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bubba123
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perascale glodfish
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:03:19 PM »
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hey i got a perascale goldfish .he/she is very young .how do take care of it??
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Re: perascale glodfish
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 02:37:03 AM »
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By giving it an 80L tank with good filtration, no sharp-edged decorations, letting the tank cycle, testing the water regularly (pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate), changing 50% of the water every week, never cleaning the filters under tap water.
Feed it a good, varied diet, since you chose a pearl scale, which will be devastated if you'd just feed it flakes because of the compressed organs inside the little round body. Be sure to give it a good quality staple pellet and fresh vegetables such as shelled peas, blanched lettuce, spinach... plus live foods, blood worms, tubifex, shrimp, freeze-dried, frozen or fresh. (More info on that here: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) )

Optional, provide a natural and comfortable environment for the fish, with a nice, smooth gravel, a few round pebbles and some plants such as Java Fern, Anubias (of various kinds and sizes) and some Elodea. It will probably eat the elodea though, but it's a nice snack!
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Re: perascale glodfish
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 09:08:14 PM »
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You need a 20 gallon tank and a 40 gallon filter. It'd be nice to have live plants and gravel, but not really the end of the world if you don't. Feed it a variety, veggies too! Oh, and be sure to cycle the tank beforehand.
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Re: perascale glodfish
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 09:15:10 PM »
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One thing I know about pearlscales is that if a round pearlish-looking scale on the body of the fish has come off, it will not grow back the way it once was, but will be replaced by a normal scale. This means you should try to avoid rough decorations that the fish will scrape against as well!  Grin

Love to see pics if you get the chance to take some  Smiley
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Re: perascale glodfish
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 11:14:30 AM »
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(Now I just got reminded of my own baby pearl scale, Marmalade! Cheesy She's two inches long already c': My little girl is growing so fast <3)
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