Fancy Goldfish?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Chlorophyll.And.Light, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Chlorophyll.And.Light

    Chlorophyll.And.LightNew MemberMember

    Moving aside from my bettas, I've recently acquired a 25 gallon tank accompanied with an Aquaclear 70, Marineland heater, and a clamp light(?). I was wondering if this aquarium is good for one Fancy goldfish?
  2. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Most on here wouldn't agree with me, but I think 1 Ranchu or Pearlscale would be fine in there. Also a Black Moor Could be a good choice. You will absolutely have stay on top of water changes and cleaning up any uneaten food asap as one missed water change could be very bad. With that said if you are dedicated and test the water and do changes as needed without fail I think you should have a happy fish.

    I will say that I am not a fan of Goldfish being kept by themselves. Most of them really, really enjoy and need another Goldfish friend. Possibly look for an older fish that needs a new home and is happy living by itself. That way you save a life and have a happy fish. Goldfish really are the best.
  3. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Personally I would do at least a 40 gallon for a couple fancy goldfish. They really are poop machines, and like to have company.

  4. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I will say you might be surprised by what you find. I "adopted" ( was asked to take) a 4" Black Moor from my local Petco. Turns out he was completely blind and needed to be housed alone. ( couldn't ever find or grab the food before my other Goldfish, even when hand feeding him) Maybe you can find a fish like him in a similar situation.
  5. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    what are the dimensions ? lenght is more important then height with fancy goldfish?

    you might be able to but I don't recommend it goldfish are social fish and should be accompanied by other goldfish , They can feel stress and alone.

    My father in law also currently has a blind ranchu blind from both eyes, in that case he has no choice but to live by himself.
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  6. OP

    Chlorophyll.And.LightNew MemberMember

    I am sorry to hear that about your father in law, but from strict viewing my tank is like square with more up :(.
  7. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Would you be able to get exact measurements if possible?
  8. tunafax

    tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    Yes. Yes you can. But only if it's a long tank, only for 1 gold, and only for a weak swimmer like a Moor or a veiltail ryukin or an oranda.

    Short tail Ryukins can be very fast, so you will need at least 30" in tank length, and one heck of a good filter.

    Edit: if it's a 24" cube, that would be more or less ok.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
  9. OP

    Chlorophyll.And.LightNew MemberMember

    Wow my tank is ill equipped to handle a goldfish. Thank you everyone for helping me! But I think I'll try for a tropical community tank! How does that sound to you all?
  10. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    what are the exact measurements? this helps with stocking even if you choose to go with a tropical community tank.
  11. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    since goldfish are social animals i would say no since you need 2 or more
  12. OP

    Chlorophyll.And.LightNew MemberMember

    24 inches across and 20 inches deep. More like a cubby square?

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