So today my husband comes home and tells me that a coworker has a unknown fish and a tank he no longer wants. The coworker said he was going to flush the fish alive if I did not take them. So of course I agreed.
When we got there I found out it was a decently large goldfish (about 6 inches) in a 29 gallon that was only filled up about an inch. The water was so black I could barely see him. There was calcium marks on the water line meaning he had it in 1 inch of water for quite some time.
He also gave me a 10 gallon with long since dead crabs in it. :/
When I got home I went to take the goldfish out so I could begin cleaning and to my surprise underneath the goldfish was a Yoyo Loach (about 4 inches)! I caught them both and cleaned the tank, it took me a good 5 hours to clean that tank. I found inside the tank: 4 mostly disintegrated pennies, 8 dead snails, 2 shards of glass, and a hershy kiss wrapper. On top of them having to live in that they also had not eaten in at least 2 weeks and had no filter or heater, the water temp was about 40 degrees.
I just got back from buying a new hood and a filter for the tank. I am also going to rehome the Yoyo as they need groups and I have noticed he is bullying the goldfish.
Also, I do not know if it is due to his neglect, the goldfish is permanently tilted, he swims, sleeps, and eats that way. Poor guy.
They have not stopped zooming around the tank since I put it up. They look happy. :)
Here are some pictures of them and their newly cleaned up tank: