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WTD: Small fish tank / bowl please!

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by redstar, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. redstar

    redstar Well-Known Forumite

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    The wife has 'decided' that we need a 'pet' fish/es.........

    So does any one have a house for them kicking around?
    I would have popped 'em in a yard of ale glass, but by
    all accounts thats not recommended.....

    What ya got, and how much? (please be kind!)
     
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  3. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Forumite

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    You'll need filtration too.
     
  4. redstar

    redstar Well-Known Forumite

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    really?
    i remember me mam years ago having goldfish, no filtration mind......
    is it really necessary?
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    No, just means you have to clean them out once a week - water gets very merky and you loose sight of the fish.....
     
  6. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Forumite

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    You can do that but it's rather bad for the fish as untill you clean them they are swimming around in rising levels of amonia, Which is deadly once it reaches a certain level. With a little filter you wouldn't have to clean it as much. Tap water is bad for them too unless you use some kind of water treatment.
    All depends the amount of effort you want to put in really. Remember fish are living creatures same as a hamster, rabbit, rat (although considerably less gnawing is involved lol)
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Lol very true gadget - fish dont chew the upholstery!

    I never knew how harmful it could be, (although it does explain how they never lasted very long....)

    I would take G's advice!!!
     
  8. mjkrs2k

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    i have one you can have if you want to collect
     
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    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Please, please, PLEASE don't get a "fish bowl" i.e. one of those crappy little things.... fish need a decent amount of space so please take professional advice on the size to get, rather than just taking what you can get off here because its free / cheap...

    And when I say professional advise, I don't mean pets at home... ;)
     
  10. redstar

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    off top of head it 18 inch wide 9 inch deep and 18 inch high. it mirror backed and think has a light in it may need a bulb though. free if you collect saves it going to tip as it in loft and im having a clear out
     
  12. redstar

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    Thanks, you have mail :)
     

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