20g high and goldfish

kageMori

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EDIT: I figured the answer was no because of their size, but i just wanted to make sure, so thanks for your guys' inupt.

I think i already know the answer to this question but I want to ask it anyways, just to be sure. Is it possible to keep a Goldfish of any type in a 20g H aquarium.
I HAVENT DONE IT YET so please dont worry, as of right now my 20g is empty with nothing in it.
 

Ghelfaire

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No. The waste they produce and the size they get, it just isn't practical.
20g leads you to more options than smaller tanks. I'm sure that you can find a fish you like.
 

kanzekatores

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I agree, 20g H is not enough space for a goldfish. They need a lot of swimming space to be happily housed, and a 20g does not provide that.
 

CosmicFish

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I also agree on this. Goldfish can get stupid big, commons can get to 12+ inches in size while fancy goldfish get to 8+ inches in size. From what I read, they’ll hit those sizes in the first 2 years of their lives! So they’ll outgrow the 20g very quickly and give you a hassle.

You can create a nice small community tank and get a decent number of some schooling fish like neon tetras and watch how colorful they are swimming together!
 

Betta02

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My 20 gallon high is my favorite tank. I have a flame dwarf gpurami, six guppies, and rasboras in mine. I have 2 Black Moor Goldfish, they are in a 40 gallon by themselves and they still have a lot of growing to do. I vote peaceful community for your tank.
 

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