Help for a goldfish?
I know this is a betta help site, but I was wondering if anyone could help me about my parents' goldfish?
My sister won this goldfish, Gertrude, at a fair two years ago, and she didn't take great care of it. She gladly gave it to me, and we put Gertrude into this 1.77 gallon "goldfish tank." She's been doing great ever since we got her two years ago - she loves to eat, is very active, and is a beautiful color. I just hate keeping her in such a small tank, especially since she keeps growing. And found out recently that this tank is mislabeled and shouldn't be sold for goldfish.. Well, they got us.
SO, I'll be home for a week soon, and I was thinking about buying her a 5 gallon tank. I know it still isn't big enough, but that's as big, if not bigger, than my parents are willing to get. They travel a lot and already aren't thrilled to be caring for my sister's "impulse fish." How exactly should I set up her new tank, and when/how should I put Gertrude in her new tank?
ALSO, my nana has told us several times that she can take Gertrude and put her in her friend's goldfish pond. However, the other goldfish in the pond are much bigger, and I'm afraid they'll eat Gertrude. Or that a bird will eat her. Also, her friend lives the next state over, so Gertrude would have to travel over 3 hours, and I would have no way of making sure she's alright and survives in her new home..
I want what is best for her, but I don't know what to do. Please help?