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Old 03-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Yep. What can happen is the fish is growing normally and, as the fish grows, it's waste output increases dirtying the water more between water changes. The frequency and amount of water changes is the same (because it worked before) but there is more waste. More waste = more nitrates and TDS resulting in the stunting of the fish. I am a strong believer in having fish in an adequate home, based on their expected adult size, from the beginning to avoid an issue like this altogether. Of course upgrading as a fish grows works also but you have to be careful to say on top of your water conditions and increase tank size as needed.
Ahhh, makes sense. I also believe fish need to be kept in an adequate home to keep them in tip top shape and give them space to grow. I feel that they should be given respect to the point they are given a tank larger enough to provide edaquate swimming room too. How awful it must be to be a large fish crammed in a small "container".
Thank you for explaining what really causes stunting. I will have to pass this info on to my mom so maybe she'll leave me alone about adding bala sharks to my tanks. I told her awhile back what size tank they need and she won't listen because "in her experience" with a single specimen, "it worked". I never have agreed with her...poor thing must have been so depressed.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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can you put goldfish in tropical tanks?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #13
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can you put goldfish in tropical tanks?
Some people do, but goldfish appreciate cooler temps. They will look better, be happier and more active in water they can "breath in" if you know what I mean. Also, I believe I remember reading somewhere that increased temperature speeds up the goldfishes biorhythm which will shorten their life quite a bit.
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Thought I'd add that there are "cool" water fish that can be with goldfish. But, goldfish do produce tons of waste and you would have to be extremely diligent with gravel vacs and water changes to avoid killing the other fish. For the most part, the fish that could potentially co-exist with goldfish will not make it long if the water is not kept perfectly clean. Also, another thing to remember is goldfish grow large and they do it fast! They do and will eat any fish that it can get in it's mouth! They move quickly and "eat" before looking to see what they are taking in their mouths.
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i got rid of my goldfish,gonna focus on my new 12g turtle setup
i put play sand in as the substrate
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