How big is your biggest goldfish?

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No koi hybrids, just common, comet, or shubunkin (please specify). Very interested to see how big your fish are!!
 
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No koi hybrids, just common, comet, or shubunkin (please specify). Very interested to see how big your fish are!!
Currently mine are between 7-9" that are about 4.5 years old in a 125 gallon pond. But I used to have some that were 12-13" in the same pond. They were about 8 years old. All were raised from babies that were carnival/ feeder goldfish.
 
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Mine are shubunkins . They are young having just purchased them a month ago at 3”…they are 4” now…I have seven in a 900 gallon pond….
 

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I've got a couple at 10+ inches, they're 11 years old. The vast majority are fry that grew up and more in the 8+ inch range. There's some that were born last summer (3/4") and many that are also 2-5". I know, I know, a lot more info than you wanted to know! :cool: :p :p :p
 
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I don’t have any really large goldfish even though some are more than 10 years old. Here is a pic from 2 months ago. My largest goldfish are 7-9 inches. There are a few behind the black and yellow Koi. (Hi Utsuri)
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I don’t have any really large goldfish even though some are more than 10 years old. Here is a pic from 2 months ago. My largest goldfish are 7-9 inches. There are a few behind the black and yellow Koi. (Hi Utsuri)View attachment 146341
jus' fer edumacation purposes, Keith; yellow and black = KI Utsuri; what you have is orange/red and black = Hi utsuri as you noted.
 

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Have some around 9” but none are that old, as they were constantly getting picked off by herons, will see how they do with the net over the pond now.
 
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Have some around 9” but none are that old, as they were constantly getting picked off by herons, will see how they do with the net over the pond now.
we're gonna now expect 16" gf, jhn; better get crackin' on that feeding schedule...:cool::p
 

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Most are 4 to 6" but I have a couple like the one in the middle of this photo that is about and 8 or 9"er or maybe more and he/she is over 15 yrs old. One of the 12 feeder fish I started my pond off with in the beginning.

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sigh no clue, the heron wiped out my big ones in the 1000 gallon pond, so all smallish now, in the big pond, guessing might be 10ish inches, maybe bigger maybe smaller,
 
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A few of my comets and shubunkins are over 12 inches, 14 or maybe more? I have a difficult time holding them with both hands if I have to catch them for some reason.

But I'm a chronic over-feeder and since my pond is in a greenhouse it stays pretty warm. I feed most every day, year round and filtration runs all the time.

A couple of days ago is the first time this season they have not come up for food. Yesterday they did. If they come to the surface, I feed them. If they don't, I pass on feeding them.
 

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I think they say that the fish will live longer if you don't overfeed but you know "they" say a lot of things. I underfeed mine and I never see any fat fish in the pond. They are all pretty streamlined. Maybe I should do the same for myself :D
 

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