Pond Rescue!

Discussion in 'Pond Fish' started by Cory Lover, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Cory LoverNew MemberMember

    To start the story, my Grandma has a pond in her backyard. We get goldfish for it every year and this year we got three Sarasa Comets and three Shubunkins. Sadly, the Comets died within three days of buying them. Two of the Shubunkins died a day later, but the other one was not found. About two months later, the pond started leaking. Me and my Grandma decided to see what the problem was. Once we had drained the pond down to about two inches of murky black water, my sister found a live fish. The poor thing had been living in a unfiltered murky pond without any beneficial bacteria or food for 2 WHOLE MONTHS! My Grandma put it in a bucket and told me to temporarily take him back to my house and keep him in my 10 gallon for 4 weeks. So, I did. The original plan was to bring him back to the pond once it was ready, but all the fish kept dying (my Grandma is NOT an expert fish keeper). I knew that the pond was not an option anymore. I was at the 5 week mark by now. I ended up getting WAY to attached to him and started looking for used tanks. Now, he is living happily in a 30 gallon long tank with all the space in the world. He absolutely adores me and I can stick me hand in the tank and he will come right up to me and nibble on my fingers. I can also hand feed him easily. He has become the best fish in the world! :)
  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    That's great you gave him a better home. :)
    This is a common/comet goldfish? Just saying but, they will need much more space than a 30g eventually. They get over a foot long, so a 150g tank minimum.
  3. Cory LoverNew MemberMember

    He is a Shubunkin. I have done my research and the 30g should be fine for him. I have talked to many fish experts (I am friends with some very experienced goldfish keepers) and they all said he would be fine in the 30g. Also, he is alone, with all the space to himself. Shubunkins do not get as big as a comets.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I researched them and I saw it said they get 18 inches. That's way too big for a 30g.
  5. Cory LoverNew MemberMember

    Yeah, I forgot to mention that in the future he is going into my friend's pond. It is under construction right now.:)
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Ah, that's good to hear. :)
  7. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    welcome to the forum. That was really nice of you to rescue him. Does he or she have a name? Alison:;hi1
  8. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    That's awesome! What's your fish's name? :)

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