Anonymous asked: One of my goldfish is having swim bladder trouble. I've read that feeding them fresh peas can fix the problem. But how often do I feed them the peas and for how long? Do I feed them their regular food as well as the peas? Is there any other advice you can give? Thank you very much!
If the swimbladder problems are caused by constipation, peas can help a lot! Make sure you remove the skin of the peas before feeding them. The best is to feed them a one or two peas (this also depends on the size of the goldfish) and fast them for the rest of the day.
There are also a lot of other causes for swimbladder problems. For example, bacterial infections, water parameters, genetics and certain foods. But let’s see if peas help first :)
My goldfish Abigail is not feeling well, I’m doing a waterchange at the moment. I hope he feels better after it, I knew my goldfish spawned 2 days ago. Maybe he is exhausted. I hope after this waterchange he’s feeling better soon.
When goldfish have spawned, most of the time there’ll be a nitrite peak after that - which might be why Abigail is not feeling good. So when you notice that they have spawned, it’s good to do a water change (:
Anonymous asked: I feed my goldfish seaweed in a lettuce clip sometimes, they absolutely love it. I give them a piece about 10 square centimeters big. How often is it safe for me to feed it to them? (There's 4 in the tank)
I think you can feed it every 3-4 days. :)
Anonymous asked: I have another question too, I'm sorry for bothering you XD in my fancy tank I have two pearlscales who are currently babies, and one of them seems to have a white film over one of its eyes. I can still see the eye through the film but I'm just curious as to what it is, is it blind in one eye? It doesn't have any sign of sickness, although I'm not really that great at telling though.
I think it might be blindness too, but I can’t know for sure without a picture.. Can you submit one to me? :)
Anonymous asked: The fish they sold me was actually labelled as an oranda, I got it for $9. I don't know if that's cheap but I think it is. If it is I guess I'll continue buying goldfish from the clueless petshop :P (I'm the girl with the possible lionhead) Also upon close inspection it's head appears as if it might be developing a wen. I've been reading that I should be feeding it a wen specialized food but I feed my fancies tetra colour goldfish granules which I really like, if I do will it still grow a wen?
You don’t necessary have to feed them. Those pellets promote wen growth, but that doesn’t mean that a wen won’t grow if you don’t feed them. :)
About the price.. It depends how big the fish is and such - but at most petstores I know ‘big’ fancies are really expensive.. haha