How Many Years to Goldies Grow

  1. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    I've googled this and couldn't come up with the answer.

    My goldies are two years old, they're in a 55g (5). Fantailed species.

    Do they grow throughout their lives or is there a certain age that they stop growing?

    I'm just curious.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Typically they'll grow to their genetic potential.
    However since carp/koi/goldfish, are a longer lived fish in general (and a cold water to boot) I don't know if they ever truly stop. They may slow-down but most cold water species grow in seasonal spurts...
    Sorry not really an answer I know but it's what' comes to mind.

    Keep in mind that fancy goldies, also not sure what the intense selection for the vairous "traits" has had on their growth.... They can grow quite large when from good genetics and good care.

    lol again no answer. just stuff to think about.
    sorry :p