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Gold Fish

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Niagara Falls, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    I purchased about 2 dozen "feeder" 3 years ago and they have now grown to be about 6".....someone told me that fish will only grow to the size of their environment.

    Is this true, and how big will they get in a pond that is about 12' x 16' x 3'

    Oh yea, there are still roughly 24 fish in the pond. Some are new...
  2. biodale

    biodale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    Fish might be "dwarfed" by living in a small pond, but they will never grow bigger than their genetic potential. For most types of goldfish from 6" to maybe a little less than 12" would be expected.

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