Feeding and water changes

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    Iam currently having 8 young golds ie 2 2" and 6 4".being new just a week I need advice on how frequently iam supposed to feed them,how frequently do I change water and is it full change or what %,how often do I clean the tank,how often do I clean my submersible filter ...
     
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    You want to be doing small water changes each day for the first 2 weeks until your filter kicks in. Around 20%.
    After that usually 50-30% each week or two. Really depends on the load. So go buy a water test kit and do your own judgement.
    When cleaning the filter use aquarium water, never tap water. Usually once a month.

    Also make sure you dechlorinate the water or the beneficial bacteria won't take off. Try add done bio balls to speed up the cycle
     
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    @Irie G How big is your tank? Is this outdoors?
     
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    Hey thanks,what's done bio balls?
     
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    Am currently using 105 litres water volume
     
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    Oh, you're talking about an indoor tank and not a pond. Sorry, I misunderstood.
     
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    Yep,am living in flats so fr now I can only have indoor tank
     
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    People will disagree on how much you change water on tank fish all the time. Look at this chart:

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    You're not safe till you hit day 35.... When you change your tank water, you add a dechlorinator like Prime and that holds the ammonia for 3 or 4 days. My advise is that the first 2 weeks you change 90% of the water every 3-4 days then after that you do 90% 5-6 days. On day 35, your water changes can become weekly at a smaller percentage but in my opinion the fish will get sick if you don't do 90% weekly.

    PS: 105 liters = 29 gallons, which means it's good for two gold fish.... Your fish will get sick as they grow. Downsize to two fish or increase the size of the tank.
     
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    2 goldfish for 105 litres tank seems low. What if you have the ultimate filtration system. How many goldfish then, still two?
     
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    4 in the first year maybe...

    Remember they grow... golden rule is 20 gallons for the first and then gallons per additional.
     
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    Definitely can agree on that. Then you see tiny bowls being sold for goldfish. Cruelty, how are they not banned!
     
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    Haha there should be a law against that
     
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