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Your Experiences With Lionhead Or Fantail Goldies :)


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Hiya, I was wondering for anyone who has had lionheads or fantails what was your experience with them? Like are they friendly/aggressive? Are they hardy or fragile? Require any special care? Do they SMELL??? (THAT IS AN IMPORTANT ONE FOR ME, BECAUSE IN THE PAST i KEPT 2 RANCHU'S IN A 21 GALLON AND WITHIN 24 HRS THE ENTIRE ROOM SMELLED BAD! I HAD TO RETURN THEM). So I would like to try a fantail and a lionhead in a 55 gal but would like to know some experiences with them, any comments are welcome and appreciated! Thanks!

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I agree, the fish didn't smell, it was something to do with your tank :P

I've found lionheads and ranchus to generally be quite peaceful. However, because of their body shape they can sometimes be more prone to swim bladder issues.

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I, too, recommend that you do a bit of research before getting more fish. Fish waste can smell... just as your waste or your dog's waste can smell. But it does not have to, if kept properly. A cycled tank or a clean tank will not smell bad .... just "wet".

I hope to see you around. I think you will find that Lionheads, RAnchu and Fantails - as well as many other types and breeds of goldfish - can be wonderful and beautiful additions to your home.

:)

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I have had a couple lionheads in the past and find them to be peaceful fish that get along with everyone. I haven't had a fantail because I have never seen one that I liked. Good luck!

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Hi guys thanks for your replies! Ahh that's great to hear they're peaceful fish! I like the friendly ones, lol! Ohh ok perhaps my tank wasn't properly cycled from the start, hence the smell. I probably overfed them too, as well as the tank being to small for them! I'll set up the 55g and cycle it for a month, is that right? I'm excited! Thanks again for the comments, if anyone wants to add anything at anytime feel free to! Cheers :D

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A cycle may take a month or it may take 2 months. It may even take only 2-3 weeks...... there are a lot of variables.

I suggest that you invest in a nice set of water tests and let them guide you when determining a bioloigical cycle - not a calandar. You may be pleasantly suprised.

Fantails can be wonderful fish - and can grow spectacularly large. There is something of great beauty in a classical body conformation of a Fantail (and a Common).

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I have a fantail they are my faverote goldfish. Only enough I only have one and two oranda's. lol Sunrise was 10 inches and still growing when I took him out to my friends pond. Can't really see him out there but he does seem to still be growing and he is three years old. But I can see him getting a 1 or longer someday.

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I would love to have a fantail since I really like the sleek shape of their body coupled with a nice flowing tail. However, I am having a problem finding one around here. It seems everybody is into ryukins and not too many fantials are being stocked by the lfs.

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