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Elliriyanna
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rehoming goldfish
« on: July 20, 2010, 03:03:42 PM »

How do I go about rehoming my two goldfish? I dont think there is anyone on this site who is near me. They are still being treated for fin rot rot now and only 2 in long. But do you know where I could find them a new home? I have pictures up. I do not want to give them up but I have to do what is best for them. They will come with food but thats all I can give up.
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 03:17:26 PM »

You can try:  (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)  .  Select your location and place an ad.  Make sure to place the ad in the appropriate category (free section), otherwise people will think you're trying to sell them.    You should wait until the goldfish are completely cured before trying to rehome them.
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Elliriyanna
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 03:20:30 PM »

I am waiting until they are healed and I do not trust craigslist especially with how little my guys are. And i wont ship them. Plus I DO NOT want to give them away free on craigslist. Thats certain death.

Is there any other way?
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 03:33:38 PM »

Usually when i'm dealing with people on craigslist, i have a list of questions they must answer.  If i don't like the answers , i just move on to somebody else.  You could always sell the tank along with the fish too, maybe they'll have a better chance that way.

Or you can try asking someone you know , like family members or friends , to see if any of them have any interest in keeping fish.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 03:37:16 PM »

well I cant do that. The tank is too small which is why I am rehoming them. Otherwise I would keep them Smiley I have no idea what to do with them. I want them safe and happy. But I also want to get tropical fish even if I have to save up money for test kits and heaters and so on.

I do have a friend who knows someone who breeds Koi maybe that would work
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 04:32:07 PM »

If there is no other chance you also can return them to the pet shop. There you know they will have another owner who -hopefully- knows how to care for them and can give them a proper home
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 05:36:02 PM »

they are feeders Sad If I return them they will get eaten Sad
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 04:27:42 AM »

Aha, so you didn'tget them from the pet shop but from sbdy who keeps them as feeders... poor things, now I understand... I didn't know that... glad you rescued some little buddies lifes, and if you do like Mindemae suggested you should be able to keep them for a while
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 04:53:49 AM »

Well, you pretty much got all the options there are.
1. make an ad on craigslist
2. give them to friends/family
3. keep them yourself and care for them the best you can
4. give them back to the pet shop

But you don't seem to like either of these options, so I say... sit there with them and keep them until some wonderful fish-keeping angel will come by and take them as their own. Relax a bit about it, alright? It's not the end of the world, and if you'd only try, you could take good care of them.

If you didn't know that, I kept my three fantails in an 8 gallon thingie for almost six months. But now I managed to save up for the 83 gallon I have standing on the top floor and I'm the happiest ever. Lol. I just need an apartment so I can set it up now. I just need an apartment so I can set it up now. They're living in a small tank I borrowed from a friend for now, mind you. But my fish, ARE HAPPY , they are incredibly snuggly and adorable and they get so happy whenever they see me, and they eat like there's no tomorrow. And I keep them this way by doing regular water changes and feeding them a varied and good diet. None of them have been sick so far. But I did buy two constipated orandas, where one of them had injured fins and both of them are perky little maniacs today. It's easier than it seems, so just try and stay calm, and you'll be able to care for them as well as anyone until you'll find a bigger tank, or another home for them.
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 08:44:08 AM »

Ok I will get a hose segment for water changes Smiley and actually they were sold by the pet store as feeders. which is about the same. Plus they were having water chemistry problems so all there fish weren't doing so well.

they are finally coming out Smiley Bubbles hangs out of top of the log cave ( He's very protective of that thing lol) and Spaz just roams the tank Smiley I think this means they are finally comfortable Smiley

Only problem is now the water is all cloudy.
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 11:46:45 AM »

Cloudy water is usually an indication of all the good bacteria trying to find a home during the cycling process.
It will clear up after your tank has finished cycling. Which means you could see cloudy water for another month or so. Smiley
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 03:23:22 AM »

