Howdy, I just joined the forums!
I currently have no fish, but am doing my research. It will be several months before I can even consider bringing fish into my life, especially considering this whole corona pandemic...
My current thoughts:
**I would like a trio of Ranchu goldfish. I am worried however, about fights breaking out. I would really rather have either all females, or all males, because I don't want any breeding to happen. However, will a trio of males fight each other? Am I better off getting a trio of females? In either situation, how common do fights break out? If at all. I have heard goldfish are rather peaceful, and I've read fancy goldfish are quite sociable and shouldn't be kept alone. I also don't know if male or female ranchus behave any differently based on sex. Also, if anyone here keeps males and females together, do the females get stressed by males trying to breed them or is not an issue?
**Would a 55 gallon be sufficient space for a trio of adult ranchus? More? I am not wanting to go below a 55 gallon really; the more the merrier.
**I've also read on some fishkeeping websites that they can be kept ideally between 64-71 degrees Fahrenheit. Is this accurate?
I'm just taking small steps for now; I know they will need a good filtration system and a light among other things. But I will worry about asking these questions further in the future so as not to overwhelm myself aha