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Rehoming goldfish at an Aquatics shop at a Garden Centre

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BettyBleue Thu 17-Mar-16 00:47:48

Hi, I have two goldfish I'm trying to re-home. I'd love to keep them as I've grown really fond of them, but I find it all too much to look after them with a young baby, a dog and the fact I'm planning to move quite a long way away. I don't think I can give them the care they need, basically. I advertised the fish and the tank on facebook for free and had 2 people say they wanted them, but in the end, I felt uneasy giving them away when I had no idea how well they would be taken care of. So, I have found an aquatics shop at a garden centre has, albeit reluctantly, agreed to take them. I went to see them today and they showed me the tank where they'd be housed. It's a tank where they keep fish who are brought in by owners who, like myself, can't keep them. The fish are kept in the tank for a while and then, once they know the fish are healthy and carry no disease, they try to sell them. It's a great big tank with lots of other fish and a good strong filter, not that pretty to look at with no ornaments or such like, but on the whole it looks ok. I'm due to take my fish there on Friday.

Am I doing the right thing taking them there? I really care about these fish and want to ensure they go to a good home.

I'd appreciate any advice, thank you.

TreeSparrow Thu 17-Mar-16 07:50:48

You've possibly done the best you can, and that I'd commendable, but...your fish will be sold on. There is no way of knowing where they will end up. I'd just be concerned that the store will sell them with unsuitable housing, I.e. far too small a tank (or good forbid a bowl), as most seem to do.

TreeSparrow Thu 17-Mar-16 07:51:24

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BettyBleue Thu 17-Mar-16 09:50:16

Thank you, that is my worry too. They can live a long time and the thought of them spending years in a tiny bowl is just awful.

TwigTheWonderKid Thu 17-Mar-16 10:03:45

What about contacting your local Primary school to see if they'd like them?

BettyBleue Thu 17-Mar-16 10:22:53

That's a good idea, I'll give them a call now. Thank you.

BettyBleue Thu 17-Mar-16 10:48:56

I tried a few primary schools but had no luck there. I have however found a local Aquatics centre that has offered to take them. They said that they will go in the display pond, and won't be sold on. It sounds just what I was looking for!

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