While community tanks are interesting to look at and fun to keep, you have to choose the right combination of creatures to house together. Fiddler crabs are small, active crustaceans who live in brackish swamps in the wild. Goldfish are coldwater fish that are generally easy for a beginner fishkeeper to maintain. Since they require very different conditions, it's not possible to keep the two together.
Person 1: Swallow a live goldfish whole!
A LOT of people still believe that a goldfish can live in a bowl, you might be one of them. This is simply because of advertisements like this….
Can Goldfish Live In A Bowl Here’s My Recommendation
Of course they can! After all I had a goldfish bowl when I was a kid and I bet you did too? In most cases including mine, it was your first pet. You came home from the pet store, filled up the bowl, dropped the little guy in there and in about a month your goldfish DIED!! Your parents explained that goldfish don’t live that long and most die before a year anyways.
Goldfish can live VERY LONG LIVES.
A goldfish can live in a bowl without a filter, but not at the optimal quality of life. The bowl with no filter arrangement will likely shorten the goldfish's life. Aquarium experts recommend that you not keep your goldfish in a bowl, but rather a larger, filtered tank.A drunken man from Wales won a goldfish at a county fair, and then ate it alive. And posted it on Facebook. See, you thought it couldn’t get stupider. But wait, there’s more—he was arrested, and last month was banned from owning a pet for three years, and fined approximately $200.It's best to keep your goldfish in a filtered tank. The size of the tank should follow the "one gallon of water for every one inch of fish" formula. Although goldfish can adjust to most temperatures, the water in the tank should be kept at a relatively cool temperature -- 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit -- for optimal health. One inch of artificial gravel in the bottom of the tank will help keep the tank clean. Avoid live plants as some of them can contain snails, which are notorious bacteria spreaders.The Goldfish is a favorite fish for many. How many of us didn't keep them at one time or another? Goldfish are usually very hardy fish and they can live in temperatures ranging from 40°F - 90°F (4°C - 32°C). It is important to note that this fish has an extremely long lifespan if cared for properly, so getting one can become a long term commitment. Many varieties of this fish are available with many different markings, fancy varieties and colors including gold, orange, white and black.