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micheala taylor - 2011-02-15
Hi I bought two pearlscale fish a week ago and one of them my little nemo sits at the bottom of the tank no eat hardly, hardly swims please help!

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  • David Brough - 2011-03-28
    Check your water for ammonia and nitrite especially if the aquarium has not been set up for a couple of months or more. It could be that your biological filter is not working properly. Also, you could try a prophylactic treatment for ich. Other than that, check the temperature for extremes. If only one of them is having problems it sounds like he/she is either ill or stressed which may get better with time.
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-20
    My baby fish swims round and round with its head up is this normal?
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Fiona - 2013-10-05
Hi, I've had my tank for almost 2 years, I have a comet, shubunkin, a pearlscale, 2 orandas a lionhead and white and red goldfish, they are all healthy, happy, playful, greedy fishes. Over the past couple of days I have noticed a yellow kind of mucus on the shubunkin, it's not on any other fish and doesn't seem to bother him at all, no flicking or rubbing it doesn't appear to fit the symtoms of anything I've re about, any one have any ideas what this could be, appreciate any help?

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grace - 2013-09-16
I just got my goldfish and I don't know much about them! But I am wondering why they always are at the top of the water? They will swim to the top and sorta stick their mouths out and go 'pip pip' it almost looks like they are trying to get more oxygen but I dont know! I'm sure some of that is normal, but what about all the time?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-19
    Goldfish will often get oxygen by gulping air at the surface of the water. It sounds normal to me! Putting a bubbler in the water may help to create more oxygen and your goldfish may feel less like he needs to get it at the surface, so if you are worried he is doing it a bit excessively you could try a bubbler.
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Linda W. - 2005-05-23
I just bought 2 Ryukin Goldfish--calicos. They are so pretty!! I have them in a 2.5g tank along with a yellow mystery snail and a "sucker" fish. They all seem very happy! I hope I have better luck with these than I did with my others. These are very colorful and very fat! I didn't know what they were until I saw this page. The fish in the picture looks just like my fish!! Wish me luck!


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  • Steve - 2013-09-09
    If you don't have better luck with your fish, it is because one calico ryukin goldfish needs 20 gallons to prosper and can live up to ten years.. and then add 10 gallons for each one after that... two would need a minum of a 30 gallon tank.
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Gina - 2013-09-09
Hi. I have two bubble eye gold fish in a tank and I've noticed the past two days that one fish, who has uneven sized bubbles, has been acting a little strange. He has been floating at the top of the tank which initially made me further investigate. It appears as though the larger bubble is bothering him? It seems as though the bubble is getting in his mouth... I'm concerned that this could affect his eating. It hasn't yet.. But if anyone has some insight it would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-10
    These fish can have challenges swimming, due to the bubbles and also due to swim bladder disorders. Keep an eye on him, and if he continues to have problems floating to the surface, try adding some frozen peas (skins removed) to his diet.

     
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Charlotte - 2013-08-30
I have an outdoor pond and I put 3 Shubunkins in it. One morning, all but 1 were gone. Most of the plants were in the filter for some reason so I thought the fish were in there as well but could never find them. Does anyone know what might have happened? Also, I constantly have to get them out of the filter. How can I keep them from swimmiing into the filter? The net catches them so they don't get hurt but I would like to keep them out of there.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-31
    It is possible they died and are hidden on the bottom of the pond? Have you scooped around the bottom to check? Or, they could just be hiding really well in the plants?
  • Tammy - 2013-09-04
    Sounds like a raccoon may have paid a visit to your pond.
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Sylvana - 2013-09-02
My bubble fishes mouth turned red. My grandfather fed him goldfish crisps. The water smells bad. What is wrong with my fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-02
    First, it sounds like you may want to clean out your tank and do a water change. I would change maybe a third of the water and siphon out any gravel to make sure to get any decomposing food and feces out. If the redness doesn't go away it could be a bacterial infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Also, don't feed your fish anything other than fish food!
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Marianne Jagga - 2013-09-01
I live in South Africa. Temp is currently 2 to 18 degrees C. Whydoes my coranda float upside down?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-01
    It sounds like the temperature is fluctuating quite extremely, from very cold to temperate. The equivalent in Fahrenheit  is 35.6 - 64.4 degrees. This is very hard on the fish. Perhaps you should get a heater and a thermometer and keep the temperature constant, and then see if your fish pulls out of it.
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Goldfish guy - 2013-08-19
Hey. I have black moors from Petsmart and they aren't egg shaped. Their body long. Is this something I should worry about?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-20
    I would only worry if they have physical symptomos of sickness (spots, streaks, etc.), act lethargic, won't eat, or don't seem to be swimming correctly. Their body shape alone shouldn't be a cause of concern.
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eddie mccarthy - 2013-08-13
I have 6 orandas in a 120 ltr tank all water test by me and pets at home are A1 they are all medium size. 4 of them I got 1 week ago and today the these fish with the very light caudal fin have very tiny speckled markings. I have never noticed before if they do or not they are not displaying any symptoms of white spot but I would welcome any helpful comments. Many thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    How are they doing now? Have the spots gotten worse? If there is any chance they might have ich, I would treat for it. I hope things have gotten better since you posted this!
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