• Why did my goldfish jump out of the tank?!?

    Last week I bought two goldfish. They seemed happy in their tank and I kept the water clean. I also have a filter and I place where they can hide. I don’t understand why one of them jumped out and sadly didn’t survive. Will my other fish be alone? Why did it jump?
    Last week I bought two goldfish. They seemed happy in their tank and I kept the water clean. I also have a filter and I place where they can hide. I don’t understand why one of them jumped out and sadly didn’t survive. Will my other fish be alone? Why did it jump?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my sister annoyed that i use the betta bowl that she gave me for aquascaping? ( I'm 16)?

    Best answer: What a bizarre thing to be annoyed about when you are actually doing something interesting in life. Use the betta bowl for raising mini shrimps for feeding the betta.
    Best answer: What a bizarre thing to be annoyed about when you are actually doing something interesting in life. Use the betta bowl for raising mini shrimps for feeding the betta.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I stock a 10 gallon tank with these fish?

    I have a 10 gallon tank. I was wondering if I could have X1 betta X2 guppies X3 albino cory and maybe a few shrimp? I will have some live plants and cover for them to hide in.
    I have a 10 gallon tank. I was wondering if I could have X1 betta X2 guppies X3 albino cory and maybe a few shrimp? I will have some live plants and cover for them to hide in.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to temporarily house a common goldfish and a Black Moor Fantail goldfish together?

    Best answer: A few things you can do. 1. Get a 10-20 gallon storage tub and use that. 2. Treat the new common with a salt bath and add it to the 125 now. I had an oranda in a 40 gallon tank in a classroom once and someone added three common goldfish with no other place to separate them. They killed the oranda after about... show more
    Best answer: A few things you can do.

    1. Get a 10-20 gallon storage tub and use that.

    2. Treat the new common with a salt bath and add it to the 125 now.

    I had an oranda in a 40 gallon tank in a classroom once and someone added three common goldfish with no other place to separate them. They killed the oranda after about 10 days by constantly butting into it and harassing it.

    I'd never recommend keeping a fancy, especially one with compromised vision with a common wild type goldfish for any period of time after that. Some people do it I know, but I can't say I recommend it.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do people have goldfish actually have a bond/and or care about it?

    do you have a bond with it? a friendship with it? do you care and love for it? do you grieve for it when it dies? because i personally would just take care of the goldfish and wouldn't care too much if it died
    do you have a bond with it? a friendship with it? do you care and love for it? do you grieve for it when it dies? because i personally would just take care of the goldfish and wouldn't care too much if it died
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Help with goldfish! Please?

    Best answer: Yes goldfish are hardy and dont need a heater, so many people assume they are simple to care for.But the are some of the largest messiest fish available, Because they are hardy they should survive a fish in cycle. But the bigger the tank the better. even A large tub would be better then what you have. 10... show more
    Best answer: Yes goldfish are hardy and dont need a heater, so many people assume they are simple to care for.But the are some of the largest messiest fish available,

    Because they are hardy they should survive a fish in cycle. But the bigger the tank the better. even A large tub would be better then what you have. 10 liters is just much too small for fish. you will need no less the 75 liters, or a 20 gallon tank for one fancy goldfish. And a filter for double that.

    You need to add dechlorinator! fish can not tolerate chlorine, and you might also have chloramines, or heavy metals that need to be taken care of. so get a bottle of Seachums prime. It is concentrated, so it is a better value then it may seem.

    You will need to change 35% or so of the water once a week with a gravel cleaner. For the first 2 months, you should try to change it 2 times a week. Always add prime to the remaining water in the tank, or to the new water in the bucket before adding the water.

    And in case you saw the erlier post and were wondering, You can not remove chlorine by stirring the water! Goldfish need clean water! They do not thrive in dirty swamp water that a cow would swim in!
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Please help. What is wrong with my betta?

