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tom14 03-24-2007 12:19 PM

goldfish friends?

i have 3 round bodied goldfish in a 33g tank. i was wondering if i could have some other fish in there with them? NOT A PLECO though because i have heard some horrible tales...

or some inverts that could go with them?

thanks. the goldfish are around 8cm (inc tail).lots of plants in the tank. 0ammonia 0nitrite and around 10nitrate. i vac once a week around 30% of the water.


musho3210 03-24-2007 01:14 PM

i wouldnt add anymore fish, it seems like you are stocked to the brim.

tom14 03-24-2007 03:27 PM

ok!! thanks

Rue 03-24-2007 07:41 PM

10 gallons per goldfish is nice to them lots of room and helps maintain water quality...

I added a Dojo (Weather) Loach to my little tank (temporary housing), they are also a cold water fish...

I have to admit! I'm quite fond of him. :love: He's not an algae eater by any means, but does pick up food bits the goldies miss...

tom14 03-25-2007 06:24 AM

i don't think i could put a dojo in. i was thinking of some zebra danios or whit clouds. or some cories (i dont know?) or a couple of golden apple snails or some freshwater clams. nothing massive. thanks!!

Rue 03-25-2007 09:40 AM could try...

...but my guess is that the goldies would eat the danios or the white clouds...

The Apple Snails prefer warmer water...but you can try...

Don't know about the clam...

tom14 03-25-2007 09:51 AM

yeah this is what i thought. i was looking t this website but i was really looking for your advise to make me chose. i will probably get nothing else id just like to see my options

Rue 03-25-2007 10:14 AM

I have kept corys with goldfish in the it's doable...

...but I noticed that when I moved the goldies into the basement and turned the upstairs tank into a tropical...the corys appeared a lot more active and 'healthier' with a heater in the tank...

I think...that if you're prepared to remove and rehouse fish if things don't work out...that a little careful experimentation is fine...

musho3210 03-25-2007 11:35 AM

Ok well first you need to find a large coldwater fish that the goldies wont eat. But the problem is you dont have enough room for a large coldwater fish. Ideally you need to keep the temp in the 60's for the goldies to thrive, anything more than 75 gives oxygen deprivation and will lead to an early death for the goldfish. You simply cant fit any fish here, my goldfish rule is 2 goldies for a 30 gallon tank and 10 gallon per goldy after that. An 8" fish in a 10 gallon tank doesnt seem appealing.

tom14 03-25-2007 12:00 PM

i'm not sure if they will have to be masize because they are the round bodied goldies and they don't swim very fast and are very friendly.

well they seem very happy in thier tank. there are lots of plants but it is still very lightly decorated so there is plenty of swimming space. i did have the 3 of them in a 15g because i didn't know they needed a bigger tank.

in the pet shop it has hillstream loaches and freshwater clams in with the fancy goldfish (not common or comet). i thought hilstram loaches liked lots of current but roud bodied goldfish dont. well i guess it is another bad pet shop?

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