Well my sister & I won 2 goldfishes from a carnival. They have been alive for 1 week (usually the fishes I get from the carnival die after a day) & this is prob only the 3rd time I'm owning fish.. & I don't know a lot about them either!
Right now I change their water (tap water thats filtered. Is this right?) every 3 days because the water gets cloudy.. & I feed them a pinch of fish food everyday..
I have a question, should I start changing the water every other day? Their water gets cloudy really easily, or is it because I'm feeding too much?
***Edited By: justpuppylove on 1/28/2006 5:01:19 PM*** Reason: *
Just an FYI...did you know that the longest lived of all the popular freshwater fish is the goldfish. If provided proper feeding and a clean, healthy environment, these fish can live up to 15 years. The oldest reported goldfish actually lived into his 30s. Personally the longest I have had one for was 8 yrs. I currently have 2 that are 6 yrs old. I feed them only every three days and floating food so it doesn't cloud the water as badly.
***Edited By: keesha63 on 1/28/2006 4:49:42 PM*** Reason: typo
First off, water from the tap is harmful to all fish. It has chlorine. When using tap water, put water in an open container and let the chlorine evaporate (24 hrs). If you have your goldfish in a bowl then it won't live for a very long time because you don't have proper filtration and air surface. To properly care for your fish, it needs between 10-12 gallons of water per fish. I would get a tank and get a filter. You can also get aquatic plants. The reason why your bowl is so dirty is because you don't have proper filtration and you are overfeeding. Your fish should only be fed once every two days. Goldfish digest food quickly so you get more waste in the tank. If you feed less, you clean less. If you want your fish to live, get a tank with a good filter and you should borrow a book from the library.
A few snails or catfish will help to keep your tank clean too. I hope you got your filter, it will make the world of difference. Fish are meant to be simple pets. I wouldn't want to clean the tank a few times a week! Whenever I've had fish, I only ever needed to clean the tank a few times a year! In the hot weather, don't forget to top up the tank as some of the water will evaporate. The same thing for cold weather if you have an open fire or heater going flat out. Good luck with your fishies. Don't forget to give them names!
I have a goldfish, he's about a year old now. I keep him in a 10 gallon tank by himself. I change 25% of the water every month and add Cycle to it. I change the filter once a week. He gets a pinch of food once a day. So far so good.
I have a 25 gallon tank with 4 gold fish and I love them . Thay are about 10 years old now. One died this year, had a air bladder problem and I cried over it! I didnt realize how attached I got to the little swimers!lol! They eat any plants I put in so i dont buy plants for them.I do float a piece of lettuce in there every once in a while for them to munch on. I clean the inside of the glass about twice a week and change the filters about once a month, Add tap water (we have well water) as it evaporates and only drain it totally 1X a year. I switch between floating and flake food every other day.
the following is based on science but i cannot find information on the web. i would love a link if some on knows of one. but here goes;
here is a way to sex also works on baby iguanas. take a sewing needle threaded with a few inches of thread, hold the threaded needle above any part of iguana for about 5 seconds. if the needle goes round and round in circles its a female, if it swings side to side l ike the pendolum in old clocks its male. this is how bird farms sex birds out in so. calif. i tried it on my 2 KNOWN TO BE MALES and yep they were males alright. lol. my friend also sexed thier ig in question and the needle said male. 2 weeks later she saw hemipenes for the first time. i have sexed my fish, apple seeds, whatever i could. i took 10 male apple seeds and put a female seed into the pile it read female. only till i took the female seed out, then it read male again. showing that the female magnetic energy is stronger
(sorry boys) in female than male magnetic energy. the needles are made of stainless steel and the magnetic energy reacts to it with the same principles as magnetic force. AMAZING HUH?????????
works on plants, chicken eggs in your fridge you name it if it is one sex and alive it works
please im begging prove this wrong. ( if you can- hahahha)
This has nothing to do with your goldfish dilema, but Keesha brought up gold fish livivng a long time...I had a turtle when I was younger, and we bought him some goldfish to eat. He ate all but one. That fish just kept growing and they got along great, and decided to live together. We named it Jaws. Gave it to a friend..who's parents gave it to a pet shop. Weird how he was meant for food and ived so long.
and we bought him some goldfish to eat. He ate all but one.
i had a pacu pirranah thet did just that it was bizzare. i have some pics somewhere, but they were friends for years. we added others and they were eaten. but i guess they were friends so thats why he let him live. they were feeder goldfish. we thought it was more humane to feed trout chow. he has done awesome and lived over 12 years. they live around 40 years or so. aye yi yi;