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Old 03-23-2011, 01:08 PM   #1 
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goldfish noob

Im kinda a noob when it comes to goldfish...I remember having a couple when I was little ..but I never took care of them...could someone give me the run down of wut tank size they need and food and water care and wut not ...thanks a ton guys
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:24 PM   #2 
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They need at least 20 gallons for a common goldfish, and 10 for a fancy goldfish. They require heavy filtration (like if you had a 20 gallon, you'd need a filter for a 30-40 gallon tank).
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Rele that much for one goldfish??
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #4 
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Yes, because they can get really big and the create a TON of waste.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #5 
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I think the general rule of thumb is 20 gallons minimum for any goldfish, and 10 more gallons for each additional goldfish you add. There are some species that are so big they are really only suited for enormous tanks or ponds. You really have to research the different species and their sizes in order to figure out what's best for you.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #6 
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I have quite a few commons in my pond and let me tell you, they get big, and FAST! Over the summer I had little tiny feeder fish become 4-5 inch long goldfish!! They just keep getting bigger too.

I wouldn't recommend keeping a common in an aquarium. Just the fancies. Fancies in themselves can get quite large too. I'd recommend a 30g at least.
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Wow....I had no idea about this stuff...is their any fish that can live in a small filtered tank or bowl?
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Obviously, a Betta can. I wouldn't get any other fish for a small bowl or tank, since other small fish need schools.
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Hmmm....how about like 3 guppies or small fish? Im just curious I found this cute tank online and its kinda small
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Guppies need groups of at least 5, and are very active swimmers. I wouldn't put them in something small.
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