sue
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sue asked in PetsFish · 5 months ago

Is it cruel to keep a goldfish in a bowl.?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    Yes they should be in a proper tank.

  • 5 months ago

    I think it's cruel to keep goldfish and fighting fish in a bowl. Growing up not knowing better I've never had a goldfish live longer than a few days in a bowl.

  • 5 months ago

    Definitely. Most goldfish kept in bowls die within a few days. Common and Comet goldfish grow to 12 inches and are very messy fish, one would need a minimum tank size of about 40 gallons and a strong filter. They love well oxygenated water, and if put in an oxygen-depleted environment they would die. If put in a bowl they would die immediately due to ammonia from their waste. If the goldfish is still a baby, it is still NOT okay to put in a fish bowl. A baby goldfish would need a 10 gallon or 20 gallon minimum, and would still need sufficient aeration and filtration and water changes. The tank would need to be upgraded as soon as the fish outgrows it. Just because the water looks clean, doesnt mean it is.

  • Yes goldfish grow big and live long,if kept in a big enough tank or pond and taken care of.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Not any worse than keeping a child in a closet.

  • patty
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    a small bowl and by itself yes

  • 5 months ago

    Goldfish are large messy fish that require a large filtered aquarium.

    If your the bowl is at least 20 gallons for the first goldfish, and 10 more galons for each additional gold fish, and filtered, and well maintained, then no its not crtuel "goldfish are social you should have at least 2"

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes. The small water surface area of a bowl means a lack of available oxygen. So the fish is always struggling to breathe properly.

  • 5 months ago

    Not as cruel as keeping it outside the bowl.

  • 5 months ago

    No. However it gives peace of mind. If the fish is not distrubed you can keep that.

    • Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Not a bright answer.

  • 5 months ago

    Yes. They must all be returned to the pet store

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