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Posted 7/20/2010 10:37:30 AM


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I'm guessing the water down South gets too warm for goldfish in the Summer. I haven't tried the barley bags - looked at them often - but never tried them! I was reading the other day about the benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to water for the animals though (check out this link)...
http://www.sheepmagazine.com/issues/24/24-1/Laurie_Ball-Gisch.html
I added a tablespoonful or so to my chicken waterers and that was enough to prevent the algae that had been growing in there. Haven't tried it in my stock tanks yet (need to buy some more!), but I am planning on it. Not to hijack the thread (much!) but anyone else use ACV for their animals?
I know a lot of people around here swear by it for everything from coughs and colds to foot fungus...

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Posted 7/20/2010 11:36:07 AM
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Well to purchase the ACV it close to $5.00 per plastic jug.

We use it in the chicken water and alot when we notice that the chicks are molting. When P2 gets the itches from being in the tall grass, I make him take a bath with it. Some people drink it to lose weight, but never tried it. Never use the stuff with a copper bowl, found that out the hard way.

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Posted 7/20/2010 2:46:11 PM


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I have goldfish in my tanks they do wonders in keeping the mosquito larva out but don't care much for the green stuff.  

They stay out in them all year and seem to do fine. In the summer they do hang out at the bottom more.

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Posted 7/26/2010 8:22:07 AM
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Okay bought the bag. 1st 2 days the water turned BLACK. Then the 3rd day, HEY you can see the bottom of the water trough and the water is CLEAR. We used a brick to sink the bag so Summer would not taste it. Then P2 found some tadpoles, (going to have frog up to you know where soon), and put in there. Thinking about putting 2 small goldfish, too. But the crain will have open season on them since the trough only holds 20 gallons.
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