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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #11
It makes absolute sense as the fish urinate and deficate in the water in which they live without the filtration needed to make the water safe.

The fish can't survive unless you make the water safe for them so if you are not prepared to provide them with a safe and suitable home, don't have fish.


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Simplyobsessed Simplyobsessed
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #12
I am still going to buy the fish tomorrow.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #13
Think this through - if you can't afford things to make the water better, what will you do in 6 months when they need a bigger tank?

Goldfish grow to nearly a foot long - they can't live in that bowl.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #14
I think they can survive because the pet shop told me. I can save up for one in six months.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #15
But you said yourself they keep dying. The evidence is right there that they can't survive.

If the pet guy is right, why are they dead?
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #16
This thread reads like a tasteless windup. I hope it is a tasteless windup because if it isn't you're simply not fit to be keeping fish.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #17
Please please please don't buy any more fish! It's so cruel!

You came here for advice so please listen to us. You will keep losing fish if you don't look after them properly, and there will only be yourself to blame.

We can't stop you buying fish, but I really hope you have an animal-friendly side and don't put any more goldfish through a slow, painful death.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #18
We are all asking you to reconsider your decision to buy more fish tomorrow....these are not 'just fish' like so many people think...they are living creatures with personalities, they can suffer like any other animal. Would you subject your child to living in a tiny space in filthy conditions? Why would you do that to any other living creature then?

All we are trying to do is give you the help that you asked for, please realise that we are not trying to make this difficult for you, we only want the best for your fish, but what you are suggesting is most certainly going to send them to their deaths...again.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #19
Hi simplyobsessed i hope you come back to fk and listen to the advice being offered, i understand its hard to hear that your doing things wrong but believe me your not the only one many people including myself have made mistakes when starting out in fishkeeping but now have healthy happy fish thanks to advice given here. so i can only repeat what others have said please dont buy anymore fish until you are ready to give them the right environment in which they can thrive.
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Re: Why do my little fishies keep dying? :( #20
Hmm, you do all seem to think I shouldn't get more fish. I will think about it.