02-22-2011, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SweetPoison
Lupin! You are the Goldfish freak right? Did I tell you I almost joined you? At the lfs I was at yesterday or Sunday ~ there were the most beautiful tanks of goldfish EVER!
This one tank ~ omg. They were so FAT and and round and their faces were to die for!! I wanted them. Esp this one!
Do you need a filter for them? I know they are cold water, so no heater. But I would use a filter, do you?
I so wanted that one!
WTH?! JOIN ME NOW!!! YOU ARE DESTINED TO BE ONE OF US! OOOHHHMMM!!!
The fancies are less tolerant to colder temp. Their ideal temp ranges from 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit but tend to be easily lethargic to cooler temp than singletails. I'd keep their temp at 72-78 degrees IMO.
Yes, they need filters. They poop a lot after all. 10x turnover rate of filtration minimum.
Oh, and some folks may argue that goldfish need to have their company but I don't see why you cannot keep one if you have time to interact with the fish. A lot of goldfish are happy being by themselves interacting with their owners. Others in rare cases would beat up their companions simply because they prefer to be kept alone. It's strange but that's how much personality they have. I've kept some goldfish singly and they do just fine.
The first fancy requires 20g and 10g per additional fancy fish. The singletails are better off in a larger tank, preferably 75g for 3 of them.
Last edited by Lupin; 02-22-2011 at 04:33 AM..