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Old 11-27-2019, 08:48 PM   #1
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What small fish can I put with fancy goldfish?

Hello! I have a 27 gallon tank, with one Ryukin in it. I want to put an Oranda with him, and a school of small fish. The problem is, is that I donít know what small fish I can safely put with fancy goldfish. I have tried to research different species, but there are so many, it gets overwhelming. I need a group of small fish that arenít fast, and wonít nip at my fishís fins. Do yíall know of any that suit that description? Any other advice is very welcome too! Thanks!

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White Cloud Mountain Minnows aka WCMM are an ideal fish, unless the Goldfish's mouth can get big enough to eat them.

Additionally a better sized tank would be a 40G for 2 fancy GF. What temperature are you keeping your GF?

Weather Loaches are a cold /cool water fish. Also better for a larger aquarium
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Having really good filtration is important and recommended to be 10 times the tank size per hour.

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Hello Alice...

27 Gallons is about right for two Goldfish. Goldfish need a lot of hiding places to feel really comfortable in their tank. If you include driftwood, rocks and plants there's not much room left for more fish. If you want to put other fish in with your Goldfish, I'd recommend a larger tank.

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White Cloud Mountain Minnows aka WCMM are an ideal fish, unless the Goldfish's mouth can get big enough to eat them.

Additionally a better sized tank would be a 40G for 2 fancy GF. What temperature are you keeping your GF?

Weather Loaches are a cold /cool water fish. Also better for a larger aquarium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pond_loach

Having really good filtration is important and recommended to be 10 times the tank size per hour.

Here is a thread which shows the reason...
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ve-265871.html


I have read about weather loaches and White Cloud Mountain minnows before, but I canít seem to remember why I havenít considered them. Also, I try to keep my tank at 72. I have a small crappy heater, and a new one is coming in in a few days. Also my filter is for a 45 to 75 gallon tank, I think. The filter was given to me along with the tank and I remember reading somewhere that it filters that much. Thank you!
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27 Gallons is about right for two Goldfish. Goldfish need a lot of hiding places to feel really comfortable in their tank. If you include driftwood, rocks and plants there's not much room left for more fish. If you want to put other fish in with your Goldfish, I'd recommend a larger tank.

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Hmmmmm. My tank doesnít really have many hiding places in it. It has a big decoration in the middle that is like a hiding spot, but my fish doesnít hang around it much. He doesnít seem stressed, I have had him for a long time and know what that looks like. But maybe Iím wrong? Also, thank you!
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I've watched my fancy goldfish eat a dozen rosy red minnows, almmost fully grown... just a pre-caution.
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