Rescued Goldfish... Heeeeelp! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
tas
New Member
 
tas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 25
Rescued Goldfish... Heeeeelp!

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, I rescued 3 goldfish from a resident who was moving out (I'm an RA). She had them in a 1 gallon bowl which is now housing my betta until I get a bigger one for him this weekend. I put them in a 10 gallon tank (I know it's too small, but it's all I've got for now -- I'm trying to give one goldie away to a friend). Anywho, I was afraid they would die in the bowl and put them in the 10 gallon tank with a filter, but I did baaaaddd and didn't cycle it first..... I know, I suck.

They've been in there a little under a week, and I've done a partial water change, but I'm afraid the ammonia and nitrite levels are too high (I don't have a test kit yet, but will try to get one soon). So my question is, should I take them out of the tank and put them in a 4 gallon rescue container until it is fully cycled? I've heard that you can just leave them in there, but I like the little weirdos and don't want it to be MORE detrimental to their health!!

Oh, their names are Zanzibar, Cubby, and Winston. I'm at a loss for what to do now that would be best for them -- thanks for any advice!
tas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 11:35 PM
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
First off, you do not suck... The fact you rescued the goldfish and care about them proves it.

The ten gallon is far from ideal, but it will work temporarily and is better then the bowl for sure. I would simply up water changes to 50% every second or third day. That will help lower ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels. Hopefully you will be able to upgrade soon.
MattsBettas is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
tas
New Member
 
tas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks, Matt. I'm hoping to get a bigger one for Christmas, or maybe hijack one from a friend, hah. I'll try the 50% every few days like you suggested. Thank yooouuu!

Zodiac, the beautiful half-moon betta
Zanzibar, Cubby, and Winston, the weirdo goldfish
Phoenix, Leeloo, Pumpkin, and Joey, the fantastic doggies!
Steven, the fat cat
Love all my creatures!
tas is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 12:05 AM
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
Craigslist has good deal sometimes too :).
MattsBettas is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
tas
New Member
 
tas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 25
Ah, I associate Craiglist with murder and death. Should I maybe not think that way? Heheheh, I'll try it!

Zodiac, the beautiful half-moon betta
Zanzibar, Cubby, and Winston, the weirdo goldfish
Phoenix, Leeloo, Pumpkin, and Joey, the fantastic doggies!
Steven, the fat cat
Love all my creatures!
tas is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sarasota Fl
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by tas View Post
Ah, I associate Craiglist with murder and death. Should I maybe not think that way? Heheheh, I'll try it!
You only find a murderer once on Craiglist. Just use good seance when dealing with people you done know.

Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe or store.
Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items don't take a couple of grand with you.
Tell a friend or family member where you're going.
Take your cell phone along.
Consider having a BIG friend accompany you.
Trust your instincts.

Rick
rickey is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 07:36 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 476
Lol about the Craigslist killer, that's the response I get from my family every time I mention Craigslist. Just be cautious, like Rick said and I always find it helpful to google the location they give me and then relay that to family and friends so they have a specific location of where you are, if the location worries you, don't go. Also, it's not a bad idea to talk to the seller on the phone before agreeing to anything, that way if they say they're a 25 year old woman you get a better idea of if they're telling the truth. Plus, don't give any personal info about yourself and its not being paranoid to carry pepper spray. Good luck, I Hope you find something!

Last edited by tilli94; 10-04-2013 at 07:38 AM.
tilli94 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 12:14 PM
ehh
Member
 
ehh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: texas
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattsBettas View Post
First off, you do not suck... The fact you rescued the goldfish and care about them proves it.

The ten gallon is far from ideal, but it will work temporarily and is better then the bowl for sure. I would simply up water changes to 50% every second or third day. That will help lower ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels. Hopefully you will be able to upgrade soon.
this is the truth.
ehh is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 01:55 AM
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
Posts: 3,819
Prime and Amquel plus will reduce the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate but I think it only does so for about 48 hours before you have to redose. Water changes are better but if you cant get to them...

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1396036_10151774258717861_1754587068_n.jpg

Tikibirds is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rescued some goldfish, but I have no idea what I'm doing D: Wolfie305 Other Fish 5 02-26-2012 12:52 AM
What is the smallest type of goldfish/goldfish setup you can get? HayrideHaunter The Lounge 59 08-02-2011 02:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome