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Goldy Goldy
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #11
Ok you had the tank set up for a 1 week, did you add anything to it like cycle or fish flakes over the week to start the cycle other wise it will be down to the fish to start the cycle and that means putting them at risk, I would not add fish each week untill it is stable, or you may lose some if not all. Allow at least 8 gallons per goldfish, 8 goldfish in a 2 and a half foot tank is far too many unless you are planning on getting a bigger tank as they grow.
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #12
I added fish flakes to the tank when I first set it up. The guy in the shop told me to take samples of the water each week and he would tell me if it was ok to add more fish.

I asked him how many fish the tank could take and he said six to eight maximum.

Would you say that four was a more realistic number?

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Goldy Goldy
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #13
Have you read this post with this link at all.
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... opic_id=71&forum=1&jump=1
And yes 4 goldfish would be more reasonable, although you may still have to get a larger tank in about 2-3 years as they grow.
Goldy Goldy
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #14
bobbybubble I had 8 goldfish in a 4 foot tank and they out grew it in 3 years, here is what I replaced it with, so you will see how 8 fish in a 2.5 foot tank would soon be over growded :

Rena 150x50x70cm
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #15
that a nice tank goldy, lovely and clear, fish look really healthy too, dont they.
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #16
Goldy, can i just ask a really thick question?
Do the Goldfish need 8 gallons each to grow? how much do they need each?
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Goldy Goldy
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #17
Depending on how big they are when you buy your fish you can get away with starting off with a smaller tank in the beginning, but as they grow it will mean upgrading, so basicly yes they should have at least 8 gallons each for growth (lengthways) or you could end up with bad water conditions and stunted unhappy goldfish, who will not live as long as they could. To be honest the more room the better
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #18
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Re: Returning to fishkeeping #20
I will move it to a new post then!
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