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Posted 3/17/2009 12:56:16 PM


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Does anyone know the truth about how many goldfish can fit into a 10 gallon tank ? Everyone says only 1 fish , but I think that there can be 3 or 4 because per inch of a fish , you need 2-3 gallons .

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Posted 3/17/2009 1:35:51 PM


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Sorry but even 1 can't fit in a 10 gallon. The fancy kinds need atleast 20 and the normal ones get even bigger than them.

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Posted 3/17/2009 3:48:08 PM


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There are very few kinds of goldfish I'd recommend for a 10g and even then only for a non-beginner, because keeping them in a small tank is pretty labor-intensive. Really, you'd be much better off either getting a larger tank, or turning the 10g into a tropical tank. Your options are limited even with smaller tropicals.

The "inch-per-gallon" rule only really works with fish that stay around 1-2 inches long. Most fancy goldfish need 20 gallons of water to themselves, and commons need around 50 gallons.


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Posted 3/17/2009 4:31:38 PM


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See the fish in my Avatar that is what a goldfish should look like, he is one of mind an only about 3 yr old, so as you can see there is really no way to keep goldfish in a 10 gal, tank

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Posted 3/18/2009 8:36:25 AM


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With goldfishes, from what I've been reading, it's not so much about the size, it has to do more with their waste. Some things that determine what size of tank a fish should go into and is their size, preference on spacing (some fish want more room than other fishes their same size) and waste output. Goldfishes output a high amount of ammonium so it's not recommended for them to be in smaller tanks (even if their sizing state that they can). Goldfishes and some other variates of fish have a different standard (taking in account of spacing and waste) than other fishes in regard to tank sizes and on how many one can put into the tank.

 

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