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Do goldfish need a filter?
I am thinking about getting a goldfish for my room. I always see goldfish bowls without any kind of filter, but I know that every fish tank I see has a filter. Do goldfish not need filters? Why not? Would a goldfish live longer if there is a filter in his tank or bowl? Thx, Rach
You can put goldfish in a bowl without a filter, but where most people go wrong is that they overfeed their fish and don't change it's water. If I put a goldfish in a bowl, I would change 50% of it's water at least once a week and make sure it eats ALL of its food.
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Exactly. Feeding is very important. If feeding it flakes, only feed about what it can eat in 1 1/2 minutes. You will eventually figure out exactly how much it can handle. Just make sure food doesn't sit on the bottom. The water changes take care of the fecal sitting on the bottom. Food creates ammonia and softer water, and fecal creates ammonia. Feed it 6 days a week. The one day of no feeding helps clear it's digestive system and prevents constipation which is very common in goldfish.
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