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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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MudFrog - 2006-07-01
I have two goldies, Gibson and Flash, that are housed with three Dojo loaches. I have seen no agressive activity, unless you are here at dinner time.. and all I can say is "piggy, piggy, piggy! I first bought the goldies when they were 2.5 inches they are now about 4 inches and look like they are going to keep growing. Being the considerate fishkeeper that I am I first made internet inquiries about housing, feeding and life expectency. I have the group in a 50 gallon with two filters, one canister (rated for 125 gallon) and a sponge filter (rated for 125 gallon). I have several plants with my goldies... Anubias, Vals, swords, momosa ball and Cryptocornye Wendetti. They love to munch on Duckweed! Which is good because I have an abundence in my other thanks. I do not recommend them for first time fishkeepers, they need really clean water and large tanks. Most people can't figure out why they can't keep them in a 10 gallon, they are high waste producers and will end up killing them selves with out the proper care. These fish are a great source of entertainment and attention! As long as you treat them well they will have healthy happy lives.

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kye turnbull - 2013-05-09
Should I try to breed these fish?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-09
    They are easy to breed with the right setup, and it can be fun. Here's a quick over of Goldfish Breeding.
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