A Closer Look at Black Spot Disease – Part 2 (Parasites)

September 21st, 2008

There are two very different fish diseases that get called ‘black spot disease.’  One is caused by healing after injury (most commonly ammonia burn), and the other is caused by a parasite that infects the intestine of birds.  This second type of black spot disease is rare in fish tanks, but more common in ponds.

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A Closer Look at Black Spot Disease – Part 1 (Ammonia)

September 14th, 2008

There are two very different fish diseases that get called ‘black spot disease.’  One is caused by healing after injury (most commonly ammonia burn), and the other is caused by a parasite that infects the intestine of birds.

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Videos of Goldfish Ink Painting Artists in Action

September 7th, 2008

Here are 4 videos of 3 different artists painting goldfish using ink.  Each artist’s style is their own, but they all know the meaning of the word subtle, and give wonderful demonstrations of a steady hand.

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Fish Brain Anatomy & Function

September 1st, 2008

Compared to the familiar shape and form of a mammal brain, the fish brain is rather odd looking.  It is elongated, has distinct sections, and is much smaller that a mammal’s brain in relation to its body.  However, it does everything a fish needs it to do.

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A Closer Look at Tail and Fin Rot – Part 2 (Treatment)

August 25th, 2008

As explained in “A Closer Look at Tail and Fin Rot – Part 1 (Symptoms & Causes),” tail and fin rot is a symptom of a serious bacterial infection.  Understanding that basic point is key to understanding the reasons behind the treatment.

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A Closer Look at Tail and Fin Rot – Part 1 (Symptoms & Causes)

August 18th, 2008

Tail and fin rot is is an easily recognizable, and very common fish disease.  It occurs in aquariums, ponds, fish farms and the wild – both in rivers and in oceans.

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Goldfish Colouring Explained

August 11th, 2008

Although terms like red self-coloured metallic can appear almost meaningless, the system of goldfish colouring is not nearly as complicated as if first appears.

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3 Things That Should Never Happen to a Goldfish

August 3rd, 2008

1. Made to live in a bowl

Almost everybody knows it, but plenty of people do it.  Goldfish that live in a bowl do not get enough oxygen, are exposed to disease, and usually die young.  If they are unlucky enough to survive into adulthood, they will be too big for the bowl and suffer from deformities.  It is cruel.  Don’t do it.

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The Oranda Goldfish

July 27th, 2008

The oranda goldfish has been around for over 400 years, and is a fancy goldfish variety with long flowing fins, slow graceful movement, and what looks like a raspberry on its head.

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The Lateral Line

July 20th, 2008

The lateral line is often thought to be a mysterious, almost magical feature of fish that gives them some sort of “sixth sense”.  The reality isn’t quite so fortean, but is nonetheless interesting.

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