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OrandaLover
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« on: November 20, 2010, 07:54:48 PM »

Hey all! I'm thinking of trading in 2-3 of my goldies at a local pet store. I love them all, but  Cry I wan't room for them all to get big and I won't have room with 5 in a 20 gallon tank. If I get rid of 3 I am thinking of getting one more.

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Which goldies do YOU think I should trade in? I just want an opinion.

Also, what goldie do you think I should buy if I give up 3 of my original ones? I'm thinking of maybe a Lionhead or a Panda Moor
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Nossie
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Re: Goldfish Trade In
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 03:59:47 AM »

Isn't there a way for you to simply find a 55 gal somewhere and keep all your cute girls and boys? Smiley

And I find it a bit strange that you would trade in some of your goldfish to buy a new one?
But, if this is what you want to do, isn't there any friend around that could take 2-3 of your fish? That way they'll be in a home where you can check on them and know that they're alright! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 04:42:31 AM »

I have to agree with Nossie, that does a bit weird, especially because a twenty gallon tank should only have two goldfish in it max! So though three won't be as bad as it five it won't fix the problem  Undecided

The decision is yours to make, you know the goldfish not us and aren't aware which ones you are most attached too.
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Re: Goldfish Trade In
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 09:17:46 AM »

Nossie: You're right it would work better to either find a 55 gallon or give two or three to a friend, but I have already tried both. My friends' parents are not really open to it, and my parents won't let me purchase a 55 gallon.  Sad Undecided

to both of you: I suppose it is a bit weird to get another one after trading in a few of my goldies, but I'm going to see how they do.

Do you think it would be possible for me to keep all five of my goldies in my 20 gallon for now at least? If I do more frequent water changes will they be ok?
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Re: Goldfish Trade In
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 09:27:06 AM »

I personally would find it impossible to give my goldfish to anyone else.  I would do water changes everyday if I had to just to keep them.  I have grown so attached to them.  I couldn't imagine life without them. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 09:37:51 AM »

same here, but I'm trying to do what is best for the fishies. what do you think?
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 02:03:41 PM »

I think they'd do fine! Smiley As long as you test the water and change it whenever the nitrates get high Smiley
How big are they? The smaller they are, the more space they have Wink

I actually kept 7 goldfish in a 10 gallon for like... 4 months!! It really wasn't planned, but as you see, that was far more densely stocked than yours and they were all doing fine thanks to the water testing and -changing! All remained healthy and then I finally got the big tank setup and ready for them Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 05:33:06 PM »

alright, then I'll definitely keep them all! I did a water change today and they all swam around  like crazy!
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 05:47:01 PM »

Good to hear! Smiley I'm sure you'll bump into a bigger, just perfect tank for your fish later Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 09:28:37 PM »

i hope so  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 01:29:13 AM »

Test the water and do frequent waterchanges, if need be every day.
I couldn't give our sweethearts away.
I'd do everything to keep the waterquality right and save up for a perfect tank asap,  Wink
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Re: Goldfish Trade In
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 03:32:05 AM »

How about adding a sponge filter? I know I keep saying this but I'm really happy with the sponge filters I have in my goldfish tanks. Smiley I use ATI Hydro V- 125 gallons for my 55 gallon tanks and ATI Hydro Pond #1- 500 gallon for my 75 gallon tank. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 03:50:08 AM »

OrandaLover: A second hand setup won't be that expensive if you find a good one! Smiley And maybe your parents will change their minds when they see how much you care about your fish? Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 03:53:43 AM »

Just don't buy another one till you get the bigger tank and only if it fits  Smiley Everyone else has already covered it. I kept one goldfish in a 6 gallon tank for over year and she's still with me. Towards the end I had to do frequent water changes and was changing the filter material or at least rinsing very often.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 12:47:20 PM »

I second that statement pappy-fish! I would die without my sponge filters. They're so easy to maintain and very efficient.

I saw a 30 gallon setup at a flea market one time complete with a filter, thermometer, gravel, plants, cleaning equipment, and stand for only 25 dollars. Wanted it very badly, but it was pretty dirty and I didn't wanna take the time to clean it XD
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 02:00:42 PM »

Thank you Goldiegirl! Grin
I thought I was the only one that uses Sponge Filters in this forum. Smiley Wink

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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 11:01:28 PM »

Hi Hun, up untill recently i was overstocked on my fish because i just can't say no to those cuties when i find one i want lol. I have found that like some have said on here that as long as you keep up the frequent waterchanges its not that big a problem especially when they are still small. I had planned on just one 30 gal tank then i discovered goldies and now have a 90 gallon, 75 gal and 40 gal in operation plus have 2- 55s and a 40 lying in wait just in case i fall off the goldfishaholics wagon again. Wish i lived near you i would give you a 55 you seem to have caught the goldfish bug young and show a wonderful amount of concern for the welfare of them. I know it hard to  understand you wanting to find homes for some of your babies so you can try a new breed but i do, it is same thing as wanting a new puppy or kitten but you dont have the room to add a new one, i think we have all felt this way at one time or another in our youth. Don't feel too badly about it it is human nature. But i think you will feel really guilty later if you do give them up without knowing what happened to them. As a parent if i saw my child showing responsibility of not giving away a pet to get new but instead working harder to keep them safe and happy it would go a long way towards me allowing an ungrade. I know i can't guarentee that your parents will feel the same but it is the right thing to do. Good luck on your crusade for a new tank lol. Do you think your parents would work out a way for you to earn the larger tank?

