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You need a filter and a bigger tank.


2.5gal is way too small. You could keep one beta fish (Siamese fighting fish) in 2.5 gal unfiltered but even they do better with some aeration & you need to do partial water changes frequently.


I'm sad someone sold that to you because it's just not going to work.


Here's a good intro to keeping goldfish.



In the right circumstances, they can live for decades.

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None?? I didn't think (and they didn't say we needed one), you needed one for a goldfish? I'm dumb? :tongue_smilie: :tongue_smilie:

Not dumb. Inexperienced.


You could have just changed the water too.


Yes, goldfish need filtration. They are some of the dirtiest fish out there. When I worked at the pet store while in college, we used goldfish to cycle the water systems in new tanks.


The general rule is 1 inch of fish for each gallon of water. Two fish in a 2.5 gallon tank is too much.

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