Space for Shubunkins?

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  1. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! So I was wanting to raise some Shubunkins and put them in my outdoor 125 gal pond. I was, however, wanting to raise them inside in a tank before hand to allow them to grow before going in. My problem is I don't have very large tanks inside to put them in. None of the tanks go above 10 gallons. Would I be able to raise the Shubunkins inside for any period of time? I have separate tanks that they can go in, or if they can go in one tank that works too. I just want to raise them inside for as long as possible. Any help is greatly appreciated! :D
     
  2. Quailgirlie

    Quailgirlie Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotta ask!

    Wth is a shubunkin?
     
  3. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a type of goldfish and a lot of people get them as inexpensive alternatives to koi. They get to be a foot long if given a pond with adequate room. They are also about 5 bucks instead of the 400 y would spend on a koi. Search them and you will see a bunch of pics pop up.
     
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    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
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    Quailgirlie Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! When I saw that word I thought It was some weird mutant squash!
     
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    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What size are they?
     
  7. Windrider

    Windrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shubunkins are a great choice for a 125 gal pond, which would be quite confining for full grown koi. Good call!

    In order to give an answer, we'd have to know how many you want to raise and how big you want them to get before you put them outside in the pond. Like all goldfish, shubunkins are going to be really dirty in an aquarium and require a lot of filtration and water changes. If you are starting with really little guys, about an inch to two inches, you could probably put three or four in a 10 gal and raise them to about four inch body size before the water quality became too hard to maintain. Too much goldfish in too little water can lead to bacterial and fungal infections without some serious filtration.

    Ages ago when I worked at an aquarium store, we'd have up to 10 three inch Shubunkins for sale in a 20 gal, but we did about 25% water changes every other day with that many in there.
     
  8. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thankyou! This is what they would be in. [​IMG]
    It is eight gallons. Would this be enough to hold three Shubunkins in. The Shubunkins would be 2 and a half inches long when I got them. I would hold them I here until they reached 4 inches in length. So please let me know if this is adequate. I will be cleaning it and adding ground cover as well as some decor before the fish go in. Thankyou! :D
     
  9. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have a follow up question. How fast do the Shubunkins grow?
     
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    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone.
     

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