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

  1. Bettaperfection

    Bettaperfection Initiate Member

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


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  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    29 gallons
     


  3. renthus

    renthus Well Known Member Member

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

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

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

    poeticinjustices Well Known Member Member

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    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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