My friend is going on vacation for a few weeks and since she knows I'm crazy about fish, she asked me to care for them while she's gone. The directions were to feed some pellets once every other day. I had no clue which fish she had, but as soon as I found out, I'd research the feeding info if I didn't already know what to do. She didn't tell me to do any water changes, though, but I didn't panic, since I figured she was thinking that I obviously knew to do water changes, so again, I didn't say anything. After she got on the plane, I went to her house to check out the fish. I walked around her house looking for the fish tank, and that's when I saw it. A tiny, maybe 5 gallon at most, BOWL. I couldn't believe she would put ANY FISH AT ALL in a bowl! But then I really looked for the fish inside, but it was so difficult because the water was extremely cloudy and now I start FREAKING OUT. I looked really hard inside the bowl and I can spot some movement. I currently see what looks like 3 Ryukin Goldfish and about 10 baby angelfish. HOW DO THEY EVEN FIT? I spotted some pebbles down at the bottom and realize that they're ones from her garden. In case I haven't said it yet, there's no other decor in there. Oh, and obviously no FREAKING FILTER! I'm totally freaking out right now. I looked in her fish supplies drawer, hoping for some dechlorinator so I can transfer them to a Rubbermaid tub or something while I try to do something better. All I found in there was a cup. So I raced home, grabbed my handy fine mesh net, some gravel, a huge spare 60 gallon tank that I just bought and another 40 gallon tank that I also recently bought, some decor, 2 powerful filters and 1 heater (for the angelfish, not for the goldfish cause I heard that they're coldwater fish), some dechlorinator, some test kits (not test strips, but test KITS) and some Dr Foster and Smith "Colonize" and some nice used filter cartridges from already cycled tanks. I raced there and rinsed off the gravel and decor, added them to the tanks, added water, added dechlorinator and the colonize stuff (since I obviously don't have time to cycle the tanks, duh) and I added on both filters (yah know, one per tank, obviously) and the heater for the 40 gallon. I added in the filter cartidges and let the filters run for about an hour. Then I took the net and netted out the Ryukins, adding them to the 60 gallon, and the I netted out all 12 baby angelfish (I finally counted them all) and put them into the 40 gallon. I took that stupid bowl and took out her garden rocks, threw them outside and dumped all the stupid water down the STUPID DRAIN!!!!! I was so mad I ran over the bowl with my car, which obviously wasn't the best idea but I was SO MAD!!!! The fish seem like they're SOOOOOO much happier now, but since I'm not experienced when it comes to these types of fish, I don't know if I've done everything correctly. I've done all I can think of, but if someone knows of anything more I can do, please let me know!!!