A swimmingly good start to the new school year and WIN a Tetra Minions Themed Aquarium!

Hands up who went to watch Despicable Me 3 in the summer hols? We did and we absolutely LOVED it! We were invited along for a very special screening of the film to celebrate the launch of Tetra’s limited edition 30L Minions themed aquarium. I’ve seen it in person and confirm it’s fantastic and the perfect way to welcome young children into the exciting world of fishkeeping. They are bound to be excited at the prospect of looking after their new friends in a Minions themed tank!

Luckily for us, Rose starting school in reception this year has been pretty plain-sailing so far. We’ve not had many tears and everything appears to be going swimmingly. However, I appreciate that is not the case for all children. Something I understand only too well when I look back to when Rose attended pre-school last year. She cried and cried for weeks and I felt like her sadness was never going to end.

Did you know that having a pet can encourage children to build transferable skills and further boost their performance in school?

Research from Tetra leaders in aquatics has found that children with a pet fish meet or exceed teacher’s expectations by almost 10% versus children without any pets while also encouraging kids to be more confident and friendly. What’s more, over half of parents whose children have fish believe they have a calming effect on their child in addition to teaching them responsibility, developing their social skills and encouraging cognitive development.

Cool, right?

With this in mind, it’s no surprise that fish are now the most popular pet in the UK, with around 33 million fish making up some of the 54 million pet owning households across the country. Brits are most likely to take up the hobby as they believe aquariums look good in the home, require little maintenance and create a relaxing environment with the average age that children are given the responsibility of a pet being 7.5 years old. Perfect for supporting their development in primary school as they work towards their SATS.

For those who are looking to introduce an aquarium to the home, Tetra has a range of fun character themed aquariums children will love while offering a complete starter kit to help welcome families into the fascinating world of fish keeping with ease.

Tetra has very kindly offered one reader the chance to win a 30L Limited Edition Minions Themed Aquarium. RRP £64.99!

The Tetra Minions aquarium comes with fun decorative items including ten amusing stickers children can add to the glass, a double-sided Minions background poster and a mini Dave figure which can be attached anywhere on the outside of the aquarium.

With a user-friendly beginner brochure, those new to the hobby are able to ensure their aquarium set up goes swimmingly, whilst top tips educate children about their new pets. The brochure also includes a checklist to allow little ones to keep track of everything that is going on with their fish such as feeding times as well as offering more detailed information for parents or adults supporting the set-up.

The 30L Tetra Minions aquarium is ideal for keeping Goldfish and comes as a complete set for a simple introduction to the hobby. The pack includes the Tetra EasyCrystal Filter for crystal clear waters, a high-quality LED light for healthy plant growth, TetraMin Goldfish sachet to give fish the nutrition they need from the start, and a sachet of Tetra’s leading water conditioner AquaSafe. So, all you’ll have to worry about is choosing your fish and what to name them!

I’m really excited to offer you this prize today all you need to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. And if you’re not the lucky winner but your children have their hearts set on becoming mini fish keepers don’t forget that this tank is limited edition and will sell out quickly! For more information please visit Tetra online. 

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  • This giveaway is open to UK entries only.
  • Entrants must enter using the rafflecopter embedded within this blog post.
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  • Fiona

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Does goldfish from the fair as a kid count?!! Things have moved on a lot since then!!

  • Tracy Nixon

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Yes, we have always kept fish – I had goldfish when I was little and we had a tropical fish aquarium and goldfish pond in our garden too (my parents still have both). My children have goldfish now x

  • Fiona King

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Not at home but I was once in charge of looking after the aquarium at school

  • mark cameron

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    yeah, i have a 300l tank and a couple breeding tanks. this would be great to get my little ones involved.

  • Janie-Fleur Matcham

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    yes my little boy is autistic so fish are a wonderful thing for him to focus on when he is upset they clam him down and make him feel safe.

  • Rebecca Brown

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Yes I’ve kept tropical and cold water fish, but I don’t have any at the moment

  • Ruth Bugg

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    My 7yr son wants fish and got a aquarium for his birthday in august, he had his heart set on 2 fantail goldfish he had seen but we have just found out his starter aquarium is too small, he’s rather upset. This aquarium sounds amazing and would be suitable for the fish he wants

  • rebecca h

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Yes we had gold fish with massive tails while we were at uni! we loved them so much I miss watching them

  • Zoe Comley

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    Yes, we have always kept fish, at the moment we have a pond, not any indoors

  • lorraine kirk

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    We had a pet goldfish called Tommy and he lived to be about 20 years old. My neighbours had coy carp in their pond, they lived to be about 2 weeks old as our cats took a liking to them and kept posting ‘presents’ on our doorstep. Oops!

  • Jane H Shaw

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    A long time ago, my friends son is fascinated by fish and would love this for his goldfish thanks

  • Jo Carroll

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    I used to keep Guppies before my little fella was born but felt I wouldn’t have the time to look after them properly when he was small. Have been thinking it’s time to start a new tank now he’ll be interested too? x

  • Jo richards

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    My Mum had fish many many years ago and still does now, in fact she has 3 tanks with them in

  • Tracey Peach

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    I’ve never kept fish before but It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. The Terta fish tanks seem easy to set up & maintain too

  • Lani Nash

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    I used to keep tropical and marine fish but we had to give them up when we moved because the journey was too far and it was too difficult to move them

  • Caroline H

    Written on 12th September 2017

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    I haven’t owned fish for a long time but it’s something I’ve been thinking of getting back into and start small.

  • emma walters

    Written on 13th September 2017

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    i did before children, the first house i moved into had a big fish tank in the bathroom!!

  • Daniel Coles

    Written on 13th September 2017

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    I have and was quite upset when i had to get rid of them when we moved house as my my tank was too big to take with us.

  • Melissa Richardson

    Written on 13th September 2017

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    I used to have a tropical tank but I think my daughter who is only 14 months would be fascinated with a little fish!

  • Jess Howliston

    Written on 13th September 2017

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    I had fish when I was a kid and loved them! It was so calming to watch them swimming around. I would love the chance to now get my 2 little ones some fish of their own! x

  • Kelly White

    Written on 13th September 2017

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    I kept goldfish for years, one of whom was named Robbie and he lived for over 10 years!

  • melanie stirling

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    Yes,we’ve had goldfish and we used to have fish in a pond too.

  • steven young

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    Only Goldfish when I was younger.
    Would love this for my daughters as a good introduction to looking after pets

  • Tracy Newton

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    We have both spotted and black and white striped Danios. Named after Newcastle United football players. My son went mad for them and promised he would feed them twice a day. My husband promised to clean them out. Three guesses who looks after them.

  • Sarah Lee

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    We used to keep some a few years ago – i would like to have some again, I think the kids would like it

  • Denise Molyneux

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    A few years since I had a small fish tank, would love this for my grandaughter

  • Inga Andersen

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    We used to have a huge fish tank but it became too much to look after :)

  • Kaye steeper

    Written on 14th September 2017

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    2 very smelly tanks at the moment they’ve gone on holiday and left granny to look after them

  • Lorna Roberts

    Written on 15th September 2017

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    I had a couple of goldfish many years ago. I’d give the tank to my niece who has about 5 little fish at present.

  • paula cheadle

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    I had goldfish when my kids were growing up, not had any for a few years now, would love to get some again

  • claire glace

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    Oh my gosh, many many years ago i had a goldfish, and cried my eyes out when it died !

  • sharon catterall

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    we had fish when my children were younger and they loved them,id love to get some again for my grandchildren,i think they are a good first pet for children .

  • Eva Trelfa

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    Ive kept fish for 20 years, id love this fab tank to get my children interested!

  • James McLaughlin

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    I’ve always kept fish since I was young, cold water, Tropical and even Marine. Would love to get my daughter into fish keeping to.

  • Gemma Gautier

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    I used to have a tank of little catfish a few years ago. It would be nice to start keeping fish again!

  • Elaine

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    Yes, I love my pet fish & my pet dog…unfortunately one of the fish jumped out of the tank and was promptly ‘collected’ by the dog. I have never left a fish tank uncovered since!!!

  • Gillian Hutchison

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    Goldfish – when we went to the fun fair you used to get a goldfish in a plastic bag as a prize

  • katrina walsh

    Written on 16th September 2017

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    yes we’ve always kept them – we find them really relaxing to look at

  • Samantha Swain

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    We have a small fish tank but the fish have had babies. We can’t keep them all in one tank but the kids won’t hear of us giving them away. A Minions fish tank in our playroom would be the ideal solution!

  • DEBBIE DAVIES

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes, i have done that ‘take a goldfish home in a plastic bag’ trip a few times at the local fair! xx

  • MichelleD

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes, we have two little fish but our tank is in need of an upgrade now they’re starting to get bigger!

  • Caroline Blaza

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    I did used to have a lovely fish tank and recently I have been thinking of getting another one. This would be fab x

  • barbara clarke

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    I have a tank of tropical fish but my son has been asking me for ages if he can have his own tank

  • Stephanie Coals

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes, as a child I had tropical fish and I remember having a gorgeous blue siamese fighter!

  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes I have had goldfish and used to have a pond when I was younger.

  • Cheryl Perry

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes I used to have a goldfish called Jaws and let him have a longer swim in the bath when I cleaned his tank out – he lived for years

  • Sam Gregory

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes I once had a fish called Ocean, years ago, would love to give this tank to my boys and then buy them a fish to look after.

  • SHaron jones

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    We’ve always had goldfish when we were younger we had two called George and Mildred they lived for years

  • marie miles

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    yes several times in my life time as a kid i had tropical fish bright yellow and electric blues and when i got my own place i kept koi carp in the pond in the garden for a while but people kept stealing them of a night. they were very big so would be worth a bit of money to someone who knew the right person and ive had several gold fish and now my 2 year old grand daughter has a gold fish called laalaa (teletubbies) this would be fab to win thanks for the chance.

  • MANDY DOHERTY

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    My grandson keeps fish and would love it if I won him this aquarium

  • Kevin Johnson

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    When I was about 6 I had one that I won at the fair. I think he lasted about 3 days.

  • Patricia Avery

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    We kept them when our children were young. For them initially but it was the adults who enjoyed them the most. so relaxing :)

  • Anthony Worth

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Have kept fish since I can remember, would be great to have a tank for the boy too!

  • gemma hendry

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    yes before i moved from scotland to england i had goldfish and tropical fish

  • Kay Broomfield

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    I had goldfish as a child and I’d love to keep fish again so my children can enjoy taking care of them too.

  • Adrian Knox

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    Yes, until my daughter fell into the tank and it broke, but she is ok

  • jamie Millard

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    we had a lot of tropical fish growing up (after the goldfish when very young).. Would love to get back into it to inspire the little ones.

  • andrea tinkler

    Written on 17th September 2017

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    We had a one eyed goldfish for about 7 years. he was lovely and had a good size tank xx

  • Astrid C

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    we had fish and cats when i was a child, the cats use to go to to the tank o drink the water and never bother about the fish!!!

  • Emma Hussain

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Growing up we had tropical fish, as an adult we only have pond fish at the moment.
    My youngest three would love the minion tank.:

  • Shannon Williams

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    My son would adore a minions tank he loves the aquarium helps to relive some stress :)

  • Mrs Carla Carthy

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    i had goldfish when i was younger would love to win this for my daughter :)

  • Stevie

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes. We kept fish up until very recently. My 5 year old niece was upset when big fish died.

  • Catherine Barton

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Many moons ago I won a goldfish at the fair, but unfortunately when my mum was cleaning “Shelley” she went down the plughole! Would love to keep fish now though

  • Hayley Todd

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    When I was a teenager living at home I had a tropical fish tank, filled with beautiful fishies!

  • Simon Keeping

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes we have kept fish before. When we moved to a smaller house we didn’t have enough room for our rather large Aquarium though unfortunately.

  • Andrea E

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    yes but long ago, Megan and Roy 2 goldfishes, now my son is asking for a little fish :))

  • Paula Turner

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    I always had fish when I lived at home my Dad had 4 tropical very large tanks, all different types of fish. I keep meaning to get a tank for my little boy so this would be great.

  • samantha buntain

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes we loved our fish unfortunately they died and we haven’t had fish for over a year but my son is wanting fish now x

  • Amanda Jayne Davis

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    yes we have 3 at the moment which 1 is about 11 years old and the other 2 are about 9 years old so thier tank is due an update and I think this would be absolutely perfect

  • Clare Tate

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    both me and my partner had fish growing up, would love to get some for our children

  • Kate Davies

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes I had a goldfish called Finley when I was little and more recently an oscar.

  • ellie spider

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    we used to have a tropical fish tank – i remember putting my goldfish in there and it growing massive lol

  • Rhiannon Hodge

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes, the little one is facinated by the fish especially the big ones when we visit the aquarium

  • Caroline Smith

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    No but my girls have asked if we could and this seems a great starter tank!

  • Tricia cowell

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    We currently have two goldfish. I would love to win for my Grandson who would be thrilled

  • Annalise O'Neill

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes quite a few years ago but I’m about to move house and would love to keep some again :o)

  • Lorna Ledger

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    We have’nt – I love the idea of this easy, fun, yet good for the fish set up – really family and pet friendly

  • Charlotte

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    we currently have 3 fish tanks! we have one huge one with an oscar, and two others with balloon mollies which i love! they keep having babies so we have lots!

  • Emma Louise Elliott

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes as a child I had a fish tank in my bedroom and we had a pond xxx

  • Simone Griffin

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    I had goldfish when I was younger and my son would love fish as a pet x

  • Shelley Steggles

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    We had a Tropical Tank with Plecos and Clown Fish – we called our Clown Fish Sammy and Nemo, and the Pleco was called Fishcake!!

  • Hayley Colburn

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    we used to keep guppies when I was younger, I remember them constantly breeding, think we started off with about 5 guppies and 2 goldfish and ended up with a huge tank full

  • Laura Findlay

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes I’ve kept fish before. I miss having fish, there so peaceful and relaxing to watch x

  • Jeanette Leighton

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes 5 , a goldfish 2 fancys , a ghost cart, and a black one with goggly eyes

  • linda curtis

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    my grandson has two goldfish , he asked for them for his birthday last year
    he is a massive minnions fan and would adore this tank ,
    he really does love his fish

  • Rachael O'Brien

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    I hadn’t a gold fish as a kid . I now have had fish for years . CUtrently have two tanks , malawis and a community tank . My daughter suffers with anxiety and hair pulling and didn’t consider getting her a fish until I saw this ! She would love it in he really room ! Fab idea and grateful for a chance x

  • Holly Neale

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    A long time ago I had some fish! My 2 boys would love to have some fish as pets!

  • steph lovatt

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes we always have fish, currently have a cold water tank and tropical tank

  • BECCI CLEARY

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    We had Tropical Fish years ago and I remember marvelling at how big the Angelfish had got – we got home later that day and half the fish in the tank were floating on the top – have no idea what happened?! The rest lived!!

  • Louise Clarke

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    When i was little i won a goldfish at the local fair. My mum and Dad said there was no need to buy a tank as he would not last long. 4 years later, the goldfish was still in a fruit bowl, on top of the sideboard

  • Joy Walker

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    My son Jack loves goldfish and has kept them before but doesn’t have any at the minute. He is also minion mad

  • Marina Parry Owen

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    Yes. We’ve had a few over the years. We’ve got two at the moment. – Bale and Ronaldo. My football mad kids always name them after their favourite footballers.

  • Carol Cliffe

    Written on 18th September 2017

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    I’ve never had fish with the children, but I did have some before they were born. I didn’t manage to keep them for long unfortunately! Maybe I’d be better now I’ve kept kids alive for 10 years!!

  • Chris Fletcher

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    We had a goldfish we won at a fair, years ago! Didn’t think it would last that long, but we had it for years!

  • sarah burton

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    We have fish at the moment. The kids mainly ignore them but I’m hoping if we win the Minions tank it might renew their interest in them!

  • Nicola John

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    Yes we used to have some Rosie barbs as they move quickly and you can get them in a pink colour and my little boy was out voted by his two sisters

  • david cavender

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    i haven’t but my sister used to when her children were young and i use to get asked to babysit them sometimes when they were away on holiday.

  • Stacie

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    We used to have a fish tank with goldfish when i was little, we still do have fish now but there just pond fish northing to amazing.

  • Jacki Mactaggart

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    We loved having fish when the kids were little-they learn so much and great fun to watch. If I won I would love to give the tank to my niece Eva-she is ready to enjoy ‘fish keeping’ hobby :-))

  • Alison Johnson

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    I did when I was a child, just goldfish, but have wanted a fish tank for quite a while now.

  • LOUISE HEATON

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    I have kept both cold water and tropical fish before-When I had my 3 foot tropical tank I had silver dollars in there, my favourite fish.

  • Judi

    Written on 19th September 2017

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    I used to have a 6ft tropical tank with an array of fish. Had to give it up in the end but would love to have some again. One of the kids has a couple of goldfish in a very small tank currently and would love something a bit bigger.

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