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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2010, 08:30:23 AM »

What lovely goldfish you have. I have never seen a fish with scales like Flec before, he is very stunning!
I hope Halfy recovers.

Does anyone know if it always means that a fish is stressed or not well when they clamp their fins?
Because I have seen one of my fish do this a few times before, though when I go over too him he stops and swims over to me.
He seems perfectly fine and my water parameters are good too.
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Mindemae
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2010, 09:29:13 AM »

Clamped fins usually mean something is wrong.
If your water quality is perfect then I would take the fish out and put him in a hospital tank with salt and melafix and observe him for the next 3 days.  There could be something wrong with the fish itself if your water quality is perfect.
Fish should be actively swimming with dorsal fin up and most of the time they are looking for food.  If a fish swims in one spot or aimlessly swims, or sits at the bottom with clamped fins that is a good indication that something is amiss. Smiley


Jack,
I think the fish will enjoy the extra aeration you provided.  Karma for you for taking such good care of your fish!  I hope your little guy snaps out of it.  If he seems better in a few days you can put him back in the main tank. Smiley
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2010, 03:07:56 PM »

Abbiesaurus, sometimes fish just put their fins close to their bodies for a short moment, and then usually not all of them. But you'll notice if a fish is uncomfortable, if they stop somewhere and put their fins together that's usually when you should worry a bit. They only move when they notice food or something Smiley But if the fish is generally acting healthy and the water's fine... it's alright. You may want to be extra watchful for a while though, just to be safe.

Jack: It's very hard to over aerate your water, and it's close to impossible with goldfish. The concentration of oxygen in water is surprisingly low, even in the best aerated environments. And so, that's pretty much nothing to worry about Smiley It can happen that some fish may develop small air bubbles on their fins and skin (INSIDE, note that small bubbles sometimes just stick to the surface of the fish without being symptoms of disease), which is in turn a symptom that shows over-oxygenation. But really, when it comes to goldies, the more air stones/filtration the better Wink
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2010, 05:28:02 AM »

To all members who have help me with advice with halfy, I thankyou kindly.

I regret to tell you that when I went to the city today to get halfies medicine and I return home this afternoon poor little halfy had passed on, and up to the big fish bowl in the sky. I will leave a short message in the memoriom in halfies honour.

Rest in peace halfy

And thankyou everybody again
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2010, 08:52:49 AM »

Rip Halfy Cry

Jack,
I know you did all you could for the little guy! Smiley
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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2010, 09:21:51 AM »

Sorry to hear about your loss Jack Cry
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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2010, 09:29:01 AM »

Nossie and Mindemae I will keep a close eye on Fanta just in case and I hope that nothing is wrong - though I have not seen any other signs of illness.
I haven't seen him do it in a  few weeks though and when he did do it he was in the middle level of the tank - I have never seen him resting at the bottom.
Maybe he did it because he wanted to rest his fins for a while? lol
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2010, 09:39:46 AM »

Goldfish rest or sleep sometimes on the bottom, at least mine do, when aquarium lights are out, but their fins are never clamped.
Clamped fins usually mean a sign of distress.  Keep an eye on him.
Fish do have weird behaviors sometimes tho!  I have this fish, he's a comet and everytime he poos he points his nose downward and waggles back and forth, back and forth, in the same spot.....at first I thought what the heck, but it is just his way.  Other than that weird ritual, he is active, healthy and happy. LOL! Smiley
I guess you know your fish the best and their little quirks and behaviors.  I'm sure you will recognize true distress when you see it. Smiley
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2010, 06:51:04 PM »

Ours rest during the day too, about lunchtimes they are quiet at the bottom, but all fins up. Then after a while resting they are back to being busy.

Abbie, keep an eye on Fanta anyway
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Re: Getting started what to do ?
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2010, 10:03:33 PM »

Lol what a funny fish Mindemae.
Yeah I will keep a close eye on him still Smiley
He has been very happy today as he got some banana for breakfast! All the goldies love it Cheesy
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