Ryukin Goldfish Question...
I have wanted to get some Ryukin Goldfish for a long time now and was looking up information on them but alot of the informantion varies greatly.
I was wondering if you all have some and might be able to share your opinions on their care.
Here is my current setup:
I have a 15 gallon tall, lots of plants, great heater, filtered, well cycled. There is Platies living in it right now but they are moving to a friends house, I was hoping to get two Ryukins. I replace 20-30% of the water every tuesday and siphon every friday.
My mother has owned goldfish for years and years now, so I am familar with their basic care and behavior.
If you have any questions, please ask. I want to make sure all my current and future pets are and will be cared for properly.
And for the record, I will get a bigger tank sometime, just not in this house I am in right now for I am only allowed to own 15 gallons and under.
Also, if you all tell me that that is too small a tank, then I will not get any goldfish.
Hope everyone had a happy holiday!
I've kept plenty of Goldies over my days, Common goldies, Fancy tails, Black Moors, Shubunkin, even pond Carp. I usually started with a small one in a 10 gallon tank but they do grow. Eventually they need upwards of 20 gallons (My shubunkin especially, he got MASSIVE, he was also 16 years old). My Fancy tail though had more than enough space in my 20 gallon by himself.
To start a 15 gallon tank will be fine if you buy one of the smaller fish in the store, maybe an inch or two long, but you need to accept that within a year or so depending on how fast it grows you will need to get a larger tank. They can also live 20+ years if well taken care of so they can be quite the commitment.
My parents hated my Goldfish because they ended up taking so much room. When we got them the guy at the store said they would die in a year... unfortunately for my parents I researched proper goldfish care.
Well my lease ends next oct. Once I moved into my new house I was going to get my moms spare 29 gal. How is that for one or two?
I heard they do not like to be alone...
And I know goldfish live a very long time. Even though everytime I go to the petstore or talk with one of my friends, they always tell me they live like 3 years tops. But I know better. :)
29 gallons should be good for 2, the general rule of thumb for goldies is 20+10 for each aditional fish.
Here are some info you might like to read. It's unfinished but the essential info are there.
Thank you Lupin.
I have never owned fancy goldfish. My mom has always had common and comet goldfish, but I know their care is slightly different.
I also know that I cannot buy just one goldfish, they are social fish. Also, if I cannot meet the proper conditions I will not get goldfish.
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