Originally Posted by sheilak
filteration for golds should be at least 2 or 3 times that of the gallon because of the extreme bio load from them they are cold water fish but in ac
i would keep a heater available becareful of extreme temp changes and feed blanched fruit and veggies they tend too have trouble with swim bladders blanched peas are good dehulled as far as fish per gallon ill say its been years since i had goldies but you could ask mummaof two she has goldies i think if i rember its 20 gallons for the first then 10 or 15 per additional and i have no idea on the loach happy goldies mean happy parents
Well I did some research on fancy-friendly tank mates, and I read about a couple of different kinds of loaches that do well with fancies if proper tank parameters are met. I am a person who likes variety, so I am looking to keep something other than fancy goldfish if my means allow it. At the same time, I am aware that not much goes well with fancies so I try to make the most informed decision I can regarding other fish.
So, two filtration systems then? Also, I feed my goldies boiled peas daily and the occasional boiled lettuce leaf, and they love it. I also treat them to frozen mysis shrimp cubes and pieces of fruit on occasion and they gobble it all up.