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I've had these guys for about 4mo. Started with the Shubunkin girl to cycle a tank for a warmwater tank. Then I got the Comet boy and then the calico Ryukin girl. I was going to get a 110g tank for them, but money ran short after I got a 120g for my warmwater fish. Arnt they cute?!

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Find the Ryukin!

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Sorry for the dirty water and glass, I've been doing lots of changes on all tanks, so havn't cleaned the glass. The water is cloudy because I added more sand to their tank.

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This is our newest baby Gold, Ryukin with a white belt all the way around. ^.^

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One of the original 3 Golds we got, calico Ryukin.

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Little baby Common.

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Original group, Shubunkin and she is growing nicely.

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Little Common who came in with the black tipped Common.

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Comet from original group.

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Groups.

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I think Hidr suggested rehoming some of your fish as it is recommended that commons have at least 20 gallons each and double tails (Ryukins, Orandas etc) have 10 gallons each, as they can all get rather large! I have an oranda that is as big as my shubunkin, and goldies are rather messy fish.

Your fish all look great, dont get me wrong, but they will need a bigger tank eventually.

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Yes, and if we read all of my post, we guys would know I almost had a bigger tank, but money fell short. Once I have saved enough, I will buy a bigger tank, or even bigger than I planned.

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I'm sure no one meant to offend...overstocked tanks can lead to lots of issues and things can go south quickly. That's great that you plan to get a new tank. I think a 120 would be great for your group. I would just keep up with water changes and water testing until then -- you might want to change water a couple times a week.

Also keep an eye to make sure your new fancies are getting enough food -- sometimes those single-tails are sooo quick they gobble everything up before the fancies and putter over.

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Yea, they are ugly to me too so I used to have the plants surrounding them so you can't see them that easily. I'm pretty sure there is a paint out there you can use to color the pipes. My Golds love to swim through them, even if they arnt hunting for food.

The new Golds food I have is 'slow sinking' which is never true, unless your tank is 3ft+ tall, then it might seem slow. Either way, I've always spread out the food so there would be plenty of space and not just a small pile they would have to share. With this new food, it's at the bottom in 4-5 seconds, and since I spread it out, everyone can find a spot to suck them up no problem.

Tap water from the hose is freezing, so I have to do w/c from my kitchen sink. 10qt bucket 30 steps to the stairs, down them, then 20 more to the tank and then back to the kitchen. It really sucks, but it's worse with the 120g, since 20% is even more water to haul.

If anyone has a heater they want to donate or sell for cheap, my Golds seriously needs one! Water temp is around 50F since it's winter now. One day, I will have fishsticks for dinner if I can't get a heater ASAP. So please let me know!!

Anyone have suggestions on names? I have so many fish in 3 tanks, I forgot to name the Golds. Since there are only 6 in the tank alone, though once spring comes around, or I get a heater, the tiny Rubberlip Pleco girl will move back in. I've already named my female Opaline 'Meanie' since she attacked and kicked out a tiny little boy Opaline. He survived being beat up pretty bad and now lives with the Livebearers where he seems to fit in nicely. ^.^

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Yea, I get easily offended because I try to give the best to my pets. Spoil the dogs, guineas, rabbits, frogs when I had them, so why not the fish too.

Donations of anything related to the animals above would be freaking great! I lost my job and have been doing pet boarding in my home and it's not the most stable thing in the world.

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I am surprised your fish are still swimming around in water that cold....

At that temperature goldfish should be torpid. Since they are coldblooded, the heat of their environment becomes their body temperature. When the water is that cold you should not be feeding the fish. They might eat the food, but it will not be processed and can ferment in their gut, causing major problems.

You must keep your house very cold. Usually water in a tank will acclimate to the temperature of the house after a few days.

Please don't get offended by any comments that are made. We really are glad that you joined our forum! Just, please realize that, like you, we only want the best for goldfish and their keepers. That being said, you will probably hear the same things over and over, such as tank size requirements, water change requirements, etc.

How much water are you changing a week? I would recommend changing at least 50% twice or three times a week with your tank being overstocked as it is.

What is an "opaline"? I have never heard of that kind of fish, but it sounds pretty. I imagine something with a name like that much be gorgeous!

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I use the button for adding pictures, it didn't work. I usually only put pictures to my myspace and link over from there. The tank is in the garage, 20 yr old door, so yes, it's just as cold in there as it is outside. I am hoping to get a heater this weekend if I can. I do 15gal or so w/c every other day with warm water. They become more active even in the cold water when I come to visit them or take pictures. Golds, at least mine, LOVE showing off. I am trying to get that tank up into the main house, where it wont fall below 60F even w/o a heater.

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beautiful fish!! They wont really need a heater, goldfish are coldwater fish, I've put a goldfish into our pond when the temp was about 50 degrees, and it was fine, it would probably better to invest in another filter, at least thats my opinion. But yea, u should be feeding them less when the temp is low.

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I have two filters, a Marineland Biowheel 70g I think and a Tetra 60g filter. I'm still going to get that heater, all they do is sleep and look depressed. If I wanted fish that did that, I would get fake plastic ones instead.

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It is likely they are not very active cause you are over stocked. I am not trying to offend but I am trying to look out for your fish.

You need a bigger tank asap. Even a couple cheep rubber maids with filters with proper amount of gallons per fish would be better then what they are all in now.

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They started to slow as it got colder. I know, because I work from home and I am constantly checking on my pets.

In mid November or December, I should have enough $ to get a larger 100+ tank.

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good luck with getting the bigger tank :)

I dont think the temp would bother them that much, but that depends I guess. U might need a heater if it will get even colder, the single tails should b fine, i'd only worry about the fancies :)

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Golds will be moving up into the living room today. Trash bill came in and I don't have enough either way, lol. So the cheapest thing I can do is move the tank. I just need to cut the 8ft wood and buy 3 more blocks for the stand.

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If I had another filter, I could separate the Golds so they have more room. Anyone willing to send me one? Then lets stop reminding me the tanks over-crowded. I'm doing the best I can with what little money I have to spare. A friend has a 120g for sale, might get it if the other person doesn't want it anymore.

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Well they should be warmed up and happy in no time. Now those water changes won't be such a pain! Lots and lots of fresh water until you get a bigger tank and everything should be great !!!

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Yea, except I still have a 120g warmwater tank that needs w/c. 55g Livebearer tank is in the living room too, so it's slightly better, lol. Tiny baby is doing excellent! They are all very happy and vigorously hunting for food, all they needed was warmer water and extra clean water. I will try to get a pic/video of them either tonight or in the morning. I'm so happy to see them very active again ^.^

All that noise in the videos are the two filters, it's very annoying and I can't fix it. Sometimes, if I wiggle the intake, it'll settle down, but eventually the noise will return. I wonder how my BF and I will sleep tonight....

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