Hi everyone , I now have 2 fantail goldfish and a bristlenose pleco. Unfortunately they were living in terrible conditions at my work and weren't wanted anymore. That tank had been set up for years with multiple goldfish that have died being in it and not looked after, the tank being way too small, only 68litres.
I had tried to tell them it wasn't suitable and what care fish need but people just don't care and think I'm being weird cos they are just fish they will just get new ones when they die!
the usual unfortunately:/
The pleco is the only one that has survived through it all and is over 4 years old at least. The goldfish weren't far off dying like the rest if I hadn't said I'd take them.
So home they came with me , I cleaned out their tank , it smelt sooo bad! ��
Took half an hour to get the gravel not leaking dark brown muck! The filter in it was just a crappy tiny Kmart one.
I eventually wanted to get another tropical tank set up after moving house and not having one for awhile but def wasn't going to get goldfish because of the space they need and def wasn't the right time financially to be able to afford everything again.
But we have them now and are very fond of them. So we want to try and do our best for them. We replaced the filter with a non expensive one but suited 80litre tank while we are using the small tank.
I know they will need a bigger tank asap.
I'm just hoping they will be ok Until I can afford one and we find a good set up second hand.
Will they be ok for awhile without being stunted ?
Here's the album of their current tank before and after I cleaned it and added some plants.
Also can anyone tell what sex the goldfish might be ?