    My female betta had some white around her mouth so I bought some medicine at the store (Melafix fish first aid) and I gave her 9 drops of it everyday for three days. (It says a teaspoon was for 10 gallons so I dripped it into a teaspoon and counted the drops I counted 90 so then I divided by 10 to find out how many... show more
    My female betta had some white around her mouth so I bought some medicine at the store (Melafix fish first aid) and I gave her 9 drops of it everyday for three days. (It says a teaspoon was for 10 gallons so I dripped it into a teaspoon and counted the drops I counted 90 so then I divided by 10 to find out how many drops would be in a gallon-9) So after doing this my betta is not doing good at all she is on the ground breathing very heavy and she seems to have white and red patches by her mouth. I think she might die and I have no clue how to help her at this point.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Fleas? Help getting rid without harming fish!?

    Best solution for fleas in house? But one thats not harmfull to fish!!
    Best solution for fleas in house? But one thats not harmfull to fish!!
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I want a pet tuna?

    How can I get a pet tuna & breed them in my backyard? I want to make some home-made cat food for my cat for her birthday next month. thanks X
    How can I get a pet tuna & breed them in my backyard? I want to make some home-made cat food for my cat for her birthday next month. thanks X
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • We are getting goldfish and my 16 year old daughter just wants a single one. Will it get lonely?

    My daughter will be responsible for taking care of it too. No matter how much space or basic needs, it still won’t have socialization. All it will do is swim around and wait for the next feeding. Should I get an “only child” aka lone goldfish?
    My daughter will be responsible for taking care of it too. No matter how much space or basic needs, it still won’t have socialization. All it will do is swim around and wait for the next feeding. Should I get an “only child” aka lone goldfish?
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • What fish and how many to put in a 16 gallon freshwater tank?

    Best answer: Amano Shrimp would make good algae eaters for that size of a tank. They are also good at gently cleaning a plant of algae without hurting the plant itself. Many bottom feeders won't do well with your substrate, but Amano Shrimp should be fine with it. They also have low bioloads and so you can comfortably... show more
    Best answer: Amano Shrimp would make good algae eaters for that size of a tank. They are also good at gently cleaning a plant of algae without hurting the plant itself. Many bottom feeders won't do well with your substrate, but Amano Shrimp should be fine with it. They also have low bioloads and so you can comfortably have them in your tank. They will need to be fed, as they are such thorough algae eaters that they will quickly run out of algae to eat, so you can feed them sinking algae wafers or blanched vegetables such as Zucchini.

    Your tank size really only has room for one species of schooling fish. Some fish options include:

    One of the smaller species of Rasboras. They need at least 6 of their own kind. Mosquito Rasboras or Dwarf Rasboras would work well. They are colorful and fairly active, and are small enough that they won't overstock your tank or eat the Amano Shrimp.

    If your water is on the acidic side, you might also have good luck with Ember Tetras. These little guys also need at least 6 of their own kind. As long as the water is slightly acidic they aren't difficult to keep.

    If you keep the tank below 72 degrees, you could try White Cloud Mountain Minnows. These attractive fish are sub-tropical, so need temperatures of 60-71 degrees. They are a schooler that should have at least 6 of their own kind. These are extremely hardy fish.

    Beckford's Pencilfish are another option. These are mostly top dwellers. They need at least 6 of their own kind, and are quite hardy.

    If your pH is 7.0 or higher you could add in an ornamental snail, such as a Nerite Snail or Mystery Snail to add more variety to the community tank.

    Some low light, hardy plants:
    Java Fern, Anubias species, Cryptocoryne species, Marsilea, Bacopa species, most mosses, and Hygrophila species should work out well.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Cloudy fish water??

    I’ve had my male beta fish and snail for a few weeks now and there in a 10 gallon tank with about 6-7 gallons in it and I just changed there water a few days ago but the waters cloudy. I don’t have a filter
    I’ve had my male beta fish and snail for a few weeks now and there in a 10 gallon tank with about 6-7 gallons in it and I just changed there water a few days ago but the waters cloudy. I don’t have a filter
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Tank malfunction, fish died, what now?

