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It’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!
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My 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.
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 one
 
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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 one
Two full grown common, comet, or shubinkin would be your max. Which isn’t much, not a lot of chance at finding one with a super friendly personality, and kinda locks you in for the rest of their life, unless you can re home them. Which is why I suggested the smaller breeds, it could be cute having a tank of wiggle butt fish!
 
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thanks for the chart
i only scrolled through it as its 3am, here ,its bookmarked for tomorrow to read,
along with redraining my pond and resetting it for the last time
 
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It’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!
that thought has already crossed my mind
 
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My pond is a little under 3000 gallons and I have 4 fish total, 3 are koi. For a 150 gallon pond with a filter, you could easily have 6 goldfish. Don't worry about them getting big goldfish grow very slowly. Think about where you got the fish. Did they have a 150-gallon aquarium with only 6 fish in it? You could actually have a few more but too many fish make things look chaotic and not peaceful.
 
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Here's what I have, 3 goldfish, and one minnow. I had 4 goldfish, but one dissapeared a month or so ago.
My pond is about 2 feet deep, (mabe a few inches more) and about 3000 gallons total.DSCN1202 (Copy).jpgFertilizer for tomatoes.jpg
 
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My pond will be about 675 Gal. How many gold fish will this pond support?
 

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The problem with that is that a 1" fish today will soon be a 4" fish and possibly get even larger.
 
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