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Aquarium Supplies Part 2 -- My First Experience With Goldfish


If you are seriously considering keeping fish as pets or are just starting out, I would like to stress again the importance of having some basic knowledge about aquariums and fish keeping in order to enjoy the hobby for a significant length of time and to avoid frustrations and disappointments.

In the first article I illustrated this by sharing my own childhood experience with bettas, and now I shall share my experience with goldfish.

While I still had my bettas I also wanted to keep some goldfish since I also found them attractive and interesting. My mom was reluctant to buy me some since I already had the bettas but she finally gave in and bought me a pair of "telescope" goldfish.

At the time I didn't have a real aquarium yet so we put the goldfish in a large jar (about 1 gallon). One of our neighbors told us that goldfish wouldn't tolerate chlorine and therefore, we should not use tap water. They happened to have a well and offered to let us use the water for my goldfish.

I soon noticed that the fish were constantly gasping for air at the surface. They also refused to eat. After a couple of days the water started to become cloudy, so I changed it totally. However, the fish still refused to eat and continued to gasp for air. Not long after that they became lethargic and eventually died.

My mom said probably "telescope" goldfish just weren't hardy enough and not easy to keep. However, I had not given up on goldfish yet, so I asked if I could try to keep other kinds and hopefully would have better luck. My parents eventually consented but my dad suggested that I get a real aquarium instead of putting the fish in a jar. You can imagine how elated I was that finally I was going to have a real aquarium.

So we went out and bought a 10 gallon aquarium and a few goldfish at the same time. I believe we bought 4 fish: a couple of medium sized "comets" and a pair of "pearl scales." We didn't buy them at a store, though. It was more like a wholesale type of place where there were plenty of different sellers selling their aquariums and fish. Again, at the time neither my mom nor I knew much about fish keeping. So we didn't buy any supplies for the aquarium. Just the tank and fish. That was it!

When we got home I filled up the aquarium with untreated tap water and immediately put the fish in. I was so excited to see the goldfish swim around in the tank, but that didn't last long. In a few hours the fish were no longer lively. They sort of stayed at the bottom and didn't move very much.

When my dad saw them he said they probably lacked oxygen and suggested that we go out and buy an air pump to aerate the tank. I had only seen aerated aquariums in places like public aquariums and fancy restaurants and thought that an air pump had to be very expensive, but my dad said it would be OK.

So my mom and I went to a fish store to look for an air pump. Besides the pump we also needed something to hook the plastic tube on to and hold it in place. We chose to get a frog ornament for that purpose (the air would come out of the frog's mouth). All the stuff didn't really cost too much.

As soon as we got home we hooked everything up and air started flowing into the aquarium. Like magic, within a couple of minutes the fish started to "wake up" and finally became lively again. My dad said, "I told you so!"

The air pump was about the only supply we bought for the aquarium. Having beautiful and lively goldfish in my very own aquarium was good enough for me. I loved them so much that I also fed them too much. I was happy to watch them eat. As you can imagine though, the water got dirty very quickly that I had to change it every day.

One day a friend of ours told us that we shouldn't be changing the water daily since it wouldn't be good for the fish. Also, in the mean time I had read somewhere that if you wanted to use tap water you should set it aside for a few days to get rid of the chlorine. Therefore, I set aside a bucket of water and changed 3/4 of the water about every 3 days.

I was able to enjoy the goldfish for a few months before one of them got sick and died and the others followed soon after. I was extremely sad and because of that my dad told me I couldn't buy any more fish. So, after all my fish died my hobby came to a sad end. Well, at least for a while.

Again, there is a take-home lesson here: if you're serious about having your own aquarium, there's some basic knowledge you need to possess before you even buy the aquarium and fish. You don't have to know everything there is to know about the hobby, but at least for the sake of the fish, you should understand a few things (such as how many fish you can have in a tank, how much to feed them, what kinds of aquarium supplies to have, and what kinds of maintenance you need to perform, just to name a few) that are crucial to their well being.

