Goldfish Care- How To Take Care Of Your Goldfish

 Taking care of your goldfish is one of the most important things to do to providing your goldfish the proper care and a long healthy life. First thing to do when taking care of your goldfish when buying goldfish from pet stores is to make sure the tank has been set up in advance. When taking care of your goldfish or new pet make sure your the water in your goldfish aquarium has been treated with conditioner to remove the chlorine from the water and heavy metals. AquaPlus is a conditioner widely used by aquarium and goldfish hobbyist and distributed by Hagen and available at your local pets stores is used to help reduce and take care of the stress during transportation and makes the water safe for your goldfish.

Things you should do when taking care of your goldfish:

1. Never feed your goldfish more then they can eat in the first 2-5 minutes, discard any uneaten food as it will pollute the water in your aquarium.

2. Perform a 25% water change once a week to keep all water chemistry at proper levels and safe for goldfish. Add conditioner to remove chlorine and heavy metals.

3. Test your water with a test kit, testing PH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate. There are others you can test for but this is a great start at ensuring the proper care of the water chemistry at the beginning.

4.Clean your filters with luke warm water, as they hold beneficial bacteria that you don’t want to destroy. Add some Nutrifin Cycle to restore beneficial bacteria to keep the aquarium healthy for your goldfish.

5. Clean your the glass of the aquarium with either a brush, or a magnet scraper with you can buy at any local pet store. Keeping your aquarium clean for your goldfish at all times will reduce stress, illness and goldfish diseases.

Your goldfish need the proper care in order to reduce chance of illness and injury. Weekly maintenance and a keeping a close eye on your goldfish for any signs are a good way to enjoying your goldfish for many years. Take care of your goldfish, they’re relying on you.


Jamie Boyle
The Goldfish Guy
“Helping Goldfish Owners With Advice, Fish Care and Fish Medication Treatments for Goldfish Diseases, Illnesses and Parasites”

3 comments on “Goldfish Care- How To Take Care Of Your Goldfish

  1. Stacia on said:

    Hi! I have two goldfish, Kevin and Chris. They have been in my care for about 3 weeks now, and live in a 10 gallon tank. Several days ago Kevin developed some black on a fin. It grew to be a little bit on several fins and on his mouth. I think it is ammonia burn healing. He had what looked like 2 cuts in his beautiful back fin, but after a day you can’t tell they were ever there. I began doing 10% water changes (for 4 days now) and yesterday I noticed him holding one of his bottom fins close to his body. This morning he is still doing it, but also occasionally holding his top fin down. Is there something I am doing wrong, or need to do differently? Thank you!

  2. vijay on said:

    your overfeeding it. stop feeding 2 days

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