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Kay - 2012-06-23
I have a black moor he had a problem he floated on the top and couldn't get down in the tank. I checked the water and found. oxygen level was only 2 black moors need 7 to 8. I got a better sir filter and he is happy now

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Alfred Minio - 2012-06-04
Soo I have a 50 gallon tank with 2 large common goldfish I've had for about 3 years now, 2 black mores, 1 pleco, 1 blue gourami, and a very small common goldfish I got recently. My problem is one of my larger and older goldfish has been laying on the bottom for 3 or 4 days now, and he won't eat. He looks beautiful and he'll perk up and shush the other fish away if they get too close. He'll tolerate the other large one sometimes but for the most part he's just been laying on the bottom and against the side of the tank. All my other fish in this tank seem to be right as rain. Is there something wrong with my fish or has he just become territorial?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-05
    He may be constipated. Try feeding some peas. Constipation will make them behave like that.
  • Alfred Minio - 2012-06-05
    He's moveing around a little more since I posted this but I'll give it a try anyway, just regular old peas from a can?
  • Bill - 2012-06-08
    Hi just a little of subject. I have a question about your fish, we recently had to start over because we brought a fish home and it must have been sick and it died four days later and then our common goldfish which we had for 4 years died 9 days later. Anyway my question is I notice you have common goldfish along with a black moor. I have been reading they don't make good companions because the common are much faster and at eating time the common get most of the food, how long has yours been paired in the same tank and do you find this to be true or do your slower fish seem to get enough to eat?
  • Bill - 2012-06-08
    HI, not sure if your fish is laying on bottom because of a illness, but as my previous ,comment we lost our very active,(3) beautiful 4 inch common golds due to an illness. First signs of our fish being ill was their back fins were not up like usual but layed down on their back and they layed on the bottom most of the time until they passed with occasional movement. Ours later developed tail rot so that may be something to look for, you might run a water test to check levels, petco does them for free if you don't have the equipment, sometimes high amonia levels cause fish to act this way and need to be corrected asap with water changes. Good luck!
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Taylor - 2010-02-07
I have a Common Goldfish. First I thought I had a Comet Goldfish, so then I named it comet. I have my Common Goldfish with my Shubunkin Goldfish and my black moor fish. Their name's are Madea and Obama. Thanks to this web site, I learned more about all of my fish. Thank you all so much.

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  • anonymous - 2010-03-18
    lol
  • Bill - 2012-06-08
    Just a quick question for you, we recently started our tank over due to having a sick fish and then his sickness wiped out all our fish, anyway my question is I noticed you have a slower fish (black moor ) with your common fish and shubinkin. I have been reading online its not a good idea to combine them beacuse the faster fish get the most of the food and then slower fish don't get enough to eat. How long has yours been combined and do you find this to be true?
  • Sam - 2012-06-19
    Well really if you had a disease fish take out all of the other fish as soon as posible and I have a 1 gallon tank and my goldfish is happy!
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Veronica - 2009-02-14
I love my Fantail, he/she is definitely one of my favorites, I have quite a collection of fish going right now, but my Fantail is my favorite to watch and he/she is just so gorgeous! This site was very helpful. I didn't know much about them. He/she will get very good goodies in the near future!

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Maeve - 2012-05-17
I have had my black moor for just over a week now. I looked at it this morning and it seemed to be stuck behind the plastic plant so I moved it. Then he started to float to the top of the tank and it coudn't swim down at all. I moved it in to another tank on its own. We added 'Tetra Medica General Tonic' and hoped it would work. Still hoping.

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  • Zir - 2012-06-11
    You certainly need a feteirld tank for the black moor. Goldfish of any kind are one of the dirtiest fish kept (waste-wise). I bought a 3-gallon feteirld system for a black moor, only spent about $30 (at WalMart); the tank kit had everything except fish and water, was octagon-shaped, so it looks cool, too. Even came with some sample food, although I recommend just going ahead and getting some fresher food. Black moors are fun to keep. Good luck!
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lily west - 2012-04-04
My comet is getting a bit of black around his bottom fin. Is it natural?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-05
    Perfectly normal.
  • Chelsea Nichols - 2012-06-03
    If your fish continues to turn black, as if it is spreading, that's not normal. I bought feeder goldfish from Petco once and I picked one out because of its pretty black tail fin and gold body. Later that week I noticed black on all of his fins, around his eyes and still spreading. I called Petco and explained and the guy told me that sometimes fish catch this disease nicknamed the 'fish plague'. He said there is no known treatments and that experts aren't even positive whether its a parasite, bacteria, fungus, ect. He said basically that my fish is going to continue to turn black until he is completely black and then he'll die. I was like 'Thanks' sarcastically of course. Why are they knowingly selling sick fish? Anyway, eventually I started to notice black spots on the fins of my other previously healthy fish, so just keep this in mind.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-04
    Tes that is common.
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amber reed - 2012-01-19
I have a bubble-eyed fish and him/her bubble has deflouted and partly turned black, then after a week or so it turned completely black. After that the other bubble did as well. It's been at the top of the tank ever since, she/he has never ate. Now she's dieing I think

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-19
    It's very curious that her bubbles are just turning black. Usually these goldfish get caught in the uplift tube of the filter, and that damages the bubbles. But if they are freed they can usually recover. It sounds like a disease rather than a wound, you might try treating the tank with Melefix.
  • anne - 2012-02-26
    Hey Amber the same thing is happening to our fish, except he/she is sitting in the bottom of the bowl. One of her bubbles is turning black. Did your fish survive and if so what did you do that helped.
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Ashly - 2011-02-07
Hi I have a bubble eye that has gone quiet on the bottom of tank and it's not its usual self, usually we find them dead not long later so we think it's sick. My partner has separated it from others and she read something about putting a little salt in its water.. is this normal practice for a sick fresh water goldfish? She used table salt is that right or should it be Epsom salts? :(

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  • AliceinWonderland - 2012-03-14
    I don't think salt is for goldfish. That is for sea turtles. I think your problem is too much amonia in the water from overfeeding. You need to take out half your water and put in clean water. Repeat this a few days later. Also the pump should be running in the tank for 10 days before you first introduce goldfish.
  • KayWow1226 - 2012-05-18
    Hello, check ur fish for any weird growth or fungus, which may be a sign of sickness. Do not use table or Epsom salts! Aquarium salts are available in most pet stores. Make sure ur water temp and ph is normal too. Water temp should be about 60 degrees. Bubble eye goldfish don't swim well and if their bubbles are to big it could be that it can't see very well or at all. :-)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    If this is a common thing for your tank it may be a water quality issue. How many fish and size of tank?
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-13
    Does anybody know where I can buy some bubble eyed goldfish prefer Auckland
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Blob - 2012-06-11
My shubunkin fish has like a see-trough blob on his tail and his tail is kind of crooked although Im not sure whether this is because it has this boble on his tail. Otherwise seems fine. Been on holiday so might be stress. Please does anyone know what's the matter?

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Gabriella - 2012-05-07
I've had my 5 comet gold fish for over 9 years, in a 40 gallon tank. I have one 9 year-old Cory Cat in there as well. I recently bought them a different type of fish-food (TetraFin - Goldfish flakes), and they literally started dying one by one. I started treating them with the 'Melafix' medicine I bought from my local department store, it hasn't done anything. Also, my tank is very old, about 12 years-old. But, I haven't the money to get a new one.

They've lived peacefully and happily for years. I don't know why they are all dying. I've had them since I was a child, and seeing them all go like this makes me sad.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-07
    Why did you treat with the Melafix? Could just be dying of old age if they are all around the same age.
  • Gabriella - 2012-05-07
    I thought that they maybe had some-sort of common goldfish disease. Several people told me to treat them with Melafix to see what happens.
  • LUCY - 2012-05-17
    Is comet gold fisih ok with calestail gold fisih?
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