We really could do with finding someone with a pond, our Carrot is growing-looks quite magnificent too! Sadly the shibunkin died a while back. Perky the false plec is still going strong tho he hasnt grown any, which is cool. Next time we're gonna get a tank of minnows and watch them dart about!
"Tie two fish together and though they have two tails they cannot swim"
CarrotFish wrote: We really could do with finding someone with a pond, our Carrot is growing-looks quite magnificent too! Sadly the shibunkin died a while back.
Just for anyone else reading - shubunkins should grow to about 10-12 inches and live for over 15 years. Sadly when they don't get the care and accomodation they need their lives can be considerably shortened
I hope for the sake of the other one you manage to find it a pond
I agree with the above comment. As I tried to explain to my boyfriend when I told him we'll only be able to have 3 or 4 gold fish in our tank and he said "but its massive and theyre so small" its not how big they are now its how big theyre going to be in 2 years time that you have to think about. I was looking at a 120 litre tank in a shop and the assistant told me I could keep 6 fully grow gold fish in it, which obviously you cant. Why do they tell you these things in the fish shops? Even in the good ones theyll sell someone a small 20 or 30 litre tank and then sell them 3 fish to go with it not telling them that in about 6 months the fish will need a much bigger tank. Its really bad you go to these places thinking they will offer the best advice and they just dont.
I have now gone for a 190 litre tank am going to put 4 fish in it to begin with but I am fully aware that in about a year to 18 months time we will have to either get another tank bigger tank for all of them or split them between two tanks