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Megan Flynn - 2012-06-06
Hello All, I'm really glad that I have found this site! I have two questions: 1) I have just recently (in the last year) lost two of my goldfish (1 comit and 1 Shabuken) and have one lone common in my tank. He is rather large (~3-3.5 inches). I was wondering, would it be advisable to get another, young goldfish with him, or do you think that he will be aggressive with a strange/smaller fish?   2) When I bought my comit and common goldfish, they both were white with large orange spots. After about a year or so, the orange started to fade and become completely white. Although I do like the white fish, I really like the white and orange. I have read that the orange color tends not to be stable and will fade. Is there any why to keep the orange spots, say, with certain food or lighting? Thank you for any advise you can give me! Megan

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  • Sophie penney - 2013-03-18
    I had a goldfish for about 8 years and he was probably around the same size... I thought since he was getting old it would be nice for him to have company... So i went put and bought 2 more goldfish! Within 3-4 days the 2 new fish had died amd started to kill the old one! I dont know if they were sick or what but i advise that you wait till the old one dies:) good luck
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chris - 2009-11-25
I have read of another type of shubunkin goldfish, named the american shubunkin. Couldn't tell you what the difference is from other shubunkins, but I do know they were bred around the same time as the London shubunkins (1920's).

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  • Leo - 2013-03-14
    I'm not sure if this answer would be what you're looking for but I'll give it a shot. Many hours of research, I came across a few sites showing the different types of shubunkins. Most sites relate to the Bristol, London and the American. A few others did specified on the Fantail shub., Blue shub., including the shubunkin calico Comet and the final and most interesting was the cross breed that looks like a Fantail and/or an American. I love all the shubunkins. I have three Fantails and one London and I had a Sarasa Comet that resently died. I only dream to have a Bristol which is not available in my area. Leo
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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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    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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