lastpolarbear:

(sorry for the terrible quality photo)
So, hey everyone! I want to try to save this fish from my sibling’s house. But I really have no idea what I need to do.
I’ve been told (hopefully jokingly) that they’ve been trying to kill this fish ever since they moved by neglecting it. I don’t know when the last time the tank has been cleaned, if ever, though there is water flowing through the uhh, filter thing? and I don’t know if it even gets fed anymore. I feel really terrible every time I go over and see it. And I know it’s just a fish, but it deserves better, right?!
I’m assuming (I haven’t done any research yet) that I need to get it a bigger tank, and slowly introduce it to cleaner water? Get a few plants and a new filter. When I was little we had a fish in a kinda nasty tank and when it was put in clean water it died like a week later, and I’d like to avoid that.
I don’t have a lot of money to invest in a new tank and other supplies right now. And I don’t even know how easily I can get this fish in my possession. But I appreciate any info anyone can give me with helping care for and essentially save this fish. Please reblog!
Thank you!

Hi!
Great to hear you want to save this goldfish! I can’t see whether it’s a common or a fancy from this photo, but it doesn’t matter that much for now. Commons are pond fish, but in this case the fish will need to spend some time indoors to gain strength so that’s not really relevant yet.
Your assumptions about the steps you’re going to have to take are mostly correct! You can get food-safe (Sterilite) tubs very cheap, they make a great container to temporarily keep a goldfish in. I’d aim for 15-20 gallons. You also need another filter, preferably one with room for biological filter material! Do not throw out the old filter, though, you’re going to need it! Even though this tank is filthy, it’s most likely cycled and you need to maintain the cycle. More information about this can be found here. The part about “seeding the filter” mostly explains what you should do.
Let the old filter run next to the new one for at least 4-6 weeks while you slowly introduce the cleaner water. This way both the beneficial bacteria in the filter media and the fish will have a better chance of surviving. Also be sure to slowly increase feedings if you’re not sure if the fish has been fed properly. Brine shrimp, which are sold frozen, make a great food for fattening up goldfish. Just be sure to thaw! 
I hope this answers your questions. I recommend doing as much research as you can, but also getting the fish out of this situation as soon as possible. 
Good luck! You’re awesome! :)

lastpolarbear:

(sorry for the terrible quality photo)

So, hey everyone! I want to try to save this fish from my sibling’s house. But I really have no idea what I need to do.

I’ve been told (hopefully jokingly) that they’ve been trying to kill this fish ever since they moved by neglecting it. I don’t know when the last time the tank has been cleaned, if ever, though there is water flowing through the uhh, filter thing? and I don’t know if it even gets fed anymore. I feel really terrible every time I go over and see it. And I know it’s just a fish, but it deserves better, right?!

I’m assuming (I haven’t done any research yet) that I need to get it a bigger tank, and slowly introduce it to cleaner water? Get a few plants and a new filter. When I was little we had a fish in a kinda nasty tank and when it was put in clean water it died like a week later, and I’d like to avoid that.

I don’t have a lot of money to invest in a new tank and other supplies right now. And I don’t even know how easily I can get this fish in my possession. But I appreciate any info anyone can give me with helping care for and essentially save this fish. Please reblog!

Thank you!

Hi!

Great to hear you want to save this goldfish! I can’t see whether it’s a common or a fancy from this photo, but it doesn’t matter that much for now. Commons are pond fish, but in this case the fish will need to spend some time indoors to gain strength so that’s not really relevant yet.

Your assumptions about the steps you’re going to have to take are mostly correct! You can get food-safe (Sterilite) tubs very cheap, they make a great container to temporarily keep a goldfish in. I’d aim for 15-20 gallons. You also need another filter, preferably one with room for biological filter material! Do not throw out the old filter, though, you’re going to need it! Even though this tank is filthy, it’s most likely cycled and you need to maintain the cycle. More information about this can be found here. The part about “seeding the filter” mostly explains what you should do.

Let the old filter run next to the new one for at least 4-6 weeks while you slowly introduce the cleaner water. This way both the beneficial bacteria in the filter media and the fish will have a better chance of surviving. Also be sure to slowly increase feedings if you’re not sure if the fish has been fed properly. Brine shrimp, which are sold frozen, make a great food for fattening up goldfish. Just be sure to thaw! 

I hope this answers your questions. I recommend doing as much research as you can, but also getting the fish out of this situation as soon as possible. 

Good luck! You’re awesome! :)

eternallydeancas:

Hello! We are the new addition to Whitcraft room 175! There’s Dean (top fish), Cas (directly below Dean…you could say he’s the bottom…), to the right of Cas is Mario (Eternallydeancas’ roommate’s fish), and the one at the farther most bottom is Sammy! More pics to come(:

Hi! I’m sorry to inform you that this tank is unfortunately not suitable housing for 4 goldfish at all. I can’t really judge from the photo whether they’re all commons, but even for fancy goldfish this is much too small. Goldfish grow very big and are active, messy fish that require very strong filtration and a lot of room. Fancies require around 20 gallons each and commons (single tails) are pond fish because they need around 100 gallons per fish. I strongly urge you to rehome your fish to a pond before it gets too cold. Most people have friends or relatives with ponds who are willing to adopt goldfish. If that’s not possible, please return the fish to the store. If you keep them in this tank, they will likely die within weeks.
For more information on why goldfish shouldn’t be kept in small containers, check out this article. It focuses on bowls but the container you’re keeping them in now falls in almost the same category due to its size.
Good luck! If you have any more questions about goldfish keeping feel free to ask. I hope you will take my advice.

