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dorissa - 2012-05-03
I have 2 black moors, one has white spots and missing a back fin. I bought ick med, how long before actual results, and how many times do I feed them a day?

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  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    Not really sure, the missing fin might be fin rot, (you can get a special tonic for it) or it might have had a fight with another fish. No idea what the spots are though.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-17
    Really depends on the medication that you bought.
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Anju - 2012-05-11
i did buy new 2 fantail goldfish last tuesday 8 May. My fish problem most of time he/she swim upper side of the aquarium and every 12 hours aquarium water change. Cloudly and my fish not happy he/she can't swim properly and I think fish very lazy or upset. I don't know what's a problem. Fish aquarium size 15 litre of water,fish size 1.5 inches. I am feed fish food properly -Tetrafin golfish crisps once a time everyday. Please help me. Please one more question how can find the fantail goldfsh male and female.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-11
    You are changing the water every 12 hours? That will cause a lot of stress and not give the tank time to adjust.
  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    Don't change the water every 12 hours, it will stress the fish out!
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armando avalos - 2012-04-22
I have a shubuckin. It shares a tank with 3 koi. The last few days my fish has just been at the bottom of the tank not moving. He will move around to eat but after he goes back to the bottom. He usually is a very active fish. Can anyone help me? I'm worried

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    Try adding some peas to it's diet may be constipated.
  • analiza - 2012-04-25
    My pet shibukin stays at the bottom too, after I have cleaned his aquarium. Yesterday he was fed a lot that he had lots of 'popo' in his aquarium. The water become yellowish. I'm worried that I forgot for about 2 weeks to clean his aquarium which may be add to his inactive routine.The rooms temperature too, risen up to 36 degree. Please help me about this.
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john woods - 2012-04-23
I have a Red Orando. It is about 4months old. Lately it has been getting a fat belly. Am I feeding it too much? I feed it small amounts twice a day (sometimes 3) or is this just my fish growing quickly? My tank is 3ft.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    They are normally a bit plump.
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vic - 2012-04-20
I just hope you will get lucky with lucky because I just went through a lot of the same thing with my little goldfish. Sadly we lost the fight. We had most of what you had except I did not think we had droopsy. Mine was a 29 cent fish food fish also. We had 2 of these guys the other seems O.K. for now. Mine had popeye and never got rid of it and he was blind but seemed O.K. Last week he got fin rot. I just changed out their tank (washed rocks, a no no) and all of a sudden he was in his last hours sitting on the bottom and couldnt stay up right. He went over within 24 hours so it sounds like you may have a better chance if yours is lasting this long. My heart goes out to you and it sounded so much like what happened with ours . Have you checked out fish T.B. he sounds like this might be whats up. From what I read he might be able to live for a while but I do not think there is a cure and after they get so weak adding to much meds and total water changes are very hard on them. I will say a prayer for your baby and let us know if he starts doing better.

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Nami - 2012-04-19
How long can a black moor live in a ten gallon tank before it needs a bigger tank?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-19
    A black moor will usually go about 4 inches as an adult so your 10 gallon should be fine for his life span. Some black moors have been known to get up to 10 inches - so if your little guy seems to get really big pretty fast - you could go up to a 15 or 20 gllon. But 10 gallon should be fine for at least a couple of years, possibly forever.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    If it is just the one Black Moor you will be good till it passes. The biggest concern with any goldfish if proper filtration.
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chloe - 2012-04-19
I have 2 red cap oranda fish and others but I was just wondering if any one could tell me do they get white lumps on their head and were do they lay their eggs under water or on the side of the tank? How big are the eggs when first laid? I think they have only been there a sort time. What should the eggs look like?

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Katie - 2010-03-04
Just as this website explains above, comet goldfish require filtration and aeration just like other aquarium fish. They shouldn't be kept in bowls. A full grown comet will require a minimum of a 30 gallon tank. Even a small 1 inch goldfish shouldn't be kept in anything smaller than 2 gallons, and that's for only one comet TEMPORARILY! If you're really wanting to keep a fish in a bowl, I would recommend a betta. Although they actually prefer a warmer temperature (78-82 degrees F), they usually live at room temperature with no problem. They will not require filtration as long as you change out the water once weekly (make sure you are using "conditioned" tap or well water or spring water, and make sure it is at about room temperature so as too not shock the fish). Bettas are also different from most fish in that they do not require aeration. Bettas actually breathe from the air/water surface. Keep in mind, however, that you can only have one betta per bowl/tank. *If you get a female betta (shorter fins), you can sometimes keep more than one per bowl/tank, but keep in mind that should the fish begin to fight, you will have to have a second container to separate them.

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jake - 2012-04-12
My comet was a copper color and in the past month he's developed bright orange spots on his sides. Is he ok?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    As they age they do change colors and can get different patterns.
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Kaya Penelope - 2012-04-02
Aquarium Filters? I have a 44 gallon tank. I use a 'Penguin Bio wheel' filter for a 50 gallon tank. I only have one black moor in there but even with frequent water changes the water is cloudy within 4 days. I sink her food, which is a mixture of peas, flakes, bloodworms and nori, and want to continue doing so. Also, I don't have gravel at base, there are river rocks and pebbles that tend to trap the crap. This being said...any suggestions on a better filter? Would a better filter even work?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-03
    Go with a canister. test your water too. Is this a long established tank? May be going through it's cycle.
  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-04-09
    Thanks Jeremy! I got the tank in August 2011 so about 8 months old. She has been the only fish (large Black Moor) for the entire 8 months.
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