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08-14-2006, 09:00 AM
i have a close to twenty litre fish tank with

1 male betta
2 fantails goldfish about 4 inches without tail
2 white cloud mountain minnows

could i possibly get more fish for this tank or is it full

08-14-2006, 01:06 PM
you need to get the goldfish out of there. for fantails you want 20 gallons (80L) for one and at least an extra 10 gallons (40L) for every additional goldfish. fantails' bodies (fins not included) can be about fist size.

08-14-2006, 01:24 PM
oh! well ive had these ones in there since they were about a Australian 20cent coin size and theyve always been in this tank and they seem fine because of the odly shaped tank they have nothings but room around them whent hey swim

08-14-2006, 11:58 PM
if it is that small it is way too small. how fast are they growing? i had an oranda go from maybe ping pong ball to slightly over baseball size in about 6 months. they dont all grow that fast but unless yours are growing well you cant say they are fine, they are probably already permanently stunted.

08-15-2006, 09:14 AM
well i had them in a 4 foot 55 gal tank for over a year and a half and they stopped growing at the size they are now

08-15-2006, 03:41 PM
how big are they now? remember that its not just tank size that determines growth, its water chemistry. many fish will go through growth spurts when smaller to get up to a certain size (allows them to get out of the very small and very vulnerable stage in the wild) and then start to grow much more slowly. 20 liters is about 5 gallons, good enough for the betta, but i dont think anything else should be in less than a 10 gallon, not even the white clouds. but defnitely not any type of goldfish. the 2 should have their own 30 gallon.

08-16-2006, 09:26 PM
heres the deal, i can get a pond for outside that is about a foot deep and about 6 foot long and about 4 foot wide would this be ok to keep my 2 golds and possibly a couple more golds in if not i will go deeper

08-17-2006, 12:51 AM
whats the lowest it gets in the winter around you?

08-17-2006, 03:35 PM
u mean temprature?

08-17-2006, 04:48 PM
if u mean tmpreture then that is no problem as i can easily plug a water heater in because where the pond is going there is an old power source from our old garden lights

08-17-2006, 05:15 PM
how many gallons is the pond?

08-17-2006, 05:19 PM
about 40 or 50 +

08-17-2006, 07:34 PM
sounds bigger, if its that small its not really big enough for longbodied goldfish.

08-17-2006, 07:53 PM
when you said it sounds bigger i did the calculations to get how many gallons there were and it was 175 not 40 or 50 im not sure how i got that but it is infact 175 gals

08-17-2006, 08:17 PM
than thats big enough for a small school of longbodied goldfish.

08-17-2006, 08:56 PM
kool how many would u say i was thinking of some ranchus maybe

08-18-2006, 02:07 AM
longbodied goldfish, ranchu is just about the opposite. you want hardy longbodied, not roundbodied fantails. ranchus are not very hardy as far as goldfish are concerned anyways.