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Why did all my goldfish suddenly die?

I have read this question, and this one, about goldfish/pond life suddenly dying. These situations are similar, but not identical to my own, and so I'm not sure whether this question is a duplicate. ...
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MY GOLFISH’S ENTIRE WEN IS GONE!!! PLEASE HELP!

So 2 days ago we cleaned the tank, all fish were fine. Took 24 hours for the water to clear up & all the fish were still fine, but I noticed a piece of fish poop stuck to the head of my baby ...
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What is this lump on my goldfishes head?

I just noticed today that my goldfish has a lump on his head that is white around the edge with a red centre. He is eating and behaving normally. He is nine years old and has never had any other ...
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Goldfish laying at an arch- what should I do? [duplicate]

I have one common goldfish in a 20 gallon tank with a filter and heater. She has been sitting in this arch position for about 4 hours with little to no improvement (couple of little energy bursts). I ...
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Goldfish unresponsive, what should I do?

so I have a common goldfish that lives in a 20 gallon tank by herself with a filter and heater. Recently she has been showing signs of swim bladder disease because she wouldn’t swim properly. After ...
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Can goldfish have opinions?

I have two goldfish for 2 years named Archimedes and Nelson. They lived in an aquarium with big white gravel. I changed their soil with dark blue pebbles as a result of advice given by my breeder. A ...
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Goldfish behaviour after medication

My goldfish was showing signs of illness, then started shredding it tail, loosing its colour - I did a compete water change and cleaned the filter and tank/gravel. purchased some tri sulfa tablets. ...
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I have a thirty gallon tank with seven fancy goldfish

I have a thirty gallon goldfish tank with seven goldfish in it. Is this overstocked? All but two of the goldfish seem healthy, with one sometimes bottom sitting and the other with black marks that I ...
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Is it safe to add medication in a fish tank if there is no sick* fishes? [duplicate]

My water conditions aren't the best, yet, my fishes are doing their best so far. I want to put a fungus and fin rot remedy in the fish tank but none of them have it (at least I don't think so). Two-...
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What is that white spot on my goldfish? [duplicate]

Its been like a few days since it showed up, how do i treat it, Im tight on budget, also my red fish passed away today, and yesterdaay i bought this aquarium with filter, the capacity was 6l on old ...
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Does a goldfish experience feelings of loneliness?

My goldfish has been the lone fish in her tank for a number of months now, and quite recently, has begin to behave differently and remain in one small area on the very bottom of her tank. Could ...
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Can goldfish jump out of water?

Previously I asked "Can goldfish be Trained?" and the answer was yes. But my plan is to train my fishies to jump out of the water get food. I did a Google image search and it looks like goldfish can ...
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Can goldfish be trained?

I've recently got a family of goldfish and I want to encourage them to be interactive. Can they be trained? Background: I have 3 comet goldfish. During the transition to their tank, I must have ...
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How do I tell if my goldfish is pregnant?

I'm new to keeping fish. I picked up 3 comet goldfish a couple of months ago. They've been living in the same tank and one is getting bigger, way bigger than the other 2. Is it pregnant? How can I ...
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Goldfish swim bladder disease? Please help

Hi all. Apologies in advance for the long post. Looking for any help I can get please. I cleaned my goldfish tank last night and went to bed early, this morning when I went to feed him I found he is ...
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Plants for dirty/algae ridden goldfish aquarium

I have a 20gallon/70litre freshwater aquarium with two comets now about 2inches each. The aquarium gets dirty with algae over the glass and all the plants very quickly after cleaning. This is nothing ...
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Is my tank overstocked with Goldfish?

Is this tank overstocked? There are many baby Goldish and a couple of adults (some not visible in the dark area). According to some people it should be OK, others say that goldfish need 40gal (80l) ...
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Help. A common goldfish living in 3 gallon tank

My wife got a goldfish from our pre-school. It came in a "fishbowl" the size of a large coffee cup and a tiny ziplock with fish food. It was severely stressed: fins clamped at his side, sunken belly, ...
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how do i keep my goldfish tank's bottom clean? [duplicate]

my goldfish tank's water is crystal clear and the filter is working fine but goldfish creates a lot of waste so their manure collects on the bottom of the tank(which is bare), is it okay or will it ...
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Goldfish-unknown white marks

I’m really concerned about one of my goldfish as this morning I noticed 2 marks on his body. One near the head and one near the tail. I noticed my bigger goldfish nudging him out of the way at feeding ...
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When to euthanize a sick goldfish? [duplicate]

This poor guy, purportedly a lionhead, has been bloated like this for a month. He was lying upside down so I did feed him some cooked peas which might have helped but now there's a large red patch on ...
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Fantail goldfish looks bloated - Does this mean he is sick?

I bought two goldfishes last summer and they've been doing great in my 10 gallon tank, but I am starting to wonder about one of the goldfish. I don't know if he is sick or in pain or what. When I ...
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Why are my fish always scared?

I have a tank with four 1.5" Shubunkins, which I've had for one month. There are no other fish. It is a glass-bottom tank with no substrate (for easy cleaning), and has many floating plants for them ...
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Can goldfish eat sea lettuce?

