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koifan5
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would 1 fantail be happy?
« on: November 14, 2011, 02:25:36 AM »
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I've kept freshwater tropical fish (corys, plecos and bettas) successfully in the past.  I love koi and shubukins but don't have the room for a pond  and I don't want to keep any fish unlessI can do so correctly.  I was wondering if a fantail can be kept happily alone, or like some other fish do they need to be kept in pairs?  Also, I've read one can be kept in a 20 gallon tank and 2 in a 30, but I've also read its 20 gallons per goldfish....I know golfish have different requirements than tropicals....help!
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 05:54:45 AM »
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I'll say 10 galions minimum per goldfish. But goldfish are very social so the fantail should have a freind.
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 02:45:34 PM »
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The tank can't be smaller than 20 gallons for one fish, but then you can calculate 10 gallons per fish for anything bigger, so you could actually keep 2 fantails in the 20 Smiley (And admit that a 20 gallon is pretty small!)

Generally, a fantail could be happy alone, but goldfish are very social, so he'd be happier living with a buddy or two Smiley
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 06:05:33 PM »
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So this is pretty off topic, but how big do fantails grow?  Smiley
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 06:46:08 PM »
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Not sure about the max but I know they are a bit on the smaller side. In my step-mother's pond they seem to top out at around 8" bodies (plus 10" tails) although I have never seen one that larger in an aquarium. Someone on here will know for sure.
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 09:31:07 AM »
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Ours were 6 inches, but a normal fantail should reach a size of about 5-8 inches, depending on the quality Smiley
(Show quality fantails will grow larger than pet shop-quality fish.)
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 02:47:51 PM »
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i'm just curious about fish sizes so i can figure out tank sizes. so since fantails are smaller than orandas, you could do 3 fantails in a 30 gal vs. 2 orandas, correct? what about other fancies (: like pearscales and moors?
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 01:55:10 AM »
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Yep, that's true Smiley
Moors should also become 6 inches and pearl scales can easily reach the size of a big orange, which I'd assume could be close to 5-6 inches as well Cheesy So these are a tad smaller and more compact still than fantails Smiley
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 12:00:44 PM »
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I would absolutely die for a chocolate butterfly moor  Cheesy
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 10:30:59 AM »
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Fantail
 
Scientific Name(s): Carassius auratus
Category: Coldwater
 
Maximum Size: 20cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 140 litres

Minimum Tank Size: 3ft
Water Temperature Range: 20-24C
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.5
Water Hardness Range: 6-16 dGH
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 10:41:15 AM »
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scrivens: You have quite a lot of interesting information all the time, pretty detailed and advanced, somehow. Where do you find this? I'd be pretty interested in reading the articles/site where you find it Smiley
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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 11:10:42 AM »
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Here you go nossie...a site full of care sheets for all manner of fishes

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Re: would 1 fantail be happy?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 03:58:03 PM »
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Thanks a lot! Smiley
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