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Canuck2005
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PostPosted: 2005.10.19(Wed)19:10    Post subject: stocking a 30 gal Reply with quote

Hello all....
I'm going to start a 30 gal fancy goldfish tank and wanted to know what the goldfish experts would say about putting 2 adult orandas or 2 adult ryukins? Can they happily live there or will I need to upgrade to a bigger tank? I'm going to double up on filtration and do the neccessary water changes...I just don't want to be stunting anyone's growth. Thanks. Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.10.20(Thu)17:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 50 or 60 gal would be better. (but always look for the biggest option).
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PostPosted: 2005.10.23(Sun)1:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Hi,for adding adult sized Goldies like you want,I think two would be your limit in a 30 gal. tank.Last year,I got baby Orandas from a member that had them.They were 12 weeks old when I got them,and very tiny.For the year that's passed, my one baby is over 8 inches big with her tail,the other two are around 5-6 inches. With the one baby being that big.,the 30 gal. that they're in just seems like it's being outgrown. For the 4 Adult fish that you want to keep,I'd see them more in a 55 gallon tank. Smile
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Canuck2005
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PostPosted: 2005.10.24(Mon)8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm only going to put one pair in, I just wasn't sure if orandas got any bigger than ryukins, or if either would be okay. Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.11.18(Fri)13:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for orandas; they look more special than ryukins.
Hope all goes well Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.11.18(Fri)20:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

goldfish do better in ponds. unless u have a really large tank.

I got a friend of mine that has a 7 foot long tank with 15 goldfish
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PostPosted: 2005.11.18(Fri)21:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had two nice looking comets with very long fins in a 30 gallon. As soon as they start growing it becomes a difficult task keeping ammonia levels in check. I would suggest a larger tank even for just two goldfish (fancy or not).
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PostPosted: 2005.11.19(Sat)9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's not to cold in your area and you have the space, I would rather build a pond than have a tank, like joshuatree said "goldfish do better in ponds". I found that my goldfish are not as shy in the pond as they where in the tank.
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