My Goldfish, By Request

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Pufftastic
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My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Pufftastic » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:24 pm

You asked for it, PP! I've been keeping fancy goldfish for years, long before being bit by the puffer bug. I'm crazy about ranchus. Here are a couple of my favorites:

This is Fargo, my white ranchu. He's about 6".
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Chowder, the calico ranchu. She's my biggest goldie.
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Chunk:
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Lil' Swimz$ » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:43 pm

Oh wow very nice! I especially like Fargo, very clean white.
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:59 pm

OMG, they're beautiful!!! Nice & chubby, too!
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:27 pm

What size tank do you keep them in? I had five goldfish that I moved to a 550 gallon swimming pool (filtered and everything still) because I was informed they all got too big for tanks. Yours are very gorgeous.
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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
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T niphobles
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:33 pm

Depends on the size of tank. I saw a HUGE cube display (had to be around 600g), with 5 giant orandas in there.
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:00 pm

Very true. I suppose what I should have said was they get too big for most standard tanks you can find lol.
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by Pufftastic » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:40 pm

What size tank do you keep them in? I had five goldfish that I moved to a 550 gallon swimming pool (filtered and everything still) because I was informed they all got too big for tanks. Yours are very gorgeous.
Thanks, all, for the kind words about my goldies!

Single-tailed goldfish (commons, comets and shubunkins) are definitely better suited to be pond fish. Housing them in aquariums requires HUGE tanks. They can grow to be over a foot long and need large swimming areas.

The general guideline for fancy goldfish, like the ones I keep, is 20 gallons for the first goldfish, 10 gallons for each additional. Increasing the number of gallons per fish is often needed when the fish are older (and therefore larger), and more is always better. I have 3 ranchus in a 46 gallon bowfront and do massive (85-90%) water changes weekly. Goldfish are incredibly messy and produce huge amounts of waste. When I first started reading about puffers, I was amused to find that they're very similar in some ways.
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Re: My Goldfish, By Request

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:17 pm

My GF is trying to stock a 75g and keeps going back and forth but keeps going to Black Moors, Im thinking that once I get the tank filtered that I might just go and buy her 4-5 Black moors to put in the tank for her as a surprise.
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