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  1. nice upgrade :) Beautiful tank :) Anubias are very hardy plants for a goldfish tank :)

    Also try running your cords and wires, air hoses down the corners so they're not so visible ;)

    and not to be mean...

    BUT...

    I would recommend re homing a few of yours as your overstocked presently :( unless your planning on another tank or pond in the future ;)

    Thanks for your advice , also should I put driftwood inside the tank ?


  2. Hi and welcome ... I did not get if you are treating your water but this is very important. Tap water contains chemicals that are toxic to fish, and water conditioner also helps with their slime coat. Alternatively, I think you could leave the replacement water out for a day prior to putting it in the tank (aging the water), but I've never done this.

    Pet shops giving out bad info is a common problem here in the U.S., too! I always double-check here if a pet shop recommendation sounds "fishy"! :-)

    I also fill up all my tanks all the way, though the water does evaporate a bit during the week since I use heaters.

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    Alex confirmed that Vietnam tap water doesn't contain chlorine or chloramines, so the advice wasn't fishy after all! :rofl
    Actually the Water does contain chloramines :3

    Yes, sorry for the confusion...it's possible that some water sources in VN do not contain chlorine or chloramines, but in a city of many millions, it would have been quite surprising.

    I'm surprised that the fish do that well with the water without conditioner. Makes me wonder how much chloramine is actually in the water. :o

    There is a large amount of chloramines in tap water and as much as everywhere in the world. But the thing is the fish sold at fish shop got used to it, cuz I think I saw tap water being pured dirctly into a goldfish tank and even I did to my goldfish for the last eight months but they turned out to be fine.

  3. Hello*

    I have a 55 with 4 fancies - a Very* large red and white ryukin (Eunice) , Very* large chocolate oranda, and smaller white ryukin and red fantail.

    I've had a tank divider up with boys on one side and girls on the other while my ladies were healing from a previous thing.

    Eunice has been very non mobile for a while now - just not really as active as much as the other fish - but today she started nipping at Ginger's (fantail) tail and quite a bit (little chucks are missing) - so I moved the divider over and put my lil Ginger on the smaller side by herself and introduced Eunice back to the larger side with the boys. Now i saw her nip at Thurston's (oranda) tail a few times - but not as much.

    As I'm watching them Eunice is all over the tank ..... she's following Thurston - nudging him, bumping into him, swimming all other the place - I've NEVER seen her act like this.

    Obviously she's starting to feel better - is this some sort of "big fish thing" - Do fish get territorial? They seem to be bumping each other a lot...... I'm like in shock over here - she's like a totally different fish - she's so lively*

    Wow that is exactly what happened to me, my ryukin pushed and chased little lionheads every morning so I had to separate them and put the lionheads in a different tank

  4. Hi and welcome ... I did not get if you are treating your water but this is very important. Tap water contains chemicals that are toxic to fish, and water conditioner also helps with their slime coat. Alternatively, I think you could leave the replacement water out for a day prior to putting it in the tank (aging the water), but I've never done this.

    Pet shops giving out bad info is a common problem here in the U.S., too! I always double-check here if a pet shop recommendation sounds "fishy"! :-)

    I also fill up all my tanks all the way, though the water does evaporate a bit during the week since I use heaters.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

    Alex confirmed that Vietnam tap water doesn't contain chlorine or chloramines, so the advice wasn't fishy after all! :rofl
    Actually the Water does contain chloramines :3

  5. Thanks, Justin!

    I really do enjoy my indoor pond setup. When you get room for it, it would be a very wonderful thing to do for your fish. I am very jealous that you live in a country where "Yellow Powder" is easily available, Choji.

    For now, fill the tanks all the way up. You'll need the water space more than you need show-groomed fish right now. :)

    Yup I did fill the water up to the top, and I frequently do water changing too.


  6. The first time I told my relatives that I've been taking care of goldfish, their reactions were like "why don't you buy guppy or flowerhorn or discus", but I wasn't angry because I knew that to them goldfish are just yellow or orange fish which is sometimes given at fair or sold for low price at pet shops. But it is nothing compared to my anger for the way people treat goldfish at fish farm, they have ranks for goldfish, all the beautiful ones are kept at fish farm or distributed to premium pet shops and sold at a high price while the unlucky ones are transferred to normal fish shop and to be honest some fish shops only sell fishes because of the money, they don't even know about them.

