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Author Topic: Do I Believe in Myths Concerning Goldfish?  (Read 2659 times)
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« on: May 22, 2015, 08:38:43 PM »

I really have never kept goldfish (except for the proverbial carnival fish in a bowl) so am certainly not an expert.  But, I have tried to learn about them through this forum so that I could answer questions from people who asked for help here.  A question came up recently concerning the temp that they should be kept in.  I thought the answer would be a cooler temp.  But, someone with plenty of knowledge said that the fancy goldfish should not be kept in a cold water tank.  That just about knocked me off of my feet.

Some people (including me) give information as though it were Gospel.  I want to apologize to anyone to whom I gave misinformation.  I have learned a lesson.  No longer will I just spew what I think I know.  I will research before I give an answer.  It doesn't really matter if I learned something here if what I learned was wrong.  We should be giving the best answers that we can.  Not what we think we know.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 05:49:24 AM »

Well when i say cold water i mean in a room without a heater =D. The temperature depends on your heating, season and what country you live in lol.

I think fancy goldfish are in the not too hot and not too cold region lol......

I think ideal temperatures are (correct me if im wrong) 10-12 degress in winter and 20-23 degrees in summer.

They shouldnt be kept at a constant 27-30 degress or 16 degrees and under.....

So yeah in some countries with extreme weather (or if you room is cold) you might need a heater for your deformed fancy goldfish  proud.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 06:26:02 AM »

Don't beat yourself up over this Pat.  You give good sound advise.  The problem is, that with many things related to this hobby, there is often no definitive answer as there are too many outside factors.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 03:49:31 PM »

I agree with Dennis. Pat, don't worry about it. There are many variables. The only thing that is 100% certain is that our fish must remain clean, fed and wet  proud
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 04:31:05 PM »

Wait wet??? Seriously... Like all the time? Cause like I take fluffy out of his tank everyday for his walk, he likes to play with the neighborhood cats, and as long as he is back in his tank and a bit slimy still he always recovers fine, just floatin and bobbin.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 07:12:22 PM »

I really have never kept goldfish (except for the proverbial carnival fish in a bowl) so am certainly not an expert.  But, I have tried to learn about them through this forum so that I could answer questions from people who asked for help here.  A question came up recently concerning the temp that they should be kept in.  I thought the answer would be a cooler temp.  But, someone with plenty of knowledge said that the fancy goldfish should not be kept in a cold water tank.  That just about knocked me off of my feet.

Some people (including me) give information as though it were Gospel.  I want to apologize to anyone to whom I gave misinformation.  I have learned a lesson.  No longer will I just spew what I think I know.  I will research before I give an answer.  It doesn't really matter if I learned something here if what I learned was wrong.  We should be giving the best answers that we can.  Not what we think we know.
No one in life is perfect.You give great responses back to members here and are very helpful including myself which i am really a novice at this field.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 08:47:28 PM »

Yep. Clean, fed and wet, but still no guarantee that they can swim in a straight line for more than 6 inches  lol
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