Planted Tanks for Goldfish - INJAF

Fish tanks for goldfish online shopping-the world largest fish tanks‎
Photo provided by Flickr
I am new to this site. I am considering getting a few goldfish in a great tank. Where is this species native? Are they swimming in the wild the size we see in the pet shops? I realize most are “farmed” for sale, but I wonder who scuba dives and actually sees the real species somewhere in this world? Thanks for any more info.
I used to have freshwater fish many, many years ago (my ex-husband liked the tanks but refused to really clean them) I got sad watching them die, and scooping out babies, etc. and never owned another tank after our divorce.
But I would like a long living pet fish or two or four now that I am older, live alone and only care for some feral cats. My two old dogs were put down and I cannot take care of dogs any longer due to a bad spinal problem.
I just don’t want to watch something die after short care giving. I did read it is best to have more than one goldfish…they need companionship.
2. Get a bigger tank. So you want a booming goldfish community? Go for a tank (or pond) large enough to accommodate them.
Photo provided by Flickr
SHAPE OF TANK: Goldfish tanks need a big surface area for good oxygenation, so a basic rectangular shape is best. Avoid tall, narrow, or oddly shaped tanks, such as those like two towers with connecting tunnels. Always fill a new tank and examine it very carefully first for any leaks or cracks before you trust it with your precious fish. (The currently popular globe-shaped tanks called Bi-Orbs are just about big enough to hold ONE fancy goldfish). Duckweed (Lemnoideae) is the most commonly chosen floating plant within goldfish tanks, and one that provides plenty of foliage for your fish to snack on!
Photo provided by FlickrJan 13, 2013 - Goldfish can live for up to 20 years, but often die prematurely because their owners keep them in bowls or very small fish tanks
Photo provided by FlickrGoldfish are intelligent, busy, 'doing' fish; they really do benefit from an interesting environment with plenty of things to do. So, planted tanks for goldfish?
Photo provided by Flickr
Of course, you have to choose the . Go for a bigger fish tank rather than just using a bowl. The commonly recommended on for goldfish is a 20-gallon tank. You can buy separate fish tanks later on if you intend to add more fish population.It can be unsettling to watch your goldfish tank’s water become cloudy, especially considering the time and money you’ve invested in it. Tank water cloudiness is more than just a cosmetic concern; it can be a symptom of poor tank hygiene and might negatively affect the health of your fish. Fortunately, a little extra cleaning can help keep your tank water clear. – These plants live up to the ‘weed’ in their name, and they are almost impossible to remove from an aquarium once they have become established. While goldfish will consume mass quantities of these floating plants, they never seem to be able to consume them all. If you don’t mind dealing with the mess that comes with these plants, they makes an excellent choice for goldfish tanks, and also provide some additional nutrition.If your tank becomes cloudy despite routine maintenance, you may have too many fish crowded into your aquarium. While the general rule is one fish per gallon of water, goldfish often need more space than this, according to RSPCA Australia. Also, try moving your tank to a different location. Too much sunlight through a window can warm the tank's water and contribute to bacteria and algae growth. If your fish seem unwell or if you notice any problems in your tank in addition to cloudy water, consult your veterinarian for advice.When keeping goldfish, many experts have found that a minimum size of 10 gallons(38 liters) to be acceptable for one small goldfish. I happily endorse bigger tanks where possible and if your budget will allow.Aquarium salt will help your goldfish deal with the nitrites that will invariably be hanging out in your tanks water for a while. As you read above, the nitrites will hamper your goldfish from receiving enough oxygen to their bloodstream. Salt will act as a buffer and make life a lot easier for them. Its important to remember that salt cannot be filtered out, or evaporate from the water. The only way to remove it is to do water changes without it. That is why extra care must be given to the amount that you're putting in.