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what fish are compatible with goldfish

Postby dominate2010 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:29 pm


I have finished cycling a 48ltr tank which we bough for my son as he wants a fancy fantail. Its been cycling it for 7 weeks and its all complete now :-):

Can anyone advise me what fish, if any, could be out in with a fantail please? The ones we've seen are very small (i know they dont stay that way) But it HAS to be a fantail im afraid...

I know that i can only house one in the tank as they grow large and have high waste, but i was thinking of maybe adding a snail? When i mentioned this at my aquatics store they said that i could also add 5 diano's but i think thats too i right?

Any advice would be appreciated as we've gone to all the bother of cycling a tank properly and dont want to mess it up now.

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Re: what fish are compatible with goldfish

Postby malakye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:30 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Well done on doing a fishless cycle it is so much better for your tank and fish.
You tank is roughly 10 gallon so you could have any of the fantail species. I would not advise adding danio, they need a lot of swimming space. If you get a small fantail (yes it will grow but get a small one to begin with) you could add a trio of white cloud mountain minnows, they are pretty little fish. You could have a snail if that is what you would prefer but it would be one or the other.
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Re: what fish are compatible with goldfish

Postby Graeme » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 pm

How about a Weather Loach or a Bristle Nose Plec?
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