Aimee
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 02:05:33 AM »

I'm thinking of getting another 75 gallon aquarium.  Smiley Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 03:41:58 AM »

I saw such a beautiful 576L with a few lovely HUGE goldfish and two plecos Smiley ->(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
You can zoom in on some of the pics to look at the fish! Cheesy They're giving the fish away with the tank, and it'd be so nice to care for these goldies for those people Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2010, 04:30:22 PM »

Hey all! I'll probably keep my goldies then, maybe upgrade the filter (add airstones maybe?). Even with all your awesome suggestions, I'm almost positive that the only extra tank I'll be able to get now is POSSIBLY a 2 or 3 gallon betta tank for a new crowntail.
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2010, 03:34:40 AM »

No need to do anything about the air stones, as long as you have some, they're good Cheesy
And get a stronger filter only if necessary, you don't want to sit there later with your new tank and no money to buy a proper filter for that Wink
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 10:44:46 AM »

okey dokey - I'm planning on doing weekly water changes for my goldies (starting tomorrow, every Saturday afternoon) now that I've figured out how to get the siphon to start: I suck the water through the clear hose and let it drain into the bucket before the water gets in my mouth. I've been practicing with clean water  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 04:14:35 PM »

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okey dokey - I'm planning on doing weekly water changes for my goldies (starting tomorrow, every Saturday afternoon) now that I've figured out how to get the siphon to start: I suck the water through the clear hose and let it drain into the bucket before the water gets in my mouth. I've been practicing with clean water  Grin

You can do it without sucking: submerge the whole thing under water, make sure there is no air bubble in the hose. Hold one finger on the end of the hose while getting it out and into the bucket, hold the siphon straight onto the gravel. When you're ready release your finger and here she flows Wink
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2010, 06:58:06 PM »

ooh, thanks Hanna! Great idea!!!!! I'll definitely try that tomorrow!
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2010, 07:03:27 PM »

LOL, I thought I try that after I had a mouth full of tankwater and swallowed a doubble Brandy after... hahahaha
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2010, 04:15:22 AM »

I was about to suggest Hanna's method Smiley It works with hoses too, only that you have to put the hose under the tap to fill it with water Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2010, 05:16:48 AM »

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I was about to suggest Hanna's method Smiley It works with hoses too, only that you have to put the hose under the tap to fill it with water Smiley

Yep it does Grin
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2010, 10:03:51 AM »

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LOL, I thought I try that after I had a mouth full of tankwater and swallowed a doubble Brandy after... hahahaha

haha Hanna!
I'll definitely try that after horse back riding today!
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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2010, 12:06:43 PM »

Let's pray she means she will try the siphon trick and not the siphon then brandy trick lol since she so young;).  (wish I had thought of brandy after mouthful of my moms fish tank water when i was helping her clean the nastiest tank that she had never cleaned gravel in ! "yikes" guy doing moms flooring that day about had a cow from laughing at me, Then after he was done laughing at me he showed me the trick where you fill the syphon tube with water sideways and then jerk it up and down as fast as u can while keeping it underwater ( like if you shaking up a can of something) pg rated here or I could give another analogy hehe!( imagine the laughing that action promoted poor guy about busted a gut) but it did work got nice flow. ( Omg got a nice flow, geesh they gonna ban me from this sight for unintentional  inuendo.) wondering if this post will get kicked lol. Sorry didn't mean to offend anyone it's just how it happened and I thought was funny story I would try to share.
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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2010, 12:37:20 PM »

I got tired of my hubby laughing at my when I would do the siphon shake so I invested in one of the siphons you hook to your faucet. Got the one with the long hose 25 ft Lee's gravel vac for $26.69 at petmountain.com it also has the little plastic grate attachment that strains and keeps nosey fish from getting sucked up and it has a little switch you flip to stop water flow while u are at aquarium don't have to run all the way back to sink to race the water and because the pressure of your water faucet running the water is kindof sucked out of aquarium faster depending on how high you turn on the faucet.  This same thing is like $45-50 everywhere else I see it for sale. And this weekend petmountain has %10 off $60 or more or free shipping off a certain amount. Their shipping is usually only $6.99. The other great site I find cheapest aquarium stuff is bigals.com. Here's link to page with gravel vac on petmountain  (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)

But that syphon is wayyy  worth the $26 plus they carry that really good fish food I use called saki hakari it's like almost $13 a bag but wanna talk about food your fishes go gaga over and it's one of best out there for Orandas and ranchu and I would guess any goldfish. The filter media is way cheaper then at store. But if someone told me to choose one item I could get to make goldfish parenting easier it would hands down be the lees gravel vac.

Orandalover it would be a great thing go use Xmas money for or to ask for. Will cut time your waterchanges take down alot.

Lol you would think I work fir the company.

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