Keeping a Goldfish Alive in a Fish Bowl Without an Air Pump

Good aquarium plants are key to creating a healthy environment for goldfish when there isn't an air pump in the bowl.
Good aquarium plants are key to creating a healthy environment for goldfish when there isn't an air pump in the bowl.

Many people think that goldfish and other kinds of fish will not stay alive long in a fishbowl. It is true that most aquariums have an air pump and filter. When the air pump blows air into the aquarium, it circulates the water, preventing it from becoming stagnant. Stagnant water is bad for goldfish simply because it doesn't have enough oxygen. A pump circulates water so it can take oxygen from the air and replace the carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses.

However, if you cannot provide an air pump for your fishbowl, your goldfish can live very well. Also, if you do have an air pump and you worry about extended power outages, you can still make sure your fish survive in the aquarium. There is a plain and simple solution, which I will share with you through my own story.

Your goldfish can live very well without an air pump, but you must keep the bowl or tank clean and include pebbles.
Your goldfish can live very well without an air pump, but you must keep the bowl or tank clean and include pebbles.

My Goldfish Story

I currently live and work in the Middle East. A friend gave me a goldfish in a bowl. At first I was hesitant to accept the fish, because I thought that it would just die after several hours. Since I was a child I have had many goldfish and I always got upset when they died. But I didn't want to turn my friend down, so I accepted the goldfish. He told me to change the water every two days and use stored, not tap, water.

That was five months ago and my goldfish is doing great without an air pump. Here's how I have kept my fish happy.

What You Need to Keep a Goldfish Alive

  1. Pebbles Your fish's waste will go under the pebbles, keeping the bowl looking clean.
  2. Two-liter bottle for water Place tap water in the bottle or container and store at room temperature for four or more hours before using to change the fishbowl's water.
  3. Flakes Feed your fish twice daily, but only a small amount. Approximately five small flakes is plenty.
  4. Adequate-sized fishbowl Fish should not be over-crowded. A rule of thumb: Every fish should have one liter of water.

Every fish should have a liter of water, so if you have more fish, make sure your bowl or tank is big enough.
Every fish should have a liter of water, so if you have more fish, make sure your bowl or tank is big enough.

Frequent Water Changes

  1. All of your fish's waste stays under the pebbles. Remove it waste by slowing moving the pebbles so that all the dirt rises up.
  2. At the same time, drain some water and push the waste out.
  3. Add the stored, room temperature water. Replace the water every two days.

As much as possible, avoid touching your goldfish when you change the water or clean the bowl.

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Change your fishbowl's water every couple of days  to keep the water clean without an air pump.
Change your fishbowl's water every couple of days to keep the water clean without an air pump.

How Underwater Plants Can Help

Plants provide oxygen to all living things. Adding an aquarium plant to your goldfish's home will provide oxygen that they need. Freshwater aquarium plants also give the bowl a beautiful, natural look and they absorb gases that could be harmful to your fish.

Every Three Months, Clean the Bowl

Transfer your fish to another bowl for a few minutes and give the bowl a good cleaning. Don't forget to wipe off ornaments and silk plants too.

If You Can't Clean the Bowl Regularly

if you aren't able to keep up with the water changes and cleaning yourself, a small pump and filter will keep the bowl clean for longer. They will fit in a small bowl and you won't need to replace the water as often.

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Raven 7 days ago

Horrible advice. Goldfish don't belong in bowls. PERIOD. If you can't afford or have the space for the large tank they require, DONT GET THEM!

Rebecca h 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to throw Something in here.I won 3 gold fish at the fair for my granddaughter who is 2.the first 6 months I didn't have a pump or filter bit I kept the water clean and fed then regularly and even though some thought I wad weird I would always talk to them.well it's been almost a year and happy to say they are still swimming..I did get then a pump and filter and it had improved the quality of the tank..and in response to fish remember I honestly believe that because when they see met it's like when my dog sees me after working all day..they get really excited..If I could post a video I would...thanks for reading....Rebecca h

2 weeks ago

It makes me incredibly sad that you're encouraging this and spreading further misconceptions about goldfish. Under the proper conditions, a common goldfish's average life span is 30 years.

Emma 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice I just won 2 fishes at a carnival and I'm going to be sure to follow these steps!!!!Thanks!!!!!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Each goldfish only needs 1 litre?!

