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    I've had this lil' goldfish 6 years now and recently, its water becomes stagnant more and more speedily when I get it new water ie it turns green and slimy (big tank too!) is this a sign of sickness? It's also got really slow and melancholic (haha) and it's fins have worn away a bit.

    Should I clean toilet bowl for a possible fisheral?
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    ask a vet :tsr:
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    Put plants in it? That's what my dad used to do when our fish were ailing...
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    It has now stopped moving totally and is in a vertical position facing the water!
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    I've had this lil' goldfish 6 years now and recently, its water becomes stagnant more and more speedily when I get it new water ie it turns green and slimy (big tank too!) is this a sign of sickness? It's also got really slow and melancholic (haha) and it's fins have worn away a bit.

    Should I clean toilet bowl for a possible fisheral?
    how big is the bowl? if its more of a tank, then you could put a filter in it there only about £10-15 in fish shops, it might help. and change the water more and dont overfeed.

    And, if its gettin algae is it next to a window or is the light in the tank if you have one, on for too long?
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    i think its time for mr fishie to take a short trip to toilet bolw land
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    It's a big glass bowl with water only and fish. no plants or stones etc. this fish looks haggard. it's scales are all lumpy and unhealthy looking...


    Perhaps the effervecence of 6 or 7 soluble paracetamol would cheer him up?
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    I'd recommend a touch of mayonnaise spread over two slices of lightly browned toast and a sprinkle of cracked black pepper as the perfect accompaniment.
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    I've had this lil' goldfish 6 years now and recently, its water becomes stagnant more and more speedily when I get it new water ie it turns green and slimy (big tank too!) is this a sign of sickness? It's also got really slow and melancholic (haha) and it's fins have worn away a bit.

    Should I clean toilet bowl for a possible fisheral?
    and i think you should, out it out of its misery lol. but its up to you if you want to send it down the bog into a pile of s*** at the end of the toilet pipe :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    It's a big glass bowl with water only and fish. no plants or stones etc. this fish looks haggard. it's scales are all lumpy and unhealthy looking...


    Perhaps the effervecence of 6 or 7 soluble paracetamol would cheer him up?
    i think you should put it out of its misery. and if you get another one, put some gravel in or something
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    get some chips and give him a sendoff he'll remember
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    grab a tub or a smaller tank and put the goldfish in it.
    Clean the 'green water' from the other tank. Fish dont like it.
    But one gud thing is if u go to an aquarium centre and ask for some inforsorio or daphnia.
    These 'goldfish food' will clean the tank for u and will reproduce cus they eat the green water. I do it to feed my goldfish.
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    Hi There

    Follow this advice, trust me i have kept fish to 10 years (off and on) and work in a pet shop where it my job to give advice on fish (at the weekends obviously, doing A levels monday to friday).

    The tank is turning green for a number of possible reasons:

    1. Phospahate Levels - Phosphate is sometimes put in the water supply to line lead pipes, it may be being put in your supply, it feeds alagae therefore the more water changes increase the algae levels. NOTE: The answer to this is to use PhosBan which is a phospate remover. KEEP DOING WATER CHANGES!!!!!

    2. Too much light also encourages algae, if there is a light on the bowl then it should not be on for more than 6 hours a day, the tank should not be in a window or conservatory.

    3. You may be over feeding it, only a pinch a day, 6 days a week. Leave it a day to help digestion.

    DO NOT DO A FULL WATER CHANGE!!!!!

    The easiest way to kill a fish is to totally stress it out. New water contains chlorine which needs 24 hours to settle. Do not follow advice to stick it a little tub, leave it in the tank and do small but regular waterchanges.

    GET A PROPER TANK AND FILTER SYSTEM!!!!!

    You need a filter system, goldfish produce far more waste than most other fish and it a very important piece of equipment. Get an EHEIM one, their good and really quiet.

    With a filter system you need only do 20% water changes per week.

    ALGAE!!!!!!!

