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post #11 of 19 Old 10-29-2011, 12:43 PM
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No, the Goldfish currently doesn't need that 29 gallon, but as an adult it will need more than that, I prefer to keep babies in the big tank no matter their size. Wait, did she just say 3 fancies are ok In a 29?!?!? No way, 1 fancy would fit, no more.
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keeping it into adult hood. I honestly would see if a pet store would take the goldy. A common can easily reach 12+" if properly cared for. If it was a fancy goldfish, you could maybe get away with 3 of them if they were one of the smaller varieties provided you had a lot of filtration.
So the problem is keeping it in the tank into adulthood, or for 5+ years in the same exact tank....yah, thats not a problem for me, i do have a friend(actually brothers wives father) who has a rather large goldfish/koi pond, so after about a year or two(about 6inches i figure) it will be moving into there

So beyond that, with two water changes a week, gravel vacuuming and watching the chemistry closely(like is done with every fish) would a paradise fish or a school (5-6) of Rosy barbs be ok?
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In a 29? The Paradise Fish is rather aggresive, I wouldn't do it. So are the barbs, but they may be OK if it's a Goldfish. I honestly would keep it alone, but if you have to, do the barbs. And for 3 more inches, it would be more like 6 months.
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And for 3 more inches, it would be more like 6 months.
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thank you for that Dablo, i've read 3-5 years to grow full size so i wasn't sure how long for 6" 6 months should be good may is a good temperate time around here, the pond shouldn't be too hot or too cold so getting 'cracka' comfortable shouldn't be hard
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I believe that's around how long it takes. 6 months to 1 year, max.

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No, the Goldfish currently doesn't need that 29 gallon, but as an adult it will need more than that, I prefer to keep babies in the big tank no matter their size. Wait, did she just say 3 fancies are ok In a 29?!?!? No way, 1 fancy would fit, no more.
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eh depends how you like to stock. I see no problem with 3 of smaller varieties of fancies in a 29. You obviously need proper filtration and maintenance though to go with those levels. I would leave it bare bottom to help with the maintenance, call me lazy lol.

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What do you mean by "Smaller Varieties"? Like Orandas, or some odd dwarf goldfish?
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What do you mean by "Smaller Varieties"? Like Orandas, or some odd dwarf goldfish?
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orandas get large. Ranchus and lionheads are the first that come to mind. I mean smaller varieties by exactly that. The different types of fancies reach different lengths. Pretty sure the two above get about 6" max, which is much smaller compared to an oranda.

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If I remember correctly, Orandas get to like 10". Comets and Commons get a foot, for the OP's info.
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