good general rule is 1 gallon per goldfish.
The larger the bowl the longer it will take for ammonia to increase to
harmful levels and the less often you will need to clean it.
What will I need for a complete
goldfish bowl set up?
salt is highly recommended for preventing diseases with goldfish.
Plants and other decorations are up to each customer.
Will I need a filter or a heater?
filter is not needed, but using an air driven filter is an inexpensive way to
increase the time between water changes. The
goldfish will also benefit from the increased aeration.
A heater is not needed.
How do I set up my bowl?
the bowl out with water. Never use
any type of soap products or sponges that have had soap on them (Products
purchased in supermarkets may have soap in them, deadly to fish!). Clean your gravel by rinsing it off under tap water to remove
any dust and add it to the bottom of the bowl.
If you’re using a filter hook it up now. Pour the fish and the water from the bag into the bowl.
Fill the rest of the bowl with tap water of similar temperature.
Add your dechlorinator at this time.
If you are using salt add 1 teaspoon per gallon.
How often should I feed my
is very difficult to starve your fish, but very easy to overfeed it.
If the food falls to the bottom of bowl you are overfeeding.
In a bowl if you overfeed 2 or 3 times in a week you could kill your
fish. We recommend you feed your
fish every other day once a day. Pellet
food will float longer than flakes but either type will work.
How often should I clean my bowl?
How do I clean my bowl?
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