Should gold fish be kept in a species only tank?
So my girlfriends sister got a 1 gallon tank and put 4 goldfish in it, stupid i know. But my girlfriend took them and put them in the bigger tank she has which i think is a 20 or 30 or something like that. For some reason i think they should be kept in a species only tank, should they? or are they fine in a community tank?
I know next to nothing about gold fish, how big of a tank would they need and all that. Pretty sure they are just the normal ones. I have a 15g in my garage, and if the tank they ar ein or the 15 is too small i have a pond in my backyard that has a couple there already.
Well, first things depend on the type of goldfish it is....most goldfish, usually the cheapest ones that are for sell in bulk at stores are used a feeder fish for bigger fish....these fish are usually disease ridden and shouldn't be kept as normal goldfish, especially with other fish, i wouldn't take the chance of harming the other inhabitants....
If they are a different kind of goldish (fancy, etc...) these fish need alot of room. Not so much room as they do filtration, which usually comes with the bigger tank....goldfish are some of the messiest fish around....I've read that some breeds have no stomach, just a digestive tract....they eat and it comes right out, so to speak.....for 4 goldfish, assuming they are not feeder fish, depending on the type, I wouldn't keep them in anything smaller than a 40G tank....but like I said, it all depends on the breed, but a majority of non-feeder-fish need alot of filtration to keep up with the amount of waste they produce....
Goldfish should really have about 10g each, and frequent large water changes... I have kept zebra danios successfully with goldfish, but you need to be sure there's enough water.
They're pretty friendly and sociable fish so they can be kept with other coldwater fish like weather loaches without problems. They do need large tanks and plenty of filtration though. Even for the smaller fancy varieties, I would say a 30g tank is too small for four fish. She should look into something like a 75g for four goldfish.
Brace yourself for the info getting a tad long.:lol:
very nice Lupin....thats why your king of goldfish!!!
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