- Mar 29, 2019
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lolIt’s easy to get a bit carried away. Next you’ll be planning a bigger pond, with a full sized bog, and all the trimmings!
i didnt know they grew to 12 " thats a massive fish, so based on what i read 1"per 10 gallons i would be maxed out with oneMy goldfish are pushing the foot long size, and that’s not including the long flowing tails. Shubinkin are very pretty, long flowing fins, reasonable price, nice colors. But: goldfish come in different max sizes based on what kind they are. Comet, common, shubinkin, the standard body type goldfish get up to a foot long. Bubble eye, celestial, the round type stay smaller, swim slower, and are bred to be kept as a pet. If your pond is close to your house, with few predators in the area- no neighborhood cats, herons, cranes, other fish water animals, you could stock more of those. However: all goldfish will breed if given the chance and good conditions, and you have a mix of genders. 2 could quickly become a hundred if the eggs aren’t eaten, and the fry survive. Then you face the dilemma of finding them new homes, either by building a new bigger pond, or by giving them away. And that’s every year that they breed. Sometimes even twice a year. Not to scare you off fish, I love mine, but it’s good for thought. If you can get someone who raises goldfish, they can help pick out fish most likely of one gender. I have to base my assumptions on gender on how they act in the springtime. There are ways to tell based on anal fins... I’m no expert.