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Obsessed with Fish

Well I have bought 29 Goldfish since begin of March! Now I have around six Pearlscales, 10 Oranda, three Calico, 2 Black Moors, six Shubunkin and 2 tiny Kois. All these fish are still couple of months old babies so my current tanks are enough for them. But I'm not sure what I would do in 2 years.

All these fish are more like rescued from a pet shop. The guy is not exactly someone who care about fish and I feel really bad about them. I picked these guys and even they were not in good condition when brought them home. But now they are all active, healthy and bulky. I feel really sad about all those fish in that shop.

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Lucky fish that you were able to rescue them. Also that you know how to care after them. Cool
deanhills on Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:19 pm
Yeah I hope other people who visit there will buy more fish. These Goldfish are still babies so they can recover fast. All they need is good air pump, good food couple of times a day and nice tank with water change in every 3-4 days for a while.
dude_xyx on Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:56 am
good for you, Dude! You did not say what size tanks you have?
standready on Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:37 pm
I have several 4 x 2 feet tanks and 3 x 2 tanks. Goldfish are in those four feet tanks except 5 redcaps. They are in a 2 feet tanks with airstones. In this tank I do a water change once every 2 days and feeds them 4-5 times a day. It gets some Sunlight so water is green. But Interesting thing is I have noticed these Redcaps growing faster than the rest.
dude_xyx on Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:06 am
You would grow faster too if you got fed 4-5 times a day. laugh
standready on Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:54 pm
I would get fatter if I eat 3-4 times a day. But I do eat at least three times a day. lol It's really interesting how fish grow in different conditions.
dude_xyx on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:45 pm
Many kinds of animals don't feel fed, and fish is one of them.
The master might control the feeding quantity, but the aggressive of some fishes are not controllable.
A friend of mine have a tank of fishes, too.
One of them springs for any fish food dropped in the tank, and finally it got so huge and hurt some other fishes when it try to eat most of the fish food.

Finally, it have to be separated in another small tank, and accept the normal quota of fish food, in order to keep every fish safe, also help it diet.
rx9876 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:56 am
@rx9876. What an interesting story! Looks as though fish also have their own unique character.
deanhills on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:11 pm
Feeding all the time is not something healthy even for Fish. But you can feed little bit more or more frequently when they are growing. For Discus Fish and Goldfish it's the first two years before they reach adulthood. After that you have to put them on a diet and 3 times is enough per day. But in their natural habitats all fish keep looking for food all the time.

I had a this huge Giant Gourami which I used to hand fed. She would come few inches out of water to grab food. This habit had to stop when she become really big and too hungry always. She started having interest not just in food but my fingers too so she started trying her luck biting my fingers off. Anyway interesting fish these guys because they eat anything, fish, meat, vegetables even banana or chocolate.
dude_xyx on Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:09 am
Maybe she was in love with your fingers? It was the attention she was getting? Or like Pavlov's bell? Razz

I'm totally fascinating with this blog post of yours as never realized how interesting pet fish could be. Cool
deanhills on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:39 am
oh yes she was in love with my fingers or any other fingers. As a snack. That was a big fish like 2 feet long and pretty fat. Older she got meaner she became. Fearless and would try to bite at anyone who move near tank. Would eat anything which fell into tank. Once even tried to bite a curious cat who fallen into tank. Amazing fish she is. Don't have it with me anymore though.

Fish are fascinating. I think so many people have this false idea fish are stupid. They are not and many types of fish can outlive almost all other pets except turtles and tortoises. For example A Normal Goldfish can live well over 40 years if you keep it under right condition. Kois can live well over 100 years. Those Giant Gourami can live upto 20 years I think. I had mine with me more than 13 years and now it's nearly 20 years.
dude_xyx on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:27 pm

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