g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Folklore and Mythology
Women's Fashion
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking
Hiking & Backpacking
New Age
Weight Loss

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Exotic Pets Site

BellaOnline's Exotic Pets Editor


Train Goldfish Children's Pet House

Guest Author - Diana Geiger

Fish have much the same senses that you do; they can see, hear, touch, taste, and feel. They however, do not see very well. They feel vibrations very strong, especially if you tap or knock on the tank. This frightens them very badly. Remember they can�t see very well and have no idea what the awful vibrations are. They may swim into the side of the tank and become injured. Never tap on the tank.

When you feed your fish do it in the same spot of the tank each time. A second before you feed your fish, splash the water lightly. (Make sure your hands are cleaned and rinsed first). If you do this every time you feed your fish they will adjust to the sound and come when you splash the water. Use a sound with your mouth when you splash the water. They will associate the sound with coming to the place they are fed and where they hear the water slashing. This is a form of training and socialization. Don�t be surprised if the fish start calling you by swimming swiftly around the area where you splash the water.

Using this same method you can soon get your fish to eat out of your hand. Have a piece of the food you feed them in your hand, splash the water while making sounds, and hold the food just under the surface. They will soon learn to take it from your hand.

Fish are much smarter than people give them credit. If you sit quiet near them and talk to them in a calm voice they will learn to enjoy your conversations and will come to the side of the tank where you sit to listen. They are great friends and confidants. Better yet, they don�t tell your secrets to anyone else. Nor, do they ever talk back. My daughter�s fish learned to follow her hand across the aquarium. She just started with the socialization method we described above and began running her hand quietly across the outside of the tank until the fish would follow her hand anywhere it went, up, down, sideways, or even in circles.

You have one more week until you can buy your goldfish. (If your parents are ready) Your tank should be setup and the filter running for about two weeks. The water should be ready in one more week. It would be a good time to test the ammonia and nitrite levels with your test kit. You can also take a sample of the water to most pet stores. Ammonia level should be 0; there is no safe amount of ammonia. The maximum level of nitrate is is 10.

How Fish Swim

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Twitter Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Facebook Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to MySpace Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Del.icio.us Digg Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Yahoo My Web Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Google Bookmarks Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Stumbleupon Add Train+Goldfish++Children%27s+Pet+House to Reddit

Children's Pet House
Complete Exotic Pet Index
Exotic Pet Shopping
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Exotic Pets Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2015 by Diana Geiger. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Diana Geiger. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.


g features
Pet Chipmunks

Goji Berry - New Information

Pet Unicorn - Care

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor