Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How To Properly Clean A Fish Tank

Cleaning a Tank and Filter
      We all need help at sometimes in our lives why not ask for help when your goldfish's life depends on it. The video below will supply any fish owner a better understanding of how to properly clean one's tank and filter. What is better than being taught how to clean your fish tank by British people? This video will efficiently and helpfully teach you how to setup a tank and how to clean it; this we provide ideals that will help your goldfish live a long life.

How To Clean And Maintain A Fish Tank by VideojugLifestyleandHome

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Different Types of Goldfish

Goldfish Galore
There are many types of fish in general, but also multiple variations of goldfish as well. The amazing fact that there are so many types, originally attracted me to these fabulous creatures and what possessed me to blog about them. Referenced from multiple sources there are between 19-22 different types of goldfish; there are so many wondrous choices. Not only are there many different types but among all those choices each of the species have different variations in color. Calico, black, orange, and white are many colors that differ between specie to specie.
Comets                                                                                                                                       Telescopes 
Commons                                                                                                                                   Pom poms
Shubunkins                                                                                                                                 Demekins
Wakins                                                                                                                                        Veiltails
Jikins                                                                                                                                           Eggfishs
Fantails                                                                                                                                       Lionheads
Pearlscales                                                                                                                                 Ranchus
Orandas                                                                                                                                      Celestials
Ryukins                                                                                                                                       Bubble Eyes
Black Moors                                                                                                                                Tosakins
Panada Moors                                                                                                                             Lionchus



Monday, November 19, 2012

How To Take Care of Your Goldfish

We all wish that there was no care needed for pets, but even fish need to be taken care of with food, cleanings, and filtration. It all sounds intimidating, but if down properly your goldfish could live a very long and happy life. There are many different variations or opinions on how to take care of a goldfish, typically goldfish owners keep their goldfish in a bowl, but actually they are supposed to be kept in a filtered tank. Of course that regime of care varies from each type and some pet “experts” can tell you differently, but the steps I have below seem to be the best I have found so far.

The Five Steps of Taking Care of a Goldfish:
1.   The Tank

The suggested minimal tank size for a goldfish is 5 gallons, if you add to your collection for every goldfish another 5 gallons is recommended.
2.   The Environment-Gravel

Natural bottom-feeders, goldfish, require gravel to borrow in and out of, but you never want to choke your goldfish. To ensure your goldfish’s safety you must either choose big gravel or extremely small gravel so your goldfish does not swallow and choke on them.
3.   Water Changes

The importance of a filter is repeatedly suggested, yet if you do not own a filter water changes are even more important to manage. ½ 0r ¾ of the tank’s water should be switched with clean water every 2-3 days. When cleaning the tank make sure that no soap enters the tank, because soap is poisonous to fish and it will end in death. Another tip while cleaning or changing the tank’s water is preferable using bottled or gallon water, because it is softer water for the fish to adapt to weekly. If you choose not to do so, it is recommended to but water conditioner and add what is listed on the bottle.
4.   Feedings

Feedings should be twice a day and the goldfish should only be provided enough food that it can consume in a minute.
5.   Filtration

If you do have a filter, never clean it in new water whether it comes from a bottle or the tap. When cleaned it should be done in the tank water, enabling the good bacteria on the filter to stay in the tank.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 Hello and Welcome!

My name is Alyssa and my blog is about goldfish. Have you ever wondered about the curious life of a gold fish? I sure have, my interest started when I got my first goldfish at a school fair in 1st grade. His name was Toby, he only lived a couple of years and while looking for a replacement I discovered the many variations of the goldfish. I could not believe how many tanks were devoted to all the different types of goldfish; assuming I am not the only one that was blind to the wondrous world of goldfish, I want to share my knowledge with you, the readers.

In my blog I will try to unleash the many species and variations of the goldfish, where they originated from, and basic facts that differ from each specimen. Hopefully my blog will give its reader a better understanding of goldfish and an easier decision when shopping for a pet.