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kate - 2013-03-01
I have just bought a black moor goldfish and it is just at the bottom corner of the tank and keeps floating on his side. Is this normal? It is the first time I have had goldfish and I left the tank empty for a week before putting the fish in. Thanks kate.

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  • yacamo - 2013-03-12
    did you cycle the tank before you put the goldfish in? You should, or the goldfish might develop 'new tank syndrom'. You can, ofcourse cycle the tank WITH fish in it, but its not reccomended to do so with GOLDFISH. Also, even if you can do this with goldfish, sick goldfish/stressed goldfish might be too stressed from that. You also might of just bought a sick fish! Can you return it? It also might just be stressed, and they stay at the bottom of the tank when they are stressed- like mine, but mine swims around too, but not floating or anything, he seems healthy.Im not sure about yours, is it eating? Does it ALWAYS stay down there or sometimes? Do you have airiation, and a filter, these are neccisary.
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-04
    Is your goldfish still acting like this? Is he eating? Does he look like he's getting spots or losing scales anywhere? It could be any number of things depending on his symptoms. Have you checked the temperature of the tank or the water quality? Goldfish usually do okay in most water conditions but these are things you can check if he still seems to be having trouble.
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Elise Piasecki - 2013-03-11
My bubble eye girl, Samone, is preggers I think. She is fatter than the guy who I originally thought was a girl, Angel. How should I care for them? We will be on vacation when the eggs will hatch, most likely.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-11
    That's exciting. There needs to be very leafy plants, like Anacharis or Cambomba types, for the eggs to adhere to when they spawn. The challenge will be that shortly after the eggs are laid, the parents will begin to eat them. You could try putting spawning mops and lots of plants, making sure there is lots of dense vegetation, so that some of the eggs may drop out of reach of the parents.
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Hesh - 2013-02-25
What's all those prices on shubunkins, i just bought 5 at wall mart, @ $1. 88 ea. And they are fine in a 25 gal. Tank. Here in n. E. Pa.

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  • David Brough - 2013-02-25
    The prices are current prices for stores that sell online, except PetsMart, which is included for reader information. Prices vary widely depending mostly on the size of the fish. Its good to know you got a great deal from Walmart! No?
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sabrina - 2012-12-01
Help! my black moor has whitish color on him. His fins are shredded and he is swimming sideways then ok, then swims fast too the top swims down then sits on the bottom for ages struggling to sit straight. What's wrong with him??? I have had him for two years he is in a two foot by 1 foot tank on his own with a good filter can anybody help???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-01
    Animal World has a page of various diseases symptoms and the corresponding treatments for fish.  Follow this link and look up the symptoms as you see them on your moor and the corresponding treatment is there.

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/information/Diseases.htm
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-01
    Sounds like fin rot.  Add some salt to the tank.  Can also get medications for it as well.
  • Sam - 2013-02-23
    my fish used to have the same problems. how many fish do you have? their could be a illness in the water. they sell droplets at almost any petstore after I got the drops my fish look great the spots are gone and their fins grew back.
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Aliranger40 - 2013-02-13
cool, i have a blackmoor goldfish for 4 months names pitchy. his the most friendliest and most peacefull blackmoor i ever met, he minds his own buisness just floating teher peacefully, with his goggly eyes just glaring at me. i feel sorry for him coz he cqn not get bullied but sometimes get pushed around a little by my comet and shibunken. i think pitchy is my fav out of all of em coz he has fins that look s silky and soft, and its like his eye has a picture of a solar eclipse in it, its just awesome!

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barry - 2011-03-08
Hi, I'm thinking of getting a 100 litre tank for tropical fish.
I want it to be colourful and with strange fish. Can anyone help me with ideas picking the fish and what are compatible?
Many thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-14
    Really depends on the type of set up and equiptment you plan on using.  Filter size, warm or cold water, brackish or fresh water, time that you have to care for the tank?
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Cass - 2011-06-21
Hello everyone,
I am a longtime fan of these fish from the time I was a little girl. I'm older now and have the means to keep them properly and not kill them:) Ok so my questions are...since these fish are happier in cooler temperatures and from what I have read keep their black color when kept I these temps and don't turn the bronze color...is this true??? Either way true or not I want to try and provide the ideal enviroment for them. Does anyone know of a water cooling type system for goldfish tanks???...My room temp only gets to 74-75... And if anyone has any tips for keeping them beautiful and healthy plz let me know ...thanks alot

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-13
    Hello I have the same problem I used quarter of a packet of ice this seemed to work well
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sandra elkin - 2013-02-13
Hi I have 4 orandas, two gold and two white, the white ones seem to spend a lot of time at the top of the tank its a Biorb - when I go up to the tank they come and dance for me. The gold ones don't seem to go to the top as much but one of them spends a lot of time hovering on the bottom. Is this normal behaviour.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-13
    Hmmm... it could be normal. Does he seem to be eating and swimming normally? I'd just keep an eye on him. As long as he's eating and doesn't show any symptoms of illness there is probably nothing to worry about.
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ananya roy - 2013-01-23
Hello, I have two goldfish with white spots on their tails and also some parts of their body. I have separated them in a hospital tank, but cannot determine if it is fungal or protozoan infection. It is like white grains on their body. Their eating habits are normal, but they are less active now after I have separated them. What should I do? Please help! Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-23
    Sounds like Ich my friend.  Can be treated with aquarium salt and raising the temps.  Ich can also be treated with numerous Ich meds on the market.
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Jorge - 2013-01-21
Hello I have 2 young veiltails (about 6 cm) in a 18 L nano tank, it has an air pump and filtering by gravity (with activated carbon). Can I care for those fishes in that tank? Thanks!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-22
    Two of these fish should be fine in an 18 Liter Nano Tank. The general rule is for every inch of fish you should have 1 gallon of water. These guys usually only get to be a little over 2 inches when full grown and so that tank should be just large enough to accomodate their full grown size. I wouldn't add anymore fish though.
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