What To Do With A Neglected Goldfish? Please Help!

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Panda_Mo

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My friend has a small Rukin goldfish. She has it in a 10 gallon with little agitation and poor filtration. After, asking non-stop if I could have the goldfish she finally decided to "Think about it". Currently, I have two small Orandas in a 29 gallon with a canister filter that does 350ghp I do 70% - 80% water changes every 5 days. I know I can support another small fancy goldfish but I'm not sure if I can support three when they become adults.

So, should I take on my friends Rukin or leave it to suffer in a 10 gallon?
My main concern is that three fancies will be too much on the tank and filter. Please help!
 

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If you really want this, take the fish on and find yourself a big tank to house them. I would only support this if you are 100% certain you would be getting a bigger tank to house all these goldfish. If you don't plan on getting another goldfish tell your friend that if she doesn't want to take care of it ask a LFS to take if off her hands.

If she refuses, walk away and don't talk about it again. It's her problem, not yours.
 
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What size tank would you suggest?
 

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TexasDomer Goldiemom would a 75 gallon be enough to house his current fish and add another?
 

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Yes, I think even a 55 gal would be fine for 3 adult fancies. A 40 gal breeder could work in a pinch, though a 55 gal is better.
 

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I had 3 fancies in a 29 gallon for a number of months. They now reside in a 55 gallon with one more fancy and a common pleco. I am a little over on my stocking but wouldn't be if I didn't have the pleco. Water quality is the biggest thing. Mine have grown so much since moving to a larger tank also.
 
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If I took on the extra goldie would 29 gallon be fine for at least a year or maybe a year and a half ? My orandas are 4 and 6 months old and my friends Rukin looks about the same age if not a bit older. I do have a 55 gallon stand but I'm only in high school and it will probably take about a year to upgrade the tank.
 

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It'd be a tight fit, but with multiple weekly water changes, you could likely swing it, as long as you can upgrade. Sooner would be better than later.
 
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Thank you guys for the help!
 
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