Hello all, after recently setting up my mum (a teacher) a class fish tank for a fancy goldfish (10 gallons), another teacher thought it would be a GREAT idea to buy a 12 litre and stuff it with 3 commons! I'm trying to get my mum to say something but she doesn't want to make a fool of herself as according to her friend 'they are only fish'. GRRRRR why are people so ignorant and cruel! Anyway, I'm being serious when I say I'm beginning to think I'm gonna call the RSPCA or something as the goldfish look very miserable and lethargic. They aren't at my school so I don't have the means to go in there and check up on them daily. I can only go in every week to do maintenance on my mum's tank but apparantly her friend wants me to clean her tank out too!! I'm going to say no because there is no point wasting my recourses on fish that are being kept so horribly because although I love fish, letting them die would probably be better than staying cramped in that tiny thing for the rest of their days aswell as the fact that I'd be using my own dechlorinater and time and effort. Is it illegal or against animal welfare regulations to keep them in these cramped conditions? ~Mudkipz And by the way, the fancy goldfish is staying in the ten gallon for 5 weeks until the end of the school year then it is coming to live in my 40gallon tank semi - permanently until we move into my new house which has a pond.