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Kortlin 03-01-2010 09:58 PM

Goldfish tank size question. :D
 
This is a pretty quick question. I own a comet goldfish who's about ten years old now. He's pretty big, maybe ten inches nose to tail, and lives in a twenty gallon. Wouldn't a thirty or more gallon tank be more suitable? I'm trying to convince my parents the 20 gallon isn't so great for our goldfish.

Lupin 03-01-2010 11:09 PM

A 55g is more suitable actually. The bigger, the better. If you can manage a 75g, good.

stephanieleah 03-02-2010 01:07 AM

yes, larger than a 30 seems more suitable for a goldfish of that size...

iamntbatman 03-02-2010 02:21 AM

Bigger is better, especially when it comes to goldfish. Comets can break a foot in length so if possible I'd go with the 75g, as that's the smallest size tank with a front-to-back measurement of over a foot.

Kortlin 03-02-2010 09:00 AM

Thanks you guys! I'll be getting my own place soon and I've already made reservations for a 120 gallon but right now I really must use a 30 or 35 gallon. (Any heavier and he'd fall through the floor. Currently I live in a trailer; we'd have to put supports underneat of it to hold the fish tank! lolol)

kelly528 03-02-2010 01:20 PM

Wow! Master manipulator! I could hardly squeak a 50g past my parents :D

Kortlin 03-02-2010 06:52 PM

Well I've got to work pretty hard here too! Mom thinks that the reason all the info-places say he needs a better tank is because the bigger the tank, the more money--and the more profit wherever we're buying the tank from. I keep telling her, "He's obviously smushed up in there," but she won't hear it.


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