That's great to hear! Smiley I'm sure they'll be perfectly fine Wink It's a good sign that they're comfortable with swimming around a bit more Smiley
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 08:39:56 AM »

ok but I read that cycling with fish is VERY bad for them ... if i do water changes every other day will it be ok? I have to do it anyway but still I want to know if i need any special steps.

and until I can get the water test kit would this help? (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)

Also I posted in tank and equipment " whats wrong with my water" I put up pictures cuz my fish are getting black spots

and now they even eat in front of me and bubbles will swim up to the front and greet me Smiley but whenever i go near the tank they start looking for food lol.
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 12:22:39 PM »

You ARE cycling the tank with fish. Right now.

The ammonia remover might be pretty good Smiley Although, I'm not sure if you need to waste money on it right now since you should manage with frequent water changes Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 02:21:07 PM »

could you look at my post in  the illness forum and see if the discoloration is anything i should worry about? And frequent as in every other day right?

And I know I'm cycling it with fish but I'm worried it will hurt my fish
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 03:56:31 PM »

Already posted in there Wink
Yes, frequent as in every other day, but not too much though. 15% maximum.
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010, 04:49:21 PM »

lol thanks Smiley i have one in equipment about the water that i know need to delete ... but the illness one has good pictures. And I did a water change today Smiley the water got cloudy after I started the melafix treatment. and the spots showed up today
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010, 04:54:00 PM »

which test kit should i order? (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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they are all I can afford
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010, 06:39:30 PM »

The tetra test kit doesn't have a nitrate test, which is very important for determining how often you should change the aquarium water once the tank is done cycling. You should always try to maintain nitrate level below 40 ppm.

Get the api master test kit instead, since both are about the same price.  Make sure the kit has the tests for pH, ammonia, nitrite , and nitrate. Those are the most important water parameters to check for.
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2010, 07:40:35 PM »

I'm trying to find one right now. I'm just not sure who to order from
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2010, 08:05:05 PM »

I just ordered this kit. (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)

If you read the reviews it also has a nitrate test Smiley
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010, 02:17:48 AM »

Very good, in the mean time, please get your water tested at the petshop.
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2010, 03:34:59 AM »

Great! Smiley It's about time Wink But this is going to make things a whole lot easier for you! From now on you'll be able to spot most problems by yourself. You should always test the water if something strange is visible on your fish, or if they start acting differently, it's usually a water quality problem those times Smiley And if they'll actually be sick, it's much better for the fish if the water parameters are as close to flawless as possible Wink
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010, 09:44:57 AM »

Ok thanks Smiley it wont come for a week but in the meantime I will get all the water tested. I am hoping to rehome them soon. I dont want to but I feel like i'm making them miserable. And i know I can properly care for a betta
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2010, 04:12:31 AM »

That's just your own worries making you feel like that! As long as these fish are eating nicely, getting healthier, and being active, you don't have to worry about them being miserable Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2010, 09:58:45 AM »

they eat like little pigs lol I dont overfeed them but there little bellies are always full from scavaging lol and they NEVER stop moving anymore. When they are stressed they hide in there little log and they seem healthy but I still worry about the little ones. I dont want to keep them in the tank for the four years I'm in college. Idk what to do. They are so tiny rehoming them seems like doom and yet even doing my best keeping them in the ten gallon will stunt them. I would like to rehome them to someone on here when they are healthy. That way I know they will be well taken care of
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2010, 04:46:52 AM »

There are other forums where you could post about these fish! Maybe you'll get someone who's interested there?

Have a look here: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) , if you join here, you'll be able to make a post in the buy/sell/trade section, as far as I know there are some more people on there, so you might get lucky Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2010, 08:26:01 AM »

I am on several forums Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2010, 08:32:23 AM »

I found someone local who is willing to take them Smiley I am requesting pictures of his pond first though just to make sure Smiley wish me luck
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Re: rehoming goldfish
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2010, 02:40:04 PM »

That's great! But it might be good if you'd still let your tank cycle before adding any new fish Smiley
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