Shall we shut you in a cupboard for your whole life and see how happy you are??

You've also mentioned nothing about tap safe to get the chlorine out of the water and the fact that goldfish can live for over 20 years if looked after properly although they never live this long because they grow too big for their UNFILTERED BOWL, bend their spine and die.

Cruel idiots.

Oops 6 weeks ago

I'm very sad to see this type of information being encouraged. I hope any readers can give what I have to say a chance - I've had great luck with my fish and have helped many others succeed similarly.

First and foremost, I feel it should be established that fish are not disposable. They are not decoration, they are not senseless little toys. Though I understand there is a stigma around them, I hope I can encourage fish/animal keepers to give these little guys a chance. Fish of all kinds feel pain. Goldfish have been used in studies to show that no, they don't have a 3-second memory span, and have been shown to successfully navigate mazes for a bloodworm reward. They also remember this maze when introduced to it a week+ later. I can additionally personally attest to the fact that they recognize distinctions among people who they see frequently(I believe there's some recent research done there as well); they are simply more than what most people know to give them credit for, and I'm not quick to blame them. There is mostly ignorance on the subject, not ill will, so I hope to disperse that. Are they as smart as your cat or dog? Objectively, no. Regardless of this, they are wonderful little creatures who feel, and fear, and want to thrive instead of simply survive. I personally feel that we should want to provide the best environment for them, not the one best for us. We force them into our lives, after all.

I want to touch on a fact that the writer made sure to mention, their goldfish living for 5 months. That is impressive in regard to how quickly these abused animals normally pass, but considering that properly maintained fish may live for 30+ years (the oldest is 43, I want to say), this is not something I find worth being praised for. I've heard at my workplace of goldfish that live for a year, and the folks are always impressed with themselves. I am always displeased to say that their fish is simply surviving - it is likely suffering stunting, swimming in stressful levels of ammonia, malnourished, and its clock ticking down. Just because it lives, doesn't mean it's living well. We as people can survive just as well in a closet. Give us food and water and we will live, but we don't prefer that, do we? Is it okay that we allow this suffering on a little life that had no say in the matter?

Let's have a little aquarium lingo lesson, here. There is something highly important in fish keeping called the 'nitrogen cycle'. I'll go ahead and explain it in the most simple of ways, and then turn to how it is important. Fish food, poo, and their act of breathing produces what's called ammonia. Ammonia is highly toxic, and is the #1 fish killer. Bacteria in the water naturally establish, and turn this ammonia into nitrite (with an 'i'. I remember it like the roman numeral for one ('I'). ). Nitrite is also deadly to fish. Finally, different good bacteria convert this Nitrite into NitrAte, with an A. This last stage is nowhere near as toxic as the previous two.

Basically, your deadly stuff in the water gets turned into less harmful stuff as good bacteria set up in your tank. This means less cleaning, less fish stress, and happier environment. If you have live plants, they eat the stuff up. The overall process from ammonia to nitriate to nitrate is also much more swift, as the good bacteria are ready for action in the tank.

Why does this matter? In a bowl, or in too small of a tank that you are too frequently cleaning too much of, there is no room for this cycle to establish. Anything that needs too frequent or too deep of a clean kills your good bacteria and restarts your natural cycle. Not only inconvenient for you, but stressful on your fish, as they once again have to endure an excess of ammonia and nitrites before getting to the safer nitrates. The whole process of unsafe to safe can take weeks, or many months. If you're cleaning your whole tank, or taking more water out of the tank than not, or removing filter media before its time is up, you're likely killing your cycle. Stress, dirty water, sadness. So while you could theoretically do your best to keep up with the fish waste by doing very frequent, very large water changes, you would just be siding with a lesser evil.

It is true though that goldfish don't need an air pump. Oxygen entering the water is done by any disturbance at the surface, so a filter will do just fine. And yes, your fish need a filter. And yes, you have to do tank maintenance on top of the filter running. The filter can get out the big chunks of stuff that you can see, but it can't change the makeup of the water (it doesn't take out ammonia or nitrites, the deadly ones).

As a side note, goldfish who survive for some time in stressful waters are likely only acclimated to the ammonia, which is not necessarily a good thing. It is still wearing down on their health, and too high of a level of ammonia will absolutely still kill them.

