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  1. Give them lots of hiding places, like a big rock or driftwood The pregnant ones use them for protection for their babies . I turned a batch of 6 ghost shrimp into a huge community of 40 shrimps in around a few months without seeing a single pregnant shrimp!
  2. Actually, given the proper habitat with a lot of hiding places. Ghost shrimp multiply quickly. What I've noticed is that the baby shrimp tend to hide under caves during the day and go out only at night to avoid being eaten.
  3. I dont remember what it's called but the shrimps I got were 2 inches long with long hands. Don't get small shrimps like ghost shrimp, your goldfish will make a snack out of them
  4. Well, snails can be a problem. But they do serve a purpose eating algae and decaying material
  5. Yep, I bet its ok. I have 6 neons and a couple of guppies in one of my tanks with no probs.
  6. Same here. Cook them first. I dip mine in hot water for a couple of minutes. I pinch one side to create a small hole and squeeze.
  7. Cool! I also see my goldies do the same thing. It looks so cute but does it mean that something's wrong with my tank?
  8. Yep, I bet it's teeth as well. They look a bit triangular with a hollow part in the other side
  9. I saw one this morning at a petshop. It was kinda large, around 6" long I rember.
  10. One problem I had with shrimps is that they tend to jump out of the water. I'd just find them across the room the next day...sometimes they're still alive, sometimes I'm not so lucky.
  11. Dont flush your goldfish down the toilet! It might clog up your pipes . That's my biggest worry. Burrying them in the garden seems to be the best, that's what I do.
  12. Thanks bettaqueen! Just followed your advice and now i have my plastic plants in my tank without them floating away. Thanks you all for the advices.
  13. Dont put shrimp with goldies. My shrimp started nipping at the fins of my precious lil' goldies.
  14. Wow! That's very surprising. Will tell that to my friend ASAP so he'll try to stop feeding them raw beef. Thanks
  15. My friend has been keeping goldfishes for a while now and he just had a silly idea one night and started feeding RAW GROUND BEEF to his goldies. At first I got scared, but he told me that the fish loved it. He's been doing it for a couple of weeks now and he keeps on telling me to try it out on my fish. My only problem is that his fish might turn into wild freaky carnivors
  16. Cool! Thanks for the advice. Will surely not use it on my tanks
  17. I have some plastic plants but i have to burry them in the gravel to weigh them down, however, i dont have gravel. What can i do so that they wont float? Some plastic plants i saw had some "epoxy" or resin type base...I'm thinkin of plaster of paris, is this safe? If not, what other suggestions do you have?
  18. I believe that they are very different types of goldfish. From the things I've read about ranchus, ranchus are bred to perfection, with respect to headgrowth, body shape, fin shape, tail shape and all. It should be egg shaped with little headgrowth and the tail muscles have to be very thick like a "sumo wrestler". So it's very painful to hear some people call a ranchu a lionhead and vice versa, simply because some people have taken so much time perfecting the ranchu. Just my 2 cents. Don't get me wrong, I also love lionheads with their squarish face
  19. How would you define slower? Coz am a bit confused. So they "chew" the food slower or do they respond slowly once you put the fish food in? I dont think that there should be too much concern. Just make sure that you soak them before feeding
  20. Or maybe you could feed it to them as treats
  21. I got the one from Pennplax...works wonder. My suggestion is to try it out first for a couple of weeks before having to leave it so if ever something goes wrong, you'd be there to fix it immediately
  22. just make sure its completely dry. Wait for around 24hours to dry.
  23. What i do is simply to soak them in water, do some of my morning chores...then come back after. I dont take note how long they've been soaked, for as long as they're big and soft
  24. When fish get their rounded shape, most of the time it doesnt change anymore. I got a cute lil' red cap oranda last year and it was so tiny when i got it. He was so round and cute...and he's a beauty...sadly, he passed away last month due to a parasite outbreak in my tank.
  25. I used to have: 2 Hamsters 2 Finches A couple of chickens I also like to play with cats and dogs, mostly owned by my friends since am not allowed to have cats or dogs. Plus i have 2 20g tanks, a turtle, and a couple of snails and love to watch animal planet
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