10-24-2009, 08:31 AM
| || | right place?!?! goldfish....
so i posted a thread yesterday but i am not totally sure i posted in the right place so i am going to repost it here....
so last october my little brother won 2 goldfish at our "fall festival" and to our surprise they are STILL alive.....we have never had this happen before......they usually are dead by morning. In any case i am assuming these are comets as that is what is usually at these fairs.....originally they were housed in a goldfish bowl and my mom soon realized that was a bad idea so she bought a 2.5 gallon hexagon tank with and internal filter and bubbler......since they were put in this tank last december nothing else has been done with it...they feed them, keep the light on during the day and change the water every week or so.....i was just over there the other day and they are HUGE probably 3-4 inches a piece. since getting into the fish keeping hobby a couple months ago ive been hounding her to get a bigger tank...however she only has room for a 10 gallon...she says she doesnt want to go any bigger because then they will get bigger
. I have decided to take it upon myself to get these guys a bigger home. i may even move them to my house, im not sure yet. i mean are taking care of these guys and their habitat any different then caring for my tropical community tank?? i know they are VERY dirty fish and may need more frequent water changes and a good filter. in anycase any info would be helpful and again she only has room for a 10 gal wil this be sufficiant for now??