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This is a discussion on Goldfish Questions! within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by LasColinasCichlids So, Lupin, I have never had goldfish before, and I know you are the one to ask... those big beautiful ...

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Old 03-20-2011, 06:41 AM   #11
 
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So, Lupin, I have never had goldfish before, and I know you are the one to ask... those big beautiful $25 goldfish Petsmart sells, would a 29 gallon be too small for two of those bad boys (as the ONLY fish in the tank)??

Curious...because down the road (talking a couple of years) I want something different and full of personality. My whole reason for getting back into the hobby was to work my way up to Blood Red Parrot Cichlids, but I dont want to deal with such a large tank, and since I dont want to upgrade, those goldfish have very similiar interaction levels with their owners as BRP...but if my tank is not big enough I will of course not do it...

The rule of thumb on goldfish I had always heard was 20 gallons for the first one, and 10 additional gallons for each there after. Is that pretty accurate in your opinion?
What strain are these goldfish you saw? Not singletails? If round bodied, which ones? Ryukins, orandas, fantails? The round bodied ones are fine. Two can fit in a 29g just fine.
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What strain are these goldfish you saw? Not singletails? If round bodied, which ones? Ryukins, orandas, fantails? The round bodied ones are fine. Two can fit in a 29g just fine.

Yeah, they had big round bodies, like the size of a baseball... they were ryukins ( just checked online to verify).
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:08 AM   #13
 
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Should be fine to have two in a 29g.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #14
 
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Should be fine to have two in a 29g.

Sweet!! Well thank you very much!!! I now know what I will do with my 29 gallon when all those fishies leave me!!! Thanks again for the confirmation, Lupin!!!
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