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  • #300471

    Malti
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    well for xmas I got a new community setup

    #315841

    Malti
    Participant

    ps how come there are no entries for koi or goldfish in the kb?

    #315842

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Malti

    Yes it is possible to keep Goldfish with freshwater tropicals – in Belgium I have seen stunning aquarium set-ups containing Goldfish and fully grown Rainbowfish.

    However it is not an easy thing to attempt. Goldfish naturally prefer cooler waters thus can suffer swimbladder problems etc. when kept at high temperatures.

    I love Platys but fear that they would have a ‘field day’ in your aquarium ‘nipping’ at the fins of the Oranda.

    So for peace of mind a seperate coldwater set-up for your Oranda is advised.

    Regards David

    #315845

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Malti @ Dec 25 2009, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    ps how come there are no entries for koi or goldfish in the kb?

    Just not got around to doing them yet Karlos. I guess they’ll be added at some point.

    #315847

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (David Marshall @ Dec 26 2009, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hey Malti

    Yes it is possible to keep Goldfish with freshwater tropicals – in Belgium I have seen stunning aquarium set-ups containing Goldfish and fully grown Rainbowfish.

    However it is not an easy thing to attempt. Goldfish naturally prefer cooler waters thus can suffer swimbladder problems etc. when kept at high temperatures.

    I love Platys but fear that they would have a ‘field day’ in your aquarium ‘nipping’ at the fins of the Oranda.

    So for peace of mind a seperate coldwater set-up for your Oranda is advised.

    Regards David


    thx for the reply

    #315848

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 26 2009, 03:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Just not got around to doing them yet Karlos. I guess they’ll be added at some point. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> will you just put the normal forms or the various fancies?

    #315883

    JackGillett
    Participant

    hey malti, i have experienced high temps in my goldy tank, we had a drought ages ago an the temp went up to 27 degrees c. the goldfish seemed very happy, apart from my common. he was at the bottom sulking, so i did daily water changes, around 5% of freezing water to bring it down. in my exp. fancys are much more resistant to high temps but be very careful when introducing them, try and bring the temp up at around 2 degrees a week. this will give time for the fish to adapt. normal tropical fish are easily kept at around 25 degrees c. fancys if acclimatised will be happy at this temp.

    #315885

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (JackGillett @ Dec 29 2009, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    hey malti, i have experienced high temps in my goldy tank, we had a drought ages ago an the temp went up to 27 degrees c. the goldfish seemed very happy, apart from my common. he was at the bottom sulking, so i did daily water changes, around 5% of freezing water to bring it down. in my exp. fancys are much more resistant to high temps but be very careful when introducing them, try and bring the temp up at around 2 degrees a week. this will give time for the fish to adapt. normal tropical fish are easily kept at around 25 degrees c. fancys if acclimatised will be happy at this temp. /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” /> The current temp is 24 C maybe 24.5 C and all are doing great, might try introducing the lionhead oranda later on

    #315890

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Malti

    Hope all is going well with the aquarium.

    Interesting reply from Jack.

    Regards David

    #315892

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (David Marshall @ Dec 29 2009, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hey Malti

    Hope all is going well with the aquarium.

    Interesting reply from Jack.

    Regards David

    Hey David,

    yep guppies are preggers, and platies are at it aswell /blink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blink:” border=”0″ alt=”blink.gif” />

    #315895

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Malti @ Dec 26 2009, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    thats ok
    #315897

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 30 2009, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I guess I´ll undertake a mountain of reading and do it ´properly´ but don´t expect them anytime soon mate. Just about finished the Danio profiles now and was going to move onto Devario but had enough of danionins for now so onto loaches we go!

    if there’s anyway I can help with the info, just post a pm…

    #315899

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Karlos, will do.

    #315901

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Malti

    Did you take any photographs of feral Rosy barbs in Malta?

    Regards David

    #315907

    Malti
    Participant

    they are not really feral – just kept in a reservoir. we only have a feral killifish aka buzaqq and now the gambusia

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