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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Pet Shop Advice
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2010, 08:33:26 PM »

Yeah there a lots of fish that aren't hard to take care of for younger kids and people new to the fish hobby.
Its just annoying that goldfish are seen as beginner fish! When they do have some big requirements.
My white clouds are in a 10 gallon and without doing anything special...they are breeding like crazy! They are very easy to please lol.
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Nossie
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Re: Pet Shop Advice
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2010, 12:29:37 PM »

Goldfish are hardy fish, of course, which is probably why they are viewed as "hard to kill" and good beginner fish, but it would be great if people would know how huge these grow!!

One of my friends had a cute fantail called Helena, when she was a kid, the fish lived in a big glass on foot (much like the one Minde keeps one of her bettas in), and I do remember this fish living for a few years! But she didn't grow too big either way. Which is most likely why people view them as "easy to care for" pets. (they are indeed, especially if you provide enough space and filtration.)
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Re: Pet Shop Advice
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2010, 10:06:32 PM »

Yeah my uncle had a goldfish in a big bowl  with an aerator and he did frequent water changes. The goldfish lived for 8 years, it died when he took the bowl outside to clean it and a kookaburra (bird) snatched it when he wasn't looking.
I think it was a fantail. It grew about 6 inches.
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Re: Pet Shop Advice
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2010, 03:43:52 AM »

That's pretty big for being kept in a bowl! But look at that, your uncle actually bothered to care for the fish, even though it wasn't kept in the best setup Smiley Caring is more than half the effort! Cheesy
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