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Re: A tale of four goldfish - how tank size and living conditions can affect fish

Subject: Re: A tale of four goldfish - how tank size and living conditions can affect fish
by finnipper on 3/11/2013 11:49:05

OK playing devils advocate for a while:

When I was 7yrs old my gran bought me a goldfish bowl complete with 4 goldfish. The fish didn't suffocate which indicates that there was sufficient gas exchange at the surface, they didn't immediately keel over and die and I had them for about three years like that before transferring them to my first little pond.

Obviously I wouldn't advocate keeping them like that now but it does indicate that some of the dire warnings about tank size are being over stated. Which is why I asked for the reasoning behind the recommendations.
Otherwise these recommendations are going to end up being repeated parrot fashion with no one knowing why. The explanation behind any recommendation is important otherwise it is just an opinion with little value.