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WakinGoldfish78
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Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:17:59 AM »

I have 8 feeder/common/comet goldfish in my tank. its a 10g. the fish are about 2-3 inches. Is my tank overcrowded? They are not in their adult size yet. I have a Hang on Filter. All i have in my tank is colored rocks and fish and that's it. Will a 40 or 55g tank work with 8 feeders? Please help me out. I also do water changes every 2 weeks. Because they poop to much at a time. i fed them tetrafin goldfish flakes every morning and at night. Can you give me some tips through what I've gone through.  Huh
   
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 03:57:04 AM »

I'm sure others will tell you more, but your tank is way to small. For 8 common goldfish, your tank would have to be at least 80 gallons.
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 04:07:45 AM »

Oh, and you should vary the diet of your fish. Give them some bloodworms, some veggies on top of the flakes.
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 05:21:39 AM »

You should water changes way more often like once every 3 days. A 40/55 gal will work temporarely. When they get 8 inches long they'll need the 80 gallon.
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 09:06:54 AM »

They are right, you need a much bigger tank.  They need 10g per fish.  Those little fish grow quite fast in my experience and can get around a foot in length or more when full grown.  I'm not sure where you are located at but Craigslist is a great place to look for a used tank at a good price.  A 75g would work, I know that's what you find around my area, they don't usually carry 80g. 

There is a sticky (in green writing) on the page when you clicked on General Golfish Discussion, it talks about feeding veggies and other foods that some of the people here recommend if you want to check that out, its worth it. 
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Andrea
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 09:39:48 PM »

YES!! Do you test your water? If so, I beat it shows you how crowded it is. You need at least 80 gallon for all of them and you need to start varying their diet by checking out the sticky Bel mentioned!

You are going to lose fish if you don't upgrade and I don't see how that is funny  Roll Eyes They aren't feeder fish, that is not a type of fish, they are either comets or commons. The fact that they are feeders has nothing to do with the tank size. It's the fact that they are goldfish who are messy and need alot of room to swim around especially the slim lined type which you own!
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 11:11:06 AM »

yup.. they are overcrowded, Roll Eyes i have 2 bubbles eyes in one 30g
if you don't upgrade soon you'r gonna lose some! they are not feeder fish, whats a feeder fish? is that a fish?
they are goldfish and they need room to swim and be messy.
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Nossie
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Re: Keeping Common/Comet goldfish. Overcrowded? Lol its a 10g
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 03:09:23 PM »

To be completely honest... I could write an essay about how many things you're doing wrong with those fish of yours :/
You need an 80 gallon tank for the fish, and you shouldn't get such a monster tank unless you know what you're doing, and you're ready to perform 40 gallon water changes EVERY WEEK.
In this tank you'll need to change the water at least twice every week to keep them healthy :/
Fish flakes? Not for goldfish, buy some pellets and feed them flakes only sometimes, they swallow more air than food when trying to eat flakes.
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