Just saw this tank online, for the probably thousandth time, but this time with a source!

I went into the company’s website and found the measurements for the sink to see how inappropriate of a tank it is. According to the website’s measurements and probably not counting the indentation from the sink itself, the tank is just a tad over 100 gallons (?!). So, more than it looks like for sure. But still not enough for that many goldfish, especially not since they’re commons D:

It could have potential for other species though… The website says it has a filter, and that you can lift the top for accessing the tank (can’t see how that would work with the piping though??). The two lids on either side of the tank are feeding holes.

The main issue in this is the temperature fluctuations that can be in a bathroom, and the fact that it supports the mindset of fish as decorations… Anybody from fishblr that has anything to add?

Source: http://www.opulentitems.com/homedecor/aquariums/aquarium-sink.html

(The company also sells some horrible tanks/bowls/overpriced puddle holders, ugh)

EDIT: TL;DR: TANK SUCKS, DON’T BUY IT (it’s fahaka expensive anyway)

inventionable said:

Hi! I was looking at your goldie rescue pics and I think I saw a heater! I just wanted to let you know that goldfish are cold water fish and don't need heaters (unless there are extenuating circumstances such as illness or whatnot. You know your situation better than I do) And if it's not a heater, then just ignore me. I think it's really awesome what you've done for these fishies btw

Thank you for your concern! But to say goldfish don’t need a heater is a very general thing to say, and not totally accurate.

Goldfish thrive in temperatures ranging from 60-75F. They can tolerate lower temperatures in the winter, if healthy, and are like koi in that respect. However, their digestive system actually stops at temperatures around 50F. That is why you do not feed koi or goldfish during the winter, despite leaving them in the pond!

So, room temperature water is usually 60-75F but it can be a lot lower or hotter depending on where the tank is! My guys are in the basement, and I live in New England. The temperature is starting to get low here, especially in the basement (I mean it’s current 55F outside!). I have the big bin heated and tonight it’s finally cold enough for me to put a heater in the small bin as well, to ensure they don’t go below 60F. These fish are recovering from a severe internal parasite infestation, malnourishment, and ammonia burns. I want their bodies to be in the perfect environment for healing!


Have you see this article from BBC? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29210991

It’s amazing news. Dr. Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melboune, Australia, performed surgery on a goldfish to remove a large tumor from the animal’s head. The fish - named George (how friggin’ cute) - had a sizable tumor that was reportedly impeding its ability to swim, properly breathe, and eat. George’s owners also reported bullying and/or harassment from other fish in the pond fish.

George’s owners were faced with a unique choice. As a ten year old goldfish in a pond, it is not outside the realm of possibilities that George could live for another ten or twenty years if the surgery was attempted. Without, his long term fate remained uncertain, and his quality of life was certainly poor.

Dr. Rich placed George under anesthesia and, in a rather clever move, used water from George’s pond pumped into the mouth and out the gills to ventilate the fish (rather smart because it means no jarring chemical shifts that could place further stress on George’s body).

George is reportedly doing well post surgery.

It’s an utterly amazing story.

The more busy we are, better it suits me, honest to God. I’ve got the attention span of a goldfish, honestly, and I’m the most fidgety person in the world. I’ve probably played with my phone about ten times in the last ten seconds writing this, without me even knowing. So I enjoy my life being manic, and rushing about all over the place.
—  Niall, Who We Are. x

Ladies and gentlemen I give you the worst piece my hands have ever wrought.

Sharkro. Not without Kanfish.

What started as a joke evolved into this monstrosity and all I can say is I deeply apologize.