2-part fancy goldfish interview?
I know I've asked questions already, but I need to clarify:
1.) I have 4 2-inch goldfish, 2 mortal bubble-eyes and 2-being red cap orandas. Currently, the live in a 10-gallon tank(I know, too small). My parents won't let me carry a bigger tank for a few months. If I were to return one of the orandas and install an air pump, would they survive until I return with the new tank? Any tips on making the tank as comfortable as possible would be great.
2.) Is it fine whether I keep the fish in a 1-gallon tank for a 30-minute motor ride?
1. Its actually not the oxygen shortage that would kill them, its the fact that goldfish produce alot of leftovers that converts to ammonia. If you could get another filter for the 10 gallon tank, it would actually be better than getting an nouns pump. They would survive, I hate to say it. If you keep up on container maintenance, they would survive... But, they would probably become stunted. So they wouldnt live as long as they should. Try to get at least a 40-55 gallon reservoir for them, and everything will be fine. Goldfish do their growing in the first year and half of their life. After that, they slow down. If they live their first year within a 10 gallon tank, they wont grow much when you move them, and they wont live alot longer.
The longer they stay in that tank, the shorter they will live.
2. Yes, thats clearly fine. Most people transport their fish around in ziploc bags whether they are smaller fish. Make sure water doesnt splash out and around if you use the cistern though.
Add aquarium salt and API StressCoat to prevent sickness.
Only put in small decorations so that they have more room to swim.
Do bi-weekly 10-20% wet changes with a gravel vacuum.