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    Ok so I bought two goldfish ( without doing research which isnt like me but ... yeah) and i now have them in a ten gallon and they need thirty gallons for the two of them. I cant rehome them since the only people i know who have ponds have natural ponds and you cant add new species. And I do have a fourty gallon aquarium but I cant set it up due to dorm regulations.

    SO my question is How long will they live if they are kept in a ten gallon there whole lives?

    Yes I know this seems cruel but I am just curious

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    Incredibly cruel and they need more than a 30 gallon tank. You will need to perform I would say 75% water changes weekly to even keep up with the bioload. Bad situation and inhumane for the fish.
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    That's next to impossible to answer.

    All goldfish have the potential to reach 30-40 years, given good genetics and ideal conditions.

    If you do lots of water changes, that will help. If you get them a bigger tank - that will help.

    Are you proposing to live in a dorm forever? LOL...if you're lucky, you might get by keeping them in a small tank until you're done studies (I'm assuming 2-4 years depending on what you're taking).

    Personally, I would rehome them...or if you plan to keep them do water changes 2-3X a week (and test your water of course)...and get them into a larger tank as soon as you're able to. Get a larger filter too...that will help a bit. Don't overfeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm72
    Incredibly cruel and they need more than a 30 gallon tank. You will need to perform I would say 75% water changes weekly to even keep up with the bioload. Bad situation and inhumane for the fish.

    Well, definately not ideal...and a 30 g would do fine for several years for 2 fish. Goldies don't grow all that fast...

    Way back when...I kept 3 in a 5g for about 5 years and they were healthy. They died because a new fish I bought had ich...THEN they all died...not because the tank was too small. I wouldn't do it again...but if was able to keep 3 in a 5 g for years, you can keep 2 in a 10 g for a while as well...
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    No i'm not living in a dorm forever lol and it should take about five years( very difficult major and minor) . and when i move I wanna get a pond for my babies and a couple RES. So thats why no other tank. but the question is will they be able to live four years in the tank and then be moved? I dont have anywhere to rehome them right now plus they are too tiny.

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    It will require very good tank keeping from you.

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    Petco has a dollar a gallon sale. Maybe buying a 20 gallon would help quite a bit for a couple of years. That would double the space for them.

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    I think just saying goldfish without saying the species of goldies is confusing to really give a fair answer. Goldfish can grow from 4 inches up to a 12" depending on the species.

    But my philosophy is always the same when keeping fish or any animal, for that matter. Are we keeping them in the manner that is really the best for them or keeping them from living as they should just because we love them and don't want to part with them?

    As far as knowing how long anything we have will live, no one can ever guess at that. Sometimes we give them the best of everything and they still die for unknown reasons.

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    Their is only one species of goldfish, Carassius auratus.

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    Hi Ellirianna,

    hope your 2 goldfish will be fine for a while, give them good filtration and perform waterchanges and test the water as already advised.
    What happened with your 2 female guppies?


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