FFS, we took pity on a fish at the fair yesterday.
ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 09/06/2013 11:53
I know, I know. But we already had a small bowl set up ready to change the water in our big tank and now one of the poor souls who was being boiled alive in a plastic bag is now residing in said bowl.
I say that but it's more sitting at the bottom of the bowl, don't think it's going to last tbh but can anything be done ?? Think it has gill rot ??
ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 09/06/2013 12:02
It's disgusting. I wasn't there, it was dp. He knows my views on this sort of thing, if people refused to take fish the practise would have died out by now.....but he's also a bigger soft touch than me and the poor things were hanging off hooks in rows right in the blazing sun. I think it needs to be made illegal, wouldn'tbe so bad if the poor things were in large containers, least they wouldn't be fried alive that way.
I've put some water treatment stuff in, but don't think much can be done, dp will be dealing with it.
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EauRouge · 09/06/2013 17:57
They get enormous and can live for over 20 years. If you don't have space for a 4 ft+ tank or a pond then you'll need to rehome it. A pet or aquatic shop will be your best bet.
The reason it's keeling over is that it's in an unfiltered, uncycled bowl. The ammonia level is probably shooting up. Do a massive water change, and do this every day until you can move it.
Giving fish as prizes isn't illegal (as long as the recipient is over 16) but some councils have banned it. If you write to your local council then they might ban it on their property.
furbaby · 09/06/2013 17:58
Christ not visited a fair in years but thought they had stopped giving fish as prizes ..,, can, t believe it still carrys on .
If it was a puppy or kitten as a prize then I am sure rspca would have something to say .....
Not good ! Hope fishy survives and has a happy life .
ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 09/06/2013 17:59
I hate seeing fish in crappy bowls (( where goldie aka lucky is currently residing )) Our two fish are in a massive tank with plenty of places to hide and a big ass filter. More to it than people think, they can become huge and live for years, longest we've had fish is 15 years (( R.I.P Jaws ))
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