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.No koi hybrids, just common, comet, or shubunkin (please specify). Very interested to see how big your fish are!!
jus' fer edumacation purposes, Keith; yellow and black = KI Utsuri; what you have is orange/red and black = Hi utsuri as you noted.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
we're gonna now expect 16" gf, jhn; better get crackin' on that feeding schedule...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.
WHAT??? Give up road clearing AND chocolate???? Blasphemy!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
Yep giving up sweets of any kind I have figured is not in my cards. I have no self control when any are in our home. If they are here they get eaten and oh boy I have discovered Safeway has an ice cream that is called Extreme Chocolate Moose Tracks and it is to die for!WHAT??? Give up road clearing AND chocolate???? Blasphemy!
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Shubunkins get that big??? I thought the max was about 6"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.
noppa, 14-16" max but I think you'll find most end up at 10" or less. If you feed a lot and there's a lot of protein, I bet you could approach that max number! Better tell your lil newbs they're on a diet right from the start!Shubunkins get that big??? I thought the max was about 6"
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