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When I first purchased Sushi...he was about the size of a silver dollar and he lived in a 10 gallon tank. I upgraded him three months later into a 20 gallon.

It's been over a year now touching two years in September 2010.

Sushi is 3 1/2 inches in body/4 inches in tail fin alone. He still has plenty of room in the 20 gallon BUT I have a 55 gallon downstairs in the basement that my old Oscar (King) used to live in. Miss my Oscar to death! R.I.P. :(

The tank has not been used in 2 1/2 years. I tossed out the filters and the lids STUPID ME!

I am highly considering moving Sushi to the 55 gallon in April BUT he will be so small in a big tank. Should I wait one more year? Or move him in Spring?

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I'd move him in asap. He may look small in there at first, but that just gives him more room to groooow! And also get some roommates ;)

I thought my babies looked tiny in their 50 too, but after a while, when you see the way they scoot all over the place, you start to think maybe they need more room... and more... and more! LOL

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Seems like everyone agrees with the idea....but don't I need to let the tank run for 30-90 days w/out fish even though the tank has not been used in a while? I do need to buy a new filter and lids too, but I won't be able to get it until January.

Oh when I was younger how I used to throw a fish in water without knowing any better. Yeah. Let's not repeat the past. LOL!

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Chloe and Emily are right! If you have established filter media and substrate, you won't need to cycle the fishless way or anything as tedious as that.:)

Hope Sushi will like his new home! Are you going to give him a new mate by Christmas?:D

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Yep move him. Cycle the tank with rocks and or filter media. Leave the 20 gallon set up to QT your new goldfish to go in the 55.

I envy you room to go fish shopping. newfish.gifexactly.gif

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Alright, alright. Sushi will be moving in his 55 gallon home in January because the Christmas tree is in its place right now, so he does have to wait.

BUT I am not sure if I want to buy him a friend...it would be a other black moor like him but the last time I did it, he bullied it to almost death!

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