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Marybeth Little - 2013-12-07
We've had our orange and white Orandas (x3) for a good few months, our first one has been with us around 9months, the smallest two for about 2monthe. Our eldest daughter loves fish so much when we asked her what she'd like for a birthday present her reply was, 'more fish peeese' :) so we took her to pets at home ( where we got the Orandas from) and asked what would be suitable to mix with our fish. Our tank is around 200L and we were told danios (the white variety) wouldn't take up much room, we're very comparable with other varieties of fish and that we could take up to 5 home. So our daughter picked the 3 she wanted and we took them home. That was a week ago, now fatty (named due to his size) has had his fins ripped to shreds! I'm mortified :( we've moved him out of the large tank into a smaller tank, but will his fins grow back? Will it be the danios doing this and will they move onto our other remaining Orandas? Please any advice would be greatly received. Thank you

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    I'm not sure why your oranda got its fins shredded, but definitely sounds like some aggression going on. Watch the tank closely and see who's chasing who. It could also be one of the other goldfish. And the good news, yes, the fins will grow back!

    Danios are generally not aggressive, but they should be kept in a bigger school than 3, 7+ is much better. If they are the aggressors, having a larger school should remove that threat as they will spend the majority of their time paying attention to their own kind.

     
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Richard - 2013-11-27
I have 1 blue oranda named Belle, 1 orange fantail named Girl, and 1 chocolate fantail named Chocolaté. Every time I go by their tank they rush to the corner waiting for me to feed them. Anyone else can come to the tank and they don't move from where they are at. As soon as I go by boom there they go to the top of the tank. Crazy little guys!

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kim - 2013-11-26
Hi there, last year I bought two small black moors to add to my large tank, I am not an experienced goldfish keeper by any standard, but five weeks ago my black moor laid a bunch of eggs. I was very surprised as I didn't know that they were a male and female, anyway, I was advised to remove the parent fish as they were eating the eggs and I have them in a smaller tank, many of the fry have died and the stronger ones are thriving. I just wanted to know when it would be a good time if any to put the parent fish back into the big tank?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Baby goldfish grow quickly. Possibly by the third week the parents could be re-introduced, though there may still be some risk, 4-5 weeks is probably better.
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Geraldine Bradley - 2013-10-10
Please help 6 weeks ago I bought a bigger tank. My black moor fish is now just lying at the bottom of the tank upside down and barely feeding I know changing tanks can cause stress but it's like he has lost the will to swim, I desperately want to help him but don't know how to......

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  • CHRIS GROBLER - 2013-11-14
    Hi there geraldine..ive got exactly the same problem..mine occured 3 weeks ago..I move the fish intoa breeding compartment for I did not know whether it was sick or pregnant...but its nit dying either..it swims when it wants and fast..but then its like its lazy and just lies there...if you get an answer please let me know
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ted - 2013-11-09
I have had a telescope eye goldfish for about 9 days now and it seems to have grown a penis, can anybody help me on this? Is this normal? It doesn't seem right.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Goldfish are susceptible to anchor worms, that may be the problem.
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Yvonne - 2013-11-08
My baby goldfish swims with its head up and goes round and round then drifts to the bottom of the tank.

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katie middleton - 2013-11-03
Hi there, wondering if someone could help me. I woke up this morning and one of my bubble eyed gold fish has popped both of her eyes and one of which was stuck in the filter. I don't know what to do to prevent this from happening again. I've also seen on the internet that you shouldn't put stones in the same tank as some may be sharp and pop the eyes, but on this website in some pictures there are stones...can I put stones in with my bubble eyed gold fish or will that make theire eyes pop? My bubble eyed gold fish looks like it is in pain with her popped eye...I feel like I need to do something to help, I am just not sure what.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-07
    I'm so sorry to hear about your goldfish and it's popped bubble eye. This does happen, usually from a sharp object in the tank or from the fish getting sucked up into the filter. You can treat with Melafix, it will help soothe the wound.and is a good deterrent for any type of infection (especially bacterial) that may try to take hold. The bubble will heal, but will never look quite the same. Rocks are fine in the aquarium as long as they are smooth, same with any ornaments. Putting a piece of nylon netting or sponge over the filter intake can also help. All the best to your fish!
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Lori B - 2013-06-15
Our family runs a catfish paylake. Today the oddest thing happened. Someone caught a beautiful veiltail goldfish. It weight approx 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. It is white and orange. We have no clue how it got there unless someone may have tried to use it for catfish bait or someone may have had it and decided they didn't want it anymore and released it into our pond. We need to find it a good home. Does anyone have any idea how much this fish may be worth? We know nothing about it! Thanks for your time and any input will be greatly appreciated!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-15
    What an interesting additon to your lake, but yeah, it probably was introduced. Goldfish are pretty adaptable in terms of temperature and water conditions, so can live in a wide range of environments. It will take someone with a large aquarium or a pond to house this fish, as they are dirty fish, putting a pretty heavy bio-load into a system. Still you can probably find someone to take it or buy it, or possibly a pet store.  Price is hard to say as these fish don't cost a lot. Usually they are small to medium in size  when sold, ranging from $3 - 10.
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-25
    Veiltail goldfish are very hard to come by. Most are sold at about 3' and range in price from $40 to $80 depending on specific type and the right buyer. If it happens to be an all white without the ryukin shape or telescope eyes please let me take it off your hands.
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JBabor - 2013-10-21
I am a pre-k teacher who is thinking about a classroom pet. I need something easy and fun. I was reading on a teacher blog about a pre-k teacher who got a comet fish. She seems to enjoy it. I am not sure if I should try a comet or a beta. Comet seems more entertaining but beta seems easier to care for. I think I have a small tank but I have no filter system and I would have to shell out the money. Beta all I need it a bowl it sounds like. Any comments appreciated. It is a big decision. Thanks.

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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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  • Anonymous - 2013-10-20
    My baby fish swims round and round with its head up is this normal?
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