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Question Fancy Goldfish

Just wondering, im getting a 29 gallons today and i'm putting my fancy goldfish in it. Can 2 goldfish live in a 29 gallons or is it too small for them?

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I think it's only big enough for one
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ive heard that goldfish need 20 or 30 gallons for one alone and i currently have one living in a 10 gallon. I wanted to know if i should buy him a new friend :D

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Yep, you can pick up a friend for him.. I'd stick to a fantail, ryukin, lionhead, or ranchu. Other types aren't suitable for various reasons.
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Okayy thank you guys but can you help me identify which kind of goldfish he is? I want to pick the same thing for him too!

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Two goldfish in a 29 gal is okay (not great, but okay). It can work if you are willing to do the maintenance. Just remember: minimum requirements means maximum care.

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ive heard that goldfish need 20 or 30 gallons for one alone and i currently have one living in a 10 gallon. I wanted to know if i should buy him a new friend :D
In a 10 gallon, no. You will need at least a 29 gallon to buy him a friend. And I still say something like a 40 gallon or 55 gallon is best as it would allow you to have 3+ goldfish. They are highly social and enjoy being in groups.

As for his breed, he looks like an oranda, one of the fancy breeds that tends to get pretty large.

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Two goldfish in a 29 gal is okay (not great, but okay). It can work if you are willing to do the maintenance. Just remember: minimum requirements means maximum care.


In a 10 gallon, no. You will need at least a 29 gallon to buy him a friend. And I still say something like a 40 gallon or 55 gallon is best as it would allow you to have 3+ goldfish. They are highly social and enjoy being in groups.

Im getting a 29 gallon today :D found one for 75$ with all equipments and its stand. I'll try going by the pet shop to find him a friend too

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oranda? So i should get another one right? Something that grows smaller?

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Glad to hear that you are getting a 29 gallon, too. Oranda will grow quite large. Ryukin or ranchu would be better suited to a 29 gallon as they stay relatively small for fancy goldfish.

This is the video I was looking for earlier. Two oranda in a 29 gal.


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Okay yeah im getting one to house a betta in the 10 gallon instead! and i will check if they have these 2 types of fancy at my lps, if not, i might go with something i find pretty

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