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02-24-2014, 01:11 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Help with explanation
I'm working on a translation from English to Swedish. The text is about breeding goldfish and the text we're using is this the first 600 words of this: http://www.wikihow.com/Breed-Goldfish
Now, in the paragraph where they're talking about creating the right environment for your fish, they write:
"fertile, sprawling fibers" (entire sentence: "This normally includes natural or artificial bushy plants or fertile, sprawling fibers.")
I've been trying to google "fertile, sprawling fibers" to understand what on earth they mean by this, but I haven't been able to find an answer, description or picture.
Second question is about the changing of your fish' diet. They mention "black worms" - is this the same as tubifex?
Can anyone help me with this? I'd love you forever!
02-24-2014, 01:30 PM #2
I am going to venture out that "fertile sprawling fibers" means
Something like healthy stem plants?
Black worms are distinct from tubifex, both are aquatic annelids that can be fed to fish though.
PS: some information on the wikihow might be inaccurate. I see that a medical dip is recommended, which is good for certain things but will not target others(internal afflictions). The dip also recommends use of chemicals that can potentially be harmful(permanganate and copper) especially considering the are much safer modern medicines. Antibiotics are also not meant to be used in a dip but over a few day's time. A one time exposure may lead to resistance.
Goldfish also generally will outgrow a 20 gallon tank,especially breeding size fish. Fancy varieties will usually stay at 6-8inches but if whoever follows the wiki decides to get common goldfish, comets or shubunkins, they will get fish that could exceed a foot and require a pond.