Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-11-2016, 11:53 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 159
big fish, little tank

if you can find a really large plastic storage tub and hang a really strong filter on it also keep changeing the water at least 50% twice a week because goldfish are coldwater fish no need for heater unless temp gets to frreezing-just be mindful of ammonia and then you could wait until spring too release him too pond
__________________

__________________
sheilak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
fishboy123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 81
I have not got a container big enough for him. He should be fine in there for the winter. Also for some reason his colour looks very faded and washed out? Could this be because of the bad living conditions he was in? If so will he ever get his colour back?
__________________

__________________
fishboy123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2016, 11:50 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
fishboy123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 81
How can I get him to get his colour back?
__________________
fishboy123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
pmvaldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Wyoming USA
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toad View Post
Maybe winter him this year and then introduce into the pond in spring? That way you have time to fatten him up and get him ready.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Aquarium Advice mobile app
follow toads advise
__________________
pmvaldon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 10:31 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acewiza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: CO
Posts: 299
I have 7 goldfish averaging around this size I winter inside in a 125-gal. The main issue, which is not really a problem - just something to be aware of, is they are dirty. I don't know if is their excrement, their constant digging in the substrate or what, but the filters on that tank fill up at a rate about 3 times faster than my other strictly tropical tanks. I run 2 120-gal rated cannister filters in series to allow headroom for filter maintenance. They typically seem to be lasting less than a month before the front-facing unit starts to clog.
__________________
acewiza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:23 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Ironworker161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Ambridge PA
Posts: 72
Hi fish boy, I wish I would have seen this post sooner. Hopefully you still have the fish inside. He needs to be fattened up before he can deal with cold water. Goldfish stop eating once the temp goes much below 50 degrees and they basically go into a state of hibernation . To do that they need fat stores to survive on. So keep him indoors until the water temp outside is at least 60 degrees. Then you can acclimate him in a bag or bucket. Also, I've found that a 32 gallon plastic trash can makes an excellent temporary home for fish. I always keep a clean spare one on hand. Just in case I need it. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Ironworker161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
big, common, fish, gold, goldfish, pond

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm giving away a free common goldfish for a pond in Metro Vancouver secretaccount Canada 0 06-07-2013 04:01 AM
Common goldfish & fancy goldfish coalcut Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 11-04-2011 09:51 AM
Common Pleco - Too Common? JackSpadesSI Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 04-17-2011 11:14 AM
This is why Plecos NEED a BIG BIG BIG tank.....come look.. Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 36 03-14-2009 03:40 AM
Common Pleco - not so common sense lmw80 Show Off/Photography 3 12-20-2004 10:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.