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awesome - 2012-08-26
i am about to get a black moor do they need heaters?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Ideal temperature for your Black Moor is around 72 - 74 degrees.  They are pretty tolerant of varioation.  However, you are not buying a heater to quote HEAT the water as you are to keep the temperature consistent.  Could be 78 degrees in yours home during the day but go down to 65 degrees at night.  You don't want that kind of fluctuation.  So - yep, I'd get a heater.
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Dan - 2012-08-25
My sister just bought 1 oranda and 1 red cap oranda and the normal oranda has developed blackening around its dorsal fin and gills. Also the both have become lethargic. We think the aquarium filter is a bit powerful but we havent had the time to replace it. *the normal oranda was orange and white originally and has developed the blackening over the past few days. Please help as we dont know what to do!!!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-25
    Could be a bacterial issue.  Easily treated with medications if that is it.
  • Toni - 2012-08-25
    Hi Dan..When we got our oranda 2 years ago he was 80% black w a little bit of orange and over the course of a year he lost all of his black and became completely orange. Just recently he started turning black again. So I think your fish is just getting his black color again. RE them being lethargic...try giving frozen blood worms. It will help them poop. When I give mine only the pellets he seams to get lethargic and swim bladder. As soon as I give him the blood worms he 'process' it pretty fast and has a lot more energy. Hope this helps and good luck!
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eve price - 2012-08-25
I have 4 fantails one is extremely large now. They seem to stay static for quite a long time. I nearly threw one away once as I thought it was dead dying, but they swim quickly away when you go near the tank. Are they just resting,

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-25
    These fish do tend to no t move as much as most.  Check water levels, but they are probably acting normal.
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Josh Keaveney - 2012-04-21
I had several coments in a tank together... I got them all at the same time from a store for .13 each... every morning I wake up and theres at least 2-3 dead?? I have checked everything and its all in the perfect range... the temps perfect... they are showing no signs of stress... scales, tales, and eyes all look perfect... they are perfect looking fish??? I just dont know what to do?? I was wondering if they could have a disease from the pet store? I treated the tank with Tetracycline... and havent lost anymore since I have done this... Any ideas what could be wrong?? Thanks, Josh

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-21
    These comets normally come in horrible conditions and a lot of the time full of disease. They are mass shipper primarily for feeding other fish.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-25
    These fish are breed in mass quanities and a lot of the time in poor quality and used as feeders for larger fish.
  • Dan - 2012-08-24
    It could be that you added to many fish at once and therefore the ammonia levels shot through the roof. This may have caused your fish to die of ammonia poisoning.
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Li Na - 2012-08-24
I have 2 Redcap Orandas and the first 2 days I got them they were healthy but after a few more days they didn't eat their food. Someone told me it was probably because of the water, so I changed the water and added conditioner. But they still wouldn't eat their food(which is like tiny round brown stuff). They don't swim much, all they do is stay in one place.

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Alyssa - 2010-03-06
I have two bubble eyed goldfish, while one is an excellent swimmer the other always floats to the top. I think it may be because his bubbles are too big for his body, but I feel so bad for him. Sometimes he even gets flipped over onto his back. :( I don't know if there is anyway I can help my poor little fishy. Any suggestions?

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  • Kiley - 2010-03-08
    Hello,
    you say your bubble eyed gold fish is having some bad problems humm....
    I have a bubble eyed gold fish her name is bubble and she has perfect bubbles.My advice to you is you ither go to Big Al"s and get fish treatment aquarium water conditioner its for tap water and can also heel infectinons.We have 4 fish and put it in each tank.
    hope your little fishy gets better Kiley
  • Dakota - 2010-05-26
    If everything else fails....Gosh, I hate so much to say this but maybe you should try popping the bubbled so when they grow back they are smaller.....I really feel horrible for your fish and I don't like telling you to do that but if all else fails you have to try :(
  • Momoko - 2010-07-08
    Hello! I hope my reply isn't too late... but are you sure that it isn't a simple swim bladder disease? It causes flipping. It can be avoided by feeding your goldies one or two cooked green peas (without their skin). A day of fasting before feeding peas does help a lot too.
    And I wouldn't try to pop his bubbles on purpose, the risk of infection is too high IMHO.
  • Elise - 2010-12-23
    Like Kiley said you should ask a person cleaning the tanks at a store that sells fish if he can help you.
  • corli - 2010-12-30
    Hallo alyssa
    I have exactly the same problem. Did you get any information for the problem?
    corli
  • ososeksi - 2012-08-22
    your fish needs to fast...drop a few peas in the water...i put the fish net in the water with the peas and the fish to help from floating all over the place until he gets better.
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Mich - 2012-08-20
Guess wot! Carlo my dragon eye was missing today! wtf how does a fish go missing! Well it seems he jumped out and was hiding under the fishbowl leg for at LEAST 2 hours, he musta kamakazed. I was at work, lol I CANT BELIVE HE IS ALIVE. Michael did a bit of rescues, he wasn't breathing when he saw him in a pool of water so he prodded him and he jerked. Michael put him in the water and moved the water through his gills.....my clever hubby saved him xoxoxxo AMAZING Carlos is even eating................I hope he survives!!!!!Michael took water out of the bowl so hes not tempted to do it again, he is a little quite down the bottom of the tank hmmm :(.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-20
    Amazing - takes a little creativity, smarts and some reaction and all things are possible.  Hope all is well.  Pat Michael on the back for me.
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arvin - 2012-08-12
Please help my fish's scales are falling of. What's that about, is it a disease or something?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-13
    Check you ammonia levels.
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Patricia - 2012-08-10
I have a black moor gold fish that is just over 10inches long and still appears to be growing. About 1 year ago I bought him a new tank but width wise I dont think it is wide enough although he seems happy. The length of the tank is approx 3ft long,he does have a companion who swims by his side always.Both fish are happy Im just worried the black moors will get bigger than the tank and if this happens I will have to find him a new home,something I dont want to do. Is it possible he will grow longer? I have hours of fun and relaxation just sitting watching them along with my husky pup.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    If a fish will fit in another fishes mouth - it will be considered food. 
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maria112 - 2012-08-04
I was cleaning out my fish tank then when it was time to put the fish back in I was trying to on the filter but it did not work so I put water in it but it still did not work.what should I do?

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