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    Are there any fish that can go with goldfish? I was originally just going to get a 70gal for my 4 goldfish but the husband must be in a good mood because he agreed to a 120! I plan to get a panda oranda and maybe 1 other to go in there, but I am curious if goldfish ever house with anyone else.

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    120 gallons? and assuming at typical room temperature?

    Fathead minnows are basically identical to goldfish in terms of temperament and care requirements but are slender and remain at around 3 inches. They could add some contrast to the slower moving goldfish. They are fast, but as they're much smaller and have smaller mouths, it is unlikely that they would outcompete the goldfish for food.
    They aren't commonly kept as aquarium fish though and you're most likely to find them sold as feeder minnows. they come both in wild colors and orange (known as the rosy red minnow) like goldfish.

    Dojo/weather loaches also enjoy similar water parameters (cool and alkaline) as goldfish, but you might need to take care with feeding or they won't get enough food with the goldfish around.

    Some people also keep white cloud mountain minnows with goldfish. However, even the slow fancy varieties can apparently catch and eat a minnow every so often, so I can't recommend this.

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    thanks for the response. I'll take my time and see what I do. I may just let the goldfish rule the roost.
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    You're set on goldfish, eh?
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    lol yeah. I already have the 4 I saved from petsmarts death tanks. Odin, Freya, Loki, and Njord. Want to add a few more. Thank goodness the Norse people had many Gods lol
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    And you are to be commended for the rescue

    I won't be of much help with goldfish, but when you get your next 125, let me know

    We're gonna stock the heck out of that thing (with tetras, of course)
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