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Old 01-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Your Opinion... Am I being unreasonable?

I placed an ad on Craigslist this week to re-home my daughter's goldfish. It was grown too big and being too piggy in our community tank.

This morning I was pleased that a person nearby agreed to keep it in goldfish only tank and I thought GREAT!

She is even coming to pick him up. Perfect...


When she replied her name was on the email and I checked her out on Facebook to see if she had pictures of her tank and too see what kind of place Spot was headed.

I saw the following picture with the following quote next to it..

"The fish I got for free on craigslist. I got lucky my fish all died after about 6 years so I took the tank down yesterday and cleaned it. Then I saw these. Now I have fish again. I'm so happy"

Now she wants to add Spot to that mess.

I REALLY want the GF gone but I don't think I should give him to her.

Am I being unreasonable? Is that tank bigger than it appears?

I have not told her she is not getting him but if I am going to, I need to before bed tonight.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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I don't think you are being unreasonable. That is a completely unsuitable home for a goldfish.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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The tank in the photo looks like a 10 gallon aquarium. I'm no goldfish expert but that tank already looks really crowded. I would definitely keep your fish. You should just tell the person the fish died. That way the person won't be upset with you and there will be no hard feelings. Any aquarium store around you will probably take in your fish. I know the aquarium store Big Al's will. Depending on were your located I could even take your fish. I have 3 aquariums. A 29g, 20g, 20g long. I also have a 5 gallon planted tank but I would not put it in there because it's too small.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Pleco,

There are only 2 LFS in out town. A PetSmart (where the fish came from back in October) and much smaller semi chain kind of place.

Neither will take the fish back.

I'm just going to email and tell her that my daughter threw a hissy fit when I said we were getting rid of Spot.

People are busy, she will probably be relieved she downs' t have to mess with it.

I'm between Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA off I-95 if anyone would like to have him! (or her)
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Can't go in a pond anywhere?

I assume that would be ok. We used to release comets (common goldfish from memory anyway) into a community pond ( where they got enormous).
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You made the right decision. That is a bad home them, that person has ovbiously not done any research. Try researching further from your house for a local place, maybe a little bit of a drive but it will be worth it. Make a trip out of it and maybe you can come home with something else for your tank.
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That is very tempting. We have several ponds and lakes in our neighborhood but I'm sure the local predatory fish would go crazy for him.

Kind of hard to hide when you are gold and everybody else is green and black!

Still, letting nature take it's course is reasonable too huh?

I'm going to hang on to him awhile longer to see if I can find a reasonable place for him be it a large tank or aquarium.
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That is very tempting. We have several ponds and lakes in our neighborhood but I'm sure the local predatory fish would go crazy for him.



Kind of hard to hide when you are gold and everybody else is green and black!



Still, letting nature take it's course is reasonable too huh?



I'm going to hang on to him awhile longer to see if I can find a reasonable place for him be it a large tank or aquarium.

I saw this add on Kijiji.com for people that don't want there goldfish anymore. Here is the link. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-pets-to-g...AdIdZ522451784. Btw are you in Ontario? You said were you were in one of your recent messages but I have no idea were that is. I'm in Newmarket Ontario.
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Do not consider releasing the fish into any body of water. It can introduce pathogens that the local fauna has no resistance for. Just a bad idea IMO.
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Do not put it in a local body of water! That is not cool dude!
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