Originally Posted by agent89201
Olympia, I was talking about moving the fish. I couldn't leave him here!
Koi, that's comforting! I think I might take a look and see what they have out there.
I was thinking for Thanksgiving break and the shorter breaks I could just take his KK back home so I wouldn't have to bring the 5 gallon if I get one. Is that a good idea?
My Thanksgiving Break was a week long, so I just took my betta back. Plus the power was cut off in the dorms. I couldn't leave him in the mountains with no heater. I'd really recommend the plexiglass over glass. (They do make algae scrubbers for plexiglass tanks.) It is sooo much lighter. I was even able to carry it with mono in freezing weather. Looking back it wasn't the smartest thing I've done, but what can I say: I'm stubborn.
Aqueon Goldfish Mini Bow 5 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit - Fish - Sale - PetSmart
This was the closest thing I could find to what I bought (that was about 5 years ago and at WalMart). Petco might have something similar.
Originally Posted by wallywestisthebest333
Your friend probably need to upgrade her goldfish to a 10 gallon in a couple of months btw. They need 10 gallons per fish. =] Just thought I'd give you a heads up. It should be ok for now though.
Actually her friend will most likely lose the goldfish before it grows large enough for a 10 gal. Goldfish produce enough ammonia to make that tank extremely toxic very quickly. She will need to change the water daily. Sadly this is what happens when pet store employees are clueless and spout the myth that "fish grow to their tank." Goldfish need about 20 gal for the first and an additional 10 gal for each, but that is just for the fancies. The commons and comets need around 55 gal so they can swim and will need around a 100 gal tank when fully grown. Sadly that goldfish is going to die waay before its time, but maybe agent can convince her friend to get a betta for the 5 gal. It would be a perfect match.