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Can a plastic fish tank kill goldfish?Ive had my goldfish for not even a week and...

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johnydan | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:19 AM via web

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Can a plastic fish tank kill goldfish?

Ive had my goldfish for not even a week and they've all died, idk why, i have everything they need a filter, clean water, a heater, plants. im really confused why they died, is it because they live in a plastic tank?

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motifmonkey | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:56 AM (Answer #1)

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If the tank is clean, then the non-toxic plastic shouldn't have any effect on the fish. Plastic fishtanks are often used for people starting out with fish such as goldfish, not really suitable for tropical as a majour downside to plastic fish tanks are they dont retain alot of heat, and are often quite small so many of the fish may feel isolated.

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waimoe | Student | eNoter

Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:59 PM (Answer #2)

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Plastic tanks do not really kill goldfishes! Perhaps it is the place where you put the fish tank? Did you put it in a place where there is a lot of sunlight? Having too much sunlight could result it warmer water.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM (Answer #3)

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Yes, perhaps there is another cause of death.
 Try to discover it yourself... *_*

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 3, 2012 at 6:01 AM (Answer #4)

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From what knowledge i have i don't think they will die just because of the plastic tank, they might be something else you are doing that has caused the death.

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM (Answer #5)

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hope that helped!!! :D

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