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jsm11482 05-18-2013 07:28 PM

75g, 2 Large Goldfish...and What Else?
 
I have a 75g tank with two large goldfish (one is around 8" the other is around 6-7" - they were rescued from an abandoned backyard pond) and a common pleco. I'd like to get some more variety in the tank. I tried a school of about 10 danios but didn't like them getting constantly chased so I moved them (except one that I can't catch). What other species would be a good match to spice up the tank a bit?

Neil D 05-18-2013 08:44 PM

For such large goldfish and a pleco it seems pretty full there. :)

jaysee 05-19-2013 12:30 AM

Are these common goldfish?

jsm11482 05-19-2013 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 2090506)
Are these common goldfish?

Yes, here they are in all their splendor:


(Complete with a neat reflection of the photographer, myself?)

jaysee 05-19-2013 11:10 AM

If you don't want a reflection, I would suggest taking the picture at an angle to the glass. I'm not a photographer, so I'm sure there are other ways, but that's how I handle it.

they are big, and will only get bigger. And bigger. Goldfish eat anything, including small fish, so I don't think I would try to keep anything else with them, except maybe giant danios. If they were fancy goldfish you would have some more choices.

Neil D 05-19-2013 11:49 AM

Wow those are beautiful fish. I've never had much luck with goldfish (stupid flukes).

jsm11482 05-19-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 2092394)
Goldfish eat anything, including small fish, so I don't think I would try to keep anything else with them, except maybe giant danios. If they were fancy goldfish you would have some more choices.

I was thinking Giant Danios too, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Neil D (Post 2092602)
Wow those are beautiful fish. I've never had much luck with goldfish (stupid flukes).

Yes, they're lovely. :-) Thanks.

Olympia 05-19-2013 11:57 AM

They are very beautiful. :-)
Giant danios would certainly work.
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jsm11482 05-21-2013 12:59 PM

I've added 4 Giant Danios and their movement has really calmed the goldfish. Before they were spazzing out all the time, now they're nice and calm, swimming slowly and gracefully!


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