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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:12 pm

I have just 'helped' a friend out wth some goldfish that she no longer wanted, I have received them this morning and the tank is far to small... I am not sure what to do to be honest.

The tank is a small 21 litre tank and it has 4 - yes 4 goldfish in it which are currenlty betwwen 3-4 inches big as well as some form of catfish, I am yet to discover what sort... Anyway my problem is we do not have space to buy a tank 150 litre+!! Would the fish be alright being put in a pond? I would not want to kill them by putting them in a pond, but its obvioulsy unfair to keep them as they are. As far as I am aware two of the fish are shubunkins? And the other two are fancy tailed goldfish. As I say, I think! I have literally only had the tank a few hours, but I am concerned about there well being, I have a tropical tank which is sensibly stocked and I just dont know what to do! Wishing I had not offered my help now....

The tank has a small stingray filter as well? Which is would be no where near enough, I mean this tank would struggle to house one fish in reality wouldnt it....?

HELP!!
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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Far to small for one goldfish at that length let alone four of them plus another!!!

There really shouldnt be a problem puttting the goldfish into a pond....

Do they look ok healthwise?

Is the pond suitable? If there are fish already in it then thats a good sign.

Id suggest trying to get hold of some clear bags from your lfs so you can float them in the pond in order to adjust the temperature. If not then a decent sized bucket and gradually add water. By doing so also allowing a gradual change if there are any difference in water parameters.

Not sure what to say about the form of catfish without knowing exactly what it is. Sure someone will come along with more suggestions. A picture could be of help in order to identify it for you.

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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:57 pm

Thanks, my parents have a pond with a few fish in it, so I think thats probably the best thing to do, they do seem healthy, considering!

Difficult to get a photo of the catfish its lurking at the bottom of the tank, I have looked at pictures on the web but can find anything like it! At the moment its about 5 inches long and quite thin, almost eel like I guess, bristles on its nose and a narrow fin on its back. Any ideas?
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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Does it have a long pointy nose?? I can only think of sterlet. Have a look at the link. If not maybe try and get a photo if you can get it from the bottom of the tank!!

http://www.sturgeon-web.co.uk/sterlet.php
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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:16 pm

no its not one of them...., I have got a photo now but no idea how to post it on here :?
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5 beautiful guppies
4 assasin snails

2 goldfish in seperate tank :-)
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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:59 pm

You can use photobucket to upload pictures. Set up a photobucket account (free) Upload the pictures to there. Once done select a picture. Either a drop down menu will appear or there will be a box already there with codes in, ie
Email and IM
Direct Link
HTML
Image Code.

Left click Image Code and it should say copied then paste into the message box on here and submit the post and shazam there should be a picture of said fish for all to see on your topic.
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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:14 pm

Last edited by Vikkxen on Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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4 cardinal tetras
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5 beautiful guppies
4 assasin snails

2 goldfish in seperate tank :-)
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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:15 pm

Love my new hobby.

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4 cardinal tetras
1 Bristlenose pleco (Boris!)
5 beautiful guppies
4 assasin snails

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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:37 pm

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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:45 pm

From first look i couldnt tell you but ill keep checking. Maybe someone will come along in the mean time and be able to help.
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Postby Vikkxen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:35 pm

thanks so much for your help so far!
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5 beautiful guppies
4 assasin snails

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Postby Royal Engineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:40 pm

Vikkxen wrote:thanks so much for your help so far!


No problem at all. Its what the forum is all about.
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Postby Carylnz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:16 am

What do you mean by "fancy"? If it just has a flowing tail, it will be fine in the pond with the other fish. If it is one of the fancier "weiro looking" goldfish :wink: they may not survive a winter outside.
If all else fails, you could add the others to the pond and keep the 2 fancy ones in the tank until you find someone else to rehome them. They have coped in there so far and removing half the inhabitants will help a lot so they will cope for another few months until you find them a better home.
We don't have weather loaches in NZ so I can't offer any advice about it :roll:
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Postby Royal Engineer » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:17 am

Hi, Just wondered how the fish were doing? Did you get them moved ok?
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