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Old 05-09-2022, 11:09 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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feeder gold fish?
I go to a pet shop and they sell Koi and other fish,are feeder fish tiny ones used for feeding other fish?they are very cheap,if they do stay alive and grow,I may get them next time.
I dont have a fish bowl,can I just keep it in a plastic tub? 14 x8 x4 deep
Some of my 23 cent feeders are now 8-9" long and 8 years old. They do survive in any container as long as the water is at least partially changed regularly to keep the excess nitrate down. Depending on the size of container, size and number of fish it may have to be done 1-4 times a month. With something that shallow they might jump out and die on the floor, it would need a screen cover.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:42 PM
 
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I have kept larger gold fish in that tub,I bought them at Petco,THEY never jump out,but one day I forgot to let the tap water sits for days,they all die instantly
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:53 PM
 
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We had a seven-cent feeder goldfish that lived in a big glass bowl for at least three years. One night my husband broke the bowl while cleaning it, so he put the fish in a smaller bowl for the night, planning to get another big one in the morning.

In the morning the fish was dead. I was genuinely sad, not just because we'd had the fish for quite a while, but because I was sure it would have lived much longer if not for this incident.
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Old 05-14-2022, 06:31 AM
 
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if this is the same kind of feeder fish I see in the pet store,for feeding big fish,you usually buy many of them ,so if you just keep one,what did you do with the others?
how did they manage to breed so many baby fish and sell them so cheaply?
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