Retailers and Wholesalers of Aquatic Goods and Fish
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PU
Telephone (01452) 862791 - Fax (01452) 864302
"It's only a goldfish" is a phrase we hear too often. Perhaps
because they live in "cold water"; and because they are thought
of as a fish that will happily live in a bowl. In fact goldfish
and other coldwater fish are as specific in their needs as tropical
fish are. True, it is generally not necessary to heat their water, but
a filter is as important for coldwater fish as for a tropicals. Although
a few people do manage to keep goldfish alive for a reasonable period
of time in an unfiltered bowl, the great majority who attempt this meet
with failure and disappointment. For this reason we are supporting the
"Practical Fishkeeping Magazine" "Save our Goldfish"
campaign. For those people determined to keep a small tank or bowl of
fish, there are other fish far better suited to this confined environment.
In particular we recommend "White Cloud Mountain Minnows"
for this situation. These small, attractively coloured fish originate
from China, they are ideally suited to an unheated indoor aquarium,
but will not survive outdoors in the UK.
Our support for Practical Fishkeeping Magazine's "Save Our Goldfish Campaign" means that we won't sell goldfish for unfiltered tanks, or for tanks of less than 5 gallons (22 litres) capacity. However, if you have your heart set on a goldfish in a bowl, all is not lost. The BiOrb range of aquariums range from 15 litres (which we consider too small for goldfish) up to a substantial 105 litres. At 30 litres (6.5 gallons) the original Biorb is supplied complete with light, air-pump and integral filter. Although in excess of the minimum size recommended, and ideal for one or possibly two small goldfish, as the fish grow, larger accomodation will be required. The BiOrb sells for £109.99 including VAT.
Biorb60 Twice the capacity of the original Biorb just £169.99 complete with light & filter.
As well as the BiOrb we offer a wide range of other aquariums, see our equipment page for more details.
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