When goldfish swim up to the glass of the tank, does that mean they are smart enough to recognize people?
Goldfish are smart, not in the sense that dogs are, but they are smart. They will swim out to find you probably because they think you are going to feed them. They may not be able to tell the difference between one person and another, but they know that the people they live with are the caregivers. Know that they depend on you and therefore love you.
Why doesn’t a new goldfish move around in its tank, when it’s very much alive?
Well, first of all, he probably hates being in a bowl. Goldfish don’t like bowls, even though humans think bowls are cute. Put him in a tank with a compatible companion goldfish. In the meantime, watch the fish. Is it reaching the top of the tank when you feed it? If so, he’s probably getting used to the new bowl. If he seems to have difficulty swimming and keeps sinking to the bottom, he may have a swim bladder disorder caused by too much dry food and bad water.
Why does a goldfish swim to the top every once in a while?
The goldfish keep swimming towards the surface of the tank because that is where they get their oxygen. Always make sure there is enough empty space at the top. Don’t fill the tank to the brim, as leaving room will give them much-needed oxygen. If your fish are normally active, swimming around and chasing each other, don’t worry if they swim to the top from time to time.
Why do goldfish always seem hungry?
That’s because they are greedy! Don’t be tempted enough to feed them every time they ask because overfeeding will cause more damage. Also, goldfish can never starve; they are always nibbling on one thing or the other.
Why does a goldfish remain motionless most of the time while the rest swim? Is he a social outcast?
If you have different varieties of goldfish, make sure they are compatible. Slower fantasy varieties can be stressed by faster ones like comets. Yes, they may feel marginalized and stand alone. Some goldfish can even become aggressive towards others and in that case you need one that is being harassed to another tank.
Why are all goldfish so lifeless and tend to stay at the bottom of the tank most of the time, like they’re really tired?
If they are not swimming like they usually do, something is definitely bothering them.
If your tank is new and the goldfish have a problem because the tank has not been cycled. Wait a moment and watch. Be sure to cycle the tank before putting them in because a new tank cannot deal with the ammonia that goldfish produce.
If your tank is old and your goldfish are suddenly quieter than usual, it may be that the toxicity of the water is bothering them. So change the water. When your goldfish seem inactive, you should check the water for nitrites and the pH level.
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