09-12-2009, 08:37 AM
| || | Goldfish Experiment in Biology
We are doing an experiment in my Biology class next week. We are to count the amount of times the Goldfish opens and closes its mouth in one mintute and the amount of time the Goldfish opens and closes its gills in one mintute. Then the small beaker this fish is in (it's a cylinder, but the best way I could desribe the size is a baseball.) is to be placed inside of another beaker that is full of crushed ice and lower the temperature ten degrees celcius. (or to ten degrees celcius, I couldn't haer properly.) I refuse to participate in this experiment, and am e-mailing him right now in hopes of an alternate assignment. He may not stop the experiment, but I will not contribute to this. These are Common Goldfish, and I'm sure he purchased them for a nickel a piece from the feeder fish tank.
So far in the e-mail I have gone over the following:
Lack of Stomachs
Why they are kept in small bowls
I would like to still cover the following:
Testing the Water
No Planted Tanks
Can anyone think of anything else I should add, or did I pretty much get everything? Any help in this would be appreciated.