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post #1 of 8 Old 04-19-2011, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Help picking Goldfish for 60 Gallon?

Sup guys,

Going to be upgrading to a 60 gallon in a few days due to my 9 year old fancy goldfish out growing her 29 gallon. I have a smaller black moor as well and I figured I can comfortably fit another two. Just unsure which type of goldfish to get, wanna do a diff variety and not the same type.

I've been fish shopping and so far I came across a few that I might do:

- Panda Goldfish (Never seen these before till today, the LFS tells me they are rare and they only get em twice a year. Need to get more info on these)

- Calico Ryukin goldfish (I like the calico colors on these)

- Oranda Goldfish (These get pretty big and would probably limit me to my stock)

Any Ideas guys? Maybe theres a goldfish I haven't seen out there?

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-20-2011, 03:58 AM
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Is that a panda moor? They are pretty cute and just a variation of black moors I think.
He's a list of goldfish: Fish Profiles: Overview of Goldfish Types

I would advise The doubletails because they require less room than the single tails.
Pretty much all goldfish get on well together so you can choose whatever (I hope)
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No pandas will ever maintain their colors that way after awhile. The black patches are quite unstable and will wear off eventually. The process is called cell suicide or apoptosis, a resulting condition due to change in diet and environmental conditions, and genetics. If you don't mind spending a lot for a panda goldfish, then go for it but it may not be worth it to you if the color changes quickly for you to enjoy.

Some ryukins are fine, some are not. It depends. Ryukins in my experience tend to peck anyone with temptingly large eyes. It's quite a gamble. Orandas, on the other hand, are absolutely fine with telescopes.

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No pandas will ever maintain their colors that way after awhile. The black patches are quite unstable and will wear off eventually. The process is called cell suicide or apoptosis, a resulting condition due to change in diet and environmental conditions, and genetics. If you don't mind spending a lot for a panda goldfish, then go for it but it may not be worth it to you if the color changes quickly for you to enjoy.

Some ryukins are fine, some are not. It depends. Ryukins in my experience tend to peck anyone with temptingly large eyes. It's quite a gamble. Orandas, on the other hand, are absolutely fine with telescopes.
The pandas I seen at my LFS were only $7.99. What do you mean as far as spending alot? Diet?

Also yes Orandas are nice, but, they get fairly large. What tank size do you need for them?
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Most pandas fetch a high price. Adult pandas do.

As for orandas, average size is 8-10 inches. 15g per oranda. 20g is bare minimum for one.

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Most pandas fetch a high price. Adult pandas do.

As for orandas, average size is 8-10 inches. 15g per oranda. 20g is bare minimum for one.
Would a red cap get too big with 3 fancy's in a 55g?
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-23-2011, 11:24 AM
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If that includes 3 other fancies already, the red cap is fine. 4 is max for a 55g.

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Yea, others say 5 is a max. But, I think 4 goldfish would live a lot more healthier in a 55 gallon.
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