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khasnabis
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PostPosted: 2005.01.28(Fri)23:34    Post subject: help...I am a fresher! Reply with quote

Confused
Hello all.
my goldfish tank is of 200 litres and I have small(not baby exactly) golds numbering 15.
I have power filter and undergravel both.
my questions are:
1.how often do I need to change the water?
2.recently I noticed 4 old golds are attacking my newcomers(same in size) continuously. The new comers are really stressed...I separated them temporarily. I am new in this hobby. What to do? please help.

thanks in advance
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optimusprime
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PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)3:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

The general rule with goldies is a minimum of 10 (US) gallons of
water per fancy goldfish. And a minimum of 20 (US) gallons for
the sleek shape goldies. 200L converts to 52 US gallons. That
would allow you to keep 5 goldies, which means your a bit over
stocked. Shocked

Water changes should be 25-30% weekly. Since your running
extra fish, I would bump that up to 50% every 3-4 days. When
changing water, new water temp should be close to tank temp.
Along with that, use of a dechlorinator is recommended. It
removes harmful additives in water.

Filtration, you'll want filtration gph (gallons per hour) to be
at least 10x the amount of water in the tank. Example--
your 52 gallon tank should be filtered at 520 gph. The reason
for so much filtration is that goldies are really messy. Being
big eaters, means their big pooers. Surprised

Your older goldies may be a little territorial or trying to show
their dominance over the 'new kids.' If you have a divider,
that would allow them to adjust to having more goldies in
the tank.


Hopefully this answered your questions, if not feel free to ask
more. Smile
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khasnabis
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PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)10:24    Post subject: THANK YOU Reply with quote

Very Happy
thanks A LOT............................................
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optimusprime
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PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)10:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. I would recommend getting extra space for your
goldies. As they get bigger, keeping the water in good shape
will become harder. Or, if you know someone who is interested
in goldfish, have them take care of some. Smile
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