08-19-2007, 10:57 PM
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1g aquarium, 2 goldfish, what do i do?!
My girlfriend and I wanted some fish, so we went to petsmart. The budget was tight, and we ended up with a 1 gallon (betta?) kit with fluorescent lighting and a filter. Following the fish guy's advice, I bought 2 chinese fantail (I think) goldfish. He said it was either those or a betta, and my girlfriend thought the goldfish were pretty. I put in some gravel and a fake coral thingy, filled her up with distilled water, started the filter, and put the fish in.
It has been over 2 weeks since I set it up. I have been changing ~20% of the water just about every other day. We feed the fish flakes once a day. The fish seem to be doing well, but after doing a little research, I see that it was a bad pick. I do not have any testing equipment so I do not know what my levels are, and I'm afraid our fish are going to die. Buying another aquarium setup is really not an option, and I'm not sure what to do.
Should I get rid of the fish? We've grown pretty fond of them and I'd like to keep them.