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Hi! :) You can ask for Benny at buygoldfishonline.com. Tell him the specific colors and physical characteristics you want in that fish and he’ll help you out. When the fish come in, they will fall short of the healthy and shiny fish you see in my pictures. It usually takes a couple months of premium care to get them that way, but he generally carries a lot of fish with very good potential. Be sure to use praziquantel (*edit: & salt!) as part of your qt measures if you do purchase from there.
I will not go too heavily into vegan ethics on this blog, because people become violently defensive as soon as you bring it up but I will touch on this a bit.
Generally, vegans are aware of things that cause animal suffering, and avoid those things when possible. Since outdoor cats kill millions of wildlife every year and are killed themselves by cars I’d think that a vegan would be aware of that and keep their cat indoors.
And to address the vegan ethics part, ask yourself. Can you truly say you love animals but eat dead ones? Bonus question: Would you eat dog? If not, why not? Really break down what eating meat is in your head, where it comes from, it’s impact on livestock/the environment/your health. If I may recommend some things, Food INC is a really good documentary. It’s not even pro-vegan. It’s just revealing about the meat industry.
I can truly say I love animals even if I eat meat. I adore them, they are my lifes work to care for them to the best of my ability. I will have to check out this documentary for a better refrence to what you are saying, yet another thing. If it came down to it and I had to eat a dog, yes I would. Prolly not though in the long run. Simply because I guess its been pounded into our heads not to. But from my understanding, the human body was made so we could eat both kinds of food correct? If there is a healthy balance to both then we should be fine and healthy. As for the impact on the enviroment and such I havent read to much on that and will have to educate my self better on that. Something that isnt out rightly biased.
Ah, but you see, you hesitate to enthusiastically eat dog as you would cow. Why is a cow different from a dog? Why eat one, but not the other?
And, certainly we can digest human meat as well. Why not eat human if we can digest it?
Anyway, here are some sources if you ever feel like looking into them. :)
You make a great point! And I’ve learned a lot from your posts but there’s just one thing I can’t let get past me: “Red meat directly linked with heart disease and diabetes.” There is not a single legitimate study out there that will prove that the saturated fat in meat (or anything else) causes cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Add carbohydrates into the equation, though, you will find a whole ‘nother story. I guess that’s why the title says “directly linked” and not “directly causes.” That article itself is very misleading. It’s by the AHA though so I’m not surprised at all. Fat Head is an interesting documentary if you’re interested in researching this further :)
Also, I personally know people who come from countries where dog is eaten in poor areas. It’s only so because no one can afford to eat “tastier” meats and it is simply unavailable. Dog flesh is stinky and unappetizing while other meats are appealing to humans. When it comes down to primal instincts, fatty and sweet meat from naturally grass/grain fed animals will always be more appetizing (with ethics put aside, of course).
- In addition to goldfish, I also have 3 dogs and a hamster
- I’m a speed monster but I drive a camry
- I like the feeling of being strong so I’ve trained in tae kwon do for 2 and a half years and boxed for 1 and a half years. I don’t mean to brag, but my form is pretty amazing ;)
- I eat a high fat and minimal carb diet and no, I will not have a heart attack.
- I sometimes take personal day offs from life to have Harry Potter marathons by myself and eat all day.
My sister is going to the Academy of Arts in San Francisco next year and we need to get her a new laptop. She’s going into illustration so she’ll need something that can support all her programs (photoshop, etc.). Anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you for all the input, everyone! I spent the whole day fighting for a good deal on a brand spanking new macbook and finally got it for her!
In a properly stocked tank, you would need to do a 50% water change every week.
With 2 fancies and 2 snails, the bioload is considered enormous for a 4 gallon tank so you’ll need to do water changes daily. I would change at least 50% of the water everyday.
That will work for a while but it won’t be practical for six whole months.
Fancy goldfish can grow a whole lot in six months. My orandas weighed around 7 grams when I first got them. They gained at least 40 grams in six months (that’s over 5x their original weight!). When goldfish are confined in a small space, though, they won’t be able to grow to their full potential in that time.
What I recommend you do is purchase a 20 gallon food-safe storage bin, like the ones from Sterilite. You can find these at Target/Walmart/Home Depot/any chain general store. They’re generally inexpensive and will make a way better temporary home than a 4 gallon tank.
You should also grab a test kit to check the water parameters; I find having one is essential to fish keeping. This will let you know how their water is and when it needs to be changed, etc. I recommend the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. It has everything you need, will usually last over a year, and you can get a good price on it at amazon.com.
It’s so refreshing when people care so much about their fish and are willing to do whatever to keep them healthy :) Kudos.