I have to strongly disagree with this, Goldfish need at least 30 gallons with DOUBLE filtration, which means a filter that can work on a 60 gallon aquarium, and with all that you can only fit at maxiumum two goldfish in there. A 3-4 gallon aquarium is just as bad as a bowl and will stunt the fish while raising ammonia levels. Also you said a cheapo filter will reduce the maintanence?? Your kidding when you said that right, the better the filter, the less maintance, the better for the fish!Picklee said:No problem! I guess I didn't really include too much information on what the set-up should look like. I'd recommend at least a 3-4 gallon aquarium, although some say at minimum a 20 gallon tank with proper filtration and heating just for one, but that's really overkill. A small filter would greatly reduce your maintenance on the fish, just some cheapo would run maybe $7-$10. You are still required to make 20-25% water changes every week or so, as with all fish tanks. Just don't bother him and let the little guy rest for a while and he should be fine.
I understand that but why would you get a 3-4 gallon tank when you are just going to get a 30 gallon tank not long afterwards, saves you money if you immediatly just get the 30 gallon rather than do stepping stonesscottysgirl said:PS, Musho, I think Picklee is trying to make the best of a bad situation--a 3-4 gallon tank w/cheap filter is better than a 1/2-1 gallon bowl with no filter. I agree with you that they need more space, but unfortunately that is not how it works ou 99% of the time.