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Feeder goldfish from the State Fair

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by muscovy94, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    HEy everyone I took my daughter to the MS state fair yesterday and she won 5 goldfish feeder fish. SHe loves them. I read somewhere that they can get to be a whole foot long! How long does it take for them to get that big?
     
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    [​IMG] Years
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    if they live that long... I never had luck with fish from the fair... my goldfish are kept in horse troughs and are doing grat and getting big... mine are 2 years old and about 4 inches
     
  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    They won't grow that big in a tank. The size of their enclosure governs the growth.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Yep, years... When I was little, I won a goldfish at the local fair. We put him in my Mom's 55 gallon tank with all her fancy fish. He lived for close to 8 or nine years! At that point he was still only about 7" long... Poor thing died and we all felt bad [​IMG] Right now we currently have 2 in a smaller tank, and have had the oldest one for 2 years. He's only about 3" long... Good luck!
     
  6. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they need the oxygen bubble thing or do they just need a big enclosure with a filter?
     
  7. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Thats not true, they will grow but not like normal gold fish not as large.

    I thought they outlawed gold fish as prizes at the fairs? [​IMG]
     
  8. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    My son has a five yo "feeder" goldfish that he won as a fair prize. Jerry (the fish) is about six inches long and has a 20 gallon tank all to himself. The main thing is to have a good filtration system. Goldfish are nasty dirty!
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Quote:Thats not true, they will grow but not like normal gold fish not as large.

    I thought they outlawed gold fish as prizes at the fairs? [​IMG]

    Depends on the state laws.
     
  10. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    My aunt said her gold fish lived a really long time.When he died,he could barely fit in a shoe box.
     

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