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Re: The Goldfish Quiz
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2014, 12:02:15 AM »

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Are you ready to own a goldfish? Take this quiz to find the answer.

1. How much money are you willing to spend on your new pet?
a) As much as it takes!
b) A sizeable ammount...but not too much
c) No more than $10
d) I have to spend money?

2. How much time are you willing to devote?
a) My entire life will be given to them!
b) Whatever the ammount of time they require
c) Not any more than an hour a week
d) I have a busy schedual...

3. How much room are you going to provide?
a) 10 gallons per goldfish - I looked this up ahead of time.
b) My fish will live in a 5 gallon tank
c) 2 gallons should be good
d) What about a goldfish bowl?

4. What will your water change schedual be?
a) One 50% water change once a week, including a gravel vacuum and scrubbing off algae
b) One 30% water change once every week
c) Dump everything out of the tank, rinse it out, and put it back in once every 2 weeks
d) Whenever I realize the water is too brown to see my fish

5. If you encounter any illnesses with your fish, what will you do?
a) Seek help immediately from a reliable source such as my goldfish book or an online website if I don't know what it is. If I still don't know, I will try to take it to a local vet.
b) Watch how it goes. If it gets worse I'll buy some medicine.
c) Ask my aunt. She keeps a few angel fish at her home.
d) Ignore it. It will probably leave on its own anyhow.

6. What will your feeding rutine consist of?
a) I will feed my fish twice every day as much as they can consume completely within 2-3 minutes. I will feed them a good stable fish food, such as flakes or pellets, and occasionally dethawed frozen peas to prevent swim bladder disorders. I will also suplement it with live foods to keep them happy and healthy.
b) I will feed my fish once a day for 3 minutes. I will feed them all flakes and maybe some peas now and again.
c) I will feed them until they won't eat any more once every other day.
d) I will drop some food in when I remember, which may be once every week or so

7. How much work are you willing to devote for your pet?
a) I will work for them until my back breaks!
b) I will work for them whenever they need it.
c) I don't really want to do that much work, but I will if I have to. Time is money!
d) Work? I don't want to do work! Goldfish are supposed to be low-maintenance!

8. What kind of substrate will you use?
a) A nice, pea-sized gravel or sand
b) Some fine, colorful gravel. It won't get stuck in their mouths...will it?
c) Some rocks I find in my back yard - cheap and affordable
d) Who needs a substrate? I will put one or two marbles in my goldfish bowl

9. Will you decorate the tank?
a) I will give my goldfish several live plants to provide oxygen and hiding places for my friends. Also, I will decorate it attractively with storebought driftwood and maybe some large decorations that will not allow my fish to get stuck in them.
b) I will put a few plastic plants in the tank so they won't feel frightened. I will also buy a few cute decorations I saw at the store, that are fish-safe and have no sharp edges.
c) I will plant some weeds in there in my grandparents' garden. That will save money.
d) They don't need to have decorations.

10. How do you plan to go about monitering water conditions?
a) I will buy my own test kit for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, chlorimines, gh, kh, and ph. I plan to keep my ammonia level at 0 ppm, nitrite 0 ppm, nitrate from .5 - 20 ppm, chlorine 0, chlorimines 0, and a ph not to acidic or alkiline. I will test the water every time my fish's behavior seems off or when I do a water change.
b) I will get it tested at the local fish store once every week.
c) I will test the water at my fish store about once a month
d) Test the water? It would fail!

11. What equipment will you use for your pet?
a) I will get my fish a filter (carbon, sponge, or other) double the size of the tank (a 20 gallon filter for a 10 gallon tank, and so on) airline tubing, an airstone to provide more efficient oxygen exchange, and an extra pump or two in case one goes out. I will also supply a heater in case of a power failure.
b) I will get my fish a nice sized filter, airline tubing, airstone and pump.
c) I will get a small and cheap filter for my fish
d) I can't get a filter to fit in my goldfish's bowl. Besides, they don't have to have one, right?

If you answered mostly a's: Congradulations! You are well prepared for owning a goldfish. A good fish owner always does the research ahead of time. Thanks to your willingness to work and your love for the breed, your pets will have a good life.
If you answered mostly b's: You are almost ready to own a fish! You have the basics down, but lack a few important bits of information for the well being to your fish. Review stocking capacity - goldfish must have 10 gallons per fish in the long run in order to live a comfortable lifestyle.
If you answered mostly c's: It sounds like the goldfish breed isn't meant for you. A fish such as the Siamese fighter or the guppy would better suit your finantial and personal needs. Remember that goldfish are a long commitment - some have lived well over 50 years old! If you would like to keep a goldfish, consider attempting to keep one of these fish first. Also, anything you place in your goldfish tank must be fish friendly. Rocks found out of doors may contain harmful toxins (weed-killer, grass fertilizer) or alter the ph of your tank. Other plants that are not specifically intended for goldfish may kill your fish if they eat it.
If you answered mostly d's: DO NOT GET A GOLDFISH, or any other fish for that matter until you have done more research. Goldfish need owners that will give them time, love, care, and attention. The ignorant fish keeper is often times the most fatal for their pet. Contrary to popular belief, goldfish cannot live in a bowl. They need a spacious area with good equipment and a good owner!

Thank you for taking the goldfish quiz!

