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How Many Normal Small Gold Fishes In a Pond?
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Jagz64
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PostPosted: 2005.09.11(Sun)22:48    Post subject: How Many Normal Small Gold Fishes In a Pond? Reply with quote

Hi Their

I wanted to know 2 things and that is how many normal small goldfishes, you know the 1s that we all had in a small the tank when we were small -
in a big sized pond.


Pond Information : 5Ft x L / 3Ft x W / 4 Ft x H

Dimensions: 152cm L x 91cm W x 122cm H/60" L x 36" W x 48" H
Volume: 1697 l./374 gal.
Pond Surface Area: 1.39 sq m/15.00 sq ft approximately
Stocking Density: 94.93 cm/37.37" of fish (built up gradually)
Fish Recommendations: 4 goldfish (maximum) - The BIG GOLDFISHES - Not The Small 1z

1. how many small goldfishes can I have with 4 big gold fishes - ones which are 1ft+ long.

2. how many small goldfishes can I have with 3 big gold fishes - once which are 1ft+ long.

I will be buying the HazeLock Ecoclear 4500[Bioforce 4500 UVC and Titan 3000].


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PostPosted: 2005.09.11(Sun)22:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well your question really doesn't make much sense...there's no such thing as "small" goldfish, only YOUNG goldfish. They will all grow to 20-30 cm in a couple years and then live on as adults for another 10-20 years. The only reason most small ones don't is because they die too soon from being kept in totally inadequate aquariums (bowls, 5G's, etc...)
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PostPosted: 2005.09.11(Sun)23:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

as you will know I use to have goldfishes small 1s - well young ones . lol
they use to be @ least 10cm or less and they neva use to get big.

I can pick these up @ my LFS.


I wanted to know how many of these little fella's I can stick in with the
big fella's - the 20cm to 30cm 1z [Sarasa Comet, Shubunkin] etc.


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PostPosted: 2005.09.12(Mon)4:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds to me like your pond is fully stocked and the reason the newly added fish aren't growing is because of that fact. Any and all goldfish can get big, like the always-mentioned Bruce:


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PostPosted: 2005.09.12(Mon)5:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Their -

sorry forgot to tell you - I have not built the pond and have no
pond fishes. - me and my pops are gona build it very soon.


as I was saying - people people ....... people - have you not seen
small gold fishes that stay small - come on - here's what I am talking
about - Click Below

Click > : Gold Fish Comets

and don't say they will get big coz these 1s won't as I have
had 1 before - full adult 1 which was 10cm's long - I had it in a small
6 Gal tank and it neva got big for the 3+ years.

I have had 10 gold fishes through my years and have neva seen
my gold fishes exceed 10cm.


-- as I was saying how many of these can I have in the specs for the
pond given in the frist section as well as [2 or 3 mixed ] - Sarasa Comet, Shubunkin GoldFishes etc.

example:

20 x Small Gold Fish Comets
1 x Sarasa Comet
1 x Shubunkin


- Ps Please read carefuly before posting - LOLOLOLOLOLZ Smile


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PostPosted: 2005.09.12(Mon)6:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I had it in a small
6 Gal tank and it neva got big for the 3+ years.


That's called stunting. It's cruel, it shortens the lifespan of the fish, and yes, it keeps them artificially small - while also keeping them sickly and slowly killing them.

Comets are BIG fish - among the very biggest. OK, one site gives an inaccurate adult size. That's not proof.

This is a comet:




You might want to do some reading at http://www.goldfishparadise.com/. Wouldn't you rather have healthy fish than start off expecting comets to stay small and then finding yourself terribly overstocked because they don't?

Comets can reach 60cm long, and usually make it to at least 40cm, given space. What your fish did was stunt, and die. Give comets the space they need, and they'll get huge - like your Sarasa comets and Shubunkins, which are just color varieties of the same fish. And they can live for 20 years or longer.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.12(Mon)13:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply - my mistake - I will take that in to action allow them with lots of space - when I get the pond built.

thank you very much



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