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Looking to rehome my common goldfish - Toronto, ON


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This has been a really tough decision, but I think it's time for me to look for a new home for Khufu, my 5-year-old common goldfish. I got into fishkeeping about a decade ago when I received my first fish, Narmer, as a gift. Narmer was happiest when he had a tankmate; when his first buddy, Djoser, died, I got Khufu to keep him company. Narmer passed away about a year and a half ago and ever since then the joy has gone out of fishkeeping for me. It's never been a very practical hobby, and even less so now that I live in a very small apartment - the 27 gallon tank that Khufu now lives alone in takes up a good portion of my living room, and I don't really have the space to spare. It's also noisy - something that didn't bother me when I lived in a larger space, but which really does now. My partner used to record music; since we moved here, though, he hasn't been able to since the background noise made by the tank is impossible to avoid. 

I feel incredibly guilty about this - I really care about Khufu, and I know he is my responsibility - but I believe it's for the best. Khufu will be happier and healthier if he has other fish around him, and I'm just not willing to start that cycle again. There has to be someone in Toronto who would be willing to take him. He isn't a particularly interesting-looking fish - he is a common goldfish, after all - but he has a lovely tail, and his excitement when he sees people (or, let's be honest, food) is adorable. He's never had any kind of health issues, and he gets along with other fish (from what I've seen). I'd also be happy to give away his tank and accessories - the tank is a 27 gallon cube, which could fit at least one other fish, and I've got a pump, filter, gravel, and lots of plants (including one brand new that I hadn't got around to putting in the tank yet). I'm only interested in giving him up to a home that will take proper care of him, obviously. Preferably an experienced fishkeeper.

Please let me know if you're interested. I can also send pictures - I think I may even have some video. 

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