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Old 11-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #111
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I always find it better to understock a tank. I wont buy any more goldies in the 119gallon 4 will be enough I want them to have loads of swimming space. The only time I would consider getting another fancy goldfish is if my golden fantail turns out to be a boy, im praying it is a girl. As I have two male black moors and my calico female fantail gets a lot of attention
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #112
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Hi Emma,

After all of these discussions, I'm setting my eyes on a 100 gallon, and considering other species to co-habitate with my Veil Tails. Of course, for now, it's a massive wish list until I can land some steady FT work. Until then, this 30 gal gets my full attention. WC central!

Just began the process of removing the white chip granite gravel to gradually be replaced by a beautiful black sand. Following this, in go a LOT of live plants and some real wood.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:12 AM   #113
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Got my 6 Goldie's in a 465litre tank now. They took a selfie for you to see. Lol

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Old 06-07-2015, 06:14 AM   #114
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It's fab! they have soo much swimming space , it measures 4ft by 2ft by 2ft custom made tank. Cost 350

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:09 AM   #115
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #116
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We'd LOVE to add more fish to the community. I'm so new/green at this I'm embarrassed to admit I've only seen the PetSmart "compatibility" matrix and it seems nothing is compatible with Goldies, but other Goldies.

The other issue is size of the new fish. At 5+ inches, I would think anything a goldfish could fit in its mouth is a meal. So, we'd be looking at new fish of at least 2 inches in length assuming there are species which could peacefully coexist with my two Veil Tails.

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Anything bigger that's not too aggressive can live with goldfish like pleco or a featherfin squeaker
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Anything bigger that's not too aggressive can live with goldfish like pleco or a featherfin squeaker


You're kidding right? Depending on the pleco some hit 12+" and can be downright aggressive plus they create so much waste. And Syndodontis eupterus get big and aggressive as well.
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What about a bristle nose pleco? They average out at 5inch
If you start now, while the goldfish are little, it should be ok while it grows out

The issue of compatibility with goldfish comes down to this: "if it fits in my mouth, I will eat it"

They have a large bioload, and any fish big enough to avoid being eaten is good to also have a large bioload.

They are also fin pullers. Mine are always grabbing each other's fins as they swim by


By the way, certain cories can live with Betta and they are so peaceful that if bothered they just scoot. They know who's boss. I personally have a bristle nose pleco with my Betta, in my 29gallon
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Featherfins are warmer water than GF also.
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Wow, it is hard to imagine the little guy getting that big. And in most peoples tanks it wouldn't



Please share how old the big Goldie is and what living conditions/tank/pond it was raised in, and now lives. That is a really beautiful fish.



Thank you and it would be great if you could do the same thing with the "feeder" goldfish too.



My daughter "rescued" a couple feeders and of course they were tiny 1.5-2 inches long and now maybe 8-10", in the pond, after 2 years.


It's my understanding that most goldfish grow at the same rate no matter what surroundings they are in. Great illustration not only for goldfish but any larger fish which are almost always sold as juveniles in LFS's. Probably most reptiles too for that matter. Great to see anything that helps educate buyers on giving living things the environment they need to be happy as pets.
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