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CarrotFish CarrotFish
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  • Posted on: 24/3/2009 14:29
Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #21
Some useful stuff in here! Wish I'd read all this before buying the too-small upright Tank we have!
CarrotFish CarrotFish
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  • Posted on: 14/2/2011 17:45
Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #22
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!
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  • Posted on: 14/2/2011 21:09
Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #23
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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
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CarrotFish CarrotFish
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  • Posted on: 14/2/2011 23:06
Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #24
Yea well in hindsight we should never have got goldfish and i believe they shouldn't be on general sale!
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Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #25
I agree that the sale of all small animals should be regulated and that sellers should be required to give accurate information and guidance to potential owners.

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Re: How to choose and look after a goldfish #26
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