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Emilly - 2011-09-10
Hi I got my telescopic eyed Goldfish and her name is Bow, last night just before I went to bed I checked on her and she seemed to be resting in the bottom corner? Was she just resting or sleeping or is something wrong with her ..... she seems to be fine when I feed her and then she is fine ..... I hope she is okay?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2011-09-12
    Well, if she seems fine most of the time, she probably is fine. But I would keep and eye on her just to be sure. Staying in a corner all the time would indicate something's wrong, like the water quality is bad, or another fish picking on her.
  • Anonymous - 2013-06-26
    I have a similar problem with my little fish, was slim like a shark, now has a big belly, rests in the corner. We have had our horn snail laying eggs and I think little fish has eaten some! I'm really worried about my little fish. Is there anything I can do? I changed the water and two days later he has a big belly and resting on the bottom. It takes little gulps at the surface, but not eaten food!
  • Anonymous - 2013-07-07
    Your little fishy may have swallowed some air when eating food, considering he/she has a big tummy. You should feed your fish frozen peas, not flakes or pellets, which may make the fish's stomach fill with air. Hope I helped! =)
  • Gary - 2013-08-11
    Hi, I have had a few globeyes and 1 has died. My 1st fish 'Horatio' had his problems at the start but he got through them. With regards to your fish resting on the bottom, they do rest from time to time and do sleep for a while, so don't be worried about that. The fish's belly will grow large due to its breed. Make sure the water quality is good and do regular changes with the recommended solutions.
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teresa walker - 2013-07-21
I have a blackmoor, shubunkin, and a comet in my tank. They all go through phases of racing about the fish tank then they go docile. They all get on though. Is that normal behavior? I change the water weekly but my blackmoor just seems to prefer to be on his /her own. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    Do they seem healthy otherwise? Do they eat and swim normally most of the time? If so, they are probably ok. Watch for signs of lethargy, reduced eating, or other physical signs of illness.
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Mary Lou - 2013-07-06
I have to put my shubunkins out of my pond and into a aquarium. How do I put then safely into my aquarium? I want to make sure they will live I have no choice I am moving so I need to put them in a aquarium but I don't know the best way to adjust them to the different water.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    The main thing you should be concerned about when transferring them is water temperature. Try to make sure the temperature of the aquarium water is very close to the same as the pond water. Do you have other fish in your aquarium? If not, you may want to just put the pond water into the aquarium so that you can be sure your fish won't feel shocked in new water. To transfer them use a large net if you have one.
  • Mary Lou - 2013-07-19
    Thanks my Shubunkins have been in my 120 gallon aquarium for 5 days and they are doing great. One of them is doing really good but has trouble getting to the top for food. She was fine in the pond, could she be pregnant or trying to adapt to the aquarium?
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Kira - 2013-07-17
I have a 180 gal pond with 2 aerator/filters and live plants. There are 7 2'-3' goldfish in it that I have owned for the past couple of years. I recently bought 4 more goldfish at the store. One ended up having fin rot and is in a hospital bucket receiving medicine. 2 of the new ones are happy and perky. The other new one is extremely lethargic. It swims normally when it decides to swim, but mostly finds the places with the least current and just floats. It does eat. I managed to catch it (which was difficult) and examined its scales and fins for any obvious problems and didn't see any. All the other fish are still happy and frisky, and I haven't seen any of them picking on the lethargic fish. Any ideas about this little guy?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    Maybe you should isolate that fish as well. Consider medicating the water and just watch for a couple days to make sure it doesn't develop any signs of a contagious condition? And if he seems to be getting better, then put him back in the pond.
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Mary - 2013-07-15
Hey I have a question about this type of fish... we normally have regular goldfish so it's still new. We just bought it but it seems to sit at the bottom of the tank. Just seems weird. We will feed the fish and it swims to the top to get food and sinks back to the bottom. Is this normal for this kind of fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    Hmmm, well it if it eating and swimming normally then I wouldn't worry too much. Just watch and make sure no new disturbing signs arise.
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Wutt Yee Phyoe.333@gmail.com Phyoe - 2013-07-14
My fish has a white water (maybe) in her bubble, she can't swim. What will happen to her bubble?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    How is your fish now? It's possible her bubble will heal itself, but if it's too badly damaged she may not recover. If she can't swim then she won't be able to get food very well or get enough oxygen.
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tina - 2013-04-02
I have 2 red ryukin goldfishes, one is male and other is female i got both of them last year. I didn't put any plants in the tank but everyone says she's pregnant. How do i know? I also noticed he's been following her around in a 5 gallon tank. Can someone tell me what to do?

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  • zebraz - 2013-07-08
    Buy an aquarium large enough to hold 2 ryukins. 40 gallons should be a good start.
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jackazell - 2013-06-21
try cutting up little bits of lettace or spinnich. it worked when my goldfish was sick and dying.

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Renee Barnhart - 2013-06-19
I have a lionhead goldfish that is rather large. The top part of his head (that was solid orange) has started to lost color. The fish doesn't appear to be sick or act sick but it just looks weird. Should I be concerned?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-21
    I usually look for signs of illness before I get worried. I watch my fish for spots or red streaking of course, but if they are eating... looking and acting normal, then it usually isn't an indication of illness. Color changes do happen, especially in goldfish, and are not always the result of illenss. I would watch for other things as well.
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laura dropps - 2004-01-04
I got my Black Moor Goldfish a few months ago and I absoloutly love him (as do my cats, who watch him like most watch T.V.). I named him Othello which I thought was only fitting... He has alot of the gold metallic colouring and looks as though he was only glazed in black- very handsome. My friend has several goldfish which are HUGE, and I did not realize he would get that big too! Thanks for the info on your site, I am getting a much bigger tank and hopefully a bigger, happier fishy.

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  • tasia - 2013-06-03
    (your fish sounds very handsome) but make sure when you get a bigger tank you have to take on full responsibility and make sure what your doing.
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