    One of my little lionheads is only 2 inches and he had his anal fin cut off, my oranda had his tail fin trim and separated by some ???????? at the fish farm but I still take them anyway because I think they better stay with me, and while shopping for goldfish I saw lots of tank full of goldfish floating or sitting at the bottom, the staff throws a bunch of medicine inside the tank and doesn't even care about quarantine. They are too lazy to clean the algae and moss so they put some kind of cleaning fish together with the telescope and those fishes chased them and ripped their scale off which is really painful to see. I know that there is nothing I could do about that so I try to take care off my little ones and hope that people at fish shop should know more about goldfish.


  7. I asked my cousin to buy it for me cuz he will return from the States this May. ^^ btw I live in Viet Nam. It is strange that all fish at my local pet shops can live in tap water @@.

    that's probably because the water doesn't contain chlorine, or chloramines, or very low amounts of it.

    where in VN are you?Also, given that it's only 20 gallons, you are better off filling it up.

    I live in Ho Chi Minh city, I'm still in college.

    It was last yeat,first time I bought my oranda at my local pet shop I did ask them if I have to treat the water but they told me that I didn't have to. You know I'm newbie and I believe in them and it turned out to be true. I feel guikty saying this but I didn't have a tank back then I let little oranda lived in a container about 13gal and I always do 100% water changing with untreated tap water and he has been doing fine. It's been almost a year until I bought a tank last month and I moved him in new tank.


  8. :hi Okay...my calculator was on fire...sorry! I'm getting about 18.5 US gallons for the tele and oranda and 13.75 US gallons for 3 little lionheads. Please correct me if my math is off. The rule of thumb that most use on this forum is 20 US gal per your average fully grown fancy. It looks like you are a bit overstocked and will be having to do very frequent large water changes to keep your water parameters in check for the time being. When you decide to upgrade, you can consider tanks that have longer dimesions. But for now, if your fish seem to be healthy I would fill the tanks up fully and suggest daily water changes.

    Thank you for your help, it is really hard to ask for advice at the pet store bcuz some of them do not know much about goldfish and I have to search for information on the internet. Even the owner of the pet shop that I often buy from tell me it's ok to place more than 5 goldfish in my tank


  9. Goldfish prefer a more horizontal swimming area which is why a lot of folks around here like the 20g long and 40g breeder tanks. Also, some of the really big aquariums have favorable dimensions. Some goldfish are more prone to swim bladder problems that make deeper water difficult for them. I think aesthetically speaking it looks better to fill the water to the top, but by utilizing a tank with longer dimensions you can accomplish both. :)

    Yes, I thought about the bladder issues too, that's why I only have my tank 3/4 filled but since I saw lots of fully-filled tank so I think I should bring this up so I could get advice from you guys. ^^

    How big is your tank...dimensions? How many fish do you have in that tank? And, do they have swim bladder or floating issues? The reason I ask is that by lowering the level of water you are decreasing the volume of water available to the fish which will increase the concentration of waste products. If your fish is healthy, then I think it would be more advantageous to fill the tank to the top.

    I have 2 tanks: 1st one is 60x30x40 (cm) for my telescope and oranda , 2nd one is 50x30x35 for 3 little lionhead. ^^ They are doing fine and they love to swim around my hand.


  10. Goldfish prefer a more horizontal swimming area which is why a lot of folks around here like the 20g long and 40g breeder tanks. Also, some of the really big aquariums have favorable dimensions. Some goldfish are more prone to swim bladder problems that make deeper water difficult for them. I think aesthetically speaking it looks better to fill the water to the top, but by utilizing a tank with longer dimensions you can accomplish both. :)

    Yes, I thought about the bladder issues too, that's why I only have my tank 3/4 filled but since I saw lots of fully-filled tank so I think I should bring this up so I could get advice from you guys. ^^


  11. Hi guys, I'm new to goldfish keeping, I've just started 20 gallon tank forsome goldfish and I really want to know more about the water level in the tank. I've read some articles about it and some recommends that it should be between 15 to 20cm to give the fish less water pressure and nice tail, but I saw lots of video on youtube of some tanka fully filled .So which one is better ?

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