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Post by MoonysMammals on Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:27 am

Hello,
I have a question. I got given 3 comet goldfish from my dad, I only have a 36 Gallon tank with a Pelco and some catfish in it. [They ate 2 of my Catfish, put the other 2 in my other tank with mollies]
Would the goldfish be okay to live in a 36 Gallon or should I try and Rehome them to someone with a pond or a bigger tank?

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Post by PlecoMark on Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Hi,
I have the same number of fish, but in a 67 gallon tank. My gold fish are medium size (3") with my spotted pleco. How long are you goldfish?
I don't see any reason why you cant do what you suggest.
Your catfish must be small, if they were eaten. to bad, so sad, but life goes on.

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Post by Sbenson11 on Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:12 am

This is an old post and I’m sure the original poster is long gone, but for the sake of a discussion. Personally I am not fond of Pleco’s, but that’s just me. Yes I know that can help keep the green slim off the inside of your tank, but that has to go somewhere, and it doesn’t leave your tank. They add a tremendous bio load to your tank that is not worth it to me. Especially when you have dirty fish like Goldfish in the tank to start with.

I have not looked at Goldfish in a pet store recently, so I’m not sure what they classify as a medium fish, but 3” is a small goldfish in my book. They can get quit large and it’s good to have an exit plan for when they outgrow your tank. Personally I have rehomed all of my goldfish and have moved on to keeping much smaller fish. Actually that’s a complete lie, except for the rehome part. I have given away all my goldfish to friends with ponds that don’t keep Koi.

I do like Goldfish just the same; post a few pictures of your fish if you get a chance.

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Post by alexmtl on Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:11 pm

@Sbenson11 wrote:Personally I have rehomed all of my goldfish and have moved on to keeping much smaller fish. Steve

I knew and always hoped that someday Steve would come over from the darkside and keep guppies and snails.Laughing Laughing
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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:16 pm

I probably should breed Guppies, Myrtle loves them Shocked

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Post by alexmtl on Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:27 pm

@Sbenson11 wrote:I probably should breed Guppies, Myrtle loves them Shocked

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I thought Myrtle was vegan ??
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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:47 pm

@alexmtl wrote:
@Sbenson11 wrote:I probably should breed Guppies, Myrtle loves them Shocked

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I thought Myrtle was vegan ??

I'm just messing with you, I would't be able to feed live fish to the turtles. She eats a lot of the plants in her end of the pond. She does eat some pellets, but loves lettuce, blueberries and grapes.

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Post by alexmtl on Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:39 pm

@Sbenson11 wrote:
@alexmtl wrote:
@Sbenson11 wrote:I probably should breed Guppies, Myrtle loves them Shocked

Steve

I thought Myrtle was vegan ??

I'm just messing with you, I would't be able to feed live fish to the turtles. She eats a lot of the plants in her end of the pond. She does eat some pellets, but loves lettuce, blueberries and grapes.

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Too late, I already made the call. Greta Thunberg is heading to Newfoundland. That's quite the carbon footprint you're making.
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