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Shutterflyapps
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3 gallon to small for Oranda ?
« on: November 27, 2009, 07:31:35 PM »

 I've asked my mom if I can get an Oranda for her house . I was wondering if it would be alright to start off with a tank that's around 2-3 gallons - I found a tank kit around that size - , I understand that they need a bigger tank as they get older , but would a 2-3 gallon tank be alright to start him out ? Further more , how long could it live in one that size before it needed to be moved up ?
I've had fish before , so I'm aware of how to care for one ( I had two common goldfish that lived to be ten years old , plus two different bettas that each lived to be around a year each ) . So if you know the answer to my questions , thanks ! P.S. , I'm trying to keep the pricing under $ 100 , so if I need a larger tank , what would be a good price ?
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Re: 3 gallon to small for Oranda ?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 09:38:37 PM »

The largest oranda goldfish that is a record holder weighs almost as much as a small house cat and has a length around 16-17 inches. However most average oranda will get to be around 6-8 inches in length.  A 2-3 gallon will probably not last very long, maybe a month or two at most if the goldfish is just tiny baby. An oranda has  a growth spurt during the first year or two of its life and can be stunted if it's kept in a tiny environment for a lengthy period of time. You can get a very nice setup for $100 or less on Craigslist that comes with the works, including fish stand, aquarium, decorations, filter, heater, lighting, hood, etc.. , much cheaper than you can get at retail.
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brandon
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Re: 3 gallon to small for Oranda ?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 12:14:20 AM »

20 gallons is the bare minimum for a single goldfish, I would suggest getting at least a 30 gallon for a single fish. I would check out craigslist, a dollar per gallon is usually a pretty good deal. Fish keeping isn't a cheap hobby, I suggest you save up some more and do things right the first time. Do your research and make sure all your questions are answered a head of time.
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