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dawnbringer
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New Goldfish
« on: April 09, 2009, 06:33:22 PM »

Hello. After my sister;s outdoorrs goldfish were recently disembowled (by a stray cat, perhaps?) I have decided to purchase my own. Are there any tips on caring for them not mentioned in this website?
I would greatly appreciate this! Smiley
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kody15
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Re: New Goldfish
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 07:21:00 PM »

I think most members on this forum recommend a 20 gallon for 1 goldfish + 10 gallon for each additional fish . Goldfish, even the fancy varieties , will grow to at least 6 inches in length so a bigger size aquarium has more water volume to dilute the wastes generated by the fish, which means less water changes and work for you.  Also you will need a good quality, high volume filter because goldfish are messy. They are a cold water fish, so depending on how cold your house is and where you live you might not need the heater. You can feed them 2 to 3 times a day the amount of food they can consume in 3 to 4 minutes. Goldfish flakes and pellets should be the main part of their diet, but you can also feed them tiny pieces of watermelon, oranges, and peas for additional vitamins and nutrients.

If you intend to keep goldfish in an outside , make sure to put a wire mesh over the pond or fish container if you have stray cats and other wild animals around.
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dawnbringer
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Re: New Goldfish
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 07:24:10 PM »


thank you so much! and another question: can goldfish eat fruits such as oranges and strawberries?
and can they eat meat?
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dawnbringer
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Re: New Goldfish
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 07:25:15 PM »

ooops forget about the fruits/veggies part. hehe sorry i didnt finish reading your post before replying  Grin
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Michele Basham
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Re: New Goldfish
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 03:27:10 PM »

I am planning on goldfish in an outdoor pond.  The pond is about 300 to 400 gallon and was build for frogs.  Will this be a problem. Will they eat the tadpoles and what kind of heater will I need for the winter here in missouri.
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