    Best answer: I’ve had a lot of success with feeder fantail goldfish believe it or not. I usually pick 3, a white with bright gold, a calico then whichever catches my eye for fun, gives a fun variety for everyone’s tastes. When I get my little guys they are .04 to .19 centcs each, bargain prices. I keep them in a quarantine... show more
    Best answer: I’ve had a lot of success with feeder fantail goldfish believe it or not. I usually pick 3, a white with bright gold, a calico then whichever catches my eye for fun, gives a fun variety for everyone’s tastes. When I get my little guys they are .04 to .19 centcs each, bargain prices. I keep them in a quarantine pail for 3 days to watch for stress and disease then I put them in my tank. There usually 1/2 to 3/4 inch at most and grow up to 5 inches in a few years. The oldest Goldie I had we named Fred, he was 19 years old when I sold him (too big for any of my tanks)

    I have purchased the big speedy goldfish but they usually don’t last mor hen s year or two, not sure if stress or something else. The smaller 5e fish the l9nger it seems to live as it adapts well to its environment.

    Not sure if the filter made the tank heat up, any chance it was a heater malfunction? I have fried a twnkmor two over the years, not enough ester on the Hester snd they mslfuncti9ned. Hard lesson learned. Also your fish may not have died from dise@se but stress heat, like others said, keep your filter, but try deactivating the charcoal (if applicable by shaking it hard then rinsing it thoroughly, this gets all the junk out and keeps the established bacteria started and you won’t hsvr to cycle for several days first.

    Also reuse your rock, just rinse it.... never use soap. Are you running an undergravel,or top filter? If undergravel snd it’s dirty best to break down the tank without dumping all the water - save a few gallons to start up the new tank. Instead of the usual blueish white water for 2 days it should look clear within 24 hours and be safe on day 3 for plants and fish.

    Good luck.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • What can I put a 55 gallon fish tank on?

    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can I get more goldfish in my 10 gallon tank?

    I have a 10 gallon tank and only one goldfish in it. She’s a big goldfish, but she seems very depressed. She literally just sits there floating in the same spot 24/7. I was thinking of getting maybe one or 2 other goldfish to keep her company. She used to live with a Dalmatian Molly and then once she died an albino... show more
    I have a 10 gallon tank and only one goldfish in it. She’s a big goldfish, but she seems very depressed. She literally just sits there floating in the same spot 24/7. I was thinking of getting maybe one or 2 other goldfish to keep her company. She used to live with a Dalmatian Molly and then once she died an albino Cory catfish, which is also deceased. I know 10 gallons is small for a goldfish, but trust me I’ve tried everything. I tried to refine her to someone with a 30 gallon tank, they haven’t contacted me back on the fish and I can’t get in touch with her. No pet stores in my area want her, and I can’t/won’t release her into the Wild bc that’s terrible for the environment. So I HAVE to keep her, despite my best efforts to give her a better tank. And since she’s so depressed I figured I’d add some friends for her. So, would it be a really bad idea to get another one or two goldfish, or does that sound better for the fish? If I’m gonna have her for 10-15 yrs, I’d like her to be happy and I might as well get her some friends that’ll live just as long. Any advice is welcome, thank you!!!
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Some fishes live in rivers, others in the sea?

    Which of the following English sentences is more commonly used, idiomatic, and logical? Some fish live in rivers, others in the sea. Some fishes live in rivers, others in the sea
    Which of the following English sentences is more commonly used, idiomatic, and logical? Some fish live in rivers, others in the sea. Some fishes live in rivers, others in the sea
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Best fish for warm water tank?

    Best answer: Bettas, fancy guppies, and discus do well in warm water, the latter being tricky to care for but can be stunningly beautiful. In fact it's argued that warm water (85) is a key to success along with good water quality.
    Best answer: Bettas, fancy guppies, and discus do well in warm water, the latter being tricky to care for but can be stunningly beautiful. In fact it's argued that warm water (85) is a key to success along with good water quality.
    6 answers · 2 months ago