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  1. No thanks. Dont like goldies that much, I ove my fantail, but their isnt enough variety for me. And also keeping them in a pond would mean i would have to bring them in in the winter.
  2. how big are they? i was thinking of an external filter, cuz i want to minimise the amount of space taken up by a filter, but im not sure....
  3. Iv fed my fantail and veiltale live redworms a few times, not sure how hygienic it it though....
  4. Just wondering, I'm getting an 11g tank on tuesday, and i was wondering what would be the best filter to get? It needs to be relatily quiet and small, but also keep the water CRYSTAL clear... Any ideas?
  5. Oh and may i add, my fantail is very bulky, and is about 2.5 inches tall, so at first when i got bream of carp or whatever they would be about the same sized. And also Im thinking of ony getting carp and stuff small, and just letting the grow, so i wont be putting bigger fish in the pond.
  6. Yes i know, the record for common/mirror carp in england is over 80lb, but they grow quite slowly, so once the got over about 1lb then i would hand then over to my friend who has a much bigger pond, bream can grow to about 15lb aswell, but the same, cuz i can buy them both in 2-3inch sizes near me. Record roach are about nearly 4lb, but that is quite rare, 1.5lb is expectable, crucian carp grow to about the same but 2lbs is normal. I was just wondering, if while they were small i could keep them with my fantail and veiltale, which are both abot 3.5inch?
  7. I dont mean all of them. But are u saying none of them would get along with a fantail?
  8. Just wondering if my fantail would get along alright with the following : Common Carp Mirror Carp Crucian Carp Roach Bream
  9. OK, I have a fantail, and my brother has a vieltale (i think) Mine is in a 10g tank, and my brothers is in a 9 gallon I was wondering how u tell wether they are female/male? Or would you need pics?
  10. No me neither, and mine dont like peas either....
  11. Alright, this is just an idea, but recently their has been a few aderts for tanks in the local paper, and I was wondering about eeping saltwater fish, NOT TROPICAL, saltwater fish which dont naturaly lie in warm water, and if they are particalarly hard to look after? I was looking for fish that are some or all of the following - Brightly Coloured - Dont need too much space - Can be fed relativly easy Any ideas?
  12. Lol, He is my best friend, and iv known him all my life, because our mums are best friends, if i got the animal welfair authority then they would go mental at me! And i have tryed to tell him, i think tbh, the best way for him to learn is if some of his koi started dying, and he found them flaoting on the surface, or for example, one caught dropsy or a swim bladder disease or somthing like that, ill try and show him on the internet, but the best way will be to wait until they empty their pond, and actually find ot how mny galons it is. But ill keep trying. Just annoys me, and he was telling my to keep a brown river trout in my 4.5 gallon tank!
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    OK, thanks, What about keeping a male and a female together? Or would it be really hard? And i was thinking of getting a sponge filter, but shouldnt i bother?
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    I was wondering, what was involved in breeding bettas? I have a spare 4.5 gallon tank lying around, and I was wondering, what sort of filtration, airation, how many I should keep, how to tell which are male/female, and any precautions or tips on keeping them Thanks.
  15. Lovely fish, my favourite are the doitsu kikokuryu and the guy caled SPOT
  16. Yeah exactly! 4inches r his biggest ones! Some r smaller! I guess Ima just gonna have to leave him, their isnt really anything I can do, he wont listen, the only reason he might listen is if a load of his fish die, but then he would probably come up with a differant excuse... *sigh*
  17. Yes he has a pump, but I dont know how good it is, and he would never giv any fish away, especially not his koi! He has had them over 7 years and the biggest one is about 4 inch! Urm.. right now, it is winter, so in the days the highest temperatures are probably 8 degrees C, at night, lower, not sure how much, the pond does get sunlight, it is just in his garden, with only a fence on one side of it which would stop sunlight, and i doubt he will buy a de-icer, when i mentioned it to him he was like "The fish can still breathe! DUHH!" But in the summer his mum is planning on re doing the pond, and making it clear, this is when he will get 12" golden orfe and 6" tench.
  18. Wow, I love goldies with those black spots!
  19. My friend has a pond about 3 and a half feet deep, and about 3 feet wide and long, and i now he has seriously over stocked it, he has a load of small koi, roach, comets and commons, carp, minnow, and is getting orfe and tench, he doesnt have a de icer, and when the pond freezes over does nothing about it, the water is brown, and he never beliees me that it is overstocked! He even kept two commons, in a 4.5 litre bowl in tap water once!
  20. Now, believe me, I do alot of fishing, and I never really thought about this, but wild fish, dont smell that fishy all the time, but the things that tend to really reek of the fishy smell is things that the fish have been in, eg nets, and they dont just smell when they r dead....
  21. Im sorry, I didnt relise, I just assmed it was cleaning it My bad.
  22. Which one? The large one with the janitor fish on its back? Doesn't look too bad....
  23. Nice, I knew their were rivers/lakes with goldfish, especially in east asia
  24. Lol, i would just get my wetsuit on
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