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Old 09-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm really here just to ask a couple of questions from the experts.

I have a gallon fish bowl with a fan tail goldfish that is thriving quite well, and I intend to upgrade soo.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I am not an expert by any means, but, I have learned quite a bit before I joined here and after.

Yes, please do upgrade your goldfish asap! The fish should have a minimum of a 20g tank, and any additional fish 10g more per fish.

In the meantime, please change the bowl water daily at a minimum, or even twice daily if possible!

Goldfish living in a bowl, even if water is changed daily, will not thrive. They live miserable lives and short ones at that in a bowl. Their internal organs will keep growing, even if their bodies don't, and this eventually leads to death. It's horrible. Their spines get squished, their organs mash together. It's just horrible :'(

Here are a few links:
Goldfish: A Guide for Proper Care and Living Environment
Why goldfish bowls should be banned | Aquariadise
Why you should never keep goldfish in a bowl [Guest Post] - The Goldfish Tank

Good luck and ask away with any questions
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Hello, I'm really here just to ask a couple of questions from the experts.



I have a gallon fish bowl with a fan tail goldfish that is thriving quite well, and I intend to upgrade soo.

Actually, it's not thriving at all. A one gallon bowl is about 30 times too small. Any of the more trusted sites will advise that ANY goldfish needs at least a 30 gallon tank in order to thrive. And another 10g per additional goldfish. I would recommend that you make the upgrade ASAP. If you're in an area near a Petco, their $1/gal sale is going on or upcoming depending on your location. Upon doing so, I'm sure you will notice a bit different behavior for the better. You'll also need some type of filtration and a test kit for your water. Test kit should be the liquid and not the strips. As well, you'll need a water conditioner such as either Seachem or API products.


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Hi Zanthal,

How are things going with you and your fish?
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