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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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  • Anonymous - 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.
  • 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.
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!

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?
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 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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lorraine - 2011-05-09
I have a lion head goldfish and it has growths on both front fins. Is this normal? Does anyone know what this could be? I would be greatfull for any help. He is about 9 years old and lives in my outside pond he. He is a good 10 in or more I dont know how long they live.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-09
    I tell you one thing, your goldfish is about as big as they get. Not too many grow to 10 inches so he must have had really great care. Now for the white spots. Sounds like ich which is treatable. Click on Fish Diseases and Treatment and scroll down to symptoms. Ich is there at the top and white spots on fins is a symptom. There is also the recommended treatment listed. Now if the spots are cloudy or webby looking it might be a fungal infection but again it is treatable. Goldfish normally live 10 - 15 years but 20 years isn't unusual but there is a record breaker who is now 43 years old. Take a good look at the description of symptoms and I believe you will have your answer. Good luck and let us know.
  • Clarice Brough - 2011-05-09
    What kind of growths? If they look like grey or white cottony patches, it could be a fungal infection. Not sure what other types of growth they could be.
Anonymous - 2012-06-27
I got 'Fat Freddy' in April for my birthday. I was wondering is it normal for him to swim upside down or float? He does this quite often, more than once I was worried he was dying.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-28
    No this isn't normal and usually caused by diet.  The good news is he will probably be fine.  He could have swim bladder disease or just be really constipated.  You can feed him some peeled frozen peas which will help if constipated and i would switch foods.  You can read more about both swim bladder and constipation (two great topics there) on Animal Worlds Article Fish Disease and symptoms.  Just click on this link and the article will appear and you can scroll down to swim bladder.  How's that?
  • Kristi Jones - 2012-07-24
    Thank you, we had an anchor worm infestation not long ago. Tank, fish and plants have been treated. Appetite has been fine, fish haven't been rubbing or showing signs of distress other than Freddy swimming upside down and floating. Is there a certain kind of food I can get him from Petsmart??
Elana - 2011-01-18
I have two fishes.. They are so active usually
But one of them has been acting lazy looking like
She lost her balance and stays at the bottom always...! It's been two days
I'm so worried.. Please let me know what can I do .. I don't want her to die.

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  • Claire - 2012-07-13
    You should probably take that fish out of the tank and into a smaller tank. This is called 'Quarentine' (I think thats how you spell it) Try this for 2 days and if she still dosn't perk up then take her to your local vet. because it sounds like she has a disease... :) Hope this helps!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-14
    May be constipated.  Try feeding it some blanched peas.

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