Thank you again for your willingness to help! You must be right, now a few days on the little dude explores and swims around more. He still hangs in one place on the bottom more than you'd think for a healthy young Goldfish
-- probably is bewildered.
He's about 2 1/2 inches long at most, not including tailfins.
His future tankmate, the Black Moor, seemed confused also his first three or four days in his new 29-gal. home last week. He seemed a bit timid but never stopped swimming around.
Your other post is right too IMO about Goldfish
being neat pets! I had the impression they didn't have as much Fish Fancier cred as tropicals, although that isn't any priority...glad our 12 y/o wanted a Goldfish
since we found out what you know, that Fancy Goldfish
are super pets that seem affectionate and interactive. Plus, they actually seem to need more meticulous and knowledgeable care than tropicals, as fas as water maintenance goes -- So There, Fish Snobs!
And God willing, with fish-lover participating, they'll be with you many years.
Best wishes going to Petland or wherever. If you happen to be in the NoVa/DC region perhaps they have a selection. Hope you can find a suitable site and we hope you find an ideal new Fancy Goldfish
friend. A member of our nuclear family is a graduate student right now in central VA. There aren't any urban hassles there of course; if you spend more hours driving to get an out-of-the-ordinary item like a Redhead, then you get them back every other day in reduced stress and shorter trips to work, shops, gym, etc...