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DeviLFisH
blush.gif wonder is it over crowded?
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QUOTE(DeviLFisH @ Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:06 pm)
blush.gif wonder is  it over crowded?
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Of coz! Can just manage 6 young fish in a 2ft X 3 ft X 2ft.
Hope that help.
CP
Assuming your tank is 2x1.5x1.5 its abt 120 litres of water.
I would recommend at lest 80l per fish so its only 1 or max 2.That way with 100% water change per week its managable.

If you really want to keep 6,they have to be young fishes less than 1 inch and chances are they will not grow big.Water changes has to be more frequent and nitrate levels are to be kept below 50ppm.
DeviLFisH
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:37 am)
Assuming your tank is 2x1.5x1.5 its abt 120 litres of water.
I would recommend at lest 80l per fish so its only 1 or max 2.That way with 100% water change per week its managable.

If you really want to keep 6,they have to be young fishes less than 1 inch and chances are they will not grow big.Water changes has to be more frequent and nitrate levels are to be kept below 50ppm.
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blush.gif ya mine 2ft is those standard one lor....


I see..thanks for ur info by the way how to know the nitrate level than?how to test?
CP
Get a nitrate test kit,many diff. brands in the market,I use Tetra and its available at most LFS.
wycklk
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Sat, 29 Jan 2005 9:37 am)
If you really want to keep 6,they have to be young fishes less than 1 inch and chances are they will not grow big.Water changes has to be more frequent and nitrate levels are to be kept below 50ppm.
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May i know why the goldfish will not grow big ?
CP
Or maybe shd I say they will not reach the full potential of their size.Keep an arowana in a 2ft tank and another in a 6ft tank and which will grow bigger?

6 goldfish in 2ft tank is less than 20litres per fish.Thats the volume of a big can of paint.Fill a disused paint can with water and rear a goldfish in it,how big can it grow?

And in cramped environments,fishes secrete growth inhibitors.See this topic.

http://www.RafflesGold.com/forums/index.ph...topic=1661&st=0


Hope that helps.
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