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If you have a small pet, please keep in mind that this,
and ESPECIALLY this
are prisons, not homes. Small pets deserve the best type of home for them- be sure when you’re picking out a small pet, you get an appropriate home! What’s good for one might be terrible for another.
Your gecko, for instance, will love this.
Your rat will not, no matter what the pet store is keeping them in. Be sure to pick the housing that’s right for your pet!
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I want to see these 20 inch goldfish pictures. *_*
When I visit my grandmother this winter I will take pictures of Shamu! He’s the easiest to photograph cause he’s really friendly. u w u
I… i don’t understand.
do you even farm
Looks like we got a city slicker here, folks
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Since goldfish are intermediate, what would be a good beginner fish?
Most species of SMALL community tropical fish with a 10g setup.
Fish like guppies, platies, danios, etc. are great because they are hardy and easy to care for, plus they come in a variety of colors!
Another option would be a betta in a 2.5+ gallon setup by itself.
By setup for both of these types of fish I mean appropriate substrate, a heater and a filter.
If fish do not belong in fish bowls then where should they live if you buy them? (I had a goldfish when i was younger and we always kept her in a fish bowl and cleaned it regularly)
Goldfish should be kept in a tank with a powerful enough filter, plus APPROPRIATE substrate! Either bare bottom or sand!
General rule of thumb for goldfish is 2 gallons of water per inch of ADULT -SIZED fish. So if you have a fancy goldfish, they get about 8 inches large, meaning 16 gallons per fancy goldfish.
Comet goldfish (or “feeder” goldifsh— you know, the kind you win at carnivals?) get anywhere between 18-20 inches long, meaning about 36-40 gallons for a comet to live happily. ( i prefer to leave comets for ponds as they THRIVE in pond space! So much room for them to be happy and swim free! My grandmother has 4-5 comets that she’s had for over 15 years and they’re all about 20 inches long. They have babies almost every spring and she places the babies in a separate pond)
And the myth about goldfish only growing to the size of the container it’s kept in? Just that: a myth. Goldfish will end up with physical deformities and possibly die of organ failure because of the conditions they are left in.
Plus, what would YOU rather live in? A small studio apartment where everything is in the same room INCLUDING the toilet/sink/shower, or a space where you could stretch out a bit, maybe have a roommate you get along with house with you with plenty of room so you don’t feel trapped in your own living space?
It’s the same as asking whether you think a living creature would enjoy something like this:
Or something like this:
These fish can live between 25-40 years with optimal conditions!
Most fish who are thrown in bowls don’t live past a year or two maximum— bowls do not provide enough oxygen or clean water for any fish to thrive in it. The shape of the bowl itself isn’t even conducive to producing oxygen, since the surface area of the exposed water is so much less than the diameter of the bowl.
Not only that, but for a goldfish, the water in a 1 gallon bowl will hit toxic levels of ammonia from its own waste within 12 hours. That means to have the SAFE levels of ammonia you would need to change the water out at least 4 times daily for a 1.5-inch goldfish.
Goldfish are NOT beginner fish. GOLDFISH ARE NOT BEGINNER FISH!! I would label them as intermediate because of the amount of maintenance required to have one live its full life span!
And for any of you who read this and say “Why is this so important?? It’s just a fish!”, you can easily ask the same question of any animal. ”Why is this so important?? It’s just a dog!”. ”Why is this so important?? It’s just a horse!”.
No matter the animal, it should still be treated with respect.
If you ignore its needs on purpose, not out of ignorance or miseducation, that is animal abuse. Never buy an animal on a whim or just because it’s cute or because you want it to fill a space in your house for decoration. ALWAYS DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE PURCHASING AN ANIMAL. And cross-reference your sources! Never just rely on one person’s word.
Tl;dr or if you’re still curious as to why bowls are bad for fish, I suggest these links for more information:
Say no to bowl culture and tell others the same!