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    It was meant to be an intelligent discussion not...

    It was meant to be an intelligent discussion not an attack on someones' theorized concept of how to house goldfish. Again, as I mentioned before, some of these tank size for goldfish rules borders on...
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    I;m sure there is one in a ten gallon tank just...

    I;m sure there is one in a ten gallon tank just as old and just as happy. We'll talk more about that in like 18 years.
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    Educate me then. And while your at it show me...

    Educate me then. And while your at it show me your 20 year old goldfish in your 60 gallon tank. This wasn't meant to ruffle everyone's feathers (or scales being as though this is a fish board). What...
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    I'm not necessarily wrong. I challenge you to...

    I'm not necessarily wrong. I challenge you to show me the owner of this mythical 30 year old goldfish kept in these optimal conditions? On this board?? Anyone have one?? Speak up before you tell me...
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    Agree, but what we are ultimately talking about...

    Agree, but what we are ultimately talking about is this perceived "happiness" in our animals. You say your birds are "happy" even though they live in a cage. Well some could say that a bird is the...
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    We're now getting into philosophical debates...

    We're now getting into philosophical debates about pet keeping in general. I care about my fish and house them in larger tanks. I'm just submitting the topic because I'm tiring of seeing well...
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    I'm not advocating keeping a fish in subpar...

    I'm not advocating keeping a fish in subpar standards. Quite the opposite.To clarify, I'm an animal lover. I own fish as well as cats my whole life and I also donate time and money to rescue orgs....
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    Goldfish and tank size debate

    Not meaning to cause a major whirlwind with this one but I have some issue with the goldfish/tank size topic. Now, I know all the rules in "theory" and have read plenty of literature and internet...
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    Gel food question

    I just made my first batch of gel food...what fun! Anyway, I kept it simple first go round. 1 packet of gelatin, one jar of baby food peas, then sprinkled in a generous portion of flake food. mixture...
  10. Can't get ammonia to drop on new cycle

    I'm currently doing a fishless cycle..second tank so I've done it with success prior. My dilemma with this one is the ammonia hasn't dropped at all and I have no nitrites after almost three weeks. I...
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    Feeding a Black Moor..

    Who doesn't look like he sees very well! Feeding pellets but they sink and he doesn't see them fall to the bottom..then they get lost in the gravel. Tried flakes as well and he mouths at the surface...
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    Are pellets in general better to feed goldfish,...

    Are pellets in general better to feed goldfish, like a black moor?
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    No worries..sorry I took it the wrong way. I did...

    No worries..sorry I took it the wrong way. I did think ick was very common. Unfortuantely have have no other local sourcing for my fish other than big chains. I sure do miss the local aquarium store...
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    filter pad change question

    I neeed to change my filter pad after 2 months..it was falling apart. Anyway, it was nice and grungy so I attached it to my new one to seed the new one with bacteria. Anyway, when can I safely remove...
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    New filter pad question

    I needed to change my filter pad in my tank (Top Fin variety, I know not the best) as the old one was falling apart after a few months but it was nice and grungy so I put a new one in but rubber...
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    Best flake food..

    Omega One or Hikari? Or are both good. Right now I'm feeding Tetra Fin which I know isn't the best. What about Aqeuon?
  17. Thanks again for the insight. Unfortunately for...

    Thanks again for the insight. Unfortunately for me I don't have any local pet stores..meaning not the Petsmart or Petco variety. Like everything else, it's all emporiums. Mass volume. No more local...
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    All well and good but that doesn't answer my...

    All well and good but that doesn't answer my question. Can we TRY to not be so "snobby" and judgemental for those of us who may not be "experts"?? Of COURSE I'll take care of the fish and minimize...
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    OK..I'm de-salting my tank

    Lots of good feedback here and after weighing all of it I've decided to eliminate regular salt use from my tank. I'll only use it as a treatment if necessary.

    Now, I"m currently cycling a second...
  20. Thanks..that was my point as well. I tested the...

    Thanks..that was my point as well. I tested the key paramaters daily when I first noticed the "not quite normal" behaviour in my fish so I'm certain I didn't miss a spike of any sort. That's what's...
  21. Other water factors to troubleshoot??

    which could contribute to goldfish ill health?? What I mean is if ammonia and nitrites are 0, nitrate is low (~5), PO4 is nil..what other measurable parameters could factor in? I just lost a fish for...
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    well...my hiding goldfish took a turn for the...

    well...my hiding goldfish took a turn for the worse. I was afraid of this. He got weaker and then this morning didn't eat. I tried an emergency salt dip which seemed to work temporarily but then this...
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    Is fasting once a week a good/beneficial thing to...

    Is fasting once a week a good/beneficial thing to do?
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    I don't have a gram scale..so if I'm feeding...

    I don't have a gram scale..so if I'm feeding flakes how much is ~ 4g? I also like to feed them a pea so my guess is one pea split amongst 2 fish? BTW, they are fantails
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    WOW! Thanks for the great info!

    WOW! Thanks for the great info!
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