When you choose a fish bowl, pick a big one: at least one-gallon

I have really only had a few fish (some bettas too) in my life. I felt very bad for them so I got two at the fair. I feel horrible now reading this article. My parents told me to get the betta bowls out to put them in, which I didnt appreciate but you cant really argue with the people who put a roof over your head lol. They look so cramped (we have two seperate bowls) and I feel terrible looking at them. I do think theyre doing better than they did in those bags. I have a 35 gallon tank also, but my parents said not to take it out because we dont have the room for it, which I also fought about. For now they are in those betta tanks and I do not have any family members with ponds. I really do not want to give it away and I still need to buy the plants and filter until I can move them into the big tank. How long will they survive in those tiny tanks until I can transport them into the 35 gallon tank?

Flipping a coin over where to start on why fish bowls and other small tanks are a problem, warmth of the aquarium is a big issue

Yes you can read 10 books on goldfish and get 10 different opinions on how to care fore them. The simularities they should all say is: not to use fish bowls, the bigger the tank the better, use a filter at least one size bigger than the one for the tank size, and house only goldfish with goldfish. This said the loaches you see looking like they are attacking the gills of the goldfish, are actually ducking the slime coat off the fish. This unfortunately will make the goldfish susceptible to a wide range of diseases. The other fish you have are only somewhat compatible with goldfish. They like the same water parameters(ph, temperature, etc…), but will not tolerate the high amonia output of the goldfish . This said as long as you do regular water changes of 25% and use a test kit to make sure everything is in good parameters they should survive the long term.

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Small Fish Bowls found in: Fluted Glass Ivy Bowls, 5¼ I don’t make fish often because it tends to be on the expensive side, but I’ve really been craving it lately. Add to that my continued efforts to try to buy higher quality and sustainable meat and seafood, and my price tag just got even higher. So, what did I do? I paired my fish with two super inexpensive items: rice and cabbage. It’s all about balancing those higher priced items with bulkier low cost items. This easy Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls include a rice base, a big pile of simple red cabbage slaw, and cod filets baked in a vibrant sauce. Any extra chimichurri gets drizzled over top to make sure every bowl is moist and delicious!

Aug 21, 2016 - They also grow to be too big for most bowls

Yeah I defiantly know that now 🙂 , and I feel so sad when I go to carnivals and see those poor fish in those tiny bowls, or in coolers with barely enough water for the tons of fish that they have in there! But I feel luck that I got such a beautiful and talented goldfish that will have a much bigger tank and have a wonderful life ahead of him! 🙂

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They would keep ponds full of Goldfish in their houses. They would have large ceramic bowls with pretty fish patterns inside and out. When they had visitors or for special occasions they would take the Goldfish out of the pond, and put them in these bowls. When the event was over, those fish went back to their nice big pond.They also grow to be too big for most bowls. Although the size of the tank can stunt the size of the goldfish, this is generally not due to the tank size but rather it is a sign of ill health and of the poor water quality in the bowl.