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Old 03-31-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
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ok so I got 3rd new tank (5 gal)

MTS is definitely settling in. I just set up a 5 gal with some rocks, fake plants, white gravel, bla bla bla, and a 1 inch red cap oranda. Now, I know you're thinking it'll grow out of that tank, but I'll definitely move it to a new tank once it gets too big. But for now I think it's doing great. He's very active and isn't shy at all. I put him on my nightstand and he's really great to watch while I'm on my bed.

I want to get him some buddies soon, but don't know what to get since I don't know of many possibilities with a cool-temperature tank. What could I get that would keep the glass clean (smal pleco, shrimp, loach, oto, snail)? I was thinking of getting a black moor in there too. Whadaya think? Any suggestions?
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Old 03-31-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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Tsk. Now you should know better then to put a goldie in a 5g tank, even temporarily *50 lashes with a wet fin*

No buddies unless you get him into a larger tank, and definitely NOT another goldie!
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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Ditto to what Alli said. No stuffing of multiple fish into a 5g with a goldfish.
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Eeeeeeeek!

New tank, nownownow. That guy can reach 3-4 inches in probably less than 2 months. I have two in a 29 gallon and they worry me somewhat.
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #5
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Eeeeeeeek!

New tank, nownownow. That guy can reach 3-4 inches in probably less than 2 months. I have two in a 29 gallon and they worry me somewhat.
8O woah, they grow that fast? What did I get myself into? Looks like he'll be going back very soon then.

Either way, I'm really curious. What are good tankmates for goldfish? Any size...
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Bad! Bad!..I see that you re "dimming" there illum!
The time he can stay in that was not even worth the cost..(my sons stupid 5 gallon was nearly 40 bucks..my 40 gallon was only 60 ..both new!). he'll be needing his new home, new owner by summer.



But......after you get a 35-55 gallon........ and add a filter with good turnover rate
You can get 2 black moors,
another oranda in similar color and a ryu in calico.
And a rubberlip or briostlenose pleco. otos usually get gulped by teh time they reach 5 inches.
Switch any of those with: a lovely pearlscale, a single fantail...
Always keep fancys with fancys. Don't never ever mix them with comets or other torpedoe shaped golds. Permanent tankmates need to be about 4-5 inches long and not out number your golds., but is usually not a good idea to keep fancy golds with other than fancy gold. They can't compete for the food and the are messy . Sounds like a lot..well you can go pick up a 15gal for his permanet home, but with anything; ONLY a single bottom feeder hardy to temp and water quality (which will always suck at its level) and fake plants.
I almost got a gold by semi-impulse last week, but we have an empty 18 gallon and a 20 needing repair in the garage. ^_^
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I would take Christmas' advice. Goldies are best in species-only tanks (I have kept them with a pleco) and fancy with fancy, like she said. You can have an extremely interesting tank with just goldies. Be sure you have super duper filtration.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I actually did buy this fish on impulse. I had all the tank equipent laying around the house and just decided to make use of it. He was the smallest red cap I'd seen recently (maybe an inch). I guess he's going back soon since my next tank will be in the works once summer starts (80-100 SW reef).
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