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To think it’s out of order to put goldfish inside a water feature

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Lardlizard Thu 28-May-20 11:04:14

Vote yanbu if you agree

Someone I know has a water feature just like this

Here

She’s actually put five! Small goldfish in the bottom part 😵

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ChazsBrilliantAttitude Thu 28-May-20 11:06:38

I though goldfish needed loads of water.

vodkaredbullgirl Thu 28-May-20 11:08:46

Small fish grow to bigger fish.

user1495884620 Thu 28-May-20 11:09:30

Depends on the water feature, surely? If you live in a castle and the moat is your water feature, I can't see a problem with a couple of goldfish. The one you linked to, probably not, although I am struggling to get to grips with the scale of it.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 28-May-20 11:11:42

YANBU. That's stupidity at best. Down right cruelty at worse.

OnlyJudyCanJudgeMe Thu 28-May-20 11:14:54

I would report that. Cruelty.

squashyhat Thu 28-May-20 11:16:34

More worrying is that someone would pay that much for such a piece of tat.

BeeCatcher Thu 28-May-20 11:17:18

That's much too small, my goldfish are 8 inches long and live in a 10' x 6' pond with an average depth of 3' and max depth of 4'6"

babyt2020 Thu 28-May-20 11:17:46

It's absolutely brain dead and cruel 😡

WhatWouldDominicDo Thu 28-May-20 11:20:09

The water feature is very small - H 66 x W 89 x D 77cm.

Is it outside, or inside? Either way, she's being cruel. Report her.

Lardlizard Thu 28-May-20 11:20:54

Surely they will die !

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TheHighestSardine Thu 28-May-20 11:22:41

That water feature, no, the owner is an utter idiot and those fish will die.

Water features in general? You can't generalise, there's too much variety. Cascade into a fishpond? Fine. Fountains coming out of a shallow basin? No.

Lardlizard Thu 28-May-20 11:22:43

Outside

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Elephantonascooter Thu 28-May-20 11:26:02

I thought water features used the same water throughout? So sort of sucked in water at the bottom to spit it out at the top? Surely the fish will get sucked into the mechanism?

thatsallineed Thu 28-May-20 11:26:58

If it's in the sun, they will overheat.

SpiderPlantSally Thu 28-May-20 11:28:33

They will also get very hot in such a small volume of water if the sun is on it for even half an hour. Very cruel.

BeeCatcher Thu 28-May-20 11:31:34

Elephantonascooter

I thought water features used the same water throughout? So sort of sucked in water at the bottom to spit it out at the top? Surely the fish will get sucked into the mechanism?

All fish ponds and aquariums should have a filter that moves water through, you only change around 10% of the water each week.

The cruelty in that feature is lack of space for swimming, surface area for oxygen to get into the water and temperature regulation.

recklessruby Thu 28-May-20 11:32:52

Absolutely not ok.
I m surprised any fish place would sell them to her unless she seriously lied.
Ds used to work in an aquarium. He would ask heaps of questions about where the fish were going to be living/fish care.
They used to refuse to sell to people who didn't have the right size tank and try to educate them on appropriate care.

GreyGardens88 Thu 28-May-20 11:34:03

I'm not defending it but I think goldfish only grow as big as their tank will allow, so it's unlikely they will grow much

ChocolatelyAsFuck Thu 28-May-20 11:36:04

Please call the RSPCA. They might be only fish but no animal deserves such cruelty.

JoesExotic Thu 28-May-20 11:37:46

That's horrific, frankly.

I always remember a dairy farmer of mine putting fish into all his cows drinking troughs, inside and outside. They are the algae etc and kept it clean for drinking. They seemed to thrive tbh, but they were old green, deep stone troughs.

JoesExotic Thu 28-May-20 11:38:10

*ate all the algae

BeeCatcher Thu 28-May-20 11:38:43

recklessruby

Absolutely not ok.
I m surprised any fish place would sell them to her unless she seriously lied.
Ds used to work in an aquarium. He would ask heaps of questions about where the fish were going to be living/fish care.
They used to refuse to sell to people who didn't have the right size tank and try to educate them on appropriate care.

In my experience as a fish keeper of many years most places don't ask the size of aquarium when the really should.
I know pets at home ask but their fish point system results in over stocking anyway so a bit pointless.
My local fish place are fabulous, they ask for a picture of your aquarium/pond (so they can see size and to make sure you are buying compatible fish)as well as a water sample before they sell.
I went to one shop as it was advertising a particular fish species I wanted (Congo tetra anyone is interested) and they sold me 4 without asking any questions about my aquariums.

BeeCatcher Thu 28-May-20 11:41:17

GreyGardens88

I'm not defending it but I think goldfish only grow as big as their tank will allow, so it's unlikely they will grow much

This is a myth.

The fish can become stunted and very ill reducing its lifespan considerably. Goldfish should really live for a decade at least, many people don't realise this.

zscaler Thu 28-May-20 11:48:21

YANBU, that’s nowhere near enough space for fish!

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