. but oddly...iam attracted to the goldfish... o.o

You could try ranchus, lionheads, bubble eyes and celestials as their tankmates. If you opt to go with bubble eyes and celestials, make sure none of your decorations are abrasive enough to damage their eyes.


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