sons goldfish getting too big

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Postby tinasmith1971 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:41 pm

Thats probably what I will do. I want to post some pics of Thomas the goldfish. Can someone tell me how to do that. Maybe an expert can tell me if its a comet or a common.
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Postby alip01 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:20 pm

There's a guide to posting pictures here. :wink:
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Pictures of my sons goldie Comet or Common?

Postby tinasmith1971 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:52 pm

Sorry the pics aren't great. He didn't want to stay still.

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Postby san-ho-zay » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:30 pm

Judging by the long tail, I'd say that is a comet. And a very healthy looking fish it is too.

I was a bit worried that the shark was going to jump him on picture three! :lol:
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Postby Carylnz » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:04 pm

He does look lovely and I am sure he is a lot happier in his new home.
I agree san-ho-say, that shark is a worry :lol:
I assume the "bubbler" is merely blowing bubbles and not part of a filter? If so, it isn't necessary and you can turn it off at night.
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Postby tinasmith1971 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:45 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments. I believe he may be a Comet because he is zipping around the tank like a wild man (or woman). Sorry again the pictures weren't great.
How big do Comets get again? Hopefully I'll be able to get a pond done by the spring so I can re-home him in there.
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Postby tinasmith1971 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:47 pm

Yeh, now I'm starting to worry about the shark. :wink:
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:17 am

Your goldfish looks big enough to hold his own... :wink:
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What to feed

Postby tinasmith1971 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:50 pm

I've been reading a lot about how you can feed your goldfish veggies even lettuce. Is this true? If it is how much, what types of veggies, and how often?
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:33 am

Fish in the wild will eat anything they can and will go for fruit and veg. Try different stuff (very small amounts and remove anything uneaten) and see what he likes, or doesn't like.
I do not feed stuff like that to my pond fish but my tropicals get cucumber, lettuce and peas. Peas are good as they help with constipation.
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Postby tinasmith1971 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:08 pm

How do you feed the peas? Chop them up or make a paste? I'm afraid if I put a whole pea in he might choke on it.
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:35 pm

the usual thing with peas is to cook it, let it cool down, then squeeze the fleshy stuff out of the skin (the fish cant eat the skin) then drop the fleshy stuff into the tank.

If you can break the skin suitably then the fleshy stuff comes out in two halves.
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Postby tinasmith1971 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:18 pm

thanks I'll try that
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Postby tinasmith1971 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:23 am

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped me out with posting pics and answering all the questions I've posted. You've all been a great help. Now, if I can only understand what the heck is going on with my snail :?
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Postby keviinpiter » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:13 pm

The comet is a further development of the common goldfish. Have almost the same body shape, but the fins on the comet has a longer time, especially the caudal fin (tail) tail, it is more deeply forked. In addition, the standard comet is usually orange-red orange, but more common are more orange. Adult size is smaller the comet.
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