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My son just won 2 goldfish at the State Fair. What do I do?

  1. aDayInMyLife1 profile image91
    aDayInMyLife1posted 5 years ago

    My son just won 2 goldfish at the State Fair. What do I do?

    What do I need to buy for these fish? How do transition them from their bag to whatever tank I should buy? How long should I expect them to last?

  2. Goody5 profile image71
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Once you have a fish tank for them, fill it up with distilled water. Place the unopened bag containing the 2 gold fish into the tank full of water. Let it sit there until the temperature is about equal between the tank & bag water. Then open the bag and let the two gold fish swim into their new home. Gold fish are really tough, and they should be fine. Feed them gold fish food, and keep on hubbing  smile

    1. calynbana profile image81
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just want to add to this answer by saying that the fish will definitely need a filter, and preferably a tank at least between 10 and 20 gallons. Goldfish are supposed to have 2 gallons a water per inch of fish. They grow to be six inches.

    2. Goody5 profile image71
      Goody5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A filter is indeed a very important accessory, especially as the gold fish gets bigger. I don't know if there's a size limit on gold fish, because believe it or not I once caught an actual gold fish in a river that weighed at least 5 pounds.

  3. G.L.A. profile image83
    G.L.A.posted 5 years ago

    Six years ago, my five year old granddaughter won a goldfish at a Halloween  carnival. We placed it inside a gallon jug filled with tap water. The next day we bought a small container of goldfish food, and my granddaughter named the fish 'Daisy'. Grandpa and I expected that we would soon be attending a funeral for Daisy...
    We were wrong. Daisy is still with us, and lives in a small plastic fish tank filled with filtered (Brita) water, equipped with a small aerator. We feed her three to four times a day, and clean her little tank about twice monthly. Daisy is in her/his seventh year now, so I would guess that we must be doing something right!