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    Goldfish Anyone?

    Does anyone know where to buy a goldfish in Hong Kong. Santa has promised one :0)

    Merry Christmas!

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    there are a lot of fish shops in mongkok, but there is also one in wanchai. you can get the entire kit at these places.

    beware, though, that ours never lasted longer than a few weeks!

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    There is a fish shop in Kennedy Town as well, on Catchick Street where I got the goldfish from. Returned it after 1 week as my daughter was not interested in it, perhaps she was too little at the time. Also it pooped too much and the tank kept getting murky, not a pretty sight :)

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    Thanks for that ladies. Let's hope it last a bit longer than two weeks though.

    Hope you have a lovely festive season.
    xxx

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    in case the two week expiry date is accurate and little one asks where fishie is before you can get a replacement:

    1) fishie has gone swimming for the day with some other fishes is a good line that isn't quite a lie

    2) don't buy an unusual looking fish. generic is good.

    HAVE FUN.

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    we were buying fish every two weeks like clockwork until my husband decided we were insane...then he got a turtle. that lived for about 4-5 months (until it got cold... didn't occur to me that the cold would kill it)...

    from now on, we're sticking with dogs & rabbits!(kids and i would also LOVE to get a cat, but with the number of dogs we have, it is just inviting more chaos into our already chaotic home).

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    we have a tank at home which seems to last forever ( relative to the 2 weeks every one seems to be talking about here). I think if you buy the traditional goldfish with the swishy tail those are more delicate and die easily. We just went and bought a type of guppy-like fish which has florescent blue and red colours, they are sold in a bunch of ten/twenty and when put together in a 13" tank, it makes for an impressiev display.

    What makes for longevity in the tank is the proper equipment ( filter, air pump,drops for warding off algae etc) and proper maintennance. Do pay attention to the fish food you givem try and avoid the ones from China , cheap as they may be. Those tend to cause pollution of the tank water. In general , those from taiwan are better quality.

    Good luck and I hope you enjoy them for a long time !

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    if you haven't already got one...there is this fish shop in wanchai market ...opposite Hopewell Center, two blocks down from Pacific Coffee on the corner...

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