Pet Goldfish

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  1. ChrisLHanssen

    ChrisLHanssen From the desk of TBSKLF

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    I am wondering does anyone know of Goldfish as a pet?

    My situation is this. My wife and I had 2 goldfish since 1 1/2 ago from a Carnival. My wife just recently got two other fish from a neighbor and we waited for several hours to put them in the fish tank we have. Last week one of them "died" and the other one had some black stuff on the head, dorsal fin and the back fins and then some how whatever the smaller fish from my neighbor gave whatever black thing to my wifes fish named Edy and Evy. Does anyone know if that maybe a fish disease or some fungus? My wife bought some medicine called Maroxy. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for the help.
     
  2. Spoon

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    I don't know, I'm not a vet.

    I tell you who probably would know what to do: a vet.
     
  3. llamatron

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    Lol, goldfish are the easiest fish to keep. As long as you have a small tank with a filter and an airstone you're good. The stuff is most likey a fungus. If you odnt want your fish infected any further then take out the newest fish and put them in another tank for awhile while you use the medicine on them.
     
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    They're goldfish, man. There's no such thing as one of those dying normally.
     
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    I've had a few goldfish, among other types of fish, for some time back when I was in middle school. They have never gotten sick... they simply died.

    I really don't know much about caring for fish if they do get some sort of fungus or disease as you think your goldfish have. Wish I could offer you some advice, but I have none to give. Sorry.
     
  7. Gingerchris

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    Loads of fish health sites online. I'm sure you'll find some helpful advice if you take a search.
     
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    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    hotspot17s a vet give him a shout
     
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    sounds like fish herpes to me...
     
  12. RHansen

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    sounds like stress on your fish, I keep fish right now, different fish mind you, but it sounds like the same thing.

    How many fish do you have and what size is the tank?
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    I used to have some fish, but people swallowed them all.

    drunk idiots, never buying fish again
     
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    A good rule of thumb with any fish tank is to have a smaller, ten gallon 'hospital tank' with its own filtration system that you keep new fish in for a week, so you won't transfer illnesses to your current fish and can treat the sick fish without medicating everything in your tank.

    Really, tho, the internet is a huge resource for information on fish keeping. There are even auction sites for fish. Go, have some fun reading.

    --Moony
     
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    I had a couple of goldfish commit suicide - they leapt right out of their bowl. I ended up covering it with a lid and I imagine the remaining fish conked themselves pretty good a time or two.
     
  16. Maximum Burn

    Maximum Burn JETS AND HELI!! I LIKEY!

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    What type of goldfish?

    How big is the tank?

    How old is your fish tank?

    What else did you change? Like did you get a new filter or something like that?

    How did you "prep" the newbies for your the tank?

    Do you do regular water changes?

    There's a lot of missing info. Pictures would definitely help.

    My advice is that you should check out what type of goldfish you have; fancy goldfish have more problems than their slimmer, stream line types. That sort of thing help you narrow things down.

    Go to a special site or forums for goldfish and ask the question in the newbie or medical help section. They'll probably berate you like a kid or act demeaning but it's answers that'll help.

    If these fishes are gone already, you can get new ones but I strongly advise you do some research first before getting some more.

    DON'T flush the bodies down the toilet. I say this because emptying a diseased dead body into your water supply is not a good thing to do.

    Also, don't go crazy with the meds. Overdosing is bad and cause osmotic stress.

    If you need some help, I have raised mostly goldfish. I was (well, still is) a clumsy keeper and made my fair share of mistakes but I read on a lot of info.

    Don't pm me though since my box is full as it is.
     
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    Do you have a heater for the tank?
     
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    You may have more luck just buying new goldfish.
     
  20. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    my sister won a goldfish from a carnival- and gave it to me. that bastard was the Highlander of goldfish.
    Refused to die.

    I kept him and a sidekick goldfish i got from a pet store in a 10 gallon without them ever getting sick.
    they are as easy to take care of as Kudzu.
    really.
     

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