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Goldfish love algae and plants. I let the algae grow on my back wall just to feed the goldfish. As for the peas, they are a good treat but shouldn't be part of a goldfish's staple diet as they are a suggary veggie and goldfish need more leafy, fibery veggies than suggary ones. Peas are not as good for digestion as most people think; the people that feed peas and then see an improvement are those who feed flake or low-quality pellet food. Any type of green in an improvement from that. Spinach is actually much better for goldfish digestions as it actually has a laxative and anti-inflammatory properties.
 

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How long will it take for them to grow up? I am thinking of getting a 75 gallon to gouse them in, in a few months. i just learned that they can grow a foot long! btw, thekoimaiden, i don't know why, hehe, but your avatar makes me want to trust that you have the answers... hehe...
Lol! I actually started with goldfish and koi and moved to bettas when I needed something that could fit in a tank in my dorm.

Like aemaki said, growth is affected by more than a few factors: food, water quality, tank size, genetics, water temp. Most of these we have under our control. At a warmer temp, the fish's metabolism is faster and they will grow faster. I'm using this method to grow my tiny baby goldies a bit more before next summer when I plan to add a 4+ in ranchu; I don't want tiny babies with a medium sized adult. Another large factor we can control is the quality and quantity of food. Lower quality flakes won't have as much nutrition as high quality gel or pellet food, so the fish won't have as much energy to devote to growth. At higher temps you can fee high quality food for some pretty impressive growth. But when the temperature is low, you don't have to feed as much food and can actually reduce their food even more if you don't want a lot of growth or waste.

If they are fancy goldfish then a 75 gal is a great home for them! I'd actually like to upgrade my 55 gal to a 75 gal one day. But if they are the common goldfish, then it's not going to be enough in the end; however it will be fine for close to a year. Goldfish usually don't go past the 8 inch mark in a year, especially if the temp is cool and close to room temp. And an endgame tank for a common goldfish should be at least 6 feet long as they are quite active swimmers. Or a pond. I always recommend those because they are beautiful and very suited for goldfish.
 
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