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englandbloke 04-19-2007 10:54 AM

Goldfish question
we have had our pond now for more then 10 years and in them 10 years the goldfish in the pond seem to be turning white. ive never realy takin much noticed as they are all healthy and they keep breeding. but now i want to know. so any1 got any ideas

Falina 04-19-2007 12:45 PM

When I was a little girl my mum had goldfish and I remember quite a few of them turning white as well. I've no idea why it happens unfortunately, but they all went on to live for a long time afterwards, and it certainly didn't affect their health so I don't think you've anything to worry about.

englandbloke 04-21-2007 05:45 AM

any1 got any ideas then

Lupin 04-21-2007 06:16 AM

What are your water parameters and what food do they eat? I was under the impression they do change colors as they develop and depending on the diet they eat.

lioness501 04-21-2007 07:24 AM

all goldfish r capable of changing colour throughout their lifetime. my dad has a silver 1 and hes turning gold. its completely normal, and probably in the genes i would say.

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