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Q&A: Got a goldfish from a carnival. What can I do to keep him alive over night until I can get him a tank?

Question by Kate L: Got a goldfish from a carnival. What can I do to keep him alive over night until I can get him a tank?
Just won a little common goldfish from the fair, but it’s late at night and all the pet supply stores are closed. What steps can I do to keep him alive over night?

I have him in a Tupperware, and I added some distilled water to the water he was in. I figure that have less stuff in it then regular water.

Also, I have some triops food, can I feed him a little?

And if anyone knows of a good little affordable first fish pet tank let me know.
Also, looking at a tank like this:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752291&ab=fish_fc1d

I know it’s been said that they need a lot of room, but it sounds to be it’s because they just are really dirty. Would it be bad to have a fish in a tank like this and just clean the water more frequently?

Also, he’s about an inch. Dunno if that means anything

Best answer:

Answer by Bizz
not sure about the food– but keep an eye on him.

as for the tank, nothing will be very cheap. dont get a bowl. to start out you could gett a 20 gal but if you got a 55 then that would be good. goldfish can grow to be about 1 foot long. so eventually you could build a pond and put a few more in, too. If you cant do that you could find someone who can take him or sadly keep him in a 20 gal iguess its better than a bowl :/

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Triops: Why aren’t you supposed to add the sand until the 3rd wk?

Question by let me have my fractured logic: Triops: Why aren’t you supposed to add the sand until the 3rd wk?
Why are you not supposed to add the sand untill the third week? It says it in instruction manuals.

I read on a website that you can add the sand before they hatch, and mine hatched just fine.

Best answer:

Answer by 3595
It just keeps it “fresh” for children. By that I mean it gives them something to look forward to doing so they don’t just get bored of it.

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