So my school does this every year, and it annoys me SO much. I've never fallen for this crap, but lots of students do. They think its cute to have a booth set up where we can design our own fish bowl and then they give us a gold fish. This bowl seriously holds about 3 cups of water. Every year I hear people saying how their fish died after a week or a day even. Yet, every year people go and get a darn fish just watch it die. Ugh, I hate it.
I don't know much about goldfish, but I still feel sorry for them! I read that there should be 7-10 gallons per gold fish. I also read that they produce large amounts of waste so they definitely need a filtration system. I'm going to post a link to a goldfish care website on my facebook to try to convince my friends that they need to go out and get tanks for those poor fish if they want to be responsible and actually care for them.
I'm pretty proud that I convinced 2 of my friends not to adopt the fish and those hideous bowls.. Instead I convinced them to get tank setups and bettas. :P