my housemates laugh at me when i tell them that my goldfish recognise me, ive had them for 3 years. when i walk into the room or wake up and see them they come to the front of the tank to see whats going on but if its someone else they dont bother. do any of you find this? i'm a biology student here in york and was thinking about doing something about this behaviour for my dissertation, either that or something using my rats.
great, thanks for the replies, ill go get the 20g tank tomorrow morning. my other tank cracked in the car on the way up, it was huge, was one my grandfather used to hatch his koi in, i never bothered to measure it though. hopefully after my birthday this month i'll be able to get a much larger tank so i can get some more fish, i was thinking 1 or 2 goldfish (not the fancy ones) and a couple of snails just for variety.
i'll let my mate know about the biorb, if it's viable to get a few shrimp to put in it then he'd like that, to be honest a couple of snails would probably make him happy.
right, i have 2 goldfish ive had for 3 years, one is a bit bigger then the other but they are still both pretty small so not sure on their real age. they were in a nice big tank during transit from the south up to yorkshire and the tank broke. so i managed to save them in a tub and got a cheap 15 gallon tank and have them in that now. i cant afford anything bigger then a 20 gallon tank at the moment, what with being an impoverished student. they have plenty of room as far as i can tell in the 15g but if you more experienced guys think different then i'll go for the 20 gallon untill i can get something bigger.
also, i've always just had those 2 by them selves and it's been a bit bland, what other types of fish would be able to go with goldfish?
sorry about the long one but on a side note, a friend up here found a small biorb tank, i think its only about 3 gallons so i told him it wasnt appropriate for anything really but told him i'd find out more for him.
hi there! i'm a student at uni and now in my second year i can have my fish with me in my house, yay! (something happened in transit though so will post something about that later) i have two comet goldfish called Capt' Birdseye and fishfinger. they are 3 years old. they were with me at school and have travelled to and from france a few times with parents and up and down france too and then up to yorkshire to me now. despite all this they are still alive and in great shape, and have made firm friends with my two rats cotton and freya.