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Post by Anthony Easo » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:42:26



I have recently built an outdoor pond and have introduced three goldfish.

My goldfish are very small but I note that one of them is developing dark
patches.  I know that baby goldfish are 'black' and slowly turn 'golden' -
but one of mine is obviously going the the other way.  Is this unusual?

I am told that one should stop feeding outdoor goldfish during winter.
Could anyone tell me what water temperature indicates the cessation of
feeding?

Regards

Anthony Easom

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Post by June » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:52:37



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> I have recently built an outdoor pond and have introduced three goldfish.

> My goldfish are very small but I note that one of them is developing dark
> patches.  I know that baby goldfish are 'black' and slowly turn 'golden' -
> but one of mine is obviously going the the other way.  Is this unusual?

> I am told that one should stop feeding outdoor goldfish during winter.
> Could anyone tell me what water temperature indicates the cessation of
> feeding?

> Regards

> Anthony Easom

Hi Anthony,
The general rule is when the water temp. drops to 50deg. F,  stop feeding.
Sorry I can't help with question of dark patches on the fish if they are
perhaps caused by a disease . I was thinking that maybe it (the fish) might
be a Shubunkin.

regards,
June (PA)

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Post by jan » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:48:19


Anthony, check out http://puregold.aquaria.net/ on those black patches.
~ jan
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>> I have recently built an outdoor pond and have introduced three goldfish.

>> My goldfish are very small but I note that one of them is developing dark
>> patches.  I know that baby goldfish are 'black' and slowly turn 'golden' -
>> but one of mine is obviously going the the other way.  Is this unusual?

>> I am told that one should stop feeding outdoor goldfish during winter.
>> Could anyone tell me what water temperature indicates the cessation of
>> feeding?

>> Regards

>> Anthony Easom

>Hi Anthony,
>The general rule is when the water temp. drops to 50deg. F,  stop feeding.
>Sorry I can't help with question of dark patches on the fish if they are
>perhaps caused by a disease . I was thinking that maybe it (the fish) might
>be a Shubunkin.

>regards,
>June (PA)

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Post by GrampysGu » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 20:03:20


Goldfish can change their colors for quite a while. I had a 5 inch go from
orange to white this summer.

Hi Anthony,
The general rule is when the water temp. drops to 50deg. F,  stop feeding.
Sorry I can't help with question of dark patches on the fish if they are
perhaps caused by a disease . I was thinking that maybe it (the fish) might
be a Shubunkin.

regards,
June (PA)

 
 
 

Gold fish information

Post by Lorraine Gregso » Thu, 11 Oct 2001 00:26:23


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> I have recently built an outdoor pond and have introduced three goldfish.

> My goldfish are very small but I note that one of them is developing dark
> patches.  I know that baby goldfish are 'black' and slowly turn 'golden' -
> but one of mine is obviously going the the other way.  Is this unusual?

Hi Anthony.  Yes, this can also be common in these fish.  Just like Koi, you
just never know what colours they may end up with.
On the other hand, the fish could have black spot disease.  Now, I'm not sure
that my fish have ever had this disease but I do know that one of my Orandas
went over the water fall and ended up in an area where it was almost
impossible to see.  The only reason why I found this fish was because the
flies seemed to be*** around this area.  I checked it out and found this
poor fish which had water rolling over it which had kept it alive.  Anyway,
when I picked the fish up, it was all white on the other side.  I put the fish
back into the pond and right away he started to breed with the female.  I
guess he wasn't too hurt was he!!!   ;)
Anyway, I did find that this fish start to get covered with this black
colouring and I am convinced  now, that this was just like a scab which was
helping the fish to heal because shortly after the black start to show up, it
started to clear up and because the same colour as the fish was originally.
Hope this helps.

Yours Koily, Lorraine

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> I am told that one should stop feeding outdoor goldfish during winter.
> Could anyone tell me what water temperature indicates the cessation of
> feeding?

> Regards

> Anthony Easom

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