03-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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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.
Originally Posted by LasColinasCichlids
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?