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scrivens345
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Goldfish Tanks
« on: October 07, 2012, 01:33:09 AM »

Just to reinforce the message that goldfish need large tanks , even when young
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 10:11:55 AM »

Is that chart for double or single tail?
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scrivens345
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 10:48:20 AM »

That's singletail
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fantailer
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 03:43:43 AM »

okay
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Skwishee
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 05:22:01 AM »

Ah wicked thanks Scrivens! Grin

Although this shows to me how badly Lucky is stunted and potentially (at least I think) a runt too.
1 year old fish measuring 5 inches? She's probably more than a year old and very much behind on that XD (although she is nearly 4 inches now!).
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 06:45:17 AM »

just look at the size of my fancies
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 02:00:10 PM »

Yeah it's pretty crazy how big your fish grow, must be something in north welsh water!

Lucky is steadily growing, I guess seeing her everyday I don't really notice it XD Once she is big enough I will be upgrading her to something better!  Cheesy
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 02:33:18 PM »

Photograph them regularly and you will see the growth

Poor old lucky probably wont grow very large, you might be able to keep him in a large tank
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 04:18:40 AM »

Yeah, I'm wondering what other elements could have affected her you know? She was only in that little tank for 6 months Undecided But then again I suppose 6 months as a juvenile, is more damaging, than 6 months in a small tank for an older fish.

I'm convinced she must be a runt and can only imagine what the conditions for her were like before! I am going to get a larger home for her once she reaches 6 inches (using the 6x fish size stocking rule with the tank, so being 3 foot = 6 inches is the max size), but right now that looks like it's going to take a few years Roll Eyes
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 06:25:28 AM »

I think it's possible that there may exist genetic factors. Is the damaged dorsal fin congenital?
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 03:29:30 PM »

Galaxy is nearing 4.5 inches and she was stunted pretty bad when I had 5 fish in the 55 gallon tank.
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Re: Goldfish Tanks
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2012, 04:39:02 PM »

Hmmm that's a good question Scrivens, I honestly don't know if it was congenital as I never saw Lucky when she was born or in the first few months of her life. She had the fin when I first got her over a year ago, so I can only assume yes?

I don't think a fish could have survived such an injury at such a young age could it?
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