View Full Version : Goldfish max size

03-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Hello everyone I am new here.

I am planning to set up a new cold water aquarium and I was wondering if there is a goldfish species that would grow to a maximum of 5 cm (1 3/4inches).

I understand that normally, goldfish grow to become quite large.

Many thanks in advance people!



03-03-2010, 12:28 PM
skip the goldys and go with white cloud minnows.
Rosy red minnows also stay small and do well in cooler water conditions.There are no goldys that stay at the size you want.

03-03-2010, 12:52 PM
The minimum size for any properly kept goldfish is 4 inches, and most of those still get to be around 6.

What size tank are you setting up?

03-04-2010, 09:58 AM
I was planning to setup a 300 liter aquarium and I would like to have cold water plants and fish.
Any advice on cold water plants?

03-04-2010, 10:32 AM
300 Litres? Not 30? Not 3 or something?

If you truly mean THREE HUNDRED then you can have any goldfish you want in there up to 3 Common Goldfish or 4 to 7 of any Fancy Variety (Numbers depending on breeds available in your area.) They eat pretty much any plant besides hornwort, though.

Just can't do Shubunkin or Koi types.

Lady Hobbs
03-04-2010, 12:50 PM
In this very thread there's a red stickie at the top that gives goldfish sizes.

Two threads above this one.

03-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Have you read this yet?