Forum for buying/selling/giving away? - want to give away my fantail
I am looking to give away my fantailed goldfish I've had for 6-7 years. She is now in a 120 liter tank on her own as her companion died last year. I am not going to continue keeping fish (assuming I can find her a good home).
If anyone in the South West of England (Wiltshire area) would like to give her a home, I'd be so grateful. She'd certainly appreciate company I am sure. I can supply the tank, filter and all accessories too if needed (for a cost). The fish (Flora) is free.
stuey - you should defintely test for nitrates - if they get too high they can kill your fish. Water changes should be doe everyweek, at least 25%, but not normally more than 50% (unless there is a real problem).
Silicates in water can also cause diatoms (brown algae).
Angela, the smaller fish is most likely male. He may develop breeding stars on his gill plates and the front edge of the pectoral fins. The other fish is likely female. Remember you need to test for ammonia and nitrates as well as Nitrites. PH is also useful to test.
shift the temp no more than 4oF per 24 hours until your fish has acclimatised. Remember your goldie produces much more waste than your trops and could poison them - make sure you do clean up if and when you introduce into tropical - its certainly not ideal, but better than nothing.