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Goldfish Article

Discussion in 'General Cold & Temperate Water' started by Lexi_D, Jun 19, 2008.

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    I'm writing an article on goldfish and I need some help from you guys! Fill in the blanks or correct me on any of this (it's only my graphic organizer/planning notes)! Here's the document:



    And this is a chart I made. Fix whatever is wrong... lol:

    EDIT: the chart didn't work right... Can someone help make one? It had all the goldfish types and their tank requirements/ adult size. Thanks. :)


    Thank you everyone! :D
     
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    anyone???
     
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    where's teh chart?
     
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    I can't see anything to work with... what program is it in?
     
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    Notophthalmus I put the 'snork' in 'snorkeling'!

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    There's no document. Try to repost it.
     
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    Oops! sorry, here it is:

    Points to cover:


    -Types
    - Attributes
    - Compatible tank mates
    - Tank Size
    -Tank set-up
    -Feeding






    Types of goldfish


    SINGLE TAILED


    Shubunkin
    Comet
    Common

    DOUBLE TAILED

    Jikin
    Wakin

    FANCY

    Oranda
    Bubble eye
    Ryukin
    Fantail
    Veiltail
    Ranchu
    Lionhead
    PomPom
    Black Moor
    Eggfish
    Pearlscale
    Demekin
    Celestial

    Attributes


    Compatible tank mates

    *Other goldfish (Don't mix fancies and single tailed. ST are faster and will take all the food.)
    *Other coldwater species (larger- they will eat anything that they can fit in their mouths, such as rosy reds)
    *axolotls- if you want amphibians

    Tank Size

    Fancy- 30 gallons are needed for the first fish, then 10 gallons for every additional one.

    Single-tailed- 55 gallons for 2.

    Tank Set-Up

    ~ Over-filter the tank- Goldfish are extremely messy! Ex. - 30g tank= 60g (or more) filtration.
    ~ A heater is not needed but it is recommended to keep the temperature from fluctuating drastically.
    (Recommended décor)
    = A dark color substrate to set off the beautiful colors.
    = Sand- this is controversial. Goldfish constantly sift through the substrate for food, and with gravel, a stone could get caught in their throat which would be difficult or impossible to remove. If sand is ingested, it will pass right through their system with no damage done. (This is why some people prefer sand.) But, if you have a fine gravel, or a gravel that is too big to fit into their mouths, it will be fine. But take care in choosing substrate.
    = Plants- Most plants that are placed in a goldfish tank will become an instant salad bar. But, there are some certain plants, such as anubias, that will remain untouched by goldies. Fake plants are also an option here as with any tank and sometimes can prove to be a lot less hassle. Go with silk plants if you have bubble eye goldfish.
    = Decorations- Anything is accepted here. The only concern is bubble eyes, which need smooth stones or non-sharp objects because of their “bubbles”.

    Feeding

    ST- Flakes are OK. Pellets are better
    Fancy- Pellets only. Over time, the fish will take in too much air at the surface from eating flakes that it may cause dropsy, which is normally fatal.
     
    #6 Lexi_D, Jun 20, 2008
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    Weren't they called watkin goldfish?
     
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    Fancy- Pellets only. Over time, the fish will take in too much air at the surface from eating flakes that it may cause dropsy, which is normally fatal.
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    I don't know abouit it "causing dropsy". I do know though that with flaked food, or other food which promotes them to feed at the surface may cause problems with their swim bladder as they grow.
     
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    I just looked it up, it's wakin ;)
     
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    I wasn't really sure on that one. I've just heard people say that it could be a cause.
     

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