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PostPosted: 2008.04.01(Tue)18:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 20 gallon tank which was populated by two black moors. One of them got stuck between a rock and the filter and I had to Euthanize him because he was really badly injured . The thing is that I never had issues with the water parameters and they were always healthy until this gruesome accident.

I performed 50 % weekly water changes and I only fed them 4 times a week. That is why the water was kept in nearly pristine conditions. However, I was planning to buy a larger tank eventually so they could have more space to swim.

The remaining black moor is still very healthy and vivacious, but I won't buy him another goldfish as tank mate. He will stay in his 20 gallon tank alone until he outgrows it. I will feed him once a day now, and I will perform 25% water changes instead of 50%. Needles to say, I removed the rock that killed his partner along with other decorations that might hurt him in the future.

So getting back to the original question; you might get away with having one small/medium size goldfish in a 10 gallon tank without ammonia problems. However, the fish will grow so investing in a 20 gallons per adult fish would be wiser. Remember, the more water your fish has, the less maintenance will be required on your part... Razz
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