Mr. Sunshine is my beloved common goldfish <3 he's ~6 in long (he's a big boy!) and I started caring for him about 6 weeks ago
He's about to move into a 55 gallon (thank goodness... he's WAY to big for a 10 gallon!!!!! D
and I keep tossing around the idea of tankmates....
Pretty much....... is the answer just, NO?
My #1 concern is Mr. Sunshine, so I don't want anything that might be aggressive towards him or might hurt him!
I'm not really interested in getting more FISH... (at least not in the classic fish-shaped sense:
) Mr. Sunshine is my one and only <3 Besides, he's pretty big... I don't wanna doom other fish to be his meal!
But I mean, I think an algae eater
would be great but it's not worth it to have some bristlenose plecco
or rubber lip plecco
go sucking at his slime
I've also heard that bottom dwelling weather/dojo loaches
are great housekeepers! And if they're big enough, Mr. Sunshine wont make a meal of them! My substrate is sand too, so i think they'd love it, AND they're adorable
buuuut.... I'd want it to be in a group... Can I add weather loaches to my 55 gallon WITH Mr. Sunshine and not be overstocked....?? How many COULD I add...?
Should I JUST SAY NO and quit thinking about tank mates for him...?