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I was going to "like" the story....but felt super wrong to like it....I get is, but had to acknowledge without the like button..... :)
Yes.
Goldfish living in tiny jars or bowls is so wrong.
But so common.
Common Comet goldfish generate a lot of waste and grow very large. They need lots of room and some serious filtration.
 

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Yes.
Goldfish living in tiny jars or bowls is so wrong.
But so common.
Common Comet goldfish generate a lot of waste and grow very large. They need lots of room and some serious filtration.
I agree. I have 5 of these guys in a 50 gal tank with a 80 gal Filter on it. I’ve had them since they were baby feeders and I got them each for a dime. Probably the best fish I ever bought
 

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That's a pretty good shot of several "food" Goldfish in an area where I placed food.
As you can see. One is a fan tail.
Beautiful fish Ed.
I have a fan tail too, but he’s camera shy [emoji5]
 

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Could it be possible to have a pond for Opo soaking and koi also?
Koi are actually quite sensitive to poor water quality. There would be no way to control that with a tortoise who loves to use the "pond" as a toilet. Goldfish are the most tolerant of poor water quality, but I would think that would not even work.
 

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Could it be possible to have a pond for Opo soaking and koi also?
I've seen gravel bed filters for ponds that incorporate a shallow area that actually would work.
But the pond itself has steep sides and I'm not sure that a tortoise would be able to climb out of one like mine if it fell in.
I've seen members with things like this. For the life of me, I can't recall who.
 

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I've seen gravel bed filters for ponds that incorporate a shallow area that actually would work.
But the pond itself has steep sides and I'm not sure that a tortoise would be able to climb out of one like mine if it fell in.
I've seen members with things like this. For the life of me, I can't recall who.
What about anyfoot's indoor RF area. He had some sort of pond with a filter. I'll try to find it
 

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I've seen gravel bed filters for ponds that incorporate a shallow area that actually would work.
But the pond itself has steep sides and I'm not sure that a tortoise would be able to climb out of one like mine if it fell in.
I've seen members with things like this. For the life of me, I can't recall who.
Here's the link to the thread I was thinking of. You have to follow along with the process to get to the indoor pond area

https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/indoor-enclosure.130200/
 
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