Stunted pet store goldfish

ButtercuptheOranda

so the goldfish I got in the past from petco/petsmart they stayed 2-3 Inches even after a year and now I have buttercup (my big oranda I bought grown out) and a new 2 inch black Moore well my question is how do I grow him out I feed very well diverse diet and keep water conditions great is it just a waiting game or is there something I can do. Right now he has internal parasites so he’s being treated for them in a separate tank
 

Evergreen2

Waiting game, good clean water and a varied diet of fresh, frozen and pellets. Stunting is perfectly safe and natural. Other part is genetic. Just like humans, gold fish vary in size. I have two siblings from the same hatch, one is about 3 inches and the other is an 1.5 in . They are about a year old.
 

jtjgg

plenty of water, like 20g per goldfish.

clean water, regular weekly water changes.

good food. pick foods that have low wheat/corn/soy content as these are filler ingredients and aren't a natural part of fish diets. (same with dog food)

genetics, i have several comets from the same batch, 2 are 12" long, the other 2 are 9" long.
 

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