Dwarf gourami are like betta in that it's one male to a tank. But you can have an additional two females in there. Just make sure you have plenty of floating plants. They will also get along well with peaceful schooling fish. I have a gourami and cardinal tetra in with my kuhli loaches. So cute! ^_^
I have tanks with corydoras and I love to watch them, they are so active! Hmm do the dwarf guaramis school? or are they like betta's where you can keep one male in the tank and then a bunch of peaceful schooling fish?
I haven't even seen them at my Petco! I live in the middle of nowhere lol!
For a 30 gal, you've got some neat options. Some of the tetra like bloodfin tetra and pristella tetra will work in almost all water types; most of the small gourami will, too. If you've got hard water you could experiment with livebearers such as endlers, swordtails, and splitfins (I think guppies are just too overdone). For soft water you'll have a whole bunch of tetra options as well as kuhli loaches and many species of corydoras. A 30 gal is a great first community tank. My only community tank is a 29 gal. I love it! Small enough that water changes don't take 2 hours (like my goldfish tank) and large enough to have two large schools of fish.
Oh okay! yeah I havent seen panda goldfish until recently petco got them in near my school. I am looking for a stand. Hopefully a free one lol! Anywho, thanks for the info! I don't think I'll be keeping goldfish until I have a big enough tank. I kinda do wish they could be kept in smaller tanks, but after reading I'm pretty sure I wont own one for a while. I'll stick with my bettas. For a 30 , what non betta species do you think would be good? I want to have a nicely stocked tank.
I've seen panda moors! They are really pretty. I'd like to have a panda oranda one day. But anything aside from your basic fancy goldfish is hard for me to find around here.
Ya. Goldfish have it pretty bad. They're seen as "easy fish" which is sad because it means so many languish in tiny bowls. A good minimum for 4 goldfish is a 55 gallon tank. I'm still looking for one more goldfish to fill mine. For 5 goldfish I would go up to a 75 gallon. I would also use canister filters. I'm getting away with two HOB's on my 55 gallon, but if I had the money I would upgrade to a powerful canister filter.
Okay. I just saw this species called panda goldfish? Omg they were adorable! Anyways hmm I think I may just back off the goldfish then. I love your koi pond. I really wish I could build one of those! My yard is way too small lol. What size a tank would you recommend for like 4 or 5 goldfish a 75 gal? After reading up I realize how terrible these fish have it. Being sold with bowls named after them. Ugh!
Aww thanks! I'm enjoying writing it. ^-^
In theory a ~30 gal tank is large enough for two goldfish, but that would be maxing out the biological capacity as well as the space. Some breeds like oranda and black moors would get too large to be placed in a tank of that size with another goldfish (I've seen some monster oranda that take up a whole 30 gal by themselves). Unfortunately there is no way to tell how large a goldfish will grow; some breeds have general expectations, but individual fish like to break those ;P. A single goldfish in that tank would be better, but you would need pretty heavy filtration (still try to find a breed that will stay small-ish like ryukin or ranchu). I would skip the HOB and go right for a canister. Live plants will also help. You're also going to need to do a lot of water changes. So to sum everything up, yes, a goldfish could work in that tank, but it would have more maintenance needs than a regular tank.
Hey, I have a 29.9 gal tank, And I was wondering how many goldfish would you put in a tank that size if any at all. I'm just researching other species because I have a 29.9 gal that is sitting unused I may just grab a stand for it and set it up. I love your blog by the way it is awesome! I read it over a bunch of times.