Thread: 29G Ranchu Tank
11-02-2013, 08:50 PM #1
29G Ranchu Tank
Im Planning 29 gallon Goldfish tank and justed wanted some input.
Eheim 2217 canister filer
Eheim 100 watt heater will be kept @ 75 F.
LED light. Not sure which yet.
Medium to large smooth or rounded edged river stones
CaribSea Instant Aquarium Tahitian Moon. Its black sand
Some eco complete at the bottom layer.
1 large amazon sword
1 tall, broad leaf anubia. I dont remeber the type maybe its a gilletii but not sure
Duckweed ( goldfish love this stuff)
2 x ranchu goldfish
1 maybe 2 mystery snails aka apple snails
What do you all think?
I pick these plants because they are tough. Does anyone have goldfish and plant exprience?
Is there anything I overlooked?Roll the Dice!
11-02-2013, 09:27 PM #2
I am not a goldfish expert by any means, but I would have to say that a 29g tank is not sufficient space for one, let alone two ranchu goldfish. They reach six inches in length. I will however defer to the more knowledgeable goldfish members.Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
11-03-2013, 08:02 PM #3
Gogi what I've read is that 1 ranchu = around 40 gallon tank. Yet other places state 10 gal tank min per fish.
Seems to be a lot of variance.
I guess if I were you I'd look for more info on line unless someone here comes up with a more specific answer. Good luck!
11-03-2013, 08:17 PM #4
Just to add to this (and aside from the fact that your tank is too small) - the temperature is at the top end of what ranchu goldfish should be kept at. You will shorten their lifespan keeping them at this top end. Remember, they are not tropical fish.
11-03-2013, 08:22 PM #5
Who would put a fish this size in a 10-29 gallon tank? Personally if I were a goldfish person, and I am not, I wouldn't put one in less than a 40 gallon and two in less than a 55 gallon.
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