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thinking of a GF tank, 20gal?
Old 02-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
 
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thinking of a GF tank, 20gal?

I had fancy goldfish when I was younger, I had them about 5 years. I have had a 20 gallon long tank that I found in the basement of my apartment building. (pretty sweet, right?) I have been planning on creating a fancy goldfish tank for awhile now, but I am not sure if a 20 gallon is big enough. I want to have a pair of lionhead goldfish. My original plans were a 55 gallon goldfish, but I don't have the space in my apartment with all of my other tanks taking up so much room.
If a 20 gallon long isnt big enough for 2 lionheads, got any other ideas for what I can do with it? (not saltwater)
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
 
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From all I've read on goldfish they require 30 gl minimum per fish, plus excellent filtration as they are messy fish. There's another post here on ideas for a 20gl...really great ideas. I'm going to try to see if I can find that post.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
 
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What I've heard is 20 gallons for the first fish, 15 for each one after that. That's pretty much hearsay but it's all I've got. I would say that two big 6"+ fish in a 20L is probably a bad idea regardless of the breed.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
 
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Is a 20 gallon large enough for a couple of dwarf African clawed frogs and a couple of minnows?
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
 
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african dwarf frogs or african clawed frogs? there is a big difference as the dwarfs are peaceful and the claws wouldnt hesitate to eat a fish as they get much bigger. what kind of minnows?
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:57 PM   #6
 
how about some zebra danios, and african dwarf frogs? You could even put in an angel with them! than thats it. if this interests you tell me! :)
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:16 AM   #7
 
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I am referring to dwarf African clawed frogs. A 20 gallon is not big enough for even just one regular sized frog IMO. I had one for many years and he grew HUGE! Some danios would be nice, but I am not sure yet.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:19 AM   #8
 
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how about some zebra danios, and african dwarf frogs? You could even put in an angel with them! than thats it. if this interests you tell me! :)
An angel? In a 20G? That will never work IMO. *Especially* not in a 20L.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:58 AM   #9
 
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How about a dwarf puffer tank? I know nothing about them, so I have plenty of research and reading to do about them if i do decide on them.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:25 PM   #10
 
that would be nice! You could also put ottos with them after atleast 6 months of the tank up and running!
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