What do you think the minimum gallons is or fancy goldfish?

  1. Bettaperfection

    Bettaperfection New Member Member

    I have one temporarily in a 5G until my pond is cycled....

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  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    29 gallons
  3. r

    renthus Well Known Member Member

    The standard is 30 gallons for the first, then 10 gallons each for every additional goldfish.
  4. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    I always read 20 gallons for the first fancy and 10 gallons for each add'l
  5. poeticinjustices

    poeticinjustices Well Known Member Member

    In general, 20g for the first and 10g for each additional fancy. The pros will say 20g PER fish. Others will go by 10g per fish. I say start with the 20-10-10 rule and always keep an open mind and be prepared for an upgrade if needed.

    Depending on the size of the fish, a 5g temporary QT isn't the end of the world. Just keep way up on the water changes and get him in the pond as soon as you can.

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