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Omar

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The short answer is no. Are they single tails or fancy goldfish? Fancy goldfish need ten gallons EACH no matter how small they are now. Single tails need twenty gallons EACH. So you really need to look at upgrading your tank. If you can't the kindest thing to do is to find a fish store or a person with a proper tank to take them in for you. Your tank is the perfect size for a betta.

In the meantime, flake food is not the best food for goldfish. If it is all you can feed, soak the flakes before feeding.

And welcome to Kokos!

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Singletails (comet, common and/or comet) with streamlined bodies can handle flakes and other floating foods better than round bodied fancies. Fancies in general should NOT be fed with flakes anyway. The fact that flakes easily leach out vitamins once exposed to air and light is absolutely why flakes are a poor choice in general for fish. Stick to sinking pellets (provided they are not very high in starch). You can vary the food menu by adding shrimps, bloodworms, gel foods and even fresh vegetables.

Tank size is also another issue. Two fancies will need 30g minimum. Two singletails will need 55g minimum.

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omar, we've already advised you on your previous thread that the fishtank is too small for the fish you have. you will need to understand why this is and accept that you either have to get a bigger tank for your fish or rehome them..

it is not an ideal environment for one gold fish, let alone two single tail gold fish.. you need 40-60 gallons for the two fish you have and you don't even have 10 gallons.

your fish will begin to stunt and suffer if they already have not.. they will show signs of stress and water quality problems and most probably die well before their natural time.

do you have a filter? a water test kit? a larger tank? will you be getting a larger tank? can you put them in a much larger tub that can hold a minimum of 40 gallons?

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Omar not sure where you are located, you can always find gret deals for larger tanks on buy & sell forums on the internet like craigslist.com or kijiji.com. If at this time you can not afford you can always use a plastic tote container. I've used them before and they work great. Keep in mind that with a bigger tank or container you will need to upgrade your filter as well....

Good luck and let us know how you do

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