“Swim bladder disease” is one of the most common problems affecting goldfish. If you’ve seen your fish swimming upside down, or on its side, then you’ve seen a swim bladder problem. Although often called a “disease”, it is actually a symptom that can have a number of different causes. There is not one specific “disease” […]
Goldfish Facts & Info
All good goldfish keepers take the time to learn about their pets. Knowing more about goldfish helps us to take better care of them.
Why not start by learning the 12 mistakes most new goldfish-keepers make?
You can also explore diseases, like swim bladder disease, and learn how to prevent them.
Our Goldfish Facts & Info articles are where you can learn all of this and much more about your goldfish.
Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides) is an aquatic fern found in many places around the world. It’s often found rooted in muddy areas on the floor of lakes and ponds. It is a soft leaved green plant with numerous fronds, which make for perfect cover for smaller goldfish and newly hatched fry. While Water Sprite is […]
The condition known as congested fins is easy to confuse with fin rot, and can be particularly hard to correctly identify in fish who have red fins. Congested fins lead to the tail and fins taking on a torn and ragged appearance, without any external trauma having occurred to cause the tearing. While any of […]
Goldfish Ponds Part 2: Types of goldfish pond Once you have worked out where you would like to place your goldfish pond, and know whether the location places any constraints on your choice, it’s time to choose between the different types of goldfish pond construction! There are various different options in terms of materials, shapes […]
All fish can potentially suffer from constipation, regardless of the type of diet they are fed, and goldfish are no exception. As goldfish are prolific eaters, constipation is one of the more common problems they face. So, if you’re wondering how to tell if your goldfish is constipated – and what you should do about it […]
Have you looked at your goldfish recently and thought that it looked a different color? Have you compared old photos of your goldfish to now and noticed that your fish’s color used to be brighter? You may even have noticed your goldfish gradually turning white! Don’t worry, you’re not going crazy! It’s actually perfectly normal for […]
The Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) is an amphibious plant from Southeast Asia, which grows in the wild along the banks of streams and rivers. It is equally happy fully submerged, or projecting partially out of the water. It is one of the most visually appealing plants to include within the goldfish tank, with long, flat […]