Casually Saved Some Fishy Lives Today.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Cori Elizabeth, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori ElizabethWell Known MemberMember

    So I went into a health place for an appointment today and noticed a bowl with 2 goldfish in there, Romeo and Juliet. I told the girl in the front desk: "Are you guys aware that you need a bigger tank for 2 comet gold fish?" and the girl said "I didn't know that but it's a little obvious they need a bigger tank". I told her, "Comet goldfish actually grow a few feet long, the only environment suitable for them would be a pond. When they're in a bowl like that they're constantly under oxygenated due to the surface of the water, and a fish's insides continue growing even if the fish doesn't. Eventually the fish explodes or dies. The only fish I would have in a tank like this is a betta, and even then the shape isn't good. You also need a filter." the girl said, "well that makes sense because usually they die in a few months. I'll take them back and get a filter and a betta fish." I said, "Bettas are tropical and also need a heater." So hopefully those goldfish don't come to anymore harm.
  2. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    That's good. I probably wouldn't have had the guts to tell someone that.
  3. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe you should help them set it up and in return you can get like something free...and exam or you know...pain killers.
  4. OP
    Cori Elizabeth

    Cori ElizabethWell Known MemberMember

    I would but I don't go there often enough, hopefully they know how to sort it out
  5. Mothercrow

    MothercrowWell Known MemberMember

    This is actually an urban myth, but I would resort to saying it if I thought it would improve or save a fish's life. Maybe you sparked her interest enough for her to actually do some research and set up a tank with fish that are appropriate to it.

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