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Old 05-20-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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How long did they live?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Right now I have a pretty goldfish in a small 1 gal tank with filter...her name is Goldie Hawn. She's a beauty
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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Considering goldfish live 25 or more years in the right conditions, and grow 8"-12+" in length, it's a sure bet that a goldfish in a bowl will die a slow death. Those pretty little goldfish you buy at the pet stores are just babies. Their bodies will be unable to grow due to the small size of the bowl/tank, but their intestines WILL continue to grow, their spine will curve, and they will become "stunted". A lot of people think goldfish don't live more than a year or two, but that's because they are housed in conditions too small for them, such as a bowl or small fish tank. If you care for your goldfish and want it to live a long and healthy life, look into getting an aquarium suited to it's size.

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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before i knew better (i was 4) i had a common commet wo from a fair who lived 8 months...i had to change his water every 48 hours to keep him alive and even then it was already gross

NOW however ive got a 20yr old ryunkin living in a 10gallon filtered tnk whos STUNNIGN and seems to haveno plans to go anywhere. (a 10gal tank is NOT big enough for comets, shubunins or any other of the "torpedo shaped" goldfish who need a longer tank...but the ryunkin do well in a 10 gal due to their boy shape)

due to the waste output of a 1 inch goldfish they need 10 gallons of water JUST for 1 fish to stay basically healthy
goldfish are HIGH WASTE OUTPUT...they also do NOT stop growing ust because thie tank is small, they simply die instead.

my mums got a 24 yr old shubunkin in her pond whos ust Stunning! he was given to her because he outgrew a neighbors 20gallon lng tank, hes about a foot long in body but hes got a beautiful tail that puts him closer to 18" long.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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they also do NOT stop growing ust because thie tank is small, they simply die instead.
I don't think that's true.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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you may not "think" it but it is true...fish like poeple have a pre-deterimed genetic size...
if a person id destined to be 6ft tall, putting him in a 4ft tall room for his entire life will not make him stop growing when he hits the ceiling...he will continue to grow and it will cause issues...

FISH are the same way,its not magic or rocket science itsbasic biology..if something is pre-destined to grow to 12 inches...putting it in a little box will not magially make it not grow any bigger...
again the shubinkin (a type of goldfish) my mum has in her pond was GIVEN to her because he OUTGREW a 20gallon long tank...
woudl the "only grow as big as thier bowl allows" rulebe true he would have stopped growing when he got to be the right se for the tank...yet strangly nough...he didnt stop..he kept growing, (like ALL fish do...) to his pre-determied by genetics size...
which for long bodied goldsfhis species (commets, shubinkins ect anythign shaped like a torpedo) is between 12-24 iches...
for Round bodied godlfish like ryunkins an fan tails 8-10" long is normal but they of course require a deeper tankdue to thier body shape as opposed to the "torpedo shapedfish" who prefer a longer swimming space.


ALL fish, like people and dogs and cats and hamsters will grow to thier genetically pre-determined size...
one can STUNT an aimals growth by deniying it proper nutrition or keeping it inan unhealthy environment BUT that in term exponentially shortens the lifespan...the worst the nutritional and environmental deprivation the shorter the lifespan....

its called...BIOLOGY
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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I don't think that's true.
It is called "stunting", I explained it in an earlier post, see above.

Not sure why you keep starting threads and discussing keeping fish in a bowl, beating the subject to death over and over. If you continue to do so, we'll just keep trying to explain why it's unhealthy for fish, so we can help dispel that common myth.
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