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grapeape
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PostPosted: 2005.09.04(Sun)18:47    Post subject: goldfish in 10 gallon Reply with quote

I was just wondering if I could keep a black moor or an oranda as the only occupant in a 10 gallon tank without stunting the growth? the tank is already up and cycled.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.04(Sun)20:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

The short answer is NO. They'll both get too big rather quickly.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.04(Sun)21:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 29g would be OK for just one then I assume. would there be a bottom dweller that could go in a 29g with a single black moor?
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PostPosted: 2005.09.04(Sun)21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a short time yes Goldfish Get Big as in... really big
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)0:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Bruce is the exception not the rule. A 29g tank can house 1-2 fancy goldfish quite nicely without problems if there is plenty of regular water maintenance
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)5:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit Bruce is exceptional, but goldfish are BIG fish - all of them. They're tankbusters and should be treated like it. I know I'm not the only one who's had nice, big fancies, and fish that size of a grapefruit just plain don't belong in a tank that's only 30" long and 12" wide.
I have a file of photos on my computer of other people's big goldfish, actually. None are quite Bruce but they're all BIG.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)15:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Golds are related to Koi and Carp directly, the size they can reach is proportional to their genetics, feeding, and quality of care. At least according to everything I've seen and read. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.09.13(Tue)13:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 gallons for more fancy varieties is a minimum...but 100g would be better.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.15(Thu)12:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say a 55g tank would be fine for 5 goldfish. I used to belong to a goldfish forum, and the general consensus was, ten gallons per fish. Of course, a ten gallon tank is much too small for any goldfish. Actually, a 20 gal. tank is not really even big enough. I think a 30g is fine for a pair of fancies such as Orandas and moors. A 55 is a great size for them. But if you want to keep large, longer species such as comets and regular "feeder" types, a 125 gives them lots of room to play in.
People often get a 10g tank, to "start" out with. The trouble is, the fish can become stunted in even a short period of time. I have one poor little lionhead who I got in 2002, that was kept in a 10g tank.. and the little guy is only 2 inches to this day, even though he is in a comfortably-stocked 55g tank!
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PostPosted: 2005.11.27(Sun)14:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with PaintHorse, 55g will work well Smile
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