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Old 10-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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What kind of gold fish?

I went to a fair today, and they had some games with goldfish as the prize. I won one of them, and so I was wondering what kind it is. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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A picture is the only sure way to identify it but if it was a fair the only goldfish I've ever seen on those games are common goldfish.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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Sorry! I mean to put a picture on and then I forgot to do it! Haha here's the picture
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That's a little fantail.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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Not sure what goldfish it is but make sure you keep it in a nice big tank.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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It's a fantail for sure. They need at least a 20 gallon tank.
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Are fantails the common ones or a fancy?
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Fantails are considered fancy goldfish
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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Ok. Make sure you get a at least 20 gallon tank with filter for the fantail lindsey
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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Any goldfish with a double tail is considered a fancy goldfish although theres exceptions to this rule and breeds that cross lines between double & single tails. Common goldfish are what you typically see in feeder tanks at the lfs.
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Ok, thanks everyone. And I have it in a 55g tank, so no worries. And another question. How many more gold fish can I put in that tank?
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3 more fancies.
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I think a 55 can hold 2 fancy goldfish. It needs a good filter too.
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Make sure you have a good filteration system. Goldfish are messy fish.
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In a 55g? Right now, you could manage another 2-3 fancies. Larger adults would be a bit cramped in a 55g at this number though. Make sure you have hefty filtration (min 550gph) and stay on top of your water changes. Its always a good idea to understock with messy goldies.
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Ok, I have a good filter then.
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what type?
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I can't remember what's its called but its meant for a 55g tank.
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If the filter is 'meant' for a 55g, then its likely not enough. You want filtration in the 550gph+ range. You may need another filter to reach a higher capacity. I run 2 hob's 'meant' for 90+g tanks on my 55's.
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Especially since they are goldfish more filteration is needed.
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