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What to do with fish gone for 2 months

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    What to do with fish gone for 2 months

    Alright so I bought a little 14 cent goldfish a few months ago and he's still alive. He's doing real good but the thing im going on a 2 month trip and there wont be anyone to take care of him. Ive thought asking a friend but Im kinda new in my neighborhood and I dont trust anyone here yet so I'd prefer not for anybody to come in while I'm gone. One of my friends actually keeps his giant goldfish in a plastic basket in a creek right below his house so I was thinking of doing the same. I would put him in a plastic basket with a lid and hide him in the vegetation and all. The only problem is that I don't know what he would eat. Maybe I could put in a vacation feeder block or two? What do you guys think?

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    If you don't trust anyone to go into your home (and I don't blame you), I'd just see about having a neighbor take the goldfish in the tank into their own home and care for it. I'd feel better about doing that, even if I had to pay someone a small fee to care for it. Perhaps a young person who has fish already, with the approval of their parents can care for it in his home. I wouldn't feel good about leaving a small fish like that outdoors and unattended for two months.

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    Well I can not see anything wrong with a friend watching it . I think it would be safer there than in the creek! They do have vacation feeders. You can buy a small fish tank with the air filtration and all too. It would be good. And it ain't expensive.

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    It doesn't matter what the fish cost the point is it's a living breathing fish and will not survive in a bucket in a creek! This is NOT a good idea and I can't believe you would even consider it. You need to either find someone trustworthy to keep your fish in the tank he's currently living in because if you have a proper tank that means the tank has a light, filter, etc Otherwise maybe you should take your fish back to the pet store and let them keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esme View Post
    It doesn't matter what the fish cost the point is it's a living breathing fish and will not survive in a bucket in a creek! This is NOT a good idea and I can't believe you would even consider it. You need to either find someone trustworthy to keep your fish in the tank he's currently living in because if you have a proper tank that means the tank has a light, filter, etc Otherwise maybe you should take your fish back to the pet store and let them keep it.
    I was not thinking my fish was any less important or animal because he was cheap. I was just pointing out that he was one of those neglected little fishes in the feeder tank at the pet store and I dont want him to go back there. And I think the 40 gallon I have him in is a PROPER tank at this time.

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    Would the creek be dangerous because of predators or starvation? Either way I'm asking a neighbor to keep him for the time I'm gone.

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    Glad you're asking a neighbor to keep him while you're gone, sounds like the best and safest option for the little guy.

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    Vacation feeder things and or those automatic timer feeders.

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