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Help me transfer a tiny comet goldfish to a 20 gallon tank, please!

My 3 year old and I have recently become fish parents to Green One, a two-inch long comet goldfish. I'd like to transfer him from the 1.5 gallon tank where he's lived for the past 3 weeks to a new 20 gallon tank without murdering him (and also prove my mother wrong in the process). [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 7, 2016 - 9 answers

Resetting a goldfish tank

Hi everyone. This is a bit of a follow-up to my previous question. So our second and final goldfish died today (don't think this one was ammonia poisoning, was fine last night and belly up-dead this morning). I want to take this opportunity to set up the tank properly and do better by the next fishies, because we weren't very prepared for these ones a few months ago, and sort of learned on the fly. I have a few questions. (Lots of detail inside because I don't want to forget anything.) [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Feb 11, 2014 - 6 answers

How does one care for fancy goldfish?

I just rescued a couple of fancy goldfish, and I could use some advice on how to properly care for them. Is it normal for them to rest on the bottom of the tank? How much should I feed them? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Apr 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Moving a goldfish into a new house?

Tips for moving your pet fish to a new house? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Dec 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Goldfish Bully

How do I keep one goldfish from terrorizing another? I have two goldfish in a 5 gallon aquarium. They were the same size when I got them, but now one is bigger than the other. The big one bullies the little one. [more inside]
posted by duck on Apr 20, 2005 - 15 answers

Lettuce or peas for goldfish?

Does anyone here feed romaine lettuce or frozen peas to their goldfish?
posted by jeremias on Nov 23, 2004 - 9 answers

How do I keep a goldfish barrel algae-free?

I'm looking after a neighbour's goldfish while she's recuperating after an accident. They're outside, in a half-barrel. The problem is that algi builds up in the water fairly quickly. Are there any tips to help keep the water cleaner, and improve the fishies' quality of life, in between changing it every week or so?
posted by Blue Stone on Aug 3, 2004 - 12 answers

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