Admittedly, I'm not sure what the point of the pebbles hiding the fish waste is. It's not like that would stop the waste from dissolving into ammonia - if anything, I suppose it would just hide it so it 'looked better'. I don't find that to be an extremely necessary or valid point.

While plants do help by taking out some of the bad and replacing with oxygen, they are no substitute for proper filtration and water changes.

I'd also like to mention a few things about the variety of goldfish. In the images shown, there are a few types of goldfish that I can spy - there's orandas, a ryukin, and a fantail. Those are all 'fancy' goldfish, aka, the silly shaped ones. These guys can get 8 - 10 inches in size - that's almost a footlong of fish, if you can believe it. They're enormous, they're bulky, and they're beautiful. It sounds a little ridiculous to put store bought little fish in a 29 gallon tank, but they will fill it before you know it; in the right conditions, some of them can reach their full length within a year. What we see in fish in inadequate space is known as 'stunting', and as it sounds, it is a painful and deadly issue that stunts their growth. They are restricted in space and do not follow natural growth patterns, and that means they may suffer spinal deformities, organ issues or failure, etc. There is really no need to not allow them the room they need, and more on top of that preferably.

Comets and other sleek bodied goldfish (koi, shebunkin) grow even larger and are even needier. They are really meant to be pond fish. They enjoy cooler temperatures than fancies, will readily eat algae and plant life, are swift and need lots of room to swim and maneuver, and are just as messy (if not moreso) than fancies. They're often bought as beginner fish because they're cheap and small (due to being sold as feeder fish), but they will quickly grow to be extremely expensive and needy if a pet owner tries to keep them indoors and alive, simultaneously.

All in all, I hope this has not come across as offensive or hurtful toward any goldfish keepers or the author. My goal is only to inform and have pet owners and their critters enjoy a wonderful, healthy life together. These are not easy fish, they are not beginner fish. There are more humane ways to teach your children about responsibility without causing something to suffer.

Vishal 6 weeks ago

Thanks ... this was very helpful . All the other articles were telling me that if I keep a goldfish in a bowl , it will die. Now atleast i can sleep , knowing that my goldfish is safe in its bowl . thank you Pethelpfull and thank you Camile , i assure you i cant thank you more . And the other people who think that goldfish cant live in bowls , Well .... they can just buzzz of .......

Wildlife defenders 7 weeks ago

No sorry your feeding wrong information just like them on thecwin a prize store.u neef to givevfish room to swim.goldfish are messy and obe litter of wsrter do u want me to make u live down the toilet 24/7

em 2 months ago

thanks, this is super helpful I was worried that if I didn't have a filter my fish would die but I guess not! :)

Austin 2 months ago

This is ridiculous. Go to a local fish store and ask about what the nitrogen cycle is. Would you keep your puppy in a shoebox? Its pure cruelty. Would you keep your child in the corner of a closet and clean his poo once every 3 months? Imagine how that feels. Now thats your goldfish.

Mertin 3 months ago

1. They r fish.

2. Everyone complaining about article can write their own, this is Murica!

3. Goldfish being put in an outdoor pond or lake is a bad practice, don't spread invasive species, also annoying when u catch one, lol.

4. I'm just going to assume that gold fish don't naturally live 20 years since they r very low on the food chain.

5. I hate it when any type of carp, even the smaller goldfish end up in places they do not belong because a few times I have caught almost foot long ones in different lakes.

6. Because of this I would guess other fish don't eat em in lakes. Carp can ruin ecosystems btw.

7. Goldfish mainly should be for kids to teach them responsibility, so what the author says is fine, don't criticize him.

Laila 3 months ago

Is it true that we should not put aquatic plants on shubunkins fish cause they will destroy it?

FluffyFox 3 months ago

Had someone just leave a goldfish on my car in a wal-mart bag...out of nowhere...kind of sad and mean if you ask me...

Sam 3 months ago

Wow. Promoting abuse because a bigger tank is inconvenient to you. Thank PetHelpful. Now I know where I stand with you.

Me 4 months ago

Goldfish are one of those animals that are constantly growing when they are healthy and fed enough.

Constantly growing.


What about bowls?

Well, fish grow to the size of their bowl!!!

Wait, that doesn't add up...

If a goldfish is always growing then why would it stop in a bowl?

When goldfish feel that their habitat is not suitable they make a chemical that stops their growth. In the wild this is done in the dry season to make sure the fish won't run out of food before the rains come back.

