Looks nice. Fish pretty much all like more space.
Is the next tank going to be a 180 or a 220?
And how badly do any of us really need a couch. I mean a couch takes up as much space as a 220, maybe more.......
My next big tank will be a 135g or more as well, have a L240 pleco who will need one one day, but hes a super slow grower, unlike the goldfish. So he's not as pressing of a matter at the moment.
Have to wait for a house for any further large tanks. I'm on a 2nd floor apartment building and I dont think the floors would handle 2 large tanks on top of the others I already have.
Once we have our house though, the pleco's river biotope tank is the first project. Gonna be the pleco, my Farlowella mariaelenae, and a corydoras species, was considering brochis/corydoras splendens for that one. Maybe look into another pleco species possibly too, depending how I feel then.
A couple smaller tanks are planned too... go for a 20g for my corydoras loxozonus and maybe a group of pristella tetras. I love my loxozonus cories a lot, theyre adorable. My second favourite species right behind my eques. So I'd love a tank based on them.
But these goldfish, they were Itty bitty babies when I got them, and they grow so fast. Been in a 46 gallon bowfront growing out but been pushing the limits at 6 inches now so been looking for a suitable tank that also isn't too heavy for my floors. A friend of mine is moving and is upgrading his clown loaches to a 220 gallon, so offered to sell the 135 he had. It's the upper limit my floors can handle I think, so it works perfect. Was in the market for a 100-135g.
The goldfish were kinda an oops. I was catching tadpoles with my kid to show him them and teach him about them when we netted a tiny 1" goldfish baby. They're invasive here and have wild breeding populations. It would not have been responsible conservation wise to release him back, and selling him would have been difficult because my locality goldfish are throwaway pets and get stuck for life in poor conditions. So I chose to keep him. Dewormed him, then knew theyre social so he'd need a buddy but he was so small at the time. I picked the smallest goldfish the store had, a little ranchu baby. The ranchu taught the wild one to eat processed foods and theyre best buds despite it not being advisable to mix the 2 kinds together. They're inseparable.
But within a year old, he's already at 6 inches and will reach 12 inches eventually, so a 46g is by no means suitable for a common goldfish any longer at that size.
A pond would have been awesome, but I'm in an apartment unit with a small shared backyard. Don't trust the neighbours not to mess with the fish and I don't trust the neighborhood rats not to eat the fish either. So a pond for him was not an option here either.
Other problem locally is people sell used tanks at expensive prices, but sometimes find the odd good deal. So being pressed to get a larger home for this guy all while not breaking the bank is important too. And making sure the tank fits weight wise haha.
I'll be listing the 46g for sale. Would have been cool to move one of my 20g tanks to it instead, but it takes up more space, so opting to sell it instead. Not adding any "new" additional tanks until we get a house either.