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Hi - me again For the first time yesterday I decided to weigh my fish (reeeeally should have done it months ago). I know my fish Bubbles is a big girl but I didn't actually realise how much bigger! To put it in context I got my three fish Bubbles, Nessie and Scooter at the same time from the same fantail goldfish tank at my LFS. The shopkeeper said that they were all born this year. Bubbles was very slightly bigger than the other two so at the time I just assumed she was a few weeks older . When I weighed them yesterday Nessie came in at 17grams, Scooter at 18grams and Bubbles ..... 77grams!! . So for a fishy that is not quite a year old yet I was wondering if there is any way of telling how much bigger she is going to get? Although she is a fantail I'm starting to think I may need to treat her space wise as a common goldfish and allocate her a good 100 liters or so in any tank she is in. This picture was taken a few weeks after I got them. This is Bubbles now I'm sorry for the awful photographs, I'm really rubbish at taking photo's and should have really taken some while they were being weighed If any of the Mods feel this topic should be posted somewhere else please go ahead and move it - I really wasn't sure of the best place to post it
I got to thinking.... I know that it can be extremely difficult to say how fast goldfish grow, but is it easier to ask when they are done growing? Do we just have to wait until a few months have gone by with no growth, or is there a set age goldfish stop growing, kind of like humans? Are they done after 2 years? 3? Any replies appreciated. Interested in seeing the views on this.