Lots of air bubbles in aquarium?

I just bought a small 1.7gallon aquarium for my daughter. I've set it up already and will be adding the goldfish in about 24 hours. My concern is that the air filter in the aquarium is creating loads of little bubbles, right in the middle of the aquarium. Will this bother, scare, or stress the fish? Or is it normal to have so many air bubbles?
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Thanks for clarifying for us that you really have absolutely no idea about fishkeeping, NONE what so ever

I don't want to be rude, but PLEASE do your kids goldfish a huge favor and read the following sites very carfully
http://www.epinions.com/content_31856149...
http://www.firsttankguide.net/goldfish.p...

Just with the 3 goldfish you have already on your hand you need a MINIMUM of a 30 gallon tank


EB
Please don't add goldfish to that tiny of an aquarium. They are dirty, and grow to a foot long, so they WILL get sick and die in that thing. It is inappropriate for any fish as far as I am concerned, but at least get a SMALL fish for such a small aquarium, not a big fish! That makes NO sense at all! To answer, air bubbles are good, they usually don't take up the entire tank, but being you got such a small one, the air current will probably make your poor doomed goldfish unsteady and unhappy, they don't like a lot of current. I would reconsider, and maybe think about one single betta for that baby tiny tank. Be nice, don't teach your child animal cruelty!

THANKS FOR CLARIFYING THAT YOU ARE AN ANIMAL ABUSER. I HATE CLUELESS PEOPLE WHO THINK BECAUSE THE FISH CANT SCREAM OUT IN PAIN THAT THEIR STUPID DECISION TO CRAM TWO HUGE FISH BABIES INTO A TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE AQUARIUM IS DEFENDABLE. HOPEFULLY THEIR DEATH WONT BE TOO PAINFUL, BUT THE SOONER THEY GET AWAY FROM YOU THE BETTER. SHAME ON YOU FOR TEACHING CRUELTY TO YOUR SON AND FOR ABUSING ANIMALS. KARMA IS A B*TCH
If it is a fast moving stream of bubles it may scare him alittle but its good to have air bubbles in the tank, the more bubbles the more air the fish can have. I wouldnt suggest getting a fish intill 4 weeks after you have at the tank set up. Gold fish are pretty strong but you must make sure the ammonia levels are normal. To do this go to your local pet store with sample of your water from the tank. Or buy a self testing kit which does come in handy. It usaly takes 4 week for the ammonia to set up to the right levels. but witha 1 gallon it may on take 2 to 3. I hope this has helped. I have Guppies and fish are fun to have so enjoy it. Bye

BONCHARLES be nice man. yeah that is to small but you didnt have to go that far. lol yeah i agree with the lady below get guppys but get males or females dont get one of each lol.
just get 2-3 guppies
1.5 Gallon is tooo small for goldfish they get like 3" big they may be happy now, or seem like it but your son or someone is stunting thier growth. Remember that it is 1 gallon per inch of fish!! I think the bubbles are normal. Good luck. :]
If there is lots of air bubbles in the tank, the fish probably will get use to it after awhile. But if the air bubbles are whirling around generating a strong current, then you need to find a solution to reduce the current as goldfish aren't really that good a swimmer with their odd shape. They can die of exhaustion if they need to fight the current permanently.

I am not going to crucify you about the tank issue :) but with a little tank like what you have, you do have to make more water changes to keep the goldfish decently comfortable. And in due time they would out grow the tank too.

Good Luck and have fun with the kids.

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We'll start with the basics. Goldfish reach about 2 feet at the maximum, in aquariums, they should reach 1 1/2 feet. They are extremely messy and require great filtration. By keeping large fish in tiny tanks, you stunt their growth. This means the fish appears to stop growing, but their organs continue to grow, causing organ failure, and death. If you are lucky, the Goldfish will live 3 years, but the average lifespan of a Goldfish is 15-20 years. That really is animal cruelty. The Goldfish aren't happy, they are dieing, slowly and painfully.

Nosoop4u
The bubbles are a good source of oxygen for the fish. They don't scare or stress our fish, so yours should be fine.
I'm not accusing you of anything but just want to let you know how big these guys get. In Feb we bought 1yellowtail, 3shubunkins, and 1pleco. We put them in a 10 gal. tank big enough right? Then I had to have an Oranda, then my son put in a cory cat. Every one started growing pretty good. So we got a 20 gal. Then I added 5 more cory cats and a guppy who could not live in my sons tropical tank moved in the 20. My son wanted the pleco in his tank so I took his Otto and bought another for my tank. Every one is happy toghether but I keep filters changed constantly because goldfish are great but very dirty fish.
Please do a little research yourself, see how big they''ll get. And keep those filters clean. Don't fret it too bad we all have alot to learn even yet. Enjoy your fish as they will become your babies.
Okay, well, looks like you've been crucified enough. Let me just say that the bubbles are not a problem.

Also, never mind those rude people who yell (aka capitalizing words) when they don't even know you. I don't recall you saying you weren't willing to switch the tank once it gets too small. I'm from a small town and hardly anyone knows anything about fish, and I've been given false information about them by the employees before, so I know how this stuff can happen. Don't sweat it. Some people use this forum to judge and make themselves look good. Also, I've been fooled by aquarium packaging. Listen, you buy a small aquarium, there are pictures on it of 2-3 fish swimming around in it looking happy, so it leads you to believe you can do that

Give it up, people! Try playing nice instead of being idiots.


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