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Old 07-07-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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Hi all,We are Liz & Chris. We've got a 95 Litre aquarium with 2 bio filters, some plants & decorations - a log to hide in, an archway, a rock feature & a fake coral. We have had the tank for around a month & stocked it with our 3 existing fish Shaft (goldfish), Spot (Shubunkin) and Boggle (Blackmoor). Last Saturday we got an additional Blackmoor, Wobble (he's struggling to settle in - I've posted in unhealthy thread & have had some help already....thank you). We have been doing fairly regular water changes with the tank being new but are going down to once a week now. Loving fish keeping - they come to see Mummy whenever I go near to tank and provide hours of entertainment as they play in the bubbles!!!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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That's a small tank for three goldies!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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So I believe thanks to this forum & some great Internet sites - was nice of the shop to let us know, given they are a specialist breeding shop & they said we could have up to 8 fish - that obviously can't happen (
They seem happy though (have a look at the pic of the tank & see what you think) & we have 2 filters which I think will be helping & if we stay on top of water changes I think we'll be alright. We have decided that once these babies are stable & settled & we've got used to fish keeping that we will probably buy a bigger tank anyway.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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How big are they at the moment? The rule for goldies is 1fish=80l then 40l per additional fish so for four you would need about 200l.

Shubunkin not included in that those ones need a pond.
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I have 6 goldys in a 110litre cube tank & seem to be fine, although I will be changing to tropical soon. But I do agree goldfish can get huge if you give them a very large tank , if not it stunts there growth with there internal organs still growing inside the fish will eventually die before it's time. I have a 160litre tank that's tropical & my cube tank. Goldfish have always been a fav of mine and are very hardy as long as you do pwc once a week.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #7
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Oh dear....I wouldn't want them to die early perhaps we will have to get a pond or when they get a bit bigger give them to someone with a pond (I had thought I'd read that Blackmoors are not hardy enough for a pond though?). At the moment shaft the "basic" Goldie is quite petite at 3 inches long & quite slender. Our Shubunkin is growing quite quickly (& greedy!) at about 4 inches & thick set. Our first Blackmoor, Boggle is quite small at the moment probably only 2.5-3 inches, his tail etc is still quite small, think he's very young our 2nd Blackmoor Wobble is bigger at about 5 inches with much bigger tail & fins than Boggle. As they get a bit bigger we will have to start asking around re a pond. Either that or buy another 95L & move 2 into that tank?
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Don't worry yourself, the main thing is your in the hobby & truth be told its addictive. I have 2 tanks in my flat, & I'm always looking for another one but the wife said one more & I'm out the door. So it's all about space, if you have the room get a bigger tank when you can afford it as you will know these are pretty expensive in the shop's. Saying that 95l tank is a great start up tank even for a few goldfish. I'm no expert but if you like the hobby it's only a matter of time till you upgrade to a bigger tank . Good luck with your fishys.
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