Well for now since its a carnival goldfish itll probably be fine for about a month but what you should do is just by a 20 gallon and that's the minimum in my opinion. and just take the sponge filter and put it in there.
Carnival goldfish are usually common or comet goldfish.Well for now since its a carnival goldfish itll probably be fine for about a month but what you should do is just by a 20 gallon and that's the minimum in my opinion. and just take the sponge filter and put it in there.
If they'll take the fish then it would probably be for the best, if you don't have anyone with a pond or big tank that can take it.Should I just give it to the pet store it's the only other thing I can think to do
There is at least a chance that the new owner will give it enough water, as opposed to the goldfish having no chance of getting enough water.The pet store will probably just sell it to someone else who doesn't have enough water
It would usually take 2-3 years for a goldfish to grow to full size. Your goldfish's growth is stunted.I got a comet goldfish place in a 55 gallon tank. The growth rate is slow and I have him nearly 3 years now. He's 5 inches now. It would be 8 to 10 years for him to grow a foot long!
If you give/sell it to a pet store, there's a chance it'll just be sold as a feeder fish. That's not always a terrible thing, fish eating fish is just nature, but come to terms with the fact that he may become fish food, or ask if the store won't put him in the feeder tank.
Just something to keep in mind!
That's actually a good point. I'm not a huge fan of feeder fish, but I've always tried to convince myself that it's fine because it's natural. When you put it that way, though, it's actually a solid argument against it; that we're not recreating nature but playing God by deciding which fish get to eat and which fish get eaten.I disagree , it isn't at all nature in the situation your putting them in.
in the wild sure it's normal , but predator and prey have equal chance of survival.
Putting a small Goldie in a tank with a 10+" flowerhorn with no where to go and no chance of survival, who is always going to win? obviously the flowerhorn. so how is that nature?
but for the OP I would diffenetly try rehoming for all the reason stated above I also have a big outdoor pond , and my goldfish are now 10-12" and they grew that size in a year.