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Re: The Goldfish Quiz
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2014, 12:05:22 AM »

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Are you ready to own a goldfish? Take this quiz to find the answer.

1. How much money are you willing to spend on your new pet?
a) As much as it takes!
b) A sizeable ammount...but not too much
c) No more than $10
d) I have to spend money?

2. How much time are you willing to devote?
a) My entire life will be given to them!
b) Whatever the ammount of time they require
c) Not any more than an hour a week
d) I have a busy schedual...

3. How much room are you going to provide?
a) 10 gallons per goldfish - I looked this up ahead of time.
b) My fish will live in a 5 gallon tank
c) 2 gallons should be good
d) What about a goldfish bowl?

4. What will your water change schedual be?
a) One 50% water change once a week, including a gravel vacuum and scrubbing off algae
b) One 30% water change once every week
c) Dump everything out of the tank, rinse it out, and put it back in once every 2 weeks
d) Whenever I realize the water is too brown to see my fish

5. If you encounter any illnesses with your fish, what will you do?
a) Seek help immediately from a reliable source such as my goldfish book or an online website if I don't know what it is. If I still don't know, I will try to take it to a local vet.
b) Watch how it goes. If it gets worse I'll buy some medicine.
c) Ask my aunt. She keeps a few angel fish at her home.
d) Ignore it. It will probably leave on its own anyhow.

6. What will your feeding rutine consist of?
a) I will feed my fish twice every day as much as they can consume completely within 2-3 minutes. I will feed them a good stable fish food, such as flakes or pellets, and occasionally dethawed frozen peas to prevent swim bladder disorders. I will also suplement it with live foods to keep them happy and healthy.
b) I will feed my fish once a day for 3 minutes. I will feed them all flakes and maybe some peas now and again.
c) I will feed them until they won't eat any more once every other day.
d) I will drop some food in when I remember, which may be once every week or so

7. How much work are you willing to devote for your pet?
a) I will work for them until my back breaks!
b) I will work for them whenever they need it.
c) I don't really want to do that much work, but I will if I have to. Time is money!
d) Work? I don't want to do work! Goldfish are supposed to be low-maintenance!

8. What kind of substrate will you use?
a) A nice, pea-sized gravel or sand
b) Some fine, colorful gravel. It won't get stuck in their mouths...will it?
c) Some rocks I find in my back yard - cheap and affordable
d) Who needs a substrate? I will put one or two marbles in my goldfish bowl

9. Will you decorate the tank?
a) I will give my goldfish several live plants to provide oxygen and hiding places for my friends. Also, I will decorate it attractively with storebought driftwood and maybe some large decorations that will not allow my fish to get stuck in them.
b) I will put a few plastic plants in the tank so they won't feel frightened. I will also buy a few cute decorations I saw at the store, that are fish-safe and have no sharp edges.
c) I will plant some weeds in there in my grandparents' garden. That will save money.
d) They don't need to have decorations.

10. How do you plan to go about monitering water conditions?
a) I will buy my own test kit for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, chlorimines, gh, kh, and ph. I plan to keep my ammonia level at 0 ppm, nitrite 0 ppm, nitrate from .5 - 20 ppm, chlorine 0, chlorimines 0, and a ph not to acidic or alkiline. I will test the water every time my fish's behavior seems off or when I do a water change.
b) I will get it tested at the local fish store once every week.
c) I will test the water at my fish store about once a month
d) Test the water? It would fail!

11. What equipment will you use for your pet?
a) I will get my fish a filter (carbon, sponge, or other) double the size of the tank (a 20 gallon filter for a 10 gallon tank, and so on) airline tubing, an airstone to provide more efficient oxygen exchange, and an extra pump or two in case one goes out. I will also supply a heater in case of a power failure.
b) I will get my fish a nice sized filter, airline tubing, airstone and pump.
c) I will get a small and cheap filter for my fish
d) I can't get a filter to fit in my goldfish's bowl. Besides, they don't have to have one, right?

If you answered mostly a's: Congradulations! You are well prepared for owning a goldfish. A good fish owner always does the research ahead of time. Thanks to your willingness to work and your love for the breed, your pets will have a good life.
If you answered mostly b's: You are almost ready to own a fish! You have the basics down, but lack a few important bits of information for the well being to your fish. Review stocking capacity - goldfish must have 10 gallons per fish in the long run in order to live a comfortable lifestyle.
If you answered mostly c's: It sounds like the goldfish breed isn't meant for you. A fish such as the Siamese fighter or the guppy would better suit your finantial and personal needs. Remember that goldfish are a long commitment - some have lived well over 50 years old! If you would like to keep a goldfish, consider attempting to keep one of these fish first. Also, anything you place in your goldfish tank must be fish friendly. Rocks found out of doors may contain harmful toxins (weed-killer, grass fertilizer) or alter the ph of your tank. Other plants that are not specifically intended for goldfish may kill your fish if they eat it.
If you answered mostly d's: DO NOT GET A GOLDFISH, or any other fish for that matter until you have done more research. Goldfish need owners that will give them time, love, care, and attention. The ignorant fish keeper is often times the most fatal for their pet. Contrary to popular belief, goldfish cannot live in a bowl. They need a spacious area with good equipment and a good owner!

Thank you for taking the goldfish quiz!

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