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Moor
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Fish Filter
« on: March 06, 2012, 05:08:28 AM »

Hey guys Im here to ask, I have 4 goldfish that are being held in a bowl! I know its cruel but im not allowed to buy anything bigger until my aunties gets be a tank, still the tank is only about 1.5 gallons and I know its not good for the fish.

In order to keep them healthy what is a cheap filter I can have?
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fantailer
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Re: Fish Filter
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 05:48:32 AM »

Yeah you really can't keep a fish healthy in that size tank. The fish would only live for 6 months out of there 10 year lifetime.
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scrivens345
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Re: Fish Filter
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 07:06:18 AM »

So, you wish to keep 4 fish in something the size of a lemonade bottle. Each of these fish can grow to be a foot in length.

You do the maths Angry
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Fish Filter
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 02:00:57 PM »

The filter these fish need is as large as the bowl. Rehome them.
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sparkly-puffball
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Re: Fish Filter
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 10:23:29 PM »

You obviously need at least 40 gallons if you have double-tail fish (fancy) or 80 gallons single-tail (comets, shubunkin, commons). I suggest rehoming them or just giving up those fish in general. Second of all, cycling a tank under 5 gallons is as useless, so the point of a filter is rather diminished. Finally, when keeping fish, their owners shouldn't wonder what is the "cheapest", they should wonder what is the best for their pets. Not having the money or respect for pets to get them what they need to thrive is pointless.
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Nossie
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Re: Fish Filter
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 11:32:11 AM »

Umm... yes, this has been covered.
And when it comes to goldfish, the size of the tank is almost more important than the filter! Always give a goldfish as big a tank as you can from the time they're tiny little babies and you'll have the healthiest ones Smiley Try finding a tank between 40-55 gallons if possible. It's a good size and it'll keep your fish happy Smiley
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