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Old 06-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #21 
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According to Aqua advisor:

one comet in a 37 gallon (i have never seen them sell a 37G, but anyways) with an aquenon 30 filter would be:

You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 143%.
Recommended water change schedule: 18% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 79%

and a 20G with one would be:

You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 143%.
Recommended water change schedule: 32% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 79%. [Generate Image]

However with all 4 of them - with a 75 gallon tank:

Warning: You NEED to add more aquarium filtration capacity!!!

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 47%.
Recommended water change schedule: 33% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 107%

If I could do a 75G, i wouldnt pick goldfish. I would want more then 4 fish in my tank.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #22 
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ETA: It just occurred to me that I'm pretty sure one of these boys is a shubunkin, and not a comet-- his body is shaped a little differently and his tail is shorter.
Actually I think he's just a common. Shubunkins have tails that are just as long as comets, and shubunkins are also calico colored. But honestly, it's really hard to tell with pet store goldfish. I have one that I'm reasonably sure it a ryukin, but the other I'm just calling a fantail. Just for kicks and giggles here is a page with goldfish breeds: Exotic Goldfish - Care and Feeding

As I hear most often recommended, the minimum tank size for a single-tail goldfish is 75 gallons with an additional 20 gallons for each other single-tailed goldfish. This is mostly because comet goldfish are active swimmers.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:24 AM   #23 
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Goldfish are social animals so while you can have one he will do much better with the company of another goldfish, I would say maybe a 75, I would never keep goldfish in much less. Remember that goldfish are pondfish so they need a big aquarium.
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