small cold water fish..
My 4 year old daughter was given a very small feeder fish at Sunday school. Of course, we went out and bought a large (1 gallon) fishbowl for it and, of course again, it promptly died. So, I had to go get her a new fish... of course ;-)
I bought her some colorful gravel, a fake plant and two small orangas. They were dead within a week. I took a water sample in to be tested and Petsmart said the water was perfect (I had used a conditioner in the water). They did say that a 1 gallon bowl would be better for smaller fish like two small guppies. Which I, of course, bought.
One guppy died within two days - the other took a week.
Any ideas of why the fish are dying off and what might be an easier/hardier type to keep? I don't let her feed them, I do it so I'm sure its not that. The water seems ok, its not in direct sun so not too hot - there's no shells in the bowl and I did NOT clean it with soap. I'm out of ideas. I've had larger tanks with tropical fish and never had this problem
thanks in advance for any input