Originally Posted by kaysee1960
Not sure about the size of the tank...I think it's maybe 20 litres....but thanks for the reply, I will check out the filter you recommended....thanks again
Hello! I guess it could have been worse: she could have left you caring for a big dog or something! Lol
So how many goldfish are there and are they the fancy type or the single tail type?
Being very 'dirty' fish, goldfish need a lot of water, and a lot of water changes. And a big filter.
Pet shops sell goldfish as beginner fish, usually in small 'beginner' tanks, but I've found they are actually quite labour intensive to keep.
Admittedly I have a comet in only about a 280 litre tank with a similar sized gibbiceps, but even with over filtration (1000 l/hr external canister, 2 internal canisters and 2 powered sponge filters) I still have to do large water changes every couple of days to keep the water clear. I also have a bare bottom tank for them so Ivan keep it very clean. When I had them with gravel it was gross!