We moved this past summer and inherited a small pond and a goldfish. Now that winter is getting closer, I need to bring the fish inside as the pond is too shallow for it to spend the winter.
Given the size of the fish, I feel like I would need at least a 30 gallon tank. Plus I think there are a few more fish in the pond (not sure the breed). I was looking at options for new or used tanks and they are quite pricey.
I think the previous owners overwintered the fish in a Rubbermaid tote, and I think I will do the same.
I am concerned with the leaching from the plastic, but given that the pond has a liner, I feel like it might be similar.
Are there any other concerns with using plastic totes as a fish tank? Any people with experience?
I also had a seasonal pond with koi and goldfish that I had to bring indoors. What worked extremely well was a kiddie pool. Great value for the volume and they're meant virtually purpose built. I did have the odd fish jump out so I covered it with net. It afforded a nice view too.
I recall the rule of thumb for goldfish is 1 gallon per inch of fish.
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