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Ooops.

My bad. I should honestly use a dictionary more often. >_<
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That is not normal. When goldfish sleep, they often sleep with their nose pointed slightly skyward, but to the degree it sounds like yours are doing it, sounds like swim bladder issues to me.

Also I'd like to clarify what kind of goldfish you have (because that does change things slightly). How many of your goldfish have this general body shape, and how many of your goldfish have this general body shape.
1 goldfish is 4 inches long and 2 inches in width. The other one is 3 in. long and 1 in. in width. 2 of them are also 3 in. long but 1 in. width. The smallest one is 2 in. long and 1/2 in. width.
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A goldfish that is that big (the 4 inch long one) NEEDS a bigger tank than a 20 gallon. No ifs ands or buts about it.

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1 goldfish is 4 inches long and 2 inches in width. The other one is 3 in. long and 1 in. in width. 2 of them are also 3 in. long but 1 in. width. The smallest one is 2 in. long and 1/2 in. width.
In general, the rule for goldfish is at least 20 gallons for the first one and ten gallons for each additional fish as long as the tank has DOUBLE the filtration for its size.

For example, at my workplace there is a 29 gallon tank with 3 goldfish in it. It has 2 GIANT filters on it, more double the capacity of the tank. It has filtration for 75 gallons.

BC goldfish produce more ammonia than other fish. They need additional oxygen, too, so airstones are recommended (the filters at work are HOB, so lots of surface agitation, no airstone necessary).

Please re-home your fish. They are slowly dying a painful death by ammonia burn to the gills.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm................OK. I'll go buy a bigger tank on Saturday
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5 single tails, you're looking at around 200 gallons.
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Yeah, rehoming them is a much more affordable, and kinder, option here.

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Fancy goldfish.

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Oh those poor babies look so messed up. Which one is the single tail?
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