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Old 02-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #1 
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Comet Goldfish in Pond?

Sorry that this is not betta fish related. But can comet goldfish live in ponds?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #2 
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I have seen it but it's not really what they are made to live in.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #3 
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Yes, they do best in ponds.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #4 
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Here's a link to a great Goldfish care website. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzon...orum/index.php
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Oh, ok, thanks :)
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #6 
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I have seen it but it's not really what they are made to live in.
Yes it is.... lol.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:12 AM   #7 
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Yup, you can put comets in ponds. Each spring my mother would get goldfish or koi and put them in the man0made ponds she dug holes for in the backyard, then come fall we'd move them to the huge natural pond out back. There are a lot of koi/goldfish fish in there, as well as the sunnies and minnows and frogs.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:43 AM   #8 
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Oh my god your signature, Johnificent... 6 comets in a 2.5 Gal... @_@

I know nobody likes hearing this because it sounds super bitchy, but that is severely overstocked T__T

I would put them in a pond, for sure. When I move out of my apartment after school I'm going to either buy a massive tank for my TWO comets, or get a lovely pond and maybe get several more comets.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:51 AM   #9 
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Oh my god your signature, Johnificent... 6 comets in a 2.5 Gal... @_@

I know nobody likes hearing this because it sounds super bitchy, but that is severely overstocked T__T

I would put them in a pond, for sure. When I move out of my apartment after school I'm going to either buy a massive tank for my TWO comets, or get a lovely pond and maybe get several more comets.
Omg yes that is way way way overstocked. Comets belong in extremely large aquariums or ponds, they can be a foot long!! I would get a bigger tank asap.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:32 AM   #10 
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All comets and common goldfish grow from a foot upwards in size. They are really not aquarium fish despite what people at pet stores will try to tell you. They produce a stunting hormone when stressed, which is often what will happen in a cramped or poorly maintained tank. This can reduce their lifespan (over twenty years when properly cared for), and adversely affect their quality of life.

I would be looking at re-homing your fish. Six goldfish in what I assume is an underfiltered and uncycled 2.5 gallon is cruel, and I would not expect any of them to thrive unless you have the resources to commit to a larger tank. I have three Shubunkins in a 46 gallon tank and I know that is overstocking it. But I also do weekly 50% water changes and have two filters that turn over more than 1000 litres of water an hour between them.

Goldfish are not low maintenance, but their hardiness and ability to live in the most squalid of conditions, is sadly exploited by the industry.
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