Caring for your Goldfish
Keeping goldfish is one of the most popular hobbies by people all over
the world. Almost every household enjoyed the company of one or more
goldfish. Having goldfish as a pet can bring fun and excitement to the
whole family. However, because goldfish are always available and
inexpensive, they have become an example of a "throwaway pet" because
most pet owners believed them to be short-lived. Their aquatic beauty
and fascinating movement attracts many pet buyers .
As pet owner you should be familiar with the basic
goldfish history, care and
feeding of your pets. These information are necessary to properly care,
enjoy and appreciate your pet more.
Like most fish, goldfish should be kept with similar care requirements.
Always provide them with plenty of clean, cool water. Their temperature
should be 23.5 degrees Celsius and below. If their temperature exceeds
this will result in Oxygen deprivation that causes weak immune system,
heart damage, nerve damage and other untreatable infections and diseases
that may cause death.
It is also important that you should provide sufficient space for your
goldfish so they can move and swim freely. Keep them in a fish tank with
no less than 38 liters of water capacity. This will help your pet to
remain healthy and will allow the aquarium to keep
healthy and clean
goldfish. Don't put your pet goldfish in a fishbowl, this will prevent
them from growing healthy.
Always perform your weekly water changes, so that your goldfish will
have clean water all the time. Removing the waste water in the aquarium
will keep your pet goldfish in good condition. To keep the water from
becoming toxic, a filter must be necessary. In selecting a filter, make
sure that it not produce excessive current in your fish tank, this will
prevent your goldfish to swim freely.
Goldfish require little attention to their basic needs. Their daily care
takes no more than a few minutes. The real effort lies in in providing
them the correct environment which includes enough space to swim, proper
water temperature and food.