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Goldies in a 20 Long
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2004.01.29(Thu)19:21    Post subject: Goldies in a 20 Long Reply with quote

Person I know wants to set up a goldie tank. Sweet, thinks I. This can't be a walk in any form of park, because we KNOW how goldies are treated.

Save this person wants just ONE goldie. "I've got a small tank," he admits. It's only a 20 gallons, long. He plans to toss in some java moss, maybe hornwort, and java fern. Duckweed for the goldie to eat. Smile

He was wondering, however, about adding some other kind of coldwater fish. Myself, not too sure about dojo loaches...or hillstream loaches, due to the special setups they require.

Could anything else go with this lone fantail (or black moor) goldfish?
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PostPosted: 2004.01.30(Fri)9:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

dojo's or white cloud mountain minnows would be OK.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.05(Thu)20:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigh. Apparently the tank is NOT a 20 gallons long. It's just a 20 gallons. Would dojo loaches, say, 2 of them, be okay in a 20 gallon tank?
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PostPosted: 2004.02.06(Fri)12:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'd probably prefer more room, but would be OK. In fact, I still think the goldies would be OK for several years.
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PostPosted: 2004.04.14(Wed)19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, the best tank mate for a goldie is a goldie. You could put 2 or 3 smaller goldies in there and they'd be happy. I have 3 goldies and a koi (soon travelling into my pond) in a 20 gallon and they've been living happily and healthily for almost 2 years.
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PostPosted: 2004.04.23(Fri)6:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately 2 yewars is not enough of a compareson when it comes to goldies who live 20+ years. That many goldies in a 20 gallon will only cause problems later since they are such huge wastemakers and grow to enormous perportions.
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