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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2003.02.10(Mon)21:38    Post subject: 20 Long Reply with quote

Would a single goldfish, like an oranda, or basically almost anything but a common feeder, be okay in a 20 gallon long by itself?
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PostPosted: 2003.02.11(Tue)6:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO, a single fancy goldfish would do fine in a 20 gal. Just no feeders or comets Smile
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PostPosted: 2003.02.11(Tue)15:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also say yes, but consider the fact that fish can get lonely. I would try it out though, and see what happens.
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PostPosted: 2003.02.11(Tue)19:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I don't think it weould do well in a 20 long. Goldies get fatter rather than longer and need the height mor than the width.

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PostPosted: 2003.02.11(Tue)23:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

They need a large surface are, so the tank should not be to high.
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PostPosted: 2003.02.12(Wed)18:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

IME a single fancy goldfish will do just fine in a 20 gal long.
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Skysong
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PostPosted: 2003.02.12(Wed)20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest1 wrote:
They need a large surface are, so the tank should not be to high.


This is a 20 G long, so there is extra surface area FYI. lol Just making sure you know
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PostPosted: 2003.02.13(Thu)12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but a 20g long isn't really high enough for the fattness, ie: body weight, of a full grown fancy goldfish. That's why in my opinion a higher tank is needed not a longer tank. slimmer bodied fish do well in longer tanks since their mass is distributed differently. It's the same reason why I won't put angels in long tanks. They grow tall, not long.
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PostPosted: 2003.02.13(Thu)22:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huntress wrote:
Yes, but a 20g long isn't really high enough for the fattness, ie: body weight, of a full grown fancy goldfish.


I was only saying there was enough surface area, but not saying it was a great idea. This could possibly work better with a slimmer variety of goldie.
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PostPosted: 2003.02.16(Sun)12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also say yes, but must keep the water quality. If you have a good filtration system, you may keep a pair of goldfish. Try shortfins types like Ranchus and Pearlscales...
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