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post #11 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
but he swims fine and givs a happy go lucky attitude he only gets stuck right after i feed everyone other than that he won't go near the filter and scavage for food or occassional i do watch him rest under one plant.i'm hoping the move to the new house didn't stress him out
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post #12 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 06:11 PM
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Hello ashtreelogger;
Jaysee suggestion is a valuable one. He is right a healthy fish would be able to avoid the current from the intake tube. Have you thought of using some type of medication??
Is you water in the right temperature range for the fish ?

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post #13 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
i did have medine but i got low and had to go out and find more but couldn't .i wasn't sure if it discontinued or what but i was that brand on the comet and he got better wirhin a month.i did do a proper water change yesterday and the water readings were fine.

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post #14 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 06:25 PM
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If there that weak then I dont think medicine can fix that.
Could you turn down the filter a bit?? I have to do that in my 3.5

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post #15 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
how do you do that? the filter is ment for a 75 gallon tank i'm using it for 45 gallon i have an air pump ment for 180 gallons i keep for the airstones. he does swim to the top of the tank to follow the others for food and attention and i make sure everyone gets their share it's just the filter intake tube that is bugginf me.this happened 3 times all rigt after i feed them

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post #16 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 09:59 PM
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That is pretty strong, amke you get a get a filter that is better for the goldfish. Are fantails the ones with long tails?? I cant remember which is which right now.

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We're not picking apart your grammar, were saying that you should put periods and comas and use capitols letters to make it more legible. I cant understand that.
I'm not saying that my gramar is better then yours, because it most likely isnt. But at least make an effort. Nobody can get mad at you for doing your best. And you even said your being lazy.
Periods and Comas?!?! That sounds terrible! (Commas )

But seriously. If your fish arent very big the filter that you have for your 45 might be too powerful. Foam around the down tube or replace filter with something a little weaker. Expect to change your water more though. Goldfish are naaaaaasty.
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post #18 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
>.< and i bought that filter so it could help maintain the goldfish tank better i didn't think it harm them.the black moor and comet are doing fine those two avoid even when they swim by it my poor little white faintail. he is the smallest one in the tank the black more is the biggest and the comet the second biggest.

funny thing is when i cleaned the tank it wasn't that dirty only thing that was making a mess was the dust i failed to get when i added the gravel in i barely saw anything filthy in the goldfish tank it's only a week old

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post #19 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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That is pretty strong, amke you get a get a filter that is better for the goldfish. Are fantails the ones with long tails?? I cant remember which is which right now.
yeahthe fantails are the ones with the long flowly fins like this one which ironicly is the color of my fantail that is getting caught in the filter he such a beatiful little fish i didn't think a filter that is ment for a 55/75 gallon tank would harm him i wanted to take extra percaution with them this time bigger tank a better filter a few airstones. Google Image Result for http://www.fancygoldfish.org/images/fish/fantail/fantail%2520white_LRG.jpg
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post #20 of 25 Old 09-05-2012, 07:42 AM
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While it is a strong filter for a tank of that size, I agree it is necessary for goldfish. I have two of those filters, and I do find the current can be strong for small fancies. A piece of aquarium foam/sponge on the intake will help a bit, but I have a feeling the water outflow is also pushing the weak one down. Try using a baffle like this one Step-By-Step Filter Baffle to slow the torrent a bit.

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