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Losing My Precious Goldfish
« on: November 17, 2009, 02:16:10 AM »

I have 3 goldfish that I consider as the Mama and Papa's. They are about 6 years old. 3 yrs ago they mated and had babies.  I put the goldfish outside in the pond in the summer and I bring them inside in the winter months. I brought them inside in September, to the same tank they were in last year.  I used water this year for the tank in the basement from the dehumidifier. Put the air raters in and treated the water. This set for a little over a month or so. I brought the mama and the papa's in and the 2 1/2 yr old goldfish and put them in the tub in the basement. 2 weeks ago the 2 yr olds started to die one by one, some days 2 then for a few days not any. Then it started again. I had 14 and now I have a half of fish, I think he is going to die also. I also lost one of the bigger mama or papa fish. I have treated the water with stuff and now tonight I actually moved them completely from the tank. Called fish store and they said to use Spring Water. So I have.  Hopefully they will survive now. My question is why did my fish all die several weeks after bringing them inside. I have been so careful every year when moving them from outside to inside.  What could be wrong with that water this year.   My fish had 31 babies this year and they are in another tank and they are just fine. There water came from my faucet which is rural water. It set for a few days before I put them in there also. However they are fine. Can anyone tell me why the others have gotten sick and most of them have died now?HuhHuhHuhHuh  HELP HELP
Re: Losing My Precious Goldfish
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 11:30:26 PM »

how different was the water temperature of your pond and the temperature of the water you put them in in your indoor aquarium? rapid water temperatures can stress a fish out so much that it will die, and sometimes, no matter how much you acclimate a fish, it is too finicky to move.
what were the signs on the fish that died? did they have any sort of disease on them, any white growth, any abnormal swelling of the belly, any red or black circles around their eyes?
did your fish have any wounds, were they attacking each other?
did you use the same food outside that you did inside?
theres a bunch of questions i gotta ask to help you here...i havent heard of this before, and i think i might be missing something to tell you what happened.
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Re: Losing My Precious Goldfish
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 03:41:40 PM »

I'm really sorry to hear that. If the water was simply rural water my best estimate would be water pollution, but without other details its hard to say. But that's just me. (Listen to the experts for advice, I'm just here for moral support..)
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Re: Losing My Precious Goldfish
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 05:57:41 PM »

I don't know if it's just me but "using water from the de-humidifier" raised a red flag for me.  I feel it was something to do with that water.  Did you test your water first before adding the fish, as far as chemistry, ph, ammonia, nitrites, hardness etc.?
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Re: Losing My Precious Goldfish
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 04:38:19 PM »

Changing the water temperature so quickly will shock the fish so badly that it simply kills them. When you bring them inside you put the bag in the tank of water and let the water in the bag heat up (or cool down) so that the temperature in the bag changes. then u let them out

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