So my sister was sent out to buy me some crickets for my geckos. She comes back an hour later with my crickets and a bag with 2 of those feeder goldfish in it. I immediatly facepalmed. She went back to her room and pulled out her one gallon bowl that had a few pieces of gravel in it. She washed it out and filled it up. Then just threw in the goldfish and left to go back to texting (what she does all day). Most people, even little 5 year olds have the attention span to be interested in their pets for at least the first week but she ditched hers in the first 5 minutes. It is sitting on the kitchen counter as we speak.
So she rejected my de-chlorinator and Cycle saying they are "just goldfish" she wont even feed them banking on the fact they were recently fed in the massive school at petco. I told her that her one gallon is way to small as they are messy fish and she responded by saying that this is heaven compared to their previous house
. I informed her that goldfish will grow to 12" but she didnt care (I wasnt sure if this was true for this type of goldfish, but I figured Id tell her anyway). I also said that she would have to do water changes at least every 2 days and she rolled her eyes at me, which means that it will quite literally never be changed.
So is there anything I can do for these little guys, short of buying them a new or taking them back for her, that will help them out. I would house them in a new tank but I dont have the money.
By the way shes 18 with a steady income, so she could afford the necessary stuff she just refuses. (if you cant tell me and my sister dont exactly like each other)