Got to admit meerkat I would have likely bought both rather than leave one on its own "unless I didn't have the room of coarse" so you did the right thing Will post some photos of my bunch later Linsay I think you have seen them on fc but will take some recent ones and post them too.
Thanks, Goldy! You would have laughed if you'd seen me in the fish shop yesterday: Serpie was in a tank with one other telescopic fantail, and I was really worried about the poor little thing being left on his own once Serpie was gone. And I always say goodbye to them when I leave for work in the morning...
Thanks Goldy, i love having the tank in my room. They are like company and they become part of the family and a talking point! They are certainly not considered 'only goldfish' in my house Everyone at home seems to take an active part in caring for them when i am away from home with work or James, one of my family makes sure their light is on or off at the right time, though they generally don't feed them as they have come to hear from me it's dangerous if they get overfed
Can I just say ladies how refreshing it is to hear you chat about your fish and how much you are enjoying them and value them because you normally hear the opposite "oh they are only goldfish" as if they don't matter, so keep up the good work
Thanks Meerkat, Poppy enjoys looking at the fish with me and eating their flake food
Update, on the Tetra Granules-they all love them Just gave them a small sprinkle last night to see and they really enjoyed them, so i gave them a Tetra Pellet each for breakfast (which they have turned their noses up at everytime before and i end up getting them out with a net) but today the Orandas could fit them in their mouths and were sucking them like a sweet for ages until they were gone-they usually spit them out
I think that now that James bubblehead has come along Egg fish is more competative about his food and they have eating contests-the Shubunkin is above this childish behaviour
Hi, If it's noticeable that food is exiting through the gills then there's a problem - either the food presented is highly distasteful to the fish (I've lost count of the times I've discovered out-of-date/mouldy flake food being fed to "problem" fish!) or they have a genuine ailment which requires some sort of treatment. In the latter case, it's time to ask a vet's advice, as I've had fish with throat tumours do this and there really is no remedy which doesn't involve veterinary treatment. The best thing to do is have a vet take a look at the fish, if possible, so they can assess the condition. They might discover a piece of gravel/plant etc. in the fish's throat and end the problem in a two seconds! It happens like that more times than you'd imagine!