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Old 03-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #11
 
what im saying is you cant fit any fish in there, how big of a filter are you running in there, unless your getting around 15x filtration rate (450 gph) then your tank is overstocked. Dont get involved with problems of overstocking and watching the goldfish die slowly or watch the new fish die.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #12
 
but i thought you should have 10g per fish. yes i know i cant have 1 in a 10g but that is how it works i thought.so there for 30g =3 goldfish. also it is a 33g so iwould have 11g each. i know it is not the best but it is far better than having 1 in a <1g boal don't you think? they are happy and the water is great. 0 amonia 0 nitrite and around 15-20 nitrate.

i have a red cap oranda called THOTH, a black moor called ANUBIS and a lionhead called SHU. they are named after ancient egyptian gods. they are really cool!!
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #13
 
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but i thought you should have 10g per fish. yes i know i cant have 1 in a 10g but that is how it works i thought.so there for 30g =3 goldfish. also it is a 33g so iwould have 11g each. i know it is not the best but it is far better than having 1 in a <1g boal don't you think? they are happy and the water is great. 0 amonia 0 nitrite and around 15-20 nitrate.

i have a red cap oranda called THOTH, a black moor called ANUBIS and a lionhead called SHU. they are named after ancient egyptian gods. they are really cool!!
it wasnt me who said 10 gallon per fish, im the one who says 30 gallons minimum for a goldfish tank. You can fit only 2 goldies in a 30 gallon. Then after that its 10 gallon per goldy, so 40 gallons hold 3 golds, 50 gallons holds 4 golds etc. I have an article written about them in the members article section
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:53 PM   #14
 
isn't that for normal goldfish not round bodies ones. i didnt say you told me about the 10g per fish it is what i was told on MANY websites. i did my research and that is why i got a 33g for the three of them. thank you for the advice on if i could have any other fish which the answer is no as i have found out. thank you to everyone who has helped me. :D
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:55 PM   #15
 
no the 30 gallon rule goes for fancy golds simply because they are dirty fish. The rule for common is 1 inch per 2 gallons
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #16
 
so for a common a 24g tank is acceptable for a 12" goldfish. some how i doubt that. even 2 6" would be pushing it.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:39 PM   #17
 
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I think right now what you have is just fine. Some people like the 2 goldfish per 30 gallon, I go by 10 gallon to every one goldfish. This doesnt mean you should stick one goldie in a 10 gallon, I would never go less than 30 gallons to have 2 or 3. Even then thats a tad bit small. You need to have a TON of filtration though, they are messy critters. You cant fit anything in there right now, your already kinda stocked. If you want to get a bigger tank, maybe go ahead with a loach.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:42 PM   #18
 
thanks. i think i will stick to my three fancy goldfish
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:45 AM   #19
 
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a goldfish that eats danios??? ive never heard that before, i have a goldfish in my community tank and he is the most placid fish in there! i have never seen him chasing or bullyin other fish, so i would say, if ur tank was bigger then yes u could put danios in with them. correct me if im wrong guys but my whole family have goldfish and my mum has tetras with hers and they live well together :):)
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:56 AM   #20
 
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a goldfish that eats danios???
Only if the tank is small or the danios were unable to escape due to illnesses, stress, etc.
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i thought hilstram loaches liked lots of current but roud bodied goldfish dont. well i guess it is another bad pet shop?
Yes and no. If the demand for hillies is quite high, then it will be very fortunate that the hillies will be able to escape the dirty water created by goldfish but unfortunate when they ended up to a beginner's uncycled tank or someone who neglects the tank a lot. Most fish stay in the pet stores for short periods before they are chosen by the customers. The other disadvantage is that some people will only think that as both require cooler waters, they will think that it is alright but it is not in my opinion right to mix a big waste producer with a fish that often likes clean water better.
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