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2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

We are moving abroad and don t want to inflict the stress on our two fantail goldfish. One is white the other orange and White. Both are healthy and have been well looked after. Can somebody offer them a good home ? Thanks
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Old 26.02.2015, 00:16
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Don't worry about inflicting stress upon them - it'll all be forgotten after seven seconds.
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Do they come with a fish tank? Right now we have two, one was a rescue and we bought him a friend but our fish tank is too small for four goldfish. Would be happy to take them if the tank is big enough.
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Remember goldfish need a larger tank than other fish as they crap a lot. For a single fancy goldfish a minimum of 80 litres is needed. Length and height of the tank also come into it. Remember gdfish live for several years and can easily reach 25cm depending on species.
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

I know that but thank you just the same
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

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Remember goldfish need a larger tank than other fish as they crap a lot. For a single fancy goldfish a minimum of 80 litres is needed. Length and height of the tank also come into it. Remember gdfish live for several years and can easily reach 25cm depending on species.
Hmmm. I guess that might explain why mine, as a kid, never lived for more than a few weeks. I imagine my ~2 liter fish bowl wasn't large enough.

I've always considered goldfish a disposable pet. They used to hand those things out in little plastic bags at carnivals instead of stuffed animals. If one of ours happened to be living when we went away on holiday, we would just move them to the nearest lake and be on our way.
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

I have always wondered how anyone could keep a fish in a glass bowl with no space, no plants, nothing to hide, not to mention no oxygen and no water filter. Was the fished poured out with the dirty water? How did you replace it?
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

I wish I could help you out. I love having fish for pets in the home! Sadly in a few years I'd need to rehome them as well when we move to our next country or back home.
If MacGregor's Daughter doesn't take your fishy friends I had a few ideas I thought I'd share.
Perhaps you could check with a local nursey school/kindergarten to see if they'd like a class pet? There was a tank in my son's class and the children got to take turns feeding it each day etc.
If that doesn't work perhaps their is a retirement or nursing home where they might like to place your friends as stimulation for some of the occupants.
Finally, maybe check with a local veterinarian's office? I know back home several of the places I used had fish in the waiting room.
Good luck!!
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Old 26.02.2015, 18:52
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

If you don't find someone who can take your goldfish, you could contact the Fischauffangstation, Tierheim for homeless fish in Embrach. If they can't take them in, perhaps they might be able to help or advise you on rehoming. (You are in Schoenenberg, ZH, oder?)

http://www.fischauffangstation.ch
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I have always wondered how anyone could keep a fish in a glass bowl with no space, no plants, nothing to hide, not to mention no oxygen and no water filter.
Funny...

It is all the craze in Zurich at the moment -

Some are calling it "architectural design"

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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

They would come without tank but thanks for responding
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

We are and thanks for the response
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Many thanks for the reply. As we want to take the tank with us its not an ideal solution to donate them to a school or nursing home but we may leave them with a forum member who had contacted us privately and had a heated pond or I may still take them with me as I am more attached to them then I thought :-). Thanks everyone for responding though!
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Do these go well with chips ?
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Re: 2 two year old fantail goldfish looking for a new home

Yes but like carp it's similar to wet cotton wool loaded with needles
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