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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Goldfish or Betta?

I'm thinking of saving my money for a 10-15g tank. I have 7 bettas, love them, and always want more but I have also been fascinated with goldfish, like the faintail etc. I know they can be kept in a 10-15g, but I'm not sure.

So here's the thing:

I get a 10g tank, divide it four ways, and get four more betta babies q:

I get a 10g tank and put one goldfish in it.

What's your personal opinion? That's all I'm asking lol.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 12:34 AM
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My personal opinion would be only splitting that 10g into 3 :P You may have 2.5g per betta when split into four, but you gotta take into account the space they will have in their space (side to side in inches).

And also, they can reach over 6" long, incase you didnt know!

http://www.petgoldfish.net/fantail-goldfish.html


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Oh true Pitluvs, I guess I'd do 3 not 4!
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But i still vote for 3 new Bettas!! :D


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Being that I have a huge tank of Goldies I would say betta's so maybe in your shoes if you have always wanted to try a goldfish go for it. :)
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i have always kept goldfish. Now i have a 180 litre goldfish tank and 3, 25 litre betta tanks. They are completely different in the way they behave. I love my ranchus and lionhead goldfish.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 10:35 AM
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goldfish don't do good in anything smaller than a 20 gallon. and, that's just for one goldfish, and only a fancy will do in that small tank! then, goldfish are social fish, so you'd need another for them to be happiest, and that's 10 gallons for every extra goldfish, so for two, you'd need a 30 gallon.
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Unless you plan on upgrading in the long run, 10 gallons, even 20 gallons is not going to be anywhere close to enough for a goldfish. Long term for 2 or 3 goldfish (depending on species) you are going to need somewhere between 55 and 80 gallons, or end up doing crazy amounts of water changes to keep up with some of the dirtiest fish in the fishkeeping hobby. They are tons of fun, but they require a ton of space. Def go with more bettas instead.
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I agree with everyone else Goldfish are great take a look at RainGarden.com its the goldfish equivalent of aquabid but they are dirty DIRTY fish and my oranda's both grew to big they died of heart failure because there hearts couldnt support there body mass I had one in a 30 gal and he was salad plate size in under a year before he passed and trust me you cant flush that..

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You're really asking this on a betta forum? Other than the fact goldfish are terrible in 10 gallon tanks, everyone here is going to say "bettas".

This is like asking the audience members at a dog show, "Would you consider yourself a dog person or a cat person?"

Personally I think you should split the 10 gallon into two and give two bettas lots of room.
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