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Rachel
Regular Member
Username: luvmykids

Post Number: 105
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 12:07 am:       

At work someone is fish sitting for our boss. The fish is a fancy goldfish--I don't know what kind. It's fatter than the common and has fancy tail fins.

The poor thing is in a one gallon. Of course, I commented on it so it will probably get back to our boss (a super nice guy). If he asks me what size tank would be better, what should my answer be?

Right now the fish isn't very big. I don't know how old it is, but I'm guessing not too old.
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 7240
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 07:35 am:       

A minimum of a thirty gallon tank for the first couple years. If it lives, it will get close to a foot long, and honestly even a 55 is inadequate for a foot long fish for the 20+ years it should live...but would allow it to have a friend or two with it for a few years.

You'll probably have a hard sell to convince him...



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Rachel
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Username: luvmykids

Post Number: 106
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 07:39 pm:       

Thanks Cindy. No doubt it would be a hard sell but maybe he'll get at least a bigger tank.

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M.W.
New Member
Username: fish_fan

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 09:35 am:       

As Cindy said, a 30 gallon is good for now, then a 100 gallon would be good, remind him goldies dont need heaters and filters, so his cost will be $100-500 bucks where I live... But if he loves the fish, it doesn't matter.
I LUV Fish!
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Garrett
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Username: happiegilmor49

Post Number: 769
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 09:05 pm:       

Goldfish definately do need filters
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someone
Junior Member
Username: cutencuddly084

Post Number: 13
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 07:46 pm:       

oh my god lol and I thought I was the dumbest person here
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rob
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Username: rob

Post Number: 7
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 05:05 am:       

They don't need heaters do need filters, an air stone would be of benefit. Other than that just fake plants and gravel.
Just smile and nod - Im used to it...
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