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freshwaterfishlover
08-29-2007, 01:02 AM
Someone gave me a 4" Pure goldfish Feeder Goldfish in a 1 Gallon bowl. Then someone gave my sister for here birthhday a 2" Black and Gold Goldfish Feeder Goldfish in a half gallon tank.


I was thinking of putting them in a 10 Gallon don't want anything bigger. Is a 10 Gallon ok?

Kaga's Kritters
08-29-2007, 04:06 PM
they are going to need at least a 20 gal, 29 would be better. the feeder goldfish are usually comets, which will get over 12 inches in length full grown.

freshwaterfishlover
08-29-2007, 08:28 PM
I just said what kind of feeder goldfish they were so why did you say comet?

Kaga's Kritters
08-29-2007, 08:33 PM
the goldfish that are commonly sold as feeder goldfish are called comets, not pure goldfish or black and gold.....comets come in different colors.

cocoa_pleco
08-29-2007, 09:47 PM
the goldfish that are commonly sold as feeder goldfish are called comets, not pure goldfish or black and gold.....comets come in different colors.

yep, theyre comets and they can be white, black, gold, red, etc

freshwaterfishlover
08-29-2007, 10:00 PM
Only time I have heard them called Comet Goldfish was the ones with White and Gold.

cocoa_pleco
08-29-2007, 10:02 PM
nope, comets are many colors

tropfish
08-29-2007, 10:06 PM
the rule for goldfish is 20g for the first and 10g for each other. So a 29 would be good. with a huge amount of filtration id say the least you should have would be a 25g.

cocoa_pleco
08-29-2007, 10:10 PM
but comets get HUGE, so i would say a 40g

gm72
08-29-2007, 10:46 PM
Agreed with the above. 10 gallons is far too small for even 1 goldfish.

freshwaterfishlover
08-29-2007, 10:54 PM
My sisters little 2" Goldfish just died. It was in the bowl only since Sunday. The other 4" goldfish looked happy in the bowl and has been living in a bowl for 2 weeks. I just put it in the only empty tank I have a 5g with Bio Wheel filter.

gm72
08-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Still too small long-term. The bioload will be too much as the fish gets larger.

cocoa_pleco
08-30-2007, 04:01 AM
i bought a comet from wal-mart years ago as a .5" baby. i raised it in a 33g until it got to 6". i felt he was still able to grow so i gave it to a person with a huge pond, and hes gigantic now. they almost never stop growing

Rue
08-30-2007, 10:13 PM
The common goldfish, or Comet...comes in many colours.

The Pond Goldfish is what the solid colours are most often called.

Then there are three types of Shubunkin...which look basically like a calico comet...

The white and gold colour variety is often called a Sarasa.

Kaga's Kritters
08-30-2007, 10:23 PM
My sisters little 2" Goldfish just died. It was in the bowl only since Sunday. The other 4" goldfish looked happy in the bowl and has been living in a bowl for 2 weeks. I just put it in the only empty tank I have a 5g with Bio Wheel filter.


goldfish don't last long in bowls because their is not air in the water, they can't breathe. also the ammonia gets so high so fast it will kill them too. sorry to hear you lost the one. the 5g will be ok TEMPORARILY till you get it a bigger tank or find someone with a pond to take it. good luck with him/her.

goleafs
11-03-2007, 08:03 PM
I've had 2 feeders in a 15 gallon for 7 years and they are healthy and have plenty of room you just need to do frequent water changes.

tropfish
11-03-2007, 08:51 PM
goleafs thats not true. Goldfish can live a helathy life of 20+ years. 7 years may seem like a long time, but it really isn't, and i'm positive they didnt reach a full 12+ inches right? They live longer then most people know, and saying thye are happy because they lived for 7 years isn't right. Golfish need a minimum of 20g per fish and comets or long bodied ones preferably a 30g tank plus 10 for each additional.

btw: this thread is from august, make sure to check the dates at the top left corner