But it's also a double-edged sword: It's not good for them. It'll cause other health issues and kill the fish if the fish is exposed long term.

Sure, goldfish can live in a bowl.

But should they?

These are fish that live in huge lakes and ponds (at least their ancestors do).

These are fish that have the abliltiy to live for 20 years or more.

These are fish who's genetic make up make it possible for them to be abused.

And, being humans, what do we do? We abuse them.

Ammonia exposure is abuse.

Keeping a fish in conditions where it can't grow is abuse.

Fish should THRIVE not just SURVIVE.

Take a look at all of the people who have the most colorful and the healthiest goldfish. Those that have their fish live for 20 years. Do they have a filter? I'd hope so!

Yes, goldfish can live without a filter.

Yes, ammonia is NOT going to be taken out of the tank without a filter.

Yes, ammonia is highly toxic.

Just get a filter. Seriously. It's not hard.

And get a real tank.

If you want a small fish tank (2.5 gallons or more!) get a betta.

RevaJade 4 months ago

This is really good information! Thank you! I used to have lots of goldfish, they all died unfortunately. But I am getting back into having fish. I have a betta and a plecostomus fish right now. I am going to get some guppies and goldfish, not putting them in the sam etnak of course. Thank you so much for this wonderful information!

renraw 5 months ago

their carp.. that means they can" air breath" they don't need a pump.

Sriket 6 months ago

I have a fishbowl with a goldfish and a pair of Angelfish. The problem is that whenever I feed them, the goldfish ends up eating all the food leaving behind nothing for the angels. Moving the goldfish into another container for feeding poses a risk of frequent water change and might have adverse impact.

Please let me know as to how should I deal with this?

medusachic 6 months ago

The author should be ashamed for adovocating such poor and abusive fish keeping practices. If you managed to keep your fish alive for 20-30 YEARS in those conditions and it got to it's full size - which is 10-12"+ THEN you would be entitled to write and article about it.

Goldfish can live for years in poor conditions, just the same way that you could keep a kid alive in a closet for years and the kid wouldn't die, but the kid sure wouldn't thrive, and his growth would probably be abnormal and stunted and the kid would probably die at a young age if he was never allowed out of the closet - just like a goldfish kept in a bowl.

Goldfish are incredibly hardy, which is why they can withstand such poor conditions, but you should be ashamed for advocating them. If you had taken any time to research your pet when you first got it, you would have given it a proper set up or tried to find a new home for it that could accommodate it's adult size.

Shame on you.

anonomus 6 months ago

i just need to know from an expert!!

Miss Cellany 10 months ago

Goldfish can live for many years if properly cared for, a bowl is not large enough. My goldfish lived 10 years in a 27 gallon tank but may have lived longer in a pond. 1 liter won't be enough - goldfish can grow to 10 inches long or even larger than that.

Mariah 12 months ago

Thanks guys I was so worried but not anymore

Faisal 14 months ago

Thanks a lot bud.. i'm going to buy a pair of goldfish now..

Kathryn 17 months ago

Fish should not be kept in bowls.

However, if you must put your fish in a bowl, and it's a tropical fish, there are small circular heaters that you place underneath the gravel to keep the bowl warm. You need to change the water EVERY DAY or at least every 2 days. You CAN actually use tap water, just condition it with tap water conditioner.

Even if the water looks clean, ammonia builds up that is in invisible and toxic to the fish. Even if they do not die instantly, it will poison them over time. Ammonia is invisible waste from the fish itself and the fish's food. You also need to fish out water food the fish does not eat within a few minutes to help prevent this ammonia build up.

Comets (the smaller goldfish) SHOULD NOT be kept in bowls. They need a minimum of 20ish cycled gallons (you can get away with ten if it's well filtered and has a lot of surface area and you do water changes often and on schedule). They need lots of room to swim and zip around. If you do not know what cycling a tank is, you need to do this in order to take easier and better care of your fish.

You may wonder about bettas (another common bowl fish). Bettas will have a much better, happier, easier life in a tank. You can keep your betta in a tiny tank if you like (2.5 is the lowest recommended but you can do 1.5 if you change the water often and have some plants for them to hide in and a heater). Bettas can get stressed and unhappy in open spaces. So they need to have plants (silk plants, plastic are too harsh for their thin little fins) and maybe some décor/hides that they can hide and play in!

