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Postby chuckalicious » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:01 pm

This is an easy, and slightly random question :)

How many people on this board actually keep goldfish? All I ever read is tetra, clownfish, catfish etc etc. Never goldfish.

If not many people have them, then why not?
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Postby TigerBarb » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:21 pm

I have 3 goldfish in my very small pond. They're called Sine, Cos and Tan.

Don't ask.
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Postby chuckalicious » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:23 pm

Another fellow geek :)

Is keeping goldfish in a pond more common than someone who uses tanks in their hobby?
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:31 pm

to keep happy goldfish in a tank you should be looking at around 30 gallon to keep just one and then so many gallons per each additional goldfish (cant remember the additional figures - think its about 15 gallon per fish).

They are deep bodied, make loads of waste, get to about 12 inches, obviously part of the carp family and should live at least 30 years.

Taking into account the turning circle of a 12" fish you can gather that a large tank is required.

Also this is a tropical tank site (which should have given you a clue :cheeky: )
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Postby David » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:33 pm

I have some in a pond and have had them for over 9 years, IMO they are just as nice as tropicals when looked after properly.
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Postby chuckalicious » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:46 pm

Also this is a tropical tank site (which should have given you a clue Cheeky )


Believe it or not, that hadn't dawned on me :)

I wasn't aware goldfish required quite so much space when I took them on, which is a shame, because I cannot accommodate the kind of tank they would ideally need.
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Postby David » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:57 pm

A pond is the answer! :mrgreen:

I saw some at around 11" recently.
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:33 pm

Two - Pebble and Dragon, both Comet's and currently installed in a 3' tank. Later they will move on to a friends tank if I can persuade my sister it's the best thing for them. (They're hers, it was me that made her go out and get a larger tank to my parents dismay!)
My friend has a 4' tank with a goldfish she won at the fair around 13 years ago - his name is Chip and he's a Comet too...
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Postby skooby » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:41 pm

I have one of the double tailed fancy "goldfish" in a small tank, what would be a suitable size to house it as i think the one its in now is a little small? p.s. sorry to hijack the thread :roll:
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Postby David » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:21 pm

I would say 30x15x15" would be the bare minimum for one and maybe 5 WCMM's. Fancy goldfish can grow a bit bigger than tennis balls!
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Postby skooby » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:27 pm

cheers David, thread hijack over!!!! :D :D
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Postby Jan » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:10 pm

I keep goldfish but out in the garden pond. Bought them as tiny 2 inch fish and they soon grow, most are getting on for 10 inches now.
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:40 am

What a lovely garden and pond area. We built a pond last year. It is approx 30ft x 10ft and has goldfish in it.
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Postby chuckalicious » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:26 pm

I think I need to rehome my goldfish.

I don't suppose anyone knows anyone in the Stirling/Central Scotland area with a pond who could take on 4 small (about 3.5" each).

They are currently in a 24" x 12" x 15" tank.
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Re: Goldfish

Postby tookie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:59 pm

chuckalicious wrote:This is an easy, and slightly random question :)

How many people on this board actually keep goldfish? All I ever read is tetra, clownfish, catfish etc etc. Never goldfish.

If not many people have them, then why not?


i keep goldfish. i love them. two gold oranda; one black moor; two multi coloured oranda :)
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