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?
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
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.
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.
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!
by Sp Greaney 5 years ago
Why does your goldfish die even when you look after them?Is it possible that the pet store could be selling sick fish and not know it.
by basssam 9 years ago
My Goldfish Keep Dying
by Lela 9 years ago
Please drop by and leave a suggestion for the Texas State Fair fried food competition. http://hubpages.com/hub/Fried-Gravy If hub pages allows it, I may draw a prize winner from the suggestions! Thanks, Lela
by BSS 2 years ago
I have a 19 gallon fish tank with 4 gold fish is it ok, can I add some good companion if possible
by caninecrtitics 8 years ago
Have you set up your first fish tank since the holidays. Or has it been a while since you have set one up and now you got one for the holidays. The Fish Hobby is growing my gills and fins.
by lovesgoldfish 8 years ago
my goldfish has something white sticking out of his back and the area surrounding it is red. he look
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