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    Too many! About 50.


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  1. Yes, that's a goldfish-koi hybrid, and yes they are usually, if not always, sterile.
  2. Breeding yellow with yellow gives the best chance of getting lots of yellow babies. Yellow with yellow and white should get you a mixture of yellow and yellow and white babies.
  3. Breeding goldfish can be easier than not breeding goldfish. Put a female and a male goldfish together and they will produce fertilized eggs. They will do their best to gobble up the eggs. You can increase the number of surviving fry by putting spawning mops or lots of floating plants in the tank before the fish begin to spawn. Once you see eggs scattered around the tank, remove the adults. Within a few days you will see tiny fry swimming around.
  4. I've never seen goldfish fight, and I've had hundreds of goldfish. They will make a point of being the first one to the food. Sometimes a big fish will grab a large pellet away from a little one who couldn't swallow it.
  5. Good for you! Any type of goldfish can handle a two week fast.
  6. Nice color on the little shubunkin. The comets are beautiful.
  7. Please read this article on using salt. To treat ich, you use 0.3% salt. That is 3 teaspoons of salt per gallon of water.
  8. When you change water add the baking soda to the new water. Yes, do it every time.
  9. Please fill out our form so we can figure out what is wrong. Go to your pet/fish store and get some API general cure, and, if you don't have it already, some aquarium salt. If you don't already have a "hospital" tank, an underbed tote works fine. I like this one. The Form. Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  10. They should be fine. The chasing usually indicates eagerness to make a new friend.
  11. Draw a gallon of water from your tap. Read and record the pH. 1) Add a measured amount of baking soda, like 1 teaspoon. 2) Record the amount of baking soda you added. 3) When the baking soda is fully dissolved, read and record the pH. Repeat 1, 2, and 3 until the pH reaches the desired level. If you add up the amount of baking soda you put in the water, you will know how much baking soda you must add for each gallon of water in your tank.
  12. The change in the amount of nitrate doesn't tell us anything unless we also know the amount of ammonia and nitrite at the same times.
  13. Apparently nobody thought to refer you to our guidelines for healthy goldfish when you first posted here. Please read it. If you want information that someone copied from someone else who copied it from someone else and so on ad infinitum, then just search for goldfish care. If you want information based on experience, advice from breeders, and scientific research, read here.
  14. I would need a completed form to determine the problem. There are bits and pieces of information in her posts, but they are hard to find. A pH of 8.2 is perfect, so she should stop trying to lower it. 7.6 is the lowest pH we recommend for goldfish. While a pH as low as 7 is fine for goldfish, it is also less stable ans may suddenly drop to a too low pH. What is a "tiny bit of ammonia?" What are "skyrocketing nitrate readings"? How much water gets changed and how often? Three goldfish in a 55 gallon tank calls for larger than average water changes. Diatoms ("brown algae") feed on on silicon leached from gravel, especially new gravel, and from the glass of a new aquarium. They do not indicate "bad water" but function like plants in removing carbon dioxide and ammonia from the water. They are unsightly but are easy to remove from the glass. As the tank matures, they will decline in number.
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