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Brandon Taylor - 2013-01-02
I just bought a large oranda, I think he is about 2 years or older. He is about 5.5 inches and has a large wen. His wen covers his eyes and as much food as I have givin him I am concerned he isn't able to see the food and isn't eating. Any suggestions ? I'm using goldfish flakes. -thanks! :)

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Abbie - 2013-01-01
I got two fantail fish for Christmas but one died, I cleaned  the tank well but now the other one just sits out the bottom do you no why? Please help x

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    What size tank? Filtration?  You may want to have the water tested, a local pet shop will normally do it for you if a water sample if brought in.  Was the tank cycled before adding the fish?  Air stone in tank?
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alex rodriguez - 2013-01-01
is it normal for an oranda goldfish's wen to be bigger than the goldfish its self

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    Yes it happens.  Every fish is different.
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Pamela Howard - 2012-06-11
I noticed that my redcap was missing it's eyes...what a shock. There are only 5 fish in my 55 gallon tank. The other fish 1 Moor 1 Khoi and 2 bottom dwellers are all fine. Is it a internal parasite, I'm stunned.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-12
    Could have been a bottom dweller.  What do you have?
  • Roy - 2012-12-30
    It is not very advisable to keep koi carp with gold fishes although some people say it is safe. if koi is not fed properly they will eat up gold fish eye. Eye will not be missing until it is severe fungal / parasitic infection.
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Anonymous - 2012-12-30
My black moor goldfish is beginning to develop gold markings. In fact it has more gold than black colouring on its body. There is a second black moor in the tank and it doesn't seem to have the same problem. Can anyone tell me why this change of colour.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-30
    That is totally normal.  Black is not a real stable color with goldfish.
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shelly - 2012-12-03
I just need a list of things for my new black moor tubbles please :]

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-03
    Are you talking about supplies?
  • shelly - 2012-12-26
    yes
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melissa sartin - 2012-12-23
I just purchased 2 calico goldfish to put in my 50 gal tank. I have 2 black moores in there also,but they keep picking on the calicos, easpecially the littler one. They chase it by its tail. Is there a reason or are they playing?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2012-12-24
    Keep an eye on them and see if it gets worse or if their fins start looking torn up. You may want to put some floating plants and some ground decorations to help give them places to hide. If it gets worse you may want to separate the fish.
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Rajesh - 2012-12-21
Hello, I have a fish tank, its dimensions are - length=3 ft, height = 2 & 1/2 ft, width = 1 ft. How many fan tail gold fish can i add in it ? Can it fit 4 of them ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-12-21
    Sounds like about a 25 - 30 gallon tank? Adult goldfish really need a minimum of 20 gallons per fish, but as juveniles 4 could work. Just plan on getting a bigger tank as they grow.
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Brittany - 2012-12-11
So I have a black moor goldfish along with a common goldfish and an oranda in my 30gallon aquarium.. The other morning I went to feed my fish and noticed that one of the moors eyeballs were gone!! I was shocked. The next morning the other one was gone too!!! Is this common?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-12
    That does happen.  Moors are slow swimmers and can't really get away from faster swimming fish.
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JJ - 2012-08-09
Ok.... You are all freaking me out! I bought 3 little goldfish (they were babies, tiny and black) for my 5 gallon fluvial chi tank. My two young daughters loved my male beta and when he passed after 4 years, I thought I'd quickly replace them with these 29 cent feeder fish. It is now four years later and these fish are huge! Two of them are close to 4' (before the tail) and the third is about 2'. I feel bad as they are in such a small tank (I read here they need 10 gallons per fish?!!) but there is no way to get such a large tank to fit anywhere. Since they have already thrived so well for 4 years am I harming them by keeping them in a smaller tank?

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  • Ginka - 2012-12-07
    You stunt their growth, cause stress and they will get deformed eventually, from trying to grow. You have to get a bigger tank or give them away.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-08
    You really should get a bigger tank. 10 to 20 gallons for them would be good and actually give you and your kids the ability to enjoy them acting more like they are suppose to.
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