I have two little 1" gold fish that I have have in a 1 1/2 gallon tank for about 4 months. I cleaned their cistern once a week and they have an air stone, so they have be doing fine so far, but I found out they will grow way bigger and need a 50 gallon or more fish tank if not they will die later. I don't want to waste soo much money on that, I want to get little cherry shrimp instead. But I don't want to enjoy to kill my goldfish. What can I do with them ?
Were can I sell them, or release them ?
i knowhow u feel. i have a male high-ranking finned platy and i DONT want it anymore. he's keeps pregnating my fish!!
I'm not sure where on earth you found out that they will grow so big but in my experience goldfish grow to fit the size of the tank they're in. Hence whether they're kept out in a pond they can grow massive but people who just enjoy one in a goldfish bowl never need anything bigger than that. If it's just the problem of need a bigger tank that's bothering you, then I wouldn't panic until they DO grow too big. Which they probably won't. But whether you do decide to get rid of them, a pet shop would almost indeed take them. And while pet shops are never ideal, they'll fare much better than being released or kill!
Answers: If you don't want the fish, give somebody a lift them to your local pet store and ask them to take them. The aren't' likely to buy common goldfish from you because they are purely that, common. But it is better to give them away than to gun down them just because you don't have anything else to do with them.
Whatever you do, don't release them. They aren't local species anywhere in the USA, and they represent a nuisance species when released. To do so is ecologically irresponsible.
I would probably put them in trading post or see if a friend or relative would want to keep them, remember whether you put them on trading post or ebay you are risking someone wo wont be able to take care of them, oh and they do hold on to growing on the inside (organs) but not on the outside, so you are squishing their bodies into a tiny piece of skin, not good
I suggest you get a second belief on the information you were given before making any decisions. I hear they will only grow bigger if provided a much larger reservoir. Maybe calling a Petco or other pet-store would give you the correct information. If you still don't want them, you can always furnish them to an elementary school, hospice, nursing home, or religious society.
dont flush it...thats just be going to! not saying you were going to...and if you release it, it will not know how to fend for itself because you enjoy been taking care of it. maybe try putting a advert on craigslist! good luck.
make an set aside on craigslist or freecycle. make sure you post that these fish need a voluminous tank or pond.
you probably won't get money but at least they'll be past its sell-by date your hands. it's very responsible of you to find them a new domestic when you can't or don't want to provide for their needs :)
IT'S ONLY GOING TO GROW BIG IF YOU PUT IN A BIG TANK...I HAD A COMMON GOLDFISH IN A GALLON TANK FOR YEARS AND IT DIDN'T GROW THAT MUCH AT ALL, PLUS HE WAS HAPPY ALL THE TIME AND WAS VERY HEALTHY...LAST YEAR I WENT TO A VACATION, SO I GAVE IT TO A FRIEND OF MINE WHO PUT HIM IN A GALLON TANK ALSO FOR FEW MORE YEARS AND IT DIDN'T GROW MUCH EITHER, NOW HE HAS A POND AND HE RELEASED IT THERE AND THE FISH IS STILL ALIVE BUT HE GREW SO FAST.HE IS 5 YEARS OLD NOW.IF YOU WANT TO RELEASE YOURS GIVE IT TO A FRIEND OR A PERSON WHO HAS A POND, OTHERWISE JUST BRING IT BACK TO A PET STORE BUT I AM NOT SURE IF THEY WILL TAKE IT, BUT YOU CAN GIVE IT A TRY; IF EVERYTHING FAILS JUST RELEASE IT INTO A LAKE AND LET NATURE DO THE REST.GOOD LUCK BUDDY.