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OrandaLover
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29 Gallons Goldies?
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:47:10 PM »

Hey everyone! I haven't been on here for a ssuuuuper long time, but I thought I'd come back and start doing some more posting. I've taken everyone's advice and I currently only have TWO goldfish in my 20 gallon long tank:

- Oreo (fantail, I believe?)
- Trident (comet)

My 29 gallon tank will hopefully soon be available for goldfish, and I'm hoping to keep three in it? Does that sound good? Tell me what you guys think. I'm also looking for some ideas on why kinds of goldfish to keep in the 29 gallon. I'd love to have ranchus, but tell me what you think. Thanks!  Cheesy
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 04:54:14 PM »

Glad to have you back on the forum, OrandaLover!  Smiley

29 gallons is big but it may be a bit tight...as you probably know it is recommended to have 20 gallons for the first fish and then 10 gallons for each additional goldfish. That means you technically should have 40 gallons if you want 3 goldfish. So you are going to have roughly 10 gallons per fish if you plan on putting 3 in your 29 gallon.

I believe that fantails are one of the smaller breeds of fancy fish, but why not just give your 2 current goldies a nice, roomy home? Then they will grow fat and sassy without being stressed by overcrowding - and you won't be stressed about keeping on top of water parameters.  Smiley
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 05:18:54 PM »

Thanks Goldiegirl, it's good to be back Smiley

Thanks for the advice. What I was planning on doing is to keep my goldies in their current 20 gallon, and then maybe I'll add two in a 29 gallon? I'd like to use the 20 gallon for my current goldies but I'd also like to have some in my 29 gallon.
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Nossie
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 02:39:36 AM »

When stocking goldfish, you should always think that 20 gallons is the minimum for one goldfish, but you can also keep two goldfish there and so have 10 gallons per fish.
If you are prepared to be taking good care of the water quality and maybe upgrading the filters in the 29, you can fit 3 goldfish in it Smiley

If I where you, I'd of course keep 2 orandas, since they grow really big, and they'd love the extra space in the 29 Wink Or you could get another fantail friend for your current one and let the comet move into the bigger one with a buddy Smiley That would fit his need for room to swim a bit better Smiley
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 05:20:44 AM »

Yay OrandaLover your back!! Cheesy

By the way what happened to the pearlscale you used to have?
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OrandaLover
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 06:57:39 AM »

Thanks guys  Cheesy

Nossie - that's a good idea. I'll probably follow your advice and get two orandas for the 29 gallon (I love orandas - if you couldn't tell, lol)

fantailer - my original pearlscale, i'm not exactly sure what happened. :/ I think it was an issue with the water quality, which I have since quickly cleared up Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 02:59:32 AM »

Heh, I actually forgot that your nickname is "Oranda Lover" while I wrote that so I wasn't sure that you'd like the oranda idea xD
But on the other hand, since you have that comet, I think he would feel a bit better being in the bigger tank, but that's of course your choice Smiley
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OrandaLover
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 08:39:16 AM »

lol Nossie! Smiley
I see what you mean about the comet. What if I moved both Oreo and Trident (my current fantail and comet) to the 29 gallon and kept two new orandas in the 20 gallon?
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 01:29:49 PM »

I think that would work just fine too! Smiley Especially since these two are probably pretty good pals by now and everything Smiley
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OrandaLover
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 08:39:38 AM »

That's just what I was thinking  Smiley
Thanks for the help!
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Nossie
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 02:39:54 PM »

No problem! How fun it'll be to see the newcomers and your setups later... Smiley
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Re: 29 Gallons Goldies?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 02:47:24 PM »

Definitely! Once I find my camera, I'll post some pictures  Wink
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