If you're an expert you most likely picked up on the things I did wrong in the story I shared above. If you're a beginner or just thinking about getting started with this hobby, I invite you to visit my web site (see below) to learn more.

About the author:

Jonathan Wangsa is the webmaster of All About Aquarium Supplies. There you can find resources and information about aquarium supplies and other aquarium related topics. Whether you're an expert or a newbie, you can also share your own experiences.

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How to Help Pets Deal With Post-Quarantine Separation Anxiety, According to Veterinarians  New York Magazine

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Pets of the week: A velvety rabbit and a sweet senior dog  Duluth News Tribune

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Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Oconee; Two Pets Exposed  SCDHEC

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Officials urging people to not leave pets unattended inside car as weather heats up  KPIC News

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Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits  Baltimore Sun

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Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years  Muscatine Journal

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Pet Vet: Laundry and Dishwasher Pods – Risk for Pets  WNDU-TV

Tips for moving pets across town or across the country - Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Tips for moving pets across town or across the country  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Flea and tick prevention tips for pets - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Flea and tick prevention tips for pets  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Pets Page: Columbus Animal Care Services - The Republic
Pets Page: Columbus Animal Care Services  The Republic

Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week - Galveston County Daily News
Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

Low-cost licensing, rabies clinic for pets in Mapleton - ABC 4
Low-cost licensing, rabies clinic for pets in Mapleton  ABC 4

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2 Pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center Searching for Forever Fitness Partners  NBC San Diego

Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week - The Florida Times-Union
Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week  The Florida Times-Union

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South Bay veterinarian offers tips to prepare your pets for your return to work as California reopens after COVID-19 pandemic  KGO-TV

Midcoast Humane helps lost pets reunite with their owners through microchips - WGME
Midcoast Humane helps lost pets reunite with their owners through microchips  WGME

PET TALK: Exotic pets can be fun, but they may take extra time and care from their owners - Houston Chronicle
PET TALK: Exotic pets can be fun, but they may take extra time and care from their owners  Houston Chronicle

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Universal's The Secret Life of Pets ride: devastatingly cute  Los Angeles Times

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Pandemic adoptees in Region truly have found their forever homes  nwitimes.com

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U.S. issues warning to keep kids and pets away from Peloton treadmills  Mashable

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Pet Talk | Seeking volunteers | Pets | news-gazette.com  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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Senate passes bills on police mental health, protecting pets, to-go alcohol  Jefferson City News Tribune

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Kids can practice reading skills while spending time with shelter pets  ABC15 Arizona

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Some Arizona pets testing presumptive positive for COVID-19  ABC15 Arizona

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5 spring dangers that could cause health issues in your pet  fox28media.com

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The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work  CNN

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Rider students raise $19K for Humane Society, P.E.T.S. Clinic  KAUZ

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Here's some advice for seniors considering a dog  Reading Eagle

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Fewer North Texans Opening Homes To New Pets With Schools And Businesses Back Open  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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Pet Care Is a Booming Business and PetIQ Is a Smart Way to Play It.  Barron's

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Council Bluffs pet owner promises better conditions after animals seized  WOWT

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HSSA to hold “Stuff the Ambulance” pet food donation drive  KOLD

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Scam Alert: How to Get a Pet and Not Get Taken  Scottsbluff Star Herald

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Pet of the Week: Pancake | Pets | independenttribune.com  Independent Tribune

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Young-Williams Pet of the Week: Lady  WATE 6 On Your Side

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Rancho Coastal Humane Society quickly distributes pet supplies to nonprofit pet rescues  Encinitas Advocate

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Hot Weather Tips for Your Pets | 12news.com  12news.com KPNX

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Expert advice: Keeping your family and pets safe during tick season in the Tri-Cities  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

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Livonia considers leash, extreme temperature laws for pets  Hometown Life

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Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you  Tampa Bay Times

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Dr. Jyl shares tips for preparing your pets for your return to work  FOX40

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Looking for a home: Adoptable pets in Lane County  The Register-Guard

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Faith Temple Food Giveaway expanding to pet food  KELOLAND.com

