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fruitloop
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ebay tank - mad
« on: November 17, 2010, 07:06:14 PM »

Was searching ebay "fish tank" and one of the results was this, I think it is an awfull way to keep fish, those two fancies dont even have any space to turn around, what about when they are older, that tank should be for a few minos
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 07:19:00 PM »

How abhorring! Especially the fact that it said 3 out of 6 had been sold already. I wouldn't be caught dead with a goldie in that. I believe however the two fish in the picture had been cut out and pasted using a computer program; otherwise they'd be gulping at the surface and/or dead. I saw no airstone or filter so they probably couldn't live more than a few days/weeks without one in so small a space. If you were to keep fish in something that size it could be only for a LIMITED amount of time (with an airstone and pump), which is somewhat acceptable if you buy a bigger tank later on.

The mainstream market does whatever it can to make a buck sometimes, even if it means misinforming uneducated citizens and causing the deaths of many a wondrous creature.

I recently came across a website filled with goldfish pictures, and 99% of them had images of a goldfish in a bowl. I find that depressing to be honest.
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 07:26:52 PM »

It is about 4 1/2 gallons.  Much too small for 1 goldfish let alone 2 like the picture shows.
At least it does come with a filter and pump. Smiley
Probably would be ok for a betta.
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 08:03:28 PM »

That is really sad and is only fit for a few minnows. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 05:44:46 AM »

I don't think the goldfish are really in there but it's sad that that is how they choose to advertise it, sadly I've seen tanks that size or slightly bigger with more goldfish in advertisements. No wonder people keep goldfish in such horrible conditions, it is advertised as the way to have them!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 10:08:11 AM »

That looks like the pictures of most small tank models, they simply copy/paste various fish into the tanks to make them look more attractive to the buyers. I do doubt those goldfish are inside it at all.

I happen to have a tank (a biorb 30L) in the size suitable for one goldfish max, but on all the photos of it there are at least six of them pasted in. Sometimes 2-3 goldfish and a shoal of minnows or other small fish.
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fruitloop
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 02:36:34 PM »

even if they are not in it, why would they think people would want to buy it like that
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 02:49:34 PM »

Because they are advertising the tank as something that's easy to maintain due to the small size, it's all simple marketing techniques. Parents will think that it'll be big enough for their child to keep on their own, and a few goldfish inside would be just right. Again, the main problem lies in the fact that people generally don't care to find out about the environmental needs of their fish or how big they'll grow in the end, before they buy them. All they see are the juveniles in the shop and think they'll stay that size the rest of their lives. Bleh :C
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 12:06:10 AM »

You have to remember all advertising and the whole media is full of lies  Wink 90% fat free sounds good but what about all the sugar in it? Haha!
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 04:06:06 AM »

Andrea: I'd take fat over sugar any day! Grin
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 05:53:30 AM »

I love butter! Grin
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 06:06:28 AM »

So do I, but I also love pork cracklings... yummmmmm
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 11:49:33 AM »

Prawn cracker mmmmmmmm
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Andrea
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 12:50:33 AM »

Hmm I dunno I'm a pretty big fan of sugar. I love desserts  Cheesy
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Re: ebay tank - mad
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2010, 04:05:46 AM »

Who can honestly say that they can resist desserts? Wink Lol, I manage to if I have to pay for it, but if it's free... Cheesy

Nonetheless though, I'd be happy if the media could have mercy on the animals a bit at least. Especially fish which nobody knows anything about either way D: It stresses me out that many potential fish keepers get such a turn-off already with their first fish!

I'm far too stubborn to give up after hitting a problem though. Lol.
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