Considering Goldfish
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cyprinids and Atherinids » Considering Goldfish

Considering Goldfish

This is a discussion on Considering Goldfish within the Cyprinids and Atherinids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> SO... after being teased with the eye-candy on China's Finest Goldfish (a Vancouver goldfish retailer) I am really warming up to the guys. Perhaps ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Rainbow Shark
Rainbow Shark
Black Ruby Barb
Black Ruby Barb
Reply
Old 12-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
 
kelly528's Avatar
 
Considering Goldfish

SO... after being teased with the eye-candy on China's Finest Goldfish (a Vancouver goldfish retailer) I am really warming up to the guys. Perhaps for my birthday in May I will set up a goldie tank but before I even think about it I have a few questions to clear up:

1) Will 3 fancies (probably all fantails) in a 55g tank be okay? Is that sufficient space and will they have enough company between the three of them?

2) What filter would you recommend? I am considering an AquaClear 70 (or perhaps a 110 would be more suitable?) or maybe a Fluval 405 (although they are pricey and I hear a lot of complaints about noise). Would a biowheel work as well? I don't know too much about them. In any case, I am just looking for an economical, solid filter that brings a lot of bang for it's buck.

I am aware of the basics but is there anything else I should know?

Thanks in advance,
Kelly
kelly528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
The fantails will be fine. I personally like orandas and I am about to have 11-12 of them soon. But that's really your personal preference.

I'd look on filters that give a turnover rate 10 times the water volume. Biowheels can work especially if it aerates the water well. It's really your choice but some brands tend to become stuck up eventually and fail to work completely so be careful with your choice.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
 
adiumroot's Avatar
 
I think you can add one one more to your tank, especially if you have good filtration. I'm not fmailiar with the brands you listed though. Goldfish appreciate company and the more is merrier for them, as long as they have enough space and filtration is good.
adiumroot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goldfish? mefishyguy Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 01-17-2010 12:50 PM
Getting a Goldfish... GoldiLuckinFISH Cyprinids and Atherinids 6 11-25-2009 07:04 AM
RIP Mr Goldfish. Twistersmom Fish Memorials 6 10-12-2009 04:59 PM
My GoldFish psychosis Freshwater Journals 18 02-01-2007 09:05 PM
My GoldFish II psychosis Freshwater Journals 5 02-01-2007 11:38 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.