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PrincessShubunkin
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Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:54:38 PM »

I have a Shubunkin Goldfish in 1 gallon fish bowl.  I know I need to get it in an aquarium ASAP!  What could I temporarily put her in while I get an aquarium up on running?  She's about 4 1/2 inches and pretty big around.  Please advise.  Thank You!
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 09:13:47 PM »

Welcome to the forum. Ok. No offense but why on earth do you have a shubunkin in a bowl in the first place??! You can keep her in a large plastic tub, around 25 gallons if you have one. Filtration is just as/more important than space, so get a powerful canister or power filter ASAP. When buying a tank for a large shubunkin get the absolute largest that you can afford, I wouldn't put her in anything less than 50 gallons.

Edit- change the water daily until you get her a filter.
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Skwishee
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 04:21:04 AM »

Welcome to the forum.
I think Cheri's covered everything  Smiley so please take the advice above.
Also please read the threads we have on here about cycling a new tank and tank maintenance.
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May I ask how long have you had the shubunkin in the bowl?

Best of luck with finding a larger tank, do let us know how you get on  Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 05:29:18 AM »

I definitely agree with cheri, a big plastic tub would be much, much better than the bowl if you can find one! And a 45-50 gallon tank should be nice enough for the shubunkin for the time being.
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PrincessShubunkin
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 09:03:38 AM »

Thank you for the advice. Advise taken! The goldfish was a gift and the only thing I had to put her in was a fish bowl. She live there for 3 days.  She has a much bigger place now.  Thank You.
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Nossie
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 10:13:03 AM »

Good to hear! Smiley Did you find a tank or is it just an emergency tub for now? Smiley
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PrincessShubunkin
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 12:02:04 PM »

aquarium Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 04:41:07 AM »

Nice! How big is it? Smiley
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PrincessShubunkin
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 01:56:43 PM »

It is a 10 gallon. With all the other fish stuff I had to buy that is all I could afford. I will get a bigger one later.  She seems to be doing well.  I do a 50% water change every week. 
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fantailer
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Re: Temporary tank for Shubunkin Goldfish
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 05:12:45 PM »

Yes its fine untill she grows up.
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