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  1. Sounds good to me! Thank you very much!

    I've heard that normal salt without additives doesn't have much benefit compared to aquarium salt, is this true?

    Also, I found a fish scale in my aquarium it's hard to find since I have white sand as the substrate is this normal or something to be concerned about? 

    I had researched about what could potentially be poking out of my female goldfish's vent and I found something called vent prolapse, could that be the case? 

    Will the salt have any negative side affects to the fish? 

    How much salt should I add to the aquarium? 


  2. I seem to have another problem.. On Friday, my female goldfish laid eggs again and everything was okay. Normal stuff. Anyways, today the female goldfish seems to be having something tiny and red sticking out of it's vent. I tried picking it and putting a bit of pressuring on it's abdomen thinking maybe there were extra eggs in there but nope nothing to be found. They aren't worms but it's just a red ball looking thing on it's vent and it won't come out.. What should I do? She seems to be fine and eating well. Very interactive, swimming around, searching through the substrate but I fear that this may evolve into something bigger like maybe dropsy or something like....

  3. 2 hours ago, koko said:

    And man does the water get all milky looking too. 😱

    Definitely does! Got me a bit freaked out there and I did a 35% water change. :laugh: 

    Are the orange eggs healthy ones?

    It's been two days and I have three buckets that have eggs in them. One of the buckets had white fuzzy eggs so I threw them all out. The other two buckets seem to have orange eggs but no black dot. Should I throw these too or should I wait a bit longer?

    Some of the orange eggs don't stick, does that mean they're unhealthy and I should throw them out too?

  4. 2 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

    They are probably remains from eggs, I find my tank always looks a mess after they lay eggs. The tiny white dots are probably left over patches of 'egg glue' as I call it, the eggs form a sticky surface that hardens so they attach to things like rocks, plants and the glass. When the goldfish eat the eggs you often see little spots where they were

    Ohh, that explains it! Thank you!

  5. So, today I found some weird white stuff floating around my tank. They look like pieces of skin as they're very thin. I also found some tiny white dots on the tank glass (looks like eggs? decomposed eggs maybe?) and they move to the water circulation. Is this fungus? I saw my goldfish eating something off the glass and I didn't exactly what it was. Is this algae or fungus? Is it harmful?

  6. 1 hour ago, FishyMandy said:

    If they are fertilized then in a couple of days you will be able to see the little eyes inside the eggs :) Otherwise they will turn white and get fuzzy.


    I often see eggs without seeing any chasing, but also see them with chasing.


    If they hatch, keep them in a shallow tub/tank. Daily waterchanges, when they are really small I like to use airline to drain and fill the tank so it doesn't disturb them too much. Or if I only have a couple I keep them in a small container and do tub to tub waterchanges (So I will have one tub ready with clean water and move them to that one, and then clean out the one they were in and set it up ready for them to go back in later)

    I don't use an airpump or filter until they are about a month old and then I just use a sponge filter.


    For the first day or two you wont need to feed them as they will still be absorbing their egg sac. After that you can feed them baby brine shrimp, decapsulated brine shrimp eggs (I found mine did really well on these),  Daphnia (Frozen when they are small as I find its smaller for them to eat, when they get a bit bigger you can use live if you want to), Hikari first bites (or any other commerical fry food). I also like to put some plants in there that have algae on them for them to nibble on

    Thank you so much for helping me out and giving out important info! I will make sure to follow everything you've mentioned thank you!

  7. Oh, I didn't know that I could hurt them by hand breeding. How do I know if they're okay and nothing is injured? Yes, they seem to be swimming okay and are quite active.

    Also, my bad both goldfish were not egg bound, my silver shubunkin was egg bound while the orange one was the male.

    I spotted the breeding tubercles, but the white dots are not dark they're very faint and I can only see the dots on one of the gill flaps and I don't really see any spots on the other one. Is this something to be concerned about?

    Also, once the female goldfish started laying eggs, she started eating them too and so did the male goldfish. Prior to when she started laying the eggs, I didn't see any sort of chasing is that normal? 

    How do I know if the eggs are fertilized or not?

    How do I take care of the eggs if they hatch? What should i feed them? How do I care for them?

    Currently, I don't have any sort of tank I'm planning to buy a plastic food safe container. I also don't have an air pump nor a filter. I'm planning to buy all these once I know that they're fertilized properly or not.

