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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:39 pm

Let us know how you get on!
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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:15 am

just to clarify - a regular (ordinary) goldfish and comets grow to 10 - 12 inches

Black moors, fantails, pearlscales etc etc - all the 'fancy' ones grow 8 - 10 inches.

However - the cooler water for goldfish hold less oxygen and this is normally the limiting factor to how many fish you can house (combined with physical swimming space, personal space, and bioload) - now for now your tank will be ok - and the 7 year old will probably stay at the size they are now - but they may have a growth spurt if the tank you have them in is bigger than the old one.

Dont add more fish - youll make the whole lot suffer in the long run Wink - but I would suggest buying a big external filter - bigger as in something rated ar 200-300 liters and to get an air pump running 24/7 - with everything running like this - i dont see any massive problems long term.

If you added more fish recently, you may be able to return them to the LFS but if not - dont sweat it too much - without wanting to sound mean or insulting - you may well lose a fish or two anyway.

Ive just converted to coldwater fish and have 6 fantails in 185liter tank (plus external filter capacity of 12liters)

In theory im overstocked (especially given I have white cloud minnows in the tank too and getting weather loaches) but the problem with stating population for a tank is that there are a great many issues and factors to take into consideration.

Welcome to TFF and the whacky world of fishkeepers Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 pm

Hi Rich,

thanks for the advice,
but you know when i bought my filter , i asked the assistant that i need a filter, and i want a bigger one, but he said its too big for my tank it will blow my fishes , so i end up with the filter just fine with my 40 ltrs tank,, if i read this before i should buy the bigger one, , never mind,,

thanks anyway , i will save money to buy more larger tank ! hahahhaah,,
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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:29 am

Hiya, sorry I am a bit late saying Hello, but better late than never!
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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:31 am

Fishfan wrote:
Hiya, sorry I am a bit late saying Hello, but better late than never!


Late...i'll give you late....what time you call this then ?.............

Ive missed you..........
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PostSubject: Re: very new here   Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:32 am

Fishfan wrote:
Hiya, sorry I am a bit late saying Hello, but better late than never!


hi Fishfan,, thank you ,,
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