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    We all read so often that people want to keep goldfish in a bowl. Or see the question: How many goldfish will "fit" in my 29 gallon tank? Perhaps this size chart will help answer those questions.

    These are average sizes in inches that these fish may get. Be prepared and keep those big ones for ponds.

    Common Goldfish 12 +
    Comet Goldfish 12 +
    Shubunkin Goldfish 10
    Fantail Goldfish 6
    Veiltail Goldfish 6-8
    Celestial Goldfish 5-6
    Bubble-Eye Goldfish 6-8
    Calico Goldfish also called the Shubunkin
    Butterfly Tail Goldfish 9
    Telescope-Eye Goldfish 8
    Ranchu Goldfish 6
    Moor Goldfish 10
    Oranda Goldfish 8-12
    Lionhead Goldfish 6
    Lionchu Goldfish 6
    Pearlscale Goldfish 8
    Ryukin Goldfish 4-6
    Wakin Goldfish 10
    Pom-Pon Goldfish 5
    Jikin Goldfish 9

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    Great post Lady, this should help a lot of people.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

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    Great post hobbsy! Now we have something to refer people to when they go to defend their choice of putting a comet in a 2 gal bowl.

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    Excellent information!

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    I think this should be stickied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher
    I think this should be stickied.
    I second that

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    Best Article.

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    It might also be helpful to have pictures of the different goldfish. Just so people don't have to keep going back and fourth between here and Google trying to figure out which goldfish are which.

    Mainly I'm just lazy and think it might help other people.

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    If people are too lazy to research the fish they are either buying or already own, then perhaps they should not have fish?

    But here ya go. Took 3 seconds to do a Google Search.
    http://www.desktopgoldfish.com/

    We can not simply copy and paste photos from other forums without entering into copyright laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    We all read so often that people want to keep goldfish in a bowl. Or see the question: How many goldfish will "fit" in my 29 gallon tank? Perhaps this size chart will help answer those questions.

    These are average sizes in inches that these fish may get. Be prepared and keep those big ones for ponds.

    Common Goldfish 12 +
    Comet Goldfish 12 +
    Shubunkin Goldfish 10
    Fantail Goldfish 6
    Veiltail Goldfish 6-8
    Celestial Goldfish 5-6
    Bubble-Eye Goldfish 6-8
    Calico Goldfish also called the Shubunkin
    Butterfly Tail Goldfish 9
    Telescope-Eye Goldfish 8
    Ranchu Goldfish 6
    Moor Goldfish 10
    Oranda Goldfish 8-12
    Lionhead Goldfish 6
    Lionchu Goldfish 6
    Pearlscale Goldfish 8
    Ryukin Goldfish 4-6
    Wakin Goldfish 10
    Pom-Pon Goldfish 5
    Jikin Goldfish 9

    Very informative, thanks for taking the time to post this! Can someone please confirm if these sizes refer to just the body length or if they include the caudal fin(s) as well?

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