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Ples
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Help with a very young ryukin goldfish!!!?
« on: January 02, 2008, 12:04:15 PM »

I have a very young ryukin about an inch long and it has no hump yet. It has very nice color and when it gets bigger I think it might win some competitions some day,but it can't if it looks like it's sick!! See my goldfish has a red face on it and the gills,there regular. I don't use any water softeners or ati stress fluids. My goldfish always is just hanging on the top of the tank trying to eat the bubbles or something. I use an airator that very sufficiently supplies oxygen. There are no chemicals in the gravel I have and he only has two other tank mates. There all in a ten gallon tank. I change only about 30% of the water at a time and I do it adleast 1 time a week. His other tankmates are so lively so I'm pretty sure its not the water quality beacause then theyed all be affected ,right? Now,some parts of his body are loosing it's color and turning pink. I feed them a liitle food twice a day,but the problem goldfish isn't really that exicited about eating. What am I doing wrong?Huh
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Hal
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Re: Help with a very young ryukin goldfish!!!?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 01:52:13 PM »

First of all a 10 gallon tank wont fit 3 goldfish but since they are babies, it would be okay. Advise you get a bigger tank when they're bigger though.
If the tank is newly setup, then ammonia or nitrite poisoning would probably be the problem. Suggest you get a test kit. Losing its colour could also be ammonia and nitrite poisoning and is stressing you little fish. Others include poor water condition, pollution (overfeeding) or maybe if you keep bigger fish with him, they could be stressing him by trying to eat him.
Loss of appetite isn't a good sign but try to keep the best water conditions and wait and see what happens.
Gulping or trying to eat the bubbles is pretty normal behaviour for goldfish. Again trying to eat the bubbles could also be from high nitrite and ammonia.
Suggest you buy the test kits. Making 50% water changes every other day would help improve water quality.
Carbon can be placed in you filter to also improve water quality and absorb poisons from insect spray etc that can kill fish.
Hope all helps.
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Izzy
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Re: Help with a very young ryukin goldfish!!!?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 09:24:05 AM »

A ten gallon is a bit small, 30 gallons or more would be perfect Smiley
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