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    Fish Attacked

    Unfortunately my Tarquin has been attacked by another fish. I have returned the rogue fish to the aquarium and swapped it for a different one. He attacked my orange goldfish and has shredded its tail and it looks a right mess. It seems to have lost its bouyancy. I have taken it out of the...
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    Hillstream Loach Has Vanished

    I had a lovely healthy hillstream loach in with fancy goldfish and 2 cloud minnows. I don't remember him being ill at all but he has disappeared without a trace. I have checked all his usual hiding places and he is is not there. I have even taken the filter apart to check he wasn't inside...
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    Cloud Mountain Minnows Starving Themselves

    I lost a minnow last month as watching it for about 5 days not feeding but otherwise looking healthy it suddenly died. I now have two that have started starving themselves. Why are they doing it. They look healthy - the other fish in the tank are healthy and feeding well. I think they will...
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    Need A New Filter Pump

    Hi You may remember from yesterdays post that I have upgraded today to a new 72 litre tank for my fancy goldfish. I collect a secondhand tank last night and have spent all afternoon up to now changing over tanks. Unfortunately the filter system that came with the tank isn't working and so I...
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    Upgrading But How Do I Swap Over?

    As you know I have been keeping my goldfish in a 29ltr tank and as pointed out to me this is far too small. Tonight I am taking the plunge and hopefully will be buying a second hand tank which is 3ftx2ft - so this is a lot bigger than the one I have!! I do not have bags of room and the new...
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    Heron Came For Breakfast!

    Hi Have lost all the big colourful fish to a heron to called for breakfast a few months ago. Left the pond as it had frog life in it and looking to restock. Can now see that some of the baby fish must have survived as there are about a dozen black fish (3cm) in the pond. Will they stay black...
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    Looks Like White Mould - Is It The Rise In Temperature

    Hi My black moor not only has a couple of white powdery patches on his head but also some white dots that look like mould on his fantail. In the recent hot weather I wonder if the water temperature may have caused it. I have changed the water 25% for the last two days and added tonic salts...
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    Fish Spitting Out Food And Floating Head Down

    :( Small goldfish (fancy) body size no more than a cm. Only had him 2 weeks. He is in with the other fish who are well established. Checked water last night and all is well. Other fish are find and dandy with no symptoms. Yesterday I noticed at feeding time that he took in food and then...
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    Mature Garden Pond Need Water Change

    A friend of mine has moved into a house that has an established pond in it that is crawling with life - fish, frogs, weeds etc. The bottom of the pond now has a very thick layer of silt, the weeds have got a bit out of hand, a couple of frogs have died and have what appears like red leg. When...
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    Wanting To Upgrade

    I seem to have caught the fish keeping virus. I bought the small tank for my son and now I am more interested than him :nod: I have a 28ltr tank which I know, I hear you all shouting "far too small for the number of fish in it" Ok I do not want to get rid of the fish and so I want to upgrade...
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    Is This Fungus?

    Hi I notice two of my fish fancy goldfish have got a white mark that has appeared on the dorsal fin. One of them also has a sort of curling effect and wilted look to the edge of a pair of the lower fins. The black moore is perfectly fine and so are the three cloud mm. I have today added...
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    Fluval Pumping Out 'crap'

    I only have a small tank 29ltr and a basic fluval pump. I do a water change every Wednesday and clean out the sponge filter in the pump at the same time ie. yesterday. All was well until about half an hour ago and the tank is full of crap floating around - the pump is pumping it out. That is...
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    Black Moor With Bad Attitude

    Having replaced my daughters black moor with another one - we are all horrified at the way it is treating the other fish at feeding time. It goes under some sort of character change - from meek and mild hanging out with his best buddy Boris - another flutter fish. He becomes a monster at feed...
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    Holding Prisoner

    I have two mountain minnows in with one black moor and one flutter fish. One of the mountain minnows has totally subdued the other one by patrolling the tank and chasing it back under a plant in the corner of the tank. It is keeping it like a prisoner and only letting it out when I feed them...
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    Would Like To Get Another Fish

    Hi Since coming on this site I have learned the hard way about fish keeping. Goldfish in with flutter fish and black moor and mountain minnows that died on day 2! Goldfish that picked on the other fish. My toffee flutter fish died. Took out one of the goldfish and he died. Black moor then...
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    Swapping Stones For Sand

    After Villy the Black Moor died from swallowing a stone from the bottom of the tank, I have decided to play it safe and remove all the stones and replace with sand. I now have a new black Moor - Liquorice, a pleco another fantail and two mountain minnows. I always clean the filter and do a...
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    Transfering Goldfish From Tank To Outside Pond

    I have a goldfish which is about 3 inches long and he is sharing a tank with fancy goldfish eg black moor etc. The goldfish is bullying them and so I want to put him in a friends pond along with their own goldfish. In the UK the pond temperature at the moment is extremely cold compared with...
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    Fish Swallowed Stone

    It looks to me as if the black moor has hoovered up a small stone from the bottom of the tank and it is now stuck in his mouth. I can see something pink in his mouth when he opens it up widely. He is opening and closing his mouth rather frantically and swimming backward shaking his head. What...
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    Black Moor In Trouble Help!

    Hi Please help me save my daughters black moor. It has started listing to one side and doesnt look very happy. I lost a fish about 4 weeks ago that started with this symptom. Should I go and buy some live daphnia or put the swimbladder drops in the water - should I take the black moor out...
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    Male Or Female

    Hi this may be a very simple question. How do you tell the sex of fish. I have no idea what sex mine are. Can you give me a clue as to how you find out. Thanks Villy Valley
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