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About Goldfish Bowls

 

Goldfish Putting a goldfish in a bowl was something frequently done. But in recent years we have come to realize it is not a good idea for the health and happiness of the goldfish.

Some cities in the world have actually even banned goldfish bowls as a form of animal cruelty.

They are very high metabolism fish. They excrete a lot and this means that the levels of toxin in their water can quickly get very high, dangerously high.

They also have high oxygen needs and this cannot be supplied in a bowl where there isn't much surface in contact with the air.

So, modern recommendations are that you keep goldfish in a container that is larger than a bowl.

 

 

More of my Goldfish Stuff :
Goldfish Supplies and Equipment - How to Set up a Goldfish tank- How to Care for Goldfish

 

WillInteresting fact about goldfish in bowls

It is believed that the practice of putting goldfish in a bowl comes from a misunderstanding - form a chinese practice where a goldfish was temporarily taken out of a pond and put in a bowl for temporary display. Then replaced back into the pond.

 

Typical recommendations are that you have ten gallons of water per goldfish. This is quite a bit and it might not be practical for you but do your best to get your goldfish as much water as you can. And if you have to go lower than the ten gallon per fish rule you can somewhat compensate for it by changing the water as often as possible, ideally once a week. This will help to keep your goldfish happy and healthy.

So, myl recommendation is to at least get a ten gallon tank for up to three goldfish and change the water frequently. Here are some reasonably priced setups that start you off with everything you need.

Aquarium Kits and Filters

Aquarium Kit

Tetra Aquarium Kit - 20 Gallon

  • Tetra Glass Aquariums are made in the USA and are built to last with scratch resistant glass
  • The Tetra Aquarium comes loaded with an LED hood, that provides a natural daytime effect and a Whisper Filter that is whisper quiet while providing powerful, dependable water flow
  • Artificial Plants add a unique, natural ocean feel while giving your fish a place to hide which reduces fish stress
  • The Tetra Kit includes: one 20 Gallon Glass Aquarium, one LED hood, one Tetra Mini UL Heater, one Tetra Whisper 20 Filter, one artificial Boxwood Plant Mat, four artificial plants. Add gravel and fish to complete your aquarium
  • Aquarium Dimensions: 24.2" L x 12.4" W x 16.7" H

 

10 Gallon Aquarium KitMarina 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit -

Ideal for the beginning aquarist, the Marina 10G LED Aquarium Kits comes equipped with everything needed to make the novice fish hobbyist's first venture into the wonderful world of fish-keeping an easy and enjoyable experience. This 10 gallon all glass aquarium features a long-lasting, natural daylight effect LED lighting module incorporated into aquarium canopy and includes everything you need to get started! This kit includes fish food to keep fish healthy, Aqua Plus Water Conditioner to make tap water safe for fish and Cycle Biological Supplement to create a biologically well-balanced and healthy aquarium environment. It also comes with a net and an aquarium care guide that includes advice on how to set up and maintain your aquarium. You only have to pick your fish!

 

20 gallon aquarium kit

Tetra Aquarium Kit, 20-Gallon

  • Tetra Glass Aquariums are made in the USA and are built to last with scratch resistant glass
  • The Tetra Aquarium comes loaded with an LED hood, that provides a natural daytime effect and a Whisper Filter that is whisper quiet while providing powerful, dependable water flow
  • Artificial Plants add a unique, natural ocean feel while giving your fish a place to hide which reduces fish stress
  • The Tetra Kit includes: one 20 Gallon Glass Aquarium, one LED hood, one Tetra Mini UL Heater, one Tetra Whisper 20 Filter, one artificial Boxwood Plant Mat, four artificial plants. Add gravel and fish to complete your aquarium
  • Aquarium Dimensions: 24.2" L x 12.4" W x 16.7" H

 

Glofish aquarium

GloFish 29045 Aquarium Kit with Blue LED light, 5-Gallon

  • 5 Gallon Curved-front aquarium with included Microfilter and Medium Bio-Bag
  • 15 Blue LEDs in the attractive hammerhead light enhance the colors of the GloFish fluorescent fish
  • Clear Cover
  • Made of Acrylic
  • Crescent shaped seamless plastic aquarium
  • Clear plastic canopy Blue LED overhead light with Primary Material being Acrylic.
  • Small size filter cartridge Size

 

 


 

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