If you must keep a betta in a bowl: change the water every day, have some silk plants/décor to help them hide and play. Feed them two or three pellets twice a day and fish out any pellets that they do no eat. These fish do need a heater.

An easy way to tell if plants/décor are too sharp for bettas is to feel them. Are they rough enough that they would cause a run in pantyhose? If so, they are too rough!

Both of these fish that are commonly put in bowls need conditioned water, an appropriate filter (overhang filters are too strong for bettas and they need a sponge filter, goldfish need a strong filter and you need to use a filter strong enough for the number of gallons your tank has). Both of these fish also need tank tops, to prevent them from hopping out and landing on your counter or floor!

Always condition the tap water you use! Conditioning tap water is much cheaper in the long run. Just get a concentrated bottle of tap water conditioner, measure out how much you should use for the number of gallons you have, and mix it into the water. Let it filter/settle and float your fish in your tank to allow it to adjust to the water temperature. DO NOT USE FISH NETS FOR BETTAS! Their fins are too delicate. Release your fish into the changed water after you float it.

I suggest learning about fish husbandry before taking on any fish, and looking into the specifics

Brian 18 months ago

To all the people bragging that their fish lived for 3 years, goldfish kept in a properly sized and filtered aquarium can live for an average of 20 years.

To put that in human terms, it's like considering yourself a good parent because your kids lived to be 10 years old.

raven 21 months ago

Goldfish don't belong in bowls lol. Ever.

wrong 2 years ago

This is all wrong. You should not be allowed to keep fish...

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Snakesmum 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

We had a goldfish for months, and it only had a bowl. Now my fish live in an outside pond with plants and rocks.

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PinkCattleya 3 years ago from Doha Qatar Author

@anonymous: Wow! I can feel your excitement for having those goldfish babies. Every 3 days should not be a problem until they grow larger and produce more waste. Just use stored water and they will be fine.

anonymous 3 years ago


oh ! sorry i think i forgot to mention... all this (gold fish babies and only water ) in the large size FISH BOWL not in fish tank..

so please read these and my previous post as combined.


anonymous 3 years ago

i want to know that, can i keep 6-10 gold fish/or any other fish babies(newborn) in bowl without pump or filter, not even plants and pebbles or any substrate in it.. only fish and water. and i have enough time to change water in every third day.

please suggest

thank you :)

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nicolekato 3 years ago

Every time I get a goldfish, it dies when it doesn't have a pump. These suggestions might prove helpful. Thanks for sharing.

anonymous 3 years ago

They can't go in a bowl no matter what. Unless its like 200 gallons

BarbsSpot 3 years ago

@Lensmaster...Interesting new information on our little floating buddies. Congrats on your Lens' Purple Star award!

dellgirl 3 years ago

Very interesting and helpful to know this. Thanks for sharing it. Congratulations on getting the Purple Star for this great lens! I enjoyed visiting here, nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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WordChipper 3 years ago

How many goldfish lives would have been saved if only folks had read your lens... very interesting.

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MissKeenReviewer 3 years ago

Grat blens. Very informative and helpful. Love all animals swimming or not. Kudos!

anonymous 3 years ago

I like to see all fish swimming freely in the wild where they belong. Bowls are for sweets :O)

anitabreeze 3 years ago

We have kept fish in bowls before as well, and you can also get drops for your water in case you have to take it straight from the tap.

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English-lion 3 years ago

My daught has been asking for a fish. I'm glad I read this first before buying her one

anonymous 3 years ago

My son once found three gold fish in the street after a hurricane. He kept them for a number of year after, they were little when he found them, but they got huge. Very informative lens, thanks.

crstnblue 3 years ago

Very nice and informative lens!

The little (golden fishes) ones sure they'll be happy knowing that someone cares about them! : )


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askformore lm 3 years ago

Thank you for all the information. Most needed!

Robinsusan 3 years ago

Very informative,I think I know why my goldfish died!

anonymous 4 years ago

Very good written information.

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Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

I had no idea goldfish only need 5 flakes of food. Mine probably died from being overfed. Great lens!-Blessed

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spids1 4 years ago

Great lens very well written.

