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Has Anyone Seen Such A Huge Goldfish?


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LOL!!!! :blink::rofl Omygosh that fish is so big lmao that is so awesome thanks for posting that i wonder if thor will get that big??? :rofl

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It's real.Ive seen it in more than a few online news sites.Two different dates as well.One when he was 2 and another when he was about 3 I do believe.

I've seen plenty of big fancy goldfish ranging from 12 to 17 inches however the interesting thing is that he was 15 inches at 2 years!That means he had tio average 7.5" a year which is nearly the growth rate of koi which average 9 to 12 inches a year or so.

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oh my gosh....granted he is a beautiful fish I just really hope that mine dont get THAT big. :blink: I dont think i would ever have any kind of money for a space for him....if he's 18in. then doesn't he need at least a 180g tank or pond if not more....?

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Selena, goldfish on average tend to become larger in ponds than in tanks.In tanks there can be limiting factors.Also the more a fish eats the more they grow.This is why hatcheries tend to force feed small fish.In a pond they can forage every moment they are hungry in a tank they cant.In a lot of tanks this would cause alot of ammonia and nitrate issues.With a larger tank they may grow large though.

Sandy, if I recall correctly in one of the articles they said they hadnt used steroids on Bruce.I also remember something about exercise.I personally think it has alot to do with a combination of running water,alot of live foods and good genetics.(IE Parents who have a tedency to grow large quickly.)With all of this the task of another bruce is very feasible.

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im sure you will love coming to scotland soph. plenty of haggis hunting and nessie spotting to be done :D and of course the people are all warm and friendly, just like me :)

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