Okay so. Fish community halp. I currently have with me two comet goldfish, and I know darned well I can’t care for them in the long term. They’re pond fish.
I do not have a pond.
The tank they’re in right now is too small, and I know it, but they were rescues (from bowls, people who couldn’t care for them properly. It was during a thing where the campus was giving out goldfish as prizes I - yea long story) And the tank is double filtered and their parms are always perfect, so it’s handling the bioload fine. They are still quite small, around 3 inches I’d say (but they never stop moving so I don’t know. XD)
Anyway I’ve been trying to re-home them but finding good pond owners is like finding Jimmy Hoffa’s briefcase. If I hear ‘we just buy new ones every summer’ one more time I’ll possibly scream and cry.
So fish community, I need a lil help. Should I post an ad on craigslist? I’m hesitant to do this because…
Well I don’t have a car so I can’t bring them to you, and I’m not comfortable shipping them because I have no experience with that. (and no money for that either) so?
So basically I need to find someone willing to go out of their way and come to me to adopt two comet goldfish that aren’t spectacular and really aren’t much bigger than the ones you can buy at the pet store for like 50 cents.
Do you see my problem? I just don’t know what to do with them! this has been killing me; stunting will soon become a problem with them if I keep them much longer… but taking them back to the pet store is a death sentence and I just can’t find anyone to take them who I KNOW will love them and care for them.
They’re really sweet fish, I do love them too and I want what is best for them. They’re semi-trained, they’re comfortable around my hand and will eat from it. They’re just really sweet.
——SO FISH COMMUNITY. Does anyone live near Kansas City or Saint Joseph Missouri and has the resources and is willing to take in two comet goldies? I doubt it but I’m allowed to try ahaha. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tumblr’s messaging system sucks.——
If anyone out of state is legitimately interested maybe you could walk me through how to ship them? Still not sure I’m comfortable doing that…
And even if you’re not interested suggestions are welcome. I think if I end up keeping them over the summer I’ll get them a big sterilite tub. But it’s not something I can keep up with because I can’t take that to college so. no win for me. They need a new home.