gold goldfish

Old photo of my goldfish Tangaloor Firefins, but this is just a reminder of why you shouldn’t get goldfish and keep them in bowls/tiny tanks. The little goldfish you see being given away at fairs or sold as feeders are BABIES. With proper husbandry - proper husbandry meaning a properly sized, filtered, cycled environment - they will reach at least ten inches and live over ten years - possibly as long as thirty+ years.

So when someone brags about keeping a goldfish alive in a bowl for a year, they’re basically bragging about killing a baby fish after keeping it intensively confined and stewing in its own waste. It’s like saying, “well I kept a kitten alive in a hamster cage for a whole YEAR!” Nobody’s impressed, pal. 

(Please note: Tangloor was not harmed to take this photo; he was extremely tame and would eat out of your hand and willingly come to rub against or rest in your hand if you placed it in the water. If he wanted to get away, he could have wiggled free at any time.)

Pet owner life ft Damian Wayne

1) Poop bags, poop bags everywhere, in every pocket of every coat and jacket that Damian owns. It’s like the magic hankercheifl trick, you pull one out and they all start coming.

2) He once performed CPR on a Goldfish, Mr Gold recovered with no outward signs of damage and lived a long and happy life.

3) He trained Alfred the cat to throw up hairballs on Tim’s bed. And then outside of his bedroom door once Tim figured Damian out and started keeping his door locked 24/7.

4) Brushie brushie with all of his animals

5) Has a strict diet of natural ingredient pet food which he feeds all the animals with and he does not appreciate anybody sneaking human food to the pets, Bruce is the worst offender of this crime.

6) “Father, I have found a stray” *holds up the ugliest looking dog ever* “I wish to keep him and call him Drake”

7) “What are you eating? OH GOD WHAT ARE YOU EATING?” “Come back here with whatever you’re eating!!” “ Do not think you can fool me by ceasing your chewing. I know you’re still eating it. Open your mouth. OPEN. YOUR. MOUTH”

8) Damian abruptly waking up because Alfred the cat sat on his face and tried to smother him to death in his sleep

9) Phone memory is mostly full because of all his pet pictures and videos

10) Alfred: MRROOOWW Damian: You are a filthy liar Mr Pennyworth I have already fed you

11) Damian: *Trying to walk casually through the Batcave with a small army of ducklings waddling and quacking loudly behind him* Bruce:… Damian? Damian: They imprinted on me, I am their mother now.

GOLDFISH DESERVE LOVE AND PROPER TREATMENT LIKE DOGS AND CATS

THEY DO NOT BELONG IN “FISHBOWLS” AKA ANIMAL ABUSE CAGES


THEY ARE NOT DISPOSABLE


THEY DESERVE A LARGE LIVING SPACE OF AT LEAST 30+ GALLONS


THEY DESERVE TO HAVE WATER FILTERS


THEY DESERVE TIME AND ATTENTION


THEY DESERVE CARE


THEY ARE NOT CARNIVAL PRIZES TO BE WON, THEY ARE VALUABLE MEMBERS OF A FISHY FAMILY.

Reblog with more things that goldfish, and other kinds of pets deserve.