    Athough you need to cut the causes of algae (light/phospate/overfeeding) that will not get rid of the algae already in the tank, you may need to treat the tank with an "GREEN ALGAE CONTROL" chemical which will kill it and then literally scrub the tank with a sponge (carefully so not to stress the fish).

    DISEASE!!!!

    Fins wearing away - This could be "Finrot" - you can get treatment for this from a pet shop.

    Loss of Bouyancy - This is "Swimbladder" - you can get treatment for this from a pet shop.

    Slowness and general lack of movement - this is nitrate caused by lack of maintenance and no filter system. 50% water change and get a FILTER!!!!

    Hope this helps.

    Need any further advice feel free to PM me.
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    wow, you know a lot about fish
    i hereby rename you...Fishboy
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    (Original post by iom_cb)
    Hi There

    Follow this advice, trust me i have kept fish to 10 years (off and on) and work in a pet shop where it my job to give advice on fish (at the weekends obviously, doing A levels monday to friday).

    The tank is turning green for a number of possible reasons:

    1. Phospahate Levels - Phosphate is sometimes put in the water supply to line lead pipes, it may be being put in your supply, it feeds alagae therefore the more water changes increase the algae levels. NOTE: The answer to this is to use PhosBan which is a phospate remover. KEEP DOING WATER CHANGES!!!!!

    2. Too much light also encourages algae, if there is a light on the bowl then it should not be on for more than 6 hours a day, the tank should not be in a window or conservatory.

    3. You may be over feeding it, only a pinch a day, 6 days a week. Leave it a day to help digestion.

    DO NOT DO A FULL WATER CHANGE!!!!!

    The easiest way to kill a fish is to totally stress it out. New water contains chlorine which needs 24 hours to settle. Do not follow advice to stick it a little tub, leave it in the tank and do small but regular waterchanges.

    GET A PROPER TANK AND FILTER SYSTEM!!!!!

    You need a filter system, goldfish produce far more waste than most other fish and it a very important piece of equipment. Get an EHEIM one, their good and really quiet.

    With a filter system you need only do 20% water changes per week.

    ALGAE!!!!!!!

    Athough you need to cut the causes of algae (light/phospate/overfeeding) that will not get rid of the algae already in the tank, you may need to treat the tank with an "GREEN ALGAE CONTROL" chemical which will kill it and then literally scrub the tank with a sponge (carefully so not to stress the fish).

    DISEASE!!!!

    Fins wearing away - This could be "Finrot" - you can get treatment for this from a pet shop.

    Loss of Bouyancy - This is "Swimbladder" - you can get treatment for this from a pet shop.

    Slowness and general lack of movement - this is nitrate caused by lack of maintenance and no filter system. 50% water change and get a FILTER!!!!

    Hope this helps.

    Need any further advice feel free to PM me.
    Great advice :cool:
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    Just for the record, mine passed away last week, the poor thing took a fit.

    Within 10 minutes, the bowl had been cleaned, put away, and Cecil had been flushed down the lavatory
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    wow, you know a lot about fish
    i hereby rename you...Fishboy
    lol. Don't really like the name.

    To be honest I hate fish. I don't even have a fish tank anymore, didn't have the time to look after them properly when i started AS. But when you've been working in a pet shop for over 2 years you pick a bit up.
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    how bout another name then, i realise that that one isn't very original, i'm open to all suggestions
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    (Original post by Scubar)
    wow, you know a lot about fish
    i hereby rename you...Fishboy
    :toofunny: hahaha fishboy!
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    (Original post by iom_cb)
    lol. Don't really like the name.

    To be honest I hate fish. I don't even have a fish tank anymore, didn't have the time to look after them properly when i started AS. But when you've been working in a pet shop for over 2 years you pick a bit up.
    i do have a fish tank but it isnt much to be desired. kind of lost interest a long time ago :rolleyes: and i dont have the timwe for it anymore
 
 
 
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