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  1. Twinklingtea

    Help Under Gravel Filter Is Gunky

    Hi guys, I have a 29 gallon tank with 2 fan tail goldfish in it (still little guys). I run an under gravel filter with an air pump and a fluval 300 GPH HOB filter. The tank is about a year old, water parameters are good, fish are healthy, etc. My question is: is it harmful that the under gravel...
  2. Twinklingtea

    My Mom Wants To Know, Is 2.5g Good For 2 Commet Goldfish

    I'm still a newbie myself, but everything I've read about goldfish suggests that common gold fish with a single tail need at least 40 gallons per fish with serious filtration. They produce a lot of waste and get very large. Even fancy goldfish (double tailed) which are much smaller require 20...
  3. Twinklingtea

    Help Floating Goldfish

    I hate to lose him but those sores look like they hurt. I can't leave him like this. I've never had to euthanize before, I'm a little nervous about it. Bigger water changes are definitely possible. They are still fairly small so I wasn't too worried about it, but I trust you. This is the second...
  4. Twinklingtea

    Help Floating Goldfish

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 29 gallon How long has the tank been running? ~8mo Does it have a filter? Yes- fluval HOB 300 GPH, undergravel filter with airpump Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 74 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all...
  5. Twinklingtea

    Question How Warm Is Too Warm For Goldfish?

    How do I cool it down?
  6. Twinklingtea

    Question How Warm Is Too Warm For Goldfish?

    Hey all, now that summer is here, my tank temperature is rising. I kept it at 70° all winter but now it's up to 74°. I have 2 fan tail goldfish. I just turned the light out to try and keep it cool, but when Should I start to worry? How do you cool a tank? I am new to this, my first summer with...
  7. Twinklingtea

    Can Vinegar Actually Lower Ph? Safely?

    My pH is 7.6 out of the tap and 8.2 in the tank, too. try letting the tap water sit out for 24 hours or so to degas, test it again. Mine spikes right up.
  8. Twinklingtea

    Question Mystery Snails With Goldfish?

    OH ALSO; I forgot-- my pH is high, like 8.2 can the little dudes tolerate that?
  9. Twinklingtea

    Question Mystery Snails With Goldfish?

    One of my goldfish may try to eat it... the other one is broken and spends most of his time floating around like he's dead (he has been doing that since I got him in January... I'm pretty sure he's just a weirdo). Why would you recommend the other breeds of snail first?
  10. Twinklingtea

    Question Mystery Snails With Goldfish?

    Hey all! I've been thinking about adding mystery snail or two to my goldfish tank. I have 2 fan tail goldfish in a 29 gallon tank, with a HOB fluval filter (300 gph) and an undergravel. I keep a few moss balls in there but my water puppies like destroying them. My questions are: 1) Are mystery...
  11. Twinklingtea

    Help My Goldfish Is Being A Weirdo

    He sleeps under a glass mushroom I have in the tank, normally. That freaked me out at first, too because my other fish almost never sleeps and this one is lazy! I'll try a pea tomorrow and fasting today. I swear it just amuses him to swallow a bunch of air and float around. Then he begs for food...
  12. Twinklingtea

    Help My Goldfish Is Being A Weirdo

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 29 gallon How long has the tank been running? 6 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 72° What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 2 fan tail goldfish...
  13. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    No, I will try that.
  14. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    I got goldfish because they were hardy little dudes. I'm glad I did.
  15. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    I was worried about that, thank you
  16. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    Ok. I hope it won't go that high
  17. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    How high is too high? I stopped it at 8.2 but I don't know if it would continue going up?
  18. Twinklingtea

    Help High Ph In Goldfish Tank

    Hi guys, I am keeping a fan tail goldfish (now 2 but 1 is new as of yesterday) in a 29 gallon tank. I have well water so my Ph is high from the tap, about 7.6, but it's been going up to 8.0- 8.2 in the tank. I thought it was the fault of some teacups I was using for decoration but I ditched...
  19. Twinklingtea

    Sick Goldfish?

    I already got rid of him... I don't know that I would have been able to dissect him anyway he was pretty small. It would have been pretty hard to do it properly.
  20. Twinklingtea

    Sick Goldfish?

    I didn't know about the fins being clenched, he started doing that before he started floating. I have a lot to learn still. Thank you for your help! I will be more careful next time.




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