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gold fish at the bottom have a tendency to stay in one corner

Discussion in 'Goldfish/Coldwater Discussion' started by diane beckett, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. diane beckett

    diane beckett New Fish

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    " i;m having a prolbem with my gold fish staying in one corner of the tank, and there eating , andthey look healthy, but they don,t want to go to the other side of the tank! wondering why! could it be the air bubbles! i would like some advice ty! diane pennsylvannia!
     


  2. Seleya

    Seleya Superstar Fish

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    Could you please provide us with more information?

    How old is the tank? Water parameters? How many and what type of fish? How big is the tank? Filtration, chemicals used, new additions? Anything else you think may be helpful?
     
  3. diane beckett

    diane beckett New Fish

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    MY GOLD FISH,

    SIR,
    I BELIEVE I HADE 2 MANY GOLD FISH IN MY TANK, I HADE LIKE 7 I TOOK 5 OUT NOW THEY SEEM 2 B GOOD , SWIMMING AROIND BETTER, "QUESTION " HOW MANY GOLD FISH DO U RECOMMEND FOR A TEN GALLON TANK?? TY DIANE BECKETT!:)
     
  4. ninamarie

    ninamarie Superstar Fish

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    2.5 gal per gold fish?
    4 goldies?
     
  5. jd_energy

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    i think 7 should be fine for a 10g tank as long as they are around an inch each or a little bigger. As for staying to one side of the tank, i don't know, unless there was a turtle on the other side lol
     
  6. James From Cali

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    Well most goldies get to 6 inches. 1 Goldfish for a 10g with good filtration.
     
  7. James From Cali

    James From Cali Superstar Fish

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    Also, what type of goldies do you have? What are your water parameters? They may be in some form of spike attack.
     
  8. jd_energy

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    james is right if they are that big and you don't plan on getting a bigger tank, i figure about an inch a gallon so just judge by that.
     
  9. James From Cali

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    Yeah I say that if you are capable to at least get abigger tank for two(at least 20g's) and you have two goldfish already keep them in there and just keep up on those water changes.
     
  10. Igor The Cat

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    the steadfast goldfish rule is a min. of 20gal and then another 10gal for each fish

    cheers

    -Java
     
  11. Lotus

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    At least. I have a Black Moor in a 10g and he/she is happy being a bachelor/bachelorette.
     
  13. fibrechunk

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    Inch per gal is a good rule. As they grow you will have to move some
    of the fish though. I have one by himself in my 55 gal tank...seems happy *SUPERSMIL
     
  14. Lotus

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    Unfortunately, the inch per gallon rule doesn't work with goldfish!
     
  15. ninamarie

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    YIKES wow things change.
    I thought it 2g per fish thanks lotus.
     
  16. Seleya

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    Cooler water species are overall different than small trops regarding safe stocking rules -- as the temperature goes down, oxygen levels etc change as well. Beyond that, goldfish most definitely require more space -- compared to many regularly kept species, they are fast growing, messy fish. Think of them more along the lines of oscars than guppies for demands.

    The 1"/gal. rule (suggestion) really only addresses very small tetras etc, not really any fish which grows beyond ~ 4". It is only the goldfish's hardiness which allows them to live in the conditions many well-meaning people put them in and think it's fine. Surviving and thriving are two entirely different things.
     
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  17. diane beckett

    diane beckett New Fish

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    GOLD FISH

    HOW ABOUT JD, IF I HAVE 2 GOLDFISH IN A 10 GALLON TANK, HOW,S THAT SOUND BUT THE 1 IS ABOUT 2INCHES AND THE OTHER IS TINY. , DO GOLD FISH GET BIG , YA KNOW I HADE 7 GOLDFISH IN A TEN GALLON TANK, AND THEY WERE ALL STRESSED OUT, ERICTIC IN MOVEMENT, SO THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE REASON THEY WEREN,T MOVING AROUND THE TANK, SO I TOOK 5 OUT AND NOW I HAVE 2 AND THEY SEEM 2 B DOING FINE!
    DIANE BECKETT ( PENNSYLVANIA_
     
  18. Igor The Cat

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    most commet godlfish will easily reach 10" in aquaria.....

    cheers

    -Java
     
  19. THUNDER

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    For many years, I've known that Goldfish need 5 gallons each, until I was brought to MFT, I learned several new things. It was shocking to see that Goldfish need more room, so I've gone with the 20/1st-10/2nd+ rule and I share that info with the customers. Also, I've known for Goldfish to be slow growers, but now people on here are saying Goldfish grows fast.

    Many information changes with time and we all learn new things.

    Technically, Diane, the 10G is too small for 2 Goldfish. If I'm not mistaken, there is a Goldfish that is very small (dwarf), but I dont remember the name of it. They only reach an inch or two?

    There must be more air supply in a Goldfish tank. I have 2 of 18" airstones with one air pump suitable for 30-60 gallons with two lines. Goldfish produces excessive waste and good water circulation is a must. Think of it, do you like going outside for fresh air? The same for Goldfish, needing fresh oxygen in the water.

    Plus, more oxygen will be beneifical for the bacterias in the filter.

    Thunder
     
  20. homebunnyj

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    I don't believe there is a dwarf goldfish, at least not that I have ever heard of or read about.
    The way oxygen gets into the water is by surface gas exchange. That means you need good surface agitation, and bubbles in the water don't add oxygen at all. If you like the looks of them, fine, that's what they are for. It's a good idea to provide lots of extra filtration in a goldfish tank, since they produce a lot of waste. As an example, on my 55 I run a filter rated for a 70 gallon and one rated for a 60 gallon-- over double the amount the filters are recommended to be able to handle. It really helps.
     
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