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  1. the 'sapzzing' could be a cause of poor water, honestly, the the tank is too small and the snails could be just adding more waste, don't put a betta in there as he will add more waste and kill the fish, but when you can afford, try a get a 20 gallon tank as common's can grow to at leasty 12 inches

  2. Uhhh, I am at another end of the opinion spectrum regarding the 10 gallon/Fancy 20 gallon/Common rule. I wouldnt say it is a "myth", but I think it is very, very **generous** in that I think Commons/Comets need at least 100 gallons to move and grow in and perhaps 40 gallons of very clean water per fish to "thrive" in...

    IMHO, "thriving" is what my rescue Goldie, "Pete", has done since moving from an overcrowded feeder fish tank into a 180 gallon aquarium, less than a month ago. He has *at least* doubled in size and his color intensity has gone through the roof. He is vibrant and stunningly beautiful.

    "Thriving" means the fish's full potential is being realized... not just that the fish is kept plugging along. Potentially, each of your Comets will get to 18" long [tails inlcluded] and will live 20-30 years. Google "Common Goldfish Standard" and go to the Bristol Aquarist's website. Look at the "Common" Goldies on that site. The non-descript little fish seen bee-bopping around in feeder fish tanks, [potentially] bloom into something quite else. :)

    I'm glad you're getting that larger tank, though. Good for you.

    Common, Comet and Shubunkins can grow to full size in 20 gallons, my aunty has a fully grown comet in a 20 gallon tank

  3. Today i went into the lfs, just to see what fish the fish store owner got in, and blow me down, he got he most beautiful phoenix eggfish, and sure enough, it had reserved on the tank :rolleyes: i must of been in there so many times he knows what i want, he was 25 bucks, but he was worth it! he's got a little black on his fins but the rest of him is orange.

    p.s. i know what your thinking, but my camera is getting fixed

  4. my camera is in getting fixed but as soon as i get it back i'll snap a few shots! they're only small, but they're so cute!

    It was so hard to choose, it was either the calico or there was one who was plain orange with black fins

    i still need names lol

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