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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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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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