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darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 6/4/2009 12:20
Re: New fish #41
Yeah the codwater dude (I call him quattro as he has 4 orang spots lol) is the main concern. I've e-mailed the person selling the tank and hopefully get a reply soon. Will the fish have to remain in this small tank for like another week as i've read that cycling fact sheet and it takes around a week to do/start the cycle.

I'm thinking of taking my fish and giving it to the local pet store until I can get a proper tank and cycle going.

hmmm tropical are pretty the similar besides the heater bit. You've got me thinking now.

Oh few I thought the eye was "burnt" or something due to the water, after taking a closer look I can see the black pupil? moving around meaning its ok :D

Yeah i'm thinking that also as she never mentioned anything about a nitrogen cycle, or water conditions, how lame!

- I wish I had paid attention to my biology classes as we had a section on fishes :(


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 6/4/2009 11:38
Re: New fish #42
I think i'll give the 100L tank ago as it comes with the tropical fish bits n bobs too. Like eagleC said if could always find a pond when it outgrows, I never knew that could grow so big I thought they would remain more or less the same size it is now.

Jaybird, i'd love to give tropicals ago, but i've heard they are hard to maintain and its always better to start with coldwater ones?

cathie, i'll move it to a bucket until I can locate a bigger tank.

Thanks for the advice....anyone know anthing about the two different eye colours?


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 14:30
Re: New fish #43
Thanks for the info, yeh i'd still love to keep this fish its my first ever pet. Im going to have to convince my mum to allow me to keep a bigger aquarium downstairs. If not I will either try and rehome it or give it to this great aquatics store i've found. I know I have to move pretty quick as when I first saw the fish in the shop it was super maybe over active which is the reason I got it but now its not doing much, poor thing.

What would you say to a 100ltr tank for this fish? I've seen one going for cheap on ebay and there is possibly one location where it could go in my room (would have to get rid of my music keyboard) and it comes with heater and light and some other ornaments. Not that i'll need the heater for the goldfish.


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 14:04
Re: New fish #44
Got it to work nice one mate! Heres the other picture.

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darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 14:02
Re: New fish #45
I'm using the "attach file" feature. I upload one file then another and then just submit the whole reply.

I just double read your list and found out its 30GAL, I accidently took it for 30L. I'm re-thinking about keeping the fish now as my small aquarium is in my bedroom and I have a box room. I can't see anyway of getting a 30gal tank to fit anywhere in my room. I can't put the tank anywhere in the house either as my mum is not too fond of me keeping a fish.

To tell you the truth when I spoke to the people at the pet store they said

4.4l tank is ok, change water every 2-3 weeks. They did not even mention an air pump that's something I just bought from elsewhere randomly. I feel bad for the fish now as its been in that small thing for 4 days :( Might have to let the fish go.

Thanks smiley will try what you advised int his post and hopefully it works.

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darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 13:50
Re: New fish #46
Ok don't think they uploaded again :( Last try.


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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 13:47
Re: New fish #47
The fact sheet has helped me alot, not very helpful people at the store I bought it from who said my little tank is ok for it. I'll have to get hold of another tank and won't be able to return this as they had a 24hour returns policy :(

I've tried to attatch the pictures again i uploaded them directly from my memory card, but this time i've copied them to my pc so hopefully it works. Also in the pictures you can see the red stringy poo. How often should I change the water? The fish was put in pure tapwater (treated with tapsafe) on wednesday.


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 13:26
Re: New fish #48
Thanks for the welcome and reply,

Right i'll keep the pump on 24/7 then. The fish is fed tetra-fin complete food for all goldfish(flakes). The fish is fed twice a day with a small pinch of the flakes. The tank is not very big, to tell you the truth i'd say its quite small for the fish. The pet store just sold me everything quickly without any advice besides "put coldwater in and feed twice daily".
It's a 4.4L or 1.17 gal fish aquarium.

I have attatched two pictures one of the normal eye and the other blacked out. Hope this helps to identify the problem. Thanks.


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 5/4/2009 12:50
Re: New fish #49
Oh dear, I never did this, I just bought the fish, put tap water into the bowl and put the fish in. This sounds bad as the fish is still excreting long thing red poo. What can I do now that the fish is in the water? I've got a plant in there would this regulate the ammonia concentration?

A few other questions if anyone can help:

- why is one of my fishes eyes black?
- What does a filter do?
- Is it ok to put another fish in with this one? (different breed)
- Does the air pump need to be on 24/7?

Thank You.


darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 4/4/2009 22:35
New fish #50
Firstly hellow to everyone, im simon and i've recently bought my first ever pet a japanese shubunkin. I'm not sure how old it is but it's around 5cm long. When i picked the fish out he was very active and since i've bought him home he doesn't do alot besides sit at the bottom of the tank.

Also he was coming up to gasp for air so I bought a air pupmp and he's ok now. I've also added a live plant as I read it is good for the water enviroment in recycling etc.

I feed the fish tetrafin flakes and have treated the water with bioactive tapsafe. However he is more active with the plant and water pump but still not as much as he was in the shop. Most of the time he's "relaxing at the bottom". This is my first fish and I am a pure noobie in fish keeping.

Right the problem is his poo is red, thin and long which 've read is not a good sign? Why is this? Is the fish ill? I have had the fish for three days now and used pure tap water on the first day with the tapsafe to eliminate chlorine etc.

Does my fish sound stressed, unhealthy or ill? I'm really worried about it and would like to provide it the best evironment possible. Thanks for taking your time to read this lengthy post.



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