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Old 01-09-2016, 02:31 PM   #1
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Tankmates for shubunkins?

Hi all, I'm planning out a tank with a couple of shubunkins in it. (55 gallon) Does anyone have any recommendations of tank mates, esp algea eaters, etc.

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Dojo loaches make good tankmates for goldfish. I've also seen bristlenose plecos suggested if you keep the temperature around 74 degrees.

A 55 gallon is too small for shubunkins in the long term, just a heads up.
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Okay, thanks for the suggestions!



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I've kept gambusia, white clouds and Sailfin Mollys with them. The Gambusia work the best and outdoors keep unwanted Mosquito larva down to zero.

A 55 is too small for full grown Shubunkins. You might try Black Moors or other telescope eye goldfish. Orandas, 2 only would work as well.
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Thanks for the replies!

Fwiw, I'm planning on growing them out here, then moving them to a pond when they are bigger! So no worries there.

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