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asfalios
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!

cheers,

Evangelos

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

VoidParadigm
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?

asfalios
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?

VoidParadigm
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.

Northernguy
03-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Have you read this yet?
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=47133