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Old 02-15-2012, 10:34 PM   #21 
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That's great for the time being, but commons really need larger tanks. It's a shame that they are still sold in every fish store because they are much better pond fish than tank fish. The one you rescued probably already has some stunting issues, but it will grow more with proper diet and good water quality. Your new one will get well over 6 inches possibly close to a foot. That's a huge fish to keep in that space. Not to mention goldfish are active swimmers. If the rescue is a slower swimmer, you could get him a fancy buddy (or two as goldfish like the company of conspecifics) as those will be better suited for a 60 gal than 2 common goldfish.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #22 
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Our comet definitely has some stunting issues (was kept in a 15 litre tank with two other fish, then a 90 litre before we found out about goldfish). He still hit ten inches no problem. I hate it when petshops sell them - our local does a deal for members where if you buy a 20 litres tank, you get TWO free comets. Grr.

He's going in a pond in a few weeks with another rescue. :)
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