Another Fancy Goldfish Question

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Madison1017

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Hi guys,

I recently asked about if I could keep fancy goldfish in my 37 gallon tank eventually when my community fish in it pass away, but then I got to thinking. I have other tanks I could move my rasboras, otos, and ram into and they'd be just fine, my only obstacle would be my peppered corydoras. They're all 2-3 inches big so they really need the bigger tank, but since they prefer cooler water, I was wondering if they'd be okay in a tank with a pearlscale or ranchu goldfish if I kept the water at 70 or 72 degrees? I know goldfish sometimes eat smaller fish, but they're pretty big. Would they be okay/compatible?
 

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Goldfish at full size will try to eat the cories, but the catfish barbs will kill them, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
 
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LiterallyABetta said:
Goldfish at full size will try to eat the cories, but the catfish barbs will kill them, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
Even smaller types of goldfish like pearlscales that only get 6 inches or so? My biggest cory would be half it's size then
 

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Some have had great success with cories and the smaller fancies. If you do want to try, start with small goldies and watch diligently- more so once the goldies get larger.
 
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