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Old 03-29-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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Meet Abby, an ornada goldfish, Kate, a sm. fantail, and two Blue Apple (mystery) Snails, Turbo & Jean(French pronunciation).


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Thanx. She likes purple and hippos can you tell?
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Welcome !
Please research the needs of your Goldfish. Just FYI you should have 2 Fancies in at least a 30g and a 40g or 50g would be better. Is your tank a 20g or a 10g ? Either is much better than a bowl 👍

Goldfish grow fast and Fancies get big. Lifespan can be over 10years with good care.

I know they are tiny now. But it would be sad to lose them after getting attached.

Keep testing your water and decide whether you'd rather upgrade tank or perhaps take them back and stock more appropriate sized fish ?

http://youtu.be/9Xx5JxzmkUc

For now, in case you don't know.
No floating food. Sinking pellets or soak food in a cup of tank water.
Defrosted/shelled Green Peas at least once a week. Other Greens or Veggies are good as well. A feeding clip can help hold food underwater.

Enjoy your tank 👍

Also last note, the Bamboo needs the leaves out of the water. It will eventually rot if kept submerged.

I apologize for the lecture. Goldfish are underrated and there is a lot of misinformation out there.


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Thanx for the help... I plan on upgrading the tank as they get older, just using my old one for now. We are doing the pellets ( I read about that in another AA forum) and we are giving them plankton once a week. I read somewhere we should be feeding them orange slices. Is that true?
Also you can't tell from the pics but the filter is a 20gal on a 10gal tank to keep up with the excess waste. Ph is staying steady (which is what I'm told is impt) 7.6.
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Oh good. The main thing to worry about, much more than PH is Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates. Ammonia and high Nitrates will kill fish.

Orange slices are good, I use a clip and only feed just before a PWC. Zucchini is good , you can blanch it or leave it in till it softens a bit. Peas are key though. Keep a bag in the freezer.
Rinse all veg and greens. Buy organic if possible, but still rinse well. Since peas get skinned, just regular is fine.

Don't wait too long to upgrade. As u saw from vid, they grow FAST in good conditions. They need room to grow, don't wait till you realize they aren't growing. Used tanks or $1/gallon sales can help get you a bigger tank. Or look for a local Aquarium Club. Ours has great auctions and I've gotten a ton of great deals and freebies.

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