How many goldfish


Joined
May 6, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
2
Country
Canada
How many goldfish can I stock in 180 gallon pond just the small store ones
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
10,404
Reaction score
8,246
Location
Ct
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
It's not so much how many fish can one cram into 180 gallons . I could keep 150 small feeder gold fish in a 180 gallons but I'd have a filter 4 times the size needed for 180 gallons . It's the person themethods you chose is how successful you'll be only after yo succeed and fail.
 

mrsclem

mrsclem
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Messages
5,194
Reaction score
4,665
Location
st. mary's county, md.
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
United States
The small store goldfish will grow, what is 1-2" now can grow to 8-10". And let's not forget how quickly they breed! Start out with a few and get to know your pond before overcrowding it.
 

addy1

water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
Moderator
Donor
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
43,392
Reaction score
27,951
Location
Frederick, Maryland
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
or get fantails, they stay smaller and are neat fish. I have them in my 300 gallon hot tub pond. I did not want goldfish in that pond they breed too much and get too big.
 
Joined
Jul 12, 2009
Messages
3,948
Reaction score
2,641
Location
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
Hardiness Zone
6a
Most of us have a problem with our fish multiplying causing an overcrowded condition which will result in poor water quality.

So, please listen when everyone suggests keeping the numbers down from the start.
180 gallons is very small, I would only add a few.
 
Ad

Advertisements

j.w

I Love my Goldies
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
31,395
Reaction score
19,159
Location
Arlington, Washington
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
USDA 8a
Country
United States
1620408955279.gif
@Mojo50
Just 2 or 3 to start and see how it goes. I like the Shubunkin goldfish or the Fat Fantail's w/the wiggly butts!
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top