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I know I've seen it on the forum before, but I've had trouble finding the threads, so . . .

What is the best Goldfish book out there? I'd like to know some good recommended reading and see if there is anything I need to add to my goldfish library.

What are the precautionary treatments people normally give new goldfish?

What treatments are given every now and then as precautionary measures?

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I know I've seen it on the forum before, but I've had trouble finding the threads, so . . .

What is the best Goldfish book out there? I'd like to know some good recommended reading and see if there is anything I need to add to my goldfish library.

What are the precautionary treatments people normally give new goldfish?

What treatments are given every now and then as precautionary measures?

Fancy Goldfish - Johnson and Hess (25% -30% off on sale at www.goldfishconnection.com)

Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health - Roberts

Fish Disease Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd Edition - Noga

0.3% salt for at least 2 weeks

Praziquantel for at least 4 rounds

Antibiotics (only if bacterial infections present)

1-2 rounds of Praziquantel every 6 months in main tanks

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0.3% salt for at least 2 weeks

Praziquantel for at least 4 rounds

1-2 rounds of Praziquantel every 6 months in main tanks

And what are these precautionary treatments and precautionary measures addressing?

Thanks!

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Flukes.

Fish Pathology by Roberts is another book to consider, but is a bit of a tome and rather expensive. If you have access to a university library though, you can get a PDF of it rather easily. Just saying. :whistle

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0.3% salt for at least 2 weeks

Praziquantel for at least 4 rounds

1-2 rounds of Praziquantel every 6 months in main tanks

And what are these precautionary treatments and precautionary measures addressing?

Thanks!

The 0.3 % salt is for cliliated protozoans including Ich and others that are less visible. It also helps to prevent bacterial infections. The Prazi is for Flukes.
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If you had to chose one - which one would that be?

The Johnson and Hess is the least expensive, a good "all around book" and is the easiest to process. Nice pictures, too. But, some of the medicinal data is lacking. I would definitely get this one for an overall understanding of Goldfish keeping and then fact check or supplement the disease section.

http://www.goldfishconnection.com/shop/details.php?productId=1&parentId=3&catId=3

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If you had to chose one - which one would that be?

The Johnson and Hess is the least expensive, a good "all around book" and is the easiest to process. Nice pictures, too. But, some of the medicinal data is lacking. I would definitely get this one for an overall understanding of Goldfish keeping and then fact check or supplement the disease section.

http://www.goldfishconnection.com/shop/details.php?productId=1&parentId=3&catId=3

Oh you gave me an idea Jared with those books on Sale..... Oh oh... Let me see :teehee

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If you had to chose one - which one would that be?

The Johnson and Hess is the least expensive, a good "all around book" and is the easiest to process. Nice pictures, too. But, some of the medicinal data is lacking. I would definitely get this one for an overall understanding of Goldfish keeping and then fact check or supplement the disease section.

http://www.goldfishconnection.com/shop/details.php?productId=1&parentId=3&catId=3

I have this book, thought it'd be good for a beginner like myself. I'm assuming overall the information in the book is good, seems to be recommended a lot. But with you saying the medicinal data is lacking and some of the recommendations in the book, like 10-20% weekly WC and 10 gallons/fish, is this really the best all around book?

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If you had to chose one - which one would that be?

The Johnson and Hess is the least expensive, a good "all around book" and is the easiest to process. Nice pictures, too. But, some of the medicinal data is lacking. I would definitely get this one for an overall understanding of Goldfish keeping and then fact check or supplement the disease section.

http://www.goldfishconnection.com/shop/details.php?productId=1&parentId=3&catId=3

I have this book, thought it'd be good for a beginner like myself. I'm assuming overall the information in the book is good, seems to be recommended a lot. But with you saying the medicinal data is lacking and some of the recommendations in the book, like 10-20% weekly WC and 10 gallons/fish, is this really the best all around book?

I haven't come across any books that recommend our water change and stocking numbers. And since medicine is always changing and progressing, most books fall behind rather quickly. But, I still think there is a a great deal of valuable information in this book. It is also very enjoyable to read :)

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I think it is the best all around book. The other ones are much more detailed and read more like a textbook. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing but they are much more technical.

The Johnson & Hess book has been around for several years so I do think some of the suggestions are outdated (such as WCs, gallons per fish rule, etc) but it is still probably the book I like best. :idont

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I've stumbled across this whilst browsing my uni ebook library.

Aquarium care of goldfish by Boruchowitz

This is quite a decent beginner goldfish keeping book. It emphasizes how important 10 gallons per fish is and recommends large water changes.

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