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Post by Who2 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:02 pm

Goldfish.... :cool:
Ps: I have three dead goldfish....


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Re: Goldfish

Post by A-Four » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:19 pm

Who2 wrote:Goldfish.... :cool:
Ps: I have three dead goldfish....
I am told such fish have a 30 sec memory, perhaps they got bored to death say, that's a nice castle,........that's a nice castle,........that's a nice castle,........that's a nic,.....e............. :wi

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Re: Goldfish

Post by Gopha75 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:03 pm

What. .. no fries with that?

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Re: Goldfish

Post by Scottishtourist » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:50 pm

Who2 wrote:Goldfish.... :cool:
Ps: I have three dead goldfish....
How did they die?
Was it from natural causes in a tank with other fish?

Or were they living in your garden pond?

Only experience I ever had with goldfish was winning them at fairgrounds.
They all died as well,shortly after being won.

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Re: Goldfish

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:16 pm

Not enough oxygen ...... IMO

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Re: Goldfish

Post by newcastle » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:23 am

Sealed in a block of clear resin they'll make charming paperweights.

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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:58 am

Here's a friend of mine attempting 'aquatic mouth to mouth resuscitation..... :cool:
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Re: Goldfish

Post by BBLUX » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:53 pm

She was brave. Those Lake Nasser fish have huge teeth like a Piranah.
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:40 am

Make that now 4 dead goldfish, la whaala!.... :cool:
Ps: Is it oxygen or water temperature ? 'trial & error...
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:47 am

Have they got oxygenating plants, an aeration pump, any sign of fungal disease? What are you feeding them? Is it suitable? Is it enough? Is it too much? If too much is the excess destroying the water quality, are they overcrowded .............

That'll do for a start! 8)
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:04 am

The pond is 12ft x 9ft x 2 ft deep the temperature is 75oF..
I have one air pump plus an aerating waterfall, they have many plants to eat and some indecipherable chinese food and now only 6 goldfish left.
I also have a pillow case floating in it full of perhaps 'barley straw to clear the visibility, they say on the internet hay straw is no-good,
and I'm not sure what straw I have.
So, onward and upward, today's shopping trip I will buy another air pump remove the straw and buy some paint for the house.... :cool:
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Dusak » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:36 am

This maybe a reason. Today my friend tells me that on the local news and in the newspaper it stated that the Nile had been severely poisoned from some kind of chemical discharge from the Aswan area. It is, apparently, over time and the amount consumed, quite toxic so they are advising all to boil their water before drinking/using it. Loud speaker vans have been to her village telling all to go to the local village clinic for advice. Blue in colour but no information as to what it is.
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:00 am

How long had the goldfish been in your pond, how many are they and how big, were they all bought at the same time, if not how long since last arrivals, how long have you been putting straw in, if recent consider contamination from agrochemicals, did the fish die suddenly, when you feed them are they all eager for the food, do you have a smaller tank/container that you can put all the fish in for closer observation/medication?
If so consider removing them from the pond for a while.

Important when and where was the original source of te pond water and has any been added recently?

Note a bale of straw in Uk will clear a farm pond. Small bales about the size of large loaf of bread are sold for domestic ponds in UK.

All this takes me back - as part of my job I was once responsible for 48 tanks of tropical fish and sold many hundreds of goldfish as well each week.
Big business, but not as big as the chap next door who sold Koi Carp and once bought one for tens of thousands of pounds in the 1980s which died shortly after arriving in UK. I suggested he might feel gutted at her loss - "Are you crazy" he said "The free advertising I got in the media more than paid for her." His fish which were over 3 feet long, were kept under cover in a large swimming pool where the temperature was kept high and they grew at a phenomenal rate.

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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:26 am

Just popped down to Gezera bought another pond aerator and 3 meters of pipe and broke down 6 times. ruddy jeep!
The fish were all bought at the same time they don't seem interested in their food and the water comes from the Nile to the pumping station opposite then to my roof tank then into the pond.
Plus on average 1 death per day. I suppose I could put them in my 'plunge pool for a holiday..shwia,shwia 'bis-mila... :cool:
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Re: Goldfish

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:51 am

Who2 wrote:...they don't seem interested in their food
May be relevant, but equally may not be...

I was staying with a friend a couple of weeks ago who has an outside goldfish pond. Apparently the goldfish barely eat in winter and are able to sustain themselves somehow throughout. Assuming that the temperatures have dropped a bit in Luxor, could it be that you are putting food in your pond that is not being eaten but is somehow poisoning the water?
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Re: Goldfish

Post by BENNU » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:59 pm

Mad Dilys wrote:How long had the goldfish been in your pond, how many are they and how big, were they all bought at the same time, if not how long since last arrivals, how long have you been putting straw in, if recent consider contamination from agrochemicals, did the fish die suddenly, when you feed them are they all eager for the food, do you have a smaller tank/container that you can put all the fish in for closer observation/medication?
If so consider removing them from the pond for a while.

Important when and where was the original source of te pond water and has any been added recently?

Note a bale of straw in Uk will clear a farm pond. Small bales about the size of large loaf of bread are sold for domestic ponds in UK.

All this takes me back - as part of my job I was once responsible for 48 tanks of tropical fish and sold many hundreds of goldfish as well each week.
Big business, but not as big as the chap next door who sold Koi Carp and once bought one for tens of thousands of pounds in the 1980s which died shortly after arriving in UK. I suggested he might feel gutted at her loss - "Are you crazy" he said "The free advertising I got in the media more than paid for her." His fish which were over 3 feet long, were kept under cover in a large swimming pool where the temperature was kept high and they grew at a phenomenal rate.

https://fishkeeper.co.uk/post/226-year- ... arp-hanako
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... n-die.html
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:09 pm

Well I have always viewed my whole life as 'problem solving from climbing 50ft ladders aged 4 to figuring out perpetual motion aged 66
and all those little problems one is faced with or thrown at in ones life in-between.
'Like once meeting a 6.5ft 20stone black geezer with attitude in Pentonville's 'communal showers
It's all a matter of one's perspective, one's attitude and one's will to survive...I'd die tomorrow without the challenges.

Goldfish ? it was just something to get people chatting,
as Bob said on telly "It's good to talk" even if most of it 'verbal garbage or shite as spoken at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary... :cool:
back to work....who could have thought 'goldfish ?
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:11 pm

What you think of my scaffolding ? great eh ? elf an safety watch out, wait till we mix the paint colour next it could be good or could be bad, bit like a life!.. :cool:
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Re: Goldfish

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:03 pm

Who2 wrote:Well I have always viewed my whole life as 'problem solving from climbing 50ft ladders aged 4 to figuring out perpetual motion aged 66
and all those little problems one is faced with or thrown at in ones life in-between.
'Like once meeting a 6.5ft 20stone black geezer with attitude in Pentonville's 'communal showers
It's all a matter of one's perspective, one's attitude and one's will to survive...I'd die tomorrow without the challenges.

Goldfish ? it was just something to get people chatting,
as Bob said on telly "It's good to talk" even if most of it 'verbal garbage or shite as spoken at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary... :cool:
back to work....who could have thought 'goldfish ?
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Many thanks for the tip off Doctor, I shall know better next time. :st
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