This dream was vividly clear, and stayed with me for days.
I walked into my bedroom to find a grey, office type trash can on the floor. it had a clear trash liner in it, and was filled with water and two big, round, bright orange gold fish. One of the fish had his mouth out of the water and was gasping. I added more water and he swam back below the surface, but started to do that slow, sideways float that fish do when they're nearing the end. Suddenly there were large, gnat-like bugs floating on the surface of the water. I scooped them out and they turned into bumble bees, which tried to eat the goldfish. Then my 6 month old puppy appeared, except he looked like a fiercely independent orange tabby cat I used to have. my cat used to eat large flies for fun, which seems relevant since my puppy ended up eating the fish that was dying, and was having the best time ever doing so.
I have my own theories on the meaning of this dream, but I would like to hear yours.
I got lost near the end...my head was spinning.Lol. The best I can do is give meanings for the animals that appeared in your dream:
Goldfish-To see a goldfish in your dream, foretells of wealth and many successful and pleasant adventures.
Gnats-To see insects in your dream, signifies minor obstacles that you must overcome. There are small problems and annoyances that need to be dealt with. Something or someone may be "bugging" or "pestering" you. Alternatively, insects are also said to be symbolic of precision, alertness, and sensitivity. You may need to organize your thoughts and sort out your values. Sometimes they are seen as divine messengers.
Bumblebees-To see a bumblebee in your dream, is symbolic of distress and coming problems
Puppy-To see a puppy in your dream, symbolizes your playfulness and carefree nature. It also represents a blossoming friendship or that your friendships will grow stronger.
It sounds like the dream is indicating some coming changes in your life. The fish dying, the gnats turning to bees indicates that you will lose something you consider valuable, but in the bigger picture, it was just a tool used to take you to the next step of your life. The gnats and bees indicate that the seemingly small change will have a larger than expected impact on your life.
I really wish people would stop quoting websites like Dreamoods and passing them off as their own ideas.
I think your dream might mean that you are concerned that you are not ready or unable to take care of pets on your own. Things you try to do to make things better only get more complicated. (Try to help the fish, starts to die, Try to scoop out the gnats, they turn into bees.)