  8. I'm shocked to say the least... BOTH the goldfish were egg bound... Today was absolutely catastrophic... I always thought that one of the goldfish looked kinda swollen (belly) and that's why I thought it was constipated and started feeding peas. Today I noticed something coming out and it's vent looking odd... I was hoping they were eggs and turns out they were! She started laying loads of eggs and I took another bucket and filled it with water and dechlorinated and hand bred her. I took her out kept her in the water and slowly pressed her abdomen area. The eggs came out fine but she seemed a bit tried and weak so I kept her back into the tank. I was gonna get the other goldfish thinking that it was a male but as SOON as i tried scooping it out with a net A BUNCH OF EGGS just spurted out and nonetheless I was SHOCKED. It was a dream of mine to have baby goldfish but now they're both females :crySo... now I have hundreds of unfertilized eggs... I'm gonna keep it for 2 days just to see if anything happens maybe? I don't know, I'm shocked to say the least honestly really shocked... They seem to be doing fine however... doing normal stuff I wonder why they fought in the past? I've heard that 2 female goldfishes don't ever fight and all they do is play? I'm a bit perplexed 

  9. I will try getting some soon. Thank you so much for your help!! Sorry for asking too many questions, it's my first time having a tank. I used to have a fish bowl and ended up with 2 dead fancy goldfish :cry1 I actually have one more question, yesterday I did a 35% water change (ammonia increased a bit) and suddenly the fishes seem to be surfing the glass tank. Both of the goldfish would stand near the front glass and then circle around up and down. They'd swim up and down in circular motions. Is this something to be concerned about?

  10. Even I had though that this might have been breeding behaviour but its way too aggressive so I just thought they were fighting all the time. The use their mouth to push the other's body and it happens whenever I feed. I fed them right now and they were eating fine but as soon as they noticed the other eating they quickly pushed each other. This causes the fish to spit their food out so I'm guessing feeding jealousy? I did feed them enough if I had fed them more they'd probably end up having some type of nasty disease caused by overfeeding.

    Yes, will do I'll!! I'll be checking the water parameters often. :thumbup2:

    Okay, I'll start doing 80% water changes every week from now on. 

    Actually, I dont think I will be able to find the medication you've stated there.. you see here where I live you don't exactly get fish medication that often you'd only get the lower branded ones :I-Thank-You:

    Could you also tell me how healthy poo looks like? 

    Also, thank you so much for replying! :heart



  11. Thank you so much for replying and I cannot take a video of them but they basically try pushing each other around and chase each other round in circles.

    Ammonia Level(Tank)


     Nitrite Level(Tank)


     Nitrate level(Tank)


     Ammonia Level(Tap)


     Nitrite Level(Tap)


     Nitrate level(Tap)


     Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

    Ph level is at 6.5. Im sorry i dont have the kit for testing kh gh and chloramines

     Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

    Ph level is at 7. Im sorry i dont have the kit for testing kh gh and chloramines

    Other Required Info:

     Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

    API, drops

     Water temperature?

    21 c

     Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

    20 gallons, bought it on the 29th of sept and has been running for 2 weeks now

     What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

    I am not exactly sure about this since the internak filter and aquarium came in together but brand is atman

     How often do you change the water and how much?

    I change 35% of the water every week

     How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

    35% and I changed it today btw

     How many fish in the tank and their size?

    2 shubunkin goldfish and about 3 inches each including the tail

     What kind of water additives or conditioners?

    No water additives and seachem prime is the conditioner being used

     What do you feed your fish and how often?

    I am currently feeding them peas and sometimes pellets . I feed them once every day

     Any new fish added to the tank?


     Any medications added to the tank?

    Yes, i use this medicine called fish saver it was recommended by the pet store

     List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

    The staff member there told me to put around 2 drops every time i change the water

     Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?


  12. Hello! So, I got a brank new 20 gallon tank for two Shubunkin goldfish last week. Yes, I know that they are pond fish and can outgrow the tank don't worry they are quite young and I am planning to get a bigger tank for them soon. It has been cycled well and the water parameters are perfect. Evey time I feed them they fight a LOT and I tried using a tank divider but the divider was a bit too short and the goldfish swam right over it and continued fighting. Every time during feeding they push each other around, chase each other in circles and such aggressive acts. I thought it was because of underfeeding but that is definitely not the case. I have fed them enough. One of the goldfish seems to be less active recently, but still eats well and searches for food in the substrate. I have tried everything, tank dividers, feeding them a bit more than usual and even using a net to separate them but no avail. What should I do? This is very alarming to me... please help I really don't want it to die due to stress..

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