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  1. Default Awesome Goldfish at Petstore


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    I think it's a Ryukin, quite beautiful probably the most gorgious goldfish I've ever seen, it's a good 5-6 inches long or close to that, it's 12.00 orange and white with beautiful markings and excellent tail. I would buy it for my 55 gallon but I don't just want goldfish in the tank and if I got him/her I'd have to have a dedicated tank for coldwater fish. However I'm really close to changing my mind, what kind of fish can be kept with goldfish (algae eaters and such/other fish also).

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    You could have weather loaches with goldfish.

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    It is really best to keep them by themselves, and separated between the common and fancy varieties. Try to keep it either all common or all fancy as the selective breeding in fancy goldfish has made them much slower/blind/etc. compaired to their common counterparts. It may seem kind of silly to have only a tank of goldfish but believe me some of the most beautiful freshwater tanks i've seen kept just gorgeous fancy goldfish. I believe the yo-yo loach can be kept with them but really not a whole lot goes good with them.

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    I have a dedicated goldfish tank and its the most interesting to watch, they all have a really good personality and are always up to something.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    cant plecos be kept, and snails?

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    Snails are fine, i have a black mystery snail in with mine but i think plecos need warmer temperatures.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    Quote Originally Posted by labnjab
    I have a dedicated goldfish tank and its the most interesting to watch, they all have a really good personality and are always up to something.
    x2, I love my 75 gallon goldfish tank, it is so fun to sit infront of and watch all of the fish swim around.

    But I do have long bodies and round bodies in the same tank (one common, one commet, one oranda, one ryukin, and one pearscale) and they all get along fine, and there is no problems with them eating enough either. Trust me, a fancy goldfish can become a beast once the food hits the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graceluvsplatys
    cant plecos be kept, and snails?
    Snails can I would be cautious about a pleco with goldfish because i've seen some nasty horror stories where the pleco will feed on the goldfishs slime coat at night. They get really nasty infected sores.

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    Trust me, a fancy goldfish can become a beast once the food hits the water.
    Yeah they can, especially my Shubukin, If i put a few peas in, their gone before they hit the bottom. My larger black more swallows peas whole. I have a bare bottom tank and i never see any food on the bottom, they eat it all...lol

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    Another issue with mixing the two main types of goldfish is that I have had common seat the cap on ranchus and orandas. Commons are also so active usually that although they may seem fine, when the more active commons are removed the fancies tend to settle in and become more active. No need to mix them.

    I would not do any plecos. I had a ranchu lose an eye and another was torn up really badly on both sides of its body by a species generally considered 'safe'.

    There are other fish that are safe. Guppies, platies, white cloud mountain minnows, dojo loaches, adn others. The guppiers and platies may get a tad nippy (more likely the platy), but I have not had any issues at all with guppies.
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