Fish bowls are foes and here's why!
This video explains exactly why fish bowls make a bad home for a goldfish. Remember, fish bowls are FOES because...
F - filtration
In a bowl there is no room for filtration, and goldfish require powerful filtration.
O - oxygen
The round shape of bowls means that they have very little surface area compared to their volume. This causes a lack of oxygen, and goldfish require a lot of oxygen in the water.
E - ethics
Would you keep a dog in a room the size of a small bathroom its entire life? No? Then why keep a goldfish in a tiny bowl where it is unable to do any of its natural behaviors?
S - space
Goldfish are not small fish! They may start out small, but they grow very big very fast! Such a big fish requires a lot of space.
If this video prevents even just one person from keeping their pet goldfish in a bowl, I will be happy. Please feel free to share this video anywhere you like to help me promote good goldfish-keeping practices!
The bowl used in this video is a standard 1 gallon fish bowl. My goldfish make it look tiny!