Originally Posted by Autumnsky
Wow, it is hard to imagine the little guy getting that big. And in most peoples tanks it wouldn't
Please share how old the big Goldie is and what living conditions/tank/pond it was raised in, and now lives. That is a really beautiful fish.
Thank you and it would be great if you could do the same thing with the "feeder" goldfish too.
My daughter "rescued" a couple feeders and of course they were tiny 1.5-2 inches long and now maybe 8-10", in the pond, after 2 years.
My goldfish of the same breed, though different colors, was purchased super small. Just shorter than my pinky and thin. I had him in a ten gallon and he had stunted growth. I upgraded to a thirty gallon (just him in the tank) and he is now about the length of my hand. Granted I have generally small hands... he is definitely at least 5-6 inches now. And plump but not fat
He's a fighter seeing as he's gone through fish illness a lot in the ten gallon and survived a whole big move to a new apartment. Had to put him in a bucket for the move while I took down and set up the new tank in my new place.
But he is definitely happier. I run two filters on it to get about 450 gph
. And I'm thinking of adding a third. My city water is like... the worst ever.