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Old 04-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #21
 
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This just sounds like pure torture...

First of all, goldfish don't come from the sea.

Second of all, your tank is small, goldfish grow past 8 in., and your LPS owner seems to not have any knowledge on fish, just because he saved your fish x times doesn't mean he is the world expert on fish.

For the sake of your fish, return them to the pet shop.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #22
 
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I second what MarinePsycho said.


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Old 04-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #23
 
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stop it my fish are FINE. i feal bad now even though that tank was the only tank we could buy. now i feal like im killing them off or somthing. im not bad to my fish and my fish love their tank. i feal like a bad owner and im not going to give them up. i only have five goldfish not 59999. and my tank is big.
Your fish are not fine. We have been trying to show you and tell you what is wrong. You have a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. Being in that small of a tank with that much waste in the water is really stressing your fish out. Stress kills fish because it allows disease to attack their weakened immune system. By keeping them in a tiny bowl of water you are directly causing your fish's decline.

Let me try to put it this way. Your goldfish are babies, just like puppies. You wouldn't put 5 great dane (scooby doo) puppies into a closet and expect them to live a happy, healthy life. This is what you have done to your goldfish. I understand you can't afford anything larger right now. So if you love and care for your fish you will return them to the store. There are other fish that can fit in your size tanks. Bettas being a great choice.

We are honestly just trying to help you and your fish. We understand that you want to keep them, but in this case keeping them is rather selfish. Just get betta for your tanks and let goldfish be a goal to work towards when you are older.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #24
 
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Also, if your not allowed to return your fish. Euthanize them, as they are already suffering.

Search "How to Euthanize Fish" on the site.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #25
 
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i dont keep them in a bowl i keep them in a big tank and they love playing and i can't get a betta because i realy hate them they remind me of fighter fish and i would never forgive myself if i gave them away. secondly were i come from the goldfish dont grow past five inches because they live in a warmer place and i give them a med that is made to help make the fish live and be happy. my goldfish even sometimes play peek a boo with me. the reason is when i was only a baby i had a goldfish and my goldfish remind me of him. and lasty there are no pet shops were i am. and no returning fish because you should see is like 58 goldfish in two gallons of water.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #26
 
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One and a half gallons is NOT a big tank. It's not much bigger than a bowl. A 200 gallon tank is a big tank (probably not to a marine guy, tho lol). You've obviously been given some very wrong information about goldfish. There are a lot of knowledgeable people here and if you let us we can help you keep your fish alive. I highly suggest you read the links I provided or get an adult to read them and interpret them for you. A higher temp will actually make them grow larger because it speeds up their metabolism. There is no place where goldfish don't grow as large. They are one species and grow to a pretty standard length.

A large plastic bin from WalMart makes a great temp home for goldfish while you get them something larger. Just look for this at WalMart:

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:30 AM   #27
 
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One and a half gallons is NOT a big tank. It's not much bigger than a bowl
We had a 3.7gall bowl and it looks small if you put it next to a 8gall.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #28
 
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Listen, goldfish are not native to the U.S., therefore, they don't live any where in the wild in the U.S.

If there are more than fifty goldfish in a two gallon, its better than having them in that tiny thing you call a tank.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #29
 
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Listen, goldfish are not native to the U.S., therefore, they don't live any where in the wild in the U.S.

If there are more than fifty goldfish in a two gallon, its better than having them in that tiny thing you call a tank.
While goldfish (C. a. auratus) aren't native to the US, there are plenty of naturalized populations. Just like carp aren't native, but you find them in most lakes and reservoirs. I had a wild goldfish as an extra credit question on my ichthyology final. Without that telltale gold color, it's really unremarkable. It looks just like so many other cyprinids you find in the eastern US.

USGS Factsheet for gold fish (Carassius auratus)

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #30
 
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thanks that's realy helpful i will do that
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