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Crow Brings Energy & Nature to Pre-K With 'Class Pets'  Focusdailynews

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Here’s how you can help spcaLA during its April Pet Adoption & Fundraising Week  The Daily Breeze

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Keeping pets calm during a storm  Kenosha News

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Is Canopy Growth a Buy for Its Pet CBD?  Motley Fool

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Petco Love grants $20,000 to help Roanoke Valley pets  WDBJ7

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Pet Tales: Spring brings baby animals and birds to wildlife center  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Meet Ruby, Newswest 9's Pet of the Week  NewsWest9.com

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Humane Society Naples' mobile clinic serves Everglades City in first outreach mission  Naples Daily News

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EPA Investigating Pet Incidents Involving Seresto Collars  NBC10 Boston

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U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing  NBC News

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Pets Of The Week: Animal Lifeline Pittsburgh – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh  CBS Pittsburgh

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After lost dog found, owner says pet rescue won’t give it back  RochesterFirst

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Video The Impact of Reopening on Our Pets  WebMD

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Multiple pets die in morning house fire in Evansville  14 News WFIE Evansville

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Los Angeles Dognappings Have Pet Owners Alarmed  LA Magazine

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Marion County Pets: Aquarius, Bindy, and Maaco  WCJB

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Pet Owners Can Pick Up Food For Themselves, Furry Friends At The Salvation Army Orlando's Drive Thru Food Drop on Tuesday  WMFE

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FL Firefighter's Family Loses House, Five Pets to Devastating Fire  Firehouse.com

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Search for Idaho man’s missing pet raccoon comes to bittersweet end in Oklahoma  KFOR Oklahoma City

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Pet-supply store goes paws-on to help rescues during kitten season  Long Beach Post

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Taking care of aging pets: Part 1  GR|MAG

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Humane Society pet food pantry helps keep people and pets together  KSTP

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Pets of the Week: Moxie, Kane, Shep and Toby are ready for adoption  Long Beach Press Telegram

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Chicago woman issues warning about pet sitting apps after her dog goes missing  FOX 32 Chicago

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Pender Co. officials urge owners to vaccinate pets after rabid bobcat killed  WECT

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I Love My Dog Expo set for this weekend  Lincoln Journal Star

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Dog's begging routine makes the pet a viral star  Fox News

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The 19 Easiest Pets to Take Care of  Newsweek

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Pet of the week  NOLA.com

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SC family filed lawsuit after dog killed, fights for legislative change to pet statutes  wpde.com

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Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of April 11, 2021  Summit Daily News

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So your dog ate a cicada: What to know about Brood X and pet safety  CNET

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Pet adoption: Oswego County 'princess' dog looking for home after owner passes away  CNYcentral.com

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Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time  Science Magazine

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Pets Became Purrfect Pals During Pandemic While Startup Funding Didn't Lay Down  Crunchbase News

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After lost dog found, KCK owner says local pet rescue not giving him back  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Launches Spanish Pet Adoption Platform  ATP Tour

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Search ends for missing 50-pound pet raccoon  Norman Transcript

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Pets on the Plaza: Meet Crayola - 47abc  WMDT

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From pet care to salon bookings: Pompeo ethics abuses reported  Al Jazeera English

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Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall - WebMD  WebMD

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Are Altcoins Just Like Pets.com?  ETF Trends

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Pets Keep Us Paws-itive During the Pandemic  Duke Today

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Pets of the Week  Clarksville Now

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There’s a Huge Dog-Food Recall Due to Salmonella Risk to Pets and People  Self

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Spring flowers are pretty, but may be harmful to your pet  WANE

Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk - FDA.gov
Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk  FDA.gov

Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests? - Forbes
Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests?  Forbes

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Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns  Fox News

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National Pet Industry Exceeds Over $100 Billion in Sales for First Time in Industry History  PRNewswire

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'My pet has helped me so much during the pandemic'  BBC News

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How the Furbo Dog Camera helped me leave my pet home alone  NBC News

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Unfortunately, we like pets that are likely to be invasive species  Ars Technica

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