Goldfish Question Question

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by MajinBoo, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. MajinBooNew MemberMember

    When should I move these fellas to a bigger tank? Tank is a 30 gal. 20180623_133059.jpg20180623_133244.jpg20180623_133306.jpg
  2. GoldFiska

    GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    If it were me, I would do a tank upgrade as soon as possible.
    I understand that they are small but having pristine water quality is important for their health and growth, especially with younger fish. Go for a 50 gallon minimum.
  3. LilBlub

    LilBlubWell Known MemberMember

    I agree, move them as soon as you can. But I think 40 gallons would be the minimum, if you’re following the rule of 20 gallons for the first fancy and 10 for each additional. 50 would be better, of course!

    I’d also recommend not moving the gravel along with them. When they get bigger they could easily swallow it.

    They’re very cute, by the way. Are they all fantails?
  4. GoldFiska

    GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    This is definitely debatable but personally I believe the 20 gallon rule is outdated. Many fancies get 6+ inches and Im not sure if it's ethical to keep a 6 inch fish in a 20 gallon. I find that keeping the first goldfish in a 30 gallon and 10 for each additional is probably more practical, but that's just me.
  5. LilBlub

    LilBlubWell Known MemberMember

    You’re probably right. I’ve always had a 20 gallon long, and it’s much easier to picture a big goldfish in a long tank than a tall tank. Either way, I think they should be kept with other goldfish, and a bigger tank means more fishy friends!
  6. OP

    MajinBooNew MemberMember

    I have a 40 gal (wide) for my guppies i was thinking of swapping tanks.. or maybe clear my 55 gal for these guys

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