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    KeyshiaMarie Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 17, 2013, 12:58 AM
    Can a goldfish live in a Betta bowl?
    I brought two goldfish yesterday.. they are very small... but they are in a beta bowl... I changed the water because it got dirty quick... still they seem to be at the top gasping for air... I have no filter or nothing yet.. I will get that asap! But how long do you think they will survive? I'm scared I don't want to lose my babies!
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    Jan 17, 2013, 01:08 AM
    Basically lack of prep causes lose of fish.
    You can't simply fill a container with tap water and plonk fish in, they will most likely die.
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    Jan 17, 2013, 01:14 AM
    I didn't.. I have food and, this stuff to get the calorie out the water.. I had a beta bowl already.. I mean I need actual help her somebody who actually knows
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyben View Post
    Basically lack of prep causes lose of fish.
    You can't simply fill a container with tap water and plonk fish in, they will most likely die.
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    Jan 17, 2013, 08:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by KeyshiaMarie View Post
    i mean i need actual help her somebody who actually knows
    Ben was right... so he does know.

    First, a Beta bowl is way too small for a single goldfish of any size, let alone putting 2 in there. Goldfish need much more room and surface area than a Beta bowl will allow. Notice that it is called a Beta bowl and not a Goldfish bowl.

    The general rule I have always gone by is 2 gallons per goldfish, but surface area and filtration also factor into this too. Goldfish are incredibly dirty and use lots of oxygen so they need things to keep them going and a little Beta bowl just isn't the answer.

    Ben is also correct in that the water needs to be conditioned for fish. Chlorine must be removed. PH should be adjusted. Temperature matters.

    Read this for more information...

    Essential Goldfish Care Guidelines

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