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> Ok To Add A Fish?
post Sat, 05 Dec 2009 5:49 am
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I currently have a 20 gal. tank with a 30 gal. filter. I have a small lionhead (maybe 3-4 inches). Is it ok to add just one more fish? Should I be wary oflarger sizedgoldfish to add? I am perfectly happyjust keeping my lonhead girl, Ijust wantedto check. smile.gif

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If you have had your lionhead in your tank for longer than 1 month, yes, you could put another goldfish in. Beause lionheads have big tails, do not go for a faster fish eg comets,shubunkins, and any other goldfish that is tropedo shaped and has a small, quick tail. They can also be called 'single tailed'. The reason is that the quicker one hogs the food and becomes a 'bully'.

Here are some pictures of the fish you do not want to get:

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this is a comet, notice the thin body and tail.

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again, note the slenderness of the fish.

now, any fish with big, puffy tails like your lionhead can be added to your tank. they will feed exactly the same and will not battle for food. I would go for a ranchu or a poeyed goldfish, or even a male lionhead so they can breed!here are some pictures of some goldfish you can add to your tank:

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now, about the size of your fish. try to get the same size fish as the one you've got now, not too big (or it will be a bully) and not to small ( or your original fish will be a bully).

the rule of thumb is every fish takes up about 10l of water when fully grown, so if you had a 30l tank, you could add 3 fish, but because you have a 20l, you can only have 2.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please ask or email me.

your mate, Joe peace.gif

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