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Wedding Mom 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing! I find it very useful and interesting. Great lens! I learned a lot. I thought pet fishes should always have an air pump.

anonymous 4 years ago

This lens is pretty cool and I'm happy to look at my

sherioz 4 years ago

I love keeping fish. This is good advice. Good also for those gorgeous fighting fish (can't remember their name right now).

miaponzo 4 years ago

I wish I knew this before, too!!! GREAT fink tank info! Thanks and here is some Squid Angel Dust for you!!! Blessed!

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rainykua 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this method. I don't have a goldfish but I do have parrotfish. A few years ago, we had a blackout due to a storm. Without the pump, my fish stayed on top of the tank and were gasping for air. I replaced the water a few times but they still looked unhappy. I realized that it was their food that was making their water almost unlivable. I took a small container, scoop some tank water from it, and poured it to the filter media so that clean water would flow to the tank. I kept doing this for a few hours a day, and this procedure had kept all of them alive during the blackout.

Last month, our city had a blackout again due to heavy rains. I immediately replaced my tank's water and didn't feed my fish until the power supply came back. They didn't have any problems and were swimming happily even without the pump.:)

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raegal75 4 years ago

My son's goldfish are now going on 5 years old! We've never used tap water - always use bottled Spring water from the store. We've had to upgrade the size of the bowl 3 times now, because one of the fish is getting so big! I believe that it's all about the quality of water.

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blancaverome 4 years ago

I was given two goldfish in a small bowl and the big one killed the little one by biting it. The larger one is doing fine in the bowl, however, with changes of water every day or every other day, depending on how dirty the water is.

anonymous 4 years ago

hi thanx i have my gold fish in a bowl and always get worried about them. i hav a big releaf by reading this

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BillyPilgrim LM 4 years ago

Good tips, my daughter has just been given her first goldfish x

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thememorybooksh1 4 years ago

Amazing, Nice information..

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SquidooPower 4 years ago

Great information!.

iwebmastery 4 years ago

Thanks for the great info!

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fullofshoes 4 years ago

Wonderfully informative lens. Alas, we lost one too many goldfish when the kids were young.... didn't really understand how to help them say alive. Wish this info was at hand back then!! ~blessed~

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Deadicated LM 4 years ago

Good Lens and information, I use to keep goldfish and betas like this (it works).

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aesta1 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

How fascinating. I love fish bowls.

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catmaxx 4 years ago from Rep. of Ireland

I have found in the past that one of the worst things you can do to any fish in a tank is to subject it to a sudden change in water temperature, which might happen when a partial or complete water change is done. Apparently fish are very sensitive to vibration, and have extremely good eye sight.

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bechand 4 years ago

very nice - i will put this page as featured on mine (fish birthday parties) for people giving away fish at party. You have lots of good info - we have a goldfish at work living in bowl with no bubbler or filter. He is doing well. Just gotta care for it right :O) You did good job of discussing it. Rule of thumb - at least one gallon of water per fish. so if in bowl, be sure there is only 1-2 fish - and be sure it matches up 1-2 gallons. Our one fish has 2 gallons to himself. but is happy as can be and over 3 years old (in rehab clinic)

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

Never knew that goldfish could recognize voices. Congrats on your purple star!

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TolovajWordsmith 4 years ago from Ljubljana

It takes some skill and discipline, but is is possible - I like that. Thanks!

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MrMojo01 4 years ago

Nice lens, very informative!

KarenCookieJar 4 years ago

The only type of pet I ever had as a child were goldfish, I had some that lived for several years. We used to replace their water at least once a week.

dream1983 4 years ago

Fantastic lens, nicely done! squidlike

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intermarks 4 years ago

Wonderful, I never know about this until I read this page, Thanks!

GranolaGirlsWorld 4 years ago

Great to know!

anonymous 4 years ago

Thank for sharing this! This is perfect my cousin won two goldfish recently from the fair and these tips are really helpful.

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squidoopets 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

We one gold fish that lived forever! And many who did not. thanks for the awesome tips for prolonging the life of our fancy fish pets :)

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ClassyGals 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

Using room temperature tap water sounds easy enough. I'm going to go out and buy some goldfish! Angel Blessings**

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anaisfraiche 4 years ago

Wow I didn't know such thing exists!

Jolent 4 years ago

Great lens! I like the wall mounted fish bowls, and no, I didn't know a goldfish has a memory that can last for 3 months. I had a goldfish when I was a kid, and I while I liked my goldfish, I hated cleaning the tank.

getmoreinfo 4 years ago

This is really neat I like the wall mounted fish bowl.

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