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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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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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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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