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  1. I told Sebastian that he is the goldfish of the week winner. Sebastian wasn't very interested and just ignored me.
  2. Thanks shakaho, I found some misleading information on the net that said that fish will overeat to point where their stomach rupture. https://animalreview.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/goldfish/ That misleading quote popped upped prominently as the most pertinent answer when I googled "goldfish eating till they die" https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=T7wJW9aQG8misAWQxoXgDg&q=goldfish+eat+till+they+die&oq=&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39k1l6.3033.4993.0.7841.
  3. It is possible for a goldfish to eat till they die in one meal ? Say if someone accidentally knocked a jar of goldfish flakes into the tank spilling all the food within the tank. Will the goldfish eat so much within ten minutes where they would die from over eating?
  4. I found some goldfish teeth this morning. I took a picture of it and shared it with amazed friends and family.
  5. Too bad that fatness is the standard of beauty in goldfish. Having a nice prize winning fat goldfish is a dream but a fat goldfish with swim bladder disease is a nightmare !
  6. Sebastian is around five months old now. As Sebastian ages and grow bigger, at what age will I know for sure Sebastian will not get swim bladder disease because he is growing up ? Is there a cut of age that one would know that the goldfish will not get swim disease if the goldfish reaches that age ?
  7. Does being fat like show quality goldfishes are increase the chances of swim bladder disease ? Does being less fat decrease the chances of goldfish getting swim bladder disease ?
  8. I took pictures of handsome Sebastian for the following weeks competition of "Goldfish of the week".
  9. Sebastian was turning black from the outer fringes of the fins inward toward the body. I added some bio media pebbles. Luckily the bacteria colonized the pebbles. It took about a week for Sebastian to get cured. He is cured now.
  10. I did a large water change. I'm going to cover my siphon hose with a plastic mesh and rubber band.
  11. I found two teeth that Sebastian had shed. I scooped them out. This is the first time I found teeth from a goldfish.
  12. If a tank is cycled and their are plenty of BBs on the bio media, are there any disadvantages to a water change that is over 50% ? How about 60% to 100% ?
  13. I soak them for a minute. API Sinking Pellets Goldfish Food, 7‑oz bottle $10.19 Chewy.com For most items: 365-day return policy
  14. I learned yesterday from here that I should soak the pellets I'm feeding Sebastian and that I should fast Sebastian once a week. So, today I soaked the food before feeding Sebastian.
  15. I just checked Leo's water. Leo tank is not cycled. I took some bio media from Sebastian tank and put into Leo HOB.
  16. This is how worried I was about adding Prime at the same I did a water change. When I first got Sebastian, I put Sebastian into his new 20 gallon tank . The water in the 20 gallon was brand new water from the faucet. I proceeded to add Prime to the water and I had a bubble wand and a air pump running. I thought that I should age the water that I just added Prime to so I did not run the HOB. I placed Sebastian in the 20 gallon tank at around 6 pm. I went to bed at 10 pm. I woke up at 6 am and Sebastian was hovering by the water surface trying to get a gulp of air. The reason was Sebastian , who is 3.5 long, had created enough ammonia in around 12 hours for a twenty gallon tank to be toxic. I tested the water and the ammonia was around 2 ppm. I ran the HOB and in a few hours Sebastian was fine.
  17. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/q-a-with-tetra-about-tetra-safestart.58116/ I got the idea that Prime is bad for BBs from the link that I posted above. OK , now the condensed long version of how Sebastian's tank got cycled. Prior to getting Sebastian, I had a betta named Leo in a ten gallon . I used BBs in a bottle to following the exact instructions of the link that I linked. Leo's tank has been fully cycled for a month. When I got Sebastian, I got Sebastian a twenty gallon tank . To cycle Sebastian's tank, I used all the bio media in Leo's tank to instantaneously cycle Sebastian's tank. I'm cycling Leo's tank again with BBs in a bottle. OK now to my question. I intend to do a 50% water change on Sebastian tank. I intend to add Prime at the same time as I do the water change. Do I have to worry that Prime will kill the BBs in the HOB and in the tank ? A picture of Leo below.
  18. The filter on Sebastian's tank died today so I replaced it.
  19. I've had Sebastian for four days now. The first two days Sebastian would dart away from me as fast as he possibly can when I entered the room. Sebastian is in my room. Now Sebastian knows that I'm the hand the that feeds the mouth, the fear is gone. Now ,Sebastian and I are instant best friends .
  20. How important is it to keep the water that being added to the tank during a water change the same as the water temperature that is originally in the tank ? How stressed will the fish be if the new water added to the tank during a water change is of a different temperature of the water originally in the tank? How does one go about keeping doing a water change while attempting to keep the same temperature in the tank? I have a twenty gallon tank.
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