Disgusted!!! - New Goldfish Owners, don't do this! - PSA

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by lbonini1, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. lbonini1

    lbonini1Well Known MemberMember

    [video=youtube;kXFD9XMU6hE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFD9XMU6hE[/video]


    Absolutely horrible! It's a wonder how they even lived for that year he says in the video, I thought I was bad for having 4 Goldfish in my 10 gallon a year ago!

    THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO HOWEVER;

    Please remember future Goldfish-keepers.

    - NO BOWLS! - No filter + No air + No space to grow = Dead fish.

    - - 20 Gallons per Goldfish (Fancies, Double Tails) and 40 gallons per fish (Commons, Single-Tailed - Should be kept in PONDS only)

    - Cycle your tank! Read about it here by clicking the words Nitrogen Cycle

    - No flakes - Opt for sinking food as it has more nutrients and won't cause your fish to gasp air at the surface which can lead to swim-bladder issues

    - No gravel! - They can get it stuck in their mouths! (Sand is fine but most people prefer bare bottom tanks for Goldfish as they are messy)


    Wow I got off topic, I was just showing a bad video and now I'm talking about Goldfish care. XD
     
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  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Hey, you gotta admit he's doing better than most goldie keepers, no bowl there! ;) And all those filters...... But the tank is grossly overstocked, I'll admit that much, so.......
     
  3. PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    :jawdrop: My god!!!
     
  4. wiedow

    wiedowValued MemberMember

    Even the people commenting were mostly idiots lol
     
  5. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Now let's not be too judgmental of this guy, remember our first grossly overstocked tank? ;)
     
  6. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    My first tanks weren't grossly overstocked. Only moderately overstocked. ;D

    That tank is insanely overstocked, it's a shame people don't do their research on how big these fish get before setting up their tanks.
     
  7. d9lowe

    d9loweValued MemberMember

    I remember when we were kids, my brother had a feeder $.15 goldfish, living in a plastic 1gal milk jug cut in half. He had a bit of gravel in it and an air pump running a small stone. It lived for a few years. It got so big, we eventually took it down to the river to release it! I think he just changed the water when it got a little dirty. True story!