LoginRegister



Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
I want to save my fish! Is it too late?
11-20-2012, 05:01 PM,
#1
Petsarecool Offline
Registered



Posts: 1
Threads: 1
Joined: 11-20-2012
Reputation: 0
I want to save my fish! Is it too late?
So I bought my goldfish about 4 months ago and had no idea what I was doing, the guy at the pet store apparently didn't either and told me that it would be fine to keep my goldfish in a tiny unfiltered bowl. I'm going away for 3 days for Thanksgiving break and I looked up fish feeders, but now I know in an unfiltered bowl it would be worse. It's too late to get a tank and filter before I leave, and I think it already has some ammonia poisoning (sometimes gasping at the surface). I feel awful, he's probably so unhealthy and now won't be fed for three days, I'm going to be worried the whole time. Will he make it that long without food? Will he start to grow and heal if I switch him over to a filtered tank as soon as I get back? What kind of tank/filter and what's the best way to take care of him? Whats the best way to transfer him to the tank? I feel aweful, I'm scared he'll be dead when I come back.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
11-22-2012, 02:18 PM,
#2
Ram Offline
VIP Member

*******


Posts: 1,112
Threads: 247
Joined: 02-20-2012
Reputation: 2
RE: I want to save my fish! Is it too late?
First, it is a good thing that you realized your fish need a bigger tank with a filter. You should get to that part as soon as possible. Before you get started, you need to know for sure if your goldfish is a common goldfish or a fancy goldfish. Common goldfish can be huge, and they require 40 gallon minimal tank for just a single one. Fancy goldfish are still big enough to require 20 gallon minimal tank for just a single fish. These requirements are meant for full sized, and when we measure the requirement of tank size we must use the full size.

Second, fish can go without food for 3 weeks no problem at all. They are cold blood animals. They do not require a lot of energy to keep up body heat like we do. Your goldfish will be totally fine without any food for the 3 days you are not around.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Needing Advice on Dying fish jbmysinger 3 659 12-28-2016, 09:30 AM
Last Post: Thor
Thumbs Down Tropical fish are dying! CaitlinD 1 490 12-13-2016, 04:47 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Playing with fish lily_lover 3 1,726 10-11-2016, 08:12 PM
Last Post: Novelangel
  Whаt's а gооd frеshwаtеr fish fоr а bеginnеr tо hаvе а high dеnsity аquаrium? Tom1 0 734 08-26-2016, 11:22 PM
Last Post: Tom1
  Best Fish for Beginners (Kids) CatCuddler57 8 1,133 08-26-2016, 10:49 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Do you fast your aquarium fish? Ram 12 9,151 08-06-2016, 05:17 AM
Last Post: remnant
  Arowana or Dragon fish CatCuddler57 0 464 08-02-2016, 02:29 AM
Last Post: CatCuddler57
  Why did my fish die in 3 hours? (Fish bought from walmart) CatCuddler57 6 2,222 07-08-2016, 04:18 PM
Last Post: Ram
  What fish would you recommend for a beginner who wants an aquarium? maxen57 10 1,211 07-01-2016, 12:16 AM
Last Post: Thor
  20 gal tank - good mix of community fish ? delta678 26 2,465 06-19-2016, 09:25 PM
Last Post: Thor
  What are the most nagging fish diseases? remnant 1 532 06-18-2016, 01:24 AM
Last Post: Thor
  Walmart selling fish! (awful) tess pfeif 10 3,113 06-17-2016, 08:21 PM
Last Post: Novelangel
  Common Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatment Thor 0 678 06-13-2016, 03:28 AM
Last Post: Thor
  Fish is really happy and eating one day, dead the next Ilona 6 1,632 06-02-2016, 07:20 AM
Last Post: Novelangel
  Have you seen fish with personality? Ram 29 8,331 05-21-2016, 05:32 AM
Last Post: remnant

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Contact Us | Pets Keepers Guide | Return to Top | | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication| Rules & Privacy | Advertise Here