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RumblyGrumbleNoise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:16:26

Sorry for posting here! Posted in Fishnet (who knew it existed? ) but not getting any replies and want to sort asap if I'm right in thinking this is cruel.

I've just seen these two fish in a tank which to me (complete novice to fish/pets) looks far too small and cruel.
I've had a quick Google and it seems to suggest sizes in gallons and I'm a bit clueless.
Can anyone advise as I really would like to approach owners if it is too small.

QuitMoaning Mon 11-Dec-17 12:17:29

That is far too small. I know nothing about keeping fish but that is just too small.

RumblyGrumbleNoise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:17:44

Sorry picture didn't attach.

RumblyGrumbleNoise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:18:43

I thought so. They are big and don't know if you can see there is some kind of stone tower also taking up space.

BackBoiler Mon 11-Dec-17 12:18:50

I have got a tank three times the size of that for four little minnows!

SmellySphinx Mon 11-Dec-17 12:18:58

Yes it is! Too small and no aeration or filtration

TwoPoint Mon 11-Dec-17 12:19:14

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ThisLittleKitty Mon 11-Dec-17 12:19:52

Is this in a school or nursery or somethig?! Just judging by the back ground of the pic

SmellySphinx Mon 11-Dec-17 12:22:35

Ideally should have gravel too

littlemisscomper Mon 11-Dec-17 12:23:26

Far too small. Poor fish. sad

RumblyGrumbleNoise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:26:08

Yes it's a nursery. I'm going to speak with them later. God they've had these fish for years but I've never seen them as they are in a room I don't go in. sad

ThisLittleKitty Mon 11-Dec-17 12:30:01

Wow you would think they would know better the figs don't even look like they can swim in there. Just turn one way or the other. Sad

BillywigSting Mon 11-Dec-17 12:30:01

Far too small, filthy, no aeration, no filter, no gravel. Not at all appropriate. Those poor fish won't last six months in that environment.

Yy to pp saying have a word with nursery

ThisLittleKitty Mon 11-Dec-17 12:30:47


HuskyMcClusky Mon 11-Dec-17 12:32:24

That is horrible. sad

HollyBollyBooBoo Mon 11-Dec-17 12:33:06

Horrible, why do people do it?

Sanshin Mon 11-Dec-17 12:34:21

I went to a spa in Vietnam a few weeks ago and they had a fish bowl only slightly bigger than a saucer teeming with little fish. I thought it was really cruel (as is the one in your pic, imagine living your life in those confinements)

OhChill Mon 11-Dec-17 12:35:04

Yes! Far too small. I looked into getting some goldfish for dd a while ago and the size of tank they need is much bigger than you’d expect. Way bigger than that.

LouiseCM Mon 11-Dec-17 12:36:55

Far too small.

RumblyGrumbleNoise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:37:21

That's exactly what they were doing just turning one way then the other. shock

ladymelbourne1926 Mon 11-Dec-17 12:41:05

Yes that's for too small and just awful sad please do say something.

ForTheLoveOfSleep Mon 11-Dec-17 12:46:56

Isn't against policy to use a mobile phone in a nursery? confused (totally misses point of thread)

RafikiIsTheBest Mon 11-Dec-17 12:48:24

My fish tank for 2 goldfish is far too small for them, according to me and online but DP thinks it's fine and mine is easily 4 times that bowl. That is horrible. Poor fish. It's amazing how long they will live in their though if they are cleaned out regularly. But nowhere near their full life expectancy.

thecatsthecats Mon 11-Dec-17 12:53:06

Looks like the smallest size of biorb, which is 15L!

There should be some aeration and filtration via the hidden tube in the middle though.

I have a 30L biorb but we wouldn't dream of keeping goldfish. Just minnows and a few shrimp.

spiderlight Mon 11-Dec-17 12:53:34

Poor fish. That's much too small sad

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