I picked up some sea lettuce attached to stones from the local beach near where fresh water was entering the sea, and have washed off the salt water, and placed it into my fresh water tank. The leaves ...
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Goldfishes died first night

We bought 3 small gold fishes from Walmart last night. We poured some tap water in the tank and waited for the Clorine to release (after 2 hours), we put them in with their water (initially in the ...
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Looking for an automated aquarium

I'm looking for a fully automated aquarium. Need an automatically timed feeder for the fish Could the aquarium could automatically clean itself A battery backup for both the feeder and the cleaning ...
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My little red eared turtle ate a dead gold fish should I be concerned?

This is my little red eared turtles image eating my pet gold fish which died of natural causes. Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?
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What is this tufty white spot on my goldfish's head?

I noticed today that my goldfish, Thunderbolt, has a tuft of white on its head. Note: Same fish. coloration difference due to camera flash I've had the fish in a 10 gallon tank by itself for ...
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Gold fish being strange

My goldfish is being abnormal. Closed upper fins, refused to swim. Not being alert while feeding. Stressed, tails down as you see in the images. Unlike others it's being strange plus all the 4 fishes ...
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What kind of substrate is best for fancy goldfish?

I read that gravel is unsuitable for fancy goldfish, as the fish will eat the pieces whole and get sick. I installed sand in my tank, but I find it very difficult to clean, as when I siphon, the hose ...
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Gold Fish (shubunkin) behaviour changes

I have a 20 gallon gold fish tank with 6 gold fish all small sized. I have this tank around for 6 months. I do weekly 50% water change's and feed them twice a day mostly pellets and flake food. ...
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Lump on Goldfish

Several months ago my red cap oranda developed a lump on his side. It resembled an acne nodule. The lump was beneath his scales and didn't seem to cause him any trouble. He had some mild red streaking ...
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Fatal cotton like fungus on goldfish spreading to other?

I've had a black moore goldfish for 5 years. I just recently brought him with me to a new city and he's temporarily in a five gallon aquarium. Originally he was in a 30 gallon aquarium with other fish ...
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Can I switch to using tap water with a larger tank?

I have always given my fish distilled water but I recently got a larger tank. Would it be dangerous to give them tap water with water conditioner in it if I have been giving them distilled water?
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Is changing water daily in a fish bowl harmful to the fish?

I have two goldfishes and have kept them in a fish bowl for now. As I do not have a water filter in there, should I change the water daily in the bowl? It does seem a bit dirty after a day, but I don'...
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Reason for fishes dying

I have a 2 feet by 1 feet aquarium in which i keep about 4 to 6 fishes. I don't know why why but, whenever I keep fishes in my aquarium they die within 1 to 2 months. Initially I was recommended by ...
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gold fish dropped on floor while cleaning bowl then it started swimming upside down

I am feeding pair of gold fish in bowl. I do change the water everyday morning, because I am filling the bowl with tap water. While cleaning the bowl today morning it jumped out and dropped on floor. ...
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Can small snails bite medium size gold fish?

I have a 10 gallon aquarium and have one medium size goldfish in the tank. About a month ago, I decided to purchase couple of live plants. Once I got it, I simply planted it into the tank without ...
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Goldfish die in hours

I've had a pond for several months. Up until this week, there have been hundreds of toad tadpoles living in it. However, fish continually die in the pool. Not sure what to do. I left one in the ...
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Can I use these medicines for my sick fish

My goldfish is sick and I am not very good at this. The fish has got white elevated growth/spots and the edges of the fins also have some growth. Here are the pictures of the fish: Here are two ...
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How many gold fish can i have in my tank?

I have a 320litre tank and at the moment i have one tiny catfish (not much bigger that a tetra) a very little bristle nose, 10 small goldfish and one larger one. He measures about 6cm. How many... ( ...
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New tank issue :(

I got a new 8 gal (33 Ltr.) fish tank on 31st Dec. And the same evening I put a 4-inch oranda and a 2-inch black moor in it. I totally forgot about cycling the tank. I even tried to return the fish ...
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Why do my goldfish keep dying?

I have had a number of goldfish (three pairs of two) over the last six months or so. In all cases they have lasted about 2 months before dying. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong so here is all (...
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Possible reasons goldfish hanging out near surface

We have two goldfish in an 18L tank, which has a pump filter and a light. We feed them lightly once a day and I change the water every week or so. We have had them for a few months and they have ...
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Feed goldfish off-schedule or skip a day?

I missed feeding time and my goldfish were sleeping by the time I got to them. I thought it would be better to let them be and just feed them the normal amount at feeding time the following day. Was ...
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Black goldfish with its fin clamped down

We have two small fish in our tank, they seemed very happy until about a week ago. They both became fairly inactive and had their dorsal fins clamped down against their backs. We thought it might be ...
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Will my turtle eat the goldfish in my pond?

We have a pond in my backyard, where we have close to 50-60 medium-size goldfish. The goldfish have grown quite a bit since they've been in the pond, the youngest being about 3 inches, the oldest 4 ...
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How can I keep my goldfish tank clean?

I'm tired of trying to get the scum marks and slime from the fish tank when doing a weekly clean, it looks gross so does anyone have any tips?
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Why are my goldfish acting this way, and how can I remedy it?

So I bought two goldfish on Wednesday, and the shopkeeper did not tell me to cycle the tank or anything. I bought the gravel and tree on Thursday and my auntie gave me an air pump and filter around ...
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Goldfish coming to the top of bowl and releasing bubbles

I've recently got a pair of goldfish and put them in a bowl. I'm trying to keep them happy by feeding them all the natural thing they eat in the wild (and they are loving it too). It has been 4 ~ 5 ...