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.)

A Fish Fic for (not) Friday

It wasn’t until I went to write that title that I realized I should’ve saved this fic back till tomorrow, but it’s already posted and I am not a patient woman anyway. Oh well! Here is a short West Wing standalone fic about my favorite mystery: what benign force is in charge of Gail’s fishbowl? Personally I still believe it’s magic, but this is a somewhat more mundane explanation. Hope you enjoy! 

“So what’s going on in here?”

Carol jumped at the sudden voice from behind her, water slopping over her fingers as she tightened her grip on the glass bowl. She turned to glare at the interloper, now leaning in the doorway as though he had not a care in the world. “You’re not supposed to be back here, Danny,” she accused. “Margaret’s going to eat you for breakfast.”

“Hey, ease back there, Galatea,” Danny implored, raising his empty hands. “I’ve got a note from the boss, I swear. We’re meeting for lunch.”

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if any of you guys have pets named after rvb characters please let me know i’m curious? 

for example, this is my betta fish epsilon!


Goldfish | Carassius auratus var.

Goldfish fact: A group of goldfish is called a troubling. 



Some Good Pet Youtubers

A long list of pet tubers I enjoy watching and I figure some of you might like as well. I’m not super familiar with all of them, so I can’t say they’re all unproblematic. Enjoy ~

Reptiles -

AfroHerpkeeper (herping + reptile husbandry)

GoHerping (herping + reptile ethics and care)

Kamp Kenan (lots of big tortoises and big lizards)

The Turtle Room (turtle conservation)

The Ernster Sanctuary

Jensen’s Reptiles

Fish -

Inflatable Sea Lion (bettas)

Blazing Bettas (bettas)

Miss Saltwater (reef tanks)

The Pond Digger (koi)

Solid Gold Aquatics (goldfish)

Wayne’s Fish World (fish tips)

King of DIY (aquarium builds and tips)

Dustin’s Fish Tanks (planted tanks)

Mammals -

Hopping Hammy (hamsters)

Ginger Kitties Four (cats)

Kitten Lady (cats)

Miscellaneous Animal Channels -

Taylor Nicole Dean

Happy Tails

Animal Ark TV

Creative Pet Keeping


Steff J

Feel free to add more! 😊

anonymous asked:

Do you know any tv shows about aquariums? As much as I hate them, i love watching people put together beautiful tanks and pick out fish, etc.

As far as like… shows on actual TV i don’t know too many.

All i can think of is Tanked and Fish Tank Kings (not 100% sure if this one is still running tho)

Lots of people on youtube do fish videos tho! here are some of my favorites! (** is on my super favorites!)

Solid Gold Aquatics ** mostly fancy goldfish with a few others. she has very nice ponds set up (intex pools i think). her goldfish are gorgeous omg

Dustin’s Fishtanks usually planted tanks! some setup videos too. he talks a lot about plants!

The king of DIY ** shows you how to build tanks from scratch and do lots of cool DIY projects to save money! he has large fish like stingrays and arowanas 

Aquarium Co-op runs a fish store and does lots of cool unboxing videos! I always see lots of cool varieties of fancy guppies and plecos!

Rachel O’Leary ** amazing lady! Lots of planted tanks and nano tropical fish! love her weekly “species spotlight” videos where she talks about one species of fish and how to keep them! 

Creative Pet Keeping mostly does fish. sometimes other animals. she’s currently raising some baby bettas she’s bred!

pecktec does lots of nice review videos on aquarium products!

KGTropicals  does mostly african cichlids. he often does a livestream where you can ask questions about things which is nice! 

ThePondDigger does videos on building koi ponds!

there are definitely others but these are the ones i can think of off the top of my head! hope this helped! I wish there were more actual aquarium TV shows!!

(feel free to add more if you know of any good ones. I would love to expand my list!!)