Mollies are one of the most popular species of fish in our hobby. For many decades they have been kept and bred by hobbyists around the world. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated breeders there are many different colors and strains of Mollies to choose from. Although Mollies are beautiful in their own right, […]
There are 3 main reasons a goldfish may be gasping at the surface. These are low oxygen levels in the water, high ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate levels in the water or the goldfish has a pest or disease which is affecting its ability to breathe normally. Goldfish have been kept as pets for hundreds of
White spots on a goldfish are symptoms of a disease called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, which is often shortened to Ich. Ich is a highly contagious disease that can spread to other fish in your tank if left untreated. A serious case of Ich can kill a goldfish. Goldfish have been kept as pets for centuries. Over many,
There are essentially three main reasons your goldfish might be dying unexpectedly. 1, low oxygen levels in the water, 2, disease, and 3, poor water quality. A fourth reason your goldfish might be dying is low, or high water temperature It can be so disheartening when your goldfish start to die for no apparent reason.
Although traditionally thought of as cold-water fish, goldfish can live happily in warm waters. In fact, many of the ‘fancy’ strains of goldfish do better when kept at temperatures in the low to mid-’70s. The higher temperature is better for their metabolism, leading to stronger, healthier fish. Traditionally thought of as cold-water fish, goldfish can
Over the last few years, I have started to firmly believe that a variety of food is the key to healthy, colorful goldfish. When I give goldfish talks up and down the country and the subject of food comes around, there are a few questions I get asked every time. One of them is, Can goldfish
Yes, Goldfish can eat daphnia. Both live and frozen daphnia will be readily accepted by your goldfish and are a great food source. Daphnia should be fed to your goldfish on a regular basis as part of a varied diet. It is easy to see why goldfish have remained a firm favorite in the fish-keeping
Yes, Goldfish can eat bloodworms, in fact, they will relish them. Bloodworms should be fed as part of a balanced goldfish diet. Bloodworms are full of goodness for aquarium fish and can be fed either live, frozen, or freeze-dried. In my experience of keeping and feeding goldfish, variety is the key to strong, healthy goldfish.
Goldfish are literally dustbins of the aquarium world! They will eat just about any food you drop into the water. However, just because they will eat anything, doesn’t mean they should! Nutrition is just as important for goldfish as it is for any other pet. The problem is, with so many different foods available in
If you find yourself having to euthanize a goldfish at home, the method currently recommended as most humaine is to use Clove Oil. When exposed to Clove Oil in a sufficiently high enough dose, your goldfish will first become unconscious, followed fairly swiftly by death. Clove oil should be added slowly to your goldfish water