Goldfish in a Vase!

//Goldfish in a Vase!

Goldfish in a Vase!

Goldfish Vase

My brother and his girlfriend have left me their vase (!!!) of three small goldfish for 5 days. The vase has some plants inside and some pebbles at the floor but no pump or filter. They usually do a 50% water change every few days and feed once to twice daily. The fish have been I would like to get them a proper tank and water pump, but I am concerned that suddenly changing the environment will shock the fish.

I don’t think that they will take home a tank greater than 10 gallons.

What do you think of this pump? I don’t see a water intake area for a sponge though…

Fish now in five gallon aquarium





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  1. Venus September 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Oh, it’s an excellent idea, cycling the pump in the pond. Even with the proper maintenance the cycle is difficult to coax along. Wish there was a way to test the pump you drop in your pond. Like a time to say it’s cycled

  2. emme September 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks Venus. It will depend on how willing they are to measure the tank chemistry and do water changes. I just feel that the extra pump in case may be good if they were unable to get the cycling done properly. It remember how difficult it was for me to grow good bacteria in a tank before. We will see how things go then

  3. Venus September 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    This is tough. In the time the pump you drop in your pond cycles, the pump in their tank will be well on its way. During this time the fish will definitely be exposed to dangerously high levels of ammonia and nitrite with 20% water changes

    Strange, but as delicate as the cycle is, try keeping it from forming; no easy task

    Ammonia is the problem. As the waste builds up, so will ammonia levels. He would probably need to exchange 50 to 70% daily in order to keep ammonia from reaching levels that require more than a single dose of Prime

  4. emme September 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Venus,

    I dosed Prime (0.5mL) for the whole 5 gallon tank yesterday. Bro and his girlfriend will be taking the fish and tank home later today with Prime and fish supplies.
    I’ve directed them to this blog in case they want to go more in-depth into fish keeping. Should the directions be 20% daily water changes with Prime to treat just the new water?

    I’m going to buy an extra pond pump and sponge to put into the pond to cycle and grow good bacteria for 1-2months. Hopefully when we trade out the new pump for the old one in 2 months, their fish will still be around!

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