55g tank w/ common goldfish? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 01-18-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Question 55g tank w/ common goldfish?

I heard from an unreliable (but sometimes correct) sorce that the maximum amount of common goldfish for a 55g tank is 2. Believeable, but I wanted to make sure. My brother got stuck with some commons, and he wants to care for them alot better. He has one that is 5 1/2" in a 5g (i know, it is terrible), and a 1 1/2 - 2" goldfish in an unfiltered bowl.

Just another question, can white cloud minnows live with goldfish, or would they be feeders? Thanks!

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
small fry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 11:06 PM
Member
 
kelly528's Avatar
 
A 55g might do for a while, but the rule of thumb for adult commons is more like 80g per fish, unfortunately. I have 2 half-size fancies in a 50g right now and they do a pretty good job of mucking it up by water change day.
kelly528 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-21-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Man, that would cost a fortune new. Would an 80g work for 2 commons, or is that just for 1?

Anyway, I'll keep mt eye on Craigslist and see what I can find. Thanks!

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
small fry is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-21-2011, 08:03 AM
Member
 
kelly528's Avatar
 
Just 1. What a lot of people do is purchase a Rubbermaid feeding trough for about $100 and make a pond out of it. Likewise, making a pond out of pretty much anything doesn't have to be an expensive ordeal if you stick to pond liner, allan blocks and aquatic soil.

This guy is planning a tub pond for is comet, it might do you good to talk to him.
kelly528 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-21-2011, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
So how big are the feeder troughs? Do you know where I could find them?

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
small fry is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 01-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by small fry View Post
Just another question, can white cloud minnows live with goldfish, or would they be feeders? Thanks!
With slow fancies, maybe. Anything else, no.

To add Kelly's info, fiberglass tubs may be considered for singletails.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Member
 
kelly528's Avatar
 
You'll want to look at farm equipment shops, maybe Home Depot, or check Craigslist. I'm not sure how many gallons they are, easily over 100. It might say if you look the product up on an online store.
kelly528 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Do you think the feeder would work for 2 common goldfish? Has anyone ever priced a pond filter (I haven't)? Just trying to get a general idea of the cost. My brother doesn't really have a whole lot of spending money right now.

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
small fry is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rhino plecostomus, common plecostomus, powder blue gourami. Tank mates? ChamberX25 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 05-04-2010 04:23 AM
swollen eyes on common goldfish goldfishboy Tropical Fish Diseases 2 08-12-2007 02:49 AM
Goldfish at the top of the tank rebekahann Tropical Fish Diseases 3 04-29-2007 04:48 PM
common? lioness501 Catfish 7 03-11-2007 12:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome