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Hey! just a quicky... now this is a simple question but! im a believer in "ask a stupid question, dont make a stupid mistake".

 

Anyways.... I am taking my relationship that step further and buying a goldfish.. maybe 2.. but will need a bowl!

 

Now i dont want a fancy one, just a cheap glass bowl that i can chuck some gravel and a few plants in...

 

THIS IS THE CONFUSING PART

 

What is the difference between me buy what is essentially a vase in the shape of a fish bowl from Argos £8.99 and buying a branded thing from a store for £50+

 

As said above its probably something stupid and i apologise for my naivity

 

Cheers!

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Well i Fry Fish haha but we have had goldfish before the only difference is the store has a bigger pocket and plenty of room for £50 as for argos, well lets just say it all does the same job, just dont put it somewhere where you will forget about them because they need feeding lmao
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bowls of any kind are usable aslong as theres sufficeint water surface area to allow oxygenation of the water.

 

an easily made mistake for a amatuer fish keeper but how much water surface area of a fish bowl can literally mean life or death to a fish.

 

the surface of the water absorbs oxygen which the fish filterate through their gills to breath, a smaller surface area can mean insufficeint oxygen in the water and your fishie freind sufficates/drowns.

 

my sister had a large glass fruit bowl type thing (1' 6" wide) in her livingroom which she had no use for so I mentioned having some oriental longtailed goldfish in it half jokingly, brother-in-law loved the idea and did it, was a great centrepiece for her coffee table till they started chasing each other round which served only to soak her rug and she demanded they be flushed. 8o

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It's pretty wrong to keep goldfish in a bowl. They need a huge amount of space and filtration as they're very messy. Better to stick 'em in a tub outside the back door ;)

 

what he said.

 

You'd be better off with some white could mountain minnows or a betta

 

Betta

 

http://nas3.er.usgs.gov/XIMAGESERVERX/2005/20050819121350.jpg

 

WCMM

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/87/White_Cloud_Mountain_Minnow_1.jpg

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It's pretty wrong to keep goldfish in a bowl. They need a huge amount of space and filtration as they're very messy. Better to stick 'em in a tub outside the back door ;)

 

what he said.

 

You'd be better off with some white could mountain minnows or a betta

 

Betta

 

http://nas3.er.usgs.gov/XIMAGESERVERX/2005/20050819121350.jpg

 

WCMM

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/87/White_Cloud_Mountain_Minnow_1.jpg

 

how long have they been called that ? they were always known as Siamese fighting fish when i kept them

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It's pretty wrong to keep goldfish in a bowl. They need a huge amount of space and filtration as they're very messy. Better to stick 'em in a tub outside the back door ;)

 

what he said.

 

You'd be better off with some white could mountain minnows or a betta

 

Betta

 

http://nas3.er.usgs.gov/XIMAGESERVERX/2005/20050819121350.jpg

 

WCMM

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/87/White_Cloud_Mountain_Minnow_1.jpg

 

how long have they been called that ? they were always known as Siamese fighting fish when i kept them

 

Latin name, Betta splendens.

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