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goldfishluver12
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Is the gravel i'm using safe for my goldfish?
« on: August 22, 2010, 03:11:53 PM »

If heard a lot of stories on here about how fish are choking on the gravel in their tanks. It kinda freaked me out. Im using typical gravel sold at the pet store. There are in a variety of shapes. Some smaller then a pea and some twice the size of a pea and all sizes in-between. Should i be worried?
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Andrea
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Re: Is the gravel i'm using safe for my goldfish?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 06:05:44 AM »

Alot of stories? I'm pretty sure there is only one Tongue And no you shouldn't be worried. I believe that might of been a bit of a freak accident. You are using gravel meant for fish tanks and I've had gravel for years that is smaller than a pea. It is probably better to go for bigger gravel to avoid those one in a million chances. So if you are really freaked out, try to find bigger gravel. However this may be more trouble than it is worth as the gravel holds alot of the good bacteria in a tank and changing all of the gravel may destory a cycled tank.
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goldfishluver12
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Re: Is the gravel i'm using safe for my goldfish?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 01:37:17 PM »

Thats good. Plus i enjoy looking at the gravel cause mine is blue mixed with pink. Its pretty. I dont think i will change it i think i will just stick to what i have. Thanks for the helpful words!
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Hanna
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Re: Is the gravel i'm using safe for my goldfish?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 05:22:24 PM »

The gravel sold at the pet shop, average pea size, is fine. goldfish have the habit to suck every single piece in creation and spit it out as soon as they notice it is not edible. IF it happens that a piece of gravel gets stuck, most times they can get rid of it by themselves. Sometimes they need help.
Therefore it is very imoprtant to know your fish well. Observe their behaviour. If they behave different to their normal behaviour you should look closely and determine the cause and act accordingly.
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fantailer
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Re: Is the gravel i'm using safe for my goldfish?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 07:56:20 PM »

Orbitz once tried to eat a peice of gravel once! She mistaked it for a pea. Luck ily it came out the same side! Cheesy
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