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Old 03-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Why are tiny 1 gallon tanks called goldfish bowls???? No goldfish should live in a tank that small! Maybe i just don't understand because i'm "too young", but this just annoys me sooo much! Plus NONE of my friends believe me when i say goldfish can't live in that size tank, and that commons get 1' long. Could someone please explain why they are called "goldfish bowls"?
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Why are bettas sold in cups? Common plecos sold to anybody and everybody on a whim? Why are fish painted?

Same things
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Why are bettas sold in cups? Common plecos sold to anybody and everybody on a whim? Why are fish painted?

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Painted fish?
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Bettas in cups because males are aggressive towards one another, can't exactly have a tank full of them
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Because a goldfish can live in a one gallon bowl... But not happy or healthy or very long... Unless you get a normal gold fish and have a big plant in the bowl, my grandma had a vase with a big plant in it and a gold fish and it swam in there and ate the plant particles and got oxygen from the plant, the fish out lived the plant and was moved to a 10 gallon tank, but personally I HATE bowls I just want to go in and smash them, no creature should have to be in a bowl with their own urine and poop, the only thing "gold fish" bowls are good for, is spare change!
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i think they should call them snail bowls
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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Because a goldfish can live in a one gallon bowl... But not happy or healthy or very long... Unless you get a normal gold fish and have a big plant in the bowl, my grandma had a vase with a big plant in it and a gold fish and it swam in there and ate the plant particles and got oxygen from the plant, the fish out lived the plant and was moved to a 10 gallon tank, but personally I HATE bowls I just want to go in and smash them, no creature should have to be in a bowl with their own urine and poop, the only thing "gold fish" bowls are good for, is spare change!
Correction! Goldfish bowls make great underwater air domes for fiddler crabs to have dry land! Haha. But yes spare change is a viable option
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Correction! Goldfish bowls make great underwater air domes for fiddler crabs to have dry land! Haha. But yes spare change is a viable option
Lol that's great!
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Lol that's great!
Haha thanks and it tends to be easier than making a land/water tank. Will look good too if u do it right. Just gotta add an airstone in it to keep fresh air circulating!
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