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I Want Gold Fish!

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Well, when we say we want aquarium, we basically thought of getting a fishbowl and a goldfish inside, just like what we saw on TV or in movies, or in cute cartoon movies, but actually gold fish should not be put in fish bowl!

If you really wanted to get a gold fish as your pet, make sure that you know how to take care of it first before getting one.

Tank

Make sure you get a big tank. Gold fish may look good in a fish bowl but they do not really live in a fish bowl. Gold fish grows big so make sure you have big size tank. Keep even temperature and lighting. Gold fish has sensitive eyes because they do not have eyelids so they can go blind or literally drop their eyes, so do not switch the lights on and off frequently. Put some artificial plants too, this will serve as their hiding place. Keep water clean by putting filter. Gold fish tend to make the water dirty fast, so make sure your tank has good water filtration system.

Food

Goldfish eats almost everything, as in everything, so do not overfeed. Remove uneaten food after few minutes to prevent from polluting the water.

Goldfish are gentle and sensitive, so keep them away from noise and movements.

There you are, now you are ready to have a gold fish of your own. By the way, there are so many varieties of gold fish, so research about them first to decide which one is your pick.

Food for Fish Fries

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Newly born fish are very tiny and they have a very small mouth. They cannot eat the same fish food you regularly give to your grown fish, so it is important to know what the appropriate food for fish fries.

1. Brine Shrimp:

Brine Shrimp is the best food fish fries. You can find Brine Shrimp eggs in aquarium shops, if it’s plain egg then take a teaspoon of egg, put them into small empty aquarium or use one liter plastic bottle instead, add one teaspoon of non-iodized salt, now add water and use an air pump for aeration, set the temperature around 26-27C, if you have purchased a brine shrimp egg mix then you don’t have to salt in that; within 24-48 hrs, eggs will hatch and you can feed your fish fries with those.

2. Prepared Mixes:

In aquarium store, you may find ready made food for fries, it’s easy to use but the only problem is that the leftover food may cloud your water, you can’t separate them easily because a filter won’t be in an aquarium with the fries.

3. Infusoria:

Infusoria is basically microorganisms that are present in water. Normally, it can be found in pond water, you can culture it easily.
In an empty tank, add some old aquarium water or water from a pond, add some potato and lettuce in that, then place it in the sunlight. The bacteria will increase in the water. It will be cloudy & Infusoria feed on bacteria which will result in the increase of the amount of Infusoria and slowly the water will be cleared in few days. Now you can use that water into your fries aquarium,  the only risk it has is that sometimes the water becomes poisonous because of some unwanted microorganisms.