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Thread: Fancy Goldfish

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    0 Not allowed!
    id go with 6 fancy goldfish and 3-4 weather loaches for cleanup

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    0 Not allowed!
    My 75 has 11 fancy goldfish, 4 axolotls, and a stable population of wild type (feeder) guppies, but they will not all be staying in there. I would keep a maximum of six in a 75. Their body alone (not counting the fins) can be the size of a man's fist (about softball size).

    I do not think bottom feeders are needed if you have enough filtration/flow and sand, which would be my recommendation. Not just because in general I have found sand to be the best substrate in general, but in this case also because some goldfish have died because they swallowed gravel and it blocked everything up.

    I do not have any bottom feeders in my tank and it stays clean, I do not even need to vacuum. Goldfish themselves are really a bottom feeder. They love to sift through sand in search of food.
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    Thanks guys...gf are the best haha. I think im gonna go 4 or 5 and get the whole spectrum of colors and species!

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    0 Not allowed!
    That's what I did! Our goldie tank is the overall favourite!
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
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