eternallydeancas:

Hello! We are the new addition to Whitcraft room 175! There’s Dean (top fish), Cas (directly below Dean…you could say he’s the bottom…), to the right of Cas is Mario (Eternallydeancas’ roommate’s fish), and the one at the farther most bottom is Sammy! More pics to come(:

Hi! I’m sorry to inform you that this tank is unfortunately not suitable housing for 4 goldfish at all. I can’t really judge from the photo whether they’re all commons, but even for fancy goldfish this is much too small. Goldfish grow very big and are active, messy fish that require very strong filtration and a lot of room. Fancies require around 20 gallons each and commons (single tails) are pond fish because they need around 100 gallons per fish. I strongly urge you to rehome your fish to a pond before it gets too cold. Most people have friends or relatives with ponds who are willing to adopt goldfish. If that’s not possible, please return the fish to the store. If you keep them in this tank, they will likely die within weeks.

For more information on why goldfish shouldn’t be kept in small containers, check out this article. It focuses on bowls but the container you’re keeping them in now falls in almost the same category due to its size.

Good luck! If you have any more questions about goldfish keeping feel free to ask. I hope you will take my advice.

fish-n-stuff:

Man these new lights are doing some crazy things to the colors in the tank.
I decided to do some pics of plants instead of fish - y’all have seen tons of the fish. There’s still a good chunk of algae on some of these guys, but its getting *much* better (that anubias was black with algae not too long ago.)


The tank is looking better though! Theres still some crypts that could afford to fill in, and the vals need some time to take off (along with that big sword settling in and hopefully not melting,) but its looking better.

tetrazona:

I’ve always been disgustingly amused by how terrible the pictures on the signs and boxes are for new aquariums like really look at these

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As yes, the 3 gallon cylinder, complete with 3 guppies and a black ruby barb 

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Oh, what 50 gallon aquarium would be complete without 2 oscars, a red devil, a green terror, an electric blue jack dempsey, and a clown knife 

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I can’t wait to set up my 10 gallon tank for 4 oranda goldfish, a comet goldfish, and a koi, yes, who wouldn’t want 5 goldfish and a KOI in a 10 gallon tank

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Man, this 16 gallon bowfront would not be the same without 10 angelfish

Are these companies aware that they can make their products look good without showing such piss poor stocking lists on the front of their tanks or what

I’m laughing so hard but I’m also kind of not laughing at all. My tiny setup wouldn’t be complete without 4 unrealistically small and awfully photoshopped fantails.

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bettahorse:

I think that is my favorite picture from today, so it gets it’s own post. River, you so cute.

bettahorse:

I think that is my favorite picture from today, so it gets it’s own post. River, you so cute.

Awful blurry bottom photo but I can’t believe how big Antoine has gotten?! I haven’t been paying much attention to the goldies lately because I’m not home during the week, so I just remind my mom to feed them, feed them a little extra on the weekends because she probably forgets sometimes and change the water/clean the filter. 

Antoine didn’t look any fatter from the top but when I lifted him out of the water I was amazed! 

Edit: my hand looks super creepy in the bottom photo, oops

hillstreamtanks:

One is growing his wen which is why his wen has those white spots. Scared me the first time I saw it but that is what happens when their wen grows.

I get so many asks about these spots! It seems everyone is worried about them at first.

thefrecklelycanthrope:

** Pet portraits now officially open! 09.25.14

My portraits are (traditional) watercolor/ gouache paintings on bristol board with ink for details. Here are the current prices and sizes I offer:

  • 6” x 9” portrait is $25
    • single subject portraits only
    • flowers, custom decor, ect can be added for an additional fee
  • 9” x 12” portrait is $40
    • group option: additional fee for each subject added after the first
    • no more than three subjects per piece
    • flowers, custom decor, ect can be added for an additional fee

  • 11”x17” portrait is $50 NOW OPEN
    • group option: additional fee for each subject added after the first
    • at this time, I will not paint this size for less than three pets.
    • flowers, custom decor, ect can be added for an additional fee

* Feel free to ask any questions you may have. (:
* Be sure to have some good reference photos for me! :D
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Please specify what color ink and/or background you may want (if at all you have a preference). Shapes are also an option.
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Payment is upfront. Once payment is received, I’ll add you to my list.
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Shipping is extra and varies depending on country and sizes commissioned.
* I’m located in the US.

I take Paypal.
You can contact me on here or at Shiblue@hotmail.
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Thank you for sharing! I really appreciate it <3

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oranda-goldfish:

Weighing day! I think I officially need a new weighing tub. Candy Corn came in at 50g and Jelly Bean at 28g!

Please ignore Jelly Bean’s very obvious missing scale, it’s being monitored! Also, she came to me with a deformed tail so that’s why it looks a little silly. 

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goldfishgal:

Drink like a fish! XD (Found this at Target the other day.)

goldfishgal:

Drink like a fish! XD (Found this at Target the other day.)

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