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I had always wanted goldfish and I finally decided to start a project to get some. Their gonna be in a 40 gallon stock tub (because tanks are expensive). Im mostly sure the floor will support it on the second floor right? I am gonna get 2 juvenile ranchus, I've heard that 40 gallons would be the minimum for 2. thoughts? https://kingkoigoldfish.com/products/613rptc-114 

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On 6/17/2023 at 3:58 PM, Sora said:

I had always wanted goldfish and I finally decided to start a project to get some. Their gonna be in a 40 gallon stock tub (because tanks are expensive). Im mostly sure the floor will support it on the second floor right? I am gonna get 2 juvenile ranchus, I've heard that 40 gallons would be the minimum for 2. thoughts? https://kingkoigoldfish.com/products/613rptc-114 

Goldfish are messy fish that produce a lot of waste the bigger the tank the better I would say a 75 gallons would be more suitable in short term a 40 gallons could work as long as you keep up with water changes and have adequate filtration be prepared to upgrade them in future @Sora

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It is true that most articles you will find through using Google will say 30 gallons for 1 and 10 gallons for each additional however most people you talk to say much more than that. One problem I have found is that most of those articles are either written by bots or people not even in the aquarium hobby. I have learned to not trust them. I can't give you a specific answer other than that as I am not a goldfish person. I just know that I have never seen someone who is a goldfish person recommend less than a 55 gallon. 

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On 6/18/2023 at 5:05 PM, Cinnebuns said:

It is true that most articles you will find through using Google will say 30 gallons for 1 and 10 gallons for each additional however most people you talk to say much more than that. One problem I have found is that most of those articles are either written by bots or people not even in the aquarium hobby. I have learned to not trust them. I can't give you a specific answer other than that as I am not a goldfish person. I just know that I have never seen someone who is a goldfish person recommend less than a 55 gallon. 

I know that 40 gallons is a little small, but I have researched and watched some videos (mostly by Luke’s goldies, who is a goldfish breeder) recommend 20 gallons per fish. Also I plan on filtering with 2 sponge filters rated for 50 gallons each and doing weekly 50% water changes. So I don’t think I will really have to upgrade, but I might anyway. I’m pretty sure 40 gallons is enough for them not to get stunted. Also I know bigger is better and I would, but big tanks are very expensive especially because you need to get a stand for them.

https://lukesgoldies.com/blogs/news/complete-fancy-goldfish-care-guide 

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