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Old 10-15-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hi, so Iím fairly new to keeping fish and at the moment I have one small 10 gallon tank with a platy in it and recently I bought a 60 gallon because ever since I was young I wanted a big fish tank and finally saved up the money. I have been thinking of what fish I wanted but I do not want to overstock my tank or put fish that wonít get along in the same tank together. I did some research but just want to double check that the tank would work out because Iím a little worried that I would be overstocking. I want to get 2 fantail goldfish, 5 corydoras, 5 platys, and a few cherry shrimp maybe around 7-8. I mostly want to know if I have enough space for all of them and if the shrimp and other fish will get along.

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Well, I would skip the goldfish as they require lower temperatures than the platys and catfish and add something else. I'd increase the corydoras to six.

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Goldfish are coldwater fish and will eat anything that will fit in their mouths. They also get really big (6"+) and are messy fish. Your shrimp for sure will be eaten by them.
The rest are tropical fish, there is a species of corydora that can go in colder water but i don't trust Goldfish. You can keep goldfish in tropical temperatures but they will produce more waste.
You could do just the goldfish. There might be a loach species that could be safe with them.
There are a lot of fish that would be bigger and get along with platys. Mollies and Swordtails for example. Just make sure you have more females to males (at least 2:1) or all one gender when dealing with livebearers. You can tell the gender difference by looking at the anal fin. If it is pointed you have a male, rounded you have a female.
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