Goldfish Fancy - Page 29 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree106Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #281 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 01:26 PM
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 2,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
Those should all work out fine.. get them as babies and fill it with plants and you should be good. Usually people try to put one plant in and the goldfish will target it, but if you plant a lot there will be little damage. Hornwort and anacharis are good snacks but they grow fast enough to keep up..
Sweeeett
I was thinking of getting them as tiny little guys anyhow. I just love watching them mature and grow under my care. Everywhere I read said they'll eat the plants!!! They'll dig up the plants!!! It maybe a challenge to do a complete NPT with goldfish.

I can see why they would target a single live plant and thinking it is a snack. Thanks for putting my nerves at rest. My PetsMart seems to keep their goldies in bare tanks. So hopefully they won't be able to tell the difference from live and fake plants ;)

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #282 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
No, mine have never uprooted anything. Though I suppose this may begin to happen as they start hitting 5"+. Deeper substrate is a good fix.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #283 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 2,450
Ya. It's generally the larger goldies that uproot plants with their digging in the substrate. Mine haven't gotten to that size yet, so my swords have a good chance to become deeply entrenched in the substrate. I know there are some people who have done NPT with goldfish, but I don't really think it's worth the trouble. Plus, most of the plants I like don't do well in tanks like that.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #284 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 02:36 PM
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 2,677
I remember my childhood goldies. They loved living holes in my gravel. I just wish the employees were educated enough to not let me get 2 adult fantails for my 20 gallon.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
post #285 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 02:40 PM
Member
 
Kithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,563
Right now I've answered an ad for a person saying he has a 200+ gallon pond and is looking for goldfish/koi so we'll see. I'm going to ask for pictures.

I know that a nice fish store called Dallas North Aquarium has multiple large ponds outside their store, I may message them through facebook or something.
Kithy is offline  
post #286 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 04:22 PM
Member
 
Kithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,563
For right now because I see finding a good home for him to be difficult we are getting a second filter.

http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?A...rchMode=simple

This will be the set up :X Opinions? Hopefully this will be temporary. It's not because I don't want to get rid of him (I don't but...) but I know what he needs and I know I ca't provide so new home is needed.
Kithy is offline  
post #287 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 05:24 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
My gravel vacc broke. ;-; Wasn't finished... soo... much... poop.. left....

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #288 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 2,450
Ya. Kithy, most people aren't going to add fish to their ponds right now. These are the coldest months of the year and adding fish that aren't acclimated to the cold will kill them. You will have to hold out until spring. Adding another filter does sound like a temporary solution, tho. If you can get something like an AquaClear that would be even better.

Olympia! Did the vast amount of poop break your gravel vac?!

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #289 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 05:59 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
I don't know what I did but it won't suck water anymore. xD

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #290 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:14 PM
Member
 
Kithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
I don't know what I did but it won't suck water anymore. xD
o_o Oh dear. Mine did that a bit ended up having a huge rock stuck in it xD
Kithy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fancy Goldfish - advice, please? Aus Other Fish 16 08-31-2012 12:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome