Huge goldfish

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    Marius Swart Guppies

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    I went to buy secondhand canisters today and noticed the person had a pond, there was goldfish in but could not see anything . Did catch 9 big fish and 2 young ones. Will upload better pics as they are in a 3ft with a canister for now, will try to sell them as he wants cash . Will empty his pond to try and save everything in there . Think i might have saved them, no filter and was very dirty. Used my pond water in the 3 ft
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    Good on you! They look in good shape considering the poor living conditions.
     
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    Nice man, do you perhaps now the age +/- as they seem rather big.
     
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    Some seem well over 20cm , the dark one is about 8 years , the only one they remember . I might keep about 3 as the goldfish is my other halfs choice , might keep the short fat one,the dark one and the one totally white
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    Well done !
     
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    All seem to be looking great , did a 50%wc today . Only the lion head has some strange black markings on the top fin and the front side fin I don't know , anyone about this ?
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    Certain types of goldfish can get up to 30cm
    A lot of people don't realise quite how big they get!
     
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    Well now I've learnt something. Had no clue they get that large!! Makes seeing them in "bowls" seem outright cruel.
     
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    That's exactly the point I was making.
     
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    I do hope to find a home for 5 of them soon, I will house 3 into the pond but I don't like them in the 3 ft , small but I bet they circumstances are better for now then where they came from . Anyone ideas about the black markings on the one ?
     
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    Not sure about the black marks, it could just be the color of the fish,it dose'nt look raised like something growing there, but you could always give them a salt treatment just to be sure, goldies are pretty tough.
     
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    So I got 6 to a home (3 to a shop) , I will keep 2 .
    Now, how long should I quarantine them ?
     

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