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post #11 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 09:52 PM
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You would want to upgrade to a 90 so that the fish aren't bumping into one another. I don't think you appreciate how large these fish get. They can and do grow much bigger than 6 inches. That does mean they ALL will, but one should expect them to get to 8 inches or more. Such a fish would probably have a 10 inch girth - it's not just the length of the fish....

If you get dojos, I would get at least 5. They don't school, but they sure do appreciate having buddies.

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post #12 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 10:06 PM
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I have to agree. As much as I try to accommodate everyone's individual situation as best as possible, jaysee is right that goldfish are huge fat pigs. They are big and clumsy dudes. They also like friends.

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3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #13 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 10:09 PM
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And if each fish did it's own thing, that would be different....but they are social fish and swim together often. The problem with the 55 is that it is only 12 inches wide. Big clumsy fish like that need extra space to maneuver.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #14 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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but i wont need to will i? i may upgrade eventually when i move my tanks to a fish room at my grandparents,
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post #15 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 10:17 PM
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That depends on a lot of factors. I mean, you ought to hope they do because that means you've taken good care of them......

55 is a good grow out tank though.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #16 of 57 Old 08-19-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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ok. so 4 fancy golds (what others can i get?) and 3 minnows. is my filteration ok? a pennplax cascade 700 and 2 aquaclear 70s?
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post #17 of 57 Old 08-20-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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is an oranda goldfish a fancy goldfish?
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is an oranda goldfish a fancy goldfish?
Yes, one of the largest.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #19 of 57 Old 08-20-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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would it work as one of the 4? i really like them. if not what others will work other than fantails?
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post #20 of 57 Old 08-20-2012, 11:22 PM
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If you get them it's best to not mix with different goldfish. Their wen can make it difficult to see, so they could be out competed for food by other types.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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