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    Dear
    i am a beginner ... i started (2 weeks ago) with 2 golden fish in a glass container its size is 2.5 liters
    My question is they look fine in this small container? Then why in all my searches I found that the suitable container size should be at least 10 gallons?
    Please feed me back
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    Because they are very large waste producers and they do grow VERY large. It will have a very short life if you leave it in the container. 20 gallons is the smallest I think for goldfish.
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    thanks dear :)
    but my fishes are small ; 2.5 cm each
    do i need now to change the container or ?

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    The idea of goldfish in a bowl living happily is a myth, and a horribly perpetuated one at that. Unfiltered bowls with no aeration are actually not a suitable home for ANY fish, and especially not for goldfish.

    I find the best way to get the point across, and explain it is this. Imagine you had to live in a small swimming pool, which was just still water with no filter. The pool dimensions were only one foot out from each outstretched hand, a foot below your feet, and a foot above your head. Now imagine your food rested on top of that water when you ate it, and your waste products, i.e. excrement and urine, remained in that water with you. Even if your keeper came along and changed out half the water every other day, how pleasant would this be? How long would your skin hold up against the ammonia building up over time? How fine would your lungs work from the ammonia burns that would surely happen? What kind of bacterial infections and fungus do you think you would get? How stunted do you think you would be, and muscle withering without enough room to move around?

    Not a pleasant thought, is it?

    This same scenario happens to fish every day, kept in bowls and containers.

    Did you know, that when you see TV programs that have a character who owns a goldfish in a bowl, usually, that goldfish is replaced every week with a new one? That just helps along that misinformation that these fish are healthy and happy in there.

    Ten gallons is even too small, its just not enough water dilution to handle the waste output of a goldfish. Even the best filter in the world won't help, as they only filter out detritus, and bio filter ammonia and nitrite, but the nitrates skyrocket in such a small space.

    Its a shame, that a fish that could live tens of years, usually die in a year or two because of the misnomer of goldfish bowls and ten gallon tanks, and I've fallen pray to this myself in the past.

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    2.5 liters is more like the amount of water the fish should have for their trip home from the store, not how much they should have to live in. Do you even have a filter for them?

    guppymummy and Tiari are right. Those fish won't last long at all in there.
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    dear alllllll

    thanks all for your comments .. as this is my first trial to do this .... looking fw if you have a full set / manual / guidline for teaching how ....

    thanks alllllll :)

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    check out the free aquarium ebook. It has everything you need to get you started on setting up a healthy aquarium.
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    No 20 gallon will work for them either.

    Either give them to someone who has a tank or return them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehab elgamal
    dear alllllll

    thanks all for your comments .. as this is my first trial to do this .... looking fw if you have a full set / manual / guidline for teaching how ....

    thanks alllllll :)
    The entire internet is your mannual. There are thousands of places to do research.

    To keep fish, you need a fish tank and a filter. Unless you have goldfish, you also need a heater. But you do not keep fish in bowls, vases or cups. And you do not buy fish that will grow to one foot in 1/2 gallon of water.

    Goldfish are also not just goldfish. They vary from 4" up to 12". What works for the 4" goldfish will not work for the 8-10-12" fish.

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