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Old 04-05-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Average Goldfish Growth?

I have 3 goldfish that were bought as feeders, but my crayfish died so now I'm just keeping them.

One of them I bought before the other two and its only grown to 1.5 inches, while the other two were bought a month afterwards.

The other 2 have grown from 1 inch to 5 inches, in less than two months. Is this normal for what I'm assuming are comet goldfish.
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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It's been my experience that goldfish, even feeder goldfish, if you get healthy ones, grow pretty quickly.

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Feeder/comet golds grow quickly...much more quickly than fancies, as long as you have plenty of space, well-filtered, regularly-changed water, and plenty of a good diet.
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i would not worry about your slow grower i am sure he will come along
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k thanks guys
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Most likely the other has been stunted, this happens due to overcrowding or being kept in too small of an aquarium. Comet/common goldfish (as most feeders are) need 15 gallons per fish, it seems you are doing a great job, since they can potentially grow 2" per month and can get as large as 12". HTH
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