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meashaw
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Are my fish happy
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:01:14 AM »

My fish just tend to be stuck togther like there in love or one chases the other
Is this normal and how can you tell there happy? Prob beening a bit thick here  Huh Roll Eyes Wink
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Hanna
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 04:46:57 PM »

 Grin You're fine, lol
This is very, very normal behaviour for your fish. It is kind of spawning behaviour. Really nothing to worry about.
Ours do the same. This is a sign that they feel well and are happy  Cheesy
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 07:52:15 PM »

I asked the same question yesterday. Mine do the same thing. Once i knew the answer it seemed so much more normal. Your fish just really like each other!
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 05:24:17 AM »

iv never worried so much about fish in my live they are so pretty to watch i just love them they sim to be very loving with each other was brought togther and out the same tank at the shop  Cheesy Smiley
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Hanna
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 06:02:31 AM »

It is lovely that you care so much Smiley
So do I, I always watch them and observe them, Love em so much too Wink
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 08:39:53 AM »

You've got all the reason in the world to like those fish of yours, they're beautiful! Smiley
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 03:15:16 AM »

Ty they are doing so well and i do love them they even go mad now when i past by the tank lol  Grin
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 06:58:15 AM »

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Ty they are doing so well and i do love them they even go mad now when i past by the tank lol  Grin

This is so lovely to read... Smiley yes goldies are so cute and they are real characters and every single one has got a different personality.
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 07:00:06 AM »

one has a black mark on hes fins do i worrie ?? Huh
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Hanna
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2010, 04:40:39 PM »

Test your water ASAP for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH.
Could be Ammonia burn Sad
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2010, 09:50:22 PM »

If you have only just noticed it then it sounds like ammonia burn. Test your water asap and then we'll see where you can go from there. Maybe do a few largeish water changes as in about 40-50% of the water. But test it first Smiley
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 02:28:11 AM »

I agree with Andrea! It's a rather big possibility that it's ammonia burn, since your tank is pretty new, and cycling it takes a while Smiley
So if you find any ammonia, you should check the nitrites as well! If any of these are present, it would be good if you'd buy some bio-filter booster of some kind Smiley I had the best everrr!! It cycled my tank in two weeks xD And it helps the fish recover from small wounds as well Smiley So try finding "fluid filter medium" by Easy Life Smiley It should help the ammonia burns heal, and help your fish fight off possible disease during this stressful time Smiley
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 04:36:57 AM »

How do i test the water? and ty all for the advice iv been going out of my mind hes still alive i hoping he does fight this  Undecided
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2010, 04:39:36 AM »

i have a fluid called AquaSafe for goldfish makes the tap water safe im in the uk if that helps  Huh
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 05:07:20 AM »

There should be a test kit available like the API MasterTestKit for freshwater fish. It contains liquid tests and testtubes for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate and pH low and high range. Instructions how to use included.

Aqua Safe sounds to me as it is only a waterconditioner to remove chlorine and chloramine from tapwater.
Furthermore I recommend to add beneficial bacteria to the new water like "Stability" from Seachem. Instructions on the bottle.

But do a 50 % waterchange at least, asap.
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 05:13:40 AM »

cool il have a look now online ty hanna  Smiley
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 05:59:08 AM »

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cool il have a look now online ty hanna  Smiley
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 06:32:17 AM »

im learning this lol Wink
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 07:00:12 AM »

I know you do, and it is so lovely you care for your little friend Smiley
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meashaw
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2010, 04:51:13 AM »

im getting the testers today I HOPE also my Fantails sim to be fine DIDNT help Dorie decide she would get stuck behind the water filter pipe yesterday shes eating fine tho ETC  Wink
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2010, 05:12:07 AM »

Have you been doing water changes? Glad to hear they are doing ok but the black spot is still a bit of worry.
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2010, 02:59:03 AM »

Black spot has gone now yes water changimh every few days i let the tank settle a bit before i changed it this time the Aqua treatment sims to work well Wink
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2010, 03:27:35 AM »

 Grin WELL DONE  Grin
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2010, 06:17:46 PM »

When Torin gets fussy, he sits in his swing and we watch the fish, and it calms us both (well, usually Wink ).  They just swim so beautifully.
By the way, is it okay to go two weeks between partial water changes?  I test the ammonia every week, and it's fine, and the fish seem healthy.  We used to do it each week, but now that I have a little one and my husband is working 12 hour days, we're just too tired to do it as often as before.  If, however, we need to, we can suck it up, but I'd feel better knowing there was some leeway. Smiley
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Re: Are my fish happy
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2010, 02:11:40 AM »

Yeah, every two weeks is fine Smiley We use to do it like that in mom's tank, and that's just a 20 gallon, but we still manage to keep it neat Wink
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