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T.J.
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rate of growth fantail
« on: July 01, 2011, 10:12:06 PM »

Hi, what is the rate of growth for my little fantail goldfish?  They predict he will growth to five inches.  How fast will this happen, days, weeks, month, years?  Thank you
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Nossie
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 04:59:25 AM »

In a year, most goldfish will have reached a length of between 3-4 inches maybe, but it depends so much on how much food they got while they were fry. Some don't even grow as big as 5-6 inches.

It doesn't matter how big the fish is right now either way when it comes to providing space. So if you're wondering for instance, for how long you can keep it in a 5 gallon bowl, the answer is: 2 hours or less. Lol.
Any goldfish, no matter the size, need a minimum of 10-20 gallons of tank space.
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Nicole
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 04:01:57 PM »

Mine didn't take long at all to grow! Smiley  Less than a year for our shubunkins and comets.
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 05:53:07 PM »

My fantail has grown two inches in 5 months.
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 12:33:18 PM »

Shubunkins and comets are not fantails, Nicole Wink And they grow considerably faster and eventually bigger than most fancy varieties Smiley
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fantailer
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 04:29:22 PM »

I've noticed!  Cheesy
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Ron H
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 07:18:28 AM »

I found out from the original owner that our fantail F.B.s age is around 6 years and she is now pushing on towards 7 inches... Ron
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 01:24:42 PM »

I have heard that an inch of growth a year is typical for most fancy goldfish, though I don't doubt the ammount of space each fish has in its tank will influence that.  Roll Eyes
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Nicole
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Re: rate of growth fantail
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 09:10:33 PM »

Just keep them happy and healthy, and they'll certainly grow!
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