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conner dakin - 2012-02-26
Hello,
I have only had a few normal goldfish but I fancy looking after shubunkins I obviously want to give them a good life and look after them properly can anyone give me tips on how I can do this please ?
thank you,
conner

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-26
    Good start. What you need to do is ask questions - here is a good place and I expect folks will answer you. Also, read - read the above article and anything else you can on Goldfish and Shubunkins in particular. People will have some helpful hints and the Animal World article above provides you with all the basics.
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Shai - 2012-07-19
Hey I am getting a black moor and I am hoping for the best. I think they are very cute and I have always wanted a fish. Please tell me if should get one of these kinds of fish...

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  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-07-20
    I think you should but I am partial to this type of goldfish. Just make sure you have all the 'stuff' first-adequate sized aquarium and filter, large buckets for water changes, different food types (Black Moors tend to be 'bottom feeders') and patience. I have learned much about this type of fish over the past 2 years.....they are pretty awesome.
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Joanne - 2012-06-25
I have two black moor goldfish and one has developed a whitish patches all overe (not whitespot) also his fins seem to be held in. Has anybody got any advice?. Thank you.

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  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-07-20
    Maybe it is a fungal infection of sorts? I have a 3-year-old Black Moor and once upon a time she had a whitish spot and I used aquarium salt for her water. I believe it is 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons of water but read the directions as every product is different. Also-don't put it straight in tank. Dissolve it in water and put in when you do a water change. Good Luck.
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heather - 2012-02-18
I have 2, 1 1/2 inch shubunkins, about 1 year old. Their tank gets very stinky within 2 days of cleaning it and I make sure it is clean. Partial water changes do no good. Could the filter be too small for the tank. I bought it at the pet store, says great for 2 fish. I need help for Birdman and Lil Wayne !!!Thanks for your time :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-19
    Because the filter says 2 fish - it doesn't mean it will work for your two. Shubunkins have a lot of excrement and will dirty the water faster. They are goldfish and they have no stomach so what they eat comes out after the use the mainerals to maintain themselves. Two fish - maybe two guppies or two tetras but goldfish including your shubunkins are different.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-19
    You may also want to look at getting ammonia bags for filter.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-17
    They have drops you can get if it is an algae bloom. If that isn't it, try a bigger filter. Maybe over feeding?
  • bob - 2012-03-17
    My shubunkins are realy small and have been that wat for months now , I also have a medium comit at about 6cm. I recently lost some fish after an infection after I purchased a fish from a pet shop.The fish I have now suddenly seem weeker but I treated the water with medicine so they didnt get the disease and did a 70% water change.They are swimming slower , going to the top a lot (but the water is well oxigenated) and sometimes lying under the fillter ( which is working well).They aren't\t folding there dorsal fins and don't appear to have any other symptoms. I'm baffled as to what is wrong. Does anyone know what the problem could be and how to treat it.
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-17
    That happened to me , it is probably a algi problem in the water.Icoverd my tank for 2 days and let in no light then did a 20% water change and it cleared right up.
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Jamie Vickers - 2012-06-18
I just added a calico telescopic goldfish to my school of two comet goldfish. They love her! She is so sweet and adoreable that I just want to reach in and rub her pretty little head. I named her Miss Fancy Pants. I never thought I would LOVE a fish.

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joelle wingell - 2012-01-18
my shebunkin fish keeps sieving from the top (like gasping for air) alot????
what is wrong, i don't know what to do, please help. thankyou.

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    Daniel Poh Soon Han - 2012-07-17
    I am using a rectangular aquarium (130 liters). Now, I having seven Ryukin Goldfishes inside the water tank. It is too many goldfishes inside my water tank?

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-17
      It will end up being to many as they grow!  Make sure to have an extra large filter! Goldfish produce a lot of amonia!
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    Tina - 2012-03-21
    I just got 2 common goldfish and I also got 1 blackmoor goldfish but lately I've noticed that one of the common goldfish will go under the blackmoor goldfish like he is nibbling on its fins. Is this common in goldfish and can I add other kinds of fish with them...

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-28
      Welcome!
    • Tina - 2012-03-27
      OK thanks, Jeremy
    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-22
      they are just interacting. As long as it's not bothering the black moor.
    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-22
      You can add more if the tank is large enough. The filters will need to handle the extra load as well.
    • riley - 2012-04-23
      NOOOO! you cannot put a black moor with a shubunken fish! You can only put some types of fish with a black moor and one of them is not shubunken .
    • Tina - 2012-07-11
      Why what would happen if i did put it with a shubunkin goldfish. I looked at the fish on yahoo and they don't look like mine but I want to make sure that I don't decide to get one if I wanted one......
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    fishman38 - 2012-07-01
    I have two telescope goldfish in my tank and they were fine when I left for town and then when I got back they both had one eye missing. What would cause this happen? I just did a water change today then there eyes gone. I have other gold fish in there but they have all gotten along and never fight

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    Mandy - 2011-12-10
    Hi, I have had a fan tailed goldfish for about 5 years and he was very healthy, my tank is 18'' x 12'' x 12''. I recently bought a comet to accompany my original fish and they seemed to be doing well together.
    Today I noticed that the fan tailed fish appears to have fin rot as his fins are looking very tatty. Also the comet seems to be 'bullying' the fan tail and the fan tail seems scared of him and is hiding in the corner of the tank. Please can someone advise me what to do.

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    • Sal - 2012-04-17
      I had a comet for 3yrs, it was a beautiful pick in color, happy little thing it was, right up until I thought why not add more fish, looking really empty in there with just 1 fish (big tank) so I bought 6 of the same, and my gums did my fish panic and get scared of the new arrivals. The other fish, being young where picking on my fish, and shortly after my fish died, felt like my friend had died, so word of warning, if your gonna introduce fish, do it one at a time, over a period of weeks to months.
    • Megan Flynn - 2012-06-15
      From what I understand, you should never mix fancy goldfish (such as your fantail) and straight tail goldfish (such as your comet or common). The fancy goldfish can not swim as fast to compete with the comet. If you told the fish store that you already had a fancy, they should have never sold you a comet to put in that tank. Maybe some people have the experience where they can mix the two, but I wouldn't take the chance if this were my fish.
    • Suzanne - 2012-06-25
      I have been devastated this week with the loss of my two beautiful 2-year-old Comets. I recently had my 700-gallon pond cleaned and decided to add some additional Comets. I guess that was a bad move, because they were unhappy to have small companions, or enemies, and now all I have are the little ones I introduced to the mix. I had never had a problem adding fish in the past, but I guess the two-year-olds were content to have the pond to themselves.................there were seven large fish in there at the time that the lily pads died off last winter and five of them